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Bali Trip Details

Introduction

Welcome to Bali!

A destination that ranks atop most every traveler's bucket list. Experience this Southeast Asian paradise for seven days of incredible serenity.

Indonesia's smallest island adheres to the traditional followings of Balinese Hinduism and makes for an extremely unique cultural visit.

See the peacefulness of temples and rice paddies from our villas in the center of the island commonly referred to as "the island of gods".

Duration: 7 days, 6 nights

Start: Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) -- Denpasar, Bali
To ensure included transportation: plan to arrive between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm on Day 1.

Finish: Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) -- Denpasar, Bali
To ensure included transportation:  plan to depart after 12:00pm on Day 7.

Airfare booking details will be sent after registration – please wait to book your flight until you receive further instructions.

What's Included

  • 7 day / 6 night shared accommodations in Balinese villas
  • 6 breakfasts and 6 dinners
  • Visit a traditional Balinese home and temple
  • Entrance to Sacred Monkey Forest
  • Walking tour of Ubud
  • Sunrise volcano hiking experience
  • Balinese community rice paddy tour
  • Day trip to a stunning local beach
  • Complimentary traditional Balinese massage
  • Guided river walk, swim, and waterfall exploration
  • Cultural exchange with village children's orchestra
  • Airport pick-up upon arrival
  • Airport drop-off upon departure
  • Under30Experiences Trip Leader
  • Personal recommendations for optional activities
  • The chance to meet some kick-ass people
  • Access to the Under30Experiences community
  • Taxes always included, never hidden fees, & NO blackout dates

Travelers are responsible for international airfare to and from Bali

Highlights

  • Volcano hike up Mount Batur to see the sunrise
  • River walk excursion to hidden waterfalls
  • Tour of the local community’s rice paddies to see how they harvest their own food
  • Trip to the Monkey Forest
  • Beach day: swimming, surfing, lazily lying on sun chairs on the beach
  • Performance by local children's orchestra and dance company

Is this Trip for You?

Ever wonder why Bali is called the “Island of the Gods”? Come find out!

Ever wanted to wake up in the jungle and watch the sunrise from the top of a volcano? Then what are you waiting for?

Is your inner Tarzan dying to escape? Come play with us in the jungles of Bali!

-Age requirement:  21+
-Group Size: Open to 11 max
-Physical rating: Moderate to strenuous. Hiking up Mount Batur is challenging 2 hour trek with steep uphills. The river excursion involves swimming upstream and climbing over boulders.

Community

Travel connects us. Community keeps us connected.

Once you come on a trip, you become part of our Travel Community forever.

From U30X Alumni resources (and a secret group) after your trip, to custom Facebook groups before your trip, to meetups around the world, you will have the opportunity to meet and stay connected to other like-minded adventurers.

More than 70% of our travelers come solo but they all leave with friends.

Whether you have joined us on a trip or are looking for a group of like-minded people, we welcome you to the Under30Experiences Travel Community.

Itinerary Disclaimer

Travel can be unpredictable. Our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience.

While it is our intention to adhere to the itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into it and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.

Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

Meals

Breakfasts and dinners will be enjoyed at the Balinese villa where you'll be staying.  Breakfast and dinner are buffet style.

Sample Breakfast Menu: 

  • Eggs, pancakes, hash browns, bacon, fruit, croissants, coffee, tea

Sample Dinner Menu:

  • Chicken, beef, pork, tofu, tempeh (Balinese style)
  • Steamed or fried rice, fried noodles
  • Veggies or salad

We do our best to accommodate dietary restrictions. Most meals can be modified for special requests and food allergies.

Transport

You will be traveling by private ground transportation throughout your trip. Sedan style taxis and 12 passenger vans are used to transport travelers to and from airport, to activity locations, and into the town of Ubud.

  • Private ground transportation to and from the airport (Included)
  • Private ground transportation to most activities (Included)
  • Private ground transportation available for optional activities (Not Included)

Accommodation

You'll be staying in shared villa rooms for the duration of your trip.

Laundry is available at your hotel for an additional fee. Ask your Trip Leader for details.

Accommodations may vary but will be the same quality.
Solo travelers are paired with someone of the same gender.
Private room options are available upon request subject to hotel availability (for an extra charge).

