Here’s the explorer’s travel guide to Bali, gathering all you need to know for fun and adventure on the island. From the remote and often rugged east, to the central heartlands where sweeping mountain vistas and immersive outdoor activities await you, there are plenty of lesser-travelled trails to try out in Bali. It’s easy to escape the crowds of Bali’s main southern resorts, and venture out to experience the lesser seen and more local Bali.
You don’t necessarily have to set up a tent and live in the jungle like a hard-core hiker to enjoy Bali’s outdoors. Most of these out-of-the-way areas feature jungle and highland resorts where you can stay close to nature, or eco-retreats and valley hideaways that put you seemingly in the middle of nowhere. Raft mountain rapids, discover hidden waterfalls, and hop islands to escape the Bali mainland, or dare yourself to some ‘haunted sites’. This explorer’s travel guide to Bali will show you where and how.