For those wishing to sweat it out on dry land, the following pages outline some of the most exciting land-based activities and sports on offer in Bali
BALI SAFARI AND MARINE PARK
Experience the riches of wildlife at Bali Safari & Marine Park with an exciting Safari Journey that takes you through the natural habitats of Indonesia, India and Africa. There is also cultural performance Bali Agung, which is a spectacular theatrical performance celebrating the traditions of the island’s unique Hindu heritage, and leisure facilities including Tsavo Lion Restaurant, Mara River Safari Lodge and a Water Park and Fun Zone. P: +62361 950000
NIGHT SAFARI AT BALI SAFARI & MARINE PARK
Satisfy your senses with the unforgettable experience of a night time adventure in the wilderness. A specially designed caged tram will take you on a journey through the African Savannah where you will get to see and hand feed animals at close range. This magical evening also includes a delicious all-you-can-eat BBQ at Nkuchiro Bar & Grill.
Tel. +62361 950 000 | www.balisafarimarinepark.com
It takes about 3-6 hours to climb Mt. Agung, Bali’s highest mountain (see Bali Road Map – *N5) and it takes a day (return trip) to reach the summit of Mt. Batukaru (see Bali Road Map – *I5). Guides are a must! For a more adventurous climb, try Mt. Rinjani in Lombok (ascent and descent – 3 days). Not advisable during the rainy season (Nov-March).
Cycling is a fantastic way to see Bali ‘off the beaten track’. Most pedal-pushers can find their own way around but there are also adventure companies offering guided excursions on bikes through mountain trails.
Golfers in Bali have a choice of 4 world-class golf courses. On Bali’s South West coast, close to the famous temple of Tanah Lot, is the spectacular Nirwana Bali Golf Club, voted as Asia’s top golf venue. In Nusa Dua, you can tee off at the Bali Golf and Country Club. The Grand Bali Beach in Sanur offers a 9-hole golf course, whereas the award-winning Handara Golf Resort Bali, located at the beautiful and cool Bedugul countryside in Bali’s central lake district is a spectacular 18-hole golf resort and nature retreat that’s perfect for families. Don’t forget to try your swing at the beautiful New Kuta Golf, voted as Indonesia’s leading golf resort 2010-2011.
MASON ELEPHANT PARK AND LODGE
Bali’s only dedicated elephant rescue reserve, the Mason Elephant Park & Lodge is home to 31 rescued and endangered Sumatran elephants, 4 of which were born here. The park provides guests with the opportunity to interact and learn about these gentle giants while giving the elephants a comfortable and safe environment. Set in 3.5 hectares, the park has been carefully landscaped to mimic as much as possible the original environment of the elephants’ previous home in Sumatra. The location in central Bali was also chosen for its cooler climate and more tropical location. Bathe the elephants, feed them, go on an elephant safari and take pictures with them. You could also stay at the Elephant Park & Lodge for an experience you’ll never forget. T: +62361 721 480 W:www.masonadventures.com
OFF ROAD TOURS
Get off the beaten track and discover the natural beauty of Bali with Bali Quad & Bali Buggy tours. Great fun for the whole family! The central part of Bali offer adventurous journeys awaiting to be explored. You may also try and land cruise tour with big four-wheeled jeep to marvel the wonderful rice field terraces of Jatiluwih or wildlife watching at the West Bali National Park.
As it is easy getting lost while trekking in Bali (parts of the jungle can look identical and paths often lead to nowhere), using a guide is advisable.
This adventure tour service specializes on Mt. Batur & Mt. Agung Sunrise Trekking, guiding you to witness the sunrise from the very top. It will be once in a lifetime experience to see the wonder of sunrise from the top of Bali’s active volcanoes: Mt. Batur (1,717 m), Mt. Abang (2, 153 m) or the highest volcano in Bali, Mt. Agung (3, 142 m). The early morning trekking is invigorating, and Pineh Trekking will assist you from pick up and transfer service, breakfast, licensed trekking guide, water supply to entrance ticket to the sites. The price starts from IDR 450,000 per person. For detail of itinerary, please contact Pineh Trekking at +62 366 51 378 | mobile: +62 81 338 459 739, +62 87 861 220 932 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Paintball has many different game formats – though typically a group of players will divide into two teams to play “capture the flag.” The number of players on each team can vary from one or two, five or seven or ten or even up to a 100 players. Games run from 20 to 45 minutes.
Get ready to embark on a journey into the jungle to experience Bali’s first and only purpose-built ATV track with Mason Jungle Buggies. This thrilling course, spanning 5km over each lap, was crafted with the hardiest adventure seekers in mind to provide an exciting and intense driving experience like no other on the island with the single-seater ACE model and the two-seater RZR model that comes with a powerful 570cc engine. Visit www.masonadventures.com to find out more.
There are many gyms available on the island, within the better hotels, resorts and even villas as well as freestanding with daily, weekly and monthly passes. SOHAM Wellness Centre is four storeys dedicated to fitness, health and well-being with the most up-to-date spa, gym and fitness options available. There are state-of-the-art fitness facilities inclusive of cardio and equipment for strength and functional training, an outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool, steam rooms and Jacuzzi facilities. Yoga and Hot Yoga, one-on-one training sessions and nationally certified world-class trainers are available upon requests for classes encompassing cycling, boxing, and pilates as well as other inventive and total body workouts T: +62 361 474 1616 W: sohamwellnesscenter.com