If you are wondering what to do in Bali, I think there is nothing better than going on a tour with a local. The locals will give you more history and tell you more about the culture than someone who is just working for a tour company. There are many things to do with locals in Bali, so you can see all of the stunning things that Bali has to offer. Here are my suggestions.
What To Do In Bali: Bali Tours With Locals
1. See Ubud And The Monkey Forest
If you’re trying to figure out what to do in Bali, seeing the monkey forest with a local is something you definitely should do. Make sure the tour includes seeing a few temples in Ubud, too, and seeing some of the locally made wood carvings and jewelry.
2. Climb Mt. Batur For Sunrise
Mt. Batur can be very slippery in parts, so it’s definitely recommended to go with a guide. It is the second most sacred active volcano in Bali, so if you are looking for spiritual experiences in Bali, this is one you shouldn’t miss. If you go with a tour, they will usually cook you breakfast in the steam from the volcano, something you will definitely want after your two-hour trek up the volcano.
3. Visit The Bedulu Elephant Cave Temple
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Goa Gajah, the Bedulu Elephant Cave temple has an incredible Ganesha statue and many other artifacts which are a part of Balinese culture. There is also a small waterfall, and the area has amazing views and scenery.
4. Visit The Sacred Banjar Hot Springs
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