The perfect break in the sun for those who are looking for a relaxing yet stimulating adventure, with great food, amazing massages, quirky accommodation, and interesting culture! Bali is just magic!
11 Night, 12 Day Bali adventure including Ubud and Amed.
NB Volcano! Yes our trip is still very much happening, if there is any danger closer to the time we leave, I have a back up plan to swap Amed as a destination with another great spot away from the mountain.
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 and 2016 was just "WOW!" never thought Bali was like this.
This is a great time of year to visit Bali, kids are in school and families mostly absent, it's before the European high season starts, 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, 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.
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 are a amazing gay massage at a Mens only upmarket Spa in Seminyak. We will explore the region visiting ''Puru Tanah Lot'' one of Bali's most important and beautiful temples and stopping for a welcome sunset dinner at Eco beach.
After a 4 nights exploring in Seminyak 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 where we will stay for the next 3 nights (our hotel is right on the beach and the snorkelling is right there to enjoy) we explore this lovely area, have the chance to take in a optional cycle tour descending Mt Aguan, or a visit to an offshore dive site for anyone who enjoys scuba diving.
After Amed we transfer by private minivan (with stops for lunch at a restaurant overlooking Mt Agung and a coffee plantation) into the mountains to Ubud and our next 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 tour of rice paddies with lunch and a blissful massage.
Our holiday is almost at an end and its transfer time again back to Seminyak and to the airport for your flight home, or extend your trip with a few days hanging out at the beach.
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 1st June to 12th June 2019
(Boys) trip with NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT that right a room of your own
Min 6 max 11
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.
Plus of course daily, walks, maps, help and suggestions from Richard.
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 $1790 USD pp (Own room, no sharing unless you want too)
(thats under $150 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.
Travellers based in other countries please contact us via the contact form below. 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.
We spent a month in 2013 sourcing 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.