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Bali Intro & Epic East Coast

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Group Size: Max 22

Trip code: BLEC

Duration: From 40 days

Wildlife, culture & beaches
Epic Combo tour
Highlights of 2 countries

An awesome mash up of two of our favourite trips, this incredible adventure takes you through Bali’s best bits and the highlights of Australia’s gorgeous East Coast. Enjoy 12 days in Bali, exploring atmospheric temples, blissing out on paradise beaches, hiking up volcanoes, hand-feeding monkeys and seeing dolphins in their natural habitat. Then make tracks for Australia, where you’ll learn to surf like a real Aussie, carve up the sand dunes on Fraser Island in your 4x4, cruise through paradise in the Whitsundays, see adorable koalas on Magnetic Island, and work as a marine biologist for the day with a snorkelling experience on the unforgettable Great Barrier Reef. It’s non-stop bucket-list biggies with a gang of ready-made mates. What’s stopping you?

Trip highlights

  • Take a snorkelling trip round the gorgeous Gili Islands
  • Watch the sun come up over Bali on an epic sunrise trek up Mount Batur
  • Take an unforgettable 2-day sailing trip through the Whitsundays 
  • Learn to surf like a real Aussie in beautiful Byron Bay
  • Make like a marine biologist with a conservation and snorkelling experience on the Great Barrier Reef
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What's included


  • 11 nights’ accommodation 
  • 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners
  • Temple visits
  • Relaxation time on beautiful Balinese beaches
  • Learn to surf experience
  • Waterfall swim
  • Visit to a local homestay
  • Bamboo basket weaving
  • Coffee plantation visit
  • Hand-feed Wild Monkeys
  • Dolphin boat trip
  • Explore Gili Island by bicycle
  • Boat Trip to all 3 Gili Islands
  • Snorkel with turtles
  • Beach Party
  • Transport to Ubud
  • Mount Batur Sunrise Volcano trek
  • Monkey Forest visit
  • Traditional Balinese Massage


  • 27 nights’ accommodation
  • 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Surf lesson
  • Byron surfboard hire
  • Yoga class
  • Cape Byron lighthouse walk
  • Surfers Paradise city tour
  • Brisbane city tour
  • Hike Mount Coot-tha
  • 3-day 4WD tour of Fraser Island
  • 2-Day 2-Night Whitsundays sailing tour
  • 2 Nights Magnetic Island with ferry transfers
  • Forts Walk
  • Atherton Tablelands
  • Full day snorkelling Great Barrier Reef
  • Marine biologist experience

All countries

  • Airport transfer upon arrival
  • Tour guides for each trip
  • Assistance in arranging return airport transfer
  • Help with onward travel
  • 24 hour emergency support
What's not included
  • Visas
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Some meals
  • Return airport transfers
  • Optional activities
Further trip information

This trip is a combo of two of our most popular tours – Bali Intro (12 days) and Epic East Coast (28 days).

Indonesia - Bali Intro (12 days)

Day 1: Arrive in Denpasar, Bali. Begin your awesome Bali experience! Arriving into Denpasar Airport you’ll be picked up and taken to your gorgeous guesthouse to meet the rest of your group.

Day 2: Temples & sunsets. Start today with a short drive to a stunning local temple. Enjoy dinner before heading back to Canggu for some serious nightlife! Or if you prefer to chill, grab a mocktail and relax by the water.

Day 3: Learn to surf. Make tracks for the laid-back surfing spot of Seminyak, famous for its volcanic sands. Learn how to surf in one of the world’s most exciting surfing destinations – awesome!

Day 4: Temples, waterfalls & rice paddies. Pay a visit to two of Bali’s most amazing ancient temples. Stop to swim at an incredible waterfall, before arriving in the spectacular mountain surroundings of Lovina.

Day 5: Dolphins & culture. Hop on board a traditional outrigger boat for some dolphin-spotting adventures. Visit a local homestay for some Balinese basket weaving and lunch with your hosts.

Day 6: Travel to the gorgeous Gili Islands. A fast ferry takes you to the idyllic island of Gili Trawangan, a real slice of paradise. Enjoy some free time and then head out to make the most of the amazing island nightlife.

Day 7: Gili Island bike tour. Take a biking tour of this gem of an island, snapping photos of the breathtaking views and taking breaks to laze on white sand beaches.

Day 8: Snorkelling boat trip & Party Night. Take a boat tour around all three gorgeous Gili Islands today. Tuck in to a delicious group dinner and then make the most of your last evening on the island.

Day 9: Gili T to Ubud. Say goodbye to paradise today and hop on the ferry to Bali’s cultural heart - Ubud.

Day 10: Monkey Forest. Visit Ubud’s most famous attraction, Monkey Forest, an incredible temple which is home to hundreds of mischievous wild monkeys. Enjoy Ubud and get out and about this evening with your group.

Day 11: Mount Batur sunrise volcano trek & massage. Head out early for an unforgettable sunrise volcano trek up Mount Batur, including a breakfast cooked using the natural heat from the volcano. Hike back to Ubud, arriving mid morning and easing your muscles with an inclusive massage. The rest of the day is free.

Day 12: Bali tour ends. Your Bali adventure ends today in Ubud and it’s time to head to amazing Australia! Your guide can help you arrange your travel back to Denpasar Airport (cost not included). 

Australia - Epic East Coast (28 days)

Days 1 – 3: Sydney. G’day mate and welcome to Sydney! Spend the next two days exploring the highlights of this stunning harbour city, from Bondi and the iconic Opera House to the Harbour Bridge and Manly. Get ready to go wild after dark – Sydney knows how to party! 

Days 4 – 6: Byron Bay. Head up the coast to the laid-back surf town of Byron Bay for stunning sandy beaches, a bohemian vibe, and a buzzing café scene. Spend the next three days enjoying morning yoga lessons, a sunrise walk to Cape Byron Lighthouse and a surf session with some local pros – gnarly!

Days 7 – 8: Surfers Paradise. Our journey up the coast continues to the iconic Gold Coast town of Surfers Paradise. Take a tour of the city’s highlights (we’re talking beautiful beaches, big rollers, and a high-rise skyline), hire a board and hit the waves like a local, and party like it's 1999 once the sun goes down. 

Days 9 – 10: Brisbane. We’re headed to the capital of the Sunshine State next. Pay a visit to ‘The Lagoon’, enjoy some urban thrills with some inner-city rock-climbing, and enjoy an awesome evening up Mount Coot-tha with a sunset BBQ and views to die for.

Days 11 – 15: Noosa and K’gari. Our next stop is one of Australia’s fave resort towns where we’ll jump off to the stunning K’gari (formerly Fraser Island)! Spend 3 days and 2 nights driving 4x4s over sand dunes, swimming in sparkly lakes, snapping scenic shipwrecks and chilling under the stars. 

Days 16 – 20: Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays. Head to lively Airlie Beach before boarding our live-aboard boat to the incomparable Whitsunday Islands where you’ll snorkel over pristine reefs, try stand-up paddleboarding and explore the famous Whitehaven Beach – this is living!

Days 21 – 22: Magnetic Island. Another day, another paradise island as we hop on the ferry to Magnetic Island. We’ll stay in beachfront huts, where we’ll bliss out on hidden beaches, go koala spotting, and do the historic Forts Walk. 

Days 23 – 24: Mission Beach. Travel to the laidback coastal town of Mission Beach for abundant marine life, white sand beaches and tons of adrenaline sports. If you’re an adrenaline junky, skydive over the Barrier Reef or take on the white-water rapids of the Tully River – awesome!

Days 25 – 27: Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. Our final destination on this incredible tour of the East Coast is Cairns. Visit the unspoilt landscape of the Atherton Tablelands, spend an unforgettable day on the Great Barrier Reef and round off your trip with a farewell dinner and drinks.  

Day 28: Bali trip end. Pack your bags and say your goodbyes – it’s time to head home or to continue your travels in Australia. See you soon!

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Arrival information


You will need to arrange your own arrival into Denpasar Airport in Bali on day 1 of the Bali leg of your trip. An airport transfer is included and you will be picked up and taken to your accommodation, where you can relax and meet the rest of your group.

You can arrive in advance of the start date and still take up the inclusive transfer if you book extra night's accommodation through us. If you wish to arrive before the start date then please let us know this in advance.

The Bali leg of your trip will finish on day 12 in the town of Ubud. A return airport transfer is not included but your guide can help arrange this for you. A transfer by minivan to Denpasar Airport takes around 1.5 hours. We recommend you do not book an onward flight out of Bali until around 1pm on day 12 at the earliest.


Arrive in Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport (SYD) on day 1 of the Aussie leg of your trip. There are no activities planned on day 1 so arrive at a time that suits you. You will receive an airport shuttle transfer to the starting accommodation. If you arrive in Sydney before your start date, we can still organise your airport transfer and book you into the hostel from the day you arrive at an extra cost. 

Your trip ends on day 28 in Cairns. You’ll need to arrange any onward travel or return airport transfers yourself although your tour guide can help you book this. Cairns International Airport (CNS) is the nearest airport and taxi is by far the easiest way to get there, taking around 15 minutes, depending on traffic.

Please note, whilst we do try and put as many start dates together as possible, there may be independent travel days in between each sector of your trip.

Accommodation & meals

Bali accommodation (11 nights)

In Bali, the accommodation is of a great standard, with incredible swimming pools, private bathrooms, air conditioning and hot water. 2 of the nights will be in multi-share, mixed dorm accommodation, with rooms sleeping 4-7 people. The rest of the nights will be twin or double share. Free Wi-Fi is available in every location, and laundry services are available on all nights except 4 & 5.

  • 3 nights in a hotel in Canggu
  • 2 nights in a private villa with spectacular mountain views and a pool in Lovina
  • 3 nights in a hotel on the idyllic island of Gili Trawangan
  • 3 nights in a hotel in the town of Ubud.

Please note: On popular start dates two groups may be running at the same time. In Lovina on days 4 and 5 one group will stay at our beach side guesthouse with pool, not far from the usual accommodation.

Australia accommodation (27 nights)

In Australia, you'll stay in multi-share rooms in a mix of hostels, resorts, campsites and boats. Please note the list of accommodation below is subject to change.

  • 2 nights in Nomads Hostel Sydney
  • 2 nights overnight bus with air con and toilet on board
  • 3 nights at Wake Up Hostel Byron Bay, close to the beach
  • 2 nights at Bunk Hostel Surfers Paradise in the heart of the Gold Coast with swimming pool
  • 2 nights at Bunk Hostel Brisbane
  • 2 nights at Nomads Hostel Noosa
  • 2 nights camping on Fraser Island in shared tents with shared bathrooms
  • 2 nights at Base Hostel Airlie Beach with swimming pool, bar and restaurant
  • 2 nights on our Whitsundays live-aboard boat with waterslides, shared bathrooms, and air con
  • 2 nights at Base Hostel Magnetic by the beach
  • 2 nights at Mission Beach Resort set in the tropical rainforest with swimming pool
  • 4 nights at Gilligan’s Hostel Cairns, with swimming pool


8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners are included in Bali. 9 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 dinners are included in Australia. You’ll have to buy the rest of your meals yourself. Dietary requirements can be catered for but please inform us of these at the time of booking.

Minimum age & eligibility

This trip is designed for travellers aged 18-39.


British Citizens who are entering Indonesia for tourism can apply for a visa on arrival at a cost of IDR 500,000. This visa is valid for 30 days, and can be extended once (for a maximum of 30 days) by making an application to an immigration office within Indonesia. Your passport should be valid for 6 months from your date of arrival.


British citizens need a visa to enter Australia. Most people can usually get an eVisitor visa or an Electronic Travel Authority. Generally, a period of up to 3 months is granted. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay.

Please note: Visa rules are subject to change. Please check for the most up to date information before you travel

Covid safety

This trip is designed with your safety and wellbeing in mind. As a result of Covid-19, many of our suppliers and partners around the world are introducing new policies and procedures surrounding health and safety in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. As the state of travel is evolving these new safety measures will adapt over time, and will be different for each trip. Here are some of the changes you may see on your trip:

Arrival safety meetings
Most trips have an arrival meeting on the first day where the guide or local team will run through the trip, the safety protocols, and to answer any questions you may have. Now more than ever it is important you arrive in time for these meetings.

Proof of vaccination or negative covid test
For the safety of all travellers, at the start of some trips you may be required to show evidence that you are fully vaccinated (14 days after your second dose) and/or show evidence of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the tour start date in order to join the programme.

Updated hygiene and safety procedures
Our suppliers and partners have health and safety procedures in place on all of our trips. These protocols will be updated and adapted as a response to the Coronavirus outbreak, dependent on local restrictions and laws.

Transport and accommodation choices
Our suppliers and partners choose the accommodation and transport on our trips very carefully, and you may see a change to what would normally be used as a response to the outbreak. This may involve such changes as enhanced use of private transport or quieter accommodation.

Trained and knowledgeable staff
Our staff in the UK are trained to help you with your trip before you depart and answer any questions you may have. In addition, the local team and guides on our trips are there to help with any health and safety concerns and to ensure our trips run safely and smoothly.

Reduced group sizes
Some trips will run with reduced group sizes to start with. You may find that trips are more intimate and chilled, whilst still being packed with fun and adventure.

Your guide or the local team will be on hand to help you seek medical attention should you require it during your trip. As medical facilities and standards can vary around the world, you should ensure you have adequate travel insurance in place before you depart to cover you for any medical emergencies.

24/7 emergency support
We operate an emergency phone line for our travellers abroad. This is operated by a UK based member of staff 24/7 if you have a genuine emergency or urgent matter that you need attending.

It is important that you take measures to make travelling safer for yourself and others around you. Ensure you frequently wash your hands, cover your face when you sneeze and cough, bring and use your own hand sanitiser and facial coverings/masks, and enable social distancing where necessary. You should also ensure you listen to the instructions and guidance of the local team at all times, and follow all local laws and restrictions.