This Epic Bali Group Tour is the most amazing way to experience Bali! On this 9-day adventure tour, you depart from Kuta before ending in Gilli Trawangan. You’ll discover crazy Kuta nightlife, visit ancient temples, learn to surf on iconic Bali beaches, swim under amazing waterfalls, experience local culture, hand feed wild monkeys, explore tropical islands, snorkel with sea turtles, party on the beach and much more!
All about the 12 Day Bali and Java Explorer Tour
Visit to Banyumala waterfall, coffee and rainforest tour with family home visit to see how coffee is traditionally made, snorkelling in Menjangan island, visit to Biorock Coral Planting Project, ferry crossing to Java, beautiful rural train trip to Probollingo, sunrise trekking at Mt Bromo, local school visit for cultural exchange, professional surf lesson at Red Island Surf Camp, beach bonfire, Monkey Forest Temple, Tegalalang rice terraces, Tirta Empul water temple blessing, Twin Lakes view point, Bratan Lake Temple, orientation walk of Ubud, Tjamphuan Ridgewalk, fast boat to Gili T, sunset bike tour, private island hopping and snorkelling trip around the Gili islands.
12 Day Bali and Java Explorer Tour
Tour itinerary - 12 Days
Welcome to Canggu
We kick things off in the coolest, most up and coming part of Bali- Canggu. The streets lined with great restaurants, hip bars and amazing shopping. Our hotel is located in the middle of all the hype, whilst also being walking distance to Bali beaches. Here you can either try your hand at surfing or watch as everyone else does! This evening we'll meet for a sunset rooftop drink before heading to our first family included welcome dinner together.
Stay at Frii Hotel (D)
And we're off! We're heading north today with our final destination being the sleepy sea-side village of Pemuteran. But first, we'll check out the incredible Banyumala waterfalls. This off- the-beaten track natural gem is the perfect backdrop for an early afternoon cool down. We'll then meet a local family who will teach us all about how they have been making coffee the same way for almost 100 years! After lunch looking over the incredible twin lakes, we'll head to Pemuteran where we'll hopefully catch one of those glorious Bali sunsets!
Stay at Kubuku Eco Dive Lodge (B)
Get ready for a big day of exploring Menjangan island and it's surrounding reefs. In Bahasa, Menjangan means 'deer' so don't be surprised when some furry friends come and have lunch beside you! The reefs are beautiful and home to an array of underwater life including turtles. Our guide is also a dive master so he will be able to help us identify all of the fish that we're seeing! During the trip we’ll also visit the amazing Biorock Project – the largest coral planting project in the world! We finish the day with a sunset beach clean-up before enjoying a One Life exclusive happy hour by the pool.
Stay at Kubuku Eco Dive Lodge (B and L)
Heading to Java
It's an early start, but a worthwhile one! Today we cross to Java. We’ll be hopping on board a comfortable local train and winding through some stunning scenery before reaching Probollingo, where we begin our final drive to Bromo. Feeling almost like a little French mountain town (without the snow!) we’ll wind through the narrow streets to our accommodation for the evening. Better get an early night, an early start awaits us tomorrow! (Don’t worry, it’s very worth it!)
Stay at Lava Lodge (B)
Bromo to Red Island
We’ll be rising bright and early this morning to check out Mount Bromo, which can only be described as otherworldly. We’ll be hopping in jeeps and cruising across the sea of sand to get a great spot at the viewpoint where we’ll catch sunrise. An experience you’ll never forget, you almost feel like you are on Mars! Once the sun rises we’ll head over to the main event- climbing to the crater! A steep but achievable hike of around 20 minutes, once on the crater's edge you’ll have a 360- degree view of Bromo’s unbelievable surrounding landscapes. Once we’ve taken in the sights of Bromo, we’ll head to a local school where we’ll teach the children English, games and dances. We’ll have the chance to bring school supplies and books to help this underfunded school too. A truly memorable morning giving back to this wonderful community. We’ll hit the road and head for Red Island to arrive by sunset.
stay at Mojo Surf beachfront surf camp (B and D)
Welcome to one of the very few remaining untouched surf meccas of Asia! It’s rare to find a break these days that isn’t crowded with people, but Red Island is one of them. Start your day with a surf lesson from one of the expert instructors from Mojo, you’ll be hanging ten in no time! The rest of your day will be free to chill on the beach, join a yoga lesson or if even catch some more waves! After dinner we’ll all head to the beach for a family bonfire, a few games and drinks.
Stay at Mojo Surf beachfront surf camp (B, L and D)
We leave our island paradise for Banyuwangi, where we’ll stay at the beautiful beachfront Ketapang resort. Treat yourself to a massage, or a swim in the gorgeous swimming pool overlooking the ocean.
Stay at Ketapang Hotel (B)
This morning we cross back to Bali and head inland to the magical town of Ubud. Famed for it’s world-class yoga practices, beautiful rice terraces and incredible food. Upon arrival in Ubud we’ll be visiting the Monkey Forest Temple to hang out with our furry friends before settling in for a delicious family dinner.
Stay at Artini 2 (B)
Today we experience the very best that Ubud has to offer! We’ll start by checking out the ultimate instagram spot- Teggalang Rice Waterfalls. Afterwards, we’ll head on to Tirta Empul water temple, a sacred temple where you can have the chance to be blessed. After stopping for lunch at one of our favourite restaurants in town, we’ll do a short orientation walk and suggest an itinerary for everyone to do some independent sightseeing. For sunset we’ll meet and walk the Tjampuan ridgewalk together, a perfect way to end an awesome day!
Stay at Artini 2 (B)
Last but not least, our final stop on tour- Gili T! Famed for its snorkeling, an abundance of sea turtles and great nightlife, Gili is the perfect way to wrap up an epic 12 days. A short ferry ride from Padang Bai, we’ll check in and have lunch before venturing out to explore the island. With no cars allowed on the island, we will get around by bicycle! Join us for a sunset bike tour to the coolest sunset view at a secluded area the island.
Stay at Gili Sands Hotel (B)
Today we’ll hop on our private island hopping trip to check out the sights that make Gili T famous! Turtles, underwater statues, other islands, and coral reefs is what it’s all about. We have also partnered up with the Gili Eco Trust if anyone is interested in giving back to a great cause, there will be free time today to do so!
Stay at Gili Sands Hotel (B and L)
It's time to say goodbye to Indonesia! Check out is at 10am and this day is classed as a travel day. We will provide your return transport to Padang Bai where from there you can choose from the many departing vans (Ubud, Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta etc) depending on where you’re headed. (B)
Finish Bali mainland
Important NotesThings you need to know about this tour
Not included: Flights, Travel Insurance, Visas, some meals, return transfer to Bali airport.
Accommodation Style: Twins/doubles throughout aside from 1 night in triples (Red Island)
Travel Insurance Must be purchased before the tour. Proof of insurance must be provided
Visas: For most countries, you can claim a free 30-day visa. For guests staying longer than 30 days, you can pay $35USD and get a VOA (visa on arrival) where you can then extend to 60 days without leaving the country. Once guests have the 30-day visa, they cannot extend and must leave Indonesia within 30 days.
Guides: This tour is fully guided by a legendary One Life group leader, along with local guides during activities.
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