Bali, Indonesia in 6 Days, 5 nights

TRAVELED DATE: September 10-15, 2018

Blog Outline:

  1. Flight to Bali
  2. Home-stay Accommodation
  3. Tour Management
  4. Car and Guide Service
  5. Full Itinerary
  6. Budget and Expenses
  7. Travel Tips

Detailed list of this blog can be seen here: Bali Indonesia Travel Guide

Note: This itinerary, budget and expenses were based and computed on 5 people travelling together.


FLIGHT TO BALI

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We managed to book a discounted price via Cebu Pacific, though not really the cheapest you can get, but still discounted. 😊

Our flight ticket includes PH and ID travel tax already, with one-way 20kg baggage allowance. Details of this can be found on the Bali Indonesia Travel Guide.

Travelling from NAIA T3 Manila to Ngurah Rai Airport Bali will take roughly 3 hours and 45 minutes. On board, you will be given an arrival card to fill in for customs purposes. You will just have to declare your items. This is to avoid illegal import and export of goods to/from Bali. For more details about this, you can check their immigration site here: Bali Indonesia Immigration and Customs.


CURRENCY EXCHANGE

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Indonesia uses a currency of Rupiah or IDR (sign: ‘Rp’). Its exchange rates as of September 2018 are as follow:

1 USD ($1) = 15,028.55 IDR (Rp15,028.55)

1 PHP (₱1) = 276.54 IDR (Rp276.54)

As we will go on full tours each day, and thought that we may not have enough time during tours, we decided to exchange currency at the airport upon our arrival. We exchanged USD to IDR.

Note that there’s only a very few foreign exchange who accepts PHP, so to avoid hassle, exchange your PHP to USD before departing from Manila. Then USD to IDR upon arrival at Bali.

HOME STAY ACCOMMODATION

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Photo from Ngurah & Ayu

We opted to book for a homestay instead of a hotel or apartment, since we initially wanted to socialize with the locals. And besides, it’s a lot cheaper.

So we browsed Airbnb and found this Canang Sari Homestay located in Denpasar, just 20-30 minutes away from the Bali airport.

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Photo from Ngurah & Ayu

It is hosted by the very kind and accommodating Ngurah and Ayu. The place was neat and tidy, very comfortable, with kitchen and bathroom necessities and very good wifi connection, the food was delicious. And above all, hosts were very interactive, understanding, and kind. Plus its cheap rate of around PHP 1,500 per night. For more information about the place, please click here: Canang Sari Home Stay in Bali Indonesia


TOUR MANAGEMENT

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(from upper left) Moxer, Marky, Juni, Rej, Kier, Made, Gien (to lower right)

Since this was only our first international travel, we decided to contact someone from Bali to guide us for our tour and itinerary. Made Adayasa was very recommended by a Philippine travel group in Facebook, so we did the negotiations. He helped us arrange our itinerary and he provided us some helpful info and tips about the trip. For more information, you may visit Made or Galih Bali Tours profile thru the following links:

Facebook: Made Adayasa

Email: Made Adayasa

Website: Galih Bali Tours


CAR AND GUIDE SERVICE

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We were serviced and guided by Rai on the 4 days of our tour. He actually has his own tour servicing agency, however he still works part time with Made, that he was the one Made sent for us. Indeed he’s been a very good driver and guide to us. He drives safe and knows the whole place well. He’s funny, and as well as informative, he shares their culture and provides some trivia. 😉

For more information about Rai’s services, you may reach him thru the following links:

Facebook: Raitour

Email: Rai Ardika


6DAYS 5NIGHTS ITINERARY

DAY 01

3:55 AM                   Manila to Bali

7:50 AM                   Bali airport to Home stay (check in luggage only)

8:40 AM                   Home stay to Bali Bird Park

12:00 PM                 Bali Bird Park to Keramas Aero Park (lunch)

2:30 PM                   Keramas Aero Park to Tanah Lot Temple

6:15 PM                   Tanah Lot to Grocery mart (buy supplies for daily dinner)

7:30 PM                   Grocery mart to Home stay

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Bali Bird Park (click for full details)
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Keramas Aero Park (click for full details)
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Tanah Lot Temple (click for full details)


DAY 02

10:00 AM                   Home stay to The Edge Bali (lunch)

3:30 PM                      The Edge Bali to Uluwatu Temple

7:15 PM                      Uluwatu Temple to Home stay

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Oneeighty° at The Edge (click for full details)
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Uluwatu Temple (click for full details)


DAY 03

6:00 AM                  Home stay to Tegallalang Rice Terraces

8:50 AM                  Tegallalang to Gunung Kawi Temple

10:00 AM                Gunung Kawi to Batur Toya Devasya (lunch)

3:00 PM                   Toya Devasya to Ubud Market (buy souvenirs)

6:00 PM                   Ubud Market to Home stay

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Tegallalang Rice Terraces (click for full details)
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Gunung Kawi Temple (click for full details)
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Toya Devasya Hot Spring (click for full details)
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Ubud Palace


DAY 04

6:00 AM                       Home stay to Bali Swing

12:00 PM                     Bali Swing to Wanagiri Village

3:00 PM                       Wanagiri to Handara Temple Gate

4:15 PM                       Handara to Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

6:00 PM                       Ulun Danu Temple to Home stay

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Bali Swing (click for full details)
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Wanagiri Village (click for full details)
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Handara Temple Gate

Before departing to Bali, our last knowledge is that Handara does not have any entrance fee. However, upon our visit, they now charge Rp30,000 per adult just for a photo opportunity with the iconic gate. They even put a gate barrier to stop people and collect entrance fees first. We then opted not to push through anymore, and we just had a “low budget” or “no budget” photo opportunity with the temple gate 😂😂😂.

