There’s 17,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago, but none shine brighter than Bali. From the green slopes of Mt Batur to the Bintang bodegas on Seminyak’s main party strip, Bali is a volcano-dotted, beach-fringed paradise that’s serene and sensational by turns. But beyond the mega-resorts and yoga studios, you'll find the essence of Bali in the temples, out-of-the-way mountain towns, local markets and lazy fishing villages. Our Bali tours are about diving the impossibly blue waters off Lovina, being welcomed into a Balinese family home, soaking in the Banja hot springs, or sipping smoothies in Ubud’s cafes. As always, when it comes to paradise, the hardest bit is choosing what to do first.