Travel to Bali and visit Indonesia's beautiful island getaway
Travel to Bali and discover Indonesia's beautiful island escape. Dotted with small, character-filled villages, smouldering volcanoes rising out of lush rich fields, idyllic beaches and colourful reefs, Bali is the perfect island getaway. Conquer the slopes of simmering Mt Batur, explore an underwater world in Bali Barat National Park, feast on delicious Balinese cuisine and enjoy moments of absolute peace in Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a Hindu-Buddhist lake temple dedicated to the goddess of the waters. Fall in love with the warmth of the people, the ornate customs and welcoming culture that is synonymous with beautiful Bali.
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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
Immerse yourself in Balinese culture – you'll eat street food with locals, meet songket weavers, witness a traditional Kecak dance performance and visit a Hindu-Buddhist island temple
Adventure to the summit of Mt Batur, where, on a clear morning, dazzling sunrise vistas stretch across the Lombok Strait, all the way over to the peaks of Mt Rinjani
Escape the tourists – and the heat – in Sidemen, a lovely, peaceful village nestled in the hills
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!
We visit villages and small towns on this trip, where life is more conservative than in the tourist areas. You will need to bring clothes that allow your shoulders and knees to be covered for both men & women. At some hot springs you will need to wear a t-shirt and shorts over your swimwear.
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.
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1. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes nights 3 (small hotel in Sideman) and Mt Batur (small local guesthouse) where you will be in shared accommodation.
Our Beautiful Bali trips score an average of 4.77 out of 5 based on 399 reviews in the last year.
Beautiful Bali was my first group tour and trip with Intrepid. It did not disappoint! We were a small group (5) which was actually kind of nice as we got to know each other a bit better and didn't split up into smaller groups. Highlight was climbing Mt Batur (unfortunately too cloudy to see the sunrise) and cycling (more like coasting, not much peddling involved). Tip: wear a rash guard for snorkelling, we all got lots of jellyfish stings. Our tour leader Yogi was great. He was well organized, thoughtful and a pleasure to travel with.
Review submitted 22 Jan 2018
Beautiful Bali is a great trip. It's a fantastic way to see the island. Lots of varied activities, lovely accommodation and a good balance for rest time to savour some cold bintangs what's not to like. I'm very grateful for the opportunity to enjoy this trip and to be able to share it with wonderful locals, our excellent intrepid guide Deni and the other travellers in our group made it extra special.
Review submitted 22 Jan 2018