Edits: Sunrises & Summits in Bali Trip Notes

Ways to Travel:
Guided Group, Private Group Adventures
Destinations:
Indonesia
Programmes:
Exodus Edits
Trip Code:
EOI
Activity Rating - Moderate
Moderate

You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.

10 Days Land only

Trip Overview

Experience Bali’s multidimensional identity on a ten-day adventure. Take to the jungle-clad hills and coffee plantations on bitesize treks and bike rides. Discover hidden waterfalls and dine in secret caves. Kick back in plush beach clubs, mix cocktails in swanky bars and pull up a sunbed by a hilltop infinity pool (we didn’t cut corners on decadence). Explore ancient temples, be blessed by a Buddhist priest, and reboot your mind and body with some yoga - utter perfection.

If this Edits trip isn’t for you then please take a look at our alternative version Primates & Dragons of Indonesia trip, or view our full range of Edits trips here

At a Glance

  • Nine nights 4-star hotels
  • Free arrival and departure transfers

Trip Highlights

  • Trek to the summit of an active volcano for breakfast at sunrise
  • Stretch out on the white sands of a paradise island, then snorkel the reefs
  • Whip up a culinary feast in an open-air cooking school and learn about Bali’s coffee in the mountains

Is This Trip for You?

  • This a reasonably active tour, including a three to four-hour return hike to a volcano summit (1,717m), which involves almost 700m of ascent and descent
  • There’s a gentle bike ride over flat terrain for 15km, a yoga class and SUP lesson, all of which are suitable for beginners with no previous experience. Equipment is provided

Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as generally not suitable for persons of reduced mobility. However if you are a regular traveller on such trips, please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.

Min group size:
6
Max group size:
16

Itinerary

Land Only

Start City:
Denpasar
End City:
Denpasar

Land Only Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Welcome to tropical paradise

    Stretch those flight-weary legs – you’ve landed in Denpasar, Bali’s capital. From here you’ll take an air-conditioned transfer to the peaceful Ubud Wana Resort in the Nyuh Kuning area of Ubud. If you arrive after 2 pm, you can check straight in for your four-night stay.

    The rest of the day is yours. Adjust to your new time zone (a swim in one of the three, palm-fringed swimming pools could be just the ticket). Tonight, you have the option to join the group at Hujan Locale (at your own expense). This restaurant serves street-food inspired dishes created from ingredients sourced from local farmers and the restaurant’s kitchen garden.   

  • Day 2

    Daybreak yoga sets you up for a scenic hike

    Make sure those phone notifications are switched off before joining a yoga class to get into a Balinese frame of mind.

    Later in the morning, you’ll travel to Campuhan Ridge and begin to explore Bali’s exquisite countryside on foot. You’ll follow a half-hour path through rice terraces to reach a picturesque vantage point. Then you’ll have the option to visit Jungle Fish, famed for its lively, open-air restaurant and pool bar. You can choose to have a light lunch here, before taking a swim in the infinity pool.

    Tonight, you’ll take a vintage Vespa ride for dinner with a local family. As you feast on local dishes, there’ll be a Legong Balinese traditional dance performance.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Dinner
  • Day 3

    Whip up some Balinese dishes in an open-air kitchen

    You’ll make an early start this morning, heading out to a local produce market. You’ll buy spices, meats, seafood and vegetables before heading to a cooking school surrounded by rice paddies. Need a caffeine boost? Coffee will be waiting for you, alongside a spread of cakes and fruits before you head to the open-air kitchen for your class and gobble your creations for lunch.

    The early afternoon is yours to spend as you choose, before joining your group again later for a tour of the John Hardy showroom and workshop. This artisan jeweller has firm eco-principles and has adopted ancient techniques to craft high-end pieces from the 400-acre design centre.

    You may want to turn in early tonight – an adventure awaits tomorrow.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch
  • Day 4

    Conquer Mount Batur volcano, then rejuvenate in hot springs

    You’ll rise well before dawn this morning and travel for around 90-minutes to the base of Gunung Batur, an active volcano. After a safety briefing, you’ll ascend a rocky path for a couple of hours, guided by flashlight, to the top of the main crater. Your efforts are rewarded with an epic sunrise over Mount Abang and Mount Agung while you devour a 'champagne' breakfast.

    You’ll take the western slope downhill, stopping at craters and smoking cones. There’s time to see the lava field that surrounds the volcano, before trekking across the black lava sand. There’s a holy hot spring at the base of the mountain where you can soothe your muscles.

