Bath an elephant. Get pick-pocketed by a monkey. And fry an egg in an active volcano. These are the most unique “pics-or-it-didn’t-happen” Bali jungle experiences you have to try at least once on the island.
Whizz above the jungle tree canopy, swim in a secret rainforest pool, find inner peace with ancient Balinese rituals, or quad bike your way through the forest. There’s so much more to Bali than beaches and cocktails. And we’ve selected 10 ultra-unique Bali jungle experiences you have to see to believe.
Oh and the best part; almost all of these Bali jungle experiences include collection and drop off at your hotel or private Bali jungle villa with a pool at Bali Palms, so you don’t have to stress about finding your own way there.
10 Most Unique Bali Jungle Experiences
1. Take a Bath With An Elephant
Hose, and scrub them, swim with them, ride bareback and fall in love with the gentle giants at Bali’s only dedicated elephant rescue facility. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Oh, and the breakfast and lunch buffets are not too shabby either. The 4-hectare Mason Elephant Park was created in response to the devastating situation in Sumatra where rampant deforestation and poaching has dwindled the native elephant population.
Phone: +62 361 8988888 | Email: [email protected]
2. Fry An Egg In An Active Volcano
How do you like your eggs? How about cooked over the steam of an active volcano? Have them scrambled or sunny side up on the summit of Bali’s volcanic and sacred Mount Batur. And you’ll have built up a very healthy appetite after trekking since 3am, but the sunrise, from your literally heavenly position above the clouds, makes it all worth it. And, if you’re lucky, you may see monkeys on the way down.
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3. Meet A Tiger In The Dark
How would you like to meet magnificent, huge Sumatran tigers after dark on a night safari like no other? And by day, don’t miss out on seeing the rare Sumatran and Javan rhinos, they’re cuter and smaller than their African relations, the black and white rhino. And there’s an orangutan! That’s just for starters, there are over 100 animal species at Bali Safari and Marine Park. Go wild.
Phone: +62 361 950000
4. Get Hooked on Bali Swinging
Whizz over the Bali jungle canopy, soar over a waterfall or get a birds eye view from your own giant dangling nest. This is adrenalin-junkie heaven – it’s an entire park filled with swings of all heights and shapes. Pick your fix from 10m to 78m off the ground. Influencer alert: This is the ultimate Bali jungle holiday experience for Instagrammers. Find out more about Bali Swing.
Bali Swing Address: Jl. Dewi Saraswati, 80352 Bongkasa Pertiwi, Kapubaten Bandung, Bali (Banjar Tegal Kuning), Bali, Indonesia | Opening Hours: 8AM-5PM | Telephone: +62 878 8828 8832.
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5. Blaze Your Own Trails Through The Forest
Up and down the hills, through the jungle, even into a cave through the jaws of a giant gorilla face! It’s muddy, it’s fast and it’s fun. This is quad biking Bali style and you’re bound to be back for more.
Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia | Hours: Open 24 hours | Phone: +62 857-3746-3970
6. Channel Your Inner Tarzan
Skim over the jungle canopy on a zip line, you can choose a bicycle, then soar between coconut palms on a swing. And then, own that inner extreme adventurer, and rappel down to the Bali forest floor. Yes! Now leap into a secluded crystal pool and feel the magic. Now that’s a Bali jungle experience.
Phone: +62 811 398469
7. Go Motorcross Through The Jungle
Discover the “real” Bali few tourists ever get to see. Tabanan is off the beaten track and offers a Bali Jungle experience like no other. Think waterfalls, rain forests, jungle, rivers and large rocks, as well as access to villages which are usually restricted to tourists. See it all from your 150cc or 250cc up, and the best part – it’s perfect for Motorcross beginners and experts alike. If you have the skill, you could enjoy pure controlled drifting reaching 150 kph.
The Tabanan Jungle adventure is available as a half-day and as a full-day option.
Tel: Bali +6287855956801.
8. Cleanse Your Soul With A Jungle Smudging
Have your aura cleansed with jungle smudging, meditation and a trek to an ancient temple along hidden trails and through the lush jungle of Bali Aga Village. Immerse yourself in a holy spring in a sacred ritual known as Melukat. Emerge feeling peaceful, happier and more present.
Contact Bali Palms to book your experience
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9. Go Ape: Get Pick-Pocketed By A Monkey
There’s a Hindu belief that Balinese long-tailed Macaques could be reincarnated humans. On the brink of entering or maybe just leaving the ranks of humans. Locals believe it’s important that a spiritual presence exists among the Macaques, hence the presence of monkey temples in Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. But the Asian Long-tail Macaques are not that fussed about manners or morals. They’ll only approach you if you have food and might even snatch a bag of snacks from your bag. Pick pocketing is also a popular monkey business, particularly if a shrewd macaque spots you trying to hide food in your pockets. It’s not because they’re hungry, they get fruit, sweet potato and other veggies three times a day. You can also buy bananas in the sanctuary if you want to feed them (apparently some are a little tubby).
Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia | Phone: +62 361 971304
10. Step Out Of Your Villa Onto Your Own Motorised Jungle Scooter
Wander around a forest with monkeys and bats, eyeball King Cobras and Komodo Dragons, or maybe you prefer butterflies? Get a shopping fix at a night market – great food, clothes and souvenirs. Head to a beach, a waterfall or the unforgettable Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You can do it all in your own time and plot your unique Bali jungle experience by car or bike when you stay at Bali Palms.
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BONUS: How much is a private jungle villa in Bali?
If you’re looking at a stay at Bali Palms, you can expect to pay somewhere between $50 to $80 per night (depending on how and where you book). Which is way cheaper than most popular hotel rooms – average $100-plus per night.
But here’s a tip: If you book directly with us, you get the lowest possible price for your Bali Palms stay – that’s your own luxury Bali jungle villa with a pool and our chef.
We can also help you book and organize any of the above, or other, unique Bali jungle experiences. So, feel free to contact Bali Palms for any Bali holiday queries.
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Note: Bali Palms is fully compliant with Covid 19 safety protocols. And that means that you can book your villa when legislation allows it. When travel is not allowed, you won’t be able to book, will be notified and even refunded.