Beautiful Bali

9 Days | Travel to Bali and visit Indonesia's beautiful island getaway

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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 are synonymous with beautiful Bali.

Trip overview

Map of Beautiful Bali including Indonesia
Start
Ubud, Indonesia
Finish
Sanur, Indonesia
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Indonesia
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
TISA
This trip generates 52.86 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
  • This trip will immerse you in Balinese culture; you'll eat street food, meet songket weavers, witness a traditional Kecak dance performance and visit a Hindu-Buddhist island temple.
  • A guided hike to the summit of Mt Batur will provide you with dazzling sunrise vistas that stretch across the Lombok Strait, all the way over to the peaks of Mt Rinjani.
  • The lovely, peaceful village of Undisan is nestled in the lush Balinese hills. This is the perfect place to escape the tourists, and the heat!
  • Ubud is the artistic and cultural heart of Bali, enjoy a guided walk through the lush green surrounds and gain an insight into daily village life.
  • 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 or laze on the beach.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support 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.

Is this trip right for you?
  • A good level of fitness is essential, as there are a number 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.
  • You may also want to check out our Bali & Lombok Adventue (TISBC) or our Java & Bali Explorer (TISJC) if you have longer time to explore in region.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Beautiful Bali including Indonesia

Inclusions

Meals

8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners

Transport

Local van, Private vehicle, Boat, Bicycle

Accommodation

Resort (2 nights) Hotel (5 nights) Homestay (1 night)

Activities
  • Ubud - Campuhan Ridge & Village walk
  • Bali - Kecak Fire Dance
  • Ubud - Home visit, local coffee & Balinese offering
  • Ubud - Bayung Gede (Kahyangan) Village to Tampak Siring cycling tour
  • Undisan - Village tour
  • Undisan - Traditional Village Lunch
  • Local community Salak plantation walk
  • Mt Batur - Sunrise volcano climb
  • Lovina - Banjar Hot Springs
  • Lovina - Global Kafe Visit
  • Lovina - Menjangan Island Reef snorkeling tour
  • Lovina - Seririt Market visit
  • Bedugul - Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple
  • Gitgit - Waterfall walk
Add on activities
  • Ubud - Saraswati Temple Lotus Garden - Free
  • Ubud - Whitewater rafting - IDR740000
  • Local community cooking class - IDR150000
  • Mt Batur - Hot springs - IDR300000
  • Lovina - Yoga class - IDR120000
  • Balinese Massage - IDR150000
  • Sanur - Yoga Lesson - IDR120000

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Important notes

1. A Single Supplement to have your own room is available on this trip, subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for more information.

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Reviews

4.9 out of 5 based on 300 reviews submitted.
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Vincenzo · Traveled August 2023
Beautiful Bali was an extraordinary experience. During the trip, we had the opportunity to visit several places and stay with the local people, learn the local culture, and enjoy the amazing locations. I special thanks to our guide, Corry Aritona, who was able to organize a fantastic journey.
Review submitted 07 Sep 2023

Joanne · Traveled August 2023
I highly recommend Beautiful Bali with Intrepid. Despite being to Bali a few times before, I was able to see parts of Bali I would otherwise not see. A wonderful way to visit Bali and learn.
Review submitted 02 Sep 2023

Joanna · Traveled August 2023
I strongly recommend this trip! We had an authentic experience throughout which covered all bases - natural beauty, amazing food physical challenges, and spiritual and social connections. I was also a huge fan of our group leader Fidel. His knowledge and endless enthusiasm made the trip even better.
Review submitted 04 Sep 2023

James · Traveled August 2023
You could explore Bali on your own accord, but chances are, you wouldn’t fully experience what Bali has to offer. The tour shows you the whole island, and the guides answer any questions you have about Balinese culture, traditions, and language. It’s worth the money, fully recommend!
Review submitted 28 Aug 2023

Jane · Traveled August 2023
We loved the Beautiful Bali trip led by our wonderful leader, Lena. Because of the interaction with many Balinese guides and community members, the trip gives an appreciation of Balinese home life as it is influenced by Hinduism, family traditions and the modern world. In addition the snorkelling, bike riding, and volcano sunrise trips in particular were very beautiful.
Review submitted 29 Aug 2023
Beautiful Bali
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GBP £723