Adventure Travel Week Bali

WHY we need you in Bali

Why Involvement Volunteers International?

  PROJECT NAME: ADVENTURE TRAVEL WEEK

LOCATION: BALI

  START DATES: WEEKLY (SAT/SUN ARRIVALS)

  ACCOMMODATION: VOLUNTEER HOUSE

  MIN DURATION: ONE WEEK

  MIN AGE: 16+

  SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Specialty Placement Add-On (must be added on to any standard placement. Criminal background check required

    

Overview

For those seeking fun and adventure this is the perfect way to experience the real Bali. You will visit an active volcano, visit various beaches including the Turtle Conservation village, cycle tours through spice plantations, hiking up Batur mountain, rafting down the Ayung river, and even a balinese massage!

Schedule

Day 1 – Cycling Tour: visit Kintamani (Volcano Area) where we enjoy Batur mountain landscapes and spice plantation and rice fields.
Day 2 – Southern Bali beach tours including Turle Conservation Island Village.
Day 3 – Enjoy rafting down the beautiful Ayung River!
Day 4 – Trekking up the volcano to see sunrise
Day 5 – Enjoy a Balinese Massage
Day 6 – Free time to travel with your companions
Full breakfast lunch and dinner included daily.

Food & Accommodation

Ubud Outskirts (Pejeng) is approx. 15 min drive from Ubud. We’re talking pigs, chickens, roosters crowing…. This is a real Balinese experience! Standard accommodation will be in shared bedrooms in dedicated volunteer guest houses in the outskirts of Ubud, within genuine local Balinese communities. A free shuttle to Ubud exists 4 times p/week, otherwise taxi’s are super cheap especially when sharing with your new volunteer mates. Living conditions are comfortable and clean, with fans in the rooms. A minimart/grocery store is 5 minute walk. You can expect regular interaction with locals where you can practice your new found language skills. You can expect to share a room with between 4-8 other volunteers. The bathroom is shared and has hot water and western toilets.

*For couples or those wanting more privacy, there are upgrade accommodation options available    

All volunteers have access to a swimming pool (10 min walk from volunteer house), which can be used for a fee of approx US$3. There are also several gyms nearby. There are many ATM’s in Ubud centre. Wi-Fi is available at the volunteer guest house. Internet cafés are also nearby. 

*All participants are expected to be environmentally responsible and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and tidy.

As a volunteer in bali, you’ll receive 3 traditional meals each day on weekdays and 2 meals on weekends (breakfast and dinner). Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and volunteers can expect dishes included nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables), mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables),  or gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soy beans).

Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee will be available at the volunteer house. Purified water is available in the volunteer house. We do not recommend that you drink the tap water.  If volunteers wish to eat out in Ubud, there are a large numbers of restaurants and local warungs (restaurants) to suit all tastes and budgets. There is also a western café in the village for fresh fruit juices, fresh coconuts and sweet treats. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you apply so we can make arrangements for you.


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- Adventure Travel Week






All prices in USD
  • 1 Week - $610
Vol House
What's Included
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Airport Pickup
  • Local Transportation (not for Leyte projects)
  • 1 Day Orientation
  • 24/7 In-Country Support
  • Project Materials & Equipment
  • Pre-departure Expert Advice
  • Preperation Tools & Checklists
  • Certificate of Completion

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FAQ

  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals p/day & 2 p/day at weekends
  • Arrival airport transfer (Sat/Sun arrivals)
  • Filtered drinking water, coffee & tea
  • 1 day orientation
  • Daily transportation to project
  • In country 24/7 support & emergency assistance
  • Fundraising support
  • University course credits (where applicable)
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Airfares
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tours, Souvenirs & spending money

Programs begin every Monday, and volunteers are required to arrive the day prior, for orientation before the project. Your accommodation on the Sunday is included in the program fees.

A free airport pickup is included when arriving to Denpasar International Airport (DPS). You must arrive between 00:00 to 23:59 on Sunday.

