Bali Trek FAQ!
When is the trip?
The trip is from 12th to 17th 2015 (6D5N). We will be meeting at Changi Airport on 12th Dec at 1pm, our flight leaves at 3:20pm. We leave Bali at 10:45am on 17th Dec and return to Singapore that day at around 1:25pm.
Where will we be visiting?
This adventure will take you through the ancient lands of Bali, where you’ll have breakfast at Mt Batur watching the sun rise, trek through the charming rice fields of Singaraja, take a plunge in the hidden Kembar waterfall pools and be Robinson Crusoe for a day camping under starry night sky at Nusa Penida! We will then recharge with a day of exploring Kuta, or you may choose to go all out at Waterbom, Bali’s famous water theme park! (Note: Own expense)
What is the difficulty rating of this trek?
3 out of 5 stars. The climb up Mt Batur, while in the dark, is not a long one (2-3hrs, 1717m) so we can afford to take adequate breaks. The trail is well-worn and not hard to follow. Trekking through the Singaraja Rice Fields will be a breeze and a night’s camping will ease you into the great outdoors and we hope you’ll love it as much as we do!
How much does this trip cost? What does the cost include?
The estimated cost of this trek is $700 SGD (dependent on airfare price). Costs include return airfare, accommodation in Ubud and Kuta, local transport and guide fees, as well as most meals. Members of NUS Rovers are eligible for a $5 discount.You will however be advised to bring along some money for personal expenses.
How many participants will there be on this trek?
There will be 15-18 participants, including 3 committee members.
What is the brief itinerary?
Day 1 (12 Dec): 3:20pm flight from Singapore to Bali. Bus to Ubud. Rest at homestay for the night. Day 2 (13 Dec): Wake up early to visit Water Temple, trek through Singaraja Rice Fields, plunge into Kembar waterfalls. Day 3 (14 Dec): Rise early for sunrise summit of Mt Batur. Relax at hotsprings after descent. Rest for the day at Homestay or explore Ubud town. Day 4 (15 Dec): Bus ride from Ubud to jetty where we’ll take a ferry to Nusa Penida. Island activities (think: discovering hidden pools, snorkelling and campfire!). Camp overnight. Day 5 (16 Dec): Depart for Kuta. We will spend the rest of the day exploring the town, do some shopping or maybe go to Waterbom! Overnight in Kuta. Day 6 (17 Dec): We’ll rise early and prepare to head home. Flight to Singapore will be 10:45 am and arrive home by 1:25pm.
Will there be a local guide?
Yes, there will be guides from NEWbali, an acclaimed adventour operator.
Where will we be spending our nights?
Our first 3 nights will be spent at a lovely Balinese homestay, and our last night will be spent camping on our own private beach at Nusa Penida Island! The last night will be spent in Kuta, Bali’s famous beach town, where you can kick back and relax after the trek.
How and where will we be having our meals?
Meals will be provided either by the tour operator or at the homestay, with some exceptions. Participants will be informed during the pre-trek briefing (so as to plan how much money to bring along).
Will there be shower facilities?
Showers will be available at the homestay. We’ll refresh ourselves in the natural pool at Nusa Penida, but will be able to shower once we leave the next day for Kuta.
How is this trek different from the others?
This trek will be relatively easier, because no long or hard climbs are involved. Activities are also more varied, with some water activities. We’ll also be camping outdoors!
What will the weather be like?
The weather is expected to be cool, as Bali is heading into its January monsoon season but fret not, we’ll be refreshing ourselves in a natural swimming pool, drinking straight out of coconuts!
Will there be a wet weather plan?
In the event of rain, the Trek I/C, Safety Officer, along with the local guides will decide if we are able to carry on with the planned activity.
Can I purchase my own airfare?
Yes! The price of the trek will then be $500SGD. Do let us know when you sign up!