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Bali Experience

Bali, Indonesia
The Bali Experience
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Trip Code: IDNTBE1
Duration: 3 Weeks
From £1350 for 3 Weeks
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Immerse yourself in island life as you take part in a once in a lifetime adventure in the exotic and captivating Indonesian island, Bali. Over three action packed weeks you will have the chance to trek, cycle and raft your way around the island, spend time volunteering, and gain a unique insight into Balinese culture through language courses and cooking lessons.

Bali is a feast for the senses; rife with colour, tradition and ceremonies this exotic and mesmerizing country has everything a traveler could want to feel immersed in paradise. Boasting sparkling beaches, lush rainforests, ancient monuments and even it’s fair share of volcanoes there is plenty to keep the intrepid adventurer busy.

This unique tour is split into three distinct sections so that you get a varied and engaging insight into every aspect of Bali as a country. Starting with a cultural immersion week, where you can really get your teeth into the art, dance, cuisine, architecture and traditions that make Bali such a captivating country, and prepare you for your trip ahead. Next you will have the chance to give back to local disadvantaged communities as you take part in a week long volunteer project of your choice. Whether you fancy trying your hand at teaching in the local school, providing medical support to the local communities or saving the planet on an environmental programme your time and commitment will make a huge difference to those that need it most. We turn it up a notch in the final week of the tour and your days will be full to the brim with adventure activities and outdoor pursuits, making the most of Bali’s diverse and breathtaking landscape.

Week One  Balinese Culture Week
The first week is designed to introduce you to the Balinese way of life through cultural immersion activities. This is the perfect platform to prepare you for the rest of the tour and stand you in good stead to continue your journey around Indonesia. Starting with a survival course in Balinese language, you will learn the basic phrases and conversation required to ask for directions, shop at the market and get to know the locals in the community. You can put this to good use with a walking tour of the cultural capital of Bali, Ubud which is renowned for its thriving arts and crafts scene, beautiful architecture and fruitful markets. Traditional art forms hold an important significance in Balinese culture and so in this first week you will be treated to a traditional dance show, the chance to learn the local techniques of Batik fabric art at a Batik house, learn the story behind flower offering with the chance to create your own flower arrangement, and the opportunity to explore your culinary skills with a Balinese cooking class. No cultural tour would be complete without a visit to Bali’s spectacular temples, and the world famous ‘Pura Tirta Empul’ will certainly not disappoint! Bali’s people have made the journey to this iconic temple for thousands of years in order to drink and bathe in the holy water. Split into three pools and surrounded by ancient ruins this is an opportunity to understand Balinese culture as you bathe in the sacred water. 

Week Two Community Volunteer Project
During the second week you will take part in a community volunteer project of your choice, as a chance to give back to the people that need it most, broaden your horizons and bond with the locals as you get a real sense of the Balinese way of life. This is a unique opportunity to share your time and compassion to make a real difference to the lives of people from disadvantaged communities. You will have the option to take part in a Teaching, Healthcare Education or Environmental volunteer project. 

Week Three  Adventure Week
We turn up the pace in week three as you embark on a true Balinese adventure! This week will be a complete contrast to the first two as your days are full to the brim with outdoor explorations and activities. Your week will kick in with a cycling tour of Kintamani, through a spice plantation to take in the breathtaking views of Mount Batur volcano and Lake Batur, followed by a visit to the mesmerising Nusa Dua in southern Bali where you will soak up the sun on it’s spectacular beaches before visiting Pulau Penyu island and getting hands on with a turtle conservation project. The next day will be spent white water rafting down the Ayung River, one of the most exhilarating ways to experience Bali’s beautiful landscapes! Theres no rest for the wicked as you wake up bright and early the next morning to set off on a sunrise trek across the spectacular Mount Batur taking in Bali’s awe inspiring views as the sun rises across the landscape. End the week in style as you get a well deserved Balinese massage and unwind at a party for you and your new travel companions, where you can share stories and reminisce about the amazing time you have had!

1. Sunrise trekking across Mount Batur 
2. Cycling tour of Kintamani 
3. Traditional Batik lessons by local artists and cooking lessons
4.  White water rafting down Ayung River
5. Intensive Balinese language course
6. Visit the turtle conservation project
7. Bathe in the Holy water of Pura Tirta Empu temple
8. Give back to the community on a week long volunteer project
9. Chill out on the paradise beaches of Nusa Dua
10. Traditional Balinese massage and party to end your week in style!

