Top 10 Things To See In North Bali


Top 10 Things To See In North Bali

Where would you go if you were on vacation here in Bali, and you could rent a private car and drive to wherever your heart would take you? We’d recommend a North Bali tour, where you can expect astonishing discoveries, stunning sceneries, charming villages and lush greenery almost as far as the eye can see.

Bali is huge – it’s so much more than just Seminyak, Canggu, Ubud and Uluwatu – the island is approximately seven times the size of Singapore, measuring 5,780 square kilometres. A North Bali tour will give you an exciting new perspective of Bali, a refreshing contrast to the hustle and bustle of the south. Let’s take a look at what you can expect when you embark on a self-driving North Bali tour.

How To Get To North Bali

Before you embark on your North Bali tour, be sure to check the map – the route is an easy, almost straight drive up from the south on a well-maintained highway. You would pass by well-known districts in Central Bali like Sangeh, Ubud and Gianyar with their scenic landmarks including sacred forests, thriving rice fields, coconut groves and ancient temples.

On your drive for your North Bali tour, you’ll eventually get to the cool, highlands of Bali known as Bedugul with its cool, crisp climate, rolling hills, caldera lakes, temples and strawberry farms. Right after Bedugul, you’ll enter Munduk, a town that falls properly within the North Bali region, in the Buleleng district, famous for its cool, misty climate, verdant hills, hidden waterfalls and ancient villages. Let’s take a look at

10 Amazing Places To Visit In North Bali

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What are the must-visit attractions on a North Bali tour by car? Let’s take a look at our top 10 recommended spots.

Munduk Rice Terraces

Enjoy the breathtaking sights of Munduk’s steep terraced rice fields as you drive past scenic winding roads on your North Bali tour. These rice terraces are often overshadowed by the more famous Tegallalang and Jatiluwih, but are equally captivating, and without the crowds and the queues.

Town of Singaraja

You’ll drive through the capital of Buleleng on your North Bali tour. Once the capital of the Dutch administration, the town offers wide roads and classic, colonial-style buildings. Do stop by the Puri Singaraja Royal Palace for a tour. Built in the 17th century, the palace is in excellent condition; filled with historical mementoes and artefacts, for a glimpse of ‘old’ Bali.

Other notable places of interest in Singaraja would include the Balinese Lontar Museum – the old Balinese manuscript repository; the old Singaraja seaport; Ling Gwan Kiong Chinese Temple with its gorgeous red façade and Pura Segara Sea Temple, an important ancient landmark located near the seaport.

Lovina Beach

Head to Lovina Beach to relax and unwind. The waves here are calm with soft black sand, perfect for swimming, sunbathing and watersports. It’s also the meeting point for those going on the famous dolphin tour. Hungry? There are rows of charming cafes, bars, restaurants and warungs bordering the beach.

Krisna Funtastic Land

Add this fun amusement park to your North Bali tour itinerary, for a classic carnival at night with rides and snacks. There are approximately 16 rides including bumper cars, a ferris wheel, and even a Pirate Ship ride!

Banjar Hot Springs

Soak all your aches and pains away in pools filled with geothermal volcanic waters with high sulfur content. There are 4 pools, a restaurant, a shower & changing facility, an on-site spa and souvenir shops. 


An idyllic village surrounded by rolling hills and terraced rice fields, ideal for a laid-back day of exploration amidst nature. Be sure to visit Meduwe Karang Temple with its intricate carvings and tropical gardens.


Bali’s largest Buddhist monastery is a great stop on your North Bali tour. Built in the 1970s, it’s only a 20-minute drive from Lovina, nestled amidst lush greenery on a hillside with a mini Borobudur replica to explore as well as a beautiful garden with statues, stone carvings, lotus ponds and a fountain.

North Bali Waterfall Tour

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A North Bali waterfall tour is a must while you’re on this part of the island. Which waterfalls are commonly included in a North Bali waterfall tour? Here are our top favourites.

Git Git

Thundering down from an impressive 40-metre height into a clear, cool rocky pool below, this beautiful waterfall is surrounded by lush vegetation and giant boulders. From the car park, it’s an easy trek down a paved pathway through a lovely garden and a few sets of staircases. Once you’ve neared the waterfall, descend into the lush ravine below and follow a wooden walkway towards the cascades.

Munduk & Melanting Waterfalls

These two waterfalls are located relatively near each other. From Jalan Kayu Putih main road, follow the pathway 300 metres into the forest and you’ll come to Munduk waterfall. It’s an easy trek north towards Melanting waterfall. Both waterfalls are cool and misty, surrounded by lush forests and clove plantations.

Sing Sing Waterfall

Located in the village of Banjar, Sing Sing is relatively easy to get to. It’s an easy 5-minute walk from the car park through lovely fields alongside a small river. Sing Sing may not be the tallest waterfall, but it is delightful with clear cool water tumbling down into a pool below surrounded by greenery and boulders.

Embark On A North Bali Tour With Drive In Bali

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