GREEN SCHOOL TOURS

Welcome to Green School’s official guided tours. Each year almost 12,000 visitors come to visit our campus daily guided tours here at the Green School Bali campus and learn more about our unique learning programme here in the jungle of Bali. We are excited to welcome you here and invite you to explore the various tours and experiences that we have created. Come visit Green School Bali during your visit to Bali.  We appreciate your support, and your tour fee goes towards supporting the Green School our Local Scholars Programme.  

Read below to learn more about what to expect when visiting our campus and the various tours and experiences.

Green School Campus Guided Tours

Tour Starting Times

Monday – Friday: 09:00 am
Saturday – Sunday: 10:30 am

Tour Duration: Approximately 60-90 minutes

Extended Tours Operating Hours

Mondays: 11:00 am  to 01:30 pm – KulKul Farm
Monday to Wednesday: 10.30 am to 11.30 pm – The Bridge
Thursdays: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm – Kembali
Friday: 10.45 am to 12.15 pm – Biobus
Friday: 11.00 am to 05.00 pm – Bamboo U

 

2019/2020 NO TOUR ON THESE DATES

7 March – Nyepi day
24 July – Galungan day
3 Agustus – Kuningan day
25 December – Christmas
1 January 2020 – New Year

Campus Guided Tours

Come join us for a Jalan Jalan (Indonesian for ‘a walk’) around our beautiful bamboo campus.  In addition to the famous architecture, you’ll learn about our sustainability practices and what it’s like to be a Green School student in this progressive and wall-less place of learning.

Your Jalan Jalan tour leader, who may be a staff member, parent, or student, will guide you around the campus while sharing the Green School story and answering your questions. What will be your favorite?  Aquaponics, the majestic bridge, the micro-hydro vortex, or the Green School music you’re sure to hear in the background!

In addition to your regular guided tour of our campus, we also have options to extend your visit with our various Extended Tours. See permaculture in action at our neighbouring Kul Kul Farm, or get up close in our Kembali recycling centre. There are plenty of options to see more of what our neighbourhood has to offer.

Extended Tours

Do you want to learn more about the wider Green School family, stay longer with us and eat a succulent Balinese lunch?

We offer 5 extended tours that you can join after the regular Green School Guided Tour. Please note that extended tours have to be booked 3 days in advance minimum. No Extended Tour on Public Holiday.

Monday: 11:00 am to 01:30 pm – Introduction to Permaculture & Farm Tour at KulKul Farm
Five minutes walk from Green School, deeper in the jungle, hides KulKul Farm, an amazing permaculture farm, Green School’s close partner. After a Jalan Jalan at the farm, learning about basic permaculture farming, you will be served a succulent Balinese lunch. You will be back to Green School by 13:30pm. (max 30 Pax)

Monday to Wednesday: 10:30 am to 11:30 pm – The Bridge Co-Learning Center
The Bridge at Green School is a Co-learning centre created for the parent community but open to the public. Here we support our members to develop both personally and professionally through talks, programs and workshops where we run on average five every week. Attend one of our talks after your tour or join us for the day as a place to connect to hi-speed internet, relax with a coffee or snack, and meet fascinating people. We are located right next to the Tour Center so come before your tour to sign up for the talks. Please check our website at thebridge.greenschool.org to sign up for our newsletter and see all the events. Welcome to Green School for Grownups.

Tuesday: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm – Waste Insight Tour with Kembali
Kembali means ‘to return, to come back’ in Indonesian. This is Green School’s recycling centre. By joining this tour you will contribute to Green School’s mission to make our world more sustainable. After  a ‘Jalan Jalan’ (walkabout), gathering trash, and cleaning the area, you will learn how to make upcycled products (new objects made out of recycled materials). After that, you will experience a beautifully-authentic vegetarian lunch served by Green School’s Food Lab. (max 20 Pax)

Thursday: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm – Renewable Energy Tour at Innovation Hub
Join us for an hour of the informative tour about what powers Green School Bali. Learn and understand more about how solar energy is implemented at Green School Bali, and have hands-on experience to make a solar-powered boat from recycled material that demonstrate how solar energy works. After that, you will experience a beautifully-authentic vegetarian lunch served by Green School’s Food Lab. (max 15 Pax)

Friday: 10:45 am to 12:15 pm – BioSoap Making Workshop by Bio Bus
Bio Bus is Green School’s sustainable transportation system that runs on used cooking oil. The black market of used cooking oil is a massive issue in Indonesia. Used cooking oil (UCO), not only harms consumers but also causes hazardous pollution to the environment. In the Bio Bus workshop, you will learn and experience a way to tackle this environmental issue and transform the used cooking oil into valuable things like BioDiesel and BioSoap. Come and learn to help be the solution to the used cooking oil problem – and you can bring a little bottle of the Biosoap back with you as a souvenir. Vegetarian lunch will be served by Green School’s Food Lab. (max 15 Pax)

