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Edits: Sunrises & Summits in Bali

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$4,299 NZD
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5 / 5 from 3 reviews
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 rice terraces on bitesize treks and bike rides. Discover hot springs and dine in secret caves. Kick back in plush beach clubs, mix cocktails in swanky bars and pull up a sunbed by an infinity pool. 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 

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:
0800 643 997
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 2.5 hour journey north to Pemuteran. You’ll spend the night at the edge of the West Bali National Park at the traditional Balinese style Naya Gawana Resort & Spa; tranquilly located on the Menjangan Bay featuring an infinity pool with stunning views over the bay & mountains.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch
  • Day 6

    Morning jungle trek in West Bali National Park; onto Jimbaran Beach

    There’s breakfast with a view this morning over Menjangan Bay and its lush mangrove forest. Fed and caffeinated, you’ll then take a leisurely 3 hour hike with a local expert through the jungle of the West Bali National Park where you’ll learn about the protected flora and fauna and possibly spot black leaf monkeys, grey macaque monkeys, and a variety of birdlife.

    In the afternoon, it’s time to pack up and head off to Jimbaran Beach, about three 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 apply for a visa on arrival at Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya, Batam, Bali and Yogyakarta at a cost of IDR 500,000 (approx. $USD 35). This visa is valid for 30 days and can be extended once (for a maximum of 30 days) by making an application to an immigration office within Indonesia.  The Indonesian government may change the visa policy on short notice so please continue to check your local embassy advice before travel.

 

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 three 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:
0800 643 997
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

Naya Gawana Resort & Spa
Naya Gawana Resort & Spa

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.

Naya Gawana Resort & Spa

A tranquil resort & spa located next to West Bali National Park in the serene Menjangan Bay surrounded by scenic bay & mountain views. The traditional Balinese architecture of the resort is surrounded by lush tropical gardens and features an infinity pool on the tip of the bay and also a natural hot spring plunge pool. To unwind and indulge, make sure to visit the Naya Spa, offering a selection of traditional and modern treatments to nourish and renew your body & mind.

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:
0800 643 997
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.

Call for general departures:
0800 643 997
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.

  • Reviewed July 2022

    Amazing Itinerary

    This was hands down one of the best trips I've ever been on. I was drawn in by the variety of activities packed into the 10 days and my personal favourites included the open air cooking class and the vintage Vespa ride around Ubud. I was a little nervous about this after seeing the crazy Balinese traffic but felt completely safe. Overall this was a really well organised and well managed trip with a great group of people and I didn't want it to end!

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Reaching the top of Mount Batur at sunrise. It was more strenuous than I was expecting but everyone was encouraged to go at their own pace and we all enjoyed the breakfast with a view at the end of it.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Right from the start to the end of the tour Wira was an amazing guide - full of energy and never tired of answering questions and had such a wide knowledge of Balinese and Indonesian culture, history and nature.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Bring bug spray!

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    The long flights are definitely worth it.
  • Reviewed July 2022

    Beautiful Bali

    As soon as I read the itinerary for this trip, I just knew I had to experience it and it totally did not disappoint at all. You cover so much in your time on Bali, and witness the distinct differences between the quiet West Bali area and the bustling south and its beaches.. Yet despite its packed itinerary there’s sufficient free time for you to enjoy some fabulous swimming pools and catch some Bali sunshine. The social element of the holiday is important for me as well, and we got to dine in some really nice restaurants and sample a great variety of foods, from traditional Indonesian dishes to western foods,like burgers and pizzas.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Conquering Mount Batur for sunrise, was the highlight of the trip for me, being fortunate enough to capture a clear sunrise and over looking Mt Agung and the lake was something else. A special memory with some special people and a morning I will never forget.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Wira, was the best guide we could of possibly had. His English is very good and his knowledge of Bali and Indonesia in general was exceptional. Very helpful and always thinking of the group and looking out for us. You’ll start the trip with a guide and finish it with a friend, such is the warmth of his personality.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    As Nancy says, definitely bring a rain jacket, as the downpours can be pretty torrential, although your clothes will dry quickly. Maybe ask Wira for the “party bus” especially on the longer journeys. We had a singalong, all suggesting songs random songs that got played and we sang along, lots of laughter and more memories to treasure.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    It’s a long way to travel and some of my wishes the trip was a 2 week one as opposed to a 10 day one, However the 10 day trip is an amazing one and if you book it, you will not be disappointed.
  • Reviewed July 2022

    Insanely good 5* adventure!

    My first time in Indonesia and I chose this trip because of the amazing variety on the itinerary. Being a water addict but also loving hiking and mountain biking, each of the days brought something new and spectacular. Our group leader Wira was first class - I cannot state this enough - and made this trip truly epic. After our amazing week we fell in love with Bali and its people, and we’re honoured to have shared this first ever trip of Sunrises & Summits, especially after the pandemic. The food was excellent, hotels were beautiful and we had some great nights out. Most of all we shared such a fun week with a great group! I’ll definitely be coming back.

    What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

    Our sunrise hike up Mount Batur volcano was utterly spectacular, walking along the rim of the crater - unforgettable. Don’t miss this one.

    What did you think of your group leader?

    Our group leader Wira was first class. Your smiles and love for the many islands of Indonesia and its people was infectious! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience, which made Bali even more beautiful because of all of the interesting facts that you shared. You were extremely professional and we really appreciated how you were constantly adjusting things with the team to make sure that everything was perfect every day.

    Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

    Don’t forget your rain jacket for the odd tropical rainstorm

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Do it don’t hesitate!

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