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Bali & Beyond

Is there anywhere more dreamy in the world than Indonesia? With golden sandy beaches, crystal clear waters. Spend your days visiting Ubud’s waterfalls and monkey forests or hit up the Gili Islands for the ultimate off the beaten track experience. Head over to Indonesia’s quieter islands Lombok and the Komodo Islands. We’re giving you the very best with not just 1 but 2 TruExclusives. We take you to Indonesia’s best-kept secret..Mojo Island. Sleep under the stars on our very own liveaboard boat whilst we sail the Komodo Islands. Will this be the best 18 days of your life? HELLL YA IT WILL!

What's Included

Airport Pickup
(Up to two days before tour)

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

Transport
All Transport Included Private Van transfers Ferry to Gili Trawangan Ferry to Lombok Liveaboard boat

Accommodation
17 Nights Accommodation Hotels Twin-share Rooms Liveaboard boat

Activities
Cooking class Rice Terraces 3D/2N Live-aboard boat trip Snorkelling with Mantas Pink Beach

tru Exclusives
WAYAN COOKING CLASS MOYO ISLAND 3DAY/2Night Live-aboard Boat
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Bucket List
Girl on Bali swing surrounded with jungles and rices terraces
Ubud Rice Terraces
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Traditional Cooking Class
girl underwater snrokelling with turtle
Swim with Turtles
Pink Beach
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Komodo dragons

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10 Day 11 Day 12 Day 13 Day 14 Day 15 Day 16 Day 17 Day 18
Day 1

Arrive in Bali

Are you ready for the trip of a lifetime?! OBVIOUSLY. Arrive anytime at Denpasar airport where one of our super cool edgy travel ninja’s will meet you. Think superhero of the tour guide world. We’ll take you to our accommodation in Canggu. Check-in, chill out it’s been a long journey and you deserve it. Hey, why not even hit up the rooftop pool or take a walk a beach. It’s only a couple of minutes from our hotel. In the evening get ready and we’re off out for a welcome dinner and drinks and to meet the rest of your soon to be TruFam!

Canggu
Airport pick up
group of girls sat on decking by rooftop pool with pink sunset in the background
Day 2

TEMPLE VISITS

Today we’re diving deep into the local culture of Bali and visiting 2 of its most famous temples - Taman Ayun - the beautiful garden temple and Tanah Lot - Bali’s most famous temple in the sea. Are they as pretty as you saw on scrolling through Instagram months before this treat! Baby, they’re BETTER IN PERSON! Don’t forget to pack those elephant pants you bought on your first night travelling and a T-shirt to cover your shoulders to show respect when visiting the temples. After learning a little bit more about Bali and it’s wonders, we head to a funky beach bar lounge. Grab a cocktail or Bintang (That’s Bali’s famous beer) and watch the sun go down. Head back grab a shower and your dancing shoes because we’re out to paint the town red! (Or our famous TruBlue colour!)

 

Canggu
Tanah Lot & Taman Ayun visits
1x Breakfast
A group at the temple Taman Ayun in Bali Indonesia
Four people stood in front of the temple Tanah Lot in Indonesia
Local Balinese man giving flower to girl
Day 3

SURF’S UP!

Surf up and Shaka’s up!! We’re hitting the beach in Kuta! Never surfed before? NO PROBLAMO! We’ll have you standing up, riding those waves, doing backflips on the board in no time. Ok, maybe not to that extreme but you’ll deffo learn a thing or two! Spend the rest of the afternoon sunbathing on some Bali’s best beaches coconut in hand or head to the rooftop pool. We know we’re fancy. Freshen up, scrub that saltwater out your hair before we head out for a delicious dinner. (Our Tru Ninja’s know the best spots!) Have a drink or 6 and see where the night takes us!

Canggu
Surfing Lesson
1x Breakfast
A group surfing at Kuta beach in Bali Indonesia
A group practicing their moves on their surf boards before heading into water for a lesson at Kuta beach Bali
A girl in the sea with her surfboard on Kuta beach Bali Indonesia
Day 4

UBUD WATERFALLS

Today we’re off to Bali’s vibrant jungle town of Ubud. Think relaxation, artsy and ultimate ZEN VIBES! Along the way, we stop off at Bali’s most southern waterfall, Tegenungan. If you haven’t got a snap here.. I mean have you even been to Bali? Splash around, cool off before we head to our super cool hotel in the afternoon where we’ll be for the next 3 nights. Have a dip in the pool, grab a shower before we head out for the evening of live music! We can’t promise there won’t be any gyrating air guitars or dad dancing thrown about but hey, we’re on holiday right?

