Bali Experience

Join us to experience the best of Bali on this incredible 10-day adventure as we check out 3 awesome destinations across Bali and the Gili Islands. Full of tropical aromas, volcanic landscapes, rich history and joyful locals, there's no surprise Bali is a travellers hotspot. Throughout this life-changing experience, you'll dive into the Balinese culture exploring some of the most amazing sites, take on a cooking class taught by a local family, explore majestic temples, splash around in waterfalls, visit an active volcano, wander through rice fields, discover idyllic islands and sip cocktails on white sandy beaches. Shop the markets, indulge in delicious food, learn to surf, snorkel in the crystal clear sea & lose yourself in the wild nightlife Bali has to offer!

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What's Included

Airport Pickup
(Up to two days before tour)

Your Guide! Like travelling with your best friends & one of them happens to know where they're going!

All Transport Included Private Van Ferry to Gili Trawangan

9 Nights Accommodation Hotel Twin-share rooms

Tegenungan Waterfall Ubud Monkey forest Balinese Cooking class Rice terraces

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Bucket List
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Ubud Rice Terrace
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Swim with Turtles
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Traditional Cooking Class
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Monkey Forest

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10
Day 1


The time has come for your trip of a lifetime to begin! Once you arrive at Denpasar airport we'll be there to pick you up and take you to our cool Canggu hotel to check you in. You can then relax by the pool/beach or explore Canggu before we enjoy a rooftop dinner and drinks in the evening with your new travel buddies.

Airport Pick Up
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Group of travellers having dinner in Bali
Day 2


Get ready to dive into Bali's rich culture as we head to check out two of it’s most famous temples – Tanah Lot which is set on a rock formation in the sea; and the Royal Temple of Taman Ayun. It' only day two but you've probably already fallen in love with the many amazing sites and friendly people this Bali is made up of. In the evening we'll take in the spectacular sunset on one of Canggu’s coolest beaches before a big night out on the lively town in Canggu.

Tanah Lot & Taman Ayun visits
1x Breakfast
Girl with local Bali man smiling
Day 3


Time to hit the beach for our very own surf lesson! One of our awesome local instructors shows us how to rock our surf skills on Kuta Beach (also one of the best places to surf in Asia!) before we head back to chill out at our hotel's rooftop pool or chill out on one of Bali's most beautiful beaches before we finish the day watching another impressive sunset.

Surfing Lesson
1x Breakfast
Large group  wearing blue wet suits with blue surf boards on sandy beach with sea in the background
Day 4


It’s time to pack our bags as we move location to the bohemian jungle town of Ubud – en route to our next destination we make a stop at a beautiful waterfall to cool off. Once we check into our awesome hotel you'll have a bit of time to check out the town where you'll quickly fall in love with the amount of character and traditional Balinese culture' that's bursting through every walking moment. After we've freshened up we'll head out to one of Bali’s coolest live music destinations for a fun-filled evening of singing & dancing with the group.

Waterfall visit
1x Breakfast
Group of travellers standing in front of waterfall
Day 5


After breakfast, we head down to the local food markets to learn and observe where all our fresh ingredients come from. Our local family will explain in detail about all the delicious ingredients and what they use it for, before heading back to their village. Here the amazing Wayan and his family teach us some of Bali’s most famous dishes as well as Canang Sari, the flower offerings made for the God. Even better, we'll all sit down together and indulge in the delicious food we've just made. This afternoon we'll head to meet some of Ubud’s cheekiest locals at the sacred monkey forest, where it is believed the hundreds of monkeys that live there protect the ancient temples inside. After we've got our selfies with the monkeys you'll have some time to enjoy a bit of retail therapy in the markets before heading back to get ready tonights dinner with the group.

Cooking class & Monkey Forest
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch
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Traditional Cooking Class
Day 6


Get ready for one of the most exciting (and famous) things to do in Bali - wandering through the scenic rice terraces of Tegalalang. Trek through the valleys and stop off at one of the many swings for photos or a cool coconut and see how these beautiful formations still play a very important role in the locals’ present-day way of life. This afternoon we'll visit Kintamani for as spot of lunch overlooking the active volcano Mt. Batur. We'll then head back to either top up your tan by the pool or pick up some souvenirs at the colourful and vibrant local market.

rice terraces, volcano viewpoint & local markets
1x Breakfast
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people walking through rice terrace in Ubud Bali
Day 7


It’s time to swap the jungles for the beaches! This morning we'll get up promptly as we head to catch the bus then ferry over to the stunning tiny island of Gili Trawangan. We will check in to our tropical accommodation in the heart of the island for our final few days. Once there, we spend the afternoon having a beer & chilling by the pool or explore the many beaches that surround the island! Catch a beautiful sunset on the beach before heading out for dinner. Now it’s time to party! Explore Gili’s famous nightlife in the many beachside bars the island has to offer.

Gili Trawangan
Head to Gili Trawangan
1x Breakfast
Day 8


Get your sunscreen and swimwear at the ready as we spend the day island-hopping on a boat trip around the three Gili Islands. Head to some of the best snorkel spots around Gili Meno & Gili Air where you will see stunning coral, beautiful fish, turtles and coral conservation projects. Enjoy a cold drink and a beachfront lunch on Gili Air before we head out this evening to enjoy the stunning sunset and a drink at some of the best beach bars on the island.

Gili Trawangan
Island hopping & snorkelling
1x Breakfast
A group on a boat getting ready to snorklel in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
Day 9


Today we will explore the island on one of Gili’s only modes of transportation, pushbike! As we cycle around the island we'll explore different beaches and take a small trek up the hill to see Gili’s only viewpoint before exploring a bit of history with remnants of an old WWII bunker. Enjoy one last sunset with your travel buddies as we reminisce about our epic time on the trip over a farewell dinner and finish off with a little party to celebrate the best 10 days of your life!

Gili Trawangan
Island Bike Tour
1x Breakfast
Day 10


Check-out day! The fun doesn’t have to stop here. If you’re travelling on our amazing Group Leaders will help you book everything you need to get you where you need to go! Whether you’re on to explore some more islands, join another tour, or head back to the airport to catch a flight, we’ve got you covered! Please note that if you plan to fly home from Denpasar that day we recommend not booking a flight before 7pm to allow plenty of time to get back to the airport.

1x Breakfast
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Trips Departure Dates



Where does the trip start & Finish?

The trip begins in Denpasar and ends in Gili Trawangan.

Which airport do I need to fly into?

You will need to fly into Denpasar international airport (DPS). Please note when booking a return flight on Day 10 that we recommend the earliest you can fly is around 7pm from Denpasar to allow for your journey back from Gili Trawangan.

What is the closest airport to the end destination?

You will need to travel back to Denpasar airport from Gili Trawangan

How do I get back to the start destination and is this included in the price? If not, how much is it?

No it is not included but we can assist you with booking it all. You can get a boat and then a bus back to Kuta or Denpasar airport which is 5-6 hours and around 500,000 IDR. Please allow enough time to get back to Denpasar! We recommend if you are planning to fly home that day, that you book a flight for after 7pm to allow time to get back without rushing.

What kind of accommodation is included on this trip?

The accommodation for this trip is all twin share private rooms

How much is a night’s accommodation at our start hotel?

A pre night’s accommodation cost 55GBP, 66EUR, 73USD, 106AUD, 96CAD

What is the currency?

The currency in Indonesia is Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

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