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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Leicester, United Kingdom
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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

Thank MillionMilr
Yandina, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The elephant camp was very quiet ( our driver brought us here instead of the Safari Park as requested..oops!). It was expensive to go for a ride, but an experience our family will never forget. Safety was so-so, would not want really young kids here! Food was ok. Chocolate factory drinks were not enjoyed by any of us. Oh well.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had been in Bali for a couple of days and wanted to try something different. We booked through hotel reception. For about AUS $90, we were picked up from our hotel, driven to the elephant camp. Rode on an Elephant for 30 minutes with a delightful guide (Raka) and then treated to a three course a la carte lunch... More 

Thank Katie_Coetzee
Bali, Indonesia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The Bali Elephant Camp provides elephant rides, feeding, photos with animals etc. When I went there with my partner I was digusted and extremely saddened to see they have a black bear in a tiny tiny cage way to small for it. The cage is concrete and the bear was walking in continuous circles around the cage (from memory the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We had a brilliant trip to the Bali Elephant Camp for my wife's birthday, with our 3 kids (12, 10 & 8) and her parents! Our driver was 5 minutes early for pickup and took us to this lovely place - not overly commercialised or touristy - where they obviously love and really care for and respect the animals. After... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We have a tour guide Mr. Long who is funny and made the elephant ride pleasant and enjoyable. I got to feed the elephant, touch it, and saw other animals in the camp too like a lazy bear. :)

Thank sorrengaliza
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We came to this elephant camp which was not going to be our first choice but we were convinced by our driver that this was the best place to go. They were right. It only allows small vehicles in which means no big buses. The elephants and other animals are all rescued animals and treated so well. If the elephants... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Greated with cold drinks on arrival, we rode Mary the elephant, I was a tad scared at first but the staff made me feel comfortable, answering all my questions and telling us about the elephants and the camp, elephants are very friendly and look well looked after. Was a good site. Didn't realise the cost included entire main n desert... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We rided an elephant named mary. Our staff member was so nice and we really liked the feeling on the top.

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