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True Bali Experience

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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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Cycling Tour Around Bali Villages
1 review
Bali’s countryside offers some spectacular cycling—but the roads that reach it are far from bike-friendly. Experience Bali’s heartland without risking life and limb on this guided cycle tour of Carangsari, central Bali: transfers are included. See the Elephant Camp and Pod Chocolate, the Sangeh Monkey Forest, and the Margarana Memorial Park, plus traditional villages, houses, temples, fields, and fish ponds, then enjoy a buffet lunch.
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$42.00 per adult
Ayung River Rafting - True Bali Experience
3 reviews
Rafting in the ayung river which has beautiful scenery
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$76.00 per adult
Pod Chocolate Tour - True Bali Experience
Pod Chocolate Tour
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$45.00 per adult
Jatiluwih Rice Paddy Cycling - True Bali Experience
1 review
Enjoy the scenery of rice fields in the program Jatiluwih Rice Paddy Cycling.
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$77.00 per adult
Rain Forest Trekking - True Bali Experience
enjoy the scenery through the jungle in the program Rain Forest Trekking
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$77.00 per adult
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank PandeBesi
Reviewed March 23, 2019 via mobile

we did elephant riding and chocolate tasting with pir 4 kids and it was a holiday highlight, so amazing just to see them up close..the handlers were so friendly and explained the training , the iced tea on arrival was a nice touch and the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 7, 2019

We've done many bike tours, but this has to be the worst by far in terms of cost, quality and above all safety. Depending on which hotel you stay at - you have a ride of between 1.5 and 2.5 hours to reach your breakfast....More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank lanesra2018
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

I booked this a month in advance balielephanttrek.com 1740k for 2. We got picked up early our driver was nice bit too quiet. drink on arrival set menu lunch a free tasting at the choc factory photos and 135k for paid photo. Our rider was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank oz3ya
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

We didn’t see another tourist! What we did see where elephants, monkeys, traditional homes, villages and temples. It was an outstanding way to see rural Bali, up close and personal. We cycled right through the heart of the paddy fields, seeing the local villagers harvest...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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truebaliexperience95, IT Marketing at True Bali Experience, responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Thank you for visiting at True Bali Experience, hopefully you have an amazing experience, and we are waiting for you again...

Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

This is my first rafting and I feel very good. The briefing is clear. The coach is friendly and funny. The tour is exciting and safe. You have to walk a bit high after the tour. Then you can shower, the shower room is cleaner...More

Thank twoon
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Our guide took us on our bikes through an elephant park, local villages and paddy fields what a great way to see the real Bali. The trails are easily rideable if you can ride a bike.Our guide stopped regularly and explained the areas we were...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank richardleach2016
Reviewed May 26, 2018

This was the highlight of the holiday. The scenery through the journey was magnificent. Class 2/3 rapids along the Ayung river, plenty of bumpy rides along with casual gliding. Time to stop for a swim and refreshing drink along the way.The journey ends at Karangdalem,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 62hollie
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Sergey N
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

Date of experience: May 2018
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