10 Unique Adventure Activities for Solo Women Travellers in Bali
Even though Bali is a small island, it has got so many things to explore here. From very basic activities to adrenaline-pumping adventure activities, there is something for each of your liking.
An added advantage to trying out all these adventure activities is the low budget! Since Bali is one of the most budget-friendly travel destinations in the world, you can have a great time on the island without having to burn a hole in your pocket.
In this blog, I will take you through some of the unique adventure activities for female solo travellers in Bali. So let’s get started!
1. Explore Bali from a Different Perspective
Bali Swing is one of my favourite adventure activities to do in Bali. Although not so adventurous as compared to the other activities that you will read below, it is definitely one of the most beautiful ones for sure!
If you want to witness the beauty of Bali from a different perspective, then the Bali Swing is just the right activity for you. The height of the Bali swing ranges from 10 metres to 78 metres, and you can choose the height that works the best for you.
While you witness the beautiful island from up above the sky, it is also a very Instagram-worthy spot. You can up your social media game by clicking aesthetic pictures here.
The Bali Swing remains open every month of the year. However, I would suggest the best time to explore the swing is anywhere between April and September.
Price: Approximately 487221.93 Indonesian Rupiah
2. Go parasailing
A very popular water sport among locals and tourists alike, parasailing should definitely be on your list of adventure activities to do in Bali.
You can say that parasailing is another version of witnessing the beauty of Bali from a different perspective. Here, you will be soaking in the stunning views of the coastal regions in Bali. And, you will be doing all of this from 95 metres above the ground!
And if you have never done parasailing before, don’t worry because the professionals will guide you on how to start and finish the activity safely. Once the professionals explain everything to you, you will be tied to a harness that is attached to a parasail canopy. It will be further attached to a speed boat with a rope. As you walk slowly, the boat will speed up, which will take you high up in the sky! To descend down, the boat driver will decrease the speed of the boat, which will bring you back to the coastal area.
Price: Approximately 335208.69 Indonesian Rupiah
3. Ride the Glass Bottom Boat
A ride on the glass bottom boat is perfect for you if you want to have a relaxed day while enjoying the marine life in the Bali sea. The boats are built with glass at their bottoms, allowing the visitors to witness the magical marine life! Along with this, you can even feed the fishes from inside the boat. This is possible through the glass bottom itself. If you are lucky, you might even spot a turtle or two!
This adventure activity is the ideal choice if you want to take the day easy and also not waste the day by staying in your hotel room. You can also go for this activity if you end up getting your period on your solo trip and want to take your first or second day slow.
I would recommend Tanjung Benoa Nusa Dua for this activity. But you can go for this activity in Batu Belah in eastern Bali as well.
Price: Approximately 202684.32 Indonesian Rupiah
4. Explore Bali in an Eco-Friendly Way
Cycling is one of my favourite timepass activities in Bali. One reason behind it is that cycling is quite eco-friendly, and another reason is that it is fun! Bali offers several cycling tours for you to explore its outer terrains.
One of their cycling tours that I opted for was seven hours long, and I cycled for about 30 kilometres on the Kintamani village streets. While the village is extremely beautiful, the gorgeous views of the crystalline Lake Batur took my breath away! On my way to the village, I also came across the beautiful views of the rice fields, which are one of the top tourist attractions of Bali. To make the cycling experience even better, the mouthwatering authentic cuisine that I had for breakfast and lunch during quick breaks was just amazing!
5. Explore White Water Rafting on the Ayung River
Here is a fun fact, did you know that rafting gained popularity in Bali only after it was featured in one of the famous Hollywood movies ‘Eat, Pray, Love’? Well, you can say that the movie really did make Bali visible to the rest of the world, and since its release, many tourists from all around the world have travelled to the island to witness its beauty.
Although white water rafting is not really an adventure activity that you can do alone, it is equally fun. As is with any other form of rafting, here also, you will be doing it with a group of people. And I also think it is an interesting way of meeting new people in a foreign destination.
When I visited Bali on my first ever solo trip, I was very scared to try out white water rafting. And to top it off, the introvert in me was nervous about being doing it with a group of people I did not know. But I shoved my fears and nervousness aside and went ahead with the rafting. And honestly, the people I met while doing this adventure activity actually turned out to be very friendly and helpful! It was a group of travellers from Germany, and I could not have asked for a better group of people.
While you raft your way in the river, you will also see the rainforests, waterfalls, and rice fields on the way. And trust me, words can’t really explain the beauty!
