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3 weeks
Duration
12+
Accompanied Age
17+
Minimum Age
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Join us as we go and explore Bali, an island of soft white sands, crystal clear waters, lush green jungles and thousands of ancient temples! Our action packed three week group adventure offers up the perfect blend of the must sees as well as heading of the beaten path and discovering some hidden local treasures.

This tropical oasis has so much to offer and boasts beaches that most people only dream about! The clear turquoise waters are a paradise for snorkelers and divers, offering some of the worlds most beautiful coral reefs, packed with marine life!

As we travel around Bali, we will stop at temples, spot monkeys in the jungle, swim through epic waterfalls, watch the sunrise over volcanic peaks, snorkel with sea turtles, swing out into the rice terraces, learn to surf and much much more!

Not only this but we will also check out some of the surrounding islands. We will spend a few days at the famous Gili Islands (Trawangan & Air) that are often referred to as paradise as well as heading over to Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan, which are often mistakenly overlooked!

You’ll make a big difference and get a true insight into he Balinese way of life by volunteering on our worthwhile projects. You can teach English within the local school, help on our marine conservation project or have fun with the children at the local community centre. Living life right on the beach within a small fishing village located on the North coast, this is your chance to see the real Bali, a big world away from what the tourists normally experience!

Our structured itinerary will allow you to make the most of your three-week trip. We have maximised time to provide you with something different and exciting everyday, while keeping transit times to a minimum.

You will travel by private mini bus in a small group of no more than 15, where you will get to make lasting friendships and memories. Our local coordinator will accompany you throughout your stay, so you can learn all about the local culture and history.

Itinerary

The Bali Experience will currently start on selected dates through 2019. The trip will start on the 8th June6th July27th July and 10th August. If you are not able to start on any of these dates, please let us know as we may be able to add further dates.

Day 1 – Arrive At Denpasar & Exploring Beaches

Your journey begins! Our local coordinator will be waiting for you at Denpasar (DPS) Airport where he will be holding a named sign.

You will then be transported to the guesthouse in Kuta (a short drive) to settle in and meet your fellow volunteers. Later that day, our local coordinator will provide you with an in-depth orientation that will go through everything you need to know for your trip. You will be guided through safety precautions and what you should expect.

Meals included –  Dinner

Day 2 – Surfing, Temples & Dance Show

Today your adventure starts and we will head to the beach for your chance to learn to surf in the stunning turquoise waters. Then after lunch, it is time to head to the Temple in Uluwatu followed by enjoying an authentic Kecak Dance show before dinner.

Meals included –  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 – Tanah Lot Temple & Monkey Forest

Checking out of our Kuta accommodation, we will spend the morning visiting the Tanah Lot Temple. This amazing temple in the middle of the sea has an ancient Hindu shrine at the top, constantly surrounded by crashing waves which hide the path to the temple during high tide. Next stop for the afternoon is heading to Ubud, where it is time to visit the Sacred Monkey Forest. Home to a hoard of grey macaques, here you will walk through the cool paved pathways to watch playful monkeys in their natural habitat, swinging through canopies or feeding on bananas.

Meals included –  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 – Waterfalls, Coffee Plantations & Rice Terrace Walks

The Tegenungan Waterfall is the cascading centrepiece of an impressively green valley. Framing the falls is dense foliage, and  if you like you can go down to the vast pebbly base and enjoy a dip in the plunge pool. The water volume is impressive at almost any time of year, but normally at its strongest during the wet season (October to April).

After lunch is a visit to the Merta Harum Coffee Plantation and the Tegalalang Rice Terrace. Just north of Ubud, the rice terrace is set on cliffs, with stunning views and a little trekking down to be done if you fancy the walk.

Meals included –  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 – Beratan Temple, Waterfalls & More

Checking out of Ubud, the first stop on today’s travels are to the lake and Ulun Danu Beratan Temple; a famous picturesque landmark and a significant temple complex located on the western side of the Beratan Lake in Bedugul. The word ‘scenic’ is not enough to describe this beautiful place, where the smooth reflective surface of the lake creates a unique floating impression of the temple itself, while the mountain range of the Bedugul region provides an incredible backdrop.

The onto the Gitgit waterfalls, this popular twin waterfall can be visited via a relatively easy trek, using a wooden boardwalk over a small gorge and cool streams.

