There is always more to a place than we read in the magazines and papers, Bali is one such place. When we bunked our daily monotony and packed our bags for the flight, we had an expression of Bali as just another island. We would later be blown in our face by nature for quoting this expression, was not known to us.
The island packed jungle archipelago spreading across 3000-4000 miles from east to west is a pure amazement. Apart from all the natural scenic beauty and luxury of the villas or the resorts here, we would emphasize more on the activities part. The place serves as an outdoor activity stage for active and adventurous travellers. Here are our notes from the place.
Go Kayaking: Not a common water sport but Bali will offer you kayaking pleasure. Paddling is the favorite sport of Indonesia so negotiating around the forest-clad banks of the holy mountain lake on the smooth Balinese water, kayaking will fill you with adventure and nature’s beauty. You can kayak in the Danau Lake or along Sanur’s beachy coastline but one thing for sure is that you will gain a whole new experience.
Snorkelling: Indonesia is considered as one of the best places for exploring the tropical waters equipped only with snorkel, masks and swim fins. One of the most famous searches is Tulamben in eastern Bali in which the famous wreck of WWII are present. Another famous wreck is the US Navy Cargo ship which is just 50m off the coast.
Diving: Another famous adventure sports, diving in the warm tropical waters where multiple varieties of seascapes are present, Bali is undoubtedly the diving capital of the world. The famous manta rays and most importantly the sunfish are not be missed. We voted for the Bali’s Nusa Penida and got the experience we desired for. Our next stop was to explore the expansive reefs of Papua’s Raja Ampat Islands.
Trekking: Indonesia has a vast diversity of landscapes and cultures which are why everyone is intrigued to be at the place. Go through the jungle, trek your way into the deep corners or ascent towards the beautiful volcanic peaks, and fun will form a whole new meaning for itself.
Surfing: As tourists, our first drug to hunt on an island is surfing. Indonesia is a hotspot for surfers and even beginners can do surfing and try out their inbuilt skills. Speaking about these surfing schools, southern part of Bali is full of them. The great island of Sumatra serves as the host to lot of surfing activities.
Wildlife Watching: The biggest reptile is present in Bali. Lot of iconic animals which includes the Sumatran rhinoceros and orangutans can be discovered in Bali. We made our excitements take us to the Komodo National Park which is known for its diverse fauna of remote Papua. The birds are colorful and beautiful in Bali, so make sure you have full battery in your DSLR.
This was our note of adventure sports in Bali but if you feel that there is more which we can add then please feel free to write back to us. Till then stay put!