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Bali Family Holiday with Teenagers


Although Indonesia’s perfect island getaway is often pondered as a land of beaches and sunbaking, it may come as a surprise that there’s another side of Bali as exhilarating as the other side is relaxing. Take the family into the ricefields and over the rapids near Ubud, pedal on an exhilarating bike ride past rural villages, kick back on the beaches at Amed then head to Sanur for a taste of the upmarket holiday life on an island holiday with all the trimmings.

8 days, from

$1,283

per person

GROUP SIZE

18 people max

ACTIVITY LEVEL

3
Trip code: TIFA
Style: Original
Theme: Family

Details

Countries Visited:  Indonesia
Accommodation: Hotels (7 nights)
Transportation: Private mini van
Included Meals:

  • 7 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 dinners

Group size: Minimum 2, Max 18

  • Enjoy a mixture of adventurous activities, from snorkelling to hiking to rafting – perfect for those families who love to get their pulse going

  • Take an exhilarating white water raft on the Ayung River, taking in beautiful backdrops of rainforests, gorges and rice paddies along the way

  • Snorkel in the clear blue waters off the shore of a small village

  • Round out a big adventure with a visit to Sanur, a superb hub for shopping and relaxation by the beach.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Ubud

Om Swastiastu! Welcome to Ubud, the arts and cultural centre of Bali. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 5pm. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time for the welcome meeting, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). Afterwards, perhaps head out for an optional dinner with the other families.

If you’ve arrived early, Ubud is a wonderful place to experience the magic that has made Bali such a popular travel destination. Perhaps explore the Blanco Renaissance Museum, the Puri Lukisan Museum, the numerous Hindu temples or the Puri Saren Agung in depth.

Day 2: Ubud

This morning’s adventure takes you out of town and up amongst the lush landscape of Bali. First up is a visit to Pura Luhur Batukaru which is located on the slopes of Mount Batukaru. The 11th century Batukaru Temple shares its location with the Wongaya Gede farming community in the Penebel Village of Tabanan regency. Here you will jump on a e-bike and cycle through the UNESCO World Heritage site of Jatiluwih. Your ride will take you by dense jungle, giant bamboo forest, local villages and rice terraces, finishing at a local café for an included lunch. Our local café will serve up an authentic Indonesian meal. All ingredients are locally and organically grown. The estimated riding time is 2 hours.

In the afternoon we head back to Ubud where you will have some free time to wander the streets, swim in the pool and simply relax

Driving times:
Ubud to Batukaru Temple - 1 hour 30 minutes
Jatiluwih to Ubud – 1 hour 30 minutes

Day 3: Candidasa

Take a short trip out of Ubud for an exhilarating white water rafting adventure as you rapidly drift down past an 11 kilometre (7 mile) stretch of river. Navigate on a 2 hour trip through class II and III rapids while taking in a backdrop of pristine rainforest, shadowy gorges and serene rice paddies. Once the trip comes to an end, warm yourself back up with a shower before continuing onwards to Candi Dasa later in the afternoon. Spend some free time wandering around the town. Perhaps relax by the attractive lagoon, take a swim in the inviting waters or take advantage of the excellent snorkelling conditions.

Driving times:
Ubud accommodation to Whitewater Rafting - 30 minutes
Whitewater Rafting to Candidasa accommodation –1 hour and 40 minutes

Day 4: Candidasa

This morning after breakfast you will have some free time to relax at the hotel before heading to Pekarangan village. Here you will have the opportunity to meet a local farmer and his family. The family farm pandan leaves that are then produced into Woven items such as mats, coasters, and trays. The farmer will tell you the story of the pandan leaves and rattan and you will have the opportunity to try your hand at making a matt or coaster while the kids will have fun making kites with the farmers' children. While we are at the farm you will be offered some local coffee and tea with traditional cake and snacks. It will be an experience the whole family will enjoy.

The afternoon will be spent at  Virgin Beach where you will enjoy the soft white sand and swimming in the clear blue water. Why not try your hand at flying your kite you have just made.

Driving times:
Candidasa accommodation to Pekarangan Village– 40 minutes
Pekarangan Village to Virgin Beach – 30 minutes

Day 5: Amed

Leaving our hotel we walk cross the road and head to the rice fields to start our Rice Terrace walk. The kids will enjoy walking through the countryside and rice terrances listening to your guide explain the importance of water for Balinese people whose livelihoods are in agriculture. The walk is along uneven tracks and irrigation channels with some up and downhill walking and should take 1 hour.

Back at the hotel you will have time to relax, cool off in the pool before we made our way to Tirta Gangga. Tirta Gangga water palace is a maze of pools and fountains surrounded by a lush garden and stone carvings and statues. The gardens were designed and constructed in 1948 by Anak Agung Anglurah Ketut Karangasem (1887 – 1966), who was the last Raja (King) of Karangasem. The centrepiece of the palace is an eleven tiered fountain.

After our visit we continue on through lush countryside to Amed, a long coastal strip of fishing villages in East Bali that clasp themselves along a series of stone-speckled beaches. With the palm tree coated hills in the background and the inviting water slowly lapping the beach in front, feel free to sit back and relax for the rest of the afternoon.

Driving times:
Candidasa accommodation to Tirta Gangga – 1 hour
Tirta Gangga to Amed accommodation – 1 hour

Day 6: Amed

After breakfast we take to the water. We meet our snorkeling guide who will take the group to 2 stops along the coast - location will be dependent on the tides and the group’s snorkeling and swimming ability / experience. Stops could include: Jemeluk coral bay, Japanese Ship wreck or USA liberty ship wreck in Tulamben.

Back in Amed you will have free time to take a relaxing stroll along the shore or even do some yoga.

Driving times:
Amed accommodation to Tulamben snorkelling point (US Liberty shipwreck) – 1 hour
Tulamben to Amed accommodation – 1 hour

Day 7: Sanur

After departing from Amed, take a 2-hour drive towards Sanur, the trip’s final destination. Enjoy some free time there in the afternoon. Perhaps enjoy a stroll along Bali's first beachfront walk, watch the fishermen in the shallows or kick back and relax at one of the beachside restaurants. Get a feel for the traditions and local customs which are well maintained here. Ancient temples are also easily accessible – just a short distance away from the beach. Regroup tonight for a final included dinner with the other families.

Driving time:
Amed accommodation to Sanur accommodation – 2 hours

Day 8: Sanur

Today marks the last day of your trip and there are no further activities scheduled. If you'd like, consider booking further accommodation to make the most of Sanurs balmy beach life.