 

Ubud
Waterfall visit
1x Breakfast
Group of travellers standing in front of waterfall
A group shot at the Tegenungan waterfall in Bali Indonesia
Day 5

COOKING CLASS & MONKEY FOREST

Day 5 and we’re up and out as a local family and friend of the TruCrew is taking us around Ubud’s bustling food market. We’re learning about all the ingredients used in everyday Balinese cooking as well as ‘Canang Sari’ the local offerings made for the Gods. Bali has some of the most delicious foods in the world so it’s only right we learn to rustle up a couple. Will you be a world-renowned chef after this? You better Bali-eve it! Wayan, a TruTravels legend and his family show us the art of cooking Balinese food and of course, we overindulge after. You cooked it, so you deserve those calories of course! We spend the afternoon at Ubud’s sacred monkey forest where it’s believed that hundreds of monkeys live here to protect the ancient temples within. They're cheeky little creatures so keep a hold of your belongings! They're also known to jump in a selfie or two. We know, we know, they’re bananas! ;) After spending our day monkeying around we head back and get ready for dinner and drinks with the TruFam. First, drink to order? Monkey shoulder whisky obviously.

Ubud
Cooking class & Monkey Forest
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch
A group enjoying the cooking class in Ubud Bali Indonesia
Day 6

LOCAL MARKETS & RICE TERRACES

Today we head north to the scenic rice terraces of Tegalalang. A UNESCO World Heritage site. They’re pretty much on the cover of any magazine you’ve seen about Bali but boy they’re even more stunning in real life! We learn how these formations still play a very important role in the local's everyday life. Grab a snap, learn some heritage and culture. Win-win right? Next up we’re off to the region of Kintamani, we have lunch overlooking one of Bali’s active volcanoes. Mt Batur. Is this one of the best days in Bali? You betcha! It’s a blast! ;) We finish the afternoon wandering around the local market. Grab yourself a tacky souvenir, some knock off raybanz or just that keyring you promised your mum back home. Relax by the pool after an action-packed day before we head out for dinner with the crew.

Ubud
Visit local markets, rice terraces, volcano view point
1x Breakfast
Group of travellers at Ubud rice terraces smiling with green trees in background
A girl admiring the view overlooking Mount Batur in Bali Indonesia
I love Bali red sign with girls in front smiling and mountain backdrop
Day 7

HEAD TO THE GILI ISLANDS

IT’S TIME TO GET TROPICAL! You haven’t seen paradise until you’ve been to the Gili islands! We jump on the ferry then a short bus to the tiny island oasis of Gili Trawangan. Cars? Motorbikes? Not on Gili T! The island is so small it’s our very own slice of bliss. Turquoise clear waters, golden sandy beaches you’ll fall in love. Will you ever want to leave? It’s a no from us! Check in to our accommodation, sip cocktails by the pool or take a wander round the island. The sunset is like no other so we sit back and relax before we head out for dinner as a group. Although it’s a tiny island Gili T has some pretty darn lively nightlife. So get your best shit shirt on because we’re going OUT OUT!

Gili Trawangan
Boat to Gili Trawangan
1x Breakfast
A group of girls in the pool with cocktails while on the island Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
Day 8

ISLAND HOPPING ADVENTURE

Just when you think it couldn’t get any better.. There is not just 1 but 3 Gili Islands! We’re taking you island hopping and to the best snorkeling spots around Gili Meno & Gili Air! ALL ABOARD TRUFAM! The local marine life is some of the best in the world, unspoilt marine life and islands only accessible by boat adds up to healthy thriving waters. The Gili islands have coral conservation projects so check these out! Keep an eye out for a nearby turtle or two passing by. Gili Islands? Yeah, it’s the turtle package ;) We grab a beachside lunch on Gili Air before we head back to freshen up before dinner and another big night in our new favourite place!

Gili Trawangan
Island hopping & snorkelling
1x Breakfast
girl underwater snrokelling with turtle
A group on a boat getting ready to snorklel in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
A group paddle boarding on the crystal clear water in Gili Trawangan Indonesia
Day 9

BIKE RIDE AROUND GILI T

The best way to see any island is by bicycle of course! Today we’re off to explore! Pushbike style. Feel the wind in your hair, the cool crisp fresh sea air. It’s perfection. Visit the famous Gili T swings, grab a smoothie along the way or explore Gili T’s most secluded hidden gem beaches before we head to Gili’s only viewpoint! The remnants of an old WWII bunker, a piece of the island’s history and one of the best places to watch the sun go down!

