10 Best Budget Tours in Bali

Cheap Tours in Bali for Budget Travellers

These popular budget tours in Bali let you have fun while on holiday, all at rates that won’t break the bank. We’ve gathered the most attractive tours and activities we have in store which, while bearing the lowest prices, still allow you to see the island’s natural beauty and ancient temples from up close, whether on excursions over its volcanic highlands or having some splashing fun time out down on the coastline.

Cheap and popular, among this selection are tours that are perfect for budget travellers who are looking to experience the main highlights of Bali. There are short and simple activities that will please the kids, such as circus workshops where they can pick up some magic tricks, as well as thrilling water sport packages that are perfect for adrenaline junkies. You can even choose to learn about traditional Balinese spices and cuisine through a cooking class, which includes an eye-opening trip to a bustling morning market. Whatever your preference, these great value Bali tours are worth checking out.

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Circus Workshop

Kuta: 1 hour

Please the kids with this fun but very affordable time out in Kuta (also great for adults!). It’s perhaps the one and only circus workshop of its kind on the island, which gives you a chance to enjoy a gentle exercise while picking up some great skills to impress your friends. The workshop is located within the grounds of the Bali Dynasty Resort, and teaches you the correct techniques for juggling and handling diabolos, spinning plates and devil sticks, all under the guidance of experienced instructors. Read More...

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Ultimate Water Sports Package

Tanjung Benoa: 15 minutes

This one’s for the adrenaline junkies! Hit the popular water sport playground of Tanjung Benoa and get wet and wild with a choice of activities, ranging from jet skiing and banana boating, to taking to the skies on a parasailing adventure. With a qualified instructor on hand to help you, you're sure to feel safe and comfortable floating high above stunning stretches of sand and the sparkling ocean. Don’t forget to take your ultimate Bali selfie while up there! Read More...

Take out the hassle and fuss of navigating the island’s shopping centres for the best bargains with this half-day shopping tour, which guides you through markets and shops with their array of sculptures, fine textiles and intriguing local artworks. You can check out antiques and look for one-of-a-kind souvenirs, or shop at modern malls for fantastic fashion. Choices for the shopping journey includes the cultural heartland of Ubud, the boutique shopping district of Seminyak and the duty free shops of Kuta. Read More...

This tour package takes you to Bali’s central highlands, with highlight stops that include several significant temples, such as Taman Ayun, Ulun Danu Beratan and Tanah Lot. Admire the ornate sculptures surrounding these centuries-old structures, listen to stories about water goddesses from your experienced guide, and take advantage of photo opportunities near dramatic wave-warped rock formations. Along the way, you’ll also visit a coffee plantation where you can sip hot mugs of super-fresh steaming java. Read More...

For foodies, particularly those who want to know more about what goes into Balinese cooking, this class is a half-day delight that offers deeper insights into traditional local dishes. Starting out early, you’re picked up at your hotel for a tour of a morning market, from where you and your guide will select fresh herbs and spices, crisp vegetables and choice cuts of meat for the class. The actual instruction takes place at the Kelabang Moding village in central Bali, which is also home to ancient temples and rural Balinese life and culture at large. Read More...

This tour provides you bang for your buck, as it takes you on a day out to see the spectacular views of Mount Batur and the Kintamani highlands. Learn about the island and its people with stories from your knowledgeable guide as you find temples, handicrafts and grand volcanic vistas. Enjoy the rural countryside for some magnificent views across the rice terraces of Tegalallang and Tampaksiring, home of the holy springs and purification temple of Tirta Empul. On your return trip, stop at the Ubud Monkey Forest and check out the local market before arriving back at your hotel. Read More...

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Pod Chocolate Factory Tour

Central Bali: 5 hours

Satisfy your sweet tooth as you follow the chocolate-making process from tree to treat on this intriguing tour inside Pod Chocolate. Enjoy rich sips of dark chocolate beverages, watch artisans make a wide variety of chocolate goodies and get the chance to craft your own chocolate elephant. On the factory floor, watch skilled staff break down raw cacao into cocoa nibs and get the chance to try each ingredient at various stages in production. Find out how sweet bars of chocolate are poured and uncover other tasty treats infused with chocolate bits and pieces. Read More...

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Telaga Waja River Rafting

East Bali: 8 hours

Don a life jacket and grab a paddle, strap on a helmet and hop in your inflatable to push off from the bank and drift into the exhilarating currents. Your exciting afternoon here takes you along Class III and Class IV rapids, shooting over waterfalls, and spinning through lazy sections of calmer water. At the end of your trip, paddle to shore and grab a quick shower while your guide helps put the finishing touches on a savoury buffet lunch of Indonesian specialties. After you clean up and dry off, tuck into this tasty spread and relax by the water before you catch a lift back to your hotel Read More...

Emerald steppes cascading down rural hillsides, the rice terraces of Bali are one of the island's most iconic sights. Set out to discover the ins and outs of traditional local agriculture as you wander through fields, cross bamboo bridges and study the unique and ancient Balinese irrigation system called ‘subak’. Meet your guide in Kerobokan and set off into the countryside, headed in the direction of the verdant farmland beyond the beaten tourist track. Your guide describes how the island's rice terraces were first planted by Hindu priests back in the 9th century, and how their serene appearance changes with the seasons. Read More...

Embark on an all-encompassing excursion around some of Bali's most famous sites as you scope out intricate handicrafts, visit sacred temple sites, and explore Indonesian cuisine. Sip specialty coffee and ginger tea, visit a forest full of monkeys and catch glimpses of Mount Batur's rugged slopes. Admire Batik weaving in Batubulan, check out intricate silver jewellery in neighbouring Celuk, browse ornate wooden sculptures in Mas, then uncover the meticulous detail in the traditional paintings of Batuan. Temple stops include the Batuan and Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temples, before enjoying a scenic lunch stop in the Kintamani highlands. Read More...

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