On Bali, Indonesia’s most popular island, there are so many activities to try, from surfing, to cooking classes to mountain biking. The picture-perfect beaches are complemented by cultural Ubud, volcanoes and rapids for remarkable rafting. Other islands Moyo, Sumba and Raja Ampat are leading examples of responsible luxury.
You can make a difference by installing a disabled-accessible bathroom in the home of a paraplegic person, or teach English to children eager to learn, renovate a day-care center, or help conserve sea turtles.
Discover this tropical wonderland with village visits, viewing acres of rice paddies and exploring glorious coastline. If time permits, take a luxury cruise to explore even less well known locations in this vast archipelago, for divine diving, cultural encounters, and unique wildlife such as the Komodo Dragon.
Bali has fabulous eco-luxe properties, such as Amankila, Capella Ubud, Como Shambhala, Alila and Bisma Eight; Misool Ecoresort, Nihi and Bawah Reserve are sublime discoveries on outer islands
Make a Difference
You can help bring dignity and independence for a paraplegic by building a disabled-accessible bathroom for them. You can also restore coral reefs, or release baby sea turtles to increase the number that make it to adulthood.
Suggested Indonesia Trip Itinerary
Example Price: US$9,735 per person, based on a family of four
This adventure not only enables you to give back and change the lives of a needy paraplegic by giving them a disabled accessible bathroom; you also get to indulge in spa treatments, delight in artistic Ubud, marvel at the culture, temples and rice paddies, and relax on a gorgeous beach…all in luxury.
- Immeasurably improving the quality of life of a paraplegic
- A private guided overview of the island, customized for you
- Balinese spa treatments
- Beach relaxation and watersports
- Snorkelling or diving
- Luxury accommodation throughout
- Airport transfers
- Expert local guides
- Meals as specified
- Volunteering costs (e.g. $4,000 for a new bathroom)
Note: international flights are not included, but can be arranged, including private jet
Sample Day by Day
Note: This is a sample itinerary which can be customized to suit your exact requirements
There is so much to see and do in this region, here are some sightseeing highlights plus examples of the best accommodation.
Hotels and lodges shown here are examples of what we call “eco-luxury”, meaning you minimize any environmental impact whilst retaining your creature comforts. Indonesia has some sublime eco-luxury properties, some of our favorites being: Amankila – Bali, Alila Uluwatu – Bali, Capella Ubud – Bali, Misool – Raja Ampat, Amanwana – Moyo, Alila Ubud – Bali, Bawah Reserve – Anambas, Bisma Eight – Bali, Nihi, Floating Leaf – Sukawati.
How to help in Indonesia
Balinese people are warm and gentle, so it comes as a complete surprise that many of them consider disabilities as the karmic result of past wrong-doing.
Disabled people are near-outcasts in Balinese society, and they lead very difficult lives; with no government support, their families are the sole caregivers, which places a large burden on them. By funding and installing a disabled-accessible bathroom for a paraplegic, you can make a huge difference in their life. We work with people who could never afford this, living in remote, very poor villages.
Building a bathroom for a paraplegic
A disabled-accessible bathroom improves their quality of life for a paraplegic and enables them to perform tasks unaided that we take for granted.
You will not only get to know the disabled person and their family, but also others in the village, so you will gain insights into their lives, and leave a lasting legacy.
Note – this is a popular example of how you can help in this region, and we delight in crafting trips to your exact preferences.