Bali adventure including Seminyak, Ubud, and Amed.
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 often, with some 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 is usually "WOW!" never thought Bali was like this.
This is a great time of year to visit Bali, kids are back in school and its escapes the worst of the northern hemisphere 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, restaurants, and things to do. There is freedom to explore on your own, or indulge at the beach, shopping, or walking. Surfing, snorkeling, cooking, or other courses are easy to arrange for those interested.
You can arrive anytime on this day, with easy, clear, instructions of how to get from the airport to the hotel. We will be waiting to greet you.
Seminyak South (3 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 snorkeling 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. Northern Bali is much less explored, by most tourists, but its a gem and you won't want to leave.
Our secret retreat in the countryside (2 nights)
Private, secluded, and utterly fabulous, 12 villas around a central pool and surrounded by rice paddies. Our chance to connect with country life, and explore the cultural highlands. Walk through the rice fields and chill by the pool.
Ubud (3 nights)
You will probably be craving a bit of city vibe by now, and we will spend our last 3 nights in the heart of Ubud, and our charming, centrally located local hotel. Each day in Ubud I offer a walks (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.
This is a point where you can end your holiday and head back to the airport knowing you have seen the very best of Bali.
If you have the time, extending for a few days.
The options are extensive from booking yourself into a luxury resort, for a few days of pampering, to renting a villa, or a cheap and cheerful.
Its your holiday! you know what you like.
Add-on 3 nights at our well located gay friendly hotel for a few extra days. Its 3* not flash, but its charming, and a very good value for its location.
Its 3 min walking distance from the beach, 20min to the gay'ish beach and beachside bars, and in the middle of some fab, places to eat. Richard will be there to make suggestions, but this is "your time".
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.
Add 3 nights for U$275 B&B single occupancy inc transfer from the hotel in Ubud, and a special final night dinner for those staying on together on 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.
Start date 27th January - Finish 7th February 2024
(Boys) trip with NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT that right, a room of your own!
Min 6 max 10
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$2750 - U$2850 USD pp (Own room, no sharing unless you want too)
Payment can be made in your local currency USD, AUD, GBP, NZD with details sent via email.
Credit cards Visa and Mastercard accepted at an additional charge.
Options and methods of payment.
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.