Price: Approximately 389777.54 Indonesian Rupiah
6. Hike near an ocean to find a hidden treasure
Not many people know about this, but Peguyangan is a series of small cascading spring falls along the narrow edges. These spring falls constitute natural pools that eventually meet the ocean. The real adventure here is definitely the part where you hike on the rocky edges to find the spring falls.
While you go hiking, it is important that you wear appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. And by comfortable, I do not mean that you go for the hike in your cute sneakers. A good pair of hiking shoes with a good grip to let you cross the rocky edges smoothly is a must! And when it comes to clothing, I would recommend you stick to wearing cargo shorts or pants and a t-shirt.
If you love photography, then the view, after all the hiking, will definitely be worth it. You can click as many pictures as you want of the beautiful spring falls.
Price: Free of cost
7. Indulge in Stand Up Paddling
Sounds kind of funny, right? Well, try it out to see how much fun it is. Stand-up paddling is similar to that of surfing, but with a little twist – you get a paddle for support and to navigate your way into the water.
Although it may seem a little difficult at first, a bit of practice can make you confident enough to try out this activity.
During my solo trip to Bali, stand-up paddling had me curious since the beginning. I had not seen or even heard about it. So I took out a day from my itinerary and decided to try out stand-up paddling. The instructors were very helpful and explained everything in detail to make the best of this adventure activity. And I would be lying if I said this was not one of the highlights of my solo trip.
I would highly recommend you try it out on your Bali trip as stand-up paddling is quite unique, and it is a great one for solo travellers as well.
Price: Approximately 272844.28 Indonesian Rupiah
8. Try out Canyon Tubing
Another adventure activity perfect for female solo travellers, canyon tubing, should definitely be on your Bali checklist! All you require to do this activity is to wear a life vest and a helmet. And you are all set to enjoy the scenic views of the beautiful rainforests while riding down a small stream of water. If you are lucky, you can even spot a few exotic animals and birds in the rainforests.
If you do decide to try out canyon tubing in Payangan, you will be riding down the steady currents of the stream of water at a speed of 40 kilometres per hour.
Usually, you will be accompanied by a professional on your ride down the water stream on your canyon tube. You can ask him/her everything you want to know about the nearby areas and their histories. This, in turn, can turn out to be a great way to know the history of one of the popular regions in Bali, Payangan.
Price: Approximately 650,000 Indonesian Rupiah
9. Jumping off a cliff into the cold waters
If you are looking to have a nerve-wrenching experience in Bali, then this one is for you! This adventure activity will give you some serious rights to brag about it to your family and friends back home.
The jump from the cliff into the blue lagoon will be at the height of 13 metres high platform. However, if you are scared of heights, you can try it from the 5 metres high platform too.
The most famous point for cliff jumping is the Mahana Point in Nusa Penida. Although it is open for cliff jumping throughout the year, the best time to go for the activity is during April and May. It is because these are the hotter months of the year in Bali, and an activity like this will give you a sense of refreshment!
During my visit to Bali, cliff jumping was something that I was too scared to try. But I wanted to let go of my fears on this trip and push myself out of my comfort zone just a little bit and try out different things. And oh boy, the adrenaline rush after jumping off that cliff! It is definitely something that you must try out at least once in your life.
Even better, after the jump and spending some time relaxing in the blue lagoon, you can grab a drink at the bar nearby. And you can click some stunning pictures during the sunset in the evening!
Price: Approximately 389777.54 Indonesian Rupiah
10. Indulge in a thrilling experience of Cave Diving
Bali is known for its beautiful beaches, cliffs, and caves. And is your visit to Bali even complete without exploring these three things at least once?
And if you are always intrigued by caves like me, you can try out cave diving too. This adventure activity lets you explore the best of both worlds – the beautiful cave and marine life of Bali. Also, if you go deep enough into the cave (which is not advisable without a professional guide), you can even explore some of its secluded parts. Trust me, it is worth your time and money spent doing this activity. Because how often do you get to explore a cave underwater, right?
Price: Approximately 974443.86 Indonesian Rupiah
So, which is your favourite adventure activity to try out in Bali?
This concludes this blog. I hope you found it useful for when you plan your next or your first solo trip to Bali. Having travelled to Bali a couple of times myself, I can assure you that you are going to have a great time and will definitely bring back home a ton of memories!
Do let me know of your unique experiences from Bali in the comments section below. Happy travelling!
An introverted blogger who is looking to make unforgettable solo travel memories with one short life.