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G Adventures Active Bali & Java

G Adventures Active Bali & Java

From $1399 From $1189 / per person
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Description

Idyllic destinations like Bali happen to have some of the most incredible adventures when you explore further than the beach, as this 12-day tour demonstrates. Go from whitewater rafting at Ubud’s Ayung River to a bike ride along rural farms and plantations in Bulian, and a nighttime volcano hike in east Java. There’s just enough free time in between to relax and catch your breath in Pemuteran, but if you’d rather spend it snorkelling or scuba diving, we’re on your side.

  • Prices are subject to availability and dates. There may be fluctuations at some times, including further discounts. Feel free to contact us here at Twister Travel for the best possible deals!
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Start/ Finish: Sanur, Bali
  • Service Level: Standard. Comfortable tourist class accommodations with character, mix of public and private transport.
  • Travel Style: Active. HIking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.
  • Physical Rating: 4 – Demanding. Some high altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.
  • Trip Type: Small group. Small group experience, max 15, average 12 passengers.
  • Age Requirement: 12 plus. All travellers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Features

  • Go whitewater rafting down Ubud’s Ayung River
  • Indulge in traditional Balinese cuisine
  • Trek among rice paddies in Bungaya
  • Stay overnight in Bulian Village
  • Hike along the Ijen Volcano at night
  • Learn to surf in Canggu

What’s Included

  • Bali Community Training Lunch Program, Ubud
  • Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Bulian Village Tour, Bulian
  • Bulian Cooking Class, Bulian.
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Kertha Gosa visit
  • Trekking and yoga in Bungaya village
  • Kintamani Village visit. Village walk
  • Rural cycling
  • Night time Ijen Volcano hike to see blue fire
  • Ulundanu Temple visit
  • Gitgit Waterfall visit
  • Mojo Surf lesson

Accommodations Supplied

Hotels (8 nts, twin-share), homestay (2 nts, multi-share), overnight trekking (1 nt).

Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip.

Available Extra Add-on

My Own Room: From $649. If you’re travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, select this option during the online booking process.

Meals

11 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners it may be worth it to notify before your tour if a vegetarian or vegan diet is preferred.

Allow US$35-50 for any meals not included.

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping.

Staff & Experts

CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout, local guides.

Further Information?

Contact us at Twister Travel for more information about available dates, making a deposit for a guaranteed place in a tour, or customising a tour for your own group.

Just ask us about booking extra tours and adventure add-on packs to secure your place in some of these experiences, before embarking on your G Adventure!

Tour Bookings and Enquiries

Interested in this tour?

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  • Departure
    Ubud to Sanur

Tour Plan

1

Day 1 Ubud

Arrive at any time.
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting with your new CEO (Chief Experience Officer) and group. Opt to share a local meal afterwards. Your meeting details can be accessed from your hotel reception.
  • Accommodation: Champlung Sari Hotel (or similar)
2

Day 2 Ubud

Venture out on an included whitewater rafting excursion on Bali's longest river. Strap on a lifejacket and experience the exhilarating class II to III rapids while taking in the scenery of Ubud's stunning landscapes.
Optional Extra Activities
  • Yoga Class
Relax with a class at one of Ubud's beautiful yoga studios. Stretch and hold poses in this gentle but effective form of exercise.
  • Gianyar Night Market
Tour the Gianyar night market for some local cuisine. Enjoy amazing food (including savoury soups, satay and sweets) and take in Balinese culture.
  • Kecak Dance Performanc
Enjoy a display of traditional Kecak dance (aka Ramayana Monkey Chant), depicting a battle from the Ramayana. US$20
  • Accommodation: Champlung Sari Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
3

Day 3 Ubud/ Candidasa

Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle from Ubud to Candidasa.
Enjoy lunch at the G Adventures-supported Bali Community Training Lunch Program. This initiative supports and assists people living with disabilities in Bali to find independence and meaningful employment through training in the hospitality sector. In Hindu-Bali, it is a societal belief that being born with a disability is a product of "bad karma". Our ground partners are working in the community to break down these stereotypes, and provide resources, training, and education to adults living with disabilities to gain independence and confidence, and find employment within their community. Fully managed and operated by individuals living with disabilities, enjoy a delicious traditional Balinese buffet lunch prepared by the organization while learning more about this initiative that empowers individuals through skills and employment training. All proceeds from this included lunch support the organization's training, education, advocacy and outreach programs, as well as resources such as wheelchairs and three-wheeled mopeds.
Also, get to explore the scenic site of Kerta Gosa, the ancient court of justice. Learn more about local history and check out the pavilion's elaborate ceiling paintings.
  • Ashyana Candidasa Resort (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
4

