Essential Bali & Gili Islands

10 Days | Tone it down then turn it up on this Balinese adventure

4.9 out of 5 based on 38 reviews submitted.
18 to 35s
CHF  525
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This trip is for the 18 to 35 year olds

Find peace, relaxation and adventure with a trip around Bali (or paradise, as some like to call it). Starting in the patchouli infused Ubud, you can tour the jungle or cycle around rice paddies before ascending Mt Batur at sunrise and creating some pretty epic memories. Kick back on Gili T and soak up island life as you enjoy loads of free time to snorkel over reefs, snap a few sunsets and throw down some beers. End it all in Seminyak with some of the best beachy nightlife you’ll ever find, even more sunsets (the colours!) and a massage (or three).

Trip overview

Map of Essential Bali & Gili Islands including Indonesia
Ubud, Indonesia
Seminyak, Indonesia
18 to 35s
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Min 18 - Max 35
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
This trip generates 55 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Float in the ocean, sunbake on the beach, and conquer a volcano at sunrise – the island landscapes of Bali make for an epic experience.
  • Bike around Gili T on a tour of the remote island, with a local leader who knows all the best recommendations – maybe spot sea turtles while snorkelling or just kick back with a good book and a cocktail (or few).
  • Wake up at 3 am and climb a mountain – this sunrise is worth it! Watching the day come alive at the top of Mt Batur is worth every minute of sleep you lose.
  • Let a local show you their favourite dishes, from nasi campur to all kinds of other delicacies during a street food tasting in Seminyak. We know you didn’t come all the way to Bali to eat spaghetti!
  • Soak up every drop of Ubud's relaxed atmosphere, from the calming jungle to the rice paddies waiting to be explored. Is this heaven or just Indonesia?
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll learn about our Intrepid Foundation partner, Coral Triangle Center Foundation. Donations help expand their coral restoration project and support their educational outreach activities for local schools in Nusa Penida. Intrepid will double the impact by dollar-matching all post-trip donations made to The Intrepid Foundation.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Part of what makes this part of the world so appealing is the warm weather, so it probably won’t come as a surprise that Bali can be extremely hot and humid. It’s also important to note that the temperature can drop in the evening. Layers are the best way to tackle this disparity in weather.
  • Climbing Mt Batur on Day 4 to watch the sunrise from the top of the volcano is one of the highlights of this trip, just be aware that this will involve starting the hike at 3 am. The climb takes around 2 hours and requires a good level of fitness.
  • This trip affords lots of free time so that you can experience Bali the way you imagined. If you need activity options, your leader will be on hand to help.


Map of Essential Bali & Gili Islands including Indonesia



9 breakfasts, 1 dinner


Boat, Private Minibus


Guesthouse (1 nights), Hotel (8 nights)

  • Ubud - Tirta Empul Water Temple
  • Tegalalang - Rice Terraces
  • Mt Batur - Sunrise volcano climb
  • Gili Trawangan - Leader-Led Orientation Cycling Trip
  • Gili Trawangan – Bike Hire (3 Days)
  • Seminyak – Street Food Tasting
  • Seminyak - Beach Club Visit
Add on activities
  • Ubud - Cooking class - IDR350000
  • Ubud - Saraswati Temple Lotus Garden - Free
  • Ubud - Bali Cycling Tour - IDR700000
  • Ubud - Whitewater rafting - IDR740000
  • Mt Batur - Hot springs - IDR300000
  • Gili Air - Snorkelling - IDR1100000
  • Gili Trawangan - Cooking class - IDR385000
  • Gili Trawangan - Yoga Class - IDR120000
  • Seminyak - Bali ‘Eat Street’ Local Food Urban Adventure - USD45
  • Legian - Rip Curl Surfing Lesson (includes transport) - IDR750000

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 4 (Candidasa) where there is no availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

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4.9 out of 5 based on 38 reviews submitted.
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Olivia · Traveled January 2024
Review submitted 15 Jan 2024

Matilda · Traveled January 2024
This was an enjoyable trip and a great way to see and experience the real Bali. Tini was an awesome leader who looked after our group extremely well. The trip contained a good balance of inclusions and free time. A highlight of the trip was visiting the Gili Islands and snorkeling with turtles.
Review submitted 01 Feb 2024

Brendan · Traveled December 2023
Well sequenced destinations and activities that I would certainly have struggled to plan myself. Mt Batur and the inland mountains were a particular highlight that previously I wouldn't have thought of myself. Our tour guide was faultless and the group was fantastic.
Review submitted 01 Jan 2024

Ripleigh · Traveled December 2023
Had the time of my life and meet some truly amazing people would highly recommend
Review submitted 31 Dec 2023

Kassandra · Traveled September 2023
Such an amazing trip around Bali and Gili T! Our leader Wayan made Bali feel like home, and our group feel like a family. From chilling with monkeys in Ubud to climbing Mt.Batur, and snorkelling with turtles and bar crawling in Gili T, every stop on this trip is fun and brings new adventures!
Review submitted 14 Sep 2023
Essential Bali & Gili Islands
CHF  525