Discover the best of Balinese nature, culture, and beaches on this unforgettable 10-day adventure. For the first half of the trip, you'll base yourself in Ubud, going on excursions to hike around rice terraces, cycle through villages, and visit the region's famous temples. Then you'll continue on the journey with a sunrise trek to the top of Mount Batur and a detour to Tanah Lot, a magnificent Balinese sea temple. Spend the last part of the trip in the lively resort town of Seminyak, the perfect jumping-off point for a boat cruise and snorkeling trip around the idyllic island of Nusa Lembongan.
Wise Steps Travel
Wise Steps Travel is one of the pioneers of responsible, educational and accessible travel in Indonesia. Our passion is to organize unique and meaningful experiences where you dive into the real life of a society and all that it has to offer. By bringing people together and to extraordinary places we want to be a driver for positive change within the tourism industry to protect the natural and cultural diversity of Wonderful Indonesia.
From all profits generated by Wise Steps Travel we reinvest 10% in educational activities and contribute to local organizations where it is needed the most.
Featured trips & expertise
In eight days, enjoy breathtaking views over active volcanoes, learn about traditional customs in rural villages, and discover a range of biodiversity from mountain peaks to marshy plateaus. You'll experience contemporary life in Yogyakarta, explore calderas, and wander centuries-old Buddhist and Hindu temples along the way. Experience the best of East and Central Java.
From snorkeling with coral sharks to sleeping in a traditional cone-shaped hunt, this week-long itinerary is full of off-the-beaten-path adventures. You'll explore western Flores and the Komodo Archipelago, accompanied by knowledgeable local guides and rangers. Work your way through rugged terrain to secluded caves and remote villages, overnighting in local homes and breaking bread with locals. Then embark on a three-day boat trip through the Komodo archipelago that features jungle hikes, wildlife-viewing walks, and underwater excursions where you'll have the chance to snorkel with colorful fish.
This family-friendly week-long itinerary highlights Indonesia's North Sulawesi Island and combines cultural exploration with adventure. Accompanied by an English-speaking guide, you begin your trip in Manado, working your way through the region and on to Tangkoko National Park before exploring Bunaken Island off the coast of Manado. You will hike still-active volcanoes, paddle down rapids to waterfalls, observe endemic Sulawesi wildlife, and snorkel thriving coral reefs.
Step out of modern life and onto a cruise around the Lesser Sunda Islands. You'll spend two weeks lounging on deserted beaches, visiting wooden stilt-house villages, hiking volcanoes, and more. The best part? You'll be traveling from Lombok to Flores via Sumbawa and the Komodo Archipelago in style, aboard a traditional Indonesian boat.
Recent Trip Reviews for Wise Steps Travel
I’m so happy with the Bali service of kimkim ... · Indonesia - Nov 24 - Nov 30, 2019
I’m so happy with the Bali service of kimkim it’s beyond words! My guide Yohanes & driver showed me Bali the way I always wanted to see it. They were amazing!
Bali is beautiful and I really enjoyed the different places visited. · Indonesia - Aug 22 - Aug 30, 2019
Bali is beautiful and I really enjoyed the different places visited. The choice of the location was great because the sceneries was very different at each places.
I greatly enjoyed the accommodations at each of the location. They were very comfortable and well located. Having a guide and a driver was very convenient and time effective for our vacations.
The Gili's beaches and the sunrise hike at Mt Batur was probably some of the highlights of the trip.
I also highly enjoyed swimming in... read more
Highlights of Bali · Indonesia - Aug 22 - Aug 30, 2019
Nadia, our specialist, was very helpful in booking our trip to Bali. After a couple of messages, we had a fantastic trip plan ready to book. She also helped us during our trip with recommendations and booking transportations for an extra person who joined last minute.
Our guide John and driver Benny were fabulous. They took us everywhere on the itinerary and even included extra stops. It was a lot of fun visiting Bali. They were very knowledgeable and flexible. Skipping an activity,... read more
Raja ampat? · Indonesia - Apr 20 - Apr 26, 2019
Like previous trips, everything was great and handled expertly by our KimKim team (Nadia). Everything went according to plan and all recommendations were spot on and excellent. Nadia event went the extra mile for us in helping get a stranded bag to us at the airport during a tight connection. I would recommend KimKim to anyone who wants the help of a travel expert and all details taken care of. Great product!!
Java · Indonesia - Jan 16 - Jan 16, 2019
Our guide Tony and driver Daniel were fabulous. They took care of everything we needed and wanted. For example we had never had the opportunity to taste durian. Daniel knew a particular fruit stand that sold the best. He drove us through heavy traffic to find it. Tony made sure the fruit vendor sold us a tree ripened fruit. It was a very interesting taste. They recommended restaurants for us to try and took us there to compare menus. One evening we went to see the classical dance. It was... read more
Bali With Sarah · Indonesia - Oct 12 - Oct 20, 2018
Ayu was so helpful and professional in booking our trip to Bali. With all the information available online, it is overwhelming to know where to go or what to do. She gave us invaluable information on which beach city was the least touristy and helped us come up with an itinerary that minimized travel time. Our Guide Leni and Driver Mady were so warm, personable and helpful throughout our trip. It was an amazing experience.
day trip birding for each of the 2 days · Indonesia - Aug 23 - Aug 23, 2018
We had a wonderful visit to the Botanical Gardens on Bali with Susan the bird guide who accompanied us was impressive with her knowledge of the bird song enabling us to have some really wonderful views of the birds.
The arrangements worked very well, we were collected promptly from our hotel by the taxi, had a lovely lunch in a local restuarant and enjoyed our visit to the local fruit amd vegetable market.
Overall it was a very enjoyable day.
Honeymoon · Indonesia - Aug 19 - Aug 22, 2018
I only had a few days to plan my trip. Despite my time constraints and our travel plans being in high season, our trip went very smoothly. They ensured there was ample time to travel between places. There were a few pleasant surprises put in for us. We had our honeymoon planned with Wise Steps Travel and all of our accomodations are arranged with cute and small romantic touches.
We had honeymoon pictures taken in Bali, the photographers recommended to us were professional and very friendly people.
As Leni said before we left. We left our hearts here in Bali.
Must sees in Bali · Indonesia - Jul 7 - Jul 12, 2018
Had a terrific experience with Ayu and also with Leni our tour guide and driver. I have some feedback which is given with the intent to help you in the future with travellers visiting Bali and how to better serve them!!
(1) Travel Truama is a real thing in Bali - it takes a very long time - on average 60 - 120 minutes to get from one temple or sight to Ubud or to another temple or sight.
(2) On Day One - we saw two temples: Tirta Empul and Gunung Kawi and were meant to go to Tegalalang and... read more