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True Bali Experience

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Jl. Tukad Ayung XI | Petang, Kabupaten Badung, Carangsari 80353, Indonesia
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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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Jl. Tukad Ayung XI | Petang, Kabupaten Badung, Carangsari 80353, Indonesia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent experience riding horses on the black sand beach with two kids (5 and 7 y.o.). Great personnel and beautiful service!

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Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely experience riding the elephants and spent time with them, feeding, petting and asking lots of questions. It was clear they were well taken care of and this was important to us. There were many babies and one we saw was pregnant....More

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

Excellent excursion! Safe and fun! Staff is amazing and answered every question we had! Will definitely go back!

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

We used this company for the Elephant ride tour, a full tour day to Ubud, as well as our airport transfers. Our experience was fantastic. We had a family of 4 (young children). We were always picked up on time and transported in a very...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2018

We did the white water rafting and it was brilliant fun. Very well organised and the guides are brilliant. It was so much fun we wanted to do it again and we would recommend this trip. One thing to note you have to go down...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

When my diver, Gede, picked me up from Bebek Tepi Sawah, I knew I was going to have a great experience. He was early (as am I), and had a clean, air conditioned car. On the way to True Bali Experience's compound, we shared an...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

The explanations were clear, preperations also. During the trip all was professional but also with great personal attention from tje friendly people. Yes i can recommend it witj proud.

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Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing and very professional. They also offer 15 min elephant ride and free chocolate tasting. Scenery is outstanding, very good for photos from the top! Worth going

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

What a great company the elephant ride was amazing well organised great food and the friendliness and happiest people I've ever met. Great time cheers guys.

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