Trip Details

Come and join us in Bali for a 10 day back packing adventure of a life time.

Discover the best of Bali on our 10 day / 9 night Bali tour. Learn to surf, meet monkeys, see stunning sunsets, explore temples, eat like a king, chill on the beach, snorkel in crystal clear island waters & much more! If you’re looking for the perfect combination of culture, adventure, relaxation and fun.

Whether you’re travelling solo or with a mate, you’ll meet people from all over the world. We like to get to know you, so you’ll be travelling with no more than 25 others. Start this trip as complete strangers and finish as one TRU family!

From the wild nightlife of Kuta to the chilled surf vibes of Canggu. Followed by the iconic rice paddies of Ubud to the white sands of Gili T, we’ll show you the very best of Bali!

If you’re looking for the trip of a lifetime with a group of like minded travellers, then Backpacking Bali is for you. Our tours are eco friendly, led by certified guides give back to the local community and have no hidden costs.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 Airport Transfer, Welcome Dinner & Explore Kuta

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted at the airport & driven directly to our modern surf inspired hotel. Meet the rest of your group & your Bali guide for a group orientation welcome dinner! After filling our bellies, we’ll explore some of Kuta’s best nightlife spots!

Airport transfer & welcome dinner included

Day 2 Surf in Kuta & Explore Seminyak
What better way to begin your Bali adventure than by checking out the beach in Kuta and learning to surf! We’ll visit one of Bali’s best beginner surf beaches and learn how to ride the waves with the locals. After some free time in the afternoon to explore and shop the busy streets of Kuta, we’ll head to Seminyak for sunset on the beach & another fun night out on the town.

Breakfast, Professional Surf Lesson & Transfer to Seminyak included

Day 3 Temples & Beach Vibes  

Escape the busy city and head to the chilled surf town of Canggu. Today we’ll visit Taman Ayun, one of the most beautiful temples on the island. Next, we head to the Tabanan Region to visit Tanah Lot Temple which can be reached by wading across low tide. Relax tonight by the rooftop pool where a Bintang (Bali’s famous local beer) will be waiting for you at sunset.

Breakfast, Taman Ayun, TanahLot Temple, Poolside Rooftop Sunset + 1 Bintang included

Day 4 Travel to Ubud

Today we will depart for Ubud, the place of “eat, pray & love.” En route, visit the hidden waterfall of Tegenungan and meet some of Ubud’s cheeky inhabitants at Monkey Forest.

Breakfast, Tegenungan Waterfall, Monkey Forest included

Day 5 Cooking, Coffee & Rice Terraces
This morning we’ll head to the local market where we’ll hand-pick fresh ingredients to use during our Balinese cooking class. With the help of our local chef, we’ll cook some tasty traditional Balinese dishes, learning how to create authentic flavours from scratch! Later on, we’ll visit a coffee plantation run by a local family and before heading back to our hotel in Ubud, we’ll make a short stop to explore the Tegalalang Rice Terraces by foot.

Breakfast, Guided visit to local market, Balinese Cooking Class Tasting & local family coffee plantation visit included

Day 6 Mt Batur Sunrise or Yoga

Feeling adventurous or looking for some rest and relaxation instead? Today you have 2 options. Choose to rise early and trek the active volcano, Mt. Batur. When you reach the summit relax your legs and take in an unforgettable sunrise! Prefer to sleep in? Take part in a mindful yoga class followed by an hour long Balinese massage. The choice is yours!

The afternoon is yours to spend as you choose. Zen by the pool, wander around the local markets, try some local delicacies and take in the magical feel of Ubud!

Breakfast, Mt. Batur Sunrise Trek OR Yoga + Massage included

Day 7 Arrive in Paradise!

Following breakfast, we’ll head to the harbour and hop on the fast boat to Gili Trawangan, the largest and most popular of the Gili Islands and also every traveller’s favourite spot! Upon arrival, we’ll check-in at Gili T’s newest & most unique hostel and later meet to catch the sunset and drink to our arrival in paradise!

Breakfast & all transfers to the Gili Islands included

Day 8 Explore the Gili Islands
Today we go island hopping! We’ll explore each of the three Gili Islands by boat, stopping off along the way to swim and snorkel in crystal clear waters. Spot sea turtles, right off the shore, explore the reef, walk on the white sandy beaches and take in your surroundings – we are in paradise Chill on the pontoon with some tunes while we cook you a traditional BBQ lunch.

Breakfast, Island Hopping Boat Trip, Snorkelling Equipment, BBQ lunch included

Day 9 I like to ride my bicycle!

Today we explore the island by bicycle. Enjoy the ride and stop at some of Gili’s most picturesque spots for some great photo opps! Tonight is the last night of our tour, so let’s celebrate all that we’ve seen and done and an epic time in Bali with dinner and drinks by the beach!

Breakfast & Bicycle Rental included

Day 10 Adios, Bon Voyage, Auf Wiedersehen, Toodle-oo!
It’s time for us to say our good-byes. Whether your plan is to return to Kuta, continue your stay in Gili T or join another tour or volunteer experience, we’re here to help you plan your onward travels!

Breakfast & onward travel advice included

Trip Accommodation

Trip Country Info


Capital: Jakarta
Language: Indonesian (official)
Currency: Indonesian rupiah (IDR)
Time zone: UTC +8

Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It’s is known for its beaches, volcanoes and jungles sheltering elephants, tigers and Komodo dragons. On the island of Java lies Indonesia’s vibrant, sprawling capital, Jakarta, and the city of Yogyakarta, known for gamelan music and traditional puppetry.For learning culture and gaining experiences you’ve never thought of, there is Indonesia, one of the most interesting countries in the world. With around 300 ethnic groups, each with cultural identities developed over centuries and influenced by Indian, Arabic, Chinese and European sources, Indonesia has many cultural experiences ready to be discovered.

Take a look at our latest gap year travel to Indonesia below or get in touch with any questions you have about volunteering, particular projects or general enquiries about volunteering in Indonesia.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • Accommodation
  • Group Leaders
  • Orientation
  • Staff support and presence
  • Surf lessons
  • Tour Guide
  • Transfer

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Breakfast
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Meals and drinks not listed in the trip itinerary
  • Most meals
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination