Have you ever dreamed of swinging off the edge of a cliff face, high above a jungle of cascading rivers, palm trees and rice terraces? Because Bali has come to your rescue with the swing of your dreams.
These days it seems like no one can visit Bali without taking a trip out to the Bali Swing. It’s become such a big deal in fact, that swings have started popping up all over Bali, as well as throughout Southeast Asia, attracting attention from tourists from all over the world.
If you’re in the midst of planning your next adventure to Bali, here’s everything you need to know about the epic Bali Swing experience.
Where to find the Bali Swing
Located about 20 minutes out of Ubud, the Bali Swing is easily accessible by scooter, taxi or a GoJek car ride (read more about GoJek in our Essential Guide to Bali).
The Bali Swing is open from 8am until the last entry at 5pm each day. The free shuttle bus starts departing from the Queen’s of India Restaurant in Ubud (near the Ubud Palace) at 9am, with services following at 11am, 1pm and 3pm.
The shuttle bus will then depart the Bali Swing for Ubud each day at 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm and 6:15pm.
If you’re making your own way there, the Bali Swing is located at Jl. Dewi Saraswati, 80352 Bongkasa Pertiwi, Kapubaten Bandung, Bali. Or follow the directions for the Bali Swing on Google Maps.
Best time to visit the Bali Swing
The Bali Swing gets incredibly busy. Like, waiting in line for the main swing for an hour kind of busy. The best time to visit is definitely right when the doors open at 8am.
The shuttle buses generally don’t start arriving at the park until about 9am, so arriving at 8 gives you almost an hour of a quiet park before the chaos really begins.
The early morning also offers you the best light, with minimal shadows reflecting over the jungle below you. Get up on that swing as early as you can for the most beautiful shot.
When we visited we arrived at about 9:30am and it was already mayhem, with a half hour line for the main swing. Just crazy!
What to expect at the Bali Swing
It would be easy to think that the Bali Swing is only one swing flying over the jungle, there are actually heaps of different swings and attractions around the Bali Swing park.
There are 15 single swings, including the main attraction swing and an extreme, adrenaline pumping swing that pushes you even higher into the sky.
There are also 3 tandem swings, 12 cute nests and a whole bunch of photo locations, including the helicopter, lost jungle boat, romantic bed on the edge and heart rock in the jungle.
A ticket into Bali Swings gives you unlimited access to all of the swings, nests and photo spots, so you can have a go on them as many times as you would like.
When you arrive at the Bali Swing you will need to buy a ticket and register with the people at the front desk. This also includes signing a safety waiver and going through the safety regulations about the park. There were quite a few people here who could help get you organised when you arrive, so just ask someone in a Bali Swing shirt to give you a hand!
After you’ve registered you’re all good to go for a walk around the park! Head to the main swing first up to avoid huge lines developing later in the day, and then explore the rest of the park after that.
Bali Swing Ticket Price
Visiting the official Bali Swing is pretty pricey to be honest, with prices starting from $35USD per person. That base price will give you unlimited access to all the swings and nests in the park, as well as lunch and a free return shuttle from Ubud.
There are also options available that include transfers from all other regions around Bali that increase in price depending on where you need to be picked up from.
If you’re not planning on going on any of the swings (maybe you’re just being a great Instagram husband like Thom was) there is also an entrance only package for $10USD per person. This entrance only ticket also includes the buffet lunch, so it worked out super well considering Thom never had any interest in going on a swing.
For solo travellers or those looking for the most amazing photos from your experience at the Bali Swing you can also choose to add a photo shooting service to your day for $12USD, where a photographer will follow you around for the day and take all your photos for you. Great option if you don’t want to worry about taking your own photos for the day.
You can pay in either Indonesian Rupiah or US Dollars and credit card facilities are also available for Visa and Mastercard.
Bali Swing Bookings
Because the Bali Swing gets so busy, you can actually book in advance to avoid missing out on the day or extended wait times.
The local travel agents around Bali or your hotel are able to sell you tickets and organize your pick up for the swing, or you can contact them directly on whatsapp on +6287888288832 or +6287777088801.
You also need to send them a message if you need to book yourself a seat on the shuttle bus. Although it is a free service, reservations are required for the bus.
Other swings around Bali
Since the first Bali Swing hit it’s peak in popularity, other swings have been popping up all around Bali. In rice fields, near temples, around lakes, pretty much anywhere there might be a pretty view to swing over.
Most of these swings are significantly cheaper than the main Bali Swing, so it could be a great option if you’re travelling on a tight budget but don’t want to miss out on a swing experience.
The second most popular swing location is at Tegalalang Rice Terraces, where there are two swings in different parts of the rice terraces. They both offer beautiful views over the rice terraces, although they are quickly gaining more and more popularity so wait times are normal at these swings now too.
Prices for Tegalalang are a lot cheaper than Bali Swing, around 40,000Rph and you won’t need to book in advance for either of these options.
If you’re looking for the ultimate view from your Bali swing experience, than heading to the original Bali Swing definitely offers you the best time. Especially if you have the time to spend a couple of hours at the park, trying out all of the swings and checking out all the different photo locations.
But if you’re not too fussed and just want to have a swing in Bali, keep your eyes peeled for heaps of cheaper options around Bali that you can try out instead.
Have you found a great swing in Bali? Let us know where it is in the comments below!
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