The following excursions and/or activities are usually available and may be arranged locally. Estimated costs are provided below for guidance only, are on a per person basis unless shown otherwise, and may depend on the number of participants. Prices quoted are correct as of the date these tour notes were originally issued but may change at any time due to currency fluctuations.
Please note: These activities are booked and paid for direct with the supplier and do not form part of your Explore holiday contract.
A selection of optional activities are listed below to help you budget for your Family adventure. Whilst the basic tour price you pay before you travel includes a great selection of highlights, we have also built in free time to allow you the flexibility to choose from a carefully selected range of additional excursions and activities or take time to relax, the choice is yours. At certain destinations along the way there may be several options to choose from and it may not be possible to fit all the activities in; your Explore Leader will be able to give advice on which are the most suitable for your family.
Day 2: Bali - Surf lesson.
This introductory course covers theory about the basics of surfing, safety essentials, surf awareness, board characteristics, paddling and standing up. You will get to practice these new skills and catch your first small waves. For more confident surfers there are advanced courses are available. Lesson starts at 10am and lasts 2.5 hours. IDR 567,000 per person (approx £32)
Day 2: Bali - Bike tour of Ubud.
Explore the beautiful island of Bali on two wheels. Riding past lush rice terraces, historic temples, villages and breakfast overlooking Mt Batur an active volcano. Full day tour, includes an early pick up from your hotel. IDR 500,000 per person (approx £28), lunch included.
Day 2: Southern Bali
Afternoon tour including the Hindu temple complex at Uluwatu and dinner at a beachfront seafood restaurant on Jimbaran Bay. IND 600,000 per person (approx £33), dinner included.
Day 2: Bali - further options are available including a cultural tour of East Bali and a dedicated spiritual temple tour, please speak to your Explore leader for full details.
Day 7: Ruteng. Ninety minute traditional Indonesian massage. IND 190,000 (approx £10)
The region is tropical (humid) and days can be very hot. Casual clothes are the most practical, whilst tight fitting garments should be avoided. Please bring long skirts, trousers and shirts to cover yourself fully in order to respect local sensibilities and please bear in mind that short shorts are generally unacceptable. If you have a white shirt or blouse please bring it along for the temple experience, but this is not compulsary. Bring some warmer layers for the time spent at higher altitudes. Light rain gear and/or an umbrella is excellent in sticky, tropical conditions. A sunhat is essential as is swimwear. Long trousers and loose tops in light neutral colours are recommended for the Komodo walking safaris.
Luggage: On tour
One main piece and a daypack. Remember, you are expected to carry your own luggage - so don't overload yourself.
Binoculars for wildlife viewing, torch, water bottle, insect repellent, high factor suncream (at least factor 15), good quality sunglasses and a lip salve with sun protection. You may also wish to bring your own snorkel and mask for snorkelling off Pink Beach.
At your discretion you might also consider tipping your Tour Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.
Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognized part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided.
Accordingly you should allow approx. £35 for gratuities for local staff.
International Departure Taxes
Airport taxes for exiting Lombok from the International Airport is Rp 150,000 rupiah for international flights.