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The Ultimate Guide To Exploring Bali For 7 Nights, 8 Days

About Bali

One of the most well-known islands in the Indonesian archipelago is Bali. An old civilization noted for its cordial welcome resides on the island. Bali’s beauty and charm have earned this tiny Indonesian island countless honorific nicknames throughout the years, notably Island of the Gods, The Last Paradise, Land of a Thousand Temples, and Dawn of the World.

It makes a strong case for being heaven on earth with its varied scenery of hills and mountains, rocky coasts and tropical beaches, lush rice terraces, and barren volcanic slopes all serving as a stunning background to its vibrant, highly spiritual, and distinctive culture.

Some of its key attractions are world-class surfing and snorkeling, and a vast variety of cultural, historical, and palaces set against breathtaking natural backgrounds, which make Bali the top travel destination in the world.

Bali has plenty to offer a huge range of tourists, from youthful backpackers to the extremely wealthy. Any of Bali’s well-known regions has amazing beach resorts and luxurious resorts. These places include Kuta, Jimbaran, Seminyak, Tanjung Benoa, Candidasa, Lovina, Sanur, and Nusa Dua, where the majority of outstanding hotels and villas are located directly on the beach.

Bali has a lot to offer adventurers as well. From white water rafting to diving, volcano mountaineering to jungle trekking, water sports to cycling, there are many other activities available.

Bali. The most well-known island in Indonesia, with stunning mountain scenery, warm beaches, and welcoming Balinese residents, is a top tourist destination worldwide. You undoubtedly know a lot about the island because it is the destination of thousands of vacationers each year. There is still so much to learn even though the well-known surf areas, dive sites, and religious temples are well-known.

Brief 6 Days Itinerary for Bali

Day 1

  • Reach Bali by flight;
  • Head to Uluwatu temple;
  • Witness the performance of the Kecak and fire dance next to the Uluwatu Temple;
  • Jimbaran Beach.

Day 2

  • Start to Batubulan Village;
  • Proceed to Tirta Empul Temple in Tampak Siring;
  • Kintamani village;
  • Enjoy the spectacular view of Mount Batur volcano and Lake Batur;
  • Tegalalang rice terrace;
  • Ubud Monkey Forest.

Day 3

  • Watch dolphins at Lovina Beach;
  • Go to the best-kept secret of Bali, the Banyumala Waterfall;
  • Wanagiri Hidden Hill;
  • Tamblingan Lake;
  • Handara Gate.

Day 4

  • Engage in Watersports at Tanjung Benoa Beach in Nusa Dua;
  • Visit Tanah Lot Temple;
  • Head to another stunning temple, Taman Ayun Temple at Mengwi village.

Day 5

  • Enjoy seeing tourist attractions in the Nusa Penida islands;
  • Sanur Port and speedboat your way to Nusa Penida;
  • Hop onto the beaches of  Angel Billabong Beach, Crystal Beach, and Kelingking Beach.

Day 6

  • The Lempuyang Tour is on the schedule for the day;
  • Tirta Ganga water palace;
  • Have a glimpse of Mount Agung in the background;

Day 7

  • Ujung Water Palace;
  • Visit the white sand beach, Virgin Beach;

Day 8

  • Bidding Goodbye and traveling to the airport

Best Time To Visit Bali

Bali’s dry season, which lasts from April to October, is the ideal time to visit. Despite having great travel weather, the island does occasionally experience days with high humidity.

January-March: High Rainfall

The temperature is 25 degrees Celsius.

May to June: Moderate rainfall

The temperature ranges from 25 to 28 degrees Celsius. 

July-August: Dry and windy

The temperature ranges from 25 to 27 degrees Celsius.

October-December: Moderate rainfall

The temperature ranges from 25 to 28 degrees Celsius.

Detailed Itinerary Of Bali

Day 1: Uluwatu Sunset Tour

 

The first place to go is the Uluwatu temple, which is a local Hindu temple that serves as a sea temple and is situated on a high cliff and is famed for sunset viewing.

 

Next, see a 1-hour-long performance of the Kecak and fire dance next to the Uluwatu Temple. After finishing the performance, we travel to Jimbaran Beach for a meal on the sand.

Day 2: Ubud Village and Kintamani Volcano Tour

 

The traditional Barong dance, also known as a trance dance, has a fascinating tale about battling good and evil that you may see on your first visit to Batubulan Village.

 

We next proceed to Tirta Empul Temple in Tampak Siring, also known as Holy Spring Temple, a local Hindu temple with holy spring water within the temple.

 

Finally, we then head to Kintamani village to enjoy the spectacular view of Mount Batur volcano and Lake Batur from a distance. You will have lunch in this Kintamani village, and while lunch is being served, you may also engage in other activities.

 

The trip continues after lunch to the Tegalalang rice terrace in north Ubud, which is a stunning rice terrace in a tiny valley. The final stop is the Ubud Monkey Forest, which is located in the heart of Ubud.

Day 3: Bali Watching Dolphin Tour at Lovina Beach

 

The spectacular excursion to watch dolphins at Lovina Beach in the Northern Bali Islands is on the schedule for today.

 

After finishing the dolphin-watching trip, go to the Banyumala Waterfall, a stunning secret waterfall in north Bali.