If arriving outside the pickup times you can book a private transfer and any extra night’s accommodation for an additional fee.

Alternatively, if arriving early you could wait at the arrival’s terminal for the pickup time, book accommodation at the airport and meet us during the pickup times or make your own way to the project (we will advise on how to do this).

From the international airport to the Ubud Penestanan accommodation, it takes 1-1.5 hours by road, and to the Pejeng accommodation it takes around 1.5-2 hours. 

*Please note

All participants for the Education, Teaching, Construction, and Turtle Conservation projects, regardless of the program duration, will now be required to apply for a C6B Social Cultural visa prior to arrival. 

Participants who have a Visa On Arrival or an E-Visa on Arrival will not be able to participate in these projects. Participants who only attend the culture, adventure, and yoga weeks will be accepted to join the programs with a Visa on Arrival.

Applying for a C6B Social Cultural Visa

There are two ways to apply for this visa.

  1. Apply at an Indonesia embassy in your home country
  2. Apply via a certified visa agency based in Bali

1. Apply at an Indonesia embassy in your home country

Some of the Indonesian embassies accept applications for C6B visas for Indonesia. However, please contact the nearest embassy to get more information.

2. Apply via a certified visa agency based in Bali

Multiple visa agencies in Bali can assist with the application for a C6B visa. This still needs to be done before arrival.

Documents required for visa application:

  1. Scanned Passport ID – Ensure a clear image with no cropping, and hands should not be visible in the photo.
  2. Arrival and Return Flight tickets
  3. Bank statement last 3 months (Minimum 1500-2000.00 USD) – Colour scan, clear photo
  4. A latest passport photograph (color) (clean, half body, neat clothing)
  1. Standard Visa fee and visa Processing fee 3,850,000.00 IDR. ( USD 275 / 250 Euros) The standard visa application process can take 10-15 working days.
  2. Express Visa fee and visa processing fee 4,500,000.00 IDR ( USD375 / 300 Euros )    The express visa application process can take 5-7 working days.

Monday

On Monday, a cycling tour will be organized to visit the volcano area of Kintamani, where we will enjoy the gorgeous landscape of Batur Mountain and spice plantations. Afterwards, we’ll set off to explore rice fields. Breakfast and lunch will happen during the tour.

Tuesday

After breakfast on Tuesday, 08:00-16:00 Visit Turtle centre in Serangan island and Surfing at Kuta Beach 1.5-2 hours ride (Lunch Included). Please bring sunscreen & drinking water. You will have dinner at the accommodation when you arrive.

Wednesday

Wednesday would be more adventurous as you will go rafting at Ayung River after breakfast. During this tour, you will have your lunch during the break that is provided to you. At 18:00 Goodbye dinner.

Thursday

Today would be even more exciting as you will be trekking up a volcano in the early morning to see the sunrise and have your breakfast there. Once you come back to the accommodation, you will have lunch and relax throughout the day as you will feel more tired due to your early morning trip.

Friday

On Friday, you will enjoy a Balinese massage after breakfast to get rid of all the pains that you have gained throughout your adventure program. After the massage, you will only have to relax and recollect all the good memories you gained during your stay at Bali.

