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True Bali Experience

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Carangsari, Indonesia
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About True Bali Experience
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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Liz W wrote a review Jan 2020
Canberra, Australia10 contributions
It was lovely to see the baby elephants. Unfortunately they were in their stable when we visited due to repair work on the playground. The guide was lovely and took us to a staff only area to see and meet the baby elephants. So sweet. The Pod chocolate factory on site was also great with free tasting and cool chocolate drink. Pod chocolate is much cheaper at the factory than out in Bali and it is delicious.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from truebaliexperience95, Marketing at True Bali Experience
Responded Jan 19, 2020
Hi! Thank you very much for coming to our place! Really glad to receive your positive feedback :) Hope you could come back someday :)
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Jim C wrote a review Sep 2019
Greater Melbourne, Australia25 contributions6 helpful votes
We have used the services of True Bali Tours every time we have come to Bali. A small husband and wife concern, we get Gold Star treatment every time. Michael drives a very nice large SUV, plenty of family room and very comfortable. He really knows his stuff. All at a great price.Ria is due to have her first baby in October, so is working from home. Both speak excellent English so communication is easy. I definitely recommend this company.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from SalesTBE, Sales at True Bali Experience
Responded Jan 19, 2020
Hi! Thank you very much for coming to our place! Glad to receive your positive feedback and hope you could come again next time :) Have a great day!
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_AleD1987_ wrote a review Aug 2019
Taranto, Italy23 contributions61 helpful votes
Where is the true Bali experience? Elephants are from Sumatra. Bears, that you can also find here, are from Sumatera. Moreover, animals are chained or in their cages when not used for tourist activities. This is a real animal prison. Please, do not support such atrocities!!!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from SalesTBE, Sales at True Bali Experience
Responded Jan 19, 2020
Hi! Thank you very much for coming to us and sending your feedback about us :) We are a soft adventure company under the auspices of Indonesia Zoo Associations. The animals in our place were animals whose existence was being threatened at their origin place. Therefore, the Indonesian government has designated several conservation sites and we are one of them. Elephants that are in cages and are chained are male elephants that are in the musth period. They are chained only during guest visit hours to avoid them to endanger visitors. Because elephants that are in the musth period will be more aggressive and endangering ordinary people. After our operational hours are over, the elephant is released around the cage to eat or sleep. Hope you would come again and learn more about our conservation activity :)
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JCBeISA wrote a review Aug 2019
Minato, Japan83 contributions65 helpful votes
A lot of fun with our guide Yura with 2 teenagers. Safe trip, fabulous scenery and some adrenaline on top.
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Response from truebaliexperience95, Marketing at True Bali Experience
Responded Aug 13, 2019
Thank you for visitting us. Hope you had a wonderful experience🙏
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Pande Besi wrote a review May 2019
Sangeh, Indonesia6 contributions1 helpful vote
A big beautiful place, perfect for outdoor activities with family. You can see an elephant, and do rafting with your friends or family. There is also a chocolate factory inside!
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Date of experience: June 2018
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Response from SalesTBE, Sales at True Bali Experience
Responded Jan 19, 2020
Hi! Thank you very much for coming to our place! Such a privilege could serve you with our best :) Hope you could come again next time to experience more!
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