Ultimate Bali Travel Guide
Planning a vacation in Bali? This Bali Travel Guide will help you explore one of the best islands in the world.
Bali is an island in Indonesia known as the islands of Gods, home to many beautiful landscapes and picturesque scenery. Denpasar is the capital of Bali and is the major gateway to the island. Bali has become a popular tourist destination in Indonesia with millions of tourists visiting each year.
The island’s natural beauty (rice fields, waterfalls, lakes, mountains, and beaches), the rich culture and traditions (authentic Balinese culture), the food (restaurants and bars), the friendly people and the affordable and reasonable priced luxurious accommodation (hotels, villas, resorts) is what draws many tourists to visit Bali every year and to add to that, what people think about when they imagine paradise.
There are so many things to do and see if you are looking to travel to Bali. You can do adventurous and exciting things whether you are travelling alone, in a group or as a family.
Luxury Cars With A Driver In Bali
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Enjoy the scenic drive in your very own luxurious ride for the day, don’t forget to stop at some of the most beautiful iconic places in Bali.
Standard Cars With A Driver In Bali
If you are looking to explore Bali and to travel around to some of the most iconic attractions, there’s no better way then hiring your own private driver with a driver.
Not only is it cost-efficient but gives you the flexibility of seeing and doing the things you want to do. There is a great selection of standard cars to choose from according to your requirements and the number of passengers. Take a look here to search for your private driver with a car.
There are so many places to see and things to do in Bali, and by hiring a driver with a car, it is up to you for how long, whether it’s for half a day or a full day.
Although public transport and bluebird taxi are available, having your own driver is convenient as most drivers will take you around to some of the best places in Bali and pick you up at a designated meeting point. So no need to worry about finding your own transportation from one point to the other, just simply relax and enjoy your travels while having your own car for the day.
All of the drivers speak English and have good communication. They also have good knowledge about the places in Bali with a clear background giving you a full insight into the places you are visiting.
Tours In Bali
The list of places to visit and the things to do in Bali are endless whether you are travelling on your own, with friends or as a family. Bali is one of the destinations you will keep coming back to.
There is something for everyone depending on what your interests are and that includes seeing the adventurous side to Bali, to experience the rich culture and traditions, finding your own spiritual side in Bali or simply to relax and chill.
Now let’s go through some of the recommended places and tours in Bali that cannot be missed during your stay in Bali. These trips can be half a day or for the full day. How long you want to spend at these places is totally up to you.
Ubud – Ubud one of the most iconic places in Bali, located around 1.5 – 2 hours away (depending on traffic on the day) from areas of Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua. Ubud is a serene place, a beautiful picturesque place filled with the lush greenery of rice fields and coconut trees. People come to Ubud to experience the rich culture and traditions of the Balinese people and also to experience the spiritual side (a popular place to take yoga and meditation classes) of Bali.
Ubud is very well known for local handicrafts, here you will find markets filled with artworks, handwoven bags (most popular item to buy) and clothing. Close to the markets is the sacred monkey forest, one of the main tourist attraction in Ubud. This forest is a place of tranquillity filled with lush greenery where you can see monkeys in their natural habitat.
Please Note: keep an eye out and hold onto your personal belongings as it attracts the monkeys to snatch and take off.
Other places to visit in Ubud is the Ubud Royal Palace, Saraswati Temple, Tegallalong Rice Terrace, Elephant Cave, Luwak Coffee Plantation, Ubud Waterfalls, Ubud Swings and Nest and plenty of options to eat at various restaurants and cafes.
Nusa Penida – An island off Bali known for its beautiful white sandy beaches and turquoise clear water, one of the most iconic beach on the island to visit is Diamond Beach and relax at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Cenigan – These islands are accessed by boat and known for its stunning clear waters perfect for swimming and snorkelling. From Lembongan, you can take day trips to other small islands for swimming and snorkelling. You can find accommodation across the island at some of the most luxurious villas with spectacular ocean views.
Uluwatu – Uluwatu is known for its stunning coastline of white sandy beaches and also the iconic Uluwatu Temple located on the clifftop overlooking the ocean. The view is spectacular especially during sunsets and you can also experience the traditional Balinese dance, Kecak dance performance held at Uluwatu Temple every day.
Tanah Lot – Bali’s most famous attraction known as the “Land in the Sea”, a Hindu temple that sits on top of a rock located on the Balinese coast, which is also considered as one of the seven most important sea temples in Bali. Walk along the scenic pathway along the cliff to the temple and enjoy the spectacular view of the temple and its surrounding.
Best time to visit is during sunrise or sunset, do expect to see crowds especially during sunset. This is the most popular time to come visit so have your camera ready and take in the beauty of one of the most picturesque scenery you will see in Bali.
Waterfall Tours – Explore some of the most spectacular waterfalls in Bali famous for its natural beauty. There are amazing viewing points and hiking trails that lead to the waterfalls. Most of these waterfalls make a great location for taking photos in a tranquil surrounding with green trees, rocks and caves.
Lempuyang Temple – Lempuyang Temple is regarded as one of the holiest Hindu temple in Bali. Lempuyang temple is located on the eastern side of Bali and is roughly around 2 hours from Ubud.
The temple has become very popular on Instagram with many tourists visiting every day for that picture-perfect shot along with the breathtaking views in the background of Mount Agung. Do expect a line when you get there as everyone will be expecting to get that Instagram photo!
Ulun Danu Beratan – One of the most peaceful location you will find in Bali, this water temple dedicated to the Goddess of waters is located on Lake Bratan near Bedugul. The temple itself looks like it’s floating on the lake and is surrounded by beautiful nature.
More Tours in Bali
Bali’s international airport is located in Denpasar and is known as Ngurah Rai international airport. The airport is not so far from most places in Bali especially the well-known areas like Kuta, Seminyak and Nusa Dua.
It roughly takes around 30-40 minutes for hotel transfers from the airport and back depending on traffic and where exactly you are staying.
The best way to arrange transport for your airport transfers is by hiring your own private driver with a car rather than going through the hotel or villas. The prices for transport through hotels work out to be a lot more expensive then if you were to hire your own private driver with a car.
Always make arrangements and have clear communication with your driver beforehand and plan in advance about your travel arrangements.