Meals included –  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 – Sunrise & Dolphin Watching

Up and at am! It’s time for an early start today as we head out at 5am on the boat for the sunrise and Dolphin trip. Sailing across the sea from Lovina Beach in a traditional boat as the sun rises on the horizon is simply breathtaking. Then add to that witnessing dolphins in the wild, and well, you have just about one of the most amazing things you could see. The beautiful panoramic ocean view with dolphins jumping and swimming around you definitely requires the camera! Then it’s back to the shore at 8am for your breakfast and after travelling to Tianyar, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy and explore.

Meals included –  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Days 7-10 – Volunteering

Today is your first day of volunteering and one of our local coordinators will accompany you to the project site. You will be introduced to the other local staff members and shown around the project.

Most of our programmes start in the morning around 8:30am and last 3 to 4 hours, however there may be opportunities to be involved in similar activities across other sites with slightly different timings.

You can choose to volunteer on a number of our projects, including:

Childcare 
Teaching
Marine Conservation

You’ll be in personal contact with all of our local coordinators, who are on hand 24/7 to assist you with anything you may need.

Meals included –  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Days 11-13 – Gili Islands

Over the weekend, we will have a lot more time to sit still and enjoy our surroundings when we head to the Gili Islands. Renowned for being untouched by modern distractions, this 3km islet has no cars or motorbikes and the only mode of transport is bike, horse and cart or walking! This tiny group of three untouched paradise islands are an hour by speed boat from Bali, where you will be greeted with crystal clear waters, abundant coral reefs, spectacular marine life at arms reach and tranquil white sandy beaches.

Here you will relax, swim, snorkel, island hop and go on a bike tour before you head back to do more volunteering in Tianyar.

Meals included –  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Days 14-17 – Volunteering Continues

For the next few days you will carry on with your volunteering placement, working to make a difference to the local marine life and communities who truly value your help.

Day 18 – Bat Temple & Nusa Lembongan

Translating as ‘Bat Cave’, and possibly the real life home of Batman, Goa Lawah is one of the most important temples in Bali, built by early priests who brought Hinduism to the island. With Banyan trees, a variety of shrines and courtyards, visitors can make small offerings of fruit and prayers before your journey continues on, travelling to the stunning and tiny island of Nusa Lembongan, a surfers paradise.

Meals included –  Breakfast

Days 19-20  – Nusa Lembongan & Nusa Penida

We’re heading off to Nusa Penida today, one of the best kept secrets of Bali. This amazing island is full of untouched nature and high coastal cliffs, with hiking, waterfalls and crystal bay (think sandy beach with incredible white sand) is a perfect place to snorkel. You might even see some Manta Rays as there are many points around the island where you can swim alongside these magnificent creatures.

We thought it would be good to provide at least one day that has no plan whatsoever! You are free to do as you wish; stay in bed all day, watch some DVDS in the lounge or head into town. For the more adventurous volunteers, we recommend travelling to some of the nearby beaches which all have a range of restaurants, funky beach bars and lots of water sports and activities.

Meals included –  Breakfast

Day 21 – Last Day

Unfortunately, your amazing journey has come to an end. It’s time to travel back to the airpot to head home or onto your next destination. Return airport transfers are not included within the programme fee, and cost around $30. It is more than likely your fellow travellers will be heading in the same direction so you should be able to split the fee up between everyone.

If you would like to extend your stay and help volunteer for a further week or two then we can certainly arrange this for you.

Meals included –  Breakfast

Volunteering

During your time in Bali, you will be staying in our volunteer accommodation in the traditional fishing village of Tianyar. With the beautiful coastline just a 20 second walk, you will spend most of your time taking in the beautiful sights, relaxing on the beach and swimming in the clear blue sea!

You can take advantage of diving and snorkelling at the many famous sites nearby, including the village of Tulamben only 20 minutes away! There are also several restaurants and bars in the nearby town.

You will be sharing your spacious bedroom with up to 2 other volunteers, with single beds and a shared western style bathroom. You will be able to escape the heat with ceiling fans and also take advantage of the free Wi-Fi that is provided – although it can be intermittent.

Wifi – Yes
People per room – Up to 3
Single sex rooms – Yes
Nearest shops – 5 minute walk

Travelling

When travelling around Bali, we will be staying in comfortable and clean guesthouses. You will again be sleeping with up to 2 other people in single beds with all accommodation having shared bathrooms with Western style toilets and hot showers.

Most guest houses will have Wi-Fi available, but there may be a small charge.

Wifi – Yes (small charge)
People per room – Up to 3
Single sex rooms – Yes

Meals

We have outlined within the itinerary what meals are included within the programme fee. Most meals will be served at the guest house and at the volunteer accommodation or sometimes at a nearby restaurant.