Friday: 11:00pm – 05:00pm – Bamboo U 1 Day Experience
Want to learn about bamboo? Join ‘Bamboo U’ 1 Day Experience to learn about bamboo’s potential, visit the bamboo treatment and processing factory and engage hands on in building the iconic reciprocal tower feature that holds up the ‘Heart of School’ structure at Green School. (max 20 Pax)

PRIVATE SESSION WITH GREEN SCHOOL LEADERSHIP TEAM
For individuals or groups wanting to understand more deeply the Green School philosophy, learning program, and organizational structure, you can book a private session with a member of the Green School leadership team. (60 minutes – Depending on Availability – Weekdays Only – Lunch is not Included – IDR 3,500,000). Please send us an email: tours@greenschool.org

TOUR FAQ

Our primary focus is the safe and respectful learning environment for our students.  We therefore kindly request your cooperation with our tour guidelines:

  • Tour participants are limited to 30 people daily
  • Gate opens 30 minutes before tour starts
  • Reservations Required
  • ID (KITAS, KTP or Passport) will be required to enter Green School

We strongly recommend that you arrive 30 minutes before the start of the tour for check-in and registration. The Jalan Jalan begins promptly at the scheduled time and because it leaves the reception area, we are not able to accommodate late arrivals.  If for a reason you arrive later than the start of the tour, you will unfortunately be asked to reschedule for another day.

The walk around Green School will be an adventure. We are located on a steep ravine, so be prepared with the right walking shoes or sandals as we will be walking on rocks, and going up and down many steps. We don’t recommend bringing heavy backpacks or luggage. We suggest wearing light clothes and bringing an umbrella or raincoat, especially during the rainy season. We encourage all visitors to bring a sustainable water bottle as we have a few locations around our campus where the visitors are welcome to refill it.

The guests are encouraged to bring their own earphones which are used for the tour headsets. The tour currently has limited headsets for guests of the tour.

Our week day tours run on a normal school day, so there are plenty of opportunities to see our campus structures and learning environment from the outside. So as not to disturb the learning programme, our week day tours do not go inside our wall-less classrooms, but you will get to see our famous Millennial Bridge, Sangkep (assembly hall), walk through our iconic Heart of School building and much more.

 

We understand that different families have different expectations. Our school campus is rugged by design and intention, and has steep inclines and uneven surfaces, so please plan accordingly if you are bringing small children and babies. The Green School tour is a walking tour but pushchairs are not possible around our campus, although you may leave your pushchair at our welcome centre. We have many families who visit our campus with children of all ages, but please be advised that it can be a hot and humid experience and we highly recommend bringing sunblock, a hat, and refillable water bottle. The tour at the weekend is more child-friendly as there are more opportunities to stop and pause.

Please note as we are a school, so there is strictly no filming of the tour.
Media enquiries and visits may contact our Communications & Media team at communications@greenschool.org to learn more about applying for a media visit. Please understand we have a great many media requests and may take a few weeks to respond to your request.

The tour guide will make stops at designated places for some fantastic photos during your tour. Please respect that we are a school and refrain from taking photos of students or staff from close-up or from afar at any point during the tour.

Join us for a walk through our campus

CAMPUS GUIDED TOURS
International adults IDR 200 000
International students IDR 130 000
Indonesian adults IDR 110 000
Indonesian students IDR 75 000
children 6-12 IDR 75 000
children under 6 free

Our Extended Tour contributions range from IDR 150,000 – 600,000, depending on the activity that is chosen.
Exact prices may be found in our booking system, after booking your Campus Guided Tour by clicking the button below.

Our Tour team is available for booking enquiries Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm. Guided tours run on weekends, but our tour bookings customer service team are only available during weekdays. For more information and enquiries, please email tours@greenschool.org

By booking a Tour on this website, you are reserving for a Green School Tour only, please click here to find out more about tours at Green Village and the Bamboo Factory.

Interested in having a full day sustainable experience?

If you are interested in a full-day experience around the Green School area, please have a look at our neighboring camping facilities, Green Camp.

Green Camp offers kids to experience Green School unique learning environment and learn the basics of sustainability while having a lot of fun!

Situated in the backyard of the world-famous Green School, in the heart of the Balinese rain-forest, through workshops and adventures kids ages 7 to 12 will experience a wide range of activities in a day. Your children will return home with a better connection and appreciative understanding of the cycles, rhythms, and systems of nature and their role within it. Children are dropped off 9 AM at Green Camp and get picked up at 4 PM.

For further inquiries please contact info@greencampbali.com.