Gili Trawangan
Island Bike Tour
1x Breakfast, 1x Dinner
A girl on the famous swing in the sea watching the gorgeous pink sunset in Gili Trawangan Indonesia
Day 10

Travel to Lombok

After the most amazing few days on the Gili Islands, it’s time to go off the beaten track as we make our way east to the sister island of Bali. We’re going to Lombok! We take the scenic route of course as we drive south to the beachside surf town of Kuta Lombok! After a bit of a travel morning, the afternoon is yours to spend as you please! Check into the hotel and have a relaxed afternoon by the pool or head out for a venture around the town. Whatever you decide Lombok is THE place to be.

Important note: The second half of this trip is truly unique and adventurous. A once in a lifetime experience as we take you to some less travelled and untouched parts of Indonesia, so prepare for a slight change in travel styles!

 

Kuta, Lombok
Boat to Lombok
1x Breakfast
Day 11

Sasak village & waterfalls

Don’t go chasing waterfalls…. Sorry, we couldn’t help but sing that. Today we start the day by immersing ourselves in the local customs and culture of Lombok at the Sasak Village. This is your chance to learn all about local village life by one of our super cool and friendly local guides. Give traditional weaving a go, passed down from generation to generation they’re masters at it. Will you be weaving your nan a giant scarf for Christmas? Who knows after the skills you’ve picked up today! This afternoon we’re heading to 3 of Lombok’s scenic waterfalls only accessible by jungle trek. Cmon’ vamanos. Call yourself Dora the explorer. Trek through luscious green jungles, the most spectacular views and peaceful surroundings before cooling off by jumping in the falls. Did someone say.. EPIC!

Kuta, Lombok
Visit Sasak village & waterfalls
1x Breakfast
A group wearing traditional clothing at the Sasak village in Lombok, Indonesia
A girl at the Sasak village practicing traditional weaving in Lombok, Indonesia
group of travellers stood in water in front of waterfall
Green trees with waterfall running down in Lombok Indonesia
Group of travellers stood in front of waterfalls surrounded by green trees
Day 12

LOMBOK BEACH Day

Calling ALL beach lovers! Today is your day! Grab your suncream, ya sunglasses and that itty bitty bikini you’ve been dying to wear! We’re off to visit some of Lombok’s most beautiful beaches. Forget the crowds, Lombok beaches are secluded, quiet and pristine. We set off to 2 different locations along the southern coastline where we spend the day on white sandy beaches. Grab a beer, sit back and relax. We grab a beachside lunch from a local restaurant then the afternoon is ours. Perfected your surfing skills in Kuta? Go on then show them off! Ride those waves baby! You know what that means? SHAKA’S UP and smile!

Kuta, Lombok
Visit 2 beautiful beaches
1x Breakfast
A group photo at the beach in Lombok, Indonesia showing pristine white sand, and two different shades of blue in the ocean
A view of the white sandy beach and crystal clear blue sea in Lombok, Indonesia
Day 13

TRAVEL TO SUMBAWA

We’re onto our next destination, Sumbawa Island! We travel by bus and ferry. Sumbawa is a far less developed, remote area of Indonesia than we’ve been to so far. It’s time to relax, hey it’s been a busy few days. We’re staying in beachfront bungalows, an experience in itself. Spend a peaceful afternoon on the beach unwinding or hit the pool to catch those rays. In the evening, we get ready for dinner and drinks with the rest of your TruCrew.

Sumbawa Besar
Bus & Ferry to Sumbawa Besar
1x Breakfast
Day 14

Moyo Island day trip

Today is a TruExclusive! Which means you’re not getting this anywhere else! We’re heading to the uninhabited island of Moyo. We’re well known here, so the locals take us on a scenic bike ride into the heart of the island. They show all the hidden gems nestled within the jungle and onto one of the most spectacular waterfalls in all of Indonesia. Untouched and beautiful. Moyo’s falls may just be the highlight of your trip. Take a dip, a swim or flip your hair backwards in the water and get your friend to film. Whatever works for you ;) Moyo is TruTraveller favourite so soak it all in! We enjoy lunch on the beach before we head back to the boat for a sunset sail back!

