Bali FAQ's

Please read through these frequently asked questions that provide specific information on how to prepare for your Bali Quest, including packing suggestions and other relevant information.  

What are the dates for the Bali Quest?

August 4 -10, 2019

6 Nights & 7 Days in Ubud & Uluwatu, Bali

What kind of pace can I expect on this Quest?

Our Bali itinerary is designed to be a completely immersive, 360-degree wellbeing experience, taking care of the whole human. For the first few days, we will be based in the vibrant rainforest of Ubud, which literally translates as medicine. Ubud has long been known as a mystical place, rich in healing powers and tradition. We will discover Bali through an insider’s perspective ~ encountering culture, spirituality and people through inspiring conversations with Balinese wisdom keepers. We will wake up with daily meditation practice, experience Balinese culture, enjoy wellness and rejuvenation treatments and engage with the top professors and executive coaches to design your next evolution of personal and professional impact.  

We will then make our way down to Uluwatu, home to Bali’s towering cliffs and famous surf breaks. It is here overlooking the Indian Ocean, that we will invite you to breathe in the fresh ocean air and crystallize your visions. By the end of this Quest, you will feel grounded, recharged, and inspired for your life missions ahead.

Our lead expert for this Quest is Dr. Daniel Cordaro, former Director of Wellbeing at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and Justin Milano, CEO of Abroad and International Executive Coach to top entrepreneurs and CEO's.

By the end of this Quest, it is our promise that you will learn skills to cultivate innovation, foresight, wellbeing, and meaning beyond what you previously thought possible.        

Who will be on the trip with me?

The group will include senior leaders and influencers from top organizations throughout the world. Expect high-net worth individuals, C-Suite execs, and partners at major financial institutions, and their families.

Will this trip be unique?

What makes Bali special - beyond the cultural and physical landscape, is the gratitude you see in the eyes of the locals, an attitude that is consciously cultivated in every aspect of daily life, through prayer, worship and celebration.

On your Abroad Quest you will stay in luxury accommodations and be guided by locals on how to experience the best Bali has to offer.

What's included?
6 nights stay in boutique hotels: Blue Karma & Suarga Padang Padang

  • 6 nights stay in boutique resorts

  • ExecEd for self awareness, leadership, purpose and mindset development

  • Mind-blowing cultural immersion and selfless service experiences

  • Rejuvenation and spa treatments

  • Session with a senior executive coach to empower your personal mission

  • All meals and non-alcoholic drinks

  • Community dinners with inspiring Balinese guest speakers sharing their knowledge, culture and karmic service

  • Powerful professional networking and collaboration opportunities

  • 90-minute online group forums post the Quest

  • Dedicated local concierge

  • Airport transfers

  • Put simply, once you arrive in Bali, we take care of the rest

Are my flights included?

Flights are not included. You will need to arrange your flights to Bali (Denpasar, DPS).

When should I arrive in Bali?

You need to arrive to Bali sometime on August 4th. Check in is at 2pm and we will have a welcome session in the afternoon and dinner that evening.

When should I depart Bali?

On the 10th, we will have our final early morning mindfulness session & breakfast together . Check out from hotel is 12pm, and our hotel in Uluwatu is about 45 minutes from the airport. 

I wish to book additional nights stay in Bali before or after my trip, how can I do this? 

Send us a message and we will connect you with our hotel liaisons.

Do I need a visa to visit Bali?

Below are the 169 countries that receive a 30 day Indonesia free visa upon arrival. Continue here to see what the requirements are for the 30 day Indonesia free visa and the 30 day visa on arrival.

If your country is not listed above then you will need to apply for a visa at the nearest Indonesian Embassy before traveling to Indonesia.

What is the size of the cohort?

We limit cohort sizes to 15-20 participants, along with 5-7 staff. This ensures we have an intimate group where everyone experiences focused personal and professional transformation. This also makes it easier to form meaningful relationships with other participants. By the end of the Quest, it is our hope that you form friendships and professional collaborations that last a lifetime.

What should I pack for this Quest?


In August, Bali is typically warm, dry and sunny, hence dress in Bali tends to be casual.

