Program & Schedule
This action-packed week begins by visiting the site of an active volcano – Kintamani. The first activity of the week involves a bicycle tour offering you a magnificent view of Mt. Batur and the surrounding landscape and takes you through spice plantations and rice fields. On the next day of the adventure, you will be spending the day at a Southern Bali beach and visiting the Turtle Conservation Village. Days 3 and 4 involve rafting down the beautiful Ayung river and a hike at sunrise up Mt. Batur. The last planned activity for the week is a relaxing Balinese massage which will relieve you of any aches and pains from the active week so the only thing you take back with you are wonderful memories.
Aims & Objectives
To show the best Bali has to offer through an adventure filled with fun and varied activities.
On Monday, a cycling tour will be organized to visit to the volcano area of Kintamani, where we will enjoy the gorgeous landscapes of Batur Mountain and spice plantations. Afterwards, we’ll set off to explore rice fields. Breakfast and lunch will happen during the tour.
After breakfast on Tuesday, you will go on a tour to explore Southern Bali and also visit Jimbaran Beach & Turtle conservation site in Sanur. After the visit, you will have lunch and the evening can be spent in any way you wish.
Wednesday would be more adventurous as you will go on rafting at Ayung River after breakfast. During this tour, you will have your lunch during the break that is provided to you. At 18:00 Goodbye dinner.
Today would be even more exciting as you will trekking up a volcano in the early morning to see the sunrise and have your breakfast there. Once you come back to the accommodation, you will have lunch and relax throughout the day as you will feel more tired due to your early morning trip.
On Friday, you will enjoy a Balinese massage after breakfast to get rid of all the pains that you have gained throughout your adventure program. After the massage, you will only have to relax and recollect all the good memories you gained during your stay at Bali.This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.
Participant Criteria & Requirements
Minimum age: -
Maximum age: -
Minimum English level: Basic
CRB required: No
Passport copy required: On Signup
Resume copy required: No
Required qualification: None
Participants below 18 are required to provide parental consent letters and participants above 65 should have the medical clearance.
Living & Location
You will be accommodated in one of our houses in the village of Penestanan Kaja. Located on the outskirts of Ubud, village life is quintessentially local here and you will get a good chance to see typical Balinese life – roosters crowing and all!
The Balinese place great importance on family and our houses are located amongst Balinese compounds, where you will get the chance to interact with local families and practice your newfound language skills. You can expect to share a room (dormitory style) on single gender basis.
If you select the private accommodation option, you will be given a private room with an attached bathroom.
Private villa option, you will have your own room, own toilet, own balcony and even your own kitchen. This is most suitable if you are expecting to spend some quality time all with your family. The number of people that can be accommodated in a private villa is four with kids.
Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavors and meals during your stay. Typical dishes included mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soybeans), we also provide for some of western dishes. Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee and purified water is available at the house. We do not recommend that you drink the tap water.
Our houses are located in Penestanan village and it will take about 10-15 minutes to reach the center of Ubud.
There are some grocery shops in the village and 24 hours minimart in Ubud center.
In Ubud there are good grocery stores, 24 hour stores and plentiful small, family run shops where you will be able to find everything that you need.
Restaurants and Cafes
If you want to eat out occasionally, there is a wide selection of restaurants with high standards of both international and local cuisine. There are several cafes in the village, where you can relax and hang out with other participants on your spare time.
There are two swimming pools, both located a five minute walk from our center.
There are several gyms around Ubud area.
Activities & Events
No scheduled activities outside the program.
Sights & Surroundings
Since the weekends are free, you are able to go wherever you would like to go. Several popular destinations that you can reach by taxi are:
The Gili Islands, where you will find small resorts and huts for tourists looking to get away from the bustle of Ubud. The islands are a popular destination for snorkelling and diving due to its abundant marine life.
Nusa Lembongan, an island paradise with one of the most clear waters that you will ever see and it is also a place where you can find peace and completely relax. Surfing, diving and snorkeling and amongst the most popular activities that visitors can enjoy.
Lovina, located between the Bedugul mountains and the sea, it is popular for dolphin watching, trekking, hot springs and its gorgeous coral reefs.
Sanur, a stretch of beach in Southeast Bali that contains villa resorts and Zen Villas. Historically, it was used as the landing site for the Dutch invasion troops during the Dutch invasion in 1906 as well as being the entry point into Bali for the Japanese during WWII.
Kuta, a beach known of its surfing opportunities and party atmosphere.
Uluwatu, a temple built at the edge of a 70 meter high cliff at the edge of the sea and inhabited by monkeys.
From this location we do not provide free transport to other locations.
Name: Republic of Indonesia
Population: 255,461,700 (2015)
Language: Indonesian (official)
Currency: Indonesian rupiah (IDR)
Time zone: UTC +8
Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It’s is known for its beaches, volcanoes and jungles sheltering elephants, tigers and Komodo dragons. On the island of Java lies Indonesia's vibrant, sprawling capital, Jakarta, and the city of Yogyakarta, known for gamelan music and traditional puppetry.
Dubbed the Island of the Gods, Bali is one of the more than 17,000 islands that make up the Indonesian archipelago. Due to its location off the coast from the mainland and unique culture and religion from the rest of the country, Bali is often treated as a destination of its own, “if you’ve only been to Bali, you’ve never been to Indonesia”.
With its pristine beaches, its unspoilt waters ideal for surfing and diving, its lush mountains, its never-ending rice terrace and volcanic hillsides, its spiritually-infused culture and more, Bali has quickly become a must-visit and it often makes its way on everyone’s bucket list.
Flores is located the East Nusa Tenggara province if Indonesia. It has adventure, eco-tours, and mountain climbing interspersed with visits to prehistoric heritage sites, traditional villages and cultural events. It has some of the world’s most exotic marine life. And if you want to see the famous Komodo Dragons alive, this is the only place in the whole world which gives you the experience. You can visit the Komodo dragons in their natural habitats in the Komodo National Park islands. Here you will witness the natural treasures still trying to survive in its purest forms.
Flores is a multi-religious and multi-cultural island where 60% of the people are Christian, 20% Islamic and 20% Hindus and Buddhists. The holidays for Flores are similar to the general Indonesian calendar.
Flores, though it is one of the main islands in Indonesia, is still trying to keep up with the rest of the country. Evidently, its exceptional natural treasures need more care and its warm hearted people need more support.
Temperatures are pleasant, varying from 20-33 degrees celsius year-round. The monsoon season strikes in November and makes its way until march, bringing in humidity and a significant amount of rain. However, this usually does not stop people from visiting as the rain usually begins in the late afternoons and evenings, meaning the daytime remains sun-filled. From June to September, weather is dry and there is not too much humidity in the air.
Indonesia is a haven for customs and this can be seen in every corner of the islands. Not to mention the fact the these islands themselves have their own traditions and customs which are different from one another.
A good example of this are the small offerings containing flowers, rice and even cigarettes (sesajen) found in every house, restaurants, stall and even at the check-in desks at airports. The offerings are set with burning incense sticks and sprinkled with holy water three times a day before every meal.
There are roughly 20,000 temples spread around the Bali island and, because the Balinese are masters of sculpture, the temples are guarded with statues of gods and goddesses.
Keep, in mind, however, that the Hinduism you will see in Bali is often different than the one seen in India, for example.