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Plus Size Travel Too x Bali October 2020

October 26, 2019 No Comments

Plus Size Travel Too x Bali October 2020

October 26, 2019 No Comments

SURPRISE!! I’m only going and bloody hosting a Plus Size Travel Too trip to Bali next year 🤭🌴☀️

It’s been a long time in the works but after lots of planning, gadventures and I have put together the perfect 9-day Bali itinerary for Plus Size travellers. Travelling from Kuta to Gili T, you will have a chance to explore Bali’s famous temples, swim with sea turtles whilst snorkelling and go island hopping for a few adventurous days. With incredible experiences and great company, I honestly can’t wait to host the trip of a lifetime 🙌🏻

Having been to Bali in the past I know how scary it can be to navigate as a plus size traveller. Although at times difficult, I still had an incredible time and I would love to share that experience with you using all of the tips and tricks I learnt during my first visit.

Working together with gadventures, we have made sure that the Plus Size Travel Too x Bali trip is 100% accessible to plus size travellers. This means plenty of space on the bus, accessible activities, no small hostel beds and lots of free time to recover from the heat. 

The Details

Dates: 23rd – 31st October (although it is recommended you stay at least 1 day before and 1 day after)

Cost: £599 (this does not include your airfare to and from Bali)

Airport: Densapar, Bali

Accommodation: Budget hotels, based on twin sharing

Tour Transport: 32-seater bus for a maximum of 16 travellers

Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners included

The Itinerary

Day 1 Kuta
Arrive at any time.

Tonight, get to know your group on your first night out together. Hit up the Sky Garden Bar and Restaurant happy hour for unlimited food, unlimited drinks — and unlimited fun.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Welcome Moment Meet Your CEO, Me and Your Group

Hotel: Zest Hotel Legian 

Day 2 Kuta
Today, take it easy in beachside Kuta. Take a surf lesson (which you can book ahead of time), relax on the beach, or head to one of the nearby towns. Tonight, take in the town’s nightlife on the dancefloor or by the waves at a beachside bar.

Meals included: Breakfast

Hotel: Zest Hotel Legian 

Day 3 Kuta/Kubutambahan
It’s off to Kubutambahan today. Breathe in the beautiful scenery before stopping for lunch en route. Tonight, soak in the views and lush jungle vibes and watch the sunset over the lush landscape.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment Bali Community Training Lunch Program

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Hotel: Taman Bali

Day 4 Kubutambahan
Get ready to liven up your tastebuds with a Balinese cooking lesson. After, you can trek around the village, visit a waterfall, swim in a natural spring, or stop by a nearby dragon fruit farm.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Hotel: Taman Bali

Day 5 Kubutambahan/Ubud
This morning’s free for you to explore or relax. Later, check out Ubud and visit Pura Taman Saraswati, a Balinese Hindu temple with stunning lotus ponds. Both spots are perfect for photo ops!

Meals included: Breakfast

Hotel: MaxOne Hotel

Day 6 Ubud
Today is full of possibilities. Stop by the monkey forest, a sanctuary for the long-tailed Balinese monkey, before checking out more of Ubud.

Take a yoga class, relax with a massage, try babi guling (whole roast suckling pig), visit the holy springs of Tirta Empul to cleanse your body and spirit, and be sure to save some room for some delicious healthy eats — they’re abundant here. Tonight, wrap up your time in Ubud with a traditional Kecak dance performance.

Meals included: Breakfast

Hotel: MaxOne Hotel

Day 7 Ubud/Gili Trawangan
It’s off to the beautifully laid-back island of Gili Trawangan today. Slow it all down with relaxing at a beachfront bar, stopping for photos at the Gili Trawangan swing, and — best of all — enjoying walking around freely (the island doesn’t allow motorized vehicles). The rest of the day is yours to explore.

Meals included: Breakfast

Hotel: Gili Amor Boutique Resort 

Day 8 Gili Trawangan
Spend another day in paradise. Explore the island by bicycle, swim with the turtles or just kick back on the beach. Don’t forget to catch your last marvellous sunset of the trip on the west side of the island, before celebrating the end of an amazing journey together with your group tonight.

Meals included: Breakfast

Hotel: Gili Amor Boutique Resort 

Day 9 Gili Trawangan
Today, it’s time to say goodbye to your group of newfound friends as the tour ends. Be sure to sneak in some last-minute photos and cheers before you head on your way.

Meals included: Breakfast

I’ll personally be staying a couple of extra nights on Gili Trawangan, and going out for Halloween on the 31st. You’re all more than welcome to book an extra few nights and join me!

For a more detailed itinerary* with all of the optional extras, you can visit this site here.

*I will also be putting together some group suggestions for the free time.

How Do I Book?

If you want to book a space on the Plus Size Travel Too x Bali trip, all you need to do is call gadventures on 0207 313 6953.

