TOURS AND ACTIVITIES
Bali and the surrounding islands are beautiful places with a lot to see and do. Each week you have free time to explore; here are few suggestions of the trips and activities we can help you plan once you arrive
Sunrise Fisherman Boat Trip
Start your day right with a spectacular Balinese sunrise from the middle of the Bali Sea. These early morning trips are run by the local fishermen using their traditional fishing boats known as “Jukung”. While you are almost guaranteed to see an amazing sunrise, you may also be lucky enough to see dolphins, so keep an eye out! You’ll be back in time for breakfast and ready to get started with the volunteering activities of the day.
This temple is one of the most famous photo spots on the island, and for good reason. The temple is built into the side of a mountain and the gates of the temple face outwards with Mt. Agung in the backdrop. This view earns it the “Heaven’s Gate” moniker as walking up the stairs and seeing the views from the temple can seem like heaven on earth. Lempuyang temple is only 40 minutes from our dive resort by car so you’ll be able to visit after volunteering to catch the breathtaking view as the sun sets behind Mt. Agung.
Sunset Point in Amed
After your day filled with fun volunteering activities you can unwind at Amed’s Sunset point. Here they serve great drinks and snacks for you to enjoy as you watch the sun set behind Mt. Agung. The chilled atmosphere really helps to set the mood and makes for a great evening with friends.
Long trips (Tuesday – Thursday)
The Gili Islands are among the top-tier of tropical paradise islands worldwide. With pristine white sand beaches, calm turquoise water, and vibrant coral reefs it’s clear to see why. Some of the most famous Gili locals are the big, friendly green turtles easily found while snorkelling or diving around turtle point. There’s no motorized transport on the islands and so bicycles are the most popular way to get around. To get there you’ll need to take a short fastboat ride from Bali in the morning.
Ubud is known as Bali’s spiritual heartbeat. This cultural hub’s highlights not only include the best yoga and mediation classes around, but also traditional fire dances, rice paddy swings, and the Sacred Monkey Forest. Stay in the tranquil foothills surrounded by rice terraces for a rejuvenating weekend, then peruse the artisanal shops and varied cuisines of the town centre.
The South of Bali is the most popular tourist destination in all of Indonesia and this side of the island has something for everyone. The south coast of the island is lined by beautiful white sand beaches from Uluwatu all the way north to Canggu. These beaches are well known globally for their waves, with different surf spots for surfers at every level. The south of Bali also has a great range of restaurants and comes alive at in the evenings with a vibrant nightlife culture.
Mount Batur Sunrise Hike
Wake up early for a sunrise you’ll never forget, cresting over the top of a volcano. The summit of Mt Batur is a deeply sacred place to the people of Bali, and as you watch the dawn break over the sea and the rice terraces, we’re sure you will understand why. The hike is too strenuous, lasting only a few hours, although you will of course begin walking under moonlight. Your guide will keep you safe, and provide breakfast at the peak, before you get to explore the crater and then finally descend.
There are lots of beautiful waterfalls all across Bali, especially in our nearby Buleleng Regency.
Yeh Mempeh waterfall is a well kept local secret, with 30metre clear falls accessed by a short trek through beautiful jungle scenery.
Aling-Aling waterfall offers some of the best cliff jumping around, from 5m to 15m jumps, as well as a relaxing swim again amidst beautiful jungle surroundings.
Known for its picturesque clifftop views and white sand beaches, Nusa Penida is only a short boat trip away from the mainland. Relatively untouched by tourism, visit the sacred temples here for a true insight to Balinese life, especially Goa Giri Putri, where the locals worship within a cave accessed by a winding staircase. Dive spots in Nusa Penida are very popular with divers thanks to the opportunities to see mola mola and manta rays at Crystal Bay and Manta Point respectively.