Edits: Sunrises & Summits in Bali

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10 days
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CHF2’534
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30s and 40s Adventures
Activity level:
Moderate
Activity Rating - Moderate
Trip code: 
EOI
Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Private Group Adventures
Activity:
Mixed-Activity
Group size:
6–16
Ages:
30s and 40s

Experience Bali’s multidimensional identity on a ten-day adventure. Take to the jungle-clad hills and coffee plantations on bitesize treks and bike rides. Discover hidden waterfalls and dine in secret caves. Kick back in plush beach clubs, mix cocktails in swanky bars and pull up a sunbed by a hilltop infinity pool (we didn’t cut corners on decadence). Explore ancient temples, be blessed by a Buddhist priest, and reboot your mind and body with some yoga - utter perfection.

Edits trips are for those in their 30s and 40s. We also have a range of trips for everyone, including our similar Primates & Dragons of Indonesia trip, or you can view our full range of Edits trips.

Highlights

  • Trek to the summit of an active volcano for breakfast at sunrise
  • Stretch out on the white sands of a paradise island, then snorkel the reefs
  • Whip up a culinary feast in an open-air cooking school and learn about Bali’s coffee in the mountains

Key information

  • Nine nights 4-star hotels
  • Free arrival and departure transfers
  • Countries visited: Indonesia

What's included

  • All breakfasts, three lunches, three dinners
  • All transport (including a vintage Vespa ride) and listed activities
  • Tour Leader throughout
  • Sunrise 'champagne' breakfast atop Mount Batur volcano
  • Cookery class in an open-air kitchen amidst rice paddies
  • Be blessed by a Balinese priest at a lesser-visited sacred temple
  • Gentle bike ride through Jatiluwih UNESCO rice terraces
  • Cocktail masterclass with one of Seminyak's top mixologists
  • Take to the water on a SUP lesson and an island snorkelling trip

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Tips for leaders and staff
  • International Flights
Call for general departures:
056 631 8671
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

People, Places & Planet

We work hard to create trips which improve life for the people and places we visit, and look after the planet we explore. Find out more about our sustainable travel ethos and practice here, and find out about the work of the Exodus Travels Foundation here.

Some sustainable travel highlights of this trip include:

People

How this trip helps improve life for local communities.

  • The use of a local guide means our customers will be well informed about local traditions, and cultural and social sensitivities.
  • This trip brings income and opportunity to the destination community through the inclusion of locally-owned hotels and restaurants, the emphasis on eating locally produced food and support of other local enterprise.
  • Located 20 minutes from Ubud, we visit the John Hardy showroom and workshop. This artisan jeweller has firm eco-principles and has adopted ancient techniques to craft high-end pieces from the 400-acre design centre which employs local staff.
  • During the trip the group has dinner with a local family at their home, feasting on local dishes and enjoyed a Legong Balinese traditional dance performance.

Places

How this trip helps protect and conserve local landscapes and nature.

  • By travelling in a small group, led by a local guide, we ‘tread lightly’ to minimise our impact on local resources and the environment.
  • Our trips adhere to ABTA’s industry-leading animal welfare guidelines to ensure the best possible practices with regard to working animals and wildlife viewing. Our animal welfare policy can be found here.
  • We work with our partners on the ground to proactively eliminate or reduce waste, for example eliminating all single-use plastic water bottles and instead providing refills for re-usable bottles.
  • During the trip, we visit Jatiluwih for a gentle, 15km bike ride through the UNESCO-listed rice terraces and learn about their unique irrigation system and traditional growing techniques. Our entrance fees directly contribute to the upkeep & conservation of this UENSCO site.
  • The Exodus Travels Foundation has launched the Community Kickstart Project to help our destination communities recover and rebuild following the impact of COVID-19. In Indonesia, we’ve contributed to the Eco-brick Building initiative, more details can be found here.

 Planet

  • Read about Exodus Travels’ Planet Promise here, including our rewilding and carbon compensation commitments for every customer who travels.
  • Accommodation and restaurants in the itinerary use locally-sourced food which has not been transported long distances. Whilst in Ubud, there will be an option to join the group at Hujan Locale; a restaurant serving street-food inspired dishes created from ingredients sourced from local farmers and the restaurant’s kitchen garden.
  • Vegetarian and vegan options are available at the majority accommodation and restaurants.
  • This trip favours locally-owned and run accommodation.

