7TH - 20TH SEPTEMBER
4 SPACES REMAINING!
Why learn to paraglide in Bali?
Amidst the monotony of Australia’s winter, particularly on the east coast of NSW where training becomes a challenging endeavor, Nusa Dua’s coastal cliff-lines receive the annual caress of trade winds, unveiling exceptional flying opportunities.
For novice pilots like you, this translates to an abundance of flying experiences, often doubling what one would typically achieve in an Australian course. The result? You return home as a remarkably skilled pilot.
Bali’s consistently favorable conditions have witnessed some of our best-trained students. The allure of daily ideal flying weather and the chance to master numerous top landings – a feat normally associated with intermediate skills – is undeniably attractive.
Our course prides itself on being enjoyable, family-friendly, and inclusive.
*Starting from the 2022 tour period, we’ve introduced a change. Teaching is now limited to students who pre-purchase wing/harness/rescue packages in Australia before their Bali course. With instant package discounts of up to $1000 and the ability to claim GST via TRS (Tourist Refund Scheme), the savings far surpass what you would gain from learning with us in Australia.
If this resonates with you, follow the steps below to get in touch!
Best regards, Mark and Chris
Why we’re the number one for Bali courses
Quality comes with a price, a truth that applies to all aspects of life. Our commitment to excellence is unwavering, offering the foremost training option in Bali with limited participants. As the most experienced Australian training provider in Bali, our approach is risk-averse, evident in our course numbers that defy mass production – we are far from a sausage factory.
Our operational precision in Bali mirrors our ethos at home. Opting for small group training amplifies the benefits – more one-on-one instructor time, personalized guidance, and no tedious waiting on the hill. Embrace the freedom to soar whenever conditions allow, accumulating valuable airtime without constraints.
14-DAY LEARN TO PARAGLIDE COURSESAVE UP TO $1000 ON NEW EQUIPMENT!
HOW TO JOIN US. BOOK IN JUST A FEW EASY STEPS!
3. COMPLETE THE PRE-BALI TOUR QUESTIONNAIRE THAT WE WILL SEND YOU. YOU’LL SEE THAT WE MANAGE PRETTY MUCH EVERYTHING FOR YOU FROM HOTEL BOOKINGS, ROOM OPTIONS, TOUR SHIRT PREFERENCES, ETC. WE ALSO USE THIS TO UNDERSTAND YOUR DEVELOPMENT GOALS.
4. GETTING EXCITING NOW! HOP YOUR PLANE TO BEAUTIFUL BALI, HIGH-FIVE US AT THE FIRST DAY BRIEFING, GET TOTALLY SKILLED UP, HAVE A BALL WITH OUR CREW WHILE MAKING HEAPS OF NEW AWESOME FRIENDS!
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COURSE
Shop around and ask the big questions.
Q: How many students will be on my course?
A: Your learn-to-fly course will have a maximum of 4 students.
Ensure thorough research by inquiring about your instructor’s teaching experience and their team’s cumulative years in Bali. Our team boasts a combined total of 38+ years instructing and 64 years in touring Bali. Trust the expertise of the true professionals.
So I’ll be purchasing my own equipment from Cloudbase and bringing it to Bali to learn on?
Correct. By purchasing equipment packages* before your Bali training, you can enjoy savings of up to $1000. Moreover, you’re eligible to reclaim the GST portion of your purchase through the Tourist Refund Scheme. Feel free to inquire for more details.
*Up to $1000 off on all wing/harness/rescue packages acquired before commencing training in Bali.
save up to $1000.00 off equipment packages* purchased prior to Bali. Additionally, you’ll also be entitled to claim the GST portion of your purchase via the Tourist Refund Scheme. Ask us for more info.
*Up to $1000 on all wing/harness/rescue packages purchased prior to undertaking training in Bali.
SAFA Novice Certificate Course (PG2 Supervised Pilot Rating)*
Learn on your own BRAND NEW, ultra safe and high performing AirDesign and Supair Paraglider.
Course cost is $2800.00AUD. Course outline located here.
- $1400 deposit required to secure your place.
- Remaining 50% accommodation deposit required 60 days prior to course commencement.
- Remaining 50% accommodation deposit and course remainder required 30 days prior to course commencement.
Saturday 14-20 September, inclusive
Joining The Course
You must arrive a day earlier than the course start date (13th September) so that you are fresh, relaxed and ready to fly. If you need transport from the airport, we can help you.
We’ve always highly recommended Garuda Indonesia Airlines. They have a generous 23kg sporting goods allowance, additional to the 30kg check baggage for Economy class fares, and 40kg for Business Class fares.
It has been the case in the past that what may appear to be a cheap ticket with Jetstar or Virgin may end up to be much, much more due to extra baggage charges. If you don’t account for these online, they pump you hard at the check-in counter, and before you know it, you’re paying an absolute packet.
If you’re on our tour and have booked to stay with us at the Vouk Hotel, we get you to and from the flying site daily, but in the event that you want to go off and adventure by yourself, expect to pay up to $20AUD per day for a hire car, and scooter hire is anywhere from $7-$12AUD on average for short term hires. We can organise all of your requirements cheaper than what you could normally as we have a local contact. This will all happen on day one of your specific tour, and Scooter Master Steve Kilgallon manages it all for you!
