Bali adventure including Seminyak, Ubud, and Amed.
Plus the amazing "Nyepi" Bali's New Year and the day of silence.
Leave your backpackers image of Kuta behind you! and forget the resort package holidays you find in the travel agent. Bali has it all, culture, beaches, great food, sun, atmospheric hotels and all with a Balinese smile. It is the perfect mix of luxury, relaxation, and stimulation for a 12 day break in the warmth, and this is why we run this trip almost every year, with people returning time after time. This trip is great for solo travellers as there is NO single supplement you can have a room on your own.
Bali is also a good introduction to "Outside the Square" and how it feels and works before embarking on more challenging trips. This trip is full of treats and surprises and the feedback from 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 was just "WOW!" never thought Bali was like this.
This is a great time of year to visit Bali, kids are in school and its escapes the worst of the Northern winter, the weather is mostly fine with just the odd showers in the afternoon, but very pleasant. We have found some charming local hotels central to the attractions of beach, along with great restaurants, and things to do. There is freedom to explore on your own, or indulge at the beach, shopping, or walking. Surfing, snorkelling, cooking, or other courses are easy to arrange for those interested.
Arrival day (14th of September)
You can arrive anytime on this day and a driver will be waiting for you at the airport with your name on a board to transfer you to our first great hotel.
Seminyak South (2 nights)
We start our trip in Seminyak, a much nicer area to be than Kuta and just a few min walking distance from our hotel to the beach, restaurants, and evening Gay friendly bars. There is time for beach, shopping, and included in our trip is an amazing massage at a Men's only upmarket Spa in Seminyak.
Amed (3 nights)
We head to the north-east coast, stopping along the way at the Royal water gardens, a pristine beach for our lunch, and a traditional village before reaching the fishing village of Amed. Our hotel is right on the beach and the snorkelling is right there to enjoy. The small fishing village is close by, as are some lovely restaurants and a view point where we can watch the sun setting over the volcano in the background.
Our secret retreat (3 nights) and where we will spend the Nyepi day of Silence.
Private, secluded, utterly fabulous, think, Adams family, hosts liberace. Set in the cultural highlands and we have it all to ourselves. The staff will cook for us and our driver will take us exploring if you can bring yourself to leave for the day.
Ubud (3 nights)
You will probably be craving a bit of city vibe by now and we will spend our last 2 days in the heart of Ubud and our charming, centrally located local hotel. Each day in Ubud I offer a walk through the rice paddies (I know some lovely ones) others can explore the art markets, there is the option of a morning cooking class, included is a walk through the rice paddies with lunch and a blissful massage.
Day 12 (Departure day)
Our holiday is almost at an end and its transfer time back to the airport for your flight home, or extend your trip with a few days hanging out at the beach, and enjoying our well located gay friendly final hotel for a few extra days
Most flights depart afternoon and evening and are an easy transfer from our hotel in Ubud.
Add on to make 2 week holiday Seminyak North
Our lovely 3* Gay owned hotel is 3 min walk to the beach, and lots of new sights to discover. Our last full day is a chill day, time to do some shopping, get in a last massage, enjoy the beach or just chill by the pool.
Add 3 nights at our Gay owned hotel for only U$210 extra B&B single occupancy inc transfer from Ubud.
Indonesia and Bali can be a ''full on'' experience for the uninitiated and it's easy to be overwhelmed when you first arrive, I will help you to find the best places right at the beginning, insuring you get to enjoy the best the island has to offer.
As with all our trips you have to let go of the concept you're signing up for a tour, you're not, you're coming on an adventure , yes its a semi structured adventure with all the hard work done, but it's nevertheless a adventure. Things will go wrong some days, and changes adapted too, you will need your wits about you, and to expect to do some exploring on your own occasionally.
Bali explored and Nyepi Bali's New Year
Dates 8th March to 19th March 2021
Covid 19, is impacting travel all over the world and the situation is changing rapidly. We will make a call by the end of October 2020 as to if its feasible to run the trip this year, or if we delay it until same time next year.
(Boys) trip with NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT that right, a room of your own!
New Zealand has direct Emirates daily flights. Lots of choices from Australia.
San Francisco great flight options on Cathay Pacific and Hong Kong stopover option.
Min 4 max 8
Hosted by OTS founder Richard
Land cost, Ex Denpasar
NB all of our hotels have swimming pools, air-conditioning, ensuite and are well located for walking and exploring.
On the first day we take you to a safe and good exchange office to exchange cash, AUD,USD and NZD and GBP all easy to change. Credit cards are widely accepted.
Cost estimate U$2350 USD pp (Own room, no sharing unless you want too)
(that's under U$200 a day for this amazing 12 day trip and a hotel room of your own) Coming as a couple, or friends sharing will upgrade to deluxe room for you.
Payment can be made in AUD,GBP,NZD or via PayPal in USD and you need to organise your own flights and insurance.
Due to the nature of Adventure travel and the prices of the resources on which it depends, the published price of any trip is subject to change at any time, before or after booking confirmation, up to 60 days before the departure.
I have sourced great local hotels with character and location, all will have WiFi a swimming pool and be walking distance to evening restaurants.
Our local hotels are lovely with a Bali flavour, and there is No single supplement. Couples or friends sharing will be upgraded to a bigger room when available.