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Province of Indonesia, Bali is on every travel enthusiast’s list. With an abundance gift of nature, Bali is known for its alluring arts which includes traditional and modern dance forms, its splendid sculptures, its flashy paintings, excellent leather, beautiful metalworking and amazing music. It has few smaller but outstanding islands like Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan which are loaded with adventure. Explore these gems with Bali tour packages for an unforgettable island-hopping experience.

You can find peace and serenity in temples like Uluwatu Temple and Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. Mountains like Mount Agung promises to give a challenging hike and an extraordinary sunrise. Rice terraces like Tegalalang make a perfect scenic view for you to enjoy. Bali Museums will not fail to astound you and trip you down to fall in love with the country as it shows the authentic face of it. Balinese food is distinctive and you should not miss the authentic cuisines Bali has to offer you. You can try these amazing foods at the excellent restaurants like Club Med Bali, Who’s Who, Fair Warung Bale, and more.

Bali is one of the most popular islands and there is a reason for it. Since drenched in oceans and beaches, it is a hub of water sports. Addicts from around the world fly here to take adventures in the most beautiful backdrop. Moreover, adventure sports are also quite common here. It could take you to the heights so that you look at an island from a very different and unusual angle. And after getting tired from all of these, you can reside in one of the most amazing beach resorts. Not to mention, Bali is world-famous for its warm hospitality.

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Attractions

Bali Swing
Bali Swings, the perfect setup for your dream picture, is a fascinating place that attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. Secured by safety harnesses, you get to swing at roughly 40 meters above the ground looking over rice paddy fields and jungle views, and it is a mind-blowing activity to enjoy. Get the cameras ready and rolling as you swing with your partner to capture the best moments in Bali.
Bali Safari And Marine Park
While in Bali this is another place which you cannot afford to miss. Make your holidays a lot more exciting while you visit the famous Bali Safari & Marine Park and get a chance to dine besides the animals. The Bali Safari and Marine Park was set up by Taman Safari Indonesia; covering 40 hectares of land in the Gianyar regime.
Tegallalang Rice Terraces
Break away from the bustle of city life amid the lush and serene paddy fields at the Tegallalang Rice Terraces. The fields are uniquely cut out in a terraced layout along the hillsides lending the entire area a graceful pattern that is truly a visual treat. You can also interact with the local farmers to know more about Balinese culture.
Bali Zoo
Home to one of the most impressive collections of wildlife in Indonesia, Bali Zoo stands out among the biggest highlights of this stunning island city. While the sheer variety of biodiversity is staggering, Bali Zoo is better known for its range of immersive experiences- whether it be dining with jungle beasts, going on elephant safaris, or nighttime tour of the Zoo.
Bali Bird Park
Bali Bird Park gives you the opportunity to meet unique species of birds from all around the world nestling in the lush green garden. Spreaded over 2 hectares, the whole garden replicates natural landscapes of Bali forest. Home to almost 1000 birds of 250 different species, the park is considered to be the largest bird conservatory in Bali..
Tanah Lot
Admire the beauty of Tanah lot, the Land in the sea, which is a famous heritage site in Bali. You will be greeted with a panoramic view of the charming land facing the open sea. Preserving the Balinese culture, the traditional stone carvings at the hindu temples here share some insights about the people of Bali and their folklore.

Bali FAQ's

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What are the best things to do in Bali ?

Bali is filled with amazing things to do for you to enjoy your vacation to carry the memories for the life time.

How to reach Bali?

-By Air: Bali is very well connected by air to all the countries. All the international flights land at Ngurah Rai International Airport at Denpasar. Almost all the hotels have to pick and drop facility but in otherwise case, there are options for a pre-paid taxi.

-By Sea: Being an Island, Bali has luxurious cruises where people spend time roaming in the ocean and shopping on the cruise while tasting authentic cuisines on board. But if you wish to enter Bali via waterways then you are suggested to take a flight till Sumatra, Java or Singapore and then catch a ferry or cruise to Bali.

Do I need a visa to travel Bali? How much it will cost me for a tourist visa to Bali?

Recently, the Indonesian government exempted 140 countries including India from visa. However, passenger arriving from cruise in Benoa, will need to apply for VOA because there is no visa free facility at the immigration office. In general, the cost of visa is US $35 and is valid up to 30 days, extendable for another 30 days. With this you can freely move through 29 airports, 88 harbours and 7 land crossings.

The cost of a tourist visa for Bali is US$35. The visas are issued on arrivals at airports and seaports. These visas are not extendable and convertible to other type of visa. Tourist visa is valid for 30 days. Your arrival day is counted as your first day, and you must leave the country on the 30th day.

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What is the best time for holidays in Bali?

