West Bali 2 Weeks Voluntourism Program
Take your long holiday to the next level by joining this 2 weeks voluntourism program to discover the unspoiled West Bali and outstanding destinations in Banyuwangi while doing impactful actions for the environment. West Bali has a lot of hidden charms and stunning scenery. There are many beautiful and interesting places for you to visit, such as cultural sites, landscapes like beaches and the sea, and island-like Menjangan.
Menjangan Island is one of the best places in Bali to go diving and has some of the most beautiful underwater scenery. Unfortunately, the underseas which is the main attraction on this island face waste problems that come from various sources. The garbage brought by tourists, prayer remnants, and also waste that is carried by the current from Java or Bali are some of the waste that rest at Menjangan Island. To find the best way to manage and control the waste problem, people need to collaborate. One of the things that need to be done regularly is beach cleaning. If the trash is left piling up, it can cause many problems, diseases, and damage to ecosystems and the environment. This will damage the tourism industry in Bali, which has been the main source of income for the Balinese people.
West Bali also has a protected endemic species called "Curik Bali," but the population is continuing to decrease because there is so many illegal poaching. Therefore, in order to preserve the existence of the Curik Bali, its sustainability must be maintained, and its habitat must be protected.
While other parts of Bali have their own unique perks, the West Bali region has many conservation areas that help to maintain ecological harmony. As a result, tourists visiting West Bali not only enjoy the scenery but also help support conservation efforts in places like Bali Barat National Park.
Bali Barat National Park is located near Gilimanuk Harbor, about 2 kilometers from Bali's western part. It takes 3 hours to drive from Denpasar to this area. Bali Barat National Park is divided into two natural ecosystems: the land and the sea. This area contains forests such as mangrove forests, coastal forests, and monsoon forests. This is also the last remaining habitat for the Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi), which can only be found on the island of Bali. The Prapat Agung Peninsula, Cekik, Tegal Bunder, Labuan Lalang, and Tanjung Gelap are home to this animal's population. You can participate in a variety of activities due to the area's biodiversity. Among the activities available are forest trekking, birdwatching, and visits to the Bali Starling captivity, as well as snorkeling and diving on Menjangan Island. This whole trip will definitely make your long holiday more healing for the environment, local communities, and yourself.
This voluntourism program is a part of the Seaksi Conservation program. Voluntourism is a tourism trend that could help tourist destinations protect the environment and encourages people to help solve social and environmental problems while traveling by doing tourist activities and volunteering at the same time.
- Waste Management: Clean-Up, Waste Sorting, Making Ecobrick and Composting, and Education.
- Estuary Ecosystem Restoration: Mangrove Nursery, Mangrove Planting, Coral Transplantation, and Education
- Bali Starling Conservation: Bali Starling Population Monitoring, Bali Starling Habitat Monitoring (Jungle Patrol), and Habitat Enrichment (Planting Trees)
Activities with Local People
- Cooking Traditional Food
- Salt Making Activities
- Making Prayer Kit
- Religious & Cultural Trip To Pura: Watching worship activities while wearing traditional Balinese clothes and helping to make Canang and Banten
- Trip to Mount Ijen: Climbing Mount Ijen to see the beauty of the blue fire, which can only be seen in Ijen (Indonesia) and Iceland, and also to see the beauty of the Ijen crater.
- Trip to Baluran National Park: Here, we can see the wild animals of the savanna up close, such as deer, peacocks, long-tailed monkeys, bulls, etc. There are also typical Baluran trees that look like areca nut trees and bear fruit once a lifetime, up to a ton, and then die.
- Trip to Menjangan Island: Here, we can snorkel to see the underwater beauty of Menjangan Island and also help keep the island pristine by doing a beach cleanup.
- Meals : Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack
- Donation for every program
- Local transportation around Bali Barat (motorcycle)
- Local Guide and English facilitator
- Accommodation (Lodge with AC and swimming pool)
- Transportation Airport-Lodge (roundtrip)
All program itinerary :
- Waste management program
- Estuary Ecosystem program
- Bali Starling conservation program
- Package for activity with local people
- Excursion program (travel to Ijen-Baluran, religious & cultural trip to Pura, travel to Menjangan island)
- Flight tickets
- Personal expenses
- Additional activity
- Additional charge for daily local transport by car Rp. 3,000,000/pax
The traveler must be fully vaccinated/boosters and provide medical insurance from their home country.