Bali on a Shoestring

Indonesia · About Escorted or Guided Tour

The magical reputation of Bali doesn’t have to be held up by incredible water temples or surfing opportunities alone – this chill paradise also has plenty of inland and cultural highlights that will draw you in. This 9-day itinerary will let you explore rice paddies, bar hop along the beach, and immerse yourself in local culture at a traditional guesthouse. But hey, you can’t leave without paddling out on those stunning waters or gazing up at a temple, so we’ve left time for you to do those too.

What's Included

G Adventures for Good: Bali Community Training Lunch Program, Ubud. Cooking class (Kubutambahan). Git Git waterfall visit. Monkey Forest visit. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Highlights

Let loose or hang ten in Kuta, learn to cook Balinese cuisine, explore Git Git waterfall, chill out on the beaches of beautiful Gili T

Group Size Notes

Max 16, avg 10.

Meals Included

8 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, boat.

Accommodation

Simple hotels (twin-share) or hostels (multi-share) (6 nts), guesthouse (2 nts).

Checklist

Conservative Dress:
• Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
• Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)

Documents:
• Flight info (required) (Printouts of e-tickets may be required at the border)
• Insurance info (required) (With photocopies)
• Passport (required) (With photocopies)
• Required visas or vaccination certificates (required) (With photocopies)
• Vouchers and pre-departure information (required)

Essentials:
• Binoculars (optional)
• Camera (With extra memory cards and batteries)
• Cash, credit and debit cards
• Day pack (Used for daily excursions or short overnights)
• Ear plugs
• First-aid kit (should contain lip balm with sunscreen, sunscreen, whistle, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, bandaids/plasters, tape, anti-histamines, antibacterial gel/wipes, antiseptic cream, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, rehydration powder, water purification tablets or drops, insect repellent, sewing kit, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
• Flashlight/torch (Headlamps are ideal)
• Fleece top/sweater
• Footwear
• Hat
• Locks for bags
• Long pants/jeans
• Moneybelt
• Outlet adapter
• Personal entertainment (Reading and writing materials, cards, music player, etc.)
• Reusable water bottle
• Shirts/t-shirts
• Sleepwear
• Small travel towel
• Sunglasses
• Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable)
• Watch and alarm clock
• Waterproof backpack cover
• Windproof rain jacket

Warm Weather:
• Sandals/flip-flops
• Shorts/skirts (Longer shorts/skirts are recommended)
• Sun hat/bandana
• Swimwear

Minimum Age

Minimum age of 18 years for this trip.

International Flights

Check-in times and baggage allowances/restrictions vary by airline and can change at any time. For the most up-to-date information for your flight, please contact your airline. We recommend checking in online in advance to avoid potential delays at the airport.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Kuta

Arrive at any time.

Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2: Kuta (1B)

Spend a free day in Kuta. Opt to take a surf lesson, explore the shops, chill out on the beach, or head to one of the nearby towns.

Day 3: Kuta/Kubutambahan (1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel to Kubutambahan, enjoying beautiful scenery along the way, and stop for lunch at the G Adventures-supported Bali Community Training Lunch Program en route. Settle in to the charming guesthouse for the evening.

Included Activities:
Bali Community Training Lunch Program

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s), 45km)
Private Vehicle (1.75 hour(s), 58km)

Day 4: Kubutambahan (1B, 1D)

Try your hand at Balinese cuisine with an included cooking lesson. Opt to trek around the village, visit a waterfall or swim in a natural spring, or check out a nearby dragon fruit farm.

Included Activities:
Cooking Demonstration and Meal

Day 5: Kubutambahan/Ubud (1B)

Enjoy a morning at leisure to explore or relax. Later, travel to cultural Ubud, visiting the picturesque Gitgit waterfall en route.

Included Activities:
Gitgit Waterfall Visit

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s), 27km)
Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s), 63km)

Day 6: Ubud (1B)

Check out the monkey forest before exploring more of Ubud with free time. Opt to take a yoga class, get a massage, or visit the numerous temples, rice paddies, and markets. In the evening, opt to take in a traditional Kecak dance performance.

Included Activities:
Monkey Forest Visit

Day 7: Ubud/Gili Trawangan (1B)

Transfer to Padang Bai and catch a fast boat to the laid-back island of Gili Trawangan. Beautiful Gili T is home to clear waters and an assortment of beachfront bars, and – best of all – the island doesn’t allow motorized vehicles. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore.

Transport:
Private Vehicle (1.25 hour(s), 40km)
Boat (2.00 hour(s), 60km)

Day 8: Gili Trawangan (1B)

Spend another day in paradise. Chill out at a café, rent a bike and cruise around, or just kick back and relax on the beach. This evening, enjoy a final night out with the group.

Day 9: Gili Trawangan (1B)

Want to take the hassle out of getting back to Bali? Book the Bali Express post-tour Extra. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book.

Additional Notes:
Add the “Bali Express: Gili Trawangan to Kuta” to your adventure and make your way back to Bali with the guidance of a CEO. This nifty post-tour Extra includes a fast boat and land transfer to get you back to Kuta. Speak to your Global Connection Officer or travel agent to book.

Included Activities:
Departure Day

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