Latest Coronavirus Information More Info

An action packed group
adventure in
Bali

This tropical oasis has so much to offer

Apply now
  • Duration
    2-4 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    12+
  • Minimum age
    16+
  • Selected start dates between Jan & Sept
  • From
    £580
  • Duration
    2-4 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    12+
  • Minimum age
    16+
  • Selected start dates between Jan & Sept
  • From
    £580

The Bali experience

Join us on an adventure you will never forget as we explore everything Bali has to offer and help on worthwhile community and marine volunteer programmes. Spend 2-4 weeks in Bali where you will get to experience it's ancient culture, extravagant temples, picture perfect rice paddies and more. This tropical oasis boasts beaches that most people only dream about and the clear turquoise waters offer some of the most beautiful coral reefs packed with marine life!

This action packed trip offers up the perfect blend of the must sees as well as heading off the beaten path and discovering some hidden local treasures. Prepare yourself for breathtaking sites, new friends for life and complete cultural immersion.

The Bali Experience offers everyone the opportunity to come together and embark on a thrilling and fast-paced adventure across this paradise island. The experience is perfect for anyone looking to travel within a safe, structured and social environment.

Travelling around Bali

It's no secret that Bali's popularity over the last few decades has exploded. With miles of stunning beaches, world-class diving, lush green volcanic mountains, rice paddies and an endless list of exotic attractions - who would not want to visit?

As we travel around Bali we will learn all about the local traditions and religions by stopping at sacred temples, spotting monkeys in the jungle, swimming through epic waterfalls, watching the sunrise over volcanic peaks, snorkelling with sea turtles, swinging out into the rice terraces, learning to surf and much much more!

There's no better way to start our exploration around Bali than by climbing to the top of Mount Batur to watch the dazzling sunrise. After reaching dizzying heights, we will be back on the coastal lowlands to watch dolphins and release some baby sea turtles. We will then head inland to GitGit Waterfalls, Ulun Danau Temple & Ubud to see a different side to Bali. This is your chance to delve into the markets, vegan cafes and yoga classes in Ubud as well as watch monkeys playing and get that all important photo of the lush green rice paddies.

The rest of our time in Bali will be spent along the south coast of the island. From visiting unique temples, learning to surf and being enchanted by the expressive Kecak dancing - there's plenty in store still! 

You will also have the opportunity to check out some of the surrounding islands. At the end of your second week, you have the option to spend three days in the famous Gili Islands that are often referred to as paradise. Surrounded by crystal clear waters, abundant with coral reefs and spectacular marine life, the tranquil white sandy beaches await your arrival, giving you time to relax and soak up the sunshine. Gili Trawangan is known for it’s vibrant nightlife, giving you every chance to chill out and party or visit the tropical beach cinema.

The structured itinerary has been created based on many years of local experience and past travellers’ feedback – ensuring you see everything Bali has to offer! Not only this, but you won’t need to worry about a single thing while you are there! All of your accommodation, private in-country transport, entrance tickets and meals have been arranged and your travelling companions already signed up! This really is the perfect and stress-free way to explore a new and exciting destination.

Our local team will accompany you throughout your entire trip and will arrange numerous activities for you to enjoy and engage in. As you get further into your adventure you will start to build a bond with the team, ensuring even more laughs and special occasions are to be shared! Their in-depth local knowledge will also provide everyone with useful insights into the country’s history, religion and culture!

Everyone will arrive into Bali on a set date where you will have the chance to get to know everyone in Ubud over the first few days, before volunteering and then later travelling around the island. While travelling and volunteering in Bali you will have the chance to meet other individuals from around the world and form friendships that will last a lifetime. You will stay together for the entire trip, sharing moments and memories that you will tell everyone in many years to come.

With so much to see and do on your 10 day journey around Bali, the set itinerary ensures travelling distances are short so you can spend your time enjoying this beautiful island. That’s not to say that travelling around in our private bus is not an experience in itself! 