All of the meals that are not included will need to be purchased by yourself. Our local team will ensure you have plenty of time to purchase and prepare any supplies as well as stop at restaurants on route.

Some of the meals you can expect are:

Breakfast – Pancakes, omelettes, toast, eggs, fresh fruit
Lunch – Fried rice, soup, noodles
Dinner – Rice, chicken, fish

The Programme

When are the start dates?

The Bali Experience  will currently start on the following dates:

8th June 2019
6th July 2019
27th July 2019
10th August 2019

If you are interested in this amazing experience but cannot start on any of the above dates, please contact us.

What are the requirements to join?

We welcome all volunteers from any background, religion and nationality, as long as you have no criminal convictions and are able to supply a clean criminal background check.

Individuals need to have a good level / understanding of English but it dose not need to be your first language. As some programmes can be quite strenuous, we recommend that you should be physically fit.

What date should I arrive and leave?

You should arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar (DPS) on your selected Saturday start date. You will be met by one of our local team members or an appointed driver who will be holding a named sign and who will then take you straight to the nearby guest house.

On the last day of the tour you will be dropped off at the airport so you can continue your travels or head home.

Are there any age restrictions for solo travellers?

The only age restriction in place is that you have to be at least 17 years old before your programme start date. Anyone over this age is welcome. Generally the average age range for our programmes is 18 – 25, although this is by no means definitive and we regularly have volunteers of all ages.

What is the minimum age for travelling with my family?

If you are travelling with family and at least one member is aged 18 years old or over, then we welcome anyone from 12 years and up.

When should I apply for the programme?

You can apply for this programme at anytime, however we advise that you apply as soon as possible to have the best chances of securing your placement on your selected dates. Some of our programmes have limited capacity and spaces can get filled up quickly.

It is possible to change your start dates once you have been accepted, however this is subject to availability and can attract a small administration fee.

What will my itinerary be?

Please see the main description for a full itinerary.

How will I be transported around Bali?

When volunteering, all projects are located close by to the accommodation so you can easily walk each day.

When travelling you will be transported by private mini bus as a group.

What kind of accommodation will I be staying in when travelling?

During the travelling part of the experience, you will be staying in guest houses. All are very comfortable, clean and perfect for getting a good nights rest. If you would like to know some of the guesthouses we use, please contact us.

Is there Internet and phone signal?

There is Wi-Fi within the volunteer accommodation and at most guest houses that you will be staying at. If you are wanting to call home or use the internet while out and about, we recommend that you bring an unlocked phone and purchase a local sim card – our local team can assist. Alternatively, you can buy a cheap phone while in Bali for under $15.

The Mighty Roar Local Team in Bali

Our programmes in Bali are run by our dedicated local team, who are committed to ensuring you have the best time ever. Our local team members provide the structure for your stay, including the accommodation, meals, airport pickup, in-country orientation and of course support.

They are sure to become your good friends and you will not meet nicer people that are willing to do everything in their power to make your stay the most memorable.

Will I get an in-country orientation?

Yes. Your orientation will be on Monday and will go through everything you need to know for your time in Bali. You will be shown around Tianyar, where the shops, ATM and taxi rank will all be pointed out to you.

Our local coordinator will go through all of the important health and safety information that you should follow during your time in Bali. You’ll learn about the Balinese way of life and the cultural differences.

What is the weather like in Bali?

Bali is located very near to the equator; therefore it has a warm and tropical climate. Average year round temperates stand at around 30c, with a humidity level of 85%.

Can I volunteer if I live outside of the UK?

Yes of course. We welcome volunteers from around the world, no matter how far away from the programmes you are. The majority of volunteers that we host, come from the UK, US, Germany, Canada and Australia.

Can I go with my friend / partner?

We have many volunteers that travel with their friends, family members or with their partner. If required, we can ensure that you are based on the same project and stay within the same accommodation. On request, we can normally organise a private room to.

Is it safe to travel to Bali?

We regularly visit and participate in each and every one of the programmes we offer in Bali to rigorously check all aspects of the project and accommodation are safe and that all procedures are being followed. These include but are not limited to checking the living conditions within the volunteer accommodations, checking the neighbourhoods you’ll be staying in, tasting the food you’ll be eating and going on any weekend trips recommended by us or our local team.

We monitor the stability of all of our volunteer destinations on a daily basis and have constant contact with our overseas teams to ensure that our volunteers are safe.