You need to quote 1513195 in order to access the booking.

You can either pay the £200 deposit or pay the trip off in one go. The final balance is due 90 days before the tour starts.

Once you have booked, send me an email at [email protected] to let me know. 

Q & A

How Many Spaces Are There? 

There are 16 spaces on the trip altogether.

Is It Just For Women Or Can I Bring My Husband?

Absolutely everyone is welcome! If your partner or a friend wants to come too, that’s 100% okay!

What Currency Do I Need?

You will need Indonesian Rupiah, which should be ordered at least two weeks in advance.

When Should I Arrive?

The tour starts on the 23rd of October, so I would recommend arriving on the 22nd at the latest.

Although you can arrive during the day on 23rd, chances are you’re going to need a little bit of time to recover from the long flight. 

How Do I Get To The Welcome Hotel? 

If you’re staying the night before I would recommend booking a night at either the welcome hotel or something nearby in Kuta or Seminyak.

Once you arrive at the airport you have a number of different options when it comes to getting to the Kuta area.

  1. You can prebook your transfer with gadventures.
  2. You can prebook your transfer with a driver.
  3. You can catch a taxi as soon as you arrive (most expensive option).

The journey is roughly 30 minutes from Densapar airport.

How Do I Get From Gili T at the end of the trip? 

The trip ends on an island so in order to fly home, you need to make your way back to Bali by boat.

This cost is not included in your gadventures tour so I would recommend factoring it into your budget. You can book with gadventures for £80 or book online for roughly £35. You need to book the fast boat from Gili Trawangan to Padang Bai. Once you get to Pangang Bai, you can explore more of Bali or head straight to the airport.

What Are The Hotels Like? Do You Have To Share A Room?

As this is a budget trip the hotels reflect that, HOWEVER, budget hotels in Bali are pretty incredible and all of the hotels on our trip are absolutely gorgeous!

Yes, the price is based on twin sharing. If you want to choose who you share with, I’m more than happy to accommodate that.

Do You Get Any Free Time?

Yes! There will be plenty of free time for you to fit in the activities you want to do. Whether it’s visiting the latest instagramable cafe or spending the afternoon on the beach, there will be lots of time when you can separate from the group.

What Types Of Activities Are There?

The activities include Monkey Forest, a Balinese cooking class, snorkelling, lots of temples, island hopping and the famous rice terraces.

Do I Need A Visa?

If you have a UK passport, you do not need a visa to enter Indonesia for visits of up to 30 days. If you’re travelling to Indonesia for more than 30 days, you should apply for a visa before you travel.

If you’re travelling from another country, please check the visa requirements.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Bali authorities are becoming a lot stricter when it comes to immigration so if you have a damaged passport, you might not be allowed to board your flight. Please bear this in mind.

How Do You Travel Around Bali?

We will be travelling by bus across the island until the last few days where we’ll get a boat to Gili T.

The bus is a 32 seater and with just 16 guests on the trip, each person is guaranteed to have enough space to feel comfortable.

The longest journey is a maximum of 3 hours, depending on traffic.

The bout journey is 1.5 hours to 2 hours (it can be incredibly rocky, but don’t let that put you off).

Is There A Maximum Age Range On Your Trip?

There is no age limit. Everyone is welcome!

What Does The Cost Include?

The £599 includes your transportation throughout the tour, a tour guide, your hotels and several included experiences (Monkey Forest, Balinese cooking class etc).

It also includes 8 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners.

It does not include airfare, transfers and any other activities and food/drink you need to buy! Speaking from experience, these are all very affordable once you arrive. Snorkelling, for example, is £10pp for 2 hours. 

How Much Are Flights?

Flights to Bali from London are roughly £450 – £500. Of course, it might be different if you’re travelling from a different airport.

I’d recommend not booking your flights until the tour is guaranteed, as there needs to be a minimum of 8 people for it to go ahead.

If you need help, gadventures will be more than happy to help you book the best possible flights for you.

How Is The Trip Accessible For Plus Size People?

I’ve made lots of little changes to the tour to ensure it’s 100% accessible for plus size travellers. These changes include:

  • A bigger bus for comfort
  • Swapping several activities that were not fat-friendly
  • Changing the accomodation from hostels to twin rooms

Having been to Bali before I know it can be challenging as a plus size traveller. I wanted to use my knowledge and experience to make the trip as accessible as I could.

When Do We Need To Book By?

You need to book your place before 25th July 2020, however, places will be served on a first come first serve basis. This means that although places will be available until 25th July, you cannot guarantee there will be any left.

OKAY, SO that is everything I can think of at this moment in time but as more information becomes available, I will update this post to reflect that. WHO IS COMING WITH ME??

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☀️ £599pp (Without flights)
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🚍 32 seater bus for maximum 16 travellers
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