  • Light, breathable blouses, shorts, summer dresses 

  • Sarong (for covering up in temples)

  • Comfortable clothes for yoga or meditation

  • A scarf or sweater for the evenings

  • Elegant outfit for our final ceremony dinner

  • Beach/pool necessities, including swimsuit, sunscreen and aloe vera

  • Comfortable footwear (flip-flops, open air shoes)

  • Day pack for daily activities and easy access

  • Hat, Sunglasses

  • Electric adapter (two round pins, 220 volt)

  • Refillable water bottle 

  • Drivers License (if you wish to rent a for scooter)

  • Money belt, security pouch, document organizer

  • Electronics

  • Camera / Video camera ~ however we will have a cameraman who will capture the trip beautifully so we can focus on the experience and teachings

  • Electricity converter/adapter

  • Toiletries

  • Hairbrush, mirror, hair ties

  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss

  • Deodorant

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Lotion

  • Sunscreen

  • Lip balm with sunscreen

  • Shaving supplies

  • Insect repellent

  • Any special medications/treatments you may need

What does a typical day look like?

A typical day begins with meditation, breakfast, followed by an excursion exploring Bali’s unique cultural and physical landscapes. Some days we may start by engaging with some of the most brilliant minds on the topics of leadership, innovation and tools for self-actualization. Others we may head to the water temples for a purification ceremony, or bathe in a spring fed pools, reconnecting with wild nature. Returning back to our hotels for rest or indulgent spa treatments, we will then reconvene for community dinner, some evenings graced by guest speakers, sharing their knowledge and passions.

Every day will be filled with new discoveries, inward and out.

Will there be filtered water provided?

Yes, it will. We advise you to carry your own reusable water bottle, to reduce the number of plastic water bottles that get thrown out daily in the country.

What about attire for temples?

At temples, it is not culturally appropriate to wear short skirts, shorts, sleeveless shirts or bikinis. Shoes are always taken off outside before entering the temple, and we advise bringing a sarong and long sleeve shirt when visiting the temple.

Do I need to purchase travel insurance?

Abroad includes a comprehensive travel insurance policy for each of our participants. We will require you to sign a liability waiver form at the beginning of the trip.  

Do I need to worry about malaria?
According to the center for disease control and prevention, the estimated risk of malaria in Bali is very low.

While you may encounter a rare mosquito or 2, malaria is not found in the resorts you’ll be staying in Ubud.

What is your deposit and cancellation policy?

Given we have limited spaces available, and we are traveling to Bali during the heart of high season, we require a 100% upfront payment to hold your space and demonstrate your commitment.  

We understand that life and business happens and you may need to cancel. In those cases, we will refund:

  • 75% of your trip cost 60+ days before the trip

  • 50% of your trip cost 30+ days before your trip

If you need to cancel within 30 days, we will do our best to work with you as we try to fill your spot. It's important to recognize that very few people travel to Bali on less than one month's notice, so we may not be able to fill your spot and many of our costs are fixed upfront.   

What about currency?

The currency in Bali is known as Rupiah and is listed at exchanges as “IDR” or “Rp”

If you bring US dollars, be sure they are printed in 2001 or later and in excellent condition. US$100 bills get the best exchange rate

Is tipping customary?

Tipping is not compulsory in Bali, however we like to show our appreciation for the generosity and conscientiousness of our Balinese team with a group tip at our final closing ceremony. A way of sharing gratitude for their stories about their people, culture and history.

We have included tips in the cost of your trip so you don’t have to worry about having cash with you. Should you wish to tip someone on the team who really touched you, or people you meet along the way, we advise you to change US$ to Rupiah at the airport and offer to them directly.

I plan to not carry much cash to Bali, are credit cards widely accepted?

Credit cards are widely accepted, ATMs and money changers are all over the island.

Is there laundry service at the hotels we are staying at?

Yes, all hotels offer laundry services.

What does the dedicated local concierge do?

Our local concierge is responsible for making sure you don't have to think about anything other than your personal and professional growth. Everything from ensuring transfers arrive on time, to having all the best information on local restaurants, activities, and more. Your Abroad Quest is a high-touch seamless travel experience made possible by our local concierge and all the wonderful locals we work with. By the end of this trip, it is our hope that you express your sincere gratitude to Sophie, Lisa and our Balinese team for all they are doing to give each of a memorable life experience. 

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Last updated: 30 May, 2019