- Learn to surf on beautiful Balinese beaches
- Share your lunch with the mischievous monkeys of Monkey Forest
- Visit the local Ubud community and walk through the famous emerald rice terraces
- Tour untouched Gili Trawangan and meet a Sasak tribe in Kuta Lombok
- Swim with sea turtles and snorkel through the crystal-clear waters around the Gili Islands
Discover the very best of Bali’s beaches and culture on this fantastic 8 or 13 day tour. Tour spiritual temples, trek though vivid green rice terraces, snorkel in turquoise waters, and bathe beneath beautiful cascading falls as you journey around some of Indonesia’s most breath-taking island landscapes. You’ll also enjoy unique cultural experiences, such as visiting a local school, participating in a cooking class, and visiting a coffee plantation to see how the world’s most expensive coffee is made – simply put, this is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.
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Day 1: Arrival
Welcome to beautiful Bali! On day one, you’ll be collected from the airport and taken to your accommodation in Canggu. You’ll have the opportunity to meet the rest of the group and get your bearings and, depending on the time you arrive, you’ll have the afternoon to explore the town, chill out on the white sandy beaches, before sitting down to a welcome dinner and relaxing with a few drinks in the evening.
Day 2: Uluwatu Temple and Surfing
Today, we'll visit the beautiful Uluwatu Temple that looks out over the sparkling Indian Ocean. After basking in the incredible views, we’ll hit the beach and enjoy a chilled-out surfing lesson with some local instructors. Spend some time riding the waves, before pulling out the glad rags and enjoying the island's famous nightlife.
Day 3: Tanah Lot Temple & Monkey Forest
Today, en route to Ubud, the group will visit Tanah Lot Temple, one of the most photographed temples in Bali. We’ll then visit the Monkey Forest and have lunch with the cheeky locals before exploring the colourful local markets of Bali’s cultural capital.
Day 4: Ubud coffee plantations & rice terraces
We'll take a trip to a nearby coffee plantation today to find out how the world’s most expensive coffee is made. We’ll then tuck into lunch with views over an active volcano, before rounding off the day with a walk through Ubud’s striking emerald rice terraces.
Day 5: Ubud community & Tegenungan Waterfall
This morning, we’re visiting a local primary school, where you’ll spend time in class talking to some of the children and finding out about Balinese life – prepare to have you heart melted by happy smiles! Afterwards, we’ll visit the stunning natural Tegenungan Waterfall for a quick dip beneath the cascading water. Adventure-lovers can also join an optional hike today.
Day 6: Gili Trawangan
Boarding the boat to the gorgeous Gili islands today, we’ll get settled into our beachside hotel before checking out the rest of the island with a bicycle tour. In the evening, we’ll watch the sun setting over the sea and get geared up for tonight’s beach party.
Day 7: Island hopping
We’ll spend today island-hopping and visiting some of the best snorkelling sites in Indonesia. The crystal clear waters and tropical coral reefs are incredible climates for spotting and swimming with some incredible marine life including sea turtles. In the evening we’ll have dinner as a group and party the night away to say farewell to those leaving the island tomorrow.
Day 8: Depart or travel on
If you’re leaving the tour today, you’ll need to make travel arrangements to get back to Denpasar – see flight details or FAQs for further information.
If you’re booked on the extended tour, you’ll have a bit of chill out time today. Spend your downtime whiling away the afternoon in a hammock, enjoying a few drinks poolside, or brushing up on your surfing skills. Later on, you’ll take part in a traditional Indonesian cooking lesson and get to enjoy the fruits of your labour afterwards when we sit down to our well-earned feast!
Day 9: Kuta Lombok
Today, we’ll journey on to Kuta Lombok, where we’ll meet a local Sasak tribe and learn about their traditional ways of life. We may even learn how to make sarongs! After saying goodbye to the tribe, we’ll head to our accommodation and enjoy some sunbathing on the perfect white sands of Kuta beach. Later, we’ll stretch out and top up our zen during a yoga class!
Day 10: Sun, sea & surf
Today it’s all about beautiful sun-drenched beaches as we cruise from Mawun beach in the morning to Selong Belanak beach in time for lunch. In the afternoon we’ll take to the waves with our second surf lesson before heading to a lookout point to witness incredible views over Lombok by sunset.
