5 Non-Touristy Things To Do In Bali To Enjoy The Island To The Fullest!
The right way to experience a place is by being a traveller and not a tourist, the wise wanderers have said. So what if we looked at Bali, the famous tourist destination, from a traveller’s point of view? What hidden gems would that bring out? Well, you don’t have to wonder. We give you five non-touristy things to do in Bali for your next Bali trip to experience it all differently. Read on.
1. Visit the local markets before the sun is up
Nothing reflects the local culture like the markets. Bali’s markets are famous for textiles, handicrafts, food and other souvenirs but most tourists visit it long after the locals have settled in with their shops and stalls. Wake up early and go to the markets between 4 and 5 am. You’ll be able to capture some really nice moments and get an authentic experience of the local life. There is a reason why it is on top of our list of non-touristy things to do in Bali.
2. Photography or sketching at Tegalanga rice terraces
These green, scenic rice terraces have zip lines and jungle swings. While you may find tourists here, one of the great ways to be non-touristy is to interact with the rice farmers, share a meal with them and witness this place during sunrise! SOTC’s Cultural Bali tour will take you there!
3. Visit the villages in the outskirts of Ubud & elsewhere
One of the most interesting non-touristy things to do in Bali is to walk through its villages. Celuk (for its gold and silver handicrafts), Mas (for the wood carvings), Bali Aga (for the untouched, indigenous culture), and Bengkala (the sign language village) are some of the villages you can head to. SOTC has some interesting tours with village exploration. Have a look!
4. Catch a glimpse of the local culture with the Barong and Kecak dances
The culture of Bali is dazzling! Witnessing (even participating) in the cultural dances is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you won’t forget. While the Barong dance is about the fight between the good and the evil, the Kecak dance is a musical drama that will mesmerise you. Offbeat Bali right there. Check this tour out.
Be A Non-Tourist In Bali!
Quick Tip: Hire a bike or scooter and explore Bali. Go where the road takes you! It is a bonus in the list of non-touristy things to do in Bali.
On your next Bali trip, get a change of perspective and experience this famous destination like never before. Click photos and then forget to click them because you are so immersed within the moment. Excited to plan your next trip to Bali? Check out these mind-blowing tours from SOTC – affordable, exciting, and safe! What more do you need?
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