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Bali Trip Details

Introduction

Bali 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 shuttle service, plan to arrive Day 1 between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM 

Finish: Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS); Denpasar, Bali
To ensure shuttle service, plan to depart Day 7 after 12:00 PM 

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 stay with villa mates
-6 Breakfasts and 6 dinners included
-Pickup and drop-off at Denpasar (DPS) Airport
-Complimentary traditional Balinese massage
-Day trips to rice paddies, volcano, monkey forest and beach
-Optional cultural exchange with village children's orchestra
-Under30Experiences staff members and guides
-The chance to meet incredible people!​

Attendees are responsible for their own airfare

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

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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

Meals include: 6 Breakfasts and 6 dinners at the villa.  Breakfast and dinner are Balinese buffet style.

Sample Breakfast Menu: 

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

Sample Dinner Menu: (combination of the following):

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

Breakfasts and dinners can be modified to accommodate dietary restrictions

Transport

Private shuttle to and from the airport, private vehicles to most activities; private vehicles available for optional activities (not included)

All transportation is arranged by the villa.

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.

Transportation for optional activities is not included, but is easily arranged by the villa.

Accommodation

Villas (6 nights) with roommate(s).

Single travelers are paired with someone of the same gender.

Laundry available at the hotel. Please ask the front desk for details.

*Private room options are available upon request and subject to hotel availability (for an extra charge)
*Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality.

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. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of 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.

Trip Leader Expectations

All Under30Experiences trips are accompanied by experienced trip leaders and community managers.

The goal of the trip leaders 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

We recommend using a 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 certified organic when possible.

Do not forget: Bring a two prong 220 volt power adapter to charge your electronics.
Make sure your devices can handle 220 volts or bring a power converter.

Passport & Visas

Passports and Visas (Guidelines for US passport holders)

  • Make sure you have an updated passport with youYour 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 US Embassy 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.
  • If you are going to stay in Indonesia for more than thirty days, you need to file for a visa extension in order to avoid steep penalties by the Indonesian government.

Health & Insurance

  • Please bring a sustainable water bottle to refill from filtered water provided at the villa. Join us in our effort to be environmentally friendly and keep Bali beautiful.
  • Our suggested travel insurance vendor is World Nomads and has a minimum of $200,000 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.
  • Mosquito born viruses exist in most of Southeast Asia. Please cover exposed skin and use mosquito repellent.

Money & Currency

  • Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping.
  • Remember to call your bank and credit card company and let them know you will be traveling overseas.
  • Bring cash with you!  It will be helpful to have at least the equivalent of  $250 USD cash on you during the trip for lunches, snacks, optional activities, souvenirs, etc.
  • The local currency is called Rupiah (IDR) and exchanging USD into IDR is a very straightforward process. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition to avoid any exchange issues.
  • 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.
  • For an up-to-date exchange rate, download the app XE.

Safety & Security

  • Always carry a copy of your travel insurance, health insurance and passport with you.
  • Keep your passport and any valuables locked in the safe at the accommodations. A photo of these items on your phone is a good backup.
  • US Citizens please register with the State Department's “SMART Traveler Program” who can contact your family in case of emergency.

Weather

The average high temperature for Bali from June to August is 88 degrees fahrenheit during the day and a low of 80 degrees fahrenheit at night.

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

We are traveling during dry season, but the more prepared you are for your trip the better.

cultural information

  • Hello--swastiastu
  • Thank you-- suksma
  • You’re welcome-- suksma mewali
  • I'm hungry -- saya lapar
  • Goodbye-- om santi santi

Optional Activities

The Yoga Barn ($10 USD)

Surfing lessons (about $40 USD)

Tegenungan waterfall ($2 USD)

Bali Swing (about $25 USD)

Shopping at Ubud’s Central Market

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.

Staying longer or arriving early?

Manggar Indonesia Hotel is a 10 minute walk from the airport (if coming in the night before and need to stay close to the airport)

Biyukukung Suites & Spa - if looking to stay somewhere in Ubud

Hotel Ayana - if looking to stay in a different area of Bali - south

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