It has been two months since i last published a blog and now, i finally have a little time to do a short travel blog. I have never been this excited to finally sit down and write again. I could not think of the best short travel blog that i want to share than my Bali Swing experience, given to me as a 40th birthday gift from my two loving siblings. Grateful for having you both in my life. As promised, as i turn 40, all my blogs will be honest to goodness sharing of the good and the bad as i don’t usually share some mishaps in my travels which are a lot. I now want to share them to you either as a warning or as a guide if it will happen to you, hopefully not.
I went to Bali a few years ago with my best friend as previously published and we were not able to do this and now i am so excited to share this whole day activity to all of you and if you are planning to go there, this activity is highly recommended to be a part of your itinerary.
Our day started as we walked to Queens of India restaurant from our nearby hotel in Ubud where a shuttle picked us up at 8:00 AM and they are very on time.
It was an hour road trip to Bali Swing and upon arrival, we were directed to their information counter where we paid, registered and signed a waiver.
Activities here includes: 15 single swings (from 10m to 78m above the ground), 3 tandem swings, 12 cute nests (the best located in Bali!), photo shooting points: helicopter, “lost jungle boat”, the romantic bed on the edge, the heart rock in the jungle and 4 huge stones over the edge above the valley with an amazing view on the canyon and river waterfall, the access to the river beach and swimming pool with natural, non-chlorinated, river water, jungle waterfall and hanging bridge on the way to the river beach.
There is a queue in all attractions but each one of the attractions is really worth your time. There are so many insta-worthy spots! a wonderland for all photo junkies, like me.
Nests, swings and rocks are located at the highest level. At this level also is where the cafe located which is also included in the package with unlimited tea, coffee, pastry and water. They also sell sodas which are not part of the package.
The longest queue are the swings but it is where i had so much fun.
Photos look so good but here are some photos before this epic one is taken.
First thing to note that the swing seat is a little high so you need comfy footwear. They also have harness to provide safety. This goes to all nests and rocks too.
Second, the higher you go, the better swing photo you get and also more effort for the attendant at Bali Swing too.
Third, people especially women came here prepared with a flowy dress attire for a picture perfect photo.
The package also includes lunch buffet (vegetarian 9:00 – 17:00, non-vegetarian 11:00 – 15:00; all food is halal) and drinks (Balinese coffee, tea, water). The lunch area is near the falls so one need to go down many plights of stairs. We were very hungry and we did not know that it will really take time to go down there and a bit tiring too so if you are going there, go to the lunch area earlier to avoid the queue and to secure a table with a view as well.
In between, you will find this helicopter for another photo which will serve as your pit stop too.
There is a mini-falls going down as well and more nests too but were unavailable for photo.
Going down, you will pass by a cemented path going to the hanging bridge along the river.
The view from the hanging bridge are people doing rafting.
We went directly to the lunch buffet area, located at the left part after the hanging bridge and settled at a table near the river.
After a sumptuous lunch, we head back up to have coffee and ride more swings. This time we really took time to absorb the beauty of nature and get to see more people lining up for the swings and nests.
The traditional Balinese coffee was such a delight as well as this pandan cake which i ate around 20, it was soooo good!
Some activities can be temporary not available for technical or safety reasons but what doesn’t change are the package prices:
35 USD / person – without transport or with free shuttle from Ubud
40 USD / person – including both sides transport from hotel/villa located in Ubud
45 USD / person – including both sides transport from hotel/villa located in Payangan, Sanur, Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta, Legian
50 USD / person – including both sides transport from hotel/villa located in Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Benoa
Activities are available from 5 years old (children up to 5 – free entrance)
The weight limit – 200kg every swing
BALI SWING ENTRANCE PACKAGE includes lunch buffet, drinks, some photo-shooting points (helicopter, heart rock, stones), access to the river beach with swimming pool, jungle waterfall and hanging bridge. Swings, nests, romantic bed and “lost jungle boat” are not included in the package.
10 USD / person – without transport or with free shuttle from Ubud
15 USD / person – including both sides transport from hotel/villa located in Ubud
20 USD / person – including both sides transport from hotel/villa located in Payangan, Sanur, Cianggu, Seminyak, Kuta, Legian
25 USD / person – including both sides transport from hotel/villa located in Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Benoa
ADITIONAL PAID SERVICES:
- Photo shooting service (swing and nests area) – 10 USD for all taken pictures (digital version)
- Towels on the river beach
- and as mentioned earlier, additional drinks (soft drinks, coconut water, beer), snacks and ice cream.
To book a sit on the bus, please send the request (the day, the time and an amount of people) at WhatsApp: +62 878 8828 8832 or +62 877 7708 8801. Reservation is needed.
We paid USD at the counter and we discovered that the change they gave us were old dollar bills which cannot be used to pay or be accepted in the Money Exchange centers only in the banks. We contacted Bali Swing in their FB Messenger and was able to meet their staff and gave us new USD bills. We could have avoided the hassle if we checked it after we received the change but we were so excited to start already. Lesson here is to check the bills always and be updated of the currency and bills of the country that you visit.
Anyhow, it was one of the best days of my life!
I can’t wait to share more of my Bali trip plus my Yogyakarta and Singapore side trip as well. Until my next blog. ♥