Trip Details

Introduction Week in Ubud Bali

Book this week with your volunteering project for added adventure!

This Introduction Week in Ubud Bali is jam-packed full of cultural experiences, exotic adventures and a true taste of Balinese life! Discover Bali’s rich cultural history, exquisite handicrafts, music, dance and spirituality on this amazing programme! Further, if you’re coming to Bali on one of our projects, this is the perfect way to get accustomed to your surroundings before you begin – the perfect gap year holiday!

Discover Balinese Culture, Cuisine – and Bali’s Friendly Community!

During the course of this week, you will tap into your spirit of adventure with a whole heap of fun, cultural activities. For example, try your creative hand at traditional Balinese batik painting and take home your efforts. Further, we have Balinese cooking lessons lined up for you, where you can learn the secret to authentic dishes like nasi goreng, or gado gado. And, if you’re more an outdoorsy type, we have walking tours, galore, taking you around the temples, villages and markets of Ubud. In addition to our excursions, however, you will also learn about the cultural roots of the Ubud people, taking in some language lessons, and even a flower-offering class to understand the meaning of this ritual.

Stay at our Centre, with Meals, Wifi (and friends:) included!

Bali boasts year-round gorgeous temperatures, towering volcanoes and intricate traditional temples which makes it a super popular tourist destination! However, Pejeng Kaja, where you will be staying, is away from tourist trappings and will allow you to immerse yourself in the Balinese way of life, practising your new language skills as you go! Further, at our centre, you will have comfortable single-gender accommodation, with Wifi, communal areas and meals and beverages* included. So, be assured that you can simply kick back and enjoy this week with your new-found friends, knowing that all is taken care of.

Why book our Introduction Week in Ubud Bali?

  • Learn all about the Balinese culture, cuisine and way of life
  • Get to know other volunteers before you start your volunteer project
  • Explore Bali’s volcanos, stunning beaches and many temples
  • Enjoy learning the crafts and traditions of the Balinese people
  • Discover authentic Balinese cuisine with meals and beverages* included

*drinking water

Get in touch to find out more or browse through our many other volunteer experiences.

Trip Itinerary

Below is our itinerary for your exciting Introduction Week in Ubud Bali!

Mandatory Orientation Day

On the Monday of your first week at this location, you will join our orientation day, to familiarise yourself with the surroundings as well as local culture. Thereafter, your programme will continue as usual from Tuesday onward throughout the rest of the week.

Orientation Schedule – Monday

  • Welcome, introduction to Indonesia, House rules, Code of
  • Conduct and handling of documents
  • Culture Lesson
  • Lunch
  • Project meeting and Preparation

Introduction Week, Bali – Schedule


  • 8.00 Breakfast
  • 9:30 Balinese Language Class
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Village Walking tour (Visit rice terrace, art village and beauty hills by walking)
  • 17:30 Dinner


  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:30 Balinese Language Class
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13.00 Batik painting class
  • 17:30 Dinner


  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Cooking class
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Balinese flower offering Class
  • 18:30 Welcome and Goodbye dinner


  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Spiritual Tour: visit the famous temple PuraTirtaEmpul, the holy water temple. Enjoy a shower in the Holy Water
  • Late Lunch at the house/snacks or drinks in the temple)
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 15.00 Project meeting
  • 17:30 Dinner

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

Places to Visit

Since the weekends are free, you are able to go wherever you would like to go. Here are some of our top must-see destinations!

The Gili Islands

Here, you’ll find small resorts and huts for tourists looking to get away from the bustle of Ubud. In fact, the islands are a popular destination for snorkelling and diving due to its abundant marine life.

Nusa Lembongan

This is an island paradise with the clearest waters that you will ever see!  Surfing, diving and snorkeling and amongst the most popular activities that visitors can enjoy.


Lovina is located between the Bedugul mountains and the sea, and is popular for dolphin watching, trekking, hot springs and its gorgeous coral reefs.


This is a stunning stretch of beach in Southeast Bali that contains villa resorts and Zen Villas. Historically, it was used as the landing site for the Dutch invasion troops during the Dutch invasion in 1906 as well as being the entry point into Bali for the Japanese during WWII.


Kura is a beach known of its surfing opportunities and party atmosphere, and is a popular destination for our volunteers over the course of their stay!


This extraordinary temple was built at the edge of a 70-metre high cliff at the edge of the sea and is inhabited by monkeys.

Trip Accommodation

As a Teaching Volunteer in Ubud, Bali, you will be staying at our accommodation in the village of Pejeng Kaja. Located on the outskirts of Ubud, this is true Bali, and you will have the opportunity. to immerse yourself in the authentic Balinese way of life as you help out in the community.

