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6 Best Things To Do In East Bali

Most tourists visiting Bali head to the south of the country. Therefore, east Bali is still very much undiscovered and should not be overlooked when planning your trip.

In fact, it’s home to some of Bali’s most iconic landmarks including temples, water palaces, canyons, viewpoints and more. Perfect for experiencing the culture and nature of this beautiful island.

So here’s a guide to things to do in East Bali.

1. Pura Lempuyang Temple

Top of the things to do in East Bali tour for a reason!

Pura Lempuyang Temple is a Balinese Hindu temple located in the slope of Mount Lempuyang, 600 metres above sea level.

Known on the island as one of the most highly regarded temples in Bali, it has become more popular in recent years amongst tourists as a Bali Instagram spot.

The Bali gateway to heaven is quite far from a lot of other typical holiday destinations in Bali.

Although that doesn’t stop people flocking out East to witness the view amongst the clouds and capture some beautiful photos.

Most choose to tie in a couple of eastern activities by booking a Mother Temple of Bali and Lempuyang’s Gates of Heaven Tour that ticks off Besakih Temple, Pura Lempuyang Temple and Tirta Gangga all in one day.

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Pura Lempuyang Temple is located far out in East Bali

2. Tirta Gangga Water Palace

Another spot made even more popular by social media, Tirta Gangga Water Palace has always been a tourist destination to those visiting the island.

The name Tirta Gangga literally means ‘water from the Ganges’. Hence Tirta Gangga Water Palace is a maze of pools and fountains. Surrounded by beautifully kept gardens and many stone carvings and statues.

It’s not a huge complex and you won’t want to spend hours there but it is a nice spot to take a walk and cool off in the local pool if you fancy it.

You can also feed the fish within the grounds and capture a memorable photo at Tirta Gangga to end your visit.

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The famous Tirta Gangga Water Palace in East Bali

3. Bukit Cinta

Bukit Cinta, also known as the Mount Agung viewpoint, is one of the most epic spots to watch sunrise on the island!

It’s a pretty straight forward journey, but you’ll have to get up early. We arrived at Bukit Cinta a little after 6.15am just in time to catch the sun waking up and sending rays of light onto the peak of the mountain.

Mount Agung stands at 3031 metres tall, making it the highest point in Bali. And although we were standing miles away from it, the sheer size of it was still daunting.

There’s not much more to say about the location or the Mount Agung sunrise viewpoint, it’s pretty self explanatory. We’ll let the photos do the talking.

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Bukit Cinta is one of our favourite sunrise spots on the island

4. Hidden Canyon

The Hidden Canyon in Bali is no joke when it comes to climbing, jumping and clambering.

With chest high water from the get go, be prepared to get wet and for your feet to go through the trenches on this adventure.

If you book a Hidden Canyon Tour, a local guide will advise you on where to walk, stand and hold on to.

Although please be careful as there are a lot of rocks in the water and it can get very slipper. He will also carry a dry bag for phones and cameras if you wish to take them with you.

The trek takes 1-2 hours depending on speed and we recommend taking some wet shoes with you if you have some.

An additional spot for adventurers to add to their things to do in East Bali tour.

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The Hidden Canyon is certainly a unique spot

5. Blue Lagoon Beach

The Blue Lagoon Beach is known for being a great spot for snorkelling and diving. Plus it’s rarely crowded day to day!

A few metres out from shore there are beautiful coral reef and tropical fish that will swim around your feet. So if you’re heading out East definitely pack a snorkel. Otherwise all equipment is rentable from the locals.

If you’re looking for an easy ride and a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle then Blue Lagoon Beach is perfect to add to your things to do in East Bali tour.

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Exploring the Blue Lagoon is a great thing to do out East

6. Stay At Hideout Bali

Hideout Bali is the original and most incredible bamboo treehouse in Bali.

Set up as a picture perfect destination, these wild bamboo Airbnb accommodations are the most sought after on the island.

Each with it’s own individual style, Hideout Bali, Hideout Lightroom and Hideout Beehive are ridiculously cool.

All of the bamboo houses are situated alongside a beautiful river and amongst typical Balinese rice fields.

So if you’re looking to get off the grid for a few days and experience authentic Balinese life then Hideout is your place!

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Hideout Bali – The ultimate place of relaxation in East Bali

Where To Stay In Amed

Luxury

The Griya Villas and Spa

Set amidst lush tropical gardens, The Griya Villas and Spa is a 2-minute drive from Lipah Bay Beach in Amed.

It offers villas with a private swimming pool overlooking the sea, a fitness centre and spa. Free Wi-Fi and parking are also available.

Spacious air-conditioned villas feature modern Balinese architecture and furnishings. They come with a large living area with sofa, flat-screen TV with DVD player and a dining area.

The fully equipped kitchen offers cooking facilities, a microwave, kettle and refrigerator. The villas open out directly to the pool deck.

Mid-Budget

Blue Moon Villas Resort

Located above Selang Beach, on the picturesque coastline of Amed, Blue Moon Villas Resort features 4 swimming pools, 4 sun terraces and great views of the ocean.

Free WiFi is accessible throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

The restaurant serves local and international delicacies and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar.

Rooms at Blue Moon Villas Resort come with air conditioning, a safety deposit box, and mosquito nets. Guests are also provided with a kettle and a fridge.

Each room comes with a terrace or a balcony and an en suite bathroom.

Budget

Bali Yogi

Bali Yogi has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a garden and bar in Amed.

This 3-star guest house offers room service and ticket service.

The air-conditioned rooms provide a garden view and come with a desk and free WiFi.

All rooms at the guest house come with a seating area. At Bali Yogi, the rooms include a private bathroom with a shower.

A continental breakfast is available each morning at the accommodation.

For more places to stay in Amed, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

They search websites and airlines around the globe to find you the best possible routes and prices.

Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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