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Address: Carangsari, Petang, Ubud 80361, Indonesia
Phone Number: +62 361 239440
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

True Bali Experience is Bali's leading Balinese Owned Adventure Company. An...

True Bali Experience is Bali's leading Balinese Owned Adventure Company. An exciting and dynamic family business, True Bali Experience was established in 1995 to provide locally owned and operated soft adventures with the highest international standards of safety, training and conservation. True Bali Experience began as Ayung River Rafting - the island's 1st locally owned rafting company - offers the Ayung River's longest white water adventure, trekking (Rain Forest and village), Cycling in three different location (Carangsari village for Village Cycling, at Kintamani for mountain cycling and at Jatiluwih for Rice Paddy Cycling) In 2001, Bali Horse Riding joined the stable, and with over 20 horses and beautiful beaches to ride them on, became an instant success. We also have convertible 'topless' VW Safaris for you to tour the island on! Check them out on our product pages. In 2004, working with the Government in aid of elephant conservation, Bali Elephant Camp was established to help care for and promote the plight of Sumatran elephants who along with their 'mahouts' (careers) have become ambassadors for their brothers and sisters in Sumatra. Come and ride one today - our friends in conservation say we have some of the healthiest, happiest elephants they've ever seen! In 2013 our new and fascinating within out camp is pod chocolate. Pod Chocolateis a sustainable chocolate maker creating world class chocolate in the heart of Bali. We believe in organic farming and sustainability without compromising taste or luxury and are supporting our farmers to grow organic while working towards fair-trade practices. Pod Chocolate has developed a range of products for retail and commercial use ranging from our signature chocolate bars, pralines & pod bites to chocolate covertures being used in Bali's finest hotels & resorts and a range of tailor made chocolates and amenities. We're excited to be able to offer so many great adventures all in the one location. That's a Bali First! No other company can share so much excitement in one place. And best of all - that place is our own village. Alit Yudha, the company's founder, had a dream to improve the social conditions in the surrounding villages by encouraging tourism. When the company started it had only a handful of people, and now it contributes to employing up to 200 people in and around the beautiful location (not to mention caring for the elephants!). More about where we are... True Bali Experience is just north of the Sangeh Monkey Forest, across the river from Ubud in the village of Carang Sari. It's a scenic drive passing through lots of local life. Our location is perched on the edge of the Ayung River - over 20 hectares of lush fertile grounds including rice paddies, jungles and small plots of cocoa and chilies. The views are amazing - this is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Bali (but don't take our word for it - come and see!). Our reliable and friendly staff will welcome you to our home, and with a long history of experience in adventure, you can be assured of a quality, value for money experience. And because we are a family business, we also know how to look after families. Children are welcome and we can also provide extra care for people with special needs. Thanks for visiting our website. Send us an email if you have any questions. We'd love to help you and can't wait to welcome you to True Bali Experience!

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We had the elephant AJ and trainer Ketut. Ketut was informative and had excellent knowledge about the elephants. We had mum, dad and miss 4 yo on AJ which was a bit squishy. This... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Newcastle, Australia
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've wanted to ride upon an elephant since I was a child so this was a dream come true, it didn't disappoint. 30 minutes round the park then into the water for a quick dip and finish with hand feeding the gentle giants. Amazing.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the elephant AJ and trainer Ketut. Ketut was informative and had excellent knowledge about the elephants. We had mum, dad and miss 4 yo on AJ which was a bit squishy. This was our second visit here and wanted to return as our daughter loved it last year and it's offered as a half day tour. A full... More 

Thank MrsWest84
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We attended the half day elephant trekking experience. I had done elephant trekking previously in Thailand however this was the first time for my boyfriend. He enjoyed it very much and particularly when the elephants started playing the harmonica! The tour driver picked us up from our hotel on time and waited for us while we finished the tour. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The elephants are indeed gentle animals even though they have magnificent power. I like the path is natural than at the zoo. But the organisers are acting like money vultures especially by charging USD even to local tourists including driver for afterwards e.g. 35USD for half day, so you better look for other drivers. See my review of drivers Budi... More 

Thank SofiaL-traveller
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

I try to avoid these kind of places but we were with a group of 8 and one of them really wanted to visit this place. It was nice to spend time with elephants and to be able to touch and feed them but we didn't ride them because we thought it was extremely sad that the elephants are just... More 

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Neenah, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This was my family's favorite day. Riding elephants was a highlight and a first for us and the guides were very knowledgeable. It was also really fun to make our own chocolate and learn how chocolate is made.

Thank Amy R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2016

My husband and I had a great experience with Bali Elephant Camp today! We had booked our tour through Bali Travel Plan the day before and they responded right away. The cost was $70 USD/person. On the day of the event, the driver (who was extremely sweet) picked us up and drove us to Bali Elephant Camp. We started the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the elephant safari close to the Ayung River, through the jungle and water, the experience was just amazing, we had ' Made' as our tour guide - he was most informative. The safari was wonderful and fantastic value for money, we paid $70 US - this included the elephant ride, 3 course lunch at the restaurant, and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

If you come to Bali I guess this one not to miss a great morning out of you have children great ideal for them. The guides are funny and make you feel welcomed. If there was one bad point that would me the guides consistently will ask for a small tip you don't mind giving this but they should stop... More 

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We visited the elephant camp in July and arranged our own transportation and guide. It's interesting that we were charged the same price once we arrived that include round-trip transportation even though we did not need it. I would call ahead and double check in the future. Overall, it was a great experience

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