We’re excited to announce our next pilot tour, An Adventure in East Java featuring Bromo Sunrise! Read all about the vibrant cities of Surabaya and Malang, two of the stops on our new authentic Indonesian experience!
Ubud is about to be home to a truly global event!The Indigenous Celebration is going to be the world’s largest gathering of indigenous cultures ever held. It’s running from the 11th to the 13th of May, and includes guests from Australia, New-Zealand, Indonesia and Nagaland.
We’ve been riding the high of our successful pilot tours in Bali for the last week now, but I wanted to take some time to share my thoughts about a very special experience I had in Ubud on our first day of tours there.
Bali is in crisis and Mt Agung hasn’t even fully erupted yet. Some are claiming that the impact of the minor eruptions and threatened eruptions is worse on the tourism industry than the impact of the Bali Bombings in 2009, with around 80% of Bali’s economy is related to or reliant on tourism. But there is hope, and the strong local community is coming together to support each other.
THIS POST WILL BE UPDATED REGULARLY AS COMPANIES CHANGE THEIR TRAVEL INSURANCE POLICIES REGARDING THE VOLCANO. Mt Agung began erupting since November 2017 and continues to have the potential to erupt again, potentially causing closure of Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport. Since it has become a “known event” many travel insurance companies have stopped covering for delays and cancellations due to volcanic ash. As the situation evolves and Bali struggles with the loss of tourists, some companies have changed and amended their cover. Please see below a list of companies and their relevant cover (if they offer cover at all).
It’s been a stressful and anxious past week or so for travellers in Bali and those with an upcoming trip to Bali – not to mention what it has been like for the hundreds of thousands of Balinese who rely on tourism to make a living. While no one can accurately predict if or when Mt Agung is going to erupt, for travellers there are things you can do to prepare: here are our Top 3 Tips.