The best of Bali: Party, beaches, islands, culture & much more!
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Group Size: Avg 16, Max 22
Trip code: BLTO
Duration: 9-12 days
See the best of Bali and make new friends on this unbeatable group tour! Our Bali Intro offers the ideal combination of party and beach time, awesome activities, culture, wildlife, idyllic islands and stunning scenery. This trip also offers amazing accommodation which only adds to the unforgettable experience! Enjoy lively nightlife in Kuta, visit ancient temples, bliss out on beautiful beaches, learn to surf, enjoy local culture, go snorkelling, swim in waterfalls, feed wild monkeys, relax on tropical islands, see dolphins and turtles, party on the beach and relax in this slice of paradise!
- See stunning hidden temples and relax on iconic Padang Padang Beach, enjoy a sunset dinner and then party the night away in Kuta’s crazy nightlife
- Learn to surf from Canggu’s volcanic sands, go off the beaten Bali track in stunning Lovina, hand feed wild monkeys and swim in a wonderful waterfall
- Cruise along the Balinese coastline on a boat tour, spot wild dolphins and head to a homestay for a cultural experience!
- Spend two days on the idyllic Gili Islands, explore this unspoilt spot by bike, go on a boat tour of the islands, snorkel with turtles and party on the beach
- Head to Ubud for a visit to Monkey Forest, a sunrise volcano trek up Mount Batur and a traditional Balinese massage to end your Indonesian adventures (12-day trip only)
See the best of Bali on this brilliant intro tour! Choose from 9 or 12 days.
Buddy list: Travellers on this programme will be given access to a buddy list, so you can connect with other travellers going on the same trip and start to make friends before you go!
Day 1: Arrive in Denpasar, Bali. Begin your awesome Bali Intro! Arriving into Denpasar Airport you’ll be picked up and taken to your gorgeous guesthouse in Kuta to meet the rest of your group.
Day 2: Beaches, Temples & Sunsets. Start today with a short drive to a stunning temple, set on a cliff edge in Uluwatu. Your next stop is the famous Padang Padang beach. Enjoy a sunset dinner before heading back to Kuta for some serious nightlife!
Day 3: Learn to Surf. Make tracks for the laid-back surfing spot of Canggu, famous for its volcanic sands. Learn how to surf in one of the world’s most exciting surfing destinations – awesome!
Day 4: Temples, Waterfalls & Rice Paddies. Stop off at two of Bali’s most amazing ancient temples. Stop to swim at an incredible waterfall, before arriving in the spectacular mountain surroundings of Lovina.
Day 5: Dolphins & Culture. Hop on board a traditional outrigger boat for some dolphin-spotting adventures. Visit a local homestay for some Balinese basket weaving and lunch with your hosts.
Day 6: Travel to the Gorgeous Gili Islands. A fast ferry takes you to the idyllic island of Gili Trawangan, a real slice of paradise. Enjoy some free time and then head out to make the most of the amazing island nightlife.
Day 7: Gili Island Bike Tour. Take a biking tour of this gem of an island, snapping photos of the breathtaking views and taking breaks to laze on white sand beaches.
Day 8: Snorkelling Boat Trip, Group Dinner & Party Night. Take a boat tour around all three gorgeous Gili Islands today. Tuck in to a delicious group dinner and then make the most of your last evening on the island and party in paradise!
Day 9: Tour Ends (9 day tour) or Travel on to Ubud (12 day tour). If you are booked on the 9-day tour, your trip ends today on the island of Gili Trawangan and your guide will help you arrange your transfer back to Denpasar Airport (cost not included). If you’re booked on the 12-day trip you’ll jump on a ferry bound for Ubud.
Day 10 (12-day tour only): Monkey Forest. Visit Ubud’s most famous attraction, Monkey Forest, an incredible temple which is home to hundreds of mischievous wild monkeys. Enjoy Ubud and get out and about this evening with your newfound friends.
Day 11 (12-day tour only): Mount Batur Sunrise Volcano Trek & Massage. Head out early for an unforgettable sunrise volcano trek up Mount Batur, including a breakfast cooked using the natural heat from the volcano. Hike back to Ubud, arriving mid morning and easing your muscles with an inclusive massage. The rest of the day is free.
Day 12: (12-day tour only): Bali Intro Ends. Your amazing Bali adventure ends today in Ubud and it’s time to say goodbye to your new friends and head home. Your guide can help you arrange your travel back to Denpasar Airport (cost not included) or you can choose to stay on and enjoy even more time in beautiful Bali.
Don’t want to go home? Why not extend your travels and book our epic Thai Adventure. This awesome 3 or 4-week tour is packed with awesome inclusions, such as an elephant experience, a 2-day hill trek and blissful beach time. Alternatively, you could head Down Under and earn cash in the sun! Our Absolute Oz Jobs package sets you up with everything you need to find a great job Down Under! Earn money, explore and have fun!
Bali Intro Plus
Want to experience our Bali Intro with upgraded accommodation and more meal inclusions? Experience a life of luxury in Bali while staying in private villas and hotels on our 12 day Bali Intro Plus!
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You will need to arrange your own arrival into Denpasar Airport in Bali on day 1. An airport transfer is included and you will be picked up and taken to your accommodation in Kuta, where you can relax and meet the rest of your group.
You can arrive in advance of the start date and still take up the inclusive transfer if you book extra night's accommodation through us. If you wish to arrive before the start date then please let us know this in advance.
If you have booked the 9-day trip, your tour ends on day 9 on the island of Gili Trawangan. A return airport transfer is not included but your guide can help arrange this for you. A ferry/minivan transfer back to Denpasar Airport takes around 3-4 hours and costs approx £18. We recommend you do not book an onward flight out of Bali until around 7 p.m. on day 9.
If you are booked on the 12-day tour your trip will finish on day 12 in the town of Ubud. A return airport transfer is not included but your guide can help arrange this for you. A transfer by minivan to Denpasar Airport takes around 1.5 hours. We recommend you do not book an onward flight out of Bali until around 1pm on day 12 at the earliest.
All your accommodation is included during the Bali Intro. The accommodation is of a great standard, with incredible swimming pools, private bathrooms, air conditioning and hot water. You'll be seriously spoilt on this brilliant Bali Intro!
2 nights are spent in a gorgeous guesthouse with pool in Kuta, 1 night is spent in a hotel in Canggu, 2 nights are spent in a private villa with spectacular mountain views and a pool in Lovina, and 3 nights are spent in a hotel on the idyllic island of Gili Trawangan. If you have booked the 12-day tour, you will also spend an extra 3 nights in a hotel in the town of Ubud.
2 of the nights will be in multi-share, mixed dorm accommodation, with rooms sleeping 4-7 people. The rest of the nights will be twin or double share. Free Wi-Fi is available in every location, and laundry services are available on all nights except 4 & 5.
If you wish to book extra nights of accommodation in Kuta before you arrive, we can book this for you at an approximate cost of £25 per night. Please contact us for more details.
Please note: On popular start dates two groups may be running at the same time. In Lovina on days 4 and 5 one group will stay at our beach side guesthouse with pool not far from the usual accommodation.
7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners are included on this tour. If you are booked on the 12-day tour, then a further breakfast is also included. Other meals on the trip are at your own cost. Dietary requirements can be catered for but please inform us of these at the time of booking.
Our local team have installed safe refillable water stations at every overnight stop on this tour and also at many of the activity destinations as well. In an effort to reduce the use of single use plastics, we ask that you bring your own refillable water bottle with you on this trip.
This trip is designed for travellers aged 18-39.
British visitors arriving in Bali (or anywhere in Indonesia) will be issued with a free visa on arrival, valid for a stay of up to 30 days. You must have a passport with at least 6 months validity from your arrival date.
If you wish to stay in Indonesia for longer than 30 days, you will no longer be able to extend your visa in-country, so you will need to apply for a 60 day tourist/social visa in advance of travel. Please contact us for further details.