This 15-day family adventure offers a relaxed and relaxing holiday in Bali. After the long flight to get there, you have a couple of lazy days on the beach. Then enjoy time in Ubud, Bali’s cultural heartland. Here you’ll find a treasure trove of cafes, galleries and boutique hotels set in a lush and verdant landscape. You then have time to explore the scenic central highlands, before finishing up again on the beach. A great blend of activity and relaxation!
Sun, sea & sand at Sanur Beach
Enjoy Bali Bird Park & Monkey Forest
Family-friendly white-water rafting
Balinese cookery class
Wander through rice terraces
More blissful beach time!
15 days from £1,350 pp
Plus international flights from £750
A two-week holiday in Bali for a family of four usually costs from £5,400 to £7,500 plus flights, depending on type of accommodation and places visited.
We like our tours to be accessible to as wide a range of people as possible.
Our standard Bali holidays will start from around £6,000 for a two week holiday for a family of four based on mid-range boutique hotels (usually with pools). This excludes international flights.
There are also many gorgeous higher-end hotels. If you would prefer to stay in these, the price will start from £8,000 (for a two-week holiday for a family of four).
Prices for Lombok Island (or a Bali and Lombok combination) are similar.
If you are combining your trip to Bali with either a Komodo cruise or the island of Java, prices will usually be higher. This is due to the inclusion of domestic flights. Prices for Bali & Java will start from £8,000. Prices for Bali & Komodo will start from £10,000 (excluding flights).
If you are travelling on a tight budget, there are various cost-cutting measures that we can use. These include opting for more simple accommodation and limiting the number of places visited. With these measures we may be able to bring the price down closer to £5,000 (for a two-week holiday for a family of four).
All prices exclude international flights. There are no direct flights from the UK to Indonesia but good connecting flights will usually cost around £750pp, possibly a little higher.
Flights are available for booking approximately 11 months in advance. If travelling during UK school holidays we suggest that you book your flights as far in advance as possible to get the best fares. Prices will rise considerably the closer to departure that you book.
There are no age limits on any of our holidays and Bali is well suited to even the youngest children. We will tailor literally every itinerary to the ages of your children and can accommodate everyone from toddlers to grandparents!
Rest assured that you have 100% financial protection if you book with Stubborn Mule Travel. This is guaranteed through our membership of the Travel Trust Association (membership number Q0176) and our ATOL membership (number T7608). Further details can be found on our Financial Protection page.
All you need to do is let us know a few key details about you and your family and we will do the rest. We will produce an itinerary that we think will suit you but you can review this as many times as you need to until we get it just right.
Relaxing Bali day-to-day itinerary
When you arrive in Bali, you will have a short transfer to Sanur beach. Here you can take your shoes off, dig your toes in the sand, and relax!
Days 2-3 Sanur Beach
Two full days to enjoy the long stretch of beautiful beach. There is a reef off-shore here which keeps the waves to a minimum, so that swimming is ideal for all ages.
If you would like more action, take a walk along the promenade at sunset or head to Massimo’s for a delicious scoop (or three) of gelato. You can also browse for souvenirs in roadside stalls or introduce the children to delicious Balinese cuisine at the night market.
Day 4 Sanur Beach – Ubud
After a leisurely breakfast, you will be picked up and transferred to Ubud. The journey only takes an hour but you will stop en route to visit the Bali Bird Park. This is a tropical paradise with giant pelicans, flamingos, vultures and hornbills. It’s very interactive and a hit with kids.
From here it’s just a short drive to Ubud. Situated in the middle of some of Bali’s most picturesque landscape, Ubud is a wonderful place to spend a few days. 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. This is Bali’s artistic and cultural heart and the kids will love it all!
Day 5 Ubud
You have a relaxing morning. Perhaps head to 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.
In the afternoon you will enjoy a cookery class. The kids will learn the basics of Balinese cuisine, helping to grind spices in a giant pestle and mortar. Dishes may include satay chicken (a kid favourite), curry wrapped in banana leaf and banana coconut custard for pudding. Yum.
Read More Day 6 Ubud If this doesn’t appeal, or if you have younger children, we can arrange an alternative activity. Day 7 Ubud Day 8 Ubud – Munduk From here you will continue up through the picturesque central highlands to Munduk. Day 9 Munduk Day 10 Munduk Day 11 Munduk – Beach End the day on 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. Days 12-14 Beach Day 15 Beach
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!
A full day to relax and enjoy Ubud. This is a great place for souvenir shopping, so teach the kids to bargain in the markets! Alternatively, find a nice cafe or restaurant and enjoy a fresh fruit juice and a plate of satay.
This morning you will take a leisurely stroll through the stunning Tegallalang Rice Terraces just outside Ubud. The landscape here is incredibly beautiful with terraced green rice fields peppered with palm trees. You will then continue on to Tirta Empul, a fascinating water temple. Locals visit this temple to take a ritual purifying bath. If you want to take part, bring a sarong and a bathing suit with you.
This morning take a gentle hike into the hills around Munduk. Your route takes you through orange and flower plantations before descending to a plateau. This is filled with hundreds of old clove and coffee trees and leads you to one of Bali’s most magnificent waterfalls. A cold breeze from the spring waterfall welcomes you and you can take a dip before returning to the hotel.
A free day to relax and enjoy the surroundings.
After breakfast, you will return back to the south coast, for four nights on the beach. En route, stop to take a boat ride on Lake Bratan to visit Pura Ulun Danu temple. This is a stunning tiered Hindu temple, made all the more beautiful by the reflection of the temple in the waters of the lake.
Three days to relax on the beach, take a surf lesson, hire a SUP or browse souvenir stalls.
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. Selamat jalan – Have a good journey!
Day 6 Ubud
If this doesn’t appeal, or if you have younger children, we can arrange an alternative activity.
Day 7 Ubud
Day 8 Ubud – Munduk
From here you will continue up through the picturesque central highlands to Munduk.
Day 9 Munduk
Day 10 Munduk
Day 11 Munduk – Beach
End the day on 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.
Days 12-14 Beach
Day 15 Beach
Call us and we will be happy to provide you with a free-of-charge no obligation itinerary and quotation designed for you.
Bali & Indonesia in pictures
Why choose us?
- Unparalleled family travel experience
- Specialist knowledge across three continents
- Hand-picked local partners
- Every holiday is tailor-made for you
- 100% financial protection
- 24hr emergency contact number
We are members of the Travel Trust Association, a trade association of Travel Agents, Tour Operators and Travel Organisers that operate trust accounts in order to provide financial protection for the consumer. Membership number Q0176.
Our ATOL number is T7608.