Day 11: Lovina
Leaving Lombok today, we’ll board the boat back to Bali – heading to the north of the island this time. We’ll arrive at our accommodation in Lovina in time for a bit of rest and relaxation before heading out for dinner and drinks in the evening.
Day 12: Marine life in Lovina
Back at sea for the morning, we’ll be heading out early to sail alongside dolphins as they dive through the waves. Afterwards we’ll get to have a closer look at the colourful marine life with a snorkelling session. We’ll visit the hot springs in the afternoon before making our way to some impressive local waterfalls for a dip in the cool waters.
Day 13: Farewell
We’ll make the journey back to Kuta on our final day in Bali before saying our goodbyes. If you want to ask about onward travels or get recommendations from your group leader for other places to visit before heading home, now’s your chance.
Please note activities and itineraries are subject to change.
- Airport transfer on arrival
- Breakfast every day
- Visit to Tanah Lot temple
- Surf lesson
- Visit to Uluwatu temple
- Tegenungan Waterfall visit
- Trip to Monkey Forest
- Trip to local markets
- Local primary school visit
- Coffee plantation trip
- Volcano visit
- Trip to rice terraces
- Gili Islands boat trip
- Bike ride
- Beach party
- Experienced tour leader
- 24/7 emergency support
- 13-day trip only (in addition to the above): transport to Lombok, accommodation, Sasak tribe visit, yoga class, surf lesson, dolphin watching, snorkelling, trip to Banjar hot springs, cooking class, trip to local Waterfall
- Travel insurance
- Return airport transfer
- Optional activities
You will be staying in hotels and boutique hostels. All accommodation will be in twin rooms (sharing with another group member of the same sex) with the exception of Ubud which will be quad-share. All of the accommodations are clean and comfortable and each one has air-conditioning and a swimming pool.
Breakfast will be provided each morning. Lunch and dinner will be at your own expense. This is a great opportunity to experience Indonesian culture as you seek out local food and try regional delicacies.
You will need to arrange flights to arrive at Denpasar International Airport (DPS) – also known as Ngurah Rai International Airport for the first day of your trip. Transfers from the airport to your accommodation in Bali are included if you arrive on the trip start date.
8 day Bali Beaches
If you are booking the eight-day option, please make sure you arrange your return flight to depart after 8pm on the last day of your trip, or even stay on in Bali for one more night, as the last day of your trip will end on Gili Trawangan island and you will need to allow time to travel back to Denpasar. This will consist of a ferry ride back to Bali and a taxi to the airport, which you’ll need to arrange yourself, but your tour guide can help you book.
13 day Bali Beaches plus Lombok
If you are booking the thirteen-day option, please arrange your return flight to depart after 8pm on the last day of your trip, or stay in Bali for an extra night, to allow time to travel to Kuta, where the tour will end. You’ll then need to take a short taxi ride to Denpasar, which your tour guide can help you arrange.
The minimum age for this trip is 18 years.
British passport holders don't require a visa to enter Bali, as long as you hold a valid passport (and a valid return ticket), you will be able to stay in Bali as a tourist for a period of up to 30 days. You should also ensure that your passport will still be in date for six months after your return. All visa information is subject to change and you should consult the nearest High Commission or Embassy for the most up to date information.
How Many People Can I Expect To Be In My Group?
Each trip varies, but the maximum group size is 20.
What Time Do I Need To Arrange My Flights For?
Your flight into Denpasar airport can arrive any time on the first day of the tour, but your departure flight should be arranged for the evening of your last day, or even the next day, to allow enough time for you to travel to the airport. We’ll give you all the information you need to arrange your flights once you book.
I’m Just Staying For Eight Days – How Do I Get Back To The Airport?
If you’re booking the eight-day tour, your last day will be on Gili Trawangan island. From there you’ll need to get a ferry back to Bali, and then a taxi to take you to the airport. It’s an easy journey, but your tour guide will be able to help you with times and bookings.
How Much Spending Money Should I Bring With Me?
It depends what optional activities you might want to do outside of the itinerary, but you should budget for food and drinks, which on average cost between £1.50-£5 for meals, and 30p-£2.50 for drinks. A rough weekly estimate of £100 should cover food, drinks and money for souvenirs, but don’t forget to look into the cost of other activities before you travel.