• Indonesia
    • Bali
10 days
Backpacking Surfing

Program Details

Program Tags
Cultural Immersion
Group size
Small Group (1-15)
Travel Type
Intensity Level
Boat Tour Bus
Hostel Hotel
Min Capacity
Max Capacity
Age Max
Age Min


Starting Price
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Some Meals Tour Guide
What's Not Included
Jan 01, 2020
Jul 21, 2019
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About Program

TruTravels Bali Experience is the perfect introduction to Bali, Indonesia's most popular Island. You will be met at the airport on arrival by your awesome group leader who will check you into your hotel located on the coast at Canggu. Spend two days getting to grips with the Indonesian culture visiting some of the most famous temples in Bali before heading to Ubud. Check out a village school and meet the locals then catch a boat over to Gili Trawangan Island where you will island hop to some of the most stunning snorkeling spots in Indonesia. A trip of a lifetime!

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Program Highlights

  • Surf lesson
  • Rice terraces
  • Snorkeling with turtles in the Gili islands
  • Ubud monkey forest
  • Balinese cooking class

Program Reviews

9.75 Rating
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  • Value 9.7
  • Fun 9.9
  • Staff 10
  • Safety 9.8
  • Organization 9.8
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Yes, I recommend this program

A great introduction to Indonesia

I had a great time on the 10 Day Bali Adventure. Stu made sure from the get go that we were always having fun and was knowledgeable about the local culture. Learning to surf and partying on the beach were the definite highlights for me. Also the Volcano Trek was amazing, it does involve a 2am wake up call, but it is definitely worth it and one of the most memorable moments from the tour. The tour was quite chilled In terms of activities, there was something planned everyday, but as always they are optional and didn't last the whole day so you had free time to enjoy the different places too. The accommodation was amazing, way better than I expected for the price, no hostels but twin share rooms in decent hotels. Another amazing Tru Travels tour, can't wait for the next one.

19 people found this review helpful.
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Tru to its name

This was my first group tour with Tru Travels having been on a few with other companies and after this one I have already booked another trip with Tru! The 10 day iinerary waa the perfect mix of activities, culture, must see sights and also some relaxation time too. We managed to see monkeys in the forest and swim with turtles whilst snorkeling, get up at the crack of dawn to hike for the most amazing views of Mount Batur, learn to cook Balinese food, see waterfalls, rice terraces, the list just goes on! We did all this with the help of the most amazing tour guide Rianna. Her love and enthusiasm for this tour shine through. She had loads of local recommendations to share with the group such as a good tattoo parlour, where I got my first tattoo, which I totally love!! Each day Rianna would keep us well informed of the next day's activities and plans and she would go out of her way to assist where she could. Overall she made tour as fun as it could be.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Do everything you can, there are a number of additional optional activities such as the volcano hike or paddle boarding, do them!
21 people found this review helpful.
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Bali trip

The trip was amazing, Rhianna was a great tour guide. She was so helpful and always kept the trips/dinners/activities fun!
I would 100% do another trip with her again.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Climbing mount batur in the dark!
18 people found this review helpful.
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Amazing trip

The 10 days Bali is experience is one of the best tour i’ve ever come across, it was so well organised, all the activities were well thought through and our tour guide Rianna was absolutely outstanding. This trip had the best balance for relaxation, activities, cultural experience and most importantly so much fun. I would recommend this trip to the whole world! I don’t often use tour agencies but this trip has build so much confidence for my future trips, it has exceeded my expectations on all levels so i can imagine our tours have alot to live up to. I have so much faith in tour organisations now that i am willing to book a tour once a year just for the experience. We only live once so every moment counts, every journey has its story! Enjoy

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
How beautiful all the accommodations were for the price that i’ve paid! Value for money.
21 people found this review helpful.
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First tour experience and wont be my last. From the moment you get picked up at the airport you are made to feel welcome and excited about what is to come. The activities are all included in the price and are absolutely incredible but are also optional to give you that freedom to choose. Swimming with turtles, standing under waterfalls, climbing the volcano (an optional extra) and the Gilli T bike ride had to be my favourite moments as they were all great fun and truly unique experiences. The tour leaders (Eman, Ellias, Ri, Dean and Spicey) just made the trip for me though. I was on a budget and very picky about my meals so they were always on hand with useful tips, advice and to help plan my meals. They were all super nice, a great laugh to be around and helped all keep safe; they even rescued me when I had a monkey climbing on my head. Just cant wait to go back to be honest. Think I've found 'my place'

What would you improve about this program?
Genuinely cant think of anything I would want to change about it
19 people found this review helpful.
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My first traveling experience

I booked this tour at the start of my first experience of traveling hoping it would ease me in to the backpacking life. I never would of expected that this would be the highlight out of my entire travels this year! All of the activities throughout the tour were incredible, snorkeling, exploring the temples and rice fields, visiting some of the cheekiest locals in the monkey forest and even climbing a mountain! It was the craziest experience made perfect by the company. Not only the fellow travellers who I truly believe I have life long friends in now, but the tour guides too were a massive part of the trip. At the start of the tour I was so quiet and nervous from being so far out of my comfort zone but luckily Rianna was there to give me some confidence and push me to do some things I never knew I could and will truly never forget. Sounds cheesy I know but for me this trip was life-changing and I couldn't recommend it more!

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
Before this tour I was scared of heights, not a confident swimmer and couldn't ride a bike to save my life. All of these things I absolutely smashed out in Bali with the support of my fellow travellers and the incredible Tru your guides
21 people found this review helpful.
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Loved this tour so much!
Rianna and Lee were very friendly, informative and attentive, always making sure everyone was ok and having fun. They arranged group dinners/drinks outside of the daily scheduled activities, whilst also giving us free time to explore and relax.
There was a wide range of activities for everyone and my personal favourite was the surfing lesson!
We saw a lot of picturesque scenery and we're always given plenty of time for photo opportunities.
In the evenings we would go for dinner together, helping us to bond with everyone in the group more, and then we would go for drinks in bars/clubs which was a fun way to end the day.
All 3 hotels were truly fantastic, with breakfast and pools.
Would highly recommend TruTravels and this tour!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Going on the big swing in the rice terraces, what made me overcome the fear was thinking about the pictures I would get for Instagram!
20 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

First Experience

This was my first ever tour experience and I have loved every moment. I would definelty do something like this again. Everything was well organised and mostly to time. Rianna our tour guide messaged the group every day to remind us of the daily itinery which I liked. Everyone was made to feel included even though we were all so different. All the hotels were amazing and great quality and I loved having breakfast included which set us up for the day ahead. I loved how knowledgeable Rianna was. She has so many reccomendations such as restaurants and extra activities that only someone who knows the local environment could know about. The extra activities we did included; A 0200am volcano hike, tattoos and having our fortune read by a local spiritualist.

Thank you so much for all these amazing memories Trutravels!

What would you improve about this program?
Suggestions; Our group was clumsiest group I have even encounter with people falling over or being bit by animals. I think it would be a good idea for the tour leaders to be have basic first aid and wound care training, especially when we are on the more secluded islands such as Gili T with minimal medical access. I can't imagine I would have had such a good time in a much bigger group as I would have felt lost and uncomfortable. Having a smaller group (our group was 10 people) seemed perfect.
19 people found this review helpful.

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