Bali untouched, 12 day tour

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Everything is tweak-able, giving you the freedom to build a unique and personal trip for your chosen date. Upgrade your accommodation for all - or just part - of your trip, slow down the pace with few extra nights here and there or add a few more active adventures along the way
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Responsible tourism: Bali untouched, 12 day tour

Environment

Our fishing trip in Lovina is run by local fisherman and using hand and line methods ensures that they are only able to catch a small amount of fish at a time helping to manage quotas. This trip is a great way to support the local fishermen in the area as fishing is their main source of income.

We also encourage our clients to set a good example to the local community by taking rubbish with them and disposing of it responsibly, as we are aware of the rubbish issue in Indonesia.

We provide our clients with a 'how to be a responsible traveller' information page to teach them how to use as little water or energy as possible.

Our environmental policy begins at home - in our Brighton office we have a strict recycling system and work closely with a local recycling company to ensure we are on track. Last year we saved the equivalent of 15 trees and we are working hard to increase this. All our paper is then bought from the recycling company closing the circle.

Community

All of the accommodation we use is locally owned and small scale, meaning we are directly supporting the country's economy and local people. We recommend our clients to try local restaurants and businesses, hence only including accommodation with breakfast giving our guests the opportunity to try and support the local restaurants and food stalls.

The local fishing trip is run by a local fisherman who fishing is his sole business so we are supporting the local community.

We are constantly revising our itineraries based on information we receive on the ground and from guests. For example, Lovina it is a popular place for dolphin spotting, however after a recent inspection we found this was unethical as there were too many boats surrounding the dolphins.

The home stay is a great way to provide income for the local community, by sharing cultures and experiences, and allowing the hosts to earn income which they may not otherwise have. We encourage guests to respect traditions and customs by sending them information in our 'Know Before You Go' about these.

We work with local partners who provide above minimum wage for all employees, use qualified guides, and have energy saving policies in place which match our values.

Our local partners also support local villages in Indonesia, and strive to find local programs which give a great insight into the the local culture and community.

In our 'Know Before You Go' we provide lots of helpful information for the client on what to wear, how to act, and useful phrases to get by so they will get a warm welcome from the local community.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Waking up at our luxurious Ubud accommodation to a glorious view of green rice fields - a welcome oasis of calm amid the bustling streets.
We also loved the Ubud Bali Bike tour through the countryside visiting a school and a traditional Balinese family compound, the snorkelling trip to Menjangan Island in West Bali National Park where we were lucky to see turtles and a 'trek' through the rainforest in Belimbing with a knowledgeable guide pointing out medicinal plans, fruits and wildlife.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Be aware of how long it takes to cross the island by taxi and be clear with your guide and/driver if they suggest detours to roadside cafes, photo-stops and shops that you don't want to take! However, be flexible - being stuck in a traffic jam allowed us to see a traditional Temple procession with Gamalan players which was great - with no road rage at all!


3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Our tour was booked through a UK based operator who strive to ensure trips are sustainable and responsible as well as authentic. They use local businesses, contribute to educational projects which help the communities.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent value for money and well organized; gave us a real insight and an ideal introduction to Balinese culture.

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