Grew up watching the Teletubbies jumping around on beautiful green hills on the TV? Then visit Bukit Teletubbies to bring back that memory while surrounding yourself with green hills, just like in the TV show. The scenery here is calming and peaceful, and you can even take photos with some huge Teletubbies statues to commemorate the trip. The best part is you don’t need to pay a cent to trek up the hills, and if you have a Bali free and easy itinerary, you can spend as much time as you want here.
Instagram addicts must definitely visit Desa Temukus, which is famed for its marigold field. The field is used to grow flowers used for worship, but you can go in once you ask for permission. The sea of yellow flowers looks good in just about any photograph and makes it seem like you went to some faraway hidden corner of the world rather than a tourist attraction. This Bali free thing to do however is best visited before harvest season to see the field in total full bloom, so time your visit accordingly if possible. There’s also a Kasna flower field a few kilometres away, where you can take pictures surrounded by white snowy flowers.
Head on over to the Balawista lifeguard tower, beside which you will find the Kuta Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Centre. It’s a known fact that sea turtles, especially the Olive Ridley turtles targeted by the centre, are slowly but surely going extinct, so conservation centres are needed to rescue the eggs laid and protect them from predators. A trip here won’t take very long as it’s not a big centre, but it’s a good way to kill some time before visiting other spots in Kuta for your Bali free and easy itinerary. If you are willing to spend a small bit of money, you can give a donation in order to get a chance to release a baby turtle to sea yourself.
Hiking up any mountain in Bali is generally free, but for the more challenging ones like Mount Agung and Batukaru, you would need not just good stamina but also a special permit. A good alternative that’s less of a hassle and easier to climb is Mount Lempuyang, which also allows you to visit the ancient temple that is scattered on its slopes, and take a picture at the famed Heaven’s Gate. Be warned though that there is a huge number of steps, nearly 2,000, that need to be climbed if you want to hike all the way to the top and see all the temple structures.