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11 Unique Things to Do in Bali | 6 Days, 5 Nights Itinerary

July 16, 2023

After our @agust D-Day Concert experience, we flew to Bali from Jakarta for our extended vacation.

My previous travels to Bali were arranged, the first one was an invitation by the Tourism Ministry of Indonesia, and the second as part of my incentive. This time around, we did a DIY Bali Trip where we had more time to relax while enjoying different activities around Kuta, Bali.

Motel Mexicola Bali Outfit Ruth dela Cruz

6 Days | 5 Nights Bali Itinerary

It was a very comfortable/relaxed trip, and we usually go out around lunchtime. We didnโ€™t want to pack our days with early call times, and we give our time to do other things during this trip.

Day 1: Flight from Jakarta, check-in the hotel, late lunch and dinner

Day 2: Motel Mexicola, Sea Circus and just around the hotel area

Day 3: Full-Day Tour (we booked our tour via the local travel agency)

Day 4: Chill Day at the hotel/pool area, Bali Beach Sunset

Day 5: Late Lunch at Warung Mura, Nyaman Gallery, and Beachwalk Shopping Center

Unique Things to Do in Bali

1.Visit ๐“๐ž๐ง๐ ๐š๐ง๐š๐ง ๐ƒ๐š๐ฎ๐ก ๐“๐ฎ๐ค๐š๐ย โ€“ known as the oldest village in Bali. During our visit, we chanced upon women preparing food & offerings for the Full Moon Ceremony. Then we headed to our tour guideโ€™s home โ€“ a beautiful traditional Balinese house where guests can buy woven scarves made by his wife.

๐“๐ž๐ง๐ ๐š๐ง๐š๐ง ๐ƒ๐š๐ฎ๐ก ๐“๐ฎ๐ค๐š๐ Friends in Bali

2. Tea-tasting at the ๐‡๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ฒ๐›๐ž๐ž ๐…๐š๐ซ๐ฆ & ๐‹๐ฎ๐ฐ๐š๐ค ๐‚๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž. Kopi Luwak is known to be the most expensive coffee in the world. We had a fun time tasting different coffee, teas, and honey produced from the farm. ๐Ÿ What makes this farm unique is it is a home to stingless bees. You can buy a special honey from the farm (they accept credit cards!). Interestingly, our guide is an ARMY (V-biased!) Fun encounter.ย 

 ๐‡๐จ๐ง๐ž๐ฒ๐›๐ž๐ž ๐…๐š๐ซ๐ฆ & ๐‹๐ฎ๐ฐ๐š๐ค ๐‚๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž Bali

3. Photo shoot around ๐“๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ง ๐”๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ง๐  ๐–๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐๐š๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž which is a former kingโ€™s palace with beautiful Balinese and European architecture. The place is lush with mini-gardens, pools, and fountains.

 ๐“๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ง ๐”๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ง๐  ๐–๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐๐š๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ž Ruth dela Cruz outfit

4. Visit Tirta Gangga which is a former royal palace where the river and its waters are considered sacred. โœจ You can feed koi fish (well-fed by the tourists ๐Ÿ˜ )and take nice photos (but expect the place to be crowded)

Tirta Gangga creative photos outfit

5. Be creative with photos at the iconic tourist spot in Bali, the ๐‹๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ฒ๐š๐ง๐  ๐‹๐ฎ๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ ๐“๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž.

Line could take 2 hours (our number 4๏ธโƒฃ6๏ธโƒฃ7๏ธโƒฃ) and you are only given a few seconds to give your best pose/shot. Prepare to go on a short โ€œhikeโ€ as it is one of the highest temples in Bali) ๐Ÿ™

๐‹๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ฒ๐š๐ง๐  ๐‹๐ฎ๐ก๐ฎ๐ซ ๐“๐ž๐ฆ๐ฉ๐ฅ๐ž. Ruth dela Cruz

6. Be amazed at the Pura Goa Lawah (Balinese โ€œBat Cave Templeโ€) which is a Balinese Hindu temple or a pura located in Klungkung, Bali, Indonesia. Our driver had a good reason why he made this as our last stop โ€“ bats came flying out of the cave temple at night ๐Ÿฆ‡๐ŸŒ• It was the Full Moon and the experience was really unique.

 Pura Goa Lawah (Balinese "Bat Cave Temple

7. Just enjoy the Bali sunset. Walk barefoot and just enjoy the golden sunset. In Kuta Beach, you can hang-out at the sand bags and order drinks/food while you wait for the sun to go down. One of the best things in life is to just do nothing and enjoy the beauty of nature.

bali beach ruth dela cruz

8. Eat at Warung Murah and enjoy Indonesian and Chinese food at an affordable price. Just like what we do in the Philippines, ordering at Warung Murah is as simple as pointing to the available dishes. They then give you a card that has the food amount which you settle after the meal.

My meal only cost me Rp 33,000 which is around Php 150. Typically, I pay around Php 600 to Php1,000 per meal during our trip to Bali.

 Warung Murah Bali

9. Check out the art gallery and discover new artists at the ๐๐ฒ๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ง ๐‚๐š๐Ÿ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ข๐ช๐ฎ๐ž โ˜•๏ธ I really enjoyed our visit and stroll around the gallery. You can also hang out at the coffee shop just right beside it. I will make a separate post/photo diary for this art gallery.

10. Have dessert at Sea Circus for the best Chocolate Ice Cream. After our lunch at Motel Mexicola, we decided to have dessert and coffee at the famous Sea Cirbus in Bali. They offer different ice cream flavors, but I went for the classic Chocolate which is really smooth and good. I also ordered Iced Americano (not the best, but still okay).

Sea Circus Bali

Sea Circus Bali

11. Enjoy Baliโ€™s Original Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt โ€“ Yogurt Republic. Discover the joy of creating your own yogurt masterpiece by selecting your preferred flavor (I personally chose the classic one) and adorning it with a delightful array of toppings including fresh fruits, nuts, chocolates, and an assortment of syrups. You pay based on the weight of your creation, so itโ€™s wise to plan your toppings wisely to ensure a perfect balance of flavors and portions.

Yogurt Republic Bali Things to Do

Yogurt Republic Bali Things to Do

I really enjoyed this trip with Ana and Paxie! I hope you find these tips helpful. Will try to update this blog with more info and travel trips from this trip.

You may also check out my Tiktok for information on the travel budget for this Bali Trip.


Bali Travel Budget (6 Days | 5 nights Estimated Expenses) ๐Ÿ๏ธ Flew to Bali from Jakarta for our extended vacation after D-Day Concert ๐ŸŽค #BaliIndonesia #TravelBudget #TravelExpenses #Bali #travelinfluencer #ruthilicioustravels #indonesia #traveltiktok #cebtravels

โ™ฌ Super Shy โ€“ NewJeans

Until the next trip!

Bali Sunset Ruth dela Cruz

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