I bet anyone loves Bali so much. It became a must see place amongst the backpackers around the world. So, if you are planning to visit Bali soon, you might consider this itinerary and guide below.
GETTING TO KNOW BALI
Bali is a province of Indonesia. It is one of the famous destination in Southeast Asia and also claims as the Land of the Gods. It attracts the tourists with its dramatic dances, colorful arts and crafts, stunning resorts, lovely beaches and beautiful nature.
1. No VISA required – Philippines passport holders can enter Indonesia visa free and can stay for a maximum of 30 days. Make sure that your passport has at least 6 months validity left.
2. There are several airlines fly directly in Bali – AirAsia, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines. To score a cheap flight ticket, make sure to turn on your notification for SEAT SALE or promos.
3.Prepare all your travel documents. Make sure to have a copy of your passport because some of the hotels requires it before check in.
4.Make a reservation of your accommodation ahead of time, at least a month before. Find the lowest price in Booking App or AirBnb.
5.To stay connected, you may rent pocket Wi-Fi via Klook App or reserve in flytpack website.If you are travelling alone, much better to buy SIM card in advance. Book here: https://flytpack.com/
6. Bali uses Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) as currency. 1 IDR = 0.0036 PHP. Change your Peso to Dollar here in the Philippine for better rate conversion.
HOW TO GET AROUND IN BALI
The best way to get around in Bali is to hire a private car and driver that will take you in the best spots. Mostly of the package tour includes airport transfer, hotel pick up and drop off. Tour will usually take 8-10 hours. DIY is not advisable since the destinations are too far from each other and not accessible by public transportation.
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WHERE TO STAY
There are a lot of hotels, rooms & villas are available in Bali. Villa are not applicable for us since we are trying to maximize our time. We stayed in Seminyak area. Our place is close to convenient stores, great restaurants and nightlife.
ITINERARY FOR 4 DAYS & 3 NIGHTS
First Day: What to do in Kuta?
Pandawa Beach – the entrance fee here is 25k idr. You will witness the beautiful white sand and aqua blue water on the top of the cliff. Umbrella beach & chair rent will cost you 50k idr. We chose not to swim here. We decided to chill and relax in our first day to compensate the long flight trip. So, this is the only photo I have in Pandawa Beach.
Next stop is Uluwatu Temple – this is one of many temples in Bali. It makes spectacular because you will see the overlooking waves of Indian Ocean. There are also monkeys everywhere, so beware. I heard that there are monkeys that stole gadgets & food from tourists, better to keep eye on your things.
The Edge Bali – Live life in the edge ! I highly recommend to book 2 months in advance. Take note that VIP admissions are ONLY limited. 650k idr for VIP & 450k idr for General admission. Both are consumables (food & beverages credit) & access to use one eighty Sky pool. By the way, I wrote review about Edge Bali. Click here:
Second Day: Explore West Nusa Penida
West Nusa Penida is the most popular tour. We arrived in Sanur Beach around 9am and ride a fast boat for 1hr & 30 mins. Island Tour consists of: Angels Billabong, Broken Beach, Kelingking beach and Crystal Beach.
Kelingkin Beach, the most iconic spot in Nusa Penida.
Sitting at Angels Billabong
Third Day: Bedugul + Seminyak Tour
We went to Luwak Coffee Plantation and we got a chance to taste their sample local blends of coffee & tea.
We bought 1 cup of Luwak Coffee (aka “poop coffee”) for 50k idr. Do you know that Luwak Coffee is the most expensive coffee in the world ?
Handara Gate has become a famous Instagram able spot in Bali. To set your expectation, this gate is actually the entrance to a golf resort.
Wanagiri Hidden Hills is located in northern part of Bali. Bali nest is popping everywhere. You will definitely fell in love with the magnificent view on the top.
Visited Ulun Danu Temple is a floating temple on the shores in Lake Beratan.
Now, let’s explore the city of Seminyak. It should be add to your list !
1. Calling pink lovers & Instagram obsessive ! Don’t forget to visit Kynd Community, don’t miss their smoothies & best coolers.
Address: Jalan Petitenget No.12 Kerobokan Kelod, Seminyak
2. Another Instagram able place – Motel Mexicola, every corner is snap worthy. Foods are quite expensive.
Address: Jl. Kayu Jati Jl. Petitenget No.9X, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
3. This vegan ice cream store and must try their Coconut Ice Cream – Mad Pops.
Address: Jl. Kayu Aya No. 48, Seminyak, Bali
4. La Plancha is a beachfront restaurant and bar. There are hundreds of bean bags where you can sit and drink. This is also a great place to catch sunset.
Address: alan Mesari Beach, Seminyak, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Fourth Day: Ubud Tour
Batuan Temple – the amazing Hindu temple that is in the middle of Batuan Village.
Yan Yuan Silver – Just in case if you are looking for pasalubong” you might check Yan Yuan Silver store. You will see here how they make jewelries.
The Art of Batik – Batik is a technique of producing coloured designs on cloth before dyeing them. I actually forgot the exact name of a place. But once you go there, you will see the entire process of the wax resist art.
A woman carefully paint wax on the cloth.
Tegenungan Waterfall is one of the popular waterfall in Bali. We didn’t climb down because the place is overcrowded. But you can still see its beauty on the top level.
Tirta Empul Temple – Also known as Pura Tirta Empul. The place is very famous because of its holy spring water, where travelers around the globe to go for ritual purification.
Also, this is where I bought our Bali Bags. The price of Bali Bags here are very cheap compare to Ubud Market. Its 4 times cheaper ! Haggling skill is needed. I only bought my rattan bag for 80idr/299PHP only. Imagine that they sell rattan bags in Manila around 2000PHP.
Here’s our itinerary and expenses below:
Make sure to bring your water during the trip. Restaurant & food chains doesn’t have service water.
Some of the temples requires to wear sarong.
Buy your rattan bags & other pasalubong stuff in Tirta Empul Temple. Its 4 times cheaper compare to Ubud Market.
Do not forget to bring sunscreen protection.
Visit tourist spots early in the morning before the crowds get there.
If you have any questions, feel free to comment below. Let me known your thoughts.
“Promise to yourself that one day, you will woke up in Bali”.
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