Day 4 Candidasa

Get an early start today and trek through the Bungaya village to explore rice fields and take a look into this traditional way of life. Feast on a traditional Balinese lunch and then stretch out your muscles with a yoga class. In the afternoon, find a spot on the Virgin Beach in Karangasem for some much needed relaxation time.
  • Accommodation: Ashyana Candidasa Resort (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
5

Day 5 Candidasa/ Kubutambahan

Travel to Kubutambahan, stopping along the way in Kintamani to take in unobstructed views of Mount Batur and Batur Lake.
On arrival at the Bulian Homestay, settle into your accommodation before going on an afternoon mountain bike ride through the surrounding hills, past rice fields and beaches, take in farms and dragon fruit plantations. The route to Kubutambahan is mostly flat and downhill. Take in the views of North Bali and be rewarded with a hot spring finale!
Dip into Air Sanih hot spring to swim and relax after the ride. In the evening enjoy a traditional Balinese dance show and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Bulian Homestay
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
6

Day 6 Kubutambahan

Enjoy a morning of leisure and lunch at the Bulian Homestay, then embark on a village tour. Learn the unique history of this isolated village and why it's sometimes referred to as the "Lost Kingdom" or "The Land of Curse." Dress in local clothing and prepare offerings made of leaves and flowers before heading to a spiritual ceremony where you meet a local priestess. Afterward, embark on a tour of the village and get to know the local people as you wander past plantations, schools, and temples.
Learn how to make local cuisine during a cooking class back at the homestay and indulge in a buffet dinner. Spend the evening listening to local musicians.
  • Accommodation: Bulian Homestay
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
7

Day 7 Kubutambahan/ Pemuteran

Transfer to Pemuteran, stopping to visit a Buddhist monastery en route.The journey continues, incorporating a ferry ride and private vehicle until arriving at the start of our Ijen Volcano hike.
Located at the heart of the Ijen Volcano complex lies Kawah Ijen, the site of the majestic blue fire. Deep turquoise by day, the lake at the crater is illuminated with electric blue flames by night - caused by ignited sulphuric acids. Discover this spectacular display by trekking uphill for 1.5 hours, admiring the starry night sky and the volcanic landscape all around. Descend to the crater with the assistance of a guide and don a gas mark to marvel at this natural phenomenon. Head back up to the crater rim in time for sunrise - a truly memorable and beautiful experience to conclude the excursion.
  • Kubuku Eco Lodge (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast
8

Day 8 Pemuteran

Head back to Pemuteran for a free afternoon to kick back and relax on the beach or get active with some snorkelling, cycling and coral planting activities.
The journey will incorporate - 2 hours back to the ferry in a private vehicle, 1 1/2 hour ferry cruise, then another 45 minutes to our destination.
Optional Extra Activitie
  • Snorkelling
Grab a snorkel and dive into the water. The waters are calm, with clear visibility. Immerse in a swirl of colour and exotic underwater lifeforms.
  • Cycling
Get on your bike and enjoy the ride.
  • Accommodation: Kubuku Eco Lodge (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast
 
9

Day 9 Pemuteran

Revel in another free day in this coastal paradise. If you like, take a short boat ride to Menjangan Island for a day of snorkelling over magnificent underwater vistas. Be amazed at underwater sculptures, and fall in love with the deer roaming free on the land! Ask about opportunities to participate in coral conservation efforts. Explore by bike. Or just relax.
  • Kubuku Eco Lodge (or similar)
  • Meals Included: Breakfast
 
