TOP 5 Best trips you can take from Bali
27 March 2020
You’re in Bali and are looking for a full Indonesian experience. Indonesia is rich in landscapes, culture, people, and nature, and you should explore more of it. There’s no denying that Bali itself is a fantastic place to visit with its rice fields, ancient temples, and culture, lush jungles, and beaches. But it isn’t even close to being the only beautiful destination in Indonesia.
If you are staying in Bali for a longer time, check out other beautiful Indonesian islands that are often overlooked, yet super close. Some can quickly be done on your own, and we highly encourage it, while for others, it’s better to join a tour. This can save you an enormous amount of time, confusion, and even money. These are some of the best weekend trips that you can take from Bali:
1. Nusa islands
Three small islands just southeast of Bali, well known for their sandy beaches and spectacular landscapes. If you’ve only got a few days, spend all on Nusa Penida. If you’ve got a week, also visit Nusa Lembongan for better hotels and rest. Nusa Penida is also the largest of all three. If you’re looking for stunning sea views, visit Broken Beach, Angel’s Billabong, Crystal Bay, or the famous sky-high viewpoint above Kelingking Beach. Can’t resist those turquoise waters? Take your underwater experiences to the next level by diving through an underwater temple at Temple Point.
2. Gili islands
The Gili Islands are also made up of 3 islands: Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air. They are well known for their breathtaking beaches, turquoise waters, and beautiful sunsets. The Gilis are ideal places to go if you’re on a mission to escape Bali’s crowds for the weekend. There are no cars on the island, only electric scooters and bicycles can be used for transportation. And please don’t use those tired donkeys and horses.
3. Lombok Island
Bali’s big eastern neighbor is Lombok. While you won’t be able to experience all of Lombok on the weekend, you’ll taste the island. Lombok is less touristy than Bali and is the perfect place for nature lovers yet is not entirely comparable to its neighbor due to the different cultures and religions. You can find untouched beaches, such as Mawun and Tanjung Aan, with lots of opportunities to surf in the south, and jungle waterfalls, such as Air Terjun Benang Kelambu and Tiu Kelep, in the north. One of the islands most popular attractions is a multi-day hike up Mount Rinjani, Indonesia’s second-tallest volcano.
4. Komodo national park
Komodo national park offers one of the world’s best diving destinations due to the richness of animal species underwater. Take a 2-day boat trip and visit Padar, Komodo, Island, Rinca, and some other smaller » the Maldives like« islands that the tour will take you to. Hike Komodo island with a guide and meet Komodo’s animals on lands such as Komodo dragons, flying foxes, and wild pigs. When you feel refreshing, there is the famous Pink beach, which we recommend to stop at.
5. East Java
Just west of Bali, you’ll find the more densely populated province of East Java. Its area is also full of natural, historical, and cultural wonders. Popular attractions include hiking up Mount Bromo that is an archipelago of volcanos and one of the most beautiful sights, catching sight of blue flames in the Kawah Ijen Crater, and visiting some of the province’s seriously gorgeous waterfalls (check out: Madakaripura, Tumpak Sewu, and Coban Pelangi). Visiting volcanos should be done on tour with guides as it’s dangerous and you need specific equipment. Tour with Indotravelteam. They will take you directly from Bali and offer different kinds of arrangements.