Besides adventure parks, Bali is also home to some fine nature and wildlife parks. Nature lovers will enjoy exploring the following three Bali Nature parks:
Set in peaceful Ubud, and surrounded by natural forest, the Bali Elephant Safari Park is a dedicated rescue elephant park for Sumatran elephants. This haven for elephant lovers will allow you to get up close and personal to ride the elephants, pet and touch them, as well as get photos with these gentle giants. On display is also a 15,000 year old mammoth skeleton, the only one in Asia.
The park grounds are clean and safe, and the animals are well taken care of by experienced handlers.
Cost of full package tour (entrance, elephant ride, petting, photos, hand washing the elephants): USD 86 (Adult) 58 (5-12) 23 (below 4). Family packages available.
The Bali Safari and Marine Park is home to hundreds of animals from more than 60 species. Key exhibits include the Ranthambore, a recreated ancient Indian fort that houses the beautiful white tigers. Visitors will also have the chance to view the deadly Komodo dragon, elephants, zebras, hippos, lions and more! An air conditioned tram ride will take visitors up close to the animals, where you can view them roaming free range. What a treat indeed!
Cost: Jungle Hopper Package- USD 49 (adult) USD 39 (3-12)
Tiger Package- USD 69 (adult) USD 59 (3-12)
If you love the graceful fluttering and majestic flight of the birds, head to the Bali Bird Park. There are more than 1000 birds of over 250 species, and plenty of opportunities for visitors to get up close to the birds, and even touch and feel them. Examples of what you can see at the Bali bird park include the Serpent eagle, the Toucan, Congo grey parrot, fish gobbling pelicans and the elegant storks. You will be able to feed them, or let them perch on your arm.
This is also your chance to see the incredibly rare Bali starling, which is endemic to Indonesia. By the way, did you know that birds are related to the dinosaurs? Hmm.. so it could also be the closest you get to a prehistoric park.
Cost: USD 23.5 + 10 % general tax (Adult) USD 11.75 + 10 % general tax (2-12, Infants below 2 get in free)