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Bali & Beyond

Experience
Tour
Destination
Indonesia
Duration
18 days
Ages
18+
Operated by
TruTravels

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Jul 2024, and closing very soon.

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Trip overview

Our amazing Bali & Beyond trip takes you through some of Indonesia’s most epic destinations – From the awesome surfer town of Canggu, through the rice terraces of Ubud and tropical paradise of the Gili Islands. We then head off on an adventure east to the traditional villages and stunning waterfalls of Lombok before boarding our private live-aboard boat and set sail for 3 days. You will explore remote hidden beaches, epic viewpoints before landing at the Komodo Islands and meeting the dragons who still roam freely across the land. If you want to see some of the best bits of Bali and undiscovered Indonesia…This is the adventure for you!

Inclusions

What's Included

  • Taman Ayun Temple
  • Tanah Lot Temple
  • Surf Lesson
  • Tegenungan Waterfall
  • Local Markets
  • Cooking class
  • Monkey Forest visit
  • Rice Terraces
  • Volcano Viewpoint
  • Snorkelling with Turtles
  • Bike tour around Gili T
  • Visit Sasak Village
  • Benang Kelambu
  • Waterfall & Beach hopping
  • Moyo Island
  • 3D/2N Live-aboard boat trip
  • Epic Viewpoints
  • Snorkelling with Mantas
  • Pink Beach & Komodo Islands

Meals

17 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners

Accommodation

17 Nights accommodation in twin-share hotels and a liveaboard boat. 

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Trip itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at Denpasar airport where your group leader will meet you and take you to our cool Canggu hotel to check you in. You can the relax by the pool/beach or explore Canggu before we enjoy a rooftop dinner and drinks in the evening where you will meet the rest of your group.

Day 2

Today we explore the culture of Bali as we head to two of it’s most famous temples – Tanah Lot which is set on a rock formation in the sea; and the Royal Temple of Taman Ayun. In the evening we have the opportunity to take in the sunset on one of Canggu’s coolest beaches before big night out on the town in Canggu.

Day 3

On our third day we hit the beach! We learn to surf in the morning with our awesome local instructors on Kuta Beach, followed by a chilled afternoon on one of Bali’s most beautiful beaches, watching the sunset.

Day 4

It’s time to back our bags as we move location to the bohemian jungle town of Ubud – enroute to our next destination we make a stop at a beautiful waterfall to cool off. We then move to our awesome accommodation to check in, before we visit one of Bali’s coolest live music destinations for an evening of singing & dancing.

Day 5

In the morning, we head down to the local food markets to learn and observe where all our fresh ingredients come from. Our local family will explain in detail about all the ingredients before heading back to their village. Here we will learn to make some of Bali’s most famous dishes as well as Canang Sari, the flower offerings made for the God. In the afternoon we go and meet some of Ubud’s cheekiest locals at the sacred monkey forest, where it is believed the hundreds of monkeys that live there protect the ancient temples inside.

Day 6

Today we will spend the morning wandering through the scenic rice terraces of Tegalalang. Trek through the valleys and stop off at one of the many swings for photos or a cool coconut and see how these beautiful formations still play a very important role in the locals’ present day way of life. Next we visit Kintamani for lunch overlooking the active volcano Mt. Batur before heading back to pick up some souvenirs at the colourful and vibrant local market.

Day 7

It’s time to head to the islands! We catch the bus/ferry over to the stunning tiny island of Gili Trawangan. We will check in to our tropical accommodation in the heart of the island for our final few days. Once there, we spend the afternoon having a beer & chilling by the pool or explore the many beaches that surround the island! Catch a beautiful sunset on the beach before heading out for dinner . Now it’s time to party! Explore Gili’s famous nightlife in the many beachside bars the island has to offer.

Day 8

We enjoy the day island-hopping on our boat trip around the three Gili Islands. Head to some of the best snorkel spots around Gili Meno & Gili Air where you will see stunning coral, beautiful fish, turtles and coral conservation projects. Enjoy a beachfront lunch on Gili Air!

Day 9

Today we will explore the island on one of Gili’s only modes of transportation, push bike! Cycle around the island exploring different beaches, activities and take a small trek up the hill to see Gili’s only viewpoint and explore a bit of history with remnants of an old WWII bunker. Check out one last sunset before our farewell dinner and party to celebrate the best 10 days of your life!

Day 10

The adventure continues as we make our way east to Lombok, the sister island of Bali. Taking in the scenic route as we drive south the to beachside surf town of Kuta Lombok. Upon reaching the hotel enjoy a relaxed afternoon by the pool or venture around town.

Day 11

Start the day off by immersing ourselves in the local customs and cultures of Lombok at the Sasak Village. Follow along as our local guides explain about village life and the traditional weaving techniques handed down from generation to generation. Next, we check out 3 of Lombok's scenic waterfalls only accessible by jungle trek.

Day 12

Pack some sunscreen and a towel as today we will visit some of the most pristine beaches Lombok has to offer. Set off to 2 different locations along the southern coastline where we will enjoy white sandy beaches, friendly locals and a chance to top up that tan.

Day 13

Pack your bags! Today we travel by bus and ferry to our next location, Sumbawa Island. Check in to our beach front bungalows and enjoy a peaceful afternoon on the beach or next to the pool.

Day 14

Set off on a day trip to the almost uninhabited island of Moyo. Here we will take a ride into the heart of the island where our local guides will show us the hidden gems nestled within the jungle with a chance to swim in the beautiful and untouched waterfalls of Moyo. Enjoy lunch on the beach before boarding the boat back home, catching the sunset along the way.

Day 15

Depart early morning from the mainland on our private live-aboard boat bound for the Komodo Islands. Our first stop of the journey will be Satonda Island for a swim in the salt lake crater and a snorkel around the bay. We finishing off the day with a delicious local meal as the sun sets for our first-night sail.

Day 16

Take in the views as we wake up in the picturesque Komodo National Park. After breakfast, we will trek up to the captivating viewpoint on Gili Lawa for a once in a lifetime selfie, before cooling off the sense of accomplishment with a quick swim. Back on board we then sail to Manta Point, gearing up for a majestic snorkel with these docile giants. The afternoon is spent lazing around on the naturally formed sand of Pink beach before our 2nd trek up Padar island for one of Indonesia’s most renowned view points.

Day 17

Take a step back in time as you enter the Jurassic world of the Komodos. Here we are greeted by our local guides who inhabit the island before setting off in search of these prehistoric creatures. Take an educational tour of 1 of only 4 islands these creatures inhabit. Our journey then continues east as our time aboard draws to a close. Say our farewells to the Capt & Crew before checking in to our beautiful resort in Labuan Bajo, Flores. Enjoy a farewell dinner and drinks with the group.

Day 18

The day has arrived and time to say your farewells. Whether your staying a little longer on Flores island or headed to your next destination your Group Leader will be happy to help arrange all onward travel and continued support while still in Asia.

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