All about the 12 Day Epic Bali Group Tour

If you're on a gap year or backpacking in Bali and the Gili Islands for the first time then Bali Intro is perfect for you. With Bali Intro, you’ll be sharing your adventure with other young, fun people. So it’s a great way to make friends who you can continue your travels with! And once you’ve booked we’ll put you in touch with the rest of your group before you leave so you can get to know each other.

Ball Intro is the most amazing way to experience Bali! On this 12-day adventure tour, you depart from Kuta before ending in Ubud. You’ll discover crazy Kuta nightlife, visit ancient temples, learn to surf on iconic Bali beaches, swim under amazing waterfalls, experience local culture, bathe in natural hot springs, hand feed wild monkeys, explore tropical islands, snorkel with sea turtles, party on the beach and much more!

This tour offers the ideal combination of party and beach time, awesome activities, culture, wildlife, idyllic islands and stunning scenery.


As you’ve probably all seen and heard there was a fairly large earthquake on Lombok recently that caused some significant damage to both Lombok and the Gili Islands. We have been working around the clock to look after those affected and we’re happy to report all are safe and well. Most buildings on Gili, however, have sustained some form of structural damage that has deemed them unsafe (for now) to stay in.

Based on this and until we can be 100% confident appropriate repairs have been completed and our accommodation is again safe to stay in, we will be implementing revised itineraries in Bali from now on that do not include the Gili Islands. I’m sure you can understand that our customer's safety is our absolute priority and considering the circumstances that this is a 'must-do'. However please trust that the alternative itineraries will still be amazing and include as much, if not more, inclusions than the original itinerary.

The alternative activities travellers will get on this temporarily revised itinerary instead of the Gili Islands Boat Trip and Bike Ride are:

- Snorkelling in Lovina
- The EPIC Sekumpul Waterfalls (known as the best in Bali) 
- Natural Hot Springs in Lovina
- The famous Tegallalan Rice Terraces near Ubud. We will most likely do this for both Bali Intro and Bali Experience, even though we have not currently written this in the revised Bali Experience itinerary. 
- Balinese Cooking Class (for Bali Intro 9 & 12days)

Please click here for our revised itinerary:

Bali Intro 9 & 12 Day Full Info

Bali Intro 9 & 12 Day Basic Itinerary

Bali Experience Full Info

Bali Experience Basic Itinerary

For those with questions or concerns about their safety coming to Bali, please rest assured that the areas we are travelling to are safe and unaffected, people should be excited to join us in Bali and will certainly still have an amazing time here.

12 Day Epic Bali Group Tour Itinerary - 9 days

  • Day 1 Kuta
    Arrive and meet the Group in Denpasar - We'll pick you up from the airport and take you to the guesthouse in Kuta. You'll then have plenty of time to recover from your long flight, chill out by the pool and meet everyone in your group.
  • Day 2 Kuta
    Beaches, Temples and Sunsets – Experience the hidden gems of Uluwatu with a short drive to a beautiful temple on a cliff edge. We’ll then visit the iconic Padang Padang beach for some chill time before a sunset dinner. We’ll then head back to Kuta to get a taste of the crazy nightlife!
  • Day 3 Kuta to Canggu
    We’ll head to the coast and experience the laidback surf destination and volcanic sands of Canggu. You’ll have the day to explore this buzzing little town before enjoying some sunset drinks and dinner. (D)
  • Day 4 Canggu to Lovina
    Learn to Surf – Today you’ll experience what makes Bali so popular...its’ great waves!
    You’ll be taught by local Balinese surf instructors and be up and surfing in one of the world’s most famous surf destinations. (B)
  • Day 5 Lovina
    Travel to Lovina and Temples – Our destination today is the relatively unknown natural wonder of Lovina, an untouched paradise of stunning rice paddies and fascinating culture. On our way we’ll visit ancient temples and soak up beautiful scenery. We’ll then arrive at our stunning and unique accommodation set high in the mountains surrounded by rice paddies and overlooking the ocean. (B, D)
  • Day 6 Dolphins, Snorkelling and Local Family Visit
    After a delicious beach breakfast, we jump on a traditional Balinese outrigger boat and cruise the beautiful coastline spotting wild dolphins and snorkelling. We’ll then visit a local family, where you’ll get a hands-on experience of basket weaving, coffee production and learn about traditional Balinese life. (B, L)
  • Day 7 Sekumpul Waterfalls and Hot Springs
    Discover what’s known as the most beautiful series of waterfalls in all of Bali. Cool down with a swim in one of the many plunge pools, then bathe in some natural hot springs before heading back to chill in the infinity pool of our villa! (B)
  • Day 8 Arrive in Ubud and Cooking Class
    We’l! arrive in the fascinating cultural centre of Ubud and check into our accommodation. We’ll then learn first hand how to prepare delicious Balinese food with a traditional cooking class. That night we’ll head out for a delicious farewell dinner and night out! (B, L, D)
  • Day 9 Check out and Onward Travel help
    Today we’ll help sort your onward travel. You can stay longer in Ubud, head back home or continue your journey with the new friends you’ve made! If you’re doing our 12-day trip you’ll stay on in Ubud. (B)
  • Day 10 Ubud
    Today you’ll experience the famous Monkey Forest. A fascinating temple home to hundreds of Wild Monkeys you can get up close and personal with! (B)
  • Day 11 Ubud
    An early start this morning as you head off on your amazing sunrise Volcano trek. Experience a true once in a lifetime sunrise whilst enjoying a breakfast prepared through the natural heat of the Volcano! You’ll arrive back mid-morning and unwind with a relaxing and rejuvenating massage. The rest of the day is yours to chill, shop or explore. (B)
  • Day 12 Check out and Onward Travel
    Your amazing 12-day adventure comes to an end. You can either check out and make your way back home, stay on longer in Ubud or continue your travels in Bali. (B)
Real Adventure Group Real People
Real Aussie Says:
I had the most amazing time. Adam was an amazing tour guide. Actually he was more than a tour guide, he was a friend. He always made sure everyone was happy and always got everyone involved and was able to take control of any situation he needed to. The accommodation was great, so much better than I expecting for the money we paid. All the local transportation was well managed, never came across any issues and we always had some music going to keep the mood high. All the activities were really fun! Visiting the Indonesian family was a highlight for me. Oh and how can I forget...Gilli T. I wont forget the hangovers though. I have some great new friends from this trip! Bali was a lot easier to travel in than I expected and this had a lot to do with how Adam explained things and how easy this tour made navigating such a new country.

12 Day Epic Bali Group Tour Price information AUD per person



Tour code: BALI
Travel in 2018

Departure information


On arrival at Denpasar airport on these dates:


Aug  17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 30
Sep 1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 30
Oct 2, 5, 7, 10, 14, 18, 20, 23, 25, 28, 30
Nov 3, 5, 8, 10, 13, 17, 21, 23, 26, 28
Dec 1, 5, 8, 11

Gilli Trawagan

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Important Notes

Things you need to know about this tour
  • Flights, all other meals, drinks and travel insurance (compulsory) are not included.
  • Group leaders will assist passengers with their onward travel after Balintro.
  • We recommend arriving into Kuta on the start date as there are no included activities this day.

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