What's included

  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
    11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
  • 11 nights’ accommodation
    11 nights’ accommodation
  • All activities with local Flash Pack guide and driver
    All activities with local Flash Pack guide and driver
  • Max 14
    Max 14
  • Airport pick-up anytime on day 1
    Airport pick-up anytime on day 1

Forget your vision of honeymoon central: Indonesia’s tropical island paradise is brimming with delights for the intrepid solo traveller. Join us on an exciting journey from hip beach boutiques to remote mountain hilltops. Our 12 day adventure on the Island of the Gods features a sunrise trek to the summit of a live volcano at Mount Batur and a visit to the legendary Tirta Empul Water Temple. Along the way, we’ll hang out with the monkeys of Ubud and marvel at the lush valley tapestry of Bali’s cultural heartland. This is your chance to snorkel a WW2 shipwreck with spectacular marine life and to wallow on the powdery white sands of Amed. Prepare to sip sundowners and drink in sunset views of Seminyak’s hottest nightspots, to learn how to cook the Balinese way and to unwind to the pace of islanders on the tiny coral enclave of Gili Air. Thriving beach life, mist-clad jungle terrain and secret waterfalls: all abound in one epic itinerary. Hold tight – the adventure’s only just begun…

  • Climb to the summit of Mount Batur, a live volcano, to watch the sunrise
  • Trek Ubud’s spectacular valley landscape
  • Visit the healing lagoon of the Tirta Empul Water Temple
  • Snorkel a WW2 shipwreck with incredible marine life in Amed
  • Explore the bars and boutiques of buzzing Seminyak
  • Meet long-tailed macaques living in Ubud Monkey Forest
  • Learn how to cook an authentic Balinese meal
  • Unplug and unwind on Gili Air, a tiny coral island with no cars
  • Learn how to give thanks the Balinese way at Pura Tanah Lot temple
  • Savour powdery white beaches and spectacular Balinese sunsets
  • Party the night away in Seminyak’s most exclusive beach-side nightspots

Itinerary

Day 1: A NEW DAWN IN BALI

Welcome to Bali, an island so idyllic that even the airports come framed in tropical foliage. After touching down, you’ll be whisked off by private transfer to your chic hotel in Seminyak. This elegant beach haven is quietly fostering a reputation as Bali’s unsung rock star. More serene than neighbouring Kuta, it’s home to designer boutiques, eclectic galleries and a growing clutch of internationally renowned restaurants and clubs. Today is all about getting to know your fellow Flashpackers, so settle in before joining your new group at one of Seminyak’s exclusive night-time hangouts. The town boasts a cluster of achingly hip bars, many of which provide a front-row seat to the Indian Ocean. Grab a cocktail – signature drinks are made with local fruit such as starfruit, passionfruit and freshly pressed citrus – before soaking in your very first Balinese sunset. As the sky turns to a blaze of fiery orange, get chatting to your newly-formed squad of adventurers and soak up the distinctly Ibiza-style vibes of this stylish beach metropolis.

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Arrive in colourful Seminyak

Enjoy your first Balinese sunset!

This is only the beginning!

Day 2: MEET THE MONKEYS OF UBUD

Sleep off the hangover before travelling en group to Ubud, Bali’s thrumming cultural heart. This idyllic hillside hamlet has become more popular since its star turn in the novel Eat, Pray, Love but it’s still a draw for free-spirited explorers looking to immerse themselves in the town’s artisanal spirit. Artists and traditional tukang (craftspeople) are everywhere, trading their skills against a spectacular backdrop of lush valley scenery. After lunch and a freshen up, it’s time for your afternoon trip to Ubud Monkey Forest. This unique community-run forest sanctuary allows you to see grey long-tailed macaques in their natural habitat. Watch these playful creatures swing through the canopy and laze around eating bananas as you wander cool, tree-framed pathways. Then it’s onto dinner and you’ll make your own this evening, with a Balinese cooking class in a community village kitchen. Here you’ll learn how to transform the region’s rich local ingredients – think fragrant spices and an abundance of super-fresh veg – into tasty and authentic dishes. Finish off an action-packed day by savouring the fruits of your labour… who has the best culinary prowess?

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Meet some cheeky locals in Ubud

Admire the colourful arts and crafts here

Adorn yourself with local crafts

See the temples of the Ubud Monkey Forest

Rustle up some Balinese cuisine at an authentic cooking class

Enjoy the fruits of your labour

Head back to your jungle hotel

Fancy a spot of yoga?

Day 3: TREKKING AND TEMPLE BATHING

Start the day the healthy way, with an invigorating amble through Ubud’s jungle valley. The Campuhan Ridge Walk takes around two and a half hours, with brilliant views over the region’s jaw-dropping landscape. Pass through steep valley ravines framed by thick tropical foliage, and villages peppered with picturesque lotus ponds. From jungle hilltops clouded in mist to pathways flanked by palm trees and rice paddies that stretch away into the horizon, there’s plenty to marvel at – and the potential for Insta-fodder is unrivalled. Next stop is Tirta Empul Water Temple, and a chance to see Ubud’s legendary healing waters. Witness the tradition that has been observed since the Middle Ages of locals taking a ritual bathe in one of Bali’s most sacred garden temples. The water here is thought to cleanse your karma, so make a wish in your tranquil surroundings framed by ancient stonework and greenery.

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Start the day with a stunning walk along the Campuhan Ridge

Take in those amazing views across the treetops

Enjoy this scenic start to the day

See locals bathing in the Tirta Empul Water Temple

Witness the local customs and traditions

Legend has it this water has healing powers

Head back to your hotel and make the most of the pool

Important notes

Fly into and out of Denpasar International Airport

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.

We take safety very seriously on Flash Pack adventures, click here to learn more.

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