Bali is a great destination for student travelers because it is so affordable. Food, accommodation, and transportation is much cheaper than other island destinations. Not to mention, there’s so many free things to do in Bali, too. Even better yet, you can hire a private driver for the entire day to take you and your friends anywhere you want to go for around $50 USD total. Split that between 4 friends and you’re looking at 12 dollars for an 8-10 hour day.

Even though some of these drivers have specific tours that will take you to cool spots, here are some additional alternatives to add to your Bali bucket list that won’t break the bank! 

1. Chase Waterfalls 

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Bali has hundreds of waterfalls all over the island. Most of the waterfalls have very small entrance fees. The less well known and less visited ones are usually cheaper or free. Exploring all the natural scenery is one of the best free things to do in Bali. Plus, they have less crowds, which is a bonus for travelers who want a really authentic experience. Plus, the hike down to find them can be an experience in itself.

2. Observe Monkeys in their natural habitat  

Many tourists want to visit the monkey forests while in Bali which has a $6 entrance fee. While $6 might not break the bank, if you’re really pinching pennies, you can skip out on the forest and spot them for free in various places around the island. We don’t recommended trying to interact with them, but it is cool to take photos of them. If you find yourself in northern Bali, they hang out over the lake and you can easily add it as a stop on your itinerary for the day.

3. Watch the sunset on the beach 

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There is nothing better after a long hot day than to grab a bintang beer from a mini mart and head to the beach to watch the epic Balinese sunsets. This is the perfect free activity to wrap up a busy day with! Seminyak, Ululwatu Temple and Tanah Lot Temple are really popular places to watch the sunset, but of course it’ll be gorgeous no matter where you are on the island.

4. Pamper yourself at a spa 

If you are feeling stiff or exhausted after a long flight you can treat yourself to a spa treatment. Massage parlors and spas line almost every street in towns like Seminyak and Canggu. Here, you can get an array of spa treatments such as massages, body scrubs and facials for under $10 USD. Sit back, relax and enjoy the affordable pampering!

5. Go to a coffee plantation 

Bali has some of the best coffee in the world. You can learn about their coffee making process at a plantation. Entrance to many coffee plantations are free! Many of them also include as many as ten types of coffee and tea samples. You might love it so much that you have to buy a bag to take home.

With discounted flights to Bali from our website, plus some cheap activities to add to your itinerary while you’re there, your trip to Bali is practically complete. What are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready to discover some of these free things to do in Bali.