All rooms are booked at the Vouk Hotel Nusa Dua for tour participants and the Rooms Division Manager will have a list of all rooms matched to tour participant names.
This means you simply turn up with identification and your room is allocated to you with a smile. Easy! This is an EXCELLENT 5-Star hotel with extremely friendly and accommodating staff who make your stay very comfortable. .
Our room rate of ~AUD$95 p/n for the standard Superior Room (upgrades optional) include breakfast, in-room WiFi, and we are proud to announce the following extras that the Vouk have offered for guests on the Cloudbase Tour:
*20% discount at the Hotel Restaurant, Bars.
*Group transport to and from the Timbis flying site and return daily (for those booking via Cloudbase)
Extra night accommodation on your final day
If you’re flying home to the eastern seaboard, it is a solid recommendation that you consider booking an extra day. The reason for this is that room checkout is 11am and your flight will be departing anywhere between 9pm and midnight.
This gives you an opportunity to utilise your room for showers, or an afternoon rest instead of leaving your baggage at the bell desk and showering in the pool (which could be weird both for you and the kids with floaties).
*The quoted rate and extras are for those booking and paying through us. If you’d like to book separately (direct to hotel), I believe the rate would be up to $10 additional per night, without discount offers.
Don’t forget to register for the Course Tour Newsletter!
If you haven’t done so already, please ensure that you’ve registered for the Course/Tour Newsletter. We know that you’re coming to learn, but these newsletters are highly informative updates for those attending Cloudbase Tours and provide you with the necessary info to help you prepare. Past issues for last year’s tour are located here
ENQUIRE ABOUT LEARNING IN BALI THIS JULY!
I come to Bali with a plan of what I’d like to achieve every year, and last year I worked on wingover progression with Mark in the tandem. This style of confidence building with direct guidance is excellent and I would recommend the tour to anyone wanting to evolve their piloting skill range.
Chris and Mark are very competent instructors who run a great tour and treat their trainees and tour group members like valued customers.
The acceleration of your pilot skill development is so fast due to being able to fly every day.
Getting guidance from the boys makes it excellent value for money when you learn so much. I met some great friends that I’ll have for life on that tour, and can’t wait to get my arse over there for this year.
Mark and Chris helped me to achieve the skills I needed to progress to an Intermediate rating, and it’s the right amount of time to make everything click.
It’s easy to see why people refer to this as ‘the tour’ to be on.
Thanks boys, you definitely have Bali locked down!
I’d never done any top landings before, and it was great to have Chris and Mark’s voice constantly in your ear to ensure you’re safe.
I left Bali a completely different pilot and came home to smash some great hours and now feel super confident. I’m going again this year!
I have just arrived home from the Cloudbase Bali tour and still cannot wipe the smile off my face!
I went to Bali as a new pilot with very little airtime – I was nervous, scared, didn’t believe in myself and had no idea what to expect from this trip. The level of experience and professionalism of Mark, Chris, Geoff and Steve made me feel safe and confident to try new skills and develop my flying skills.
I cannot thank these guys enough for all the love and support you offered not only me but the whole group over the last week – I have walked away with so much confidence to head out and fly our local sites but more importantly my flying family has grown!
Much love! Skylight ��
All I can say is WOW!!!
I have had the best week with Cloudbase at Timbis. This was my third PG tour and my first with Cloudbase. It is definitely the pick of them. I had been told by a number of people how good the CB tours were however as always, another persons opinion is rather subjective and I was looking forward to finding out for myself.
I went on the tour, as you know, with an all but brand new wing and was quietly confident in my abilities. Day one, I felt like a novice. Getting used to the Cloudbase way of doing things as well as all the help from the locals put me in my place. Not that it was a bad thing at all, just reinforced all the bad habits I have picked up over the last couple of years.
Looking back on the week as I fill in my logbook, I can see how much I didn’t know. I have learnt more about my flying in the last week than I have in the last 18 months. The depth and breadth of instruction from your team is mind-blowing. At no stage did I feel like I was asking too many questions nor at any stage did I feel like an outsider. The family feel of Cloudbase is phenomenal. I went to the tour feeling like a customer and have left feeling like a friend.
The work you have put into your business really shows. Whilst I can never redo my initial training, knowing what I know now, if I had started with CB, I believe my skill set would be a lot higher.
I would like to thank yourself, Chris, Steve and Geoff for a wonderful experience and the best instruction I have ever had in paragliding.
After doing the Bali Tour in 2016, I was addicted to the sense of camaraderie that Chris, Mark and the team project.
Not only do you have the perfect balance of professionalism and wisdom, but you can expect to be welcomed into an awesome family of friendly, like-minded adventurist pilots. These guys are top!
Great times in a relaxing atmosphere. Thanks for such great memories and nights out!
I had a fabulous time!
Best part for me was racking up the hours to develop myself enough to obtain my intermediate rating and learnt how to safely and competently fly a mini wing.