First Time Trip in Bali?



There is always a first experience for every place. First time trip to Bali, for instance.
If you are planning to travel to Bali for the first time, here are some practical tips to plan tour in Bali.

How to get to Bali?

Very easy to choose the mode of transportation to visit Bali. There are many ways to Bali. The easiest, of course plane.

Tickets promo with prices under Rp 400,000,- once the road has a lot to offer. All Indonesian airlines never offer these tickets are cheap. Make sure you order it ahead of time, even a year in advance to get cheap tickets.

Another pathway by land, you can take a bus to Bali, especially if you live on the island of Java, West Nusa Tenggara and East Nusa Tenggara. The price varies depending on the distance. From Jakarta to Bali is usually around Rp 300,000.

When is the best time to come to Bali?

Throughout the year is a good time to travel to Bali. This is because Bali offers a variety of activities and attractions. When it rains, you can just visit the museum and arts center.

However, if you are targeting the beach or nautical tourism and mountain, then select in the dry seasons or months of minimal rainfall, approximately between April and September.

Additionally, you need to pay attention to a solid season visits or high season or peak season. In this period, prices will rise, especially for air tickets, car rental and accommodation. The price increase could reach 25 percent. Peak season visit was in June to August and November to January.

Not only the price of the ride, this time also will be crowded crowded Bali tourist. So get ready for the road conditions are more crowded and more bustling tourist attraction.

Where to stay?

Well, before you seek out accommodation in Bali, ask first, which area in Bali that you want to visit. Typically, for the first time tourists to Bali will go directly to the area south of Bali which is the center of the tourist crowds in Bali.

Famous area is Kuta. In Kuta there are many accomodation. Adjust the budget that you have. If you are looking for cheap lodging under Rp 300,000 per night, you can look it up in the area around Gang Poppies (1 and 2), Jalan Three Brothers, Jalan Raya Tuban, Gang Puspa Ayu, until Jalan Bakung Sari.

Go to the small alleys of the main roads such as Jalan Raya Kuta and Tuban Highway, then you will find small hotels in the style of low price guesthouses. Some even like a boarding house with the price under $ 100,000 might available.

Want more luxurious?

Star hotels can be found in the area of ​​Jalan Kartika Plaza, Jalan Legian, Kuta and Highways. The villas which offer privacy you can find in the region such as in Jalan Drupadi Seminyak.

Finding the hotel can be preferably based on an acquaintance who stayed at the hotel in advance. Or, if you are a new desperate search for the hotel upon arrival in Bali, just ask the taxi driver to stay where he could recommend.

Have to stay in Kuta?

If you are not too happy with the typical hustle and frenetic Kuta, you can choose other destinations in Bali. Try the area of ​​Sanur, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua and quieter.

All three are adjacent to the beach. Only hotels in Nusa Dua is quite expensive because of the concept of the resort area. You can also choose to stay in the Ubud area which impressed unspoiled. But there was no beach in this region. Only, Ubud is located in Gianyar regency.

Herzliya has many interesting attractions, such as zoos, safari parks, cultural tourism, mountain, to the beach. Another option is the area of ​​Lovina, Singaraja, prices here are still low, both the hotel and the food. But the distance is far from the airport, about three hours.

In the east of Bali, the most dominant appeal is Candidasa, Karangasem area with beaches are still relatively less crowded. Many low rates or expensive resort lodging in this area. Another option is Nusa Lembongan.

While at Western part of Bali, you can try to stay in the Canggu area known for its surfing or around Tanah Lot. If you are mountain, and cool breeze enthusiasts, or in the surrounding area Jatiluwih Mount Batukaru could be an option. This area was relatively quiet.

What to ride in Bali?

Public transport such as public transport or called in Bali with a minibus, relatively difficult. Little fleet and indeterminate hour. If you are familiar with Bali, minibus and bus Trans Sarbagita it could be an option.

But if this was the first time you to Bali, you should rent a car. Diverse selection of cars for hire. Most cheap range from Rp 200,000 is included driver, but not including gasoline. Price depends on the type of the car.

You might want to hire a car at the same driver services, in addition to saving time is not lost on the road, you can get a recommendation options tourist attractions and restaurants.

Keep in mind, rent a car with driver in Bali only for 10 hours. If you use more than 10 hours, then the tenant an additional charge per hour. To find a rental car is very easy, you can do through online reservation.

Another way is to find a rental car at the airport or around the place to stay. Each rental car is usually set prices are not much different. However, you should perform a little survey to get the best price.

Another option is to rent a motorcycle, but a hassle if you do not know the way. It could also ride motorcycles. Negotiate the price to take you around all day. Motorcycle suitable choice if you traveled alone.

A taxi ride can be an option to take you from the airport to the hotel or vice versa. Taxis are relatively safe in Bali, including Bali local taxis. Choose a taxi with the meter. You can also take advantage of the shuttle car facilities in the hotel.

Where to Eat?

Expensive or cheap dining? like the typical local Indonesian cuisine or foreign cuisine, all are easily find in Bali.
Try also the Balinese food is rice Jinggo cat-like rice a la Yogyakarta.

It contained only rice, beans tempeh, shredded chicken, and sauce. It certainly lawful and the price is cheap, only Rp 2,000. But it is not enough if only take one Jinggo rice.

How about stepping on offerings?

Banten or sajen of flowers and other local ritual offerings in coconut container (cymbals cider) usually placed at the entrance and areas frequented by Balinese people. Often the question arises what if accidentally stepped on.

Actually it does not matter if you accidentally stepped on. If you stepped on in front of the owner or a shopkeeper or a sajen was placed, simply say "sorry".

Preferably when walking, avoid to pass, lest you even accidentally stepped on. Similarly, when you visit temples or places that are considered sacred by the local community.

Respect and follow the local customs. Use decent clothes. If you wear shorts, wear gloves or cloth. Some places also require you to wear a sarong and senteng.

Do not walk in front of the person who is praying or taking pictures with flash during the ceremony. For women, do not get in when you're in periods.

Those are tips for first timer in Bali, hope that helps.
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