CRB/ DBS (Criminal Records Bureau) Check
Participants must complete a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check, or provide a valid CRB certificate in order to be eligible for the community volunteering part of this trip. Changing Worlds can provide this service for you at an additional cost of £30. For more information on the application process please take a look at the relevant Add On tab. 

Gap Year and Career Break Bali Experience
Take part in this unique and varied Bali experience and get a taste of island life. Explore, learn, and volunteer on this beautiful island and create lifelong memories on your gap year or career break.

Download the Bali Country Info Brochure - Click Here!

Quick Facts

Trip Name
Bali Experience
Trip Code
Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS)
Minimum Duration
3 Weeks
Minimum Age
Trip Type
Volunteering, Group Tours
From £1350 for 3 Weeks
£ 195.00
Preferred Duration
This is a three week tour only
Participants must complete a DBS (Criminal Records) check in order to be eligible for this trip. Participants must be reasonably fit due to trekking and physical activities as included in the itinerary.
Ideal for
Adventure tours of Indonesia, Gap year and career break trips to Bali, volunteering in Bali
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Arrival Dates

Tours happen throughout the year with the first and third weekend being the arrival option. We need you to arrive in Bali on the Sunday from 6:00 to 20:00 in order to receive our free airport pick-up and transfer. The tour will start on the Monday.

All participants visiting Indonesia (irrespective of the duration of stay) for our activities will have to apply for a social visa category B-211. Further details will be supplied when you book to support the application process. You can check your visa requirements by visiting the Indonesian consulate website by clicking here.

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You will be staying in basic but comfortable dorm style accommodation with all the amenities you need.
Three nutritious and balanced meals during the week. Two meals at the weekend.
Airport Pick Up
You will be met at the airport by a Changing Worlds representative and taken to your placement.
Full Project induction and orientation on arrival
Pre departure help and advice; local in country team; 24 hour emergency support
Equipment and Medical Discounts
Changing Worlds customers will receive 10% off Travel Equipment, Medical Supplies and Vaccinations from Nomad Travel Store.
Excursions and Activites
Entrance fees for a range of excursions are included (as per itinerary on Extra Info tab).
Transport to and from your project sites / tour locations during your induction week is provided by our in-country team. Transport will include public and private: taxi, bus, boat, bicycle. Participants will be expected to walk when travelling short distances.
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Not Included

Flights, travel insurance, visas, vaccinations, CRB/ DBS (Criminal Records Bureau) Check, spending money, airport drop off, extra activities not on the itinerary, airport tax (roughly £8)
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Week 1: Orientation 
Day 1: Monday 
On Monday, you will start your program with an early morning breakfast and then get an introduction about the Bali’s traditions and culture. This would include a walking tour on the popular Monkey Street and Ubud market through which you will be able to learn a lot about the locals and their culture just by observing them. After lunch you will have a proper introduction about Balinese culture. This would support you later on throughout your program as you will learn about the lifestyle of the people and how they interact. Later, you will have dinner early as a traditional Balinese dance show awaits you which would be the last segment of your first day’s program.

Day 2: Tuesday 
On Tuesday, after breakfast, you will have a language class. This class will come in handy especially when you are communicating with the local people. In fact, learning the basics of another language will get you closer to the culture. After you complete the language lessons, and after lunch, you will get to go on a three to four hour long walking tour amidst the rice terraces. This is amazing an experience as you would get a chance to experience nature.

Day 3: Wednesday 
On Wednesday, after breakfast, you will able to strengthen your language skills by attending the language class. After the lessons and lunch, a Batik painting class will entice you. Once you come back from the painting class, you will be able to enjoy the delicious dinner prepared for you.

Day 4: Thursday 
On Thursday, after having breakfast, you will learn to cook traditional Balinese food in our cooking class. After learning to cook delicious Balinese meals, you will then have lunch and attend a Balinese flower offering class where you will learn to make a flower offering for the Gods.

Day 5: Friday 
After having breakfast, you will leave for the spiritual tour where you will visit the popular Pura Tirta Empul which is also known as the holy water temple where you can enjoy a bath in the holy waters. After the visit and lunch you will attend the project meeting where you can share your thoughts on the program.

Day 6: Saturday 
On Saturday you will visit Jatiluwih and the hot springs after breakfast. After your visit, you will have lunch and go to another beautiful location named, Bedugul Lake Bratan. After you have enjoyed the beauty of the surroundings, you will head to the Gitgit Waterfalls. At the end of the visit, you will return to the accommodation, have dinner and call it a day!

Day 7: Sunday 
On Sunday, after breakfast, you can enjoy a massage to relax and untie the knots in your tired muscles and spend the rest of the entire day at leisure.

Week 2: Cultural Immersion 
Day 8-12: Monday to Friday 
Since this is the cultural immersion week, you will be contributing in one of the community projects and thus get an in depth understanding of Balinese culture. Every morning, after breakfast, you will start preparing lessons as you would be teaching a local school. After lunch, you would go to the allocated local school and spend time with the children, teaching them basic communication in English. In total you’ll be contributing about 4 hours of your time per day in this activity. However, this may change depending on the school’s needs. In order to make teaching more interesting, you can come up with your own creative methods.

Day 13-14: Saturday to Sunday 
These two days would be free for you to relax or to explore the surroundings even a bit more. 

***There is the alternative of choosing another program if you wish to. The alternatives available are our environmental, healthcare or kindergarten projects.***

Week 3: Adventure 
Day 15: Monday 
Welcome to the week of adventure! On Monday, you will go on a cycling tour to visit the volcanic area of Kintamani, where you can enjoy the gorgeous landscapes of the Batur Mountain and spice plantations. Afterwards, we’ll set off to explore the rice fields by bike. Breakfast and lunch will happen during the tour.

Day 16: Tuesday 
You will start your day with breakfast and thereafter leave on a tour to Southern Bali, visiting Jimbaran Beach and the Turtle conservation site in Sanur. After the visit and lunch you can spend the rest of day at leisure.

Day 17: Wednesday 
Wednesday would be even more exciting as you will be rafting at Ayung River after breakfast. You will have lunch the break you get in between. You will then return to the accommodation for the farewell dinner.

Day 18: Thursday 
On Thursday, you will wake up before dawn and trek up the volcano to see the sunrise and have breakfast there. Then you come back for lunch and relax for the rest of the day.

Day 19: Friday 
On Friday, after breakfast you can enjoy a Balinese massage. You will be able to spend rest of the day at leisure.

Social Life in Bali
There is plenty to keep you busy in your spare time in Bali and the friendly and welcoming locals will be sure not to disappoint during your stay; the culture of Bali is certainly unique and you will soon find their laid back and positive attitude will rub off on you wherever you travel. Whether you fancy watching some vibrant and traditional dance, theatre or arts, taking part in a colourful and exotic street party or just chilling out on one of the islands paradise beaches there is something for everyone here. The Balinese know how to celebrate in style and if you’re visiting between June and July make sure you check out the annual art festival which is a full month of daily cultural performances, handicraft exhibitions and work from local artists. For a taste of extravagant Balinese performance make sure you visit Puri Dalem Taman Kaja to watch a traditional Kecak dance, which consists of over 100 performers reenacting the battle of Ramayana through dance. If you're more in the mood for partying the night away on the beach then Bali certainly delivers here too; make sure you visit Kuta where it’s all surfing, partying and socialising with plenty of other travelers to meet along your way.

Adventure Travel in Bali
Bali’s impressive landscape and lush countryside make it the perfect destination for adventure travel and there are plenty of adrenaline fuelled activities to keep you on your toes during your stay. Our in country coordinators know the area inside out and will be on hand to advise and point you in the right direction to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime. Take a surf lesson in the lively Kutu beach, where the waves break over sand rather than coral reef making it the perfect destination for beginners. Take an early morning trek to the volcano Mount Batur and watch the sunrise over the magnificent landscape and snorkel or dive amongst the colourful and exotic fish on Bali’s reefs. 

Accommodation in Bali
All accommodation is included in your stay and is dependent upon the itinerary. The accommodation will always be comfortable and clean often in a single gender dormitories with adequate bathroom and toilet facilities including running water/shower. Shops and ATM’s are all within walking distance of your accommodation and WiFi is provided at the house.

CRB/ DBS (Criminal Records Bureau) Check
Participants must complete a CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) check, or provide a valid CRB certificate in order to be eligible for this trip. Changing Worlds has a partnership with a third party organisation that processes all CRB / DBS checks and disclosures on behalf of the Changing Worlds team. The process is extremely straight forward, making all aspects of the check as easy for the applicant as possible. Changing Worlds can provide this service for you at an additional cost of £30. For more information on the application process please take a look at the relevant Add On tab. 

Indonesia Map

A collection of exotic and alluring islands Indonesia is a dynamic and captivating destination full to the brim with culture, excitement and pure adventure! Most famous for the paradise, palm fringed beaches of Bali there is more than meets the eye with Indonesia which comprises over seventeen thousand islands and homes around 300 ethnic groups.

With breathtaking and diverse landscapes ranging from lush forests to dramatic volcanoes, buzzing markets to laid back beaches there is certainly something for everyone.

Quick Facts
Southern Asia
Bordering Countries
Australia, India, Palau, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand Vietnam, Ashmore and Cartier Islands.
Capital City
Constitutional presidential republic
247 million
Indonesian (and over 500 languages and dialects spoken in the archipelago)
Indonesian Rupiah
12% of population living below the poverty line
Main Exports
Coal, petroleum gases, palm oil, natural rubber
Tropical, temperatures average 28 degrees
Time Zone
Indonesia has three different time zones. Jakarta: GMT +7, Bali: GMT +8, Jayapura: GMT +9

Fun facts 
•Indonesia covers such a large area that it has three different time zones.
•Almost everyone in Bali has their teeth filed down as they believe that the six vices (jealousy, anger, confusion, drunkenness, desire, greed) enter the body through the top six teeth. 
•Indonesia exports 3,000 tons of frogs legs to France each year!

Travel Highlights
•Visit the largest living reptile, the Komodo, at the Komodo national park
•Swim amongst the colourful and exotic fish in Indonesia's most popular snorkelling and diving destination, Bunaken.
•Admire the spectacular Lake Toba on the island of Sumatra which was formed by a volcanic eruption some 70,000 years ago.
•Watch the sunrise across the breathtaking volcano of Mount Batur on the island Bali
•Visit the impressive temple of Borobudur, one of the most famous Buddhist temples in the world, on the island of Java. 

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Where is Indonesia
The islands of Indonesia stretch over five thousand miles along the equator in the middle of Indian and Pacific Ocean, located just South of Malaysia and the Philippines. Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago and sits in the divide between the Asian and continental plates, resulting in a stunning variety of natural environments. 

Indonesia’s Climate
Indonesia is a tropical country that sits along the equator meaning that the temperature stays very similar throughout the year, with pleasant day temperatures usually between 20 to 35 degrees Celsius. Between December and March the days are usually sunny with an outbreak of heavy showers throughout the night and high humidity. From June to September the humidity is generally low and it can often get quite cool in the evenings. Some areas higher in the mountains such as Ubud experience their own micro climate in where it is often cloudy throughout the year and can become quite chilly. 

Language in Indonesia
Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia) is the official language of Indonesia. It is a standardized register of Malay, an Austronesian language which has been used as a lingua franca in the Indonesian archipelago for centuries. Formal education and national media is conducted in Indonesian. Most Indonesians are often fluent in other regional languages that are only used in the home or local community such as Javanese, Sundanese and Madurese. 

The People of Indonesia
The people of Indonesia have an extremely positive outlook on life and demonstrate great generosity and kindness in their day to day lives. This can be experienced through their colourful street parties where spirits are always high and there is a real feeling of community involvement. Indonesians tend to be friendly and welcoming so it is worth making the effort to speak to the locals throughout your travels.

Travel in Indonesia
The three most popular islands in Indonesia are Bali, Sumatra and Java. It is easy to see why as each island contains national parks which are ripe with volcanoes, mountain ranges, jungles and flora and fauna that can be found nowhere else in the world.

The most famous of the Indonesian islands is the exotic Bali, where you can experience beaches, surfing and diving in some of the worlds most spectacular natural landscapes. Bali is packed to the brim with cultural celebrations, colourful dance and traditional art forms such as painting, wood carving, and 

Sumatra is situated in western Indonesia and is far less crowded than it’s neighboring islands, If you want to chill out and soak up the exotic scenery then Sumatra is the place for you! There is a huge array of fauna and flora on the island making it the perfect destination for eco-tourism.

Java is the world’s most populous island in the world, inhabiting over 135 million people. Boasting beautiful and serene countryside views, as well as the impressive Mount Bromo with it’s high peaks, constant smoke and volcanic sand. You will also find traditional Indonesian shadow puppet dances in central Java and the craftwork centre of Yogyakarta. The vibrant city of Jakarta in the East of the island is the cultural and international hub of Indonesia and the economic centre of the country.
Gap Year and Career Breaks in Indonesia
Come to Indonesia on your gap year or career break and experience a country with endless charm, charisma and excitement. With a huge array of cultural and natural diversity there is so much to explore, learn and experience on the trip of a lifetime.

Some of you may be wondering where the money you pay towards your placement is actually going. As with any trip overseas, there are many things to consider that incur a cost, all of which are added benefits making the experience as memorable and fulfilling as possible!
Project Assessment
Before you see a tour on our website, a lot of background work has gone on. Many of our tours include volunteering activities so we see it as a crucial element to make sure that the volunteering activities are as beneficial to the local community as they are to you. We have met with local organisations, vetted in-country staff, conducted rigorous safety assessments and thoroughly evaluated the tour. Only then do you get to see the tour on our website and book your place, safe in the knowledge that it is well-structured and guaranteed to be an amazing experience.
Help Choosing Which Tour
If you are not sure which tour or country to choose, our hugely informative Travel Advisors are here to help. They are a friendly bunch, have all travelled extensively and can offer lots of advice on choosing the right tour or destination for you. This makes the task of deciding to travel in a foreign country much less intimidating, and far more exciting.
Pre-departure Advice
Once you have booked your placement, you will be assigned a dedicated Travel Advisor to offer essential pre-departure advice on vaccinations, visas, kit lists and more. They will also be on call to answer those important last minute questions like “how many pairs of socks do I need?” and “can I take my mobile phone with me?”
Help with Flights and Insurance
We do not include flights and travel insurance in our placement fee. This avoids us having to pass on unnecessary admin charges to you. It also gives you flexibility to plan any further travel before or after your tour. We do, however, offer lots of help on this through our leading flights and insurance partners, providing you with an easy booking facility and the best prices around.
Airport Pick-Up
Landing in a foreign country for the first time can be daunting. This is why we ensure our in-country staff are there to meet you on arrival. There’s nothing like seeing a friendly face when you walk out of a new airport. And once we have given you a warm welcome, the in-country staff will take you back to your accommodation where you can meet the rest of the people on your tour.
Arrival Induction
We will take you through a local orientation and tour induction on arrival. This will introduce you to any useful amenities and local customs, talk your through your tour itinerary, and it will also show you how to stay safe while travelling abroad.
Accommodation and Food
Accommodation is provided on all of our tours, you may have to pay extra for additional nights, however in most cases accommodation is included. In some destinations, you may be able to upgrade to alternative accommodation, this is something that will be offered to you at different stages of your tour. We endeavour to supply food where we can on our tours, however in some cases this is not always possible. In many cases you will receive at least 1 meal a day, please see the trip itinerary on the Extra Info tab for further details.  
In-Country Staff
Your safety and enjoyment is extremely important to us. That’s why we have dedicated in-country teams to look after you and guide you throughout your tour. Our staff can be reached 24-hours a day and will travel with you throughout your tour to ensure everything is running smoothly, and that you are happy.
24-Hour Emergency Support
In addition to our in-country staff, you will benefit from our international support network. You will be given emergency contact details before you leave which you can call in the event of a crisis. We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Giving Others Similar Travel Opportunities
In order to provide a reliable flow of participants on our tours overseas, we have to spend a chunk of money on recruiting people like you to take part in these amazing experiences. It costs to maintain a website, an office, phone lines and a team of dedicated Travel Advisors to answer all your questions!
Getting There Getting There Getting There
There are quite a few things to consider and to organise before you travel to your chosen destination to take part in your trip or tour with us.

Flights and Insurance
Flights and insurance are not included on your placement which means you will have to arrange them before you leave. But don't panic, this is simpler than you may think! To make life much easier for you, we offer a free, personal booking service through our chosen flights and insurance partner – StudentUniverse, part of Flight Centre. They will guide you every step of the way.

Please only use this service here and do not go into one of their branches as this can complicate things for us.

Browse or book flights using our search engine. Click here to access it.

Alternatively you can call them on 03300 585032 and mention you are considering or are going away with Changing Worlds and let them do the hard work. They will also be able to provide you with adequate travel insurance.

Travelling after your trip with us? Need a round-the-world ticket? Not a problem... just discuss this with them too.

Why are flights not included?
By not including flights in our trips and tours, it avoids us having to pass on unnecessary admin charges to you. This keeps the cost of your trip lower and also means you have the freedom to search around for the lowest fares and most flexible tickets that fit your travel plans. It also means you can benefit from the expertise of our preferred partner.

What happens when flights and insurance are booked?
When you book any trip with us, you will gain access to our online Travel Centre, personalised for you. In here you will have all the information about your trip and how to plan for it, including the contact details for our in-country team and address you will be staying at.

There are also some forms we need you to complete before you depart, covering areas like your dietary requirements, next-of-kin, medical information, flight arrivals details and more.

Do I really need travel insurance?
We take the safety of our travellers very seriously. You must therefore book adequate travel insurance before you come away with us – you simply won’t be able to participate in your trip or tour if you don’t. Although policies vary, your insurance must include emergency medical expenses, personal accident cover, and repatriation. We also recommend that you book baggage, personal liability and cancellation cover.

Some of the countries where we work will require you to have a visa. We provide guidance for this against the Trip Summary tab so you can check whether your nationality requires it. If a visa is required we will provide a letter of invitation, if the embassy requests this, as well as all the relevant information you will need to complete the visa application process. This information is provided after you book with us. With all visa applications it is important that you have sufficient space available in your passport for the relevant visas required for your travels, and that your passport is valid for at least six months after your planned date of return.

Please note we have no control over the issuing of visas and this is at the embassies discretion. We will help wherever possible though.

At least 6 – 8 weeks before your chosen travel date you should visit your local GP or Nomad Travel Clinic to discuss your vaccination and medication requirements. Your medical professional will be able to advise you of any recommended and required vaccinations for your chosen destination(s).You should inform your doctor of all of your destination countries, and what activities you plan on doing, and in which regions you plan to stay while you are there, as different regions and activities have different health risks in some countries.

Some destination countries will require you to produce a certificate of vaccination in order to enter the country, so be sure that you understand any vaccination requirements for your chosen destination, so that you do not have any issues when passing through customs.

Above all you should make sure you are well prepared for your travels, so that you have the best experience possible whilst overseas!
Speak To Us
If you have any questions or would like some more information, simply contact one of our friendly Travel Advisors. You can give us a call, request a call back or drop us an email and they will be able to answer any questions you might have.

Book Your Place
Once you have decided to travel with us, you can secure your place by paying a small deposit. You will then be able to pay the rest of your placement fee in easy-to-manage instalments.

Welcome Pack
Once we have received your deposit, we will send you a welcome email confirming your booking. This will contain your personal login details for your Travel Centre – an online account full of useful information about your destination, you chosen project and all the things you need to do before you depart.

Personal Information
We will ask you to provide some key information to help us create the best overseas experience for you, such as medical and dietary requirements, any previous language lessons you have done, and what you’re hoping to get out of your time abroad. We may also ask you to complete a police background check.

Flights and Insurance
You will need to book your flights and travel insurance before you leave, and then provide us with these details. We do not include flights and insurance in the project fee (to avoid passing on extra admin costs to you) but our partners will help you find the best options around.

Next you will need to get your visa for your trip. British citizens do not require visas unless they are planning to work before or after the course, in which case a Working Holiday Visa will be required. We will also provide you with lots of information to make obtaining your visa very straightforward.
Final Payment
We will ask you for your final payment 90 days before your scheduled departure date. Once paid, you will be ready to pack your bags, grab your passport and get on the plane!
1) Are meals included in this trip? 
Food is an important, so we include meals for the duration of this trip. On Weekdays our team will provide 3 meals per day and on weekends 2 meals per day (Brunch/ Dinner). 

2) What accommodation and support is provided?
Accommodation is provided in our comfortable volunteer houses (shared rooms of 2-4 people) or at a local home-stay, staying with a local family, and in some cases at the project site. You will be provided with a 24/7 emergency number for each respective country on arrival, and you will have the dedicated support from English speaking staff on site. Our in-country team also operates formal helpdesk during working hours for any feedback and questions from our participants.

3) Can a participant book a private room? 
On the whole, the accommodation we provide is twin or four shared, however we do offer those looking for a bit more privacy the opportunity to guarantee their own single room for an extra fee per week (dependant on availability – ask us for details). Just let us know in the comments section of your booking and we will try to make it happen for you! 

4) What ages are allowed on the trip? 
We recommend that those taking part in this trip should be 18+ year olds. For those who are under 18 years old, it is still possible to take part in the trip, we would however need written consent from a parent or legal guardian. Please mention this in the comments section of your booking. 

5) When do trip activities take place? 
The general schedules for this trip runs from Monday to Friday (unless otherwise stated that some weekend work is available) with evenings during the week, and weekends free for travel, excursions and activities. This trip is available all year but please take note that schedule adjustments may occur on certain dates throughout the year, due to the constant evolution of the projects and circumstances beyond our control.

6) When can a participant arrive? 
As part of our in-country service we endeavour to provide an airport pick-up for all participants. A participant should arrive at their arrival airport between 6.00am and 6.00pm on the Sunday of the weekend of their trip start date, and will be met in the airport arrivals by a member of our in-country team or transfer service. Please note that for those arriving on a Saturday, an extra night accommodation charge is due (dependant on availability – ask us for details). Extra nights before or after your trip (Saturday being the last day for the trip) have a cost of £25 per night). Just let us know in the comments section of your booking! 

For those participants unable to arrive on the weekend, but will be arriving after the weekend on a weekday, a £50 transfer charge applies for airport pick-up and transfer to the accommodation site, unless the participant is making their own way to the accommodation location. In all such cases, please make sure we have all information of your arrival in good time before your trip.

7) Where do you pick-up and drop off? 
Return transfers to the airport are not provided, however we do covered your drop-off to the closest main city to your trip location, NOT to the airport. This is due to people having a range of different plans after their trip, and to avoid complications and logistical nightmares, transfers back to the airport are not available. You can expect to pay 300,000 IDR (approx £15) for return transport.  

8) How are participants transported? 
Trip participants should expect to be transferred from the airport to their trip location by public transport (Taxi or Coach). Depending on your chosen trip, trip related transport can vary between minibus, open air cars, boats, and even bicycles. 

9) What level of interactivity is required for this trip? 
We require our participants to be socially active whilst taking part in your trip! This trip incorporates lots of inter-action with the local people and culture, involves some local travel, and our volunteer projects will need you to use initiative the ability to think on your feet. In all cases, our in-country coordinators will be there to guide you and provide 24hr support to ensure everything is running smoothly.

10) Will I need a Visa?

Citizens from a large list of countries, including the UK will required a tourist visa to enter Indonesia (This is referred to as a B-211 Visa)

Tourist visa B-211 terms.
• The visa lasts for 60 days, and is then extendable once in country 4 times every 30 days.

• You cannot apply for the visa until 30 days before your travel to Indonesia 

• A visa is a single entry. If you leave the country before the visa expires, you cannot use this visa again.

• You can apply for the Tourist Visa B-211 through the Indonesian Embassy website in your home country.

Please note, you cannot apply for the Tourist Visa from inside Indonesia. 

Visa B-211 additional requests
You might have to include a bank statement to guarantee availability of funds to cover your expenses whilst in Indonesia. You may also need to provide proof of a return or onward ticket (onward ticket to any destination booked for a date no later than 6 months after your date of entry into Indonesia)

Alternatively, if you are staying in Indonesia for less than 4 weeks you can get an Visa on Arrival at the Indonesian airport for no fee. This visa only lasts 30 days and is not extendable in country. We therefore advise purchasing the 60 day tourist visa if you plan on travelling around Indonesia after your project.  

11) Will I need to pay Airport Tax?
You will be required to pay 200,000 IDR (Approx £10) airport tax on departing Bali.   
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    Susan Tanner , Care Work, Argentina
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