Bali Eco Adventure
14 or 29 days from £1,349
- Hike up Mount Ijen and see its unique blue lava glowing against the night sky
- See turtles up close, in their natural habitat in Sukamade sanctuary
- Watch the sun rise from the summit of Mount Bromo
- Put back into the communities by teaching English and doing beach clean ups
- Swim with manta rays on Nusa Lembongan (29 days)
- Take a surf lesson on Lombok and catch some of the island’s famous breaks (29 days)
Discover a new breed of sustainable tourism in Indonesia, where you’ll have the most unforgettable experience, while treading lightly on the planet. Journey from Bali to the idyllic surrounding islands, where you’ll learn to surf, at the same time as giving back to the communities you’re staying in. Visit secluded beaches, hike iconic volcanoes and see magnificent marine life, while teaching English to local students, taking part in beach cleans and showing your support to a turtle sanctuary. Choose from 14 or 29 amazing days.
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Day 1: Canggu, Bali. Your adventure starts here! One of our greeters will pick you up and take you to our awesome surf camp in laid-back Canggu. Head down to the gorgeous beach at sunset tonight, for a welcome dinner and drinks with your group.
Day 2: Ubud day trip. Start your day with an English teaching workshop. Then head to the enchanting town of Ubud. Surrounded by rice fields and jungle and dotted with Insta-famous swings and trendy veggie cafes, it’s a spectacular place to spend a day. Stop at the Tegalalang Rice Terrace and a traditional village with stunning views across Lake Batur.
Days 3 - 5: Red Island Beach, Java. Take your first surf lesson on Canggu, as the early morning sun washes over the beautiful beach, before travelling to Red Island on East Java. Over the next 3 days you’ll meet the locals, run your first sessions as an English teacher (see trip notes for further details), visit a local coffee plantation, do some white-water rafting, and enjoy an epic beach party. On day 5 we’ll transfer to our guesthouse at the base of the spectacular Ijen Volcano.
Day 6: Mount Ijen. We’re up super-early to begin our hike up Ijen. This unique volcano spews out blue lava that can be seen as bright blue flames! We’re back to Red Island for lunch where you’ll have a free afternoon on the dazzling beach before running some more English lessons.
Days 7 - 8: Sukamade turtle sanctuary. We’ll travel to Sukamade, a remote area renowned for its turtle conservation. You’ll meet the rangers and make an early morning visit to see the turtles in their natural habitat (they come to shore at night). Watch out for hatchlings! Transfer back to Red Island on day 8 in time for a sunset football match on the beach.
Day 9: Red Island. Take the scenic drive today to G-Land. We’ll meet the cheeky residents of the Monkey Forest, see some Indonesian wildlife from aviewing platform, and visit a local temple – awesome!
Day 10 - 11: Mount Bromo. Stay in a local hostel in the foothills of Indonesia’s most iconic volcano. We’ll take a (very!) early hike up the volcano to see the spectacular views. As the sun rises, the clouds begin to catch its glow and the outline of the mountains emerges - you’ll soon realise why we got you up so early! Head back to Red Island on day 11.
Day 12 - 14: Red Island Beach, Java. Spend the next 3 days teaching, exploring the local village and helping with beach cleans – safe-guarding the natural environment is an important part of life here – it’s the community’s greatest asset! We’ll also take you on an unforgettable snorkelling trip to Lost Paradise Beach (which is exactly how it sounds!)
At around midday on day 14, those on the 29 day trip will transfer back to Canggu, Bali. For those of you who’ve booked the 14 day trip, your amazing adventure ends here in Canggu – you’ll need to transfer back to the airport.
Day 15: Free day - Red Island, Java. If you’re staying with us for the full 29 days, kick back on Red Island and relax!
Day 16 – 19: Red Island Beach, Java. Settle in – we’ve got a few days in one place! You’ll have another 2 surf lessons and do some more teaching, including delivering a teaching English workshop to some recent camp arrivals. You’ll immerse yourself further in the local community, enjoy another beach party, and visit amazing G-Land again.
Day 20 - 21: Sukamade turtle sanctuary. You’ve got another chance to see these majestic marine animals at the sanctuary – it really is a special experience. On day 21 we’ll head back to the chilled out Canggu camp via Red Island for lunch.
Day 22: Canggu, Bali. Choose between another surf lesson or a pamper session today. (The pamper pack includes a massage, manicure and pedicure.) After a fab day, enjoy another night out in Canggu with your mates.
Day 23 - 25: Lombok. Transfer to lovely Lombok today. The camp is in Lombok’s most famous surf bay with soaring cliffs and crystal-clear waters, with breaks to suit all surfing levels. Over the next 3 days you can hone your surfing skills further, or trade in your surf lesson for one of our flexi activities. These include 2 yoga classes and a visit to a Sasak village. We’ve also included an Indonesian cooking class where you’ll learn how to make some traditional dishes, and eat them after.
Day 26 - 27: Nusa Lembongan. Spend the next 2 days in paradise on the unspoilt island of Nusa Lembongan. We’ll take you to Manta Point where you can snorkel with these gentle marine giants, tour a local recycling plant and choose between more surf lessons, or snorkelling and SUP (stand up paddleboard) hire.
Day 28: Canggu, Bali. After a last morning on gorgeous Lembongan, we’ll journey back to Canggu, where we’ll enjoy a farewell dinner and drinks with the group.
Day 29: Depart. Your incredible month-long adventure has come to an end. Pack your bags, say your goodbyes and hit the road to the airport. See you again soon!
For further information please download the Info Pack.
