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, 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!
- 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 to meet the rest of your group.
Day 2: Temples & Sunsets. Start today with a short drive to a stunning local temple. Enjoy dinner before heading back to Canggu for some serious nightlife! Or if you prefer to chill, grab a mocktail and relax by the water.
Day 3: Learn to Surf. Make tracks for the laid-back surfing spot of Seminyak, 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.
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 group.
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.
On this trip you will have free time in the evenings to explore on your own or with others in your group. During your free time, you decide how to spend your time. Some travellers like to go out in the evenings for a meal and then carry on the party but there is no expectation to do so. If you prefer to chill and wake up with a clear head, then there are plenty of great options too!
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, 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!
3 nights 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 at the starting accommodation before you arrive, we can book this for you at extra cost. 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. Visa rules and regulations are subject to change. Please check the relevant embassy websites for up to date information.
This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:
Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.
Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.
Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.
Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.
Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.
Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.
Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.
24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.
It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.