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Bali

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Age

15-18

Social Causes

None

Highlights

Professional Surf School with Daily Lessons, Tour Hindu Temples, Jungle Hikes

Trip Pace

Casual-Moderate

Physical Level

Moderate-High

About this Trip

Sun, sand, and surf on the “Island of the Gods”

Teen Surfing Trip To Bali | Travel For Youth

You’ll wake up to the sunrise each morning, grab some quick breakfast, and then head out to private surf lessons in some of the most stunning water you’ve ever seen. In the afternoons you’ll spend time catching waves, hiking to amazing waterfalls, and strolling through colorful local markets and beautiful green rice paddies. You’ll visit a nature preserve for monkeys, explore Hindu temples, and learn to make traditional Indonesian cuisine. Following your afternoon adventures, you will grab your board and head back into the water for your evening surf lesson. By the end of your time here you will be officially able to say “I am a surfer.”

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Who can go on this trip?

All youth, ages 15-18, who commit to and follow the rules and safety standards of Travel For Youth can attend this trip.

Is Bali safe?

Safety is, by far, our number one priority when we choose a location for our trips. We are keenly aware of the intense trust that is placed in us to provide a safe and life-changing experience for your child. As parents of three children, we do not take that trust lightly. Because of this, we will never take your child to a place that we, as the founders, do not deem safe for our own small children, and that we have not PERSONALLY visited and vetted from top to bottom.

Bali is one of more than 17,000 islands that make up Indonesia. It is ranked #42 by the Global Peace Index which puts it above the United States in safety ratings. Bali has a reputation for being a safe destination for women and solo travelers, with the most common issues being ATM skimming and petty theft. Violence against tourists is extremely rare. The biggest safety risk in Bali comes from potential natural disasters due to their location on the Ring of Fire. Our trip leaders are trained extensively on what to do in case of natural disasters and we have several systems in place in the rare event that one occurs.

You can learn more about our robust safety precautions here.

What is the food like?

Balinese food and flavors are unique but also heavily influenced by Indian and Chinese food with strong flavors and spices. Most meals consist of rice, flavorful chicken, pork or seafood, cooked vegetables and fresh fruits. Gluten allergies can be accommodated here, as well as diary allergies.

What are the housing accommodations going to be?

Again, safety is our number one priority. When we consider new locations, we always go beforehand and scout out the safest, highest quality housing and neighborhoods available. We never stay in hostels and we personally go and vet every accommodation for cleanliness, location, safety, and privacy. In order to provide a more immersive cultural experience, and to better support and give back to the community we are visiting, we prioritize Airbnb’s or privately owned bed and breakfasts for the majority of our stay.

What can I do to prepare for my trip?

First and foremost, get a passport if you don’t already have one!

Next, keep your eye out for the information and resources that we will be sending you about your trip. The more you know and understand, the more this experience will mean to you and the more prepared you will be to make a meaningful difference.

You will spend a good part of every day in the ocean as you learn to surf so being a confident swimmer is required. This trip is a relaxed pace in large part due to the culture of Bali, however, you will need to be physically able to surf for a few hours every day, in addition to participating in some moderate hikes and walking.

Lastly, practice getting uncomfortable: try new foods, start conversations with people you don’t know, put away your phone for a few hours every day, etc. Traveling is exhilarating and life-changing, but it can also be full of moments that are new, hard, or uncomfortable. New people, new cultures, new languages, and new food can be a lot to take in at times. Everything you do to get ready now will make it that much easier. Just know that we’ll be there to walk you through all of it and help make the experience amazing!

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