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.*** 

  • Visit Tanah Lot temple – A famous Hindu temple perched on a rock formation on the coast of Bali.
  • Explore Ubud – A cultural hub in the center of Bali known for its art galleries, museums, and traditional crafts.
  • Try surfing at Kuta Beach – One of the most popular beaches in Bali with great waves for surfers of all levels.
  • Visit the Tegallalang Rice Terraces – A beautiful and iconic rice terrace located in the Gianyar Regency.
  • Go snorkeling or diving at Nusa Lembongan – A small island located southeast of Bali with crystal-clear waters and diverse marine life.
  • Hike Mount Batur – An active volcano located in the north of Bali, offering stunning views from the summit.
  • Watch a traditional Balinese dance performance – Bali is known for its unique and beautiful dance traditions.
  • Relax at a beach club – Bali has many luxurious beach clubs with pools, restaurants, and stunning ocean views.
  • Visit the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary – A nature reserve and temple complex in Ubud where you can interact with hundreds of friendly monkeys.
  • Dolphin watching in Lovina – Take a morning boat trip from Lovina Beach to spot dolphins swimming and playing in the ocean.
  • Visit the Banjar Hot Springs – A natural hot spring located in Lovina where you can relax and soak in the warm mineral water.
  • Take a cooking class – Learn how to prepare delicious Balinese dishes and immerse yourself in the local culinary culture.
  • Visit the Munduk Waterfall – A picturesque waterfall located in the Munduk village surrounded by lush greenery and a great spot for hiking.

Additional Requirements

The following are further necessary for both the participants, local staff and everyone involved to have a meaningful, enjoyable and safe adventure.

  • Older participants or over 65 years are required to have a medical clearance as proof of their physical fitness as they may perform various activities.
  • Participants below 18 years old need a signed parental consent as proof of involvement of their children for the program. If possible, accompaniment by an adult is highly advised.
  • Due to the length and active nature of this program and as there are lots of outdoor activities under the heat of the sun, a decent level of fitness is required.

 Additional Equipment

  • There is a lot of walking and exploring, so bring with you comfortable hiking shoes or boots  so you can move comfortably and easily.
  • Bring Personal toiletries such as basic soap, shampoo, toothpaste and towels.
  • Bring a hat, sunglasses to protect from the heat of the sun particularly during a long day of walking under the heat of the sun.
  • Raincoat or umbrella (The rainy season in Indonesia will be around March).
  • An environmentally friendly sunscreen or lotion is also advised to protect you from the heat of the sun and please carry with you preventive agents during outdoor activities, such as mosquito repellents for insect bites or other insects that may irritate your skin.
  • Bring Medicines with you especially if you have to take specific medicines on a regular basis as well as other medicines for headaches and stomach aches.
  • Refillable water bottles and hydration packs to stay hydrated throughout the day particularly during exploration and outdoor activities.

For information on holidays and any programs affected, please see the following link: ID – Holidays – All Programs  

Indonesia has to be one of the most interesting countries in the world for cultural learning for its diverse and sophisticated art forms, such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, handicrafts, and performing arts. Indonesia has around 300 ethnic groups, each with cultural identities developed over centuries, and influenced by Indian, Arabic, Chinese, and European sources.

Millions of small farmers, farm workers and fishers are unable to tap into the opportunities offered by years of economic growth. They are often geographically isolated and lack access to basic infrastructure and support.

Bali is a Hindu Island, Balinese traditional cultures are still present, making the island charming and beautiful. Traditional Balinese clothing worn by women covers their shoulders and knees, especially, when they go to the temple and when they have a ceremony day.

IVI have a variety of programs designed to immerse volunteers into the local lifestyle in order to experience the unique culture, build life long relationships and benefit the people that need it the most.

Bali is situated just south of the equator. It has a hot and tropical climate year round.

The wet season is from November to March, and the dry season from April to October (although there may still be some showers) The rains usually only last for a few hours, so you will usually still get some sunshine during the day. 

The rainy season brings about humidity and it is generally hot year round, from 20 to 30 degrees. Cooler temperatures can be found up North in the mountain regions. 

Bali culture is incredible, rich in tradition and spirituality which focuses mainly on art and religion, with the two often expressed through each other.  Many Balinese people are an artist of some kind and spend their leisure time working on hobbies and artwork that have been passed down through generations.  

Many public areas, homes and paddy fields are decorated by detailed paintaings, intricate carvings, fine weaving, statues and various artworks. Life in Bali is very much communal and centered around local villages with the community institution or ‘Banjar’ responsible for many aspects of life. The Balinese have a word, “Niskala” which means that which cannot be sensed directly, but can only be felt within.      

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