If you’re anything like me, you may have saved a few photos of various Bali swings on Instagram haha. When we were in Ubud, Bali, I knew I wanted to visit one and see what was up (pun intended lol) once and for all! In this post, I’ll talk about how to get there, how much it is, what to expect, what to wear, and if the swing is worth the trip.
How to Get There
- We stayed at a resort about 45-mins away by car, so we asked a driver at our hotel. There was another interested couple, and we negotiated a rate of $30 for the car. Since it’s a popular spot, carpool if you can!
- I literally typed “Bali Swing” into Google Maps and showed the driver. As it’s a tourist destination, he knew exactly how to get there.
- At the time we visited, it was $20/person who wanted to swing — the price may have increased to $30-35.
- My husband doesn’t like heights, so he just took pictures, but there is an entrance fee of $5 for observers, which may have increased to $10.
- You get a choice of a drink with your ticket.
What to Expect
- At this point, I think we all know that real life isn’t like Instagram, and the Bali Swing is this way. We arrived in what seemed like a neighborhood with a dirt path that led to the swings.
- When I went, there was no line. However, many online reviews talk about long queues, up to even 1-hour.
- There are 3 swings. The 1st swing doesn’t go up very high and may be good for those who are nervous about heights. The 2nd swing is the one that you see on Instagram — it goes up quite high, but your harness is a rope around the midsection (as seen in the first couple photos above) so it’s inconspicuous enough in pictures. The 3rd swing is my favorite because it’s the highest. There are two people that push you off, and you do have to wear a more serious harness (as seen in the vertical photos above) so it’s not as photogenic if you care about that.
- You get an hour at the location and can go on the swings as many times as you want during the session.
- In addition to the swings, there are a couple other attractions like the bird’s nest (as seen in the last photo above) where you can take pictures.
What to Wear
- If you’re there for the Instagram photos, then I would recommend wearing bright colors like red or yellow so you pop out from the greenery.
- I think a maxi skirt or dress would be best so it doesn’t fly up during the swinging.
Is the Bali Swing Worth It?
- All in all, the cost could be over $60 for a couple. If you’re not into heights and don’t want to spend the money and about 3+ hours of your Bali trip, then avoid this tourist trap.
- That being said, I like heights and that adrenaline rush, so I loved the experience. The views are sweeping — just the stunning lush jungle for as far as the eye can see. If you’re in Ubud and don’t mind the steep cost, then I say do it! It’s definitely a fun, unique time, and swinging above the jungle feels freeing, even if it’s for a few seconds. Plus, you’ll get a good Instagram photo from it. 😉
Let me know if you have questions in the comments! You can also see more of my Bali travel posts here.