Bali is also known as the Land of the Gods, where magic – real magic – can be found just around every corner. Sam Evans, in this incredible 360 video, explored some of Bali’s top sites plus a few well-kept secrets. Skyscanner Australia will show you how to recreate Sam's Balinese adventure step by step. Get ready to switch Adventure Mode on.
Before You Go: Plan Your Trip with the Skyscanner App
Sam booked his flights using the Skyscanner App. With a couple of clicks he quickly found the best deal for the dates he wanted to travel. To follow in his footsteps first thing you need to do is download the Skyscanner App for free on your Android or iOS device.
Once downloaded open the app and click on Flights. Search for Bali and enter your travel dates. If you’re flexible you can click on the chart view to discover the cheapest days to fly. Skyscanner will search over 1,200 travel websites to find you great deals. Once you’ve selected the best flight for you, we’ll take you directly to the airline or travel agent to complete your booking.
While in Bali, Sam stayed in Canggu and Uluwatu in awesome resorts he found on the Skyscanner App.
Now you’re ready to go! Pack your boardies or bikini, and an action camera to capture all of your epic adventures.
Follow in Sam’s footsteps
Cool off in Tegenungan Waterfall
Just outside of the city of Ubud is the spectacular Tegenungan Waterfall, part of the sacred Petanu River and surrounded by lush forest. The top of the waterfall reveals an incredible view of the area and you’ll feel a refreshing spray while the bottom of the waterfall cascades into a pool perfect for wading. The incline is steep, with over a hundred steps paving the way, so throw on some comfortable shoes before you go.
Surf Bali’s Epic Breaks
Bali is a surfer’s paradise, with just about every type of surf break to choose from. No matter if you’re a beginner or about to join the world tour, there’s a spot perfect for you.
Sam surfed the beginner-friendly waves Padang Padang Right, where you can take surf lessons or rent a board to try it on your own. Further over at Padang Padang itself, near the cliffs, is a powerful barrel strictly for experts only. It often attracts the world’s best surfers whenever a major swell rolls through.
Tip: Check out our Ultimate Guide to the Best Surf Spots in Bali
Get Away From it all on Nusa Lembongan
Less than an hour boat ride away from the main island of Bali is Nusa Lembongan. Cross the bridge from Nusa Lembongan into Nusa Ceningan, home to the postcard-perfect Blue Lagoon featured in Sam’s video. With a trusty guide, you can even leap from the cliffs surrounding the Blue Lagoon for a quick dose of adrenaline. Be warned though, travellers have been injured here and never jump if you’ve had a few drinks.
Ride Through the Rice Fields of Canggu
Canggu is a hip beach town that’s more chillaxed than its more popular neighbours. With wide open beaches, local warungs, weekend markets, trendy cafes, and a booming street art scene nestled between rice terraces, Canggu is the perfect Balinese home base without the hassle.
Rent a motorbike (the standard price is around 50,000 IDR per day) and feel the freedom of driving through emerald green rice fields and be sure to take a day trip to Tanah Lot, one of the island’s most beautiful temples.
To get a scene like Sam’s, drive your motorbike along Gang Puji towards the Pretty Poison Bar and Skate Bowl.
Enjoy Prime Views from the Uluwatu Cliffs
The cliffs of Uluwatu are covered in tens of local restaurants serving fresh food, drinks, and good views. You could easily spend a full day watching the surf roll through at Ulu’s while throwing back fresh young coconuts. If you want to go all-out and lounge in luxury from the comfort of a pool, check into the Blue Point Bay Villas and Spa for sights like Sam’s that overlook the sea. Once the sun sets, you’ll find nearly everyone within a nearby radius makes their way to Single Fin, Uluwatu’s most beloved bar.
Explore Bali’s Black Sand Beaches
Pamphlets and tourism boards love to brag about white sand beaches, but black sand beaches made from volcanic lava give a rugged and rugged vibe. Discover Bali’s dark side by driving along Gangga Beach like Sam or exploring the U.S.S. Liberty Shipwreck from the ash-coloured sand shores of Tulumben.