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Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Amed, Bali
On the east coast of Bali, Amed lies near a series of picturesque beaches, peaceful bays and fishing villages. The area’s big draw lies offshore, with some of Bali’s best snorkeling and diving spots reachable on short boat trips. Inland, the mountainous peaks offer many possibilities for trekking, and you can even climb up the highest volcano in Bali. Numerous resorts catering to all budgets make Amed an appealing place to base while exploring the many attractions nearby. 

Boat excursions from Amed take you out to prime snorkeling spots, which have hard and soft corals, sea turtles, blue starfish and other abundant marine life. There’s also an underwater temple as well as more recently carved sculptures, strategically placed to help create an artificial reef. Serious divers (and even snorkelers) can head to Tulamben to dive the Liberty, one of Bali’s best-known wreck dives. West of Amed, Pura Lempuyang is one of Bali’s most important Hindu temples, and it has a spectacular setting on the slopes of Mount Lempuyang. For something completely different, you can learn about the production of salt from seawater, a traditional livelihood in Amed going back many generations.
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A sunrise at Sanur
Map of Bali Adventure: Ubud, Amed & Sanur - 10 Days
Bali Adventure: Ubud, Amed & Sanur - 10 Days

Over 10 days, you will exercise your leg muscles as you hike to the top of Mount Batur at sunrise and get your adrenaline kicking as you go water rafting along the Ayung River. This adventurous itinerary, which includes Bali's top destinations, will start with three days in Ubud, where you'll learn about Bali's history as well as have time to explore this scenic and cultural city independently. In Amed, a small fishing village, you'll discover the vibrant tropical colors of Indonesian fish while snorkeling before visiting Lempuyang Temple and then heading to Sanur with a stopover at White Sand Beach.

Tegalalang rice fields
Map of Bali Adventure: Temples, Jungles & Beaches - 13 Days
Bali Adventure: Temples, Jungles & Beaches - 13 Days

Venture through the heart of Bali on this 13-day journey that hits the highlights of the diverse Indonesian island. Start in Ubud, where you'll discover the famous Tegalalang rice fields and climb Mount Batur for breakfast at sunrise on its summit. Go snorkeling near Menjangan Island and trek through Bali Barat National Park. Visit the temples at Lempuyang Gateway before lazing on the pristine beaches of Amed and Pasir Putih. Finish your trip with intensive snorkeling and beach fun in Sanur.

Experience the underwater world of Bali, Indonesia on this two-week tour
Map of Ultimate Diving Safari in Bali, Nusa Penida & Menjangan - 14 Days
Ultimate Diving Safari in Bali, Nusa Penida & Menjangan - 14 Days

Grab your flippers and your camera for this two-week underwater adventure in Indonesia. Hopping between the islands of Bali, Nusa Penida, and Menjangan, you'll experience crystal-clear waters, colorful coral reefs, and rich marine biodiversity as you embark on a series of privately-guided diving excursions. Come up for air in between with plenty of fun on dry land—exploring verdant rice terraces, visiting local temples, and learning to cook with the locals.

View of Nusa Batumategan and Nusa Batupadasan Island from the Atuh Rija Lima shrine on Nusa Penida Island near Bali
Map of Outdoor Adventure in Bali & Nusa Penida - 10 Days
Outdoor Adventure in Bali & Nusa Penida - 10 Days

Hike, swim, cycle, and snorkel around two of Indonesia's islands, Bali and Nusa Penida, on this active 10-day itinerary! You'll start on Bali with walks through rice paddies and temples, a bicycle tour, hikes into a volcanic caldera, a sunrise trek to a mountaintop, and a thrilling whitewater rafting trip down the Telaga Waja River. Then catch a boat out to Nusa Penida for three days of snorkeling and relaxing on the beach.

Sunrise on a Balinese farm
Map of Explore Authentic Bali - 10 Days
Explore Authentic Bali - 10 Days

Soak up the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Bali on this wide-reaching 10-day tour around the island. In addition to traditional sightseeing and outdoor adventures, from visiting temples to swimming in a waterfall, this itinerary features a range of local experiences—you'll learn to cook regional dishes with a Balinese chef and spend time with a local family. You'll also snorkel, canoe, and hike through terraced rice fields before finishing the adventure on one of the island's best "hidden" beaches.

Immerse yourself in the color and beauty on the island of Bali
Map of Embracing Bali: Exploring Local Life & Natural Wonders - 10 Days
Embracing Bali: Exploring Local Life & Natural Wonders - 10 Days

Immerse yourself in the natural beauty and cultural traditions of Bali on this 10-day tour. Learn the arts of Balinese cooking and painting, explore the lush rice terraces around Ubud, and trek to Bali's highest waterfall. At West Bali National Park, snorkel in the world-class waters and spot rare birds in the jungle. Grab a kayak to paddle through the waters of Banyuwadeng Bay at sunset, and savor the views from Lempuyang Temple on the slopes of Mount Lempuyang.

Map of Family Trip to Indonesia: Bali, Gili Air & Lombok - 21 Days
Family Trip to Indonesia: Bali, Gili Air & Lombok - 21 Days

On this three-week tour, enjoy waterfalls and hot springs, take bicycle tours, climb a mountain, go snorkeling, and spend plenty of time relaxing on gorgeous beaches on Bali, Lombok, and tiny Gili Air. There will be plenty of sights and activities included every day, but also enough downtime to relax around hotel pools and spend quality family time together.

Ubud Dancer
Map of Family Trip to Bali: Ubud, Amed, Kuta & More - 13 Days
Family Trip to Bali: Ubud, Amed, Kuta & More - 13 Days

Both parents and kids will find plenty to satisfy them on this family-friendly tour of Bali. The itinerary is full of educational activities so kids learn while they're having fun. Enjoy a combination of natural beauty and wildlife parks, and cultural attractions like dance performances and temple visits.

Komodo Dragon
Map of Indonesia: Java, West Bali & Komodo - 17 Days
Indonesia: Java, West Bali & Komodo - 17 Days

This 17-day, multi-island itinerary will allow you to discover some of the highlights of Indonesia. The tour launches with visiting the temples and active volcanoes in Java, before the discovery of Balinese culture and nature. The trip ends with an encounter alongside the famous Komodo dragons and heads back to Bali for some relaxation by the beach of Seminyak.

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