Indonesia & Bali

Active Bali & Komodo

This exciting two-week family adventure is jam-packed with adventure and activities. Starting in the beautiful town of Ubud, surrounded by lush green paddy fields you will enjoy white-water rafting, cycling and a cookery class. Heading north, you’ll hike a volcano for sunrise and take a snorkelling trip in a marine park. Leaving Bali you will then enjoy a three-night cruise in the Komodo Islands. During the cruise you will stop on remote pristine beaches to swim and snorkel and will see the dinosaur-like Komodo Dragons. Finish up with a couple of nights on the beach.

Highlights

  White-water rafting and cycling
  Food markets and cookery class
  Climb Mount Batur for sunrise
  Snorkelling on coral islands
  3 night Komodo Cruise
  Pristine beaches and relaxation

15 days from £2,000 pp

Plus international flights from £750

A two-week holiday to Bali and the Komodo Islands usually starts from £8,000 for a family of four. This excludes international flights but will include domestic flights, cruise, accommodation and most activities.

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Active Bali & Komodo day-to-day itinerary

Day 1 Denpasar – Ubud (Bali)
Welcome to Bali! Upon arrival in Denpasar airport, you will meet your driver and transfer to your hotel in Ubud (90 mins). Afterwards, enjoy some free time to relax.

Situated in the middle of some of Bali’s most picturesque landscape, Ubud is a wonderful place to start your tour. The streets are lined with enticing cafes, restaurants, gift shops and galleries. There are beautiful boutique hotels, some in the town centre and some perched amidst the lush green paddy fields just outside.


Day 2 Ubud
This morning you will enjoy a cycling excursion through the beautiful scenery surrounding Ubud. After selecting a suitable bike you will set off along peaceful, mainly flat, rural roads. Pass through small villages and beautiful lush paddy fields. Stop along the way to visit a local community and enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.

The afternoon is free for you to relax. Alternatively you might like to visit the Ubud Monkey Forest, an easy walk from town. Here a natural forest sanctuary is home to numerous long-tailed macaques as well as many ancient temples and statues.


Day 3 Ubud
An exciting day today, as you head out on a white-water rafting expedition on the Ayung River. Suitable for children aged 7 and above, the rafting takes you through emerald green rice fields and jungle. Kingfishers flit from branch to branch as you rush down the river on an adrenalin-filled expedition!

This afternoon you will take part in a traditional Balinese cookery class. You will be transferred to a local Lapidan village where you will discover how to cook some delicious and authentic dishes by your local hosts. Dishes may include chicken satay and fish wrapped in banana leaves.


Day 4 Ubud – Lake Batur
This morning head inland towards the Balinese highlands. You will start your trip with a visit to Tirta Empul, a water temple where locals go to take purifying baths in the healing waters. If you are interested, take your swimming stuff and a sarong and you can join in the ritual!

You can also visit Besakih Temple, perched on the Southwestern slopes of Mt Agung. This is the holiest and most important temple on the island. It is home to a beautiful series of stepped temples, surrounded by lush vegetation and set against a dramatic mountain backdrop.

End the day in Kintamani Village, with breathtaking views of the active Mount Batur volcano and Lake Batur.


Day 5 Mount Batur – Pemuteran
It’s an early start this morning (around 3.30am) for a short drive to the starting point of your hike up Mount Batur. You will take the quieter and slightly longer route up the mountain, arriving at the top in time for sunrise. The views towards Mount Agung are absolutely stunning, and on a clear day you may even see Mount Rinjani on neighbouring Lombok island.

Enjoy a simple breakfast of eggs, cooked in the volcanic steam, before descending the mountain again. There are some hot springs nearby so you can soothe your tired muscles after the climb.

Later drive to the north coast of Bali, to Pemuteran. You will have three nights on the beach here.

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Day 6 Pemuteran
This morning enjoy a snorkelling boat trip to Menjangan Island. This is part of Bali Barat National Park and has the best snorkelling on Bali. The waters are crystal clear with colourful coral teeming with tropical fish and sometimes even turtles.

You’ll break for a picnic lunch on the boat and then enjoy some more snorkelling this afternoon. Later return to the mainland for a free afternoon. Perhaps visit the local turtle hatchery, take a spa treatment or enjoy a beach front yoga class.


Day 7 Pemuteran
A full day to relax and enjoy the beach. Alternatively you could visit West Bali National Park, home to grey and black monkeys and giant squirrels. You can take a sunset kayaking trip here if this is of interest.


Day 8 Sambangan – Bedugul
It’s time to leave the coast and head inland again. Your first stop is Sambangan Secret Garden. This is a stunning piece of untouched nature that is home to a number of beautiful pools and waterfalls. You can swim in the various pools and if the kids are feeling daring, there are a series of ever higher and more scary ledges from which to leap off. These are definitely not for the faint hearted!

You will end the day in Bedugul.


Day 9 Bedugul – Jimbaran
This morning take an outrigger canoe to Puru Ulun Danu Temple in the centre of Beratan Lake. This is an important temple (even featured on the 50,000 Rupiah banknote), so expect it to be busy, but the views are fabulous.

You’ll then continue to the south coast, for a night on the beach in Jimbaran.


Day 10 Labuanbajo – Komodo Cruise
This morning you will be transferred to Denpasar airport for a flight to Labuanbajo. It’s then a short transfer to your boat which will be your home for the next three nights.

After lunch on board, start sailing, stopping on a beautiful beach to swim. Overnight either in your private cabin or on the deck under the stars.


Day 11 Komodo Cruise
After breakfast you will go to the island of Rinca where the legendary Komodo Dragons live. These huge lizards, the largest in the world, can grow to more than three meters in length. They are extraordinary, and reminiscent of dinosaurs. You will visit the dragons in their natural environment, accompanied by a guide. Also keep your eyes peeled for rare birds such as the megapod or the sulfur cockatoo.

In the afternoon you will continue sailing. Stop on a virgin beach to snorkel and appreciate the red and white coral.


Day 12 Komodo Cruise
Enjoy an early morning swim to enjoy the beautiful colours and marine life on the underwater reef. Swim to the shore and relax on the beach whilst the boat staff prepare breakfast.

Later continue to a small island, surrounded by coral with exquisite white sandy beaches. Large turtles and small blacktip reef sharks can sometimes be seen here. You may also be able to visit a local ‘sea gypsy’ village.

Spend your final night enjoying the spectacular night sky.


Day 13 Komodo – Sanur
Bid the boat staff farewell and take a flight from Labuanbajo back to Denpasar. From here it’s just a short drive to the beach.

There are many different resorts to choose from, depending on what will suit your family. Sanur is perfect for younger children, with calm seas that gently lap the shore. Seminyak is lively, with a huge range of resorts, activities and restaurants. Jimbaran has beautifully white sand and the waters are dotted with brightly coloured fishing boats. We will be happy to recommend the right spot for your family.


Day 14 Sanur
A free day to relax and enjoy the beach.


Day 15 Sanur
Perhaps a last-minute swim in the pool before transferring to Denpasar airport for your flight home. Selamat jalanHave a good journey!

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