    Volcano conquered; the rest of the day is yours.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 5

    Cycle through UNESCO rice terraces and receive a Balinese blessing

    After breakfast, you’ll check out of Ubud Wana. Head to Jatiluwih for a gentle, 15km bike ride through the UNESCO-listed rice terraces, learning about their unique irrigation system and traditional growing techniques as you go. A picnic lunch is served in picturesque surroundings.

    Later, you’ll dress in Balinese attire for a blessing ceremony performed by a priest at a sacred temple. Then you’ll leave Jatiluwih behind for a 90-minute journey to the highlands of Munduk where you’ll check into the eco-luxury resort of Munduk Moding Plantation Nature Resort & Spa. Make the most of the infinity pool, an architectural illusion which appears to float among the clouds.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch
  • Day 6

    Explore a hilltop coffee plantation

    There’s breakfast with a view this morning – the hotel’s enviable hilltop position affords it sweeping views over the Balinese countryside. Fed and caffeinated, you’ll take a walking tour to learn about the hotel’s very own coffee plantation, before discovering a hidden waterfall.

    Then it’s time to pack up and head off to Jimbaran Beach, about two and a half hours away, where you’ll check into Anja Jimbaran for the final four nights of your trip.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast
  • Day 7

    A day on an island utopia and a cocktail masterclass

    Take the fast boat for around two hours bound for Nusa Lembongan, a surfer’s paradise island.

    Here you’ll stretch out on white-sand beaches, shaded by palms and lapped with clear waters. Don a snorkel and explore the coral reefs offshore. The beach vibes continue with a BBQ today, before setting off back to the mainland in the mid-afternoon.

    Hit Seminyak’s beach club scene at the W Bali Resort’s Woobar, where you’ll take an hour-long mixology class in decadent surroundings.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Lunch
  • Day 8

    Try out SUP on Legian Beach

    You’ll head to Legian Beach this morning, ready to take to the ocean on a two hour SUP lesson. Afterwards, there’s time to explore Legian.

    Tonight you’ll drive for an hour or so to Canggu for dinner at the rustic La Brisa, an oceanfront club on Echo Beach.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Dinner
  • Day 9

    A fitting farewell - temple sunset and secret cave dinner

    Enjoy a lazy morning, spending time around the hotel and on Jimbaran Beach. In the mid-afternoon, you’ll get a transfer to Uluwatu Temple, majestically perched on a cliff. Here you’ll watch a Kecak dance as the sun goes down.

    Later you’ll feast on a four-course dinner extravaganza, in a secret cave set back from a white-sand beach overlooking the ocean - a memorable and fitting way to wrap up your adventure in Bali.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast,
    Dinner
  • Day 10

    Until next time, Bali

    It’s check-out day today, and you’ll be collected by a driver to take you the short distance to Denpasar airport for your flight home.

    Meals included:
    Breakfast

Accommodation

Hotels

Munduk Moding Plantation

Ubud Wana Resort

A tranquil hideaway with elegant, well-appointed rooms and three swimming pools. There’s a complimentary shuttle service to downtown Ubud and a spa on-hand for extra pampering.

Munduk Moding Plantation

A sensational mountain retreat in a working Arabica coffee plantation with far-reaching views to the Bali Sea and Java. A large, hardwood four-poster bed and deep terrazzo bathtub in your Garden Suite promise to make this an unforgettable stay. The infinity pool has been voted one of the best in Bali thanks to its illusional floating design.

Anja Jimbaran

Spacious and comfortable rooms in tropical surroundings set back from but within 200m of the beach. There’s a pool, spa and restaurant.

Where a solo room is available, paying for a solo room only guarantees a room for single use. It does not always mean a twin or double room will be provided for solo occupancy.

Please note that a member of the group may be allocated a solo room by default if the make-up of the group means there isn’t anyone for them to share with. Paying the supplement in advance is the only way to guarantee a solo room.

Solo supplements cannot be refunded retrospectively.

Food & Transport

Eating & Drinking

  • All breakfasts, three lunches and two dinners included
  • Vegetarian and vegan diets are well catered for

Joining Instructions

Remember, international flights to/from Denpasar aren't included automatically in your trip. If you'd like the Edits team to help you find some good options, give us a call on 020 8772 3837.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers will be sent to you as part of our Final Joining Instructions. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

Transfers Details

Exodus Edits offers FREE airport arrival and departure transfers for any flight for this trip. Unless specified otherwise, the transfer will be to the start hotel and from the end hotel on the dates that the tour starts/ends; transfers to/from other hotels in the same city and/or on different dates may attract an extra charge. Transfers may be shared with other Edits customers on the same flights, or on a flight with similar arrival/departures times. To take advantage of the free transfers you must provide full flight details for both arrival and departure in advance. 

We know the unexpected can happen. Your plane may be delayed, or things just don't go to plan. If you miss your flight, please call our office or our local partner in Indonesia to notify us of your new arrival time - you can find the phone numbers on your Final Joining Instructions. On arrival at the hotel, please check if there is a noticeboard or a message at reception with details of when and where to meet your group and leader.

What to Take

Essential Equipment

  • Head torch – although torches are provided for the Mount Batur climb they are usually hand-held, so we recommend bringing your own head torch
  • Indonesia is a Muslim country, so modest dress is required on this trip when visiting holy sites and rural areas
  • For Mount Batur climb, you will need hiking shoes with ankle support, and a windbreaker jacket
  • Insect repellent
  • Swimwear
  •  Snorkelling equipment is included on the day trip to Nusa Lembongan Island.

Water Included

Plastic bottles are a big issue in many countries where recycling isn’t yet widely available; they often end up in landfill sites or get burnt, both processes are harmful to the environment and we would like to reduce our impact here. For your trip we provide an alternative to single-use plastic bottles in order to reduce the amount of plastic used. This means that safe drinking water will be available throughout so all you need to do is bring a bottle to re-fill along the way. Please add this to your packing list!

Practical Information

Passport

Indonesia

All nationalities require a full passport that must be valid for 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. It is your responsibility to have the correct personal documents and to obtain your own visa, if one is necessary, in accordance with the regulations of the country you are to visit. The information below is primarily for UK passport holders, and other nationalities should check with their travel agent or the relevant embassies. We are not responsible for the actions of local immigration and customs officials, whether at points of entry or otherwise, and any subsequent effects.

Visa

Indonesia

Many nationalities, including British, can now get a visa free of charge upon arrival at Jakarta, Medan, Surabaya, Batam, Bali and Yogyakarta. Where a free visa is not available the cost is generally US$35. The Indonesian government may change the visa policy on short notice and start charging for the visas so be prepared to pay for a visa in case this happens.

Visa regulations can change without notice: please check the current regulations in good time to obtain a visa if one is required.

Vaccination

Indonesia

There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. Malaria prophylaxis should be considered if your trip goes to Flores, Komodo, parts of Sumatra, Kalimatan or Sulawesi but not for Java, Bali or Lombok. 

Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Zika fever is a mosquito‐borne viral disease and a known risk in places visited on this trip. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available, we therefore strongly recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. 

Travel health can often be something people forget about before going away, but a little preparation and knowledge can go a long way to help you stay fit and healthy while abroad.

As we are not qualified to answer all your questions about travel health we strongly recommend you contact your Medical Professional or a Travel Health Clinic at least 8 weeks prior to departure for up-to-date information. Please note: vaccinations that are routinely recommended to residents of the UK, North America or Australasia are not considered to form part of the travel health advice, and you should ensure these are kept up to date where necessary.

For additional information please visit: https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries

Exodus Edits

Local Time

Bali is GMT +08:00 hrs

Electricity

Indonesia's Electricity:

220V. 2 round pin similar to European plugs. 

Money

Indonesia's Currency

The national currency of Indonesia is the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR), with an exchange rate at the time of publication (March 2021) of approximately 19,800 to the GBP, 14,300 to the USD, 11,300 to the CAD, 17,000 to the EUR, 11,000 to the AUD and 10,200 to the NZD.

As you will probably be carrying much of your money in cash, we strongly recommend using a money belt. All your documents should be kept in waterproof plastic bags: the rain tends to come in very heavy showers.

Extra Expenses & Spending Money

  • To cover any additional costs, including meals not included in the itinerary, we recommend a spending budget of £300
  • Some temples, sights and national parks charge a camera fee, normally 50,000IDR for photo cameras and 150,000 for video cameras. Your leader will advise you on exact amounts

Tipping

  • Tipping is customary in Bali. Although entirely at your discretion, it is usually expected. To recognise the help of drivers, local guides, hotel staff and others, a tipping kitty shared with your group can work well. We suggest a contribution of $50 USD per person
  • Our local staff are paid well and fairly for their work. If you wish to tip your group leader in appreciation of their help and friendliness, we recommend £20-30 per person

Responsible Tourism

Tourism can be a real help to local communities, providing income, positive cultural exchanges and a financial incentive to protect their natural environment. Ours is a 'total approach' to responsible tourism, covering everything from the way we plan and operate our trips to the Exodus practices as a company. 

Learn more about what sustainable travel means to Exodus Edits here…

Live Adventure, Give Adventure.

Each time you book an adventure with Edits, we’ll contribute £15 to the Inspiration Project. That’s enough money to fund a day trip for a local child. Since 2017, our guides have been taking disadvantaged children to see their country’s famous sights and you’ll help us do this more in 2021.

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Important Information

On all guided trips

Although our leaders are well trained to deal with different capabilities, if they have any concerns about someone’s ability to safely partake in an activity, or their impact on other people’s enjoyment, we authorise them to take necessary action which, in some circumstances, may involve asking someone to miss that activity.

Although rarely enforced, by booking this trip you agree to section 14 of our Booking Conditions which clearly states that our leaders have the authority to do this. In these circumstances we will ensure anyone sitting out is safely provided for and offered alternative options where possible. Refunds will not be provided for activities missed and customers may be liable for additional costs incurred.

On all trips

In booking this trip you should be confident in your ability to participate in all activities described in these Trip Notes. If you have any doubt about your suitability you should call the Exodus office and ask to speak to one of the experts on this itinerary.

 

Every time that you travel abroad you should take the time to read the warnings in the essential information in the brochure.

Full joining instructions including local emergency numbers, and details of how to reach the start point, will be sent to you approximately 2 to 3 weeks prior to departure. If you do not receive these at least a week before departure, or require them earlier please contact our office or your travel agent.

The information in these Trip Notes is given in good faith. Where differences exist between the Trip Notes and our current brochure or website, the Trip Notes supersede the brochure and website. All holidays can be subject to unexpected changes; in order to enjoy them you should be prepared to be flexible where necessary. Occasionally, as stated in our brochure, it may not be possible to follow the itinerary as planned. This may be for a variety of reasons - climatic, political, physical or other. In these circumstances we will make the best possible alternative arrangements that maintain the integrity of the original itinerary.

As fuel prices, airport taxes and exchange rates fluctuate, and airlines manage their rates to match demand, it is proving harder than ever to guarantee our Flight Inclusive prices. Although we endeavour to keep our website as accurate as possible, daily fluctuations mean that our Flight Inclusive price may be out of date. For accurate prices we recommend that you contact one of our Travel Experts, or your Travel Agent.

This trip includes time by a lake, river or sea, where there may be opportunities to swim. Swimming results in more tourists deaths than any other activity. All customers should always seek local advice before deciding whether to swim, and are requested to treat the sea with extreme caution if they choose to enter the water. Details on how to keep yourself safe while swimming are shown here.

TRAVEL AWARE – STAY SAFE & HEALTHY ABROAD

 

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and the NHS have up-to-date advice on staying safe and healthy abroad. For more on security, local laws, plus passport and visa information, see https://travelaware.campaign.gov.uk/

Keep informed of current travel health news by visiting https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/

Advice can change so check regularly for updates.

For all latest travel information about your holiday, please visit our Travel Safety Advice page.

Important Notes

In line with our ‘book and travel with confidence’ promise which allows you to cancel free of charge up to 42 days prior to departure, or transfer to another trip free of charge up to 21 days prior to your trip starting in country, please be aware that this excludes ‘irrecoverable costs’. Details can be found here: https://www.exodus.co.uk/about-exodus/exodus-booking-conditions.

For this trip, the irrecoverable costs related to in-country operations are outlined below, if booking flight inclusive your sales agent will confirm the terms related to your international flights at the time of booking.

Accommodation GBP353 / USD435 / EUR379 / CAD570 / AUD609 per person.

Costs are accurate at the time of writing in September 2020.

If you need to cancel your trip because you or a member of your party is diagnosed with COVID-19 or has received a request from the Government to self-isolate, you will receive a full refund less these irrecoverable costs.

How to Book

1. Check availability

Go online to check availability, or contact us by phone or email.

2. Secure your place

You can provisionally hold a place on this trip, usually for between three and seven days.

3. Complete your booking and payment

When you're ready to book, go to our website for online bookings, book over the phone or you can complete a booking form (available online or on request by calling us). We accept all major credit and debit cards, or you can pay be cheque. Book with confidence: Exodus is fully licensed and bonded as a tour operator. We hold Air Traffic Organisers Licence (ATOL) number 2582 issued and bonded with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). We are also bonded to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and we are members of the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO) and ABTA ‐ The Travel Association. This means you can book your Exodus holiday with confidence, as all monies paid to us for your trip are fully protected.

TRIP NOTE VALIDITY

These Trip Notes are valid from the "Current as" date on page one. They will occasionally be updated post booking and pre-departure; if there are any updates that significantly impact the inclusions or itinerary bookers will be written to separately. All customers will also receive a link to the most up-to-date version of the Trip Notes with their Final Joining Instructions pre-travel.