 

Proceed to Wanagiri Hidden Hill, a stunning hill where we can enjoy the magnificent scenery of Tamblingan Lake and snap pictures in many beautiful locations.

 

Continue the tour to the Handara Gate, a stunning entrance with Balinese design and a nice backdrop. Finally, we head to a restaurant for lunch to experience Indonesian cuisine.

Day 4: Bali Water Sports and Tanah Lot Tour

 

Start your journey in Nusa Dua’s Tanjung Benoa Beach to participate in the Water Sports activity package. It’s a terrific pleasure to engage in marine activities while on vacation. The water sports available are the Bali Banana Boat and Bali Flying Fish. You will enjoy the excitement of engaging in water activities, followed by an Indonesian lunch.

 

Following the completion of lunch, we will visit the stunning Tanah Lot Temple before continuing our journey. Taman Ayun Temple is a lovely temple that is situated in a sizable fish pond in the Mengwi village. The stunning Tanah Lot Temple, which is situated on a tiny rock on the shore, is the temple that receives the most tourists because of its breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and sunset. We will return to the hotel after admiring the magnificent sunset while carrying the unforgettable recollection.

Day 5: Bali Nusa Penida Tour

 

Enjoy seeing tourist attractions in the Nusa Penida islands. On this trip, we’ll journey to the West section of the islands, which are outside of Bali and can only be reached by water. Go to Sanur Port to check into a speedboat. After that, you can travel to Nusa Penida, which takes about 45 minutes from Sanur Port. Once you get there at Nusa Penida Islands, the tour will then begin with a visit to Angel Billabong Beach, which has a stunning natural pool on a rock next to the beach.

 

After lunch, continue to the final destination, Crystal Beach, which is a gorgeous beach with water that resembles crystal.

 

We then head to the dock to board a speedboat and return to Sanur Port. Kelingking Beach is a magnificent beach with rocks that resemble dinosaurs, according to most visitors.

Day 6: Bali Lempuyang Tour

 

The Lempuyang Tour, also known as the Gate of Heaven Tour, is on the schedule for the day. It’s a great tour to learn more about the tourist sites in the eastern Bali islands. On the first trip, head straight to the temple to see the amazing view of the gate of heaven. You can take pictures at this gate with Mount Agung in the background.

 

Next, head to the tirta Ganga water palace, a stunning water palace with amazing fish ponds.

Day 7: Ujung Water Palace and Virgin Beach

 

Watch the stunning Ujung Water Palace, which King Karangasem constructed many years ago. East Bali’s famed Virgin Beach is a stunning beach with clear water and white sand.

Day 8: Bidding Goodbye and travelling to the airport

The trip comes to an end and we take in good memories with us and head to the airport.

What To Eat in Bali

  1. Tipat Cantok
  2. Serombotan
  3. Nasi Goreng
  4. Sate Lilit
  5. Jaje Bali
  6. Rujak
  7. Warungs

Shopping in Bali

  1. Berawa Luxe
  2. Mila The Label
  3. Magali Pascal
  4. FLKLR Surf
  5. Downtown of Ubud.

Budget for Bali

Stay: INR 2840 per night

Food: INR 1400 per night

Travel (depends on the places and mode of travelling):

Private taxi: Minimum INR 400-800 per trip

Bicycle rental: Minimum INR 160 per day to maximum 320 per day.

Scooter/ Motorbikes Rental: Minimum INR 320 per day to maximum 400 per day.

Scooter Taxi/ Ojek: Minimum INR 400 per trip

Hiring a car with a driver for 8-10 hours: INR 3600-4800

How Long Should A Trip Be for Bali

Ideally for 7-8 days

How to reach Bali 

By Air

Ngurah Rai International Airport is 13 kilometers from Bali’s main city of Denpasar. Both significant local and international cities are connected to the airport.

Bali Guide: The Dos and Donts

The Dos

  • Acquire a basic knowledge of a few Indonesian words and phrases, such as Terima Kasih, which means “thank you,” and Selamat Pagi, which means “good morning.” Say a few words to the Balinese in their tongue as a considerate gesture. “Hello” is pronounced “om swastiastu,” “thank you,” “suksma,” and “you’re welcome,” respectively. The people there will be grateful that you took the time.
  • When visiting temples, wear proper attire. Everyone who visits the island’s spectacular open-air temples is required to wear a sarong and waist sash. Visitors to frequently visited temples could be provided with these robes, but for smaller temples, bring your own. Out of respect, refrain from exposing too much flesh. Coverage in the t-shirt style works well.
  • Take in one of the numerous rituals that you could come upon. Sit behind the priest, who is easy to recognize given the accessories of the job since it is not regarded as impolite to do so. Never occupy a seat higher than a local. If they’re sitting on the ground, you ought to do the same.
  • Do obey the rules when entering a temple or any religious site
  • Keep your identity card and passport with you at all times. 
  • Smoking and drinking in sacred sites are restricted.
  • Do talk with someone at eye level
  • Always wear a helmet while riding a motorbike
  • Avoid getting the “Bali belly”

The Don’ts

  • Do not litter in open areas. 
  • Do not disregard the food offered by the locals.
  • Do not touch the head of a Balinese local!
  • Do not use your left hand when giving money or handing over something
  • Do not walk over the Canang Sari in the streets
  • Do not mess with the monkeys!

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