At this point it’s a given. When you open up Instagram, you will see a few of your favorite influencers or digital nomads hanging out at their ultra-luxurious villas sipping coconuts and having smoothie bowls – it’s just the thing one does when in Bali.
So you’re planning a vacation to Bali and want to know where you need to go to take the best pics? Well, we got you covered! Escape the villas, put flowers in your hair, and embrace the sunshine on your skin. Use our insider tips to your advantage for the spiciest photos on all of the island!
In no time you’ll be posting cool shots on Instagram, and all your friends back home will be drooling with jealousy!
As a cultural experience that everyone enjoys, this is also one of the most photogenic locations in Bali! With the best view of Mt.Agung, you cannot leave without grabbing this shot. Arriving at sunrise, you’ll feel the cold fog rolling across the temple doors. As an active temple, you’ll first be greeted by locals.
A few moments’ wait is well worth the stunning shot of the superb volcano emerging in the background. It’s all luck whether if it’ll be a clear day, but it doesn’t take away from the sheer beauty of the temple. Do note that locals have their own tricks to make the temple have a reflective pool. Our tour guides will be happy to help you with that!
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Rich in culture and rooted deep in Bali’s history, rice terraces are found throughout the island, with local farmers tending to them daily. Lush green terraces surrounded by stunning tall palm trees makes for the perfect Christmas card backdrop! With an abundance of beautiful bright green and yellow colors, you’re guaranteed to take your next favorite photo here!
With lighting being perfect in the early morning, it’s also the perfect chance to beat the crowd! Arrive early and prepared to hike through the terraces! It can get a bit muddy with all the moisture but trust us. It’s truly worth it. Your photos will look stunning on Instagram.
Bali Jungle Swing
It may not be hidden, but this one is iconic! Did you really come to Bali if you didn’t get on a swing? Whether you choose one of the famous Bali swings found in Ubud or a beachy alternative in Nusa Penida, you’ll come across one at any leg of your trip, which cannot be missed! With your legs off the ground and air in your hair, you’ll capture the perfect candid shot your Instagram has been waiting for! To really get that perfect shot, we suggest wearing a loose maxi-dress with slits on the side as you’ll be strapped up for safety!
Tukad Cepung Waterfall
A short hike down the entrance trail leads you to one of the most beautiful waterfalls found in Bali. To capture the perfect moment, you must arrive early to beat the crowds and wait patiently for the sun to kiss the streams of water. The reflection sparkles as light creeps through the greenery surrounding the falls. It’s that perfect Bali waterfall shot that you’ve been eager to get! For the best photos, prep yourself for the trek to the falls by having water shoes and being ready to get a little wet – it is one of Bali’s most gorgeous waterfalls and one of our top favorites!
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Human-Sized Bird Nest
Sounds a bit crazy? At first, we thought so too. However, now everywhere you look you will see pictures of people posing in a Bali Birds Nest. You can find these human-sized birds nests littered throughout Ubud. Perched above the ground and usually attached to a tree, you will need to climb a small ladder to get into the bird’s nest for a perfect picture.
Depending on which one you go to, they will either be free to enter or would require a small fee to be paid to the local “nest keeper.” Feel free to take a solo pic or get some brownie points by doing a popular kissing photo with your significant other.
Can’t wait to get your trip to Bali started? We can’t either! Luckily, we have created a special tour to help you get these great photos during your Bali vacation. Our Bali Instagram Tour by ForeverVacation will take you to all the spots mentioned above and our guides will help you take the perfect pictures. With this private, all-inclusive tour, you’ll visit the most beautiful destinations, beat the crowds, and get the perfect shots you’ve been dying to capture!
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About the author
I’m Ben Dolgoff, a world traveler, travel expert, and Co-Founder of ForeverVacation. ForeverVacation focuses on creating unique and memorable travel experiences in Bali, Indonesia and throughout Southeast Asia. We look forward to meeting you!