Indonesia & Bali family holidays
A family holiday to Bali is sure to be a hit with both parents and children alike. Imagine Asia in microcosm. There are lush, terraced landscapes and picture-perfect volcanoes. There are intricate temples and palm-fringed tropical beaches. And there are fabulously exciting markets and glorious cuisine.
The landscape here is incredibly picturesque. Ox-carts lumber along dusty tracks and colourful festivals take over entire villages. Smoking volcanoes loom high above endless verdant paddy fields and inquisitive monkeys leap through the rainforest. Lush green tea plantations carpet the rolling hills and beautiful beaches fringe the island’s edge.
There are also many other islands that you can combine with Bali – in fact 17,507 others! The Komodo Islands are well worth a visit, home to the largest lizard on earth, the legendary Komodo Dragon. Nearby Lombok is also a gem, with steaming volcanos, palm fringed beaches and a lush interior. Java offers culture and history, Sumatra offers jungle and adventure, and Kalimantan offers orang-utans in the wild. How to choose?!
Why take the kids?
Some of our favourite activities on Indonesia and Bali family holidays include:
- Rafting, cycling, snorkelling and hiking amidst beautiful scenery
- Whipping up local delicacies in a cookery class
- Enjoying sunrise on the crater rim of a live volcano
- Seeing how batik is made and trying it out for yourselves
- Discovering a colourful underwater world on a snorkelling trip in Bali Barat National Park
- Eating out of a banana leaf alongside the locals at a night market
- Getting up close to monkeys, elephants, birds of paradise and even Komodo Dragons
- Watching your kids exploring the incredible temples at Borobudur on Java
It may be halfway around the world but Bali is so compact that travel distances once you arrive are short. This means you can limit yourselves to just a few different bases. You can then enjoy day trips without constantly un-packing and re-packing.
There’s also more than enough activities to keep children of all ages happy. Would-be explorers will get an adrenaline rush from a sunrise climb of Mount Batur (a live volcano). Older children will enjoy a white water rafting trip on the Ayung River and cycling through the paddy fields. Younger children will love the tropical Bird Park and Monkey Forest.
The local cuisine is also an absolute highlight. The kids will have a ball exploring the night markets, sampling different dishes at the local stalls. Just watch the ‘sambal’ (chilli sauce)…
It also goes without saying that families of all ages will love the pretty, palm-fringed beaches. Snorkel over the coral from remote islands or take a dolphin cruise. Learn to surf or paddle-board in the warm Indian Ocean waters or build a sandcastle, decorated with colourful, exotic seashells.
Example Bali itineraries
All of our itineraries are bespoke which means that they are tailor-made for your own specific family, taking into account the ages of your children, your interests, your budget and so on.
Also, check out some of the other places that you might like to visit on your trip and if you need further inspiration, have a look at our photo gallery.
Check out our Indonesia and Bali customer reviews and don’t forget to see what the weather will be like at the time that you want to travel. Or simply give us a ring and we’ll be delighted to advise you on the best holiday for your family.
Call us and we will be happy to provide you with a free-of-charge no obligation itinerary and quotation designed for you.
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From our blog
“What a great holiday! Snorkelling on Menjangan was incredible… we saw masses of marine life. We loved all the art galleries and met a local artist. Next time Flores and Komodo”