A volcano-dotted, beach-fringed paradise that’s serene and sensational by turns, from the green slopes of Mt Batur to the Bintang bodegas on Seminyak’s main party strip.
For us though, Bali tours are all about the little treasures. An out-of-the-way village stay at Sidemen, reef-diving the impossibly blue waters off Lovina, soaking up some tranquility in the Banja hot springs, or sipping lime-spiked smoothies in Ubud’s organic cafes. As always, when it comes to paradise, the hardest bit is choosing what to do first.
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|Bangkok to Bali||
Bangkok to Ubud
|Jakarta to Ubud||
Jakarta to Ubud
Seminyak to Seminyak
|Bali & Lombok: Hike, Bike & Raft||
Ubud to Gili Islands
Our Bali trips score an average of 4.79 out of 5 based on 791 reviews in the last year.
We chose Intrepid as part of our honeymoon vacation in June 2018. We loved the way it was planned; allowing us to see various parts of Bali and experience the nature, culture and balinese cuisine. Yogi Bear was an excellent guide from beginning to end. He explained what will happen before each day, giving us historical details on the places we'll visit and always safeguarded our health. He is very charismatic and truly enjoys his work. We were lucky to have a good group of other travellers making the experience even better. We enjoyed the adventures in this tour; mostly the mountain climbing, the snorkelling and the hotsprings. The places Yogi took us for lunch and dinner were amazing. The accommodations were of good standard. I highly recommend Intrepid; this will definitely not be our last.
Review submitted 16 Jul 2018
Quite a full on itinerary with plenty to see. Visits to a number of villages to see real village life on Lombok. Quite a lot of road travel involved. Take the opportunity to snorkel whenever you can because the reefs and sea life here are incredible. A nice break from the busy areas in Bali. Gili Air is amazing!
Review submitted 16 Jul 2018
While 90% of travellers stick to the touristy beaches and late-night bars of Kuta, we prefer a more…authentic approach. Enter the little village of Sidemen. Most of our Bali tours include a stop at Sidemen, and it’s a slice of Balinese life a lot of people will never see: incredible views of Mt. Agung.
Passport holders for most nationalities are now permitted to enter Visa Free for up to 30 days for tourism purposes. In March 2016 Australia and Ireland have been added to the list of countries now exempt from visas for visits for tourism purposes under 30 days. Please check with your relevant consulate or embassy.
Entry requirements: presentation of onward or return tickets, passport which is valid for at least 6 months. Visitors on Visa-Free Short Visits must enter AND exit from certain airports and seaports in Indonesia including: Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta Airport), Bali (Ngurah Rai Airport), Yogyakarta (Adisucipto Airport) and Surabaya (Juanda Airport). This currently excludes entry and exist from Lombok (Bandar Udara International Airport). Visa-Free Short Visits cannot be extended and cannot be transferred to another type of visa.
Some nationalities are required to obtain a visa on arrival, or in advance. Citizens of countries who aren't on the visa on arrival or visa free lists are required to apply for a visa overseas before travelling to Indonesia.
Nationals of all countries planning to stay for more than 30 days in Indonesia have to apply for the appropriate visa at an overseas Indonesian consulate or embassy before their departure.
Local laws require that you must be able show your valid passport at any time when required to do so by an immigration office. We recommend taking a clear photocopy of your passport photo page, and visa (after arriving), to carry with you.
Tipping isn’t compulsory in Bali, or anywhere else in Indonesia. But, like most countries, it’s very much appreciated. Tip as you see fit.
In tourist centres like Kuta, Seminyak, Denpasar and Lovina internet access should be fine, and there will be plenty of internet cafes to choose from if your Wifi isn’t up to scratch. In more rural areas, there could be little or no coverage, particularly during homestays. Just remember to plan ahead.
Again, restaurants and hotels in developed tourist centres will have western-style flush toilets. In more rural areas however, the traditional squat toilet will be pretty common.
Drinking water from taps isn’t recommended in Indonesia, but for environmental reasons, try to avoid buying bottled water every day. There are a number of filtered canteens you can purchase, or bring a supply of water filtration tablets that you can drop into your bottle wherever you go.
Yep, you sure will. All passengers on Intrepid Bali tours will need to have travel insurance booked before the start of the trip. Your leader will record you insurance details on Day 1, so make sure to bring your policy documents. For more info, check out our Travel Insurance