- 13 or 28-nights’ accommodation
- Most meals daily
- Airport pick up on arrival
- Tour guide
- How to teach English workshops
- Teaching English to students
- Ubud day trip
- Red Island local village tour
- Kalibaru coffee plantation tour with sampling
- Badeng Adventure Park rafting
- Hike up Mount Ijen
- Turtle sanctuary tour by 4WD
- Turtle sanctuary viewing
- G-Land tour (including Monkey Forest and temple photography)
- Mount Bromo climb
- Red Island Rocks walk and beach clean up
- Community beach clean up
- Lost Paradise beach trip and island snorkelling
- 1 surf lesson (15 day option)
- Nusa Lembongan tour (29 day option only)
- Manta ray snorkel (29 day option only)
- Nusa Lembongan recycling plant tour (29 day option only)
- 3 – 9 surf lessons (29 day option) - 6 lessons can be replaced with flexi activity if preferred (see below)
- 6 flexi activities if selected (29 day option), including pamper sessions, yoga, SUP hire, manta ray snorkel, Sasak village tour
- All in-country transport
- 24 hour emergency support
- Some meals
- Travel insurance
- International flights
- Return airport transfer
- Additional activities
You’ll spend the majority of your adventure staying in surf camps in mixed sex dorm rooms. All the camps have a funky feel and a sociable vibe - perfect for young travellers. Rooms have western style amenities including fans, air-con, western toilets and WiFi in communal areas. The bulk of your time will be spent in Red Island Camp
- Camp Canggu, Bali – In the heart of the action, close to Canggu, this newly built camp has a swimming pool, a bar to enjoy a well-deserved Bintang at the end of the day.
- Red Island Camp, Java – This camp is right on the beach and surrounded by lush palm trees. It has an infinity pool and hammocks overlooking the pristine beach.
- Camp Nusa Lembongan (29 day option only) - In an idyllic tropical location, this camp has an outdoor swimming pool, and a restaurant and bar with spectacular views of the white sandy beach and crystal-clear water.
- Camp Lombok (29 day option only) – Restaurant, bar and terrace overlooking a glorious beach.
On the 14 day tour you’ll also spend 2 nights in local guesthouses or hostels, and on the 29 day tour you’ll have 4 nights in guesthouses or hostels. Local guesthouses may not have WiFi and might be different to what you’re used to at home – it’s an authentic cultural experience.
Most meals are included. You’ll usually eat in the surf camp restaurants where there’s a delicious selection of western and Indonesian food. However, you’re also welcome to explore options for eating out in the local area. The group will sometimes eat in local ‘warungs’ (restaurants and cafes). Drinks and snacks are not included so you’ll need to allow some budget for these.
Both tours start and end in Canggu, Bali. Fly into Denpasar International Airport (DPS) at any time on day 1, where one of the local team will meet you from the airport and take you to your starting accommodation. Alternatively, you can be collected from an address in the Kuta / Canggu area as long as you submit your hotel location beforehand.
Your trip ends in Canggu, Bali. You’ll need to arrange your own departure transfer, which your guide can easily help you arrange locally.
For the 14 day trip we recommend you fly out of Bali the following day. For the 29 day trip we recommend you book your flight out of Bali from 2pm onwards.
You must be at least 18 years old to join this trip.
British visitors arriving in Bali (or anywhere in Indonesia) will be issued with a free visa on arrival, valid for a stay of up to 30 days. If you wish to stay in Indonesia for longer than 30 days, you will need to apply for a visa before you travel or on arrival (bring passport photos). Your passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 months from the date of your departure from Indonesia.
Please note: It’s your responsibility to obtain the necessary visas for your time away. Visa rules are subject to change without prior notice, so please do check visa requirements at the time of your trip.
DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service)
An enhanced DBS check is required for this programme. If you do not hold a certificate dated within 12 months of your programme start date, please contact us as we can help you arrange the DBS check for an extra fee.
Due to Covid-19, many of our partners and suppliers across the globe are putting in place new procedures and policies regarding health and safety in response to the outbreak. These new measures will adapt and change as the state of travel evolves, and the policies and procedures will vary depending on each trip. Some changes that you may experience on our trips are:
Updated safety & hygiene procedures
Health and safety measures will be adapted by our partners and suppliers, dependent on local laws and restrictions.
Different transport & accommodation
You may find yourself on transport or in accommodation that would not typically be used, such as hostels that are more secluded, or on more private transport. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Most trips include a meeting on arrival with the guide or local team to discuss the trip, and this is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. You should arrive in time to attend these briefings.
Emergency support 24/7
We have a UK based 24/7 emergency phone line if you have a genuine urgent matter that you need attending.
Knowledgeable & Trained Staff
We can help answer any questions or concerns you may have before you depart. Whilst travelling the guide or local team on our trips are there to help, and to ensure the smooth running of our trips.
Should you require medical assistance whilst travelling, the local team or guide will be able to help you get to a point of care. Medical facilities and standards can vary across the glove, so you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place.
Varying group sizes
To begin with, many trips will run with amended group sizes, so you may find smaller groups than would be typical. This may vary by trip, or even by individual departure dates.
Whilst there may be changes on our trips, it is vital that you make travelling safer for yourself, your travel companions, the local staff and guides, and the people of the country you are visiting. You should follow all local laws and restrictions, and follow the guidance of the local team. In addition, you can help make travel safer by bringing and using your own face coverings/masks and hand sanitiser, social distance where appropriate, wash your hands frequently, and cover your face when coughing or sneezing.