About the Accommodation

The accommodation is located in Pejeng Kaja which has shared rooms, sleeping 4-8 and including facilities such as hot showers and Wifi –  as well as enough space for you to socialise and relax in the evenings. Actually, we have 2 centres in Pejeng – Santi Rahayu and Melati – which are especially furnished with our volunteers in mind. In addition, you can opt for private accommodation, where you will have a private room and attached bathroom. However, these rooms are limited, so do let us know your preferences at the time of booking.

Food Arrangements

Indonesian food is delicious and you can expect to experience a whole new world of flavours during your stay!  Typically, dishes include mie goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), nasi goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or gado gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian does, in fact, use a lot of tofu and tempeh (soybeans). Further, breakfasts usually include pancakes, fresh fruit, and toast. Meanwhile, tea, coffee and purified water are available throughout the day in the house.


Our houses are located in Pejeng Kaja and it will take about 15-20 minutes to reach the centre of Ubud. In addition, you’ll find some grocery shops in the village, and a 24hr mini-mart in Ubud centre.

Restaurants and Cafes

If you want to eat out occasionally, there is a wide selection of restaurants with international and local cuisine, 20 mins walk from the centre. Also, you’ll find several cafes in the village, where you can relax and hang out with other volunteers in the evening.

Swimming Pools

If you fancy a dip, there is a swimming pool which can be reached in 10 minutes by taxi from the centre. In addition, there are also several gyms around the Ubud area to keep yourself fit!

Clinic and Hospital

The clinic UPT Kesmas is open 24hrs, and is located in Tampaksiring about 4 km away. It takes about 10 minutes by car and the hospital Ari Canti hospital Rumah Sakit is about 8 km from the centre.

Trip Country Info


Capital: Jakarta
Language: Indonesian (official)
Currency: Indonesian rupiah (IDR)
Time zone: UTC +8

Indonesia, a Southeast Asian nation made up of thousands of volcanic islands, is home to hundreds of ethnic groups speaking many different languages. It’s is known for its beaches, volcanoes and jungles sheltering elephants, tigers and Komodo dragons. On the island of Java lies Indonesia’s vibrant, sprawling capital, Jakarta, and the city of Yogyakarta, known for gamelan music and traditional puppetry.For learning culture and gaining experiences you’ve never thought of, there is Indonesia, one of the most interesting countries in the world. With around 300 ethnic groups, each with cultural identities developed over centuries and influenced by Indian, Arabic, Chinese and European sources, Indonesia has many cultural experiences ready to be discovered.

Dubbed the Island of the Gods, Bali is one of the more than 17,000 islands that make up the Indonesian archipelago. Due to its location off the coast from the mainland and unique culture and religion from the rest of the country, Bali is often treated as a destination of its own, “if you’ve only been to Bali, you’ve never been to Indonesia”.

With its pristine beaches, its unspoilt waters ideal for surfing and diving, its lush mountains, its never-ending rice terrace and volcanic hillsides, its spiritually-infused culture and more, Bali has quickly become a must-visit and it often makes its way on everyone’s bucket list.

Flores is located the East Nusa Tenggara province of Indonesia. It has adventure, eco-tours, and mountain climbing interspersed with visits to prehistoric heritage sites, traditional villages and cultural events. It has some of the world’s most exotic marine life. And if you want to see the famous Komodo Dragons alive, this is the only place in the whole world which gives you the experience. You can visit the Komodo dragons in their natural habitats in the Komodo National Park islands. Here you will witness the natural treasures still trying to survive in its purest forms.

Flores is a multi-religious and multi-cultural island where 60% of the people are Christian, 20% Islamic and 20% Hindus and Buddhists. The holidays for Flores are similar to the general Indonesian calendar.

Flores, though one of the main islands in Indonesia, is still trying to keep up with the rest of the country. Evidently, its exceptional natural treasures need more care and its warm hearted people need more support.

Temperatures are pleasant, varying from 20-33 degrees celsius year-round. The monsoon season strikes in November and makes its way until March, bringing in humidity and a significant amount of rain. However, this usually does not stop people from visiting, as the rain usually begins in the late afternoons and evenings, meaning the daytime remains sun-filled. From June to September, the weather is dry and there is not too much humidity in the air.

Indonesia is a haven for customs and this can be seen in every corner of the islands. Not to mention the fact the these islands themselves have their own traditions and customs which are different from one another.

A good example of this can be experienced in Bali, where small offerings containing flowers, rice and even cigarettes (sesajen) are found in every house, restaurants, stalls and even at the check-in desks at airports. The offerings are set with burning incense sticks and sprinkled with holy water three times a day before every meal.

There are roughly 20,000 temples spread around the Bali island and, because the Balinese are masters of sculpture, the temples are guarded with statues of gods and goddesses.

Keep, in mind, however, that the Hinduism you will see in Bali is often different than the one seen in India.

Take a look at our latest gap year volunteer projects in Indonesia below or get in touch with any questions you have about volunteering in Indonesia.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Under 18, Parental Consent is Required
Travel Insurance

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa