based on 10 nights inc. flights & selected experiences
* Pricing is a guideline only and excludes special offers. Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
International economy flights and taxes from the UK
Price based on a family of 4 travelling.
This itinerary provides something for the whole family on land and sea, from mountain biking and horse riding to surfing and snorkelling
Explore Bali's central highlands and its buzzing south coast
It includes a huge array of soft adventure activities suited to the whole family
Enjoy unique cultural experiences of traditional Sumbanese life at Nihi Sumba Island
Straddling the equator, Indonesia tends to have a fairly even climate year-round. Rather than four seasons, Indonesia has two – dry (between May to September) and wet (between October to April) – and there are no extremes of temperature between winter and summer. In most parts of Indonesia, the wet season falls between October and April and the dry season between May and September. December and January see Bali at its most humid and rain tends to come in sudden tropical downpours, but it can also rain for more prolonged periods.
Indonesia offers a wealth of activities for families, with this itinerary specifically designed for those with teenage children seeking out some serious soft-adventure on both land and sea. From eye-opening cultural excursions, snorkelling, and volcano biking in Bali to a luxury beach retreat offering hiking, fishing, surfing and horse-riding, there is plenty to keep all the family entertained.
Upon arrival in Bali, you will be met by your private guide and driver and transferred to your hotel overlooking Ubud’s famed rice terraces. The following day, we have included a snorkelling excursion to Blue Lagoon. Ideal for families, Blue Lagoon is one of Bali’s most beautiful snorkelling spots with lots of shallow reefs perfect for spotting an array of marine-life.
The rest of your time in Ubud is at your leisure to fill as you wish. Suggestions of activities and excursions we can arrange include hiking, cycling, white-water rafting, street-food excursions, cooking classes, temple visits or you choose simply unwind and enjoy the spoils of your hotel.
Today you will be driven to Bali’s airport in time to catch a short flight to the island of Sumba, home to the luxurious property of Nihi Sumba. A luxury eco beach retreat, Nihi Sumba has something for all the family. Alongside a two and a half kilometre beach and a truly unique ‘spa safari’ experience, Nihi Sumba offers horse-riding, fishing, kite-surfing, yoga, watersports, mountain biking and some of the best surfing waves in Indonesia. There are also opportunities to immerse yourself in the island’s rich ancient culture with visits to local villages and markets. Your time here is entirely at your leisure to try as much of the hotel’s experiences and activities as you wish.
Fly back to Bali for the final stop on your Indonesian family adventure to enjoy three nights in the vibrant area of Seminyak on Bali’s south coast. Included during your stay is an exhilarating mountain bike adventure on the slopes of Bali’s Mount Batur on specially designed bikes with fat tyres that help you traverse the rocky volcanic terrain. The rest of your time is at your leisure to enjoy watersports, browse the upmarket boutiques of Seminyak or sample some of Indonesia’s finest restaurants on your doorstep.
Amankila's beach club offers complimentary activities such as hobie cats, paddle boards, boogie boards and fishing rods. Head down there for the morning or afternoon and make the most of this exhilarating beach location.
Aman XII and Aman XVI are traditional boats that take inspiration from original Jukungs, which are Balinese outriggers. Cruise, either early in the morning or later in the afternoon, along Bali's glorious eastern coast.
Make use of Amankila's fully suspended mountain bikes today. The trip starts with a short drive to a carefully selected site, and from here you'll cycle along quiet rural roads and paths with your guide.
Eastern Bali is fantastic for diving and there's numerous dive sites for you to explore. Head to Blue Lagoon/Tanjung Sari, Nusa Peninda, Gili Mimpang or even Manta Point. The experts at Amankila will recommend the best depending on your experience.
Enjoy an exhilarating rafting experience on Telaga Waja River in Karangasem, perfect for those wanting a fast paced activity.
Bali is renowned for its spectacular surf breaks and year round accessible waves. Enjoy a surfing experience at Amankila that's suitable for all levels from beginners to advanced.
The hills surrounding Amankila are completely unspoiled and provide a perfect location for trekking, whether you are looking for a short walk or a much longer trek. Your guide from Amankila will accompany you.
Enjoy a foodie experience like no other during this street food tour through Denpasar. Meet with a food expert who will guide you through the different culinary delights of Indonesia.
Explore Bali's temples and surrounding landscape in a Volkswagen convertible. Take your classic car to Pura Kehan and Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple complexes near Bangli town and bamboo enshrouded Penglipuran and on to arts and crafts villages near Ubud.
Take a day to explore northern Bali, taking in the central highlands, the famous market at Candi Kuning, Ulun Danu temple, the sacred hot springs at Banjar, Lovina town for lunch and the former Dutch capital, Singaraja before visiting Gitgit waterfall.
At Nihi Sumba Island, Sumbanese horses from the Sandlewood Stables can be ridden across the island from beach to bush routes by riders of all levels of experience. Local guides and the resident horse whisperer will get you ready for your adventure.
Visit the Mother Temple of Bali and witness some of the region's best views on this full day trip of temple culture and traditional arts and crafts. See examples of batik, wood carving and the work of silver and gold-smiths.
Discover the Sumba Foundation, the philanthropic arm to Nihi Sumba Island. The Sumba Foundation has had an incredible impact across the island, enriching lives of local people. Learn all about the work and find out how you can help.
Spend half a day with Rivers, Oceans, Lands and Ecology (R.O.L.E) Foundation, which is based in southern Bali. This environmental organisation educates local people on environmental awareness as well as women's empowerment.
Visit one of Bali's most remote areas and explore on a 7km trek through rice paddies and plantations. Find the hidden and sacred Benben Waterfall and then at 4pm you will be dressed in Balinese national dress and taken to a jungle temple.
Float through the centre of Wanukaka Village past buffalos and daily Sumbanese life during the green season or along the 2.5km of Nihi Sumba Island's private beach. A fun and simple way to exercise either standing or kneeling on the board.
The west coast of Sumba is often referred to as a surfer's paradise and the team at the Nihi Sumba Island Boathouse is well known for successfully getting beginners to surf "Occy's Left", the resort's best wave.
The landscape of Sumba is a joy to explore and Nihi Sumba Island offers trekking routes to many of its most beautiful spots where guests can have a well-deserved lunch under a waterfall, between private beaches or overlooking verdant rice paddies.
Travel through Bedugal's central highlands and past Lake Beratan on this full day adventure across Bali. Witness awe-inspiring views of Lake Buyan and Lake Tamblingan before arriving at spectacular Tanah Lot in time for an unforgettable sunset.
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