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Ulun Danu Beratan Temple (click for full details)


DAY 05

6:00 AM                   Home stay to Sanur Beach

8:00 AM                   Sanur Beach to Nusa Penida

Angel Billabong

Broken Beach

(lunch at Sebuluh Restaurant)

Kelingking Secret Point

Crystal Bay

4:00 PM                  Crystal Bay to Sanur

5:00 PM                  Sanur to Home stay

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Sunrise at Sanur Beach
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Angel Billabong
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Broken Beach
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Kelingking Secret Point
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Crystal Bay

Click here for the full details of Nusa Penida Island Day Trip

Full itinerary details can be found here: Bali Indonesia Travel Guide


BUDGET AND EXPENSES

Our budget just met the actual expenses. Bali is inexpensive to travel to, and everything is negotiable (one of the many things we liked in Bali).

We spent a total of PHP 110,593.05 for all 5 of us at PHP 21,000 to PHP 23,000 per head including everything. Full details of this budgeting and the list of expenses and prices in Bali can also be found in the Bali Indonesia Travel Guide.


TRAVEL TIPS

  1. Spare time to learn a little of Balinese or Indonesian language to interact more with the locals, though you won’t have problem in communication as English here is almost as good as in the Philippines.
  2. Prepare to spend some for donations in certain areas/places, consider that we are just visitors, and we help them for maintenance of their tourism.
  3. As everything in Bali is negotiable, prepare yourself to bargain most of the time, but of course do it nicely and reasonably.
  4. Read more of most recent blogs to get updated information of the rates, operation hours, etc of the places you want to visit.
  5. Try Balinese food!!! They taste awesome! But be prepared for its spicy-ness! 😂
  6. Bali’s mostly hot all year round, so pack your appropriate clothes.

THINGS TO BRING:
✓ Sarong or Malong (optional: if you have issues using free sarongs in temples)
✓ Shawl (optional: to cover your shoulders, and for sun protection as well)
✓ Dry Bag (it’s a must to waterproof gadgets and cash if you will have water activities or travelling thru boats)
✓ Mosquito repellent
✓ Re-usable water bottle (as Bali is mostly hot all year round, so you won’t have to buy each time)
✓ Remember to bring USD instead of PHP
✓ Cap or Hat

 

Detailed list of this blog can be seen here: Bali Indonesia Travel Guide

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Keramas Aero Park

Address: Jl. By Pass Prof. Ida Bagus Mantra KM 28 Keramas, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Opening Hours: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Reservation is not required, but is preferred to guarantee a seat.

Average Meal: Rp200,000 for two (note that their meal prices on menu do not include government taxes and service charge yet)

See full menu here: Keramas Food Menu

Don’t worry, you will just pay the right worth of the food. 😊

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Hungarian Chicken Steak
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Mozzarella Chicken Steak
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Steamed Rice

Trivia: Chicken is called “Ayam” in Bali, while Pork is called “Babi” 😉

Unfortunately, we were not able to try Bali’s specialty, the Babi Guling, so you should and let us know how’s the experience. A’right?


Outside View

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Well, consider having lunch with this view. What an appetizer! 😋😂

More pictures on our instagram account, just click it at the side bar.

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Location, Ambiance, and definitely the Food in here are very commendable. A must try when visiting Bali. 😊

Check Keramas Aero Park out here:

NOTE: Details on this blog are accurate as of September 2018


Raitour

Should you need a ride or tour service, we’re very proud to recommend our driver, Rai. Connect with him here, and extend our regards! ☺️



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The Greatest Bali Bird Park

Address: Jl. Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir Singapadu, Batubulan, Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia

Operating Hours: 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Entrance Fee: Rp385,000/adult (accepts credit card payment)

They have scheduled events everyday you can join upon your arrival. Whether you will or you were able to attend all events or not, you still pay the same rate for the entrance fee.

Upon entry, you will be given a flyer listing the park’s map and their events’ timeline:

Visitors Map

Bird Key


Bird of Prey Show

During our trip, we were only able to attend the ‘Basic Instinct, a Bird of Prey’ show. Shows how those particular birds have learned of basic and some survival skills. Indeed surprisingly entertaining and very educational.

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Guyu Guyu Corner

Now, if you’re like me, you’ll love this park’s corner, the Guyu Guyu Corner! This is where you can hug and kiss birds (nah, just kidding 😅). But seriously, this is where you can truly encounter them.

Do not worry for all the birds, they are all well kept, and do not smell bad like usual birds. So you can literally hug them. 😂

These are the kinds of birds at the Guyu Guyu corner:

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Lake Kelimutu and Lake Nakuru

Another corners from the map are the Lake Kelimutu and Lake Nakuru. They are not actually connected to each other but they are just beside each other.

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Lake Kelimutu is where you can feed Pelican birds while in Lake Nakuru is where you can witness the Flamingos bathing happily and are all united. 😅


Mollucas and Eastern Island

In here you can see the best-looking birds in the Park! ♥️♥️♥️ These birds are very attractive in person (sadly, they are far from the allowed picture taking point, so I had to just zoom it in).

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The Park is still big to explore however we have an itinerary to follow so we left after 2 hours of touring.

For more pictures, please visit our instagram account linked on the side bar.

In summary, I would definitely recommend the park. Worth a visit! Check them out thru these links:

NOTE: Details on this blog are accurate as of September 2018.


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