Enter a lost paradise of volcanoes, shanties and rice paddies, and explore the peaceful union of yoga and swimming in a small group of 12 like-minded swimmers
Enjoy yoga in incredible airy shalas and swim over coral-encrusted World War II shipwrecks as you discover the many secrets of the Karangasem Coast
Relax each evening with like-minded people, enjoying local food at a gorgeous Jemeluk Bay venue, watched over by the caldera of Mount Agung
Bali is synonymous with lush rice terraces, dramatic volcanoes and a bohemian atmosphere. The volcanic ‘Island of the Gods’ to this day retains its unique Hindu culture and traditions - the perfect backdrop to an unforgettable YogaSwim experience.
The island is a haven for sea adventurers. The north-eastern corner of Bali is a surf-free zone and an excellent playground for open water swimmers, featuring vibrant marine life and coral reefs arrayed in tiers over seabeds of black sand. The water visibility is outstanding as well.
For this YogaSwim experience, we are based in the fishing village of Amed, which sits under the volcanic peak of Mount Agung - Bali’s highest and most spiritually significant site. The coastal view is framed by the roofs of our ‘shalas’ where we perform our daily yoga practice at the start and end of each swimming day. Tall slopes and volcanic terrain are also visible as we swim along the coastline throughout our trip. The reefs (keep your goggles freshly cleaned to spot the marine life) slope directly from the shore, so you’ll have plenty to see, even in the earliest moments of each swim.
Who is this trip for?
This trip is designed for swimmers who enjoy yoga, or who want to explore the benefits of yoga and how it naturally complements and enhances our swimming. We swim twice per day along the idyllic coast. Swims are shorter than an average SwimTrek Trip. So, if you prefer to cover more kilometres per day then you may like to explore our: Shipwreck Coast – Bali Trip
Swimmers do not require open water experience but should be capable of completing the average swim distance and average daily swim distance (over the course of two swims) prior to the start of the trip.
The average swim distance is around 1½km. The average daily swim distance is around 3km.
No prior experience of yoga is required.
We have given this trip a ‘Leisurely’ grading designed for people who want to swim at a more relaxed pace and enjoy the scenery.
Why yoga and swimming?
Yoga and swimming are a perfect combination. For swimmers, yoga offers both physical and mental benefits. Yoga increases breathing awareness, develops strength and increases mobility, especially if you can work yoga into your daily routine. Through meditation, relaxation and stretching, yoga has incredible restorative qualities, relaxing the nervous system and muscular tension. It can help you centre and focus, and to find the perfect rhythm for your swims.
- Fully guided yoga and swimming holiday
- Professional swim guides and full safety escort on all swims (swimmers only)
- Yoga practices designed for swimmers (swimmers only)
- Experienced yoga teacher (swimmers only)
- Yoga mat for the duration of the trip (swimmers only)
- All breakfasts
- All lunches (swimmers only)
- Full ABTOT Financial Protection
- Five nights' accommodation
What's not included?
- Travel to and from the start of the tour
- Evening meals
- Travel and entrance to the Tirta Gangga (The Balinese Water Garden)
Sample Trip Itinerary
Please note that the below daily itineraries are an example of the swims that may take place during your trip, however, actual swim locations and distances will vary according to local weather and swim conditions. Your SwimTrek guides and local boat pilots will determine the most suitable swim locations each day and will communicate the plan with all guests as soon as possible.
My SwimTrek experience in Bali went way beyond my expectations - a wonderful location, fabulous people, perfect balance of swimming and yoga, just the right vibe. I’d love to explore other places, but after such a great time I want to go back to Bali.Karen V, Australia - 2023
The location, the guides and the other SwimTrekkers made this a memorable first trip!Natalie B, UK - 2023
All around it was a beautiful experience.Eileen B, USA - 2023
Marlys and Maria are a dynamic coaching duo. I had an amazing SwimTrek experience in Bali with these coaches and learnt a lot about my swim stroke tooSarah K, 2022 - Australia