Now that you've exerted yourself climbing Mount Batur, you deserve a fun, relaxing rest of your day. To complete the perfect day, you can follow your Mount Batur sunrise hike with a plethora of different activities. Pick and choose any of these fun add-ons to create a memorable experience.
After our hike, we drove 15 minutes to Akasa Kintamani Coffee & Bakery. The views here are extraordinary and the coffee and tea are cheap. You stare out at the volcano you just climbed! It's a wonderful way to relax after the big hike.
The north of Bali has so much incredible nature, and this is a lovely spot to take it all in.
Being amongst all of this nature may inspire you to put on a meditation and indulge in the abundance of beauty around you.
Feel free to check out any of my meditations for inspiration.
Since we were coming from Seminyak, we decided to go through Ubud on the way back home. We stopped at the glorious Tegallalang Rice Terraces.
These terraces are overflowing with greenery and beauty. The best part? No one was there.
We had this insanely stunning view all to ourselves. Normally, it is packed, so we felt enormously grateful to privately take in this scenery.
Anyone that comes to Bali, I highly recommend seeing these rice terraces because they are quintessential Ubud. Some of my favorite rice terraces in Bali.
Something about being in nature fills my whole being with pure joy. I stood amongst the greenery and meditated. If you'd like to do the same, you can follow this meditation.
Then, before I got completely hangry and off my handle, we went to BLU Cafe. This place has a full menu of numerous delectable dishes, yet they are known for their smoothie bowl art.
Now, I have had many smoothie bowls in Bali. Basically every Western restaurant has them on the menu because it has become a staple in the Bali tourist culture.
This smoothie bowl was different. It was utter perfection.
I was blown away by the craftsmanship and artistry that had gone into these lovely bowls. It was almost too pretty to eat! Keyword: almost.
We also got a Pad Thai to split, and it was the most flavorful Pad Thai I had ever eaten.
My stomach and heart were gleaming with delight.
Our final stop was the trendy spiritual store in Ubud called Namaste.
Everyone at my yoga training was raving about this shop and all of the goodies they got there. When I walked in, I understood why.
I had been looking for a pendulum for quite some time, so I was thrilled when they had four to choose from.
Pendulums are similar to the good ol’ magic 8 ball that was a quintessential 90s toy. They both answer yes or no questions.
The difference is that instead of having to vigorously shake the 8 ball, you simply watch the pendulum swing a certain direction to tell you the answer.
Now, I have universal energy guiding me on the right path. (As if my intuition wasn’t enough).
I was jiving on adrenaline for the rest of the day, and I wanted to see the sunset for the day to come full circle.
We drove back to Seminyak–I was actually able to sleep in the car (insert applause and celebratory sound effect here).
I ended the day at a beach club to watch the sunset over the ocean.
Sunrise. Sunset. The full cycle I witnessed in 12 hours. I’ve always been a science nerd, so experiencing Earth spinning on its axis up close and personal boggled my mind.
The whole day was magical, really. It truly could’ve been a dream.
After this jam-packed productive day, my cozy bed was calling me.
I would highly recommend this experience to anyone confident in their hiking abilities. If you are not confident, skip the trek part, and head right to Kintamani cafe for the views.
The options are endless for what you can do after your incredible sunrise hike. It all depends on which area you are staying in and how much energy you have left. Here are a few other options that you can add on to your experience after you hike.
Thank you so much for reading about my experience trekking Mount Batur at sunrise. I hope it inspires you to plan your next trip, or to keep vicariously living through my adventures.