Trip Details

Bali Adventure Roadtrip

ROADTRIP! Join us on an incredible journey across the most beautiful scenery on our Bali Adventure Road Trip, full of culture, adventure, great cuisine and super banter as you make new friends in advance of your volunteering project! This experience is the perfect way to explore Bali’s mountains, rivers, volcanoes, villages and towns from our volunteer base where you will be staying.  Book this adventure in addition to your volunteering programme to extend your stay and experience all that Bali has to offer its visitors!

Learn about the Culture & Traditions of the Balinese People…

This 2-week trip of a lifetime starts with your Intro to Bali, as you visit locals sites, get to know your fellow travellers and get used to the culture and surroundings. Visit holy temples, and take part in cooking lessons and flower-offering rituals as you learn about the backstories and traditions which make Balinese culture so interesting. You will also be given some language lessons so that you can engage with locals throughout this 2-week trip, and immerse yourself in their way of life!

…Then head off on an adventure-packed Roadtrip around Bali!

After a culture-packed first week, The TRU team have set up a road trip experience to suit every kind of traveller! Explore Bali by bike, offering you a magnificent view of Mt. Batur. visit Kintamani, an active volcano, and find yourself in spice plantations and rice fields as you meet locals and learn about their way of life. For active types, we have mountain hikes and trekking expeditions. Just imagine rafting down the beautiful Ayung river, followed by an early morning hike up Mt. Batur to see a breathtaking sunrise! And at the end of an exciting day of exploring the Balinese hills, you will also be given a relaxing Balinese massage to soothe away those aches and pains and recharge your batteries. All this is waiting for your on your Bali Adventure Roadtrip with the TRU team!

Accommodation, Meals – and Plenty of Adventure Included!

The great thing about our programmes is that you can relax, knowing that everything is taken care of. Meals and beverages* are included, and safe single-gender accommodation is all part of the programme offering. Our volunteer centre makes the perfect base to get to know your new friends, with communal spaces and Wifi available, so you can catch up with family and friends and share your adventure!

Why Book our Bali Adventure Roadtrip?

  • Experience Bali on foot, on bike and by bus during this 2-week experience
  • Learn about the Balinese way of life, its traditions and its language
  • Enjoy the perfect mix of cultural and adventure activities
  • Get to know fellow volunteers before you start on your volunteer project
  • Stay in comfortable accommodation with meals and beverages* included

*drinking water

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Trip Itinerary

Week 1 Culture & Introduction to Bali

Your Bali trip will begin with exploring the Ubud area with walking Bali tours through the rice terraces, villages and rolling hills, and stop in at the famous Monkey street. Take a spiritual tour around local temples, including PuraTirtaEmpul, the holy water temple.

Get creative with the flower offering class, where you’ll then get to take your completed flower offering to a traditional Balinese temple.


On Monday, you will have breakfast and then get an introduction about the Bali traditions and culture. Then you will go on a walking tour to the popular Monkey street and Ubud market. After the visit, you will have lunch and then join a class on introduction to Balinese culture. You will then have an early dinner and leave to witness the traditional Balinese dance show.


  • 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 and enjoy a shower with the Holy Water
  • Late Lunch at the house (snack/drink in the temple)
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 15.00 Project meeting
  • 17:30 Dinner

Week 2 Bali Adventure Roadtrip


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


Following breakfast on Tuesday, you will go on a tour to explore Southern Bali and also visit Jimbaran Beach and Turtle conservation site in Sanur. After the visit, you will have lunch and the evening can be spent in any way you wish.


Wednesday is an exciting day as you go rafting on the Ayung River with your friends. Hold on to your helmets as you traverse along Bali’s riverbank, getting a unique view of Bali!


Today will be even more exciting as you will 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 be able to relax or explore your local surroundings.


On Friday, you will enjoy a Balinese massage after breakfast to get rid of your aches and pains from travelling! Thereafter, you can choose to spend your last day however you wish!

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

Trip Accommodation

About the Accommodation

The Balinese place great importance on family and our houses are located amongst Balinese compounds, where you will get the chance to interact with local families and practice your newfound language skills. You can expect to share a room (dormitory style) on single-gender basis. Alternatively, 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.


From your accommodation, 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

Travel Insurance
Under 18, Parental Consent is Required

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