 Tips for sustainable travel on this trip

  • Leave no trace: We do all we can to ensure we leave no rubbish behind in the wild and beautiful places we visit; we ask that you do the same. If there are no recycling facilities in-country, we’d ask you to consider bringing recyclable materials home with you.
  • Plastic waste reduction: Please bring your own re-usable water bottle on this trip; filtered water will be provided where tap water is not drinkable.
  • Cultural respect:
    • Indonesia is a predominantly Muslim country so modest dress is required on this trip when visiting holy sites (i.e., legs, shoulders, and upper arms to be covered as well as a headscarf for women).
    • One should not show the soles of their feet or touch someone’s head, both are considered disrespectful.

Itinerary

Denpasar
to
Denpasar
  • Day 1

    Welcome to tropical paradise

    Stretch those flight-weary legs – you’ve landed in Denpasar, Bali’s capital. From here you’ll take an air-conditioned transfer to the peaceful Ubud Wana Resort in the Nyuh Kuning area of Ubud. If you arrive after 2 pm, you can check straight in for your four-night stay.

    The rest of the day is yours. Adjust to your new time zone (a swim in one of the three, palm-fringed swimming pools could be just the ticket). Tonight, you have the option to join the group at Hujan Locale (at your own expense). This restaurant serves street-food inspired dishes created from ingredients sourced from local farmers and the restaurant’s kitchen garden.   

  • Day 2

    Daybreak yoga sets you up for a scenic hike

    Make sure those phone notifications are switched off before joining a yoga class to get into a Balinese frame of mind.

    Later in the morning, you’ll travel to Campuhan Ridge and begin to explore Bali’s exquisite countryside on foot. You’ll follow a half-hour path through rice terraces to reach a picturesque vantage point. Then you’ll have the option to visit Jungle Fish, famed for its lively, open-air restaurant and pool bar. You can choose to have a light lunch here, before taking a swim in the infinity pool.

    Tonight, you’ll take a vintage Vespa ride for dinner with a local family. As you feast on local dishes, there’ll be a Legong Balinese traditional dance performance.

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 3

    Whip up some Balinese dishes in an open-air kitchen

    You’ll make an early start this morning, heading out to a local produce market. You’ll buy spices, meats, seafood and vegetables before heading to a cooking school surrounded by rice paddies. Need a caffeine boost? Coffee will be waiting for you, alongside a spread of cakes and fruits before you head to the open-air kitchen for your class and gobble your creations for lunch.

    The early afternoon is yours to spend as you choose, before joining your group again later for a tour of the John Hardy showroom and workshop. This artisan jeweller has firm eco-principles and has adopted ancient techniques to craft high-end pieces from the 400-acre design centre.

    You may want to turn in early tonight – an adventure awaits tomorrow.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 4

    Conquer Mount Batur volcano, then rejuvenate in hot springs

    You’ll rise well before dawn this morning and travel for around 90-minutes to the base of Gunung Batur, an active volcano. After a safety briefing, you’ll ascend a rocky path for a couple of hours, guided by flashlight, to the top of the main crater. Your efforts are rewarded with an epic sunrise over Mount Abang and Mount Agung while you devour a 'champagne' breakfast.

    You’ll take the western slope downhill, stopping at craters and smoking cones. There’s time to see the lava field that surrounds the volcano, before trekking across the black lava sand. There’s a holy hot spring at the base of the mountain where you can soothe your muscles.

    Volcano conquered; the rest of the day is yours.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Cycle through UNESCO rice terraces and receive a Balinese blessing

    After breakfast, you’ll check out of Ubud Wana. Head to Jatiluwih for a gentle, 15km bike ride through the UNESCO-listed rice terraces, learning about their unique irrigation system and traditional growing techniques as you go. A picnic lunch is served in picturesque surroundings.

    Later, you’ll dress in Balinese attire for a blessing ceremony performed by a priest at a sacred temple. Then you’ll leave Jatiluwih behind for a 90-minute journey to the highlands of Munduk where you’ll check into the eco-luxury resort of Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort & Spa. Make the most of the infinity pool, an architectural illusion which appears to float among the clouds.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 6

    Explore a hilltop coffee plantation

    There’s breakfast with a view this morning – the hotel’s enviable hilltop position affords it sweeping views over the Balinese countryside. Fed and caffeinated, you’ll take a walking tour to learn about the hotel’s very own coffee plantation, before discovering a hidden waterfall.

    Then it’s time to pack up and head off to Jimbaran Beach, about two and a half hours away, where you’ll check into Anja Jimbaran for the final four nights of your trip.

    Meals included: Breakfast
  • Day 7

    A day on an island utopia and a cocktail masterclass

    Take the fast boat for around two hours bound for Nusa Lembongan, a surfer’s paradise island.

    Here you’ll stretch out on white-sand beaches, shaded by palms and lapped with clear waters. Don a snorkel and explore the coral reefs offshore. The beach vibes continue with a BBQ today, before setting off back to the mainland in the mid-afternoon.

    Hit Seminyak’s beach club scene at the W Bali Resort’s Woobar, where you’ll take an hour-long mixology class in decadent surroundings.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 8

    Try out SUP on Legian Beach

    You’ll head to Legian Beach this morning, ready to take to the ocean on a two hour SUP lesson. Afterwards, there’s time to explore Legian.

    Tonight you’ll drive for an hour or so to Canggu for dinner at the rustic La Brisa, an oceanfront club on Echo Beach.

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 9

    A fitting farewell - temple sunset and secret cave dinner

    Enjoy a lazy morning, spending time around the hotel and on Jimbaran Beach. In the mid-afternoon, you’ll get a transfer to Uluwatu Temple, majestically perched on a cliff. Here you’ll watch a Kecak dance as the sun goes down.

    Later you’ll feast on a four-course dinner extravaganza, in a secret cave set back from a white-sand beach overlooking the ocean - a memorable and fitting way to wrap up your adventure in Bali.

    Meals included: Breakfast Dinner
  • Day 10

    Until next time, Bali

    It’s check-out day today, and you’ll be collected by a driver to take you the short distance to Denpasar airport for your flight home.

    Meals included: Breakfast
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Essential Info

Visas

Indonesia

Many nationalities, including British, can now get a visa free of charge upon arrival at Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya, Batam, Bali and Yogyakarta. Where a free visa is not available the cost is generally US$35. The Indonesian government may change the visa policy on short notice and start charging for the visas so be prepared to pay for a visa in case this happens.

Vaccinations

Indonesia

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. Malaria prophylaxis should be considered if your trip goes to Flores, Komodo, parts of Sumatra, Kalimatan or Sulawesi but not for Java, Bali or Lombok. 

Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Zika fever is a mosquito‐borne viral disease and a known risk in places visited on this trip. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available, we therefore strongly recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. 

Eating and Drinking

  • All breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners included
  • Vegetarian and vegan diets are well catered for

Is this trip for you?

  • This a reasonably active tour, including a three to four-hour return hike to a volcano summit (1,717m), which involves almost 700m of ascent and descent
  • There’s a gentle bike ride over flat terrain for 15km, a yoga class and SUP lesson, all of which are suitable for beginners with no previous experience. Equipment is provided

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as generally not suitable for persons of reduced mobility. However if you are a regular traveller on such trips, please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Call for general departures:
056 631 8671
Trip Notes

Click on the button below for detailed Trip Notes containing all the particulars about this trip, including kit lists and practical information.

Note: these can vary by departure; you can check out the specific Trip Notes for your chosen adventure on the dates & prices page.

Accommodation

Hotels

Munduk Moding Plantation
Munduk Moding Plantation

Ubud Wana Resort

A tranquil hideaway with elegant, well-appointed rooms and three swimming pools. There’s a complimentary shuttle service to downtown Ubud and a spa on-hand for extra pampering.

Munduk Moding Plantation

A sensational mountain retreat in a working Arabica coffee plantation with far-reaching views to the Bali Sea and Java. A large, hardwood four-poster bed and deep terrazzo bathtub in your Garden Suite promise to make this an unforgettable stay. The infinity pool has been voted one of the best in Bali thanks to its illusional floating design.

Anja Jimbaran

Spacious and comfortable rooms in tropical surroundings set back from but within 200m of the beach. There’s a pool, spa and restaurant.

Anja Jimbaran - twin room
Anja Jimbaran - twin room
Anja Jimbaran
Anja Jimbaran
Call for general departures:
056 631 8671
Trip Notes

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