Selamat Datang di Bali! That’s welcome to Bali in Indonesian for those who didn’t know. Today you will be picked up from Denpasar airport where your group leader will meet you and then take you to our hotel in Kuta. Check in out of the way the rest of the day is yours, so you can relax by the pool, at the beach or head out to explore Kuta itself. Tonight we will all get together for a group welcome dinner and drinks so you can get acquainted.
Keep calm and go to the beach! That’s the motto for day two as we head first to the stunning viewpoint that is Uluwatu Temple. Then we drive back up the coastline to Kuta Beach and get the chance to learn to surf with lessons led by our laidback local surf instructors. After we hit the waves, you have time to relax at the beach for more fun in the sun, time to try a traditional Balinese massage or even do some shopping. Tonight we get ready to enjoy the nightlife that Kuta is famous for!
Now you’ve got to know your group it’s time to get accustomed with the culture of Bali. Today we visit the magnificent Tanah Lot temple which is set on a rock formation in the sea before heading to the cultural heart of Bali, Ubud, made popular by the movie Eat Pray. Once we arrive we will stop off to visit the “little locals” at the Monkey Forest. Then it’s time to explore the local markets as we take an evening to just chill out after a busy few days.
This morning we head to a local primary school for the unique opportunity to spend time in class with the local kids. Afterwards, we’ll cool off with a dip in a stunning natural waterfall and then it’s time to relax by the pool before enjoying dinner with the group.
Today we set off for some coffee at the local plantation where you can see how the world’s most expensive coffee is made (you will be very surprised!). We’ll then have lunch overlooking an active volcano and spend the rest of afternoon wandering around the famous rice terraces of Ubud.
Let’s explore the islands! We board a boat to the picturesque island of Gili Trawangan and settle into our beachside accommodation before getting on the only mode of transport available on the island (push bike) to cycle around, see the sights and marvel at an amazing sunset! Then in the evening it’s time to party… island style!
On our second day in Gili T, we spend the day island hopping – heading to some of the best snorkeling spots in Indonesia. Today is all about the water as we get the chance to swim with the amazing and spellbinding sea turtles before we grab some Lunch of Gili Air, the quietest of all the Gili islands! This evening we enjoy a farewell dinner and party in style with the rest of the groupies to celebrate having just had the best trip of your life!
It’s time to say goodbye to some of your groupies and enjoy a well earned breather as we chill out on Gili T and get ready to continue the fun. We get the chance to relax and enjoy this beautiful island, which totally embodies the laid back way of life. Then later that afternoon we immerse ourselves in a traditional Indonesian cooking class that will delight the taste buds when we get to eat everything we cook!
This morning we leave Gili T behind us as we head for the second Kuta of the tour, Kuta Lombok. On the way to our hotel, we get a rare chance to see how the local Sasak tribe of Lombok live, we immerse ourselves in the traditional customs of this old community and get to see where they live and a chance to help make sarongs. Then its time to try an yoga class to stretch out those travel tired bodies and help us find our zen!
Beach bums will love the beautiful beaches of Lombok. We spend the day cruising around the island exploring some of its many beautiful beaches. But today isn’t all lounging about; as we head down to the shore to our second surf lesson. Ride the waves and soak up the views and vast expanses of crystal clear ocean in the final beach paradise of the trip.
Its time to shake the sand from our shoes as we prepare to leave Lombok and head back to Bali and up north to Lovina. On arrival we will all get ourselves checked in to our local accommodation and then head out for dinner so we can all feast on some of the local Indonesian cuisine, before enjoying a few drinks and an evening catching up on some z’s before tomorrows morning out at sea.
Our final full day in on tour is centered around the cool azure waters. We will get the chance to get up close and personal with dolphins in the wild from a traditional boat and then enjoy a spot of snorkelling, as we check out the colourful marina life of Lovina. The fun doesn’t stop there, snorkelling over we then visit the local hot springs and get the opportunity to cool off in a huge natural waterfall.
The trip might be over but the memories will last a lifetime. Today we gather our stuff, check out and all make our way back to Kuta where we say our final farewells. Whatever your next step is you can discuss any onward travel plans you might have or be interested in with our expert Group leaders who will make your trip home or the rest of your travels awesome.