Moyo, Sumbawa Besar
Explore island & waterfalls
1x Breakfast
A group sitting at the edge of the serene waterfall on Mojo Island, Indonesia
Day 15

Satonda Island

Today we join our very own private live-aboard boat bound for the Komodo Islands! It’s an early morning so grab a coffee. Don’t let the basic facilities fool you, there’s nothing basic about a TruTravels trip baby! We’re taking you to some of the most scenic islands in all of Indonesia. Our first stop? Satonda Island! Grab a snorkel and mask and jump in! Check out the bay or the salt lake crater! Finish the day with a delicious local meal as the sun sets for our first-night sailing. Fall asleep under the stars. With little to no light pollution around the Komodo Island’s the sky has never been clearer.

Live aboard boat
Visit Satonda island
1x (B) 1x (L) 1x (D)
A group shot at Lake Toba, a salt water lake in the crater of a supervolcano in Indonesia
A group taking a selfie while swimming at Lake Toba, a salt water crater in the middle of a super volcano in Indonesia
A stunning aerial shot of Satonda Island, Sumbawa in Indonesia showing the salt water lake, lush greenery and bright blue clear ocean
Day 16

Komodo Island Hopping

Wake up and have breakfast looking out to mountainous views, look down and see crystal clear waters. You’re in paradise. How aboat it? ;) We’re in Komodo National park. Fill yourself up at breakfast because we’re trekking up to the viewpoint on Gili Lawa. A once in a lifetime picture and what better way to spend it than with your TruFam. After that mini trek, treat yourself with a quick swim. Hey, it’s hot out there and you deserve it. Back on board, we’re sailing to Manta Point, home to families of Manta Rays. Snorkel up close with some of the friendliest creatures in the marine world. Although daunting in size, Manta Rays are harmless and thriving in the wild out here. We spend a lazy afternoon on Pink Beach, yes we said PINK BEACH! Before taking our 2nd trek of the day up Padar Island for one of Indonesia’s most renowned viewpoints. This evening’s our last on the boat, so we have dinner cooked on board and 1 too many drinks! Sleep up deck, stay up all night listening to the waves, vow to become a sailor when you get home. You do you.

Live aboard boat
Gili Lawa, Manta Point & Padar Island
1x (B) 1x (L) 1x (D)
A stunning view of a group hiking up to the top of viewpoint on Gili Lawa in Indonesia
A fish eye lens shot of a girl laying on Pink Beach in Indonesia showing the pink sand, clear water and cloudy blue sky
A group watching the orange sunset at the incredible viewpoint on Padar island in Indonesia
Day 17

Komodo Dragons

Ladies and gentlemen, this is the moment you’ve all been waiting for! We’re heading into the Jurassic world of the Komodos. Komodo dragons are only found on 4 islands in the world! So count yourself lucky TruFam. We’re greeted by our local guides who inhabit the island before we set off in search of these prehistoric creatures. We take an educational tour and learn all about our dino friends and the life they live here in Indonesia. Is the trip going to drag-on? No way! It’s a fun-filled day before we head east as our time aboard draws to a close. I know we’re crying too. Say farewell to the Capt & crew before we check into our beautiful resort in Labuan Bajo, Flores. It’s our last night together so we’re out for a farewell dinner and a mojito or two.

Labuan Bajo
Meet Komodo Dragons
1X BREAKFAST, 1X LUNCH
A group at the Komodo National Park pictured with two Komodo dragons in Indonesia
Day 18

Chilled check out

It’s to time bid farewell, Adios, samai jumpa, goodbye! It’s been a wild trip and you’ve made memories of a lifetime. We hate to see you go, so let’s just say see you next time? Our Travel Ninja is on hand for all your needs. Travel related and sadness induced hugs. Whatever you need they’ll try their best to help you out. Until next time TruFam you bunch of legends!

 

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1x Breakfast
A girl holding a TruTravels flag by the beach with a stunning sunset in Thailand
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FAQS

Where does the trip start & Finish?

The trip begins in Denpasar, Bali and ends in Labuan Bajo, Flores.

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 18 that we recommend the earliest you can fly is around 2pm from Denpasar to allow for your journey back from Labuan Bajao (LBJ) which needs to be taken via internal flight.

What is the closest airport to the end destination?

Labuan Bajo (LBJ) is the closest airport to the end destination. From here you can catch internal flights back to Bali or limited international flights.

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

You will need to book an internal flight from Labuan Bajo to Denpasar – This can be booked for as little as 600,000 if you book early.

What kind of accommodation is included on this trip?

The accommodation for this trip is all twin share private rooms apart from on our Live-aboard boat which is dorm / cabin share.

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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