As we drive around the island you will come across troublesome monkeys swinging in the trees around you, endless amounts of motorcycles and far reaching views of mountains and greenery ! No trip would be complete without everyone sharing stories and maybe even one or two singalongs along the way.

Volunteering in Bali

You will spend your first week in Bali volunteering on our community and marine programmes where you will be able to make a meaningful difference. You will have the opportunity to truly immerse yourself into the local culture and community, where you will get to learn all about exciting traditions and intriguing culture as well as experience the genuine friendliness of the locals who welcome you into their lives. You have the option to volunteer between 1 and 3 weeks on top of the 10 days travelling, simply select the relevant duration when applying.

You will be able to assist and help on 3 different programmes while in Bali and you can simply select which one once you have confirmed your placement. You will have the opportunity to help make a difference to the local community by teaching English, looking after children in day care centres or helping restore the coral reef on the marine conservation project. Please click the below links to read all about the available programmes.

Childcare
Teaching
Marine Conservation (2 weeks + £80, 3 weeks + £180 and 4 weeks + £340)

During your time volunteering you will be staying in traditional and beautiful bamboo-built cottages right on the beach - offering some of the best views ever. Every morning you can wake up to the swaying palm trees that reveal the clear blue sea and the noise of the crashing waves – paradise! As the sea is literally on your doorstep, you can join all of the other volunteers and go snorkelling every day before breakfast. Full of amazing marine life, this is your chance to explore its depths that are always full of surprises, where you may come across sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins and so much more.

Although this region of Bali is quieter, you can head to the nearby and famous dive town of Tulamben (20 minutes drive), wake up early to see the sunrise over Mount Batur in the distance or enjoy life as a local within the community. 

Our volunteer programmes in Bali run throughout the year, so you will be assisting alongside existing TMR volunteers – providing an even better social experience.

Other things to consider

Start dates - The Bali Experience trip will run on selected start dates throughout 2021, including; 9th January 2021, 3rd April 2021, 5th June 2021, 3rd July 2021, 17th July 2021 and 7th August 2021. During 2022, the trip will start on the following dates; 8th January 2022, 16th April 2022, 4th June 2022, 2nd July 2022, 16th July 2022, 6th August 2022 and 3rd September 2022. We are able to add more dates if there is an interested group of at least 5 people.

Top destination - Bali is widely considered by our volunteers to be one of our best volunteer destinations. The majority of our feedback suggests that this is due to the superior local support offered by Ketut and our local team, the volunteer programmes making a real difference, value for money and accommodation location. With this in mind, we believe that Bali is the perfect destination for first-time travellers, under 18's and families with younger children.

Weekends and free time - While volunteering you will have several hours of free time each day. You are welcome to relax around the volunteer accommodation or use this time to travel and explore the nearby area. Please feel free to read through the links listed below for some inspiration on what to do. We also run a three day trip to the nearby Gili Islands on every The Bali Experience trip - more details can be found here.

The Bali Experience

An incredible and unforgettable 6 weeks in Bali exploring and volunteering. I was originally supposed to be doing the 3 week Bali tour but then decided that I would stay for an extra three weeks doing marine conservation - 6 weeks in total!

I was mainly doing marine conservation... Read More

Grace MundayApril 2020

An experience of a lifetime

I have participated in the Bali Experience Programme in August 2019. I went by myself, but that quickly changed, as each trip has a limited amount of volunteers, which makes it a very easy environment to make friends. We travelled for a week around Bali, visiting very precious and beautiful pl... Read More

Abigel DavidAugust 2019

My 6 week experience in Bali

I could talk for day's about my trip to Bali to assist with marine conservation and teaching last summer. I honestly had the best 6 weeks of my life and I cannot wait to go back again and explore more.

Grace's story

Teaching in Ghana and Bali

I had such an amazing experience with The Mighty Roar. I volunteered on the teaching programmes in Ghana and Bali for 11 weeks between January and March 2019.

Aryana's story