Trip HighlightsTrip code: AESS
- Visit the tobacco plantations of Tetebatu
- Savor the delicious Balinese cuisine
- Snorkel in the waters off of bohemian Gili Trawangan
- Explore the variety of Hindu temples across the islands of Bali & Lombok
- Trek up to the active volcanoes
- Explore the white-sand beaches of the Gili Islands
- Immerse yourself in the local culture and know more about their history
Head out for an action-packed 14 days tour across the pristine Indonesian locations during your gap year and experience the thrill of hiking up to the craters of active volcanoes! Yeah - we aren't kidding! The Classic Bali to Lombok Tour has been curated for all the adventure seekers who never get tired of exploring. Snorkel in the warm tropical waters, go for soothing yoga sessions, stroll on white sandy beaches, binge on delicious Balinese cuisine, and trek through rice fields before stopping by the waterfalls to cool your heels - this trip will bring the best for you! Set out for the best journey of your life, meet these islands' locals and gain insight into a completely different way of life.
Day 1 - Arrival in Sanur
Welcome to Bali. Sanur is a 20-minute taxi ride from the Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport (DPS). Once you reach, you can drop your luggage at the hotel and head out to explore the nearby places. There will be a Welcome Meeting in the evening hosted by your coordinator, so make sure to return back on time.
Day 2 - Sanur to Munduk
Get on the private vehicle and travel to Tabanan. It's time to explore the UNESCO-protected Jatiluwih Rice Terraces with your coordinator and take some perfect shots of this place that will totally be Instagram worthy! Later, you'll travel from Tabanan to Danau Beratan where you'll be visiting the floating Ulun Danu Temple. It is one of Bali’s most important and most photographed temples. You'll continue your journey to Munduk, where you'll stay that night.
Day 3 - Munduk to Kintamani
It's gonna be a drive that you'll cherish forever! Cross the lush green rice fields and stop by a hot spring to take a dip. Stop for lunch at the black sand beach. Once you arrive in Kintamani, you'll be moved by the breathtaking views of Lake Batur and the Batur crater.
Day 4 - Kintamani to Ubud
You can go for a sunrise hike to the top of Mt Batur before traveling to the cultural heart of Bali, Ubud. Stop for lunch at the Bali Community Training Center, which is run by the people living with disabilities in Bali to find independence and meaningful employment through training in the hospitality sector. And in the evening, you can head out and explore Ubud.
Day 5 - Ubud
Get ready to take a walk through the lush green Monkey Forest - and you'll surely come across many of them! Keep your valuables close as these cheeky creatures are bound to grab anything that isn't nailed down. You can also visit the Bali Bird Park, which is home to more than 250 species. Later in the day, you can opt to attend yoga classes, or go to Mt. Batur for witnessing the sunset.
Day 6 - Ubud to Candidasa
Start your day by visiting the scenic site of Kerta Gosa, the ancient court of justice. Later that day, you'll continue your journey to Candidasa, a superb beach location perfect for relaxing.
Day 7 - Candidasa
You have the entire day to explore this region. Opt to visit the Tirta Gangga temple or the traditional village of Tenganan, go snorkeling, or relax on one of the secluded beaches along the coast. You can seek help from your coordinator who can guide you better.
Day 8 - Candidasa to Kuta
It's time to head towards Lombok! You'll be traveling by ferry today, and pause for a while at the Sasak traditional village en route to Kuta. Observe the locals of the Sasak Village, and see how they live a simple yet happy life.
Day 9 - Kuta
It's your day to explore the beaches and binge on some delicious local food. And of course, how can you miss out water sports? You can opt for surfing lessons or go for snorkeling. Make the most of your free day in Kuta.
Day 10 - Kuta to Senggigi
After a short drive, we shall stop at the Tetebatu community where you can enjoy an easy trek through the surrounding rice fields with your local guide. Listen to the stories of the land and soothe your senses while breathing the freshness. After the trek, we shall continue our journey and stop at Senggigi for the night.
Day 11 - Senggigi to Gili Trawangan
Your day will begin with a hike to the Rinjani Volcano, and you can stop by a waterfall to freshen up and cool down! Later, you'll be heading to the stunning Gili Islands where you can just stroll on the white sandy beach or sit at a shack and sip beer!
Day 12 - Gili Trawangan
You have to days to chill on the beaches and explore this pristine island. You can also go for cruising or opt for some adventure sports like snorkeling and scuba diving. If you are in a mood, then attend a yoga session to rejuvenate your senses.
Day 13 - Gili Trawangan to Sanur
It's time to head back and have a farewell dinner with your entire jingbang! Share those warm hugs and have as much fun as you can before the trip winds up.
Day 14 - Depart from Sanur
So, the trip comes to an end! You can stay back for longer, or make arrangements to head back home. Get in touch with your coordinator as he'll be the best person to assist you in case you need any help.
Dates & Cost
- Bali Community Training Lunch Program, Ubud
- Local Hot Springs Visit, Kintamani
- Beach time in Candidasa
- Exploring the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces visit (UNESCO-protected)
- Ulun Danu temple visit (Lake Bratan)
- Local Indonesian meal experience. Kerta Gosa visit
- Ubud orientation walk
- Short trip to Sasak Village and hike
- Snorkelling trip
- Tetebatu countryside trek
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
- Accommodation - Hotels/simple guesthouses (13 nights)
- Meals - 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
- International Airfare
- Visa Fee
- Meals not mentioned
- Any personal expenses
- Return Airport Drop
Accommodation - Hotels/simple guesthouses (13 nts).
We will be travelling through areas where cold water showers are the accepted norm. Hot water facilities are often unreliable even when they are available. In keeping with our authentic tours, many of our hotels will not have hot water showers.
Meals Included - 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with Go Discover Abroad you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other's company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice maybe limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals and meal budgets. Indonesian cooking contains fermented shrimp paste (terasi) as a basic ingredient. Although there are many vegetarian options available, please be specific when ordering food, as often a little chicken is included with most dishes.