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory in order to participate on any of our trips.

When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all travelers must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. Please ensure that all the activities you plan on participating in are covered by your travel insurance. For World Nomads, the “Explorer Plan” will cover all of the included activities on U30X trips.

If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt or credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.

Our suggested travel insurance vendor is World Nomads.

Cancellation Policy

Very Flexible

Give us at least 30 days notice and you can switch your trip for free, or we'll hold your Experience Credits for future use.

If you have an emergency cancellation that is less than 30 days before your trip, please refer to your travel insurance company as they may cover you for some expenses. 
We are not able to transfer trips or hold experience credits within 30 days of the trip because we have already secured reservations on your behalf.

Trip Leader Expectations

All Under30Experiences trips are accompanied by experienced Trip Leaders.

The goal of the Trip Leader is to facilitate an awesome experience and help our travelers have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends.

You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.

Packing List

Please be eco-friendly
  • Bring a reusable water bottle to refill from filtered water provided at the villa. Join us in our effort to be environmentally friendly and keep Bali beautiful.
  • Use as little plastic as possible by declining straws and plastic bags at restaurants and when shopping.
  • Please avoid aerosol bug sprays as they negatively affect the environment.
  • Bring "reef safe" sunscreens that do not contain oxybenzone and octinoxate because they kill coral.

We recommend using a travel backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.

Bring a jacket. Yes, you read that right, it’s really THAT cold at the top of a volcano at 6am. And YES, it’s worth it.

Below includes our staff picks of the best items on the market that we travel with! All products selected are 3 ounces or less to comply with TSA carry-on size and organically inspired when possible.

Do not forget: Bring a two prong 220 volt power adapter to charge your electronics.

Some of the links on this page are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you Under30Experiences will earn a small commission if you make a purchase.

Passport & Visas

Guidelines for U.S. Passport Holders

Make sure you have an updated passport with you. Your passport must be valid for 60 days after your trip. Under30Experiences recommends that your passport be valid for at least 6 months after your trip.  Please consult the U.S. Department of State with any more questions.

Make sure there is no damage to your passport. Conditions that may constitute damage requiring you to replace your passport include water damage, a significant tear, unofficial markings on the data page, missing or torn out visa pages, a hole punch, or other injuries.

Health & Insurance

The tap water in Bali is not safe to drink. Please bring a reusable water bottle to refill from filtered water stations and join us in our efforts to be environmentally friendly and keep Bali beautiful.

Our suggested travel insurance vendor is World Nomads and has a minimum of $200,000 USD coverage.

Please consult with your doctor before traveling in regards to physical activity and vaccinations.

Check the Center for Disease Control for any recommended inoculations. Required vaccines should go through CDC, recommended vaccines should be through your doctor.

Mosquito born viruses exist in most of Southeast Asia. Please cover exposed skin and use mosquito repellent.

Money & Currency

We suggest bringing USD $250 in cash to be used at establishments that do not accept credit cards.

This is not a total cash amount that you should expect to spend on your trip. Please consider your own spending habits for additional expenses such as snacks, souvenirs, and optional activities.

The official currency in Bali is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)

At restaurants there's a 10% tax + 5% service charge. If you pay with card, some places will charge an additional 3% charge. Further tipping for wait staff is appropriate in the case of excellent service. When in doubt, ask your Trip Leader for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture.

Remember to call your bank and credit card company and let them know you will be traveling overseas.

For an up-to-date exchange rate, download the app XE.

Please be advised that US Dollar notes that are slightly torn, heavily marked, or faded may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than USD $100.

Safety & Security

Always carry a copy of your travel insurance, health insurance and passport with you. A photo of these items on your phone is also a good backup.

Keep your passport and any valuables locked in your hotel room.

Don’t leave valuables unattended.

US Citizens please consider registering with the State Department's “SMART Traveler Program” who can contact your family in case of emergency.

Weather

Bali's tropical monsoon climate has two distinct seasons: dry (between May to September) and wet (between October to April).

Most trips will be traveling during the dry season, but the more prepared you are for your trip the better.

Dry Season of May to September

  • Average high is 88°F
  • Average low is 80°F

Wet Season of October to April

  • Average high is 90°F
  • Average low is 78°F

cultural information

Dress conservatively when walking around local neighborhoods and markets.

