Women only tour to Bali
Bali at a glance
Think gorgeous tropical beaches and a deep spiritual culture – that’s Bali. With instagrammable views, the freshest fruits you’ll ever eat and relaxing days on the beach, you won’t want to leave!
Start in Ubud, home to waterfalls and traditional dance. We explore rice paddies and volcanoes before hopping on a boat to the Gili Islands! We soak up the shopping and nightlife in Canggu before saying farewell to our new friends.
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Bali has a consistent climate for most of the year. However, the rainy season (usually October–March) brings frequent downpours. The good news is that these rainy bursts don’t last long, and it is usually still warm.
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Enjoy our hand-picked, premium accommodation combining the best of design, location and comfort.
WELCOME TO BALI!
Airport pickup & welcome dinner
Welcome to Bali! We will pick you up from the airport. Our driver will meet you at the Golden Bird Lounge and bring you to our gorgeous hotel in Ubud. It’s best to arrive before 3pm to have plenty of time to meet the group at 5pm, and tuck into a traditional Balinese feast for your welcome dinner. Meals: dinner
TAMPAKSIRING AND UBUD
Make a Balinese offering and visit a holy Water Temple
We start the day with alongside Balinese women, learning how to make a traditional flower offering (Canang sari). Offerings have deep cultural meanings and are a part of a Balinese woman’s everyday life. After you make your own offering, we’ll be invited into a private family temple for a mini-lesson about the symbolism of the statues and alters found inside. We’ll enjoy a traditional Balinese lunch overlooking a lush jungle view. Later, we visit one of the most holy temples in Bali for purification: Tirta Empul which loosely translates to ‘water gushing from the earth’. It has history that can be traced back to 926 AD! Meals: breakfast and lunch
Walk along the Campuhan Ridge, visit KIM and explore Ubud Center
Our day starts with a lovely morning walk along Campuhan Ridge overlooking jungle and endless rice fields. The path brings us to Ubud Center, where we visit KIM Women’s Centre. KIM has an overall goal of facilitating female empowerment and gender equality for Balinese women and girls through job skills training and support programs. Most importantly, the women’s centre provides a safe haven for divorced women, who are generally highly stigmatized and ostracized in the community. We’ll have a well-earned lunch followed by free time in Ubud center. Now is a great time to visit the Monkey Forest and do some shopping! Meals: breakfast and lunch
Blangsinga Waterfall & traditional cooking class
Put your bathing suits on and charge your camera because we will be going to Blangsinga Waterfall, a stunning impromptu photoshoot location and swim spot surrounded by plants and natural stone. In the afternoon, we unlock the secrets of authentic Balinese cooking in a fully equipped community village kitchen. Our friend and incredible cook, Puspa, expertly guides us on how to prepare a traditional meal which we will enjoy together at the end. Meals: breakfast and dinner
JATILUWIH RICE TERRACES
Jatiluwih Village Walk & Batukaru Temple
Jatiluwih Rice Terraces is a nominated UNESCO World Heritage site, and it’s our first stop of the day! We’ll visit Batukaru Temple, a sacred place to the Balinese. It sits 1300 meters above sea level and is surrounded by cool natural forests, providing a pleasant sightseeing stopover for nature lovers. Enjoy some solo time walking through the village and rice fields. Meals: breakfast and lunch. | Drive time: 3.5 hours
Speed boat transfer, solo beach time on the island!
