The Ultimate Guide to the Best Swings in Bali
If you’re looking for THE ultimate Instagram photo experience, make sure to visit one of the many swings in Bali! These swings have become such a phenomenon over the last few years and you've probably seen them popping up on your social media feed many times. The swings' popularity began to peak a few years ago, specifically because of instagram, when many influencers in bright flowy dresses started posting dreamy pictures of them being on a large swing, surrounded by epic jungle views.
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Being on a swing, also means being up pretty high in the sky, and although the pictures look stunning and effortless, it does take a bit of bravery to complete a photoshoot on one of the swings ;). And if you might have any concerns about safetyness, know that you are in good hands because you’ll be safely harnessed before the ride. Safety at the parks is always a priority and the swings are very well maintained!
If you are not fond of heights, don't worry because there are other ways to enjoy the Bali Swing parks: The Bali bird nests! They are another Instagram favorite and most of the time they are even included in the cost of your entrance ticket!
If you are looking to combine a trip to one of the swings with other cultural activities including temple visits and waterfalls, we might just have the perfect solution for you: our Bali instagram tour!
Let's be honest here, no trip to Bali is complete without visiting at least one of the many swings. So buckle up and enjoy the ride as we are about to share a list of Bali's most popular swings!
- Pregnant women and anyone suffering from heart conditions should avoid going on the swings
- Bali has many adventurous activities but they are not always safe. The craze for Instagram photos of swinging out over a valley in front of a rice terrace vista has grown dramatically, and along with this growth, many private operators have constructed swings without proper regard for visitor safety. So make sure to pick an 'official' one. Maybe you'll pay a bit extra but at least you'll be sure it's safe!
- Always wear comfortable footwear.
- Make sure your swing provider follows all safety protocols.
- Wear a harness at all times when you are sitting on the swing.
- Try to arrive as early as possible, the later you go, the longer will be the waiting queues.
- Wear bright colored outfits to stand out from the evergreen Balinese jungle background. You can rent the most beautiful "flying dresses" at www.baliflyingdresses.com
- The main stars are obviously the swings, but there are also giant “nests” modeled after bird nests that you can sit and enjoy the view from
Uma Ceking swing
Uma Ceking is a rather new, big swing complex, located at the famous Tegallalang Rice Terraces in Ubud and it is by far our favorite swing in Bali! They also have an on-side restaurant where you can enjoy delicious local food and even a tasty cocktail after you had a go on the swing! For a small fee you’ll get four swings and several nests, which you get unlimited use of. There are also packages available that include swing+food! The staff is known for being extremely attentive and friendly!
Location:290 Jalan Raya Tegallalang, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
Opening hours:Mon-Sun: 8am – 6pm
The Bali swing
The Bali swing might be the most famous swing park (and also one of the more pricier ones) in Bali. They are located around a 20 minute drive from Ubud center or about 1,5 hours from Kuta.
In the park there are 15 different swings to choose from with varying heights: you have the option of choosing 10m, 15m, 20m and even 78m!! It’s up to you to see how brave you are :) But regardless of the swing you choose, you will still be guaranteed a pretty spectacular view unlike any other—one that overlooks the river and the lush tropical Ubud jungle.
Aside from the swings, they also offer several activities such as zip-lining, waterfall tours and rafting. There are also 4 large stones to pose on (yes, posing on stones is a thing). and 6 nests to pose in!
Good to know: Bali Swing operates a free shuttles from Ubud
Location: Jl. Dewi Saraswati No.7, Bongkasa Pertiwi, Kec. Abiansemal, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80352, Indonesia
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 8am to 5pm
Alas Harum swing
Not far from the famous Tegallalang Rice Terraces, you'll find the agro-tourism area Alas Harum, which is set in a similar setting as Tegallalang and is definitely worth a visit!
Alas Harum offers many fun activities to choose from, such as swings (solo and tandem swings), seven types of bird nests, a dancing bridge, walk around the park, coffee tasting, zip-lining and the most recent addition, sky biking. The picturesque view around Alas Harum adds to the perfection of taking in the excitement of these outdoor activities. Attached to Alas Harum, you'll also find Cretya, a stunning day club with a restaurant and a very impressive pool, where you can unwind after a long day of sightseeing!
Location:Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Bali, Indonesia
Opening hours: Mo-Sun: 8am – 6pm
Wanagiri Hidden Hill Swing
The Wanagiri Hidden Hills are located in the lush green highlands of Wanagiri and Munduk village, north Bali and is home to some of the best viewpoints on the island! Originally the viewpoint used too be a few small road side warungs, set up as a rest stop for the locals to have a meal and a coffee with a view. Over the years it turned into a popular ‘selfie’ spot attracting tourists and locals from all over the island.
After paying for the entrance ticket, you will enter every photographer's dream as there as so many installations with breathtaking backdrops to take pictures from! You will also be surprised by how well maintained this place is and how professionally the locals are operating it.
There are many locations and props for you to choose from and each location offers a different fee structure. Some attractions don't require an entrance fee but you might have to pay for the usage of the prop instead. Each location has different props such as: a variety of different swings, a wooden boat, a large bird nest, a sunflower, a butterfly, a heart-shape bamboo sitting area etc... Depending on the location that you choose, the props will face both Lake Buyan & Lake Tamblingan .
The staff is very helpful and they will help getting you the perfect shot! To make things even better, they also have a little shop where you can rent dresses to wear for the photos!
Location:Jalan Munduk - Wanagiri, Wanagiri, Sukasada, Pancasari, Kec. Sukasada, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 6.30 am-7pm
Terrace river pool swing
The ultimate swing experience with 15 types of different swings to choose from with various heights up to 45 meters above the ground. Located in the north of Ubud, the Terrace River Pool Swing is a must-try for all those seeking an exhilarating experience.Even if you don’t like extreme swings, the Terrace River Pool Swing is well worth a visit. The rice fields offer plenty of photo opportunities, where you can take pictures at the bird nests or at the quirky statues.
It costs IDR 50K (approx. £3) per person to enter the Terrace River Pool Swing. This price allows you to take pictures with birds nests, bridges and other instagrammable spots inside the park.
Then there are three different swings at the Terrace River Pool Swings: the extreme swing, the super extreme swing and the couple swing. Your swing will be pushed about 15 times/swing.
Location: Jalan Raya Ceking, Tegallalang, Ubud
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 9.30am-6pm
Nusa Penida swing Diamond beach
Swinging across the ocean? You got it! For this swing you will however have to leave the mainland and make your way over to Nusa Penida island, which is located 30 minutes by boat from Bali! Nusa Penida is known for its dramatic green-topped rock formations, glistening beautiful white beach, limestones, crystal clear blue water, and of course, its Instagram photo spots. You will find the swing at the famous Diamond beach on the east side of the island.
For a small fee, you can take a few photos at the Diamond Beach swing, while enjoying the views. Right near the swing, there is a life size bird nest made from wood and branches and it is one of the most instagrammable spots on the island, so make sure to take a photo here.The owner of the small shop at Diamond beach, also manages the swing and the nest.
Location: Diamond Beach, Nusa Penida
Opening hours: N/A
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Swing Bas De Atayana
The swing at Bas De Atayana is unique in its kind as it is the only swing set high above the ground with a giant heart-shaped frame in the background, making it a fan favorite for a loveable Instagrammable spot! The thing that makes this place different to others is that you do not have to pay an entrance fee here and in addition to the swing you'll also get the chance to walk around in their local coffee, vanilla and fruit plantations.
Location:Jalan Raya Jurusan Tampaksiring - Kintamani Br. Sribatu, Penglumbaran,Susut, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 80661
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 9am-7pm
Zen Hideaway Swing
Holding up to its name, this place is the perfect place for serenity and peace, where one can enjoy swinging high on top of a hill between the coconut trees with stunning views of the Ayung River and its mini waterfall as well as beautiful rice fields and the majestic Mount Agung.
Keep in mind that the swing is on the property of an airbnb and the owner sometimes reserves the swing for the guests staying there!
Location: Jalan Dewi Saraswati, Banjar Tegal Kuning, Bongkasa Pertiwi, Abiansemal, Badung Regency, Bali 80352,
Opening hours:There are no specific timings to arrive at Zen Hideaway Bali Swing; however, the most preferred timing is 2 to 3 pm (less crowded)
Aloha Ubud swing
Another great agro-tourism destination with the best swings in the Tegallalang area lies in Aloha Ubud Themed Park. Located only 5 km from the Tegallalang rice terraces in Ubud, the park offers several swings to choose from -one tandem swing and five single swings- ranging from 10-60 meters above the ground. Aside from the swings, you will also find an enormous sky bed, two large birds nests, two chicken nests and a beautiful backdrop where you can take pictures.
If you are done with the swings and the pictures, then head out to Aloha Coffee Plantation where you may appreciate 12 different varieties of Bali coffee!
Location:Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561
Opening hours:Mon-Sun: 9am-5pm
Uma Pakel Swing
Sway back and forth from the edge of the cliff when you ride the Uma Pakel jungle swing in Ubud and enjoy the majestic view of Tegallalang Rice Terraces as you soar into the air! At Uma Pakel swing you can try out the single and tandem swings, pose for shots in the adorable nests or the heart shaped rock!
They will let you swing on it only one time but it’s still long enough time to get about a million pictures! You swing facing them for a few minutes (about 8 pushes). Then they stop you and let you turn around so you can face the trees - this way you'll be able to get pictures from different angles!
Location:Jalan Raya Tegallalang 80561 Tegalalang, Bali
Opening hours:Mon-Sun: 8am-7pm
Website: Check it out on TripAdvisor
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