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Bali boot campUbud, Indonesia

Cast away that bottle of Bintang, scrap sun-baking on the beach and get your blood pumping at a Balinese wellness retreat.

Located at the heart of the island at a village outside of Ubud, a restored Balinese bungalow will be your home as you spend a week working out. You’ll earn that sweat streaming down your back getting active in the 'jungle gym', where the trainers utilise coconuts, bags of rice and bamboo apparatus.

Other sessions involve jungle runs, crawling through muddy rice paddies and hauling logs upstream. Rise at 3am to trek Mount Batur by torchlight, summiting its peak as the first rays of light catch a wisp of volcanic smoke. The early start is rewarded by a trip to natural hot springs to soothe those weary muscles. There's also plenty of down time for massages, reading, napping and shopping in Ubud, and the meals are prepared using the freshest local produce. And, yes, you can have banana pancakes for breakfast.


  • Traditional bunaglow accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Fitness classes and wellness coaching sessions
  • Organic cooking class
  • Tours of Ubud and the jungle included

A five-day organised wellness retreat starts at AU$1,300 a person, twin share.

You’ll make good use of your trainers!

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