The index finger is not used to point at things or people as it’s considered rude.  Balinese people use their palms or thumbs.

When entering homes or temples (sometimes even hotel rooms), leave your footwear outside the premises.  Homes and temples are sacred and wearing footwear, are considered dirty, and means disrespecting these sacred places.

Balinese prefer to eat their meals in silence as a sign of respect to the nourishment that the meal is giving them.  Do not be offended if a Balinese person sits away from you during a meal.

Be mindful of where you walk as every morning Balinese people leaves offerings on the sidewalks outside of homes and businesses. These offerings consist of palm leaves with flowers and herbs.  It is considered rude and offensive if you happen to step on one.

The head is the most sacred part of the body and it is believed the soul lives in the head. Avoid touching another person’s head or places your hands or any objects over the head.

Key Phrases
  • Hello -- Swastiastu
  • Thank you -- Suksma
  • You’re welcome -- Suksma mewali
  • I'm hungry -- Saya lapar
  • Goodbye -- Om santi santi

Optional Activities

The activities below will be paid in Indonesian Rupiah. All amounts are approximate prices in US dollars.

The Yoga Barn: USD $10

A spiritual oasis in the middle of Ubud, this center aims to provide a relaxed and inspiring environment for the nourishment of body, mind and soul through daily classes, workshops and retreats in Yoga, Dance, Meditation, Ayurveda, Detox, Breathwork, various healing modalities and more.

Tegenungan Waterfall: USD $30

Approximately a 45 minute drive outside of Ubud, this waterfall park is definitely worth the visit.  Ascend several flights of stairs to the base of the 15 meter falls where you can splash in water and relax in the stream.  

Bali Swing: USD $33

Everyone loves a great swing but who has ever swung out over the canopy of a jungle?  The Bali Swing offers travelers 5 different options from a leisurely swing to a high adrenaline rush where you need to be harnessed in.  A perfect place to grab an amazing photo for your social media updates while enjoying a cold drink and a nice view of the valley.

Bali Surf School - Cangu: USD $38

It’s time to hop in the water and take to the waves! Whether you’re a beginner or have some experience, these surf instructors will show you the proper techniques and be with you every step of the way.  This is approximately a 2 hour session and by the end you will have ridden your fair share of waves.

Coffee Plantation Tour and Coffee Tasting: USD $15

Enjoy a guided tour through a Balinese coffee farm and learn about the process how coffee is harvested.  Sample various teas and coffees from a lounge overlooking the plantation and purchase some bags of coffee for friends back home.

Tirta Empul (The Holy Spring Temple) - Ubud: USD $10

The name of the temple translate to “holy water spring” in Balinese.  This temple is dedicated to Vishnu, the Hindu God of Water.   The water in the purification pools are believed to have magical powers and local Balinese come here to purify themselves under the 30 water spouts that feed the pools.

While your trip leader will assist you with optional activities available, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of the Under30Experiences itinerary. We offer no guarantees on the safety or standard of the activity.

General Rules

Respect the people around you and the environment in which you’re traveling. This includes, but is not limited to fellow travelers, Trip Leaders, the local community, nature, wildlife, and yourself.

Do your best to keep yourself and fellow travelers out of harm’s way.

It’s important to obey local laws and customs while on our trips. This includes, but is not limited to wearing appropriate clothing while visiting certain communities, refraining from taking photos of people without asking, avoiding the use of illegal drugs, having weapons, and soliciting prostitution. If you’re not sure about something, take time to educate yourself, or ask.

Travel involves contact with new cultures. When confronted with a different way of living than you’re used to, do your best to understand that neither way is better or worse. They’re simply different ways of life.

Know your limits! This applies to physical ability, emotional space, social situations, and alcohol consumption. If you can’t participate in something, be upfront about it. If you need a break from people, take it. Stop drinking before you get too drunk.

Trip Leaders are working in the travelers’ best interest. If they say something or ask you not to do something it’s not because they’re tyrants, but because they want you to have a good time!

Lying or withholding information about any physical or mental condition that might affect your ability to participate in any of the activities may be grounds for removal from your trip with no refund.

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