This morning we have a scenic drive to Padang Bai to board a speedboat over to Gili Trawangan. Depending on the weather conditions we’ll aim to arrive by lunchtime. Once we set foot on sandy shores, the day is yours to explore! Relax by the pool or bar, stretch out over a yoga class, or choose a treatment in the spa. Note that if weather conditions are extreme, fast boat transfers are all cancelled. In this case we may re-route to overnight at Candidasa. Gili Trawangan is a gorgeous, slower paced island. Part of its allure is that there are no motorized vehicles. If you need help carrying luggage, porters are available for a small fee. Meals: breakfast
GILI TRAWANGAN AND SMALL ISLANDS
Snorkeling trip, simple lunch & solo time to explore
Today is all about the sea! We will have a boat for the day to explore the turquoise waters of nearby small islands, snorkel with the fish and turtles, and even see some underwater statues. Lunch will be on board the boat, and you will have the evening free to enjoy the village or hotel. Meals breakfast, lunch
SOLO DAY ON GILI TRAWANGAN
Solo time, BBQ dinner & cocktails
It’s a beachy, solo kind of day today. You can do whatever you feel like whether that’s renting a bike to explore the island, relaxing with a good book or a delightful massage, snorkelling or heading out for a scuba dive. In the evening, we will meet back up for a barbecue dinner and cocktails and swap stories of the day. Meals: breakfast and dinner
Speed boat transfer & solo time
We say goodbye to the beautiful Gili Islands and hello to Canggu! We’ll jump on another speedboat back to Bali and check into our resort by the beach around 3pm. There is free time for you to take a massage or cool off poolside with a cocktail, stroll the boutique shops of Canggu or have a massage. Meals: breakfast
Visit a local temple, beach blessing & farewell dinner at Tagu
Canggu has it all from beautiful beaches, posh sea side lounges, great shopping, and stellar restaurants. Sleep in this morning (or go for a surf!) and explore in the afternoon. Your leader will be around to show you her favorite spots, but getting a little lost is always fun. In the late afternoon, we will visit a local temple for a blessing ceremony with a Balinese priest (mangku) –everyone will receive a blessing. This involves wearing the traditional sash and sarong and being lightly splashed with holy water as the Mangku chants the blessing. Our farewell dinner tonight is at one of our favorite restaurants. Meals: breakfast, dinner
GOODBYE - FOR NOW
We say goodbye today, but not before we have made future travel plans with new friends! Check out is at 11am, and the airport is only 30 minutes away. Share a ride with a fellow traveler if you like. Your leader will help you arrange it. Meals: breakfast
Our accommodation is hand-picked to give you the best combination of comfort, location, and style. These are photos from our collection of favorite villas and resorts to give you a sense of the accommodation you can expect with us. All of our accommodation is premium, comfortable and many have beautiful views of prime locations.
Enter a lush oasis of manicured gardens overlooking a stunning panorama of verdant paddy fields, refreshing pool, and a sacred temple that is aged more than 100 years old. This hotel is sophisticated and rejuvenating – the perfect base to explore the cultural and natural offerings of Ubud
Vila Ombak, Gili T
The first international four-star hotel on the island, Vila Ombak boasts stunning views of Lombok rolling hills, Mount Rinjani and the other Gili islands.
Resort Ashta, Canggu
Cotton candy skies + rooftop pool views = this gorgeous resort! Ashta is within walking distance of both the beach and center of town. Trendy and spacious, this resort is luxe yet still comfortable and welcoming.
Arrival: Bali Ngurah Rai Denpasar Airport (code DPS) anytime between 8:00am and 5:00pm on tour start date
- We will have an airport transfer waiting for you at the airport, when you arrive during the above arrival window. The transfer will take you from the airport to our group hotel in Ubud.
- If you arrive a day or two early, the airport transfer is not included. Please email us directly if you book flights outside this window so we can assist with the procedure.
Departure: Bali Ngurah Rai Denpasar Airport (code DPS) anytime after 12:00pm (noon) on tour end date
- Visa fees if applicable
- Travel insurance (mandatory)
- Airport drop off
Most nationalities are able to travel to Indonesia and Bali without a visa for a maximum stay of 30 days, including the USA. Please check the Indonesia visa requirements for your nationality before making travel arrangements.
The itinerary is subject to change due for any reason – weather, unexpected cancellations, impromptu local opportunities, or surprise additions.
All bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.
Comprehensive travel insurance is mandatory or you may be refused to join the tour. See our guide for help choosing a plan.
Our tours are comfortable and very inclusive with premium accommodation. This means you can pack a little lighter. In fact, you will be carrying your own bags to the lobby or at the airport, and you will need to be able to manage.
What our travelers say
A renewed sense of independence
“[This] trip gave me a renewed sense of independence. The travelers where so positive, supportive and also available to lend a helping hand…” Trudy W. | Bali
one of the best trips of my life
“One of the best trips of my life! I’ve already booked Egypt with you guys.” Aihee R. | Bali
wonderful sense of community
“There’s a wonderful sense of community that comes from experiencing new cultures with a diverse group of strong women who share a love of travel.” Eileen G. | Bali
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