Essential Bali & Gili Islands

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

4.9 out of 5 based on 53 reviews submitted.
18 to 35s
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This trip is for the 18 to 35 year olds

Find peace, relaxation and adventure with a trip around Bali. Starting in the patchouli-infused Ubud, you can explore the jungle or cycle around rice paddies before ascending Mt Batur at sunrise and creating 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
Start
Ubud, Indonesia
Finish
Seminyak, Indonesia
Theme
18 to 35s
Destinations
Indonesia
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 18 - Max 35
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
TIYB
This trip generates 71 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.
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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 spots – maybe see some sea turtles while snorkelling or just kick back with a good book and a cocktail.
  • Wake up at 3 am and climb a mountain – the sunrise will be 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.
  • 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?

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.

Itinerary

Map of Essential Bali & Gili Islands including Indonesia

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport

Boat, Private Minibus

Accommodation

Guesthouse (1 nights), Hotel (8 nights)

Activities
  • 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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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 53 reviews submitted.
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Brittany · Traveled May 2024
Our trip to Bali was literally amazing. We have made SO many great memories in a jam packed 10 days. We visited different cities, submerged ourselves in the culture, and participated in activities I dreamed of being able to do. Thank you to our leader, Wayan, for single handedly making this trip unforgettable for our group!!
Review submitted 21 May 2024

Mia · Traveled May 2024
This trip is AMAZING! Such a great tour of Bali and opportunities for so many fun activities. Wayan is the best guide and makes the trip so much fun!!!
Review submitted 22 May 2024

Mehalah · Traveled May 2024
Wayan was an amazing leader couldn’t have asked for anyone better. He gave great food recommendations and was always there if we needed to ask a question. Wayan made sure the trip ran smoothly and was a joy to be around!!!
Review submitted 21 May 2024

Maia · Traveled May 2024
Wayan our tour guide was not only super organised and helpful, but hilarious! The itinerary is a perfect mix between relaxing and exploring, I had so much fun and met a bunch of great people in my group. I strongly recommend this tour!
Review submitted 21 May 2024

Sidrah · Traveled May 2024
Such an incredible trip!!
Review submitted 23 May 2024
Essential Bali & Gili Islands
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EUR 509 €