10

Day 10 Pemuteran/ Sanur

Make your way to Sanur today, visiting the beautiful Gitgit Waterfall along the way. Marvel at its 114ft drop into the pool below, swim in the cool waters. Continue on to the floating Ulun Danu temple, a majestic complex comprised of four sacred buildings.Bring your camera for this floating temple visit. The captivating Ulun Danu Temple, founded by the King of Mengwi in the 17th century, is one of Bali’s most important and most photographed temples.
Travel time is 5 to 6 hours in a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation: Diwankara Beach Hotel & Resort (or similar)
  • Meals Included: Breakfast
11

Day 11 Sanur

Travel to the village of Canggu, known for it's alluring beaches and enthusiastic surf culture. Experience the waves for yourself, sharpen your surfing skills with a lesson suitable for both beginner and intermediate surfers alike.
The friendly instructors and guides at Mojosurf take you to the day's best locations (depending on the weather conditions), where you'll catch amazing surf breaks in some of Indonesia's most stunning environments. All equipment is included, along with transportation to and from your accommodation.
  • Accommodation: Diwankara Beach Hotel & Resort (or similar)
  • Meals Included: Breakfast
12

Day 12 Sanur

Depart at any time. Meals Included: Breakfast

Further Info

Some suggested items to take include:
Essential Items
  • Towel/ swimwear/ sarong
  • Appropriate footwear - sandals or flipflops, hiking or sturdy walking shoes
  • Reef-safe sunscreens
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, toiletries - preferably biodegradable.
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof/ windproof jacket
  • Clothing style - should be summery, with some warmer options. Please note to include some loose-fitting attire, that covers the shoulders or shawl if visting temples. As the weather is hot loose cotton works well. As there are no laundry facilities on the catamarans, think also of what airs out well.
  • Phone/ camera - and your charging devices
  • Outlet adapter
  • Water bottle (clean drinking water is tree on the boat).
  • Hat
  • You can BYO snorkel gear, although this is available at locations.
  • Your spending money in cash and cards. It is usually a good idea to carry some cash when the availability of banks or EFTPOS facilities is unpredictable.
  • Perhaps something to read, or other entertainment.
Documents
You need to keep hold of:
  • Flight info
  •  Insurance details
  • Passport
  • Vaccination certificates
  • VISAS - A 30-day visa-on-arrival is available at all international airports in Indonesia for US$35. It is then possible to extend this visa for an additional 30 days at the immigration office. This includes those travelling with an Australian passport. Official price is US$35, extension takes a couple of days and can’t be processed at the airport. All travelers to Indonesia must be in possession of passport valid for at least six months from date of arrival and have proof (tickets) of onward or return passage. A 30-day free visa is available at some arrival locations in Indonesia for many other nationalities. Please search according to your passport or contact us.
Contact us at Twister Travel if any assistance is required with further information on visas or ETA applications.
Local Culture

 Some Important info!

  • The death penalty is still in place in Indonesia for drug convictions. Refrain from drug use, be sure to be on the alert when it comes to where you leave bags, be cautious of potential drink spikings in bars or nightclubs.
  • The legal drinking age is 21.
For Your Health
If you feel you need it, pack it:
  • Mosquito repellant - natural organic products may be better, and are available for purchase locally.
  • Any regular medications, ashtma inhalers, etc.
Check your personal vaccination requirements, lists, and dates which renewals may be needed, such as tetanus in case of animal bites.
  •  For in-depth health and safety data, (including up to date vaccinations info) please visit
  • https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/indonesia                                                              Or your local equivalent.
Random Potential Hazards
  • Be wary of money changing or credit card scams in Indonesia.
  • Water based activities have an element of danger and excitement built into them. It is recommended only participating in water based activities when accompanied by a guide(s). Every reasonable effort is made to ensure the fun and adventurous element of any water based activities.
Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate in any G Adventures tour. Minimum coverage is US$200,000. Some tours may include activities where extra coverage is required. We can assist you in adding insurance or advising you on insurance group choices upon booking with Twister Travel.
Age Requirements
You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a G Adventures tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

Information is changing frequently in regards to which destinations and tours will be available on what exact dates. We are trying to keep the site as accurate as possible during this time. For any more specific information, please contact us. Remember a travel ban is in place to save lives. Don't forget to help by social distancing, self-isolating, and increased hygiene.

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