Essential Bali & Gili Islands

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

4.9 out of 5 based on 61 reviews submitted.
18 to 35s
EUR €528
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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
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 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.


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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 61 reviews submitted.
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MIA · Traveled June 2024
this trip made me feel like i got to see all the main parts of Bali, as well as the culture and how beautiful it is! this has been my first time with intrepid and i would recommend it to anyone who is looking to have a great time, meet great people, and learn and grow a lot! wayan was the best leader i could have asked for and he made the trip even better than i imagined! :)
Review submitted 06 Jul 2024

Cameron · Traveled June 2024
Fun, adventurous, culture rich and good food. A perfect trip for those traveling for the first time and for those who experienced.
Review submitted 01 Jul 2024

William · Traveled June 2024
What an amazing trip! Beautiful country especially the Gilli Islands, a fantastic group of people to be with and Wayan was an amazing tour leader.
Review submitted 30 Jun 2024

Nadia · Traveled June 2024
The most incredible trip with an amazing travel group. There were a lot of solo travellers on our group and we all became very friendly in such a short amount of time. 12 days was not nearly long enough in Bali!! The best part was not having to worry about transport to each new destination and our tour guide provided us with loads of options for activities, restaurants, bars etc which made it a very stress free holiday!
Review submitted 24 Jun 2024

Ariane · Traveled June 2024
This trip was amazing I highly recommend!! Our guide Lena was amazing. :)
Review submitted 21 Jun 2024
Essential Bali & Gili Islands
EUR €528