The climate of Bali is tropical, warm and humid all year around. The best time to visit Bali depends mainly on the weather and on high and low season, which does affect the overall price for accommodation. Generally, during July and August, the season is high and during December and January, the season is busy.

April, May, June and September is considered as the best season. These months are also the best time for water sport activities such as scuba diving, surfing, snorkeling, etc, because waters are clear.

October - March: Bali sees rainfall during these months, so you may want to avoid this half of the year if you’re planning your vacation.

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What is the ideal duration for a holiday in Bali?

Ideal duration to explore Bali is approx 1-2 weeks. This gives enough time to stay in a couple of areas, and you will get a good mix of relaxation and sight seeing. Prepare a proper itenirary to get proper idea of total days needed to explore. This includes number of places to visit, stay, flight and other things.

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Which are the most popular places to visit in Bali?

1. Bali Swing

Bali Swing in Ubud should be on your bucket list when you visit Bali. It is the ultimate adrenaline rush you get when you are on a huge swing hanging amidst the lush green fields.

Location: Jl. Dewi Saraswati No.7, Bongkasa Pertiwi, Kec. Abiansemal, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80352, Indonesia
Timing: 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Price: 600 INR per person

2. Trek to Mount Batur

At a height of 5,600 feet above sea level, this active volcano gives one of the best sunrises in Bali with a foreground of the beautiful Bali. The last eruption of this volcano witnessed was in 2000.

Location: Mt Batur, South Batur, Kintamani, Bangli Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Timing: 1-day trek
Price: 2150 INR per person

3. Tegalalang Rice Terrace

It is one of the very beautiful green rice cultivations. They are very precisely carved giving these landscapes a hypnotising beauty which is worth watching.

Location: Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Jl. Raya Tegallalang, Tegallalang, Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
Timing: 08:00 am to 06:00 pm 
Price: 77 INR

4. Finns Beach Club

With the versatility of 4 pools, 9 bars, 5 restaurants, Sushi Bar, daily DJs, live vocalists, splendid sunsets and night surfing on white powder-like sand, Finns Beach Club commits to give you one of the maiden experiences.

Location: Finns Beach Club, Jl. Pantai Berawa, Canggu, North Kuta, Badung Regency, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Timing: 09:00 am to 11:00 pm
Price: 573 INR - 1,791 INR

5. Nusa Penida

Nusa Penida is a mesmerizing island where you will have to catch a ferry to reach. There lots of beautiful white sand beaches to explore for you along with some amazing nature’s creation like Kelingking Beach which actually looks like a ‘T-rex’ along with a lot of viewpoints.

Location: Penida Island, Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency, Bali, Indonesia
Timing: 5 days and 4 nights
Price: ? 5,145.58 INR

Which are the most famous waterfalls in Bali?

Bali has heaps of natural bliss surrounding this beautiful island with grandeur which includes tons of waterfalls too. Some of the best of all is:

- Git-Git Waterfall: It is also called a twin waterfall as it splits into two while falling off the cliff and makes a tub of crystal clear water for you to bath in the essence of nature.

- Aling-aling waterfall: Considered sacred, this mesmerising waterfall flows into a luxurious bathtub beneath it where bathing is not considered okay but if you are a serious adventure seeker then this place could turn out to be great for cliff jumping.

- Pengempu Waterfall: If you are enthusiastic about hidden adventures of woods then this is on your list. This beautiful waterfall is far from the noise of the city amidst a compartment of rocks. It is visited by a few so you can enjoy the serenity of the country in peaceful silence.

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What are the best waterparks in Bali?

1. Waterbom Bali: Waterbom Bali has a plethora of options for water slides ranging from huge ones for the daredevils and lighter ones for a little scared people. So, no matter what kind of person you are, this water park should be included in your Bali tourism.

2. Bali Wake Park: Settled on the Balinese Water, Bali Wake Park is a huge set up of inflated tubes that makes up the slides of the park. It is a totally unique park which promises you a totally different experience than any other water park in Bali.

3. Alamandaoe Water Park: Alamandaoe Water Park offers a huge pool which is perfectly suitable for kids as well as adults. One can visit here with their children and enjoy a great family outing together.

4. New Kuta Green Park: Painted with neon colors, New Kuta Green Park is an amazing place where your toddlers will have the most fun on the island Bali.

What are the essential items that one must pack while travelling to Bali?

Bali is an exciting place to explore and one must be ready with right items to enjoy the place at its best. Here’s all the things we would recommend you pack for Bali:

1. Passport
2. Airline Tickets
3. Travel Insurance Documents
4. Accommodation Booking Information/Receipts
5. Credit Card, Debit Card or other form of accessing money
6. Drivers Licence (for photo ID)
7. Photocopies of all your travel documents
8. Emergency phone numbers
9. Indonesian