All volunteers will receive a comprehensive volunteer handbook when you choose to join us on one of our programmes. This detailed document addresses a large range of issues such as health, safety, visas, as well as going into details about local cultures and traditions.

When you arrive in-country, you will be given a safety briefing during your orientation that will cover things like emergency procedures, how to use local transport and any cultural differences.

Our in-country team are on hand to help with any issues or to answer any questions and please do not forget that our UK office is available 24/7 in case of any rare emergencies.

While we can never guarantee your volunteer experience will be 100% trouble free, we have taken all of the necessary precautions to minimise all risks and to ensure the programme is as safe as possible.

Before You Depart

When do I pay? Can I pay in instalments?

To confirm and guarantee your placement on one of our programmes, you need to pay the registration fee of $129 within 7 days of receiving confirmation that your application was successful. The remaining balance is then due to less than 60 days prior to your programme start date.

Payments can be done all at once or be spread out over several months and can be paid via BACS (bank transfer). We do accept additional payments methods, such as debit and credit cards, although there may be additional fees.

Do you offer an online TEFL course?

If you are joining us on one of our teaching programmes around the world, then why not do some preparation work before you head into the classroom. Our Level 5 TEFL Course (168 hours), can be studied completely online over a 6-month period, which is ideal for those with other commitments – and leaves you the freedom to study wherever and whenever suits you!

If you believe teaching may be the career for you (here in the UK or abroad), then our TEFL course is the perfect starting point to launching your new career. After completing the course, not only will you have a greater understanding, but you will also gain an internationally accredited certificate that qualifies you to teach English as a foreign language. Our course is a level 5 qualification, which is the same as a diploma / foundation degree, one step above a-levels, but below a university degree.

You can find out more about our online TEFL course here.

Do I need any vaccinations and / or malaria tablets?

As we are not trained medical experts we cannot tell you exactly what vaccinations or other medication you may need for your trip. You will need to consult with your local doctors or travel clinic.

You can also find additional information on the NHS Fit For Travel website.

How do I arrange my flights?

All flights need to be booked by you, although we can point you in the right direction on where you may be able to find the best prices.

Before booking any flights, we strongly recommend that you wait to have confirmation that your application has been successful.

Do you offer travel insurance?

Travel insurance is a compulsory part of your volunteering trip, that’s why we have teamed up with Endsleigh to create an affordable and comprehensive travel insurance policy. It is suitable for all of the programmes we offer and can be taken out at any time. You can read more about our insurance here.

If you decide to purchase your travel insurance from an alternative provider, please ensure it covers you for everything you will be doing. Adequate travel insurance must be in place no less than 60 days before your programme start date. Without proof of this insurance, we will not be able to accept you onto the programme.

When will I receive my volunteer handbook?

You will receive a welcome email from us as soon as you have paid the registration fee and your placement has been confirmed.  The welcome email will include the volunteer handbook that provides a wealth of information that will help you better understand all aspects of your upcoming trip as well as details about our insurance policy.

Please note, that all material is sent via email and hard copies cannot be sent.

On Your Trip

Can I arrange a private room?

The majority of our accommodation only offers shared rooms that are usually same-sex. However, if you would prefer a private room please let us know and we will at least try for you.

Can you cater for my dietary requirements?

We will try are best to cater for any dietary requirements. When you submit your application please include any required details within the dietary section and we will liaise with our local coordinators.

Are there any public holidays that would effect the project?

Although we try to be as clear as possible of all holidays that effect project availability, due to the nature of some countries, holidays can often be sporadic or prone to change.

If such a holiday falls when you are on your placement, this is generally a good time to experience unique festivities where you can join in with the locals.

What is the dress code at the projects?

We ask that all volunteers take the approach of a smart and responsible image during your time in the communities and on projects. It is best to also take some older clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Generally, it is best to avoid tight and very short clothing and anything that may have offensive slogans on it. Its recommended that you take some nicer clothes for weekends or any free time you may have.

We do not wish to impose strict regulations, however we do ask that you respect the local culture and do your best to adhere to the clothing guidelines within the volunteer handbook.

How much spending money will I need?

For general expenses and some travelling, you should find that $50 – $100 per week is sufficient. However, this can vary greatly depending on the amount of activities or trips you do and if you are eating out during the week..

Will I be able to travel whilst on the programme?

There should be plenty of time to travel while on your placement and we actively encourage that you do! The local coordinators will be able to give you lots of travel tips and provide any help needed for your independent adventure.

DURATION PROGRAMME FEE REGISTRATION FEE TOTAL
3 Weeks $1,170 $199 $1,369