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, the island hopper of dreams. Will this be the best 18 days of your life? HELL YA IT WILL!

We’ve perfected the balance between culture, adventure, beaches and parties. A high level of inclusions at a low cost. Think of a Ferrari for the price of a Ford. Highlights, hotspots & hidden gems are crafted into each itinerary with our own TruExclusives. We stay in a variety of different accommodations such as hotels, hostels, homestays, beach huts & even boats. Maximum adventure, minimum hassle.

What's Included

Airport Pickup
Provided up to two days before as long as you have booked a pre night with us directly!

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

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

17 Nights Accommodation Hotels Twin-share Rooms Liveaboard boat

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

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17 X Breakfasts 4 X Lunches 2 X Dinners
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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
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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

Welcome to 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!

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


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!)


Tanah Lot & Taman Ayun visits
1x Breakfast
A group at the temple Taman Ayun in Bali Indonesia
A group at the temple Taman Ayun, sat on the grass 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 up and Shaka’s up!! We’re hitting the beach in Kuta! Never surfed before? NO PROBLEMO! 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 of Bali’s best beaches, coconut in hand or head to the rooftop pool. We know, we’re fancy. Freshen up, scrub that saltwater out of 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!

Surfing Lesson
1x Breakfast
A group surfing at Kuta beach in Bali Indonesia
A group of four pushing their surf boards into the sea ready for a surfing lesson in Canggu, 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


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?


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


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.

Monkey Forest
1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch
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Cooking Class
A group at a traditional cooking class in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
A group enjoying the cooking class in Ubud Bali Indonesia
A group of five girls at the traditional cooking class in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
A group of 3 with flowers in their hair holding the canang sari offerings they made at traditional cooking class in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Day 6


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.

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


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


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 of five, underwater in the clear blue sea, while snorkeling in Gili Trawangan, Bali, Indonesia
A photo of a man underwater by statues while snorkelling in the bright blue clear sea in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
A group paddle boarding on the crystal clear water in Gili Trawangan Indonesia
Day 9


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 stop for a beer to replenish our tastebuds and watch the golden orange sunset go down. Perfect.

Gili Trawangan
Island Bike Tour
1x Breakfast
A group on bikes while cycling round the island of Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
A group of five on bicycles by the beach, ready for a bike ride around the island of Gili Trawangan, Bali, Indonesia
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 2 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


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


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. Take a moment to appreciate a local experience and relax amongst it's beauty. 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
Five girls holding drinking coconuts on the beach by the clear blue sea, in Bali, Indonesia
Two girls on a sandy beach in Bali, Indonesia with TruTravels carved into the sand
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 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 a 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
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Moyo Island
A group sitting at the edge of the serene waterfall on Mojo Island, Indonesia
A group shot while in the clear bright blue water at the waterfall in Mojo Island, Indonesia
Day 15

Satonda Island

Today we head off on our very own Liveaboard boat, an amazing Tru Exclusive. We will be on a converted traditional wooden boat which has been transformed for this journey of a lifetime! Sharing a dorm style room on the top deck, and having traditional style showers it's a Truly unique backpacking experience you won’t get anywhere else! The first part of our voyage has us stopping off at 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 sitting on the deck as the sun sets for our first-night sailing. Fall asleep under the stars as we sail through the night. With little to no light pollution around the Komodo Island’s the sky has never been clearer. It's ultimate island hopping bliss.

Live aboard boat
Visit Satonda island
1x (B) 1x (L) 1x (D)
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Live aboard boat
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 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’ll be visiting Pink Beach. Yeah it’s really pink! Before taking a small trek on 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)
TRU Exclusives
Live aboard boat
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 picture showing the surrounding lush green landscape while island hopping through the Komodo Islands in Indonesia
An underwater shot of swimming with the manta rays in the Nusa Islands, Indonesia
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 5 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
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, "Sampai" , 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!


Help & Support with onward travel
1x Breakfast
A girl holding a TruTravels flag by the beach with a stunning sunset in Thailand

Trips Departure Dates



Where does the trip start & Finish?

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

What are the facilities on the Komodo boat like?

Does the Liveaboard have private cabins/rooms? - The accommodation is mixed sex, large dorm style room

Does the Liveaboard dock up at night? - For the first night we continue to sail through the night. The second we dock up close to Pink Beach.

Does the Liveaboard have bathrooms? - The liveaboard has 2 western toilets with a bucket flush and a traditional shower with a limited amount of freshwater to rinse off.

Does the Liveaboard have free drinking water? - Yes, fresh water is provided on the boat.

Does the Liveaboard have hand sanitizer? - Yes, the boats we use provide free hand sanitizer for all our customers.

What type of food is served on the liveaboard? - We serve a mix of traditional Indonesian food/fresh fruits catering to all dietary requirements.

What is the layout of the Live Aboard boat? - We have 4 main living/relaxing areas on the boat. On the front lower deck we have a small sun lounging area with bean bags. Behind this on main lower deck is the larger covered communal area. Here you can escape the sun, make tea and coffee and where we eat our dinner together family share style. On the front upper deck are we have another larger sun lounging area with more bean bags. Behind this on the upper deck there is the dorm style sleeping area. This is a large open area with lowered roof and bed mats arranged inside.

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/triple share private rooms apart from on our Live-aboard boat which is mixed sex open deck 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)

Are there any COVID precautions in place for my trip?

Yes! We’re doing everything we can to make your trip as safe and stress- free as possible. All trips are run with enhanced safety and hygiene protocols advised by the FCO (Foreign Commonwealth Office) & WHO (World Health Organisation) including only working with partners who uphold the same standard and are taking the maximum amount of precautions. From switching to private transport where possible to offering private room upgrades, we’ve got all areas covered to ensure your trip is an amazing one! For more info, click here.

What happens If I can’t travel due to COVID?

We’re only operating in countries that are open without quarantine and are safe and easy to travel in. That being said if you could no longer travel due to COVID or if something were to arise our TruCrew are always here to give you some TLC and to go through your options. Think of us as ya BFF’s, the fun auntie/uncle of the family who loves a drink or your travel guardian angels. Were not fussed.

Is my money protected?

Yep! You will never lose your money. You’re protected. TruTravels is both ABTA and ATOL registered meaning your money is safe. We also offer 1 free date change prior to 60 days before departure.

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