Travel to Bali and experience this exotic oasis off the coast of Indonesia.
Fall in love with the warmth of the people, the ornate customs and welcoming culture that is synonymous with beautiful Bali and the islands of Lombok - the Gilli Islands. With stunning scenery, rice terraces, character filled villages and an underwater world
With hiking, cycling and snorkelling, this trip is steeped in outdoor activities. But there's also plenty of time to relax – bathe in hot springs, laze on the beach or stroll around botanical gardens
Your bicycle tour from Taro to Ubud takes you off the beaten track, through hilly back lanes, small villages and rice paddies
With no motorised vehicles on the Gili Islands the cidomo (horse and cart) is the transport mode of choice
Be awed by the pure white sand beaches and turquoise waters in what is known as the 'turtle capital of the world'
Spend a couple of days switched off from the outside world (ie no phone or internet access)
A good level of fitness is essential, as there are a range of physical activities included (cycling from Ubud, walking up Mt Batur at sunrise, and snorkelling in Bali Barat National Park).
There is one very early start – your sunrise climb of Mt Batur kicks off at 3 am. This means you'll be walking over some gravel and volcanic rock in the dark. Head torches, warm clothing and good walking shoes are a must. The view at sunrise is well worth the effort, especially if the weather's fine!
Bali is blessed with a consistent climate for most of the year. However, the rainy season (usually October–March) brings frequent downpours. The good news is that these rainy bursts don't last long, and it is usually still warm.
As the majority of this trip takes place on a sailing boat, you’ll need to feel comfortable with moving about the vessel, including the use of stairs. With that said, sea legs come naturally to some but not so much for others. Your friendly crew will be able to help with the effects of sea sickness if needed.
A zodiac is used to transport passengers from the boat to the mainland, with landings taking place at piers (dry landings) as well as on beaches (wet landings). Zodiacs can sometimes be awkward to climb in and out of, but a sense of humour and can-do attitude is all you need.
This is an adventure on board a real yacht, which means living spaces, cabins, bathrooms and showers need to be shared with other passengers. Sleeping quarters can be quite compact, but you will be spending the majority of your time above board in the open air.
Time on the water also means time in the sun. Remember to pack sun protection, such as sun screen and a hat, and drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. See ‘Essential Trip Information’ below for a full packing list.
Please note that smooth sailing is dependent on the weather, so itinerary changes may occur at the last minute if the weather becomes unfavourable. If any changes are made, you can trust in your knowledgeable skipper to choose an alternative route or activity.
Due to the size of the yachts, sound carries easily from one side to the other and can wake your fellow travellers. If you’re planning to have a late night, it’s a good idea to head into town and experience the local night life.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Beautiful Bali & Gili Islands Sailing Adventure trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
A single supplement is available on this trip. Please note a single supplement will exclude night 3, a small hotel in Sideman, and night 4 in Mt Batur, a small local guesthouse, where you will be in shared accommodation. A single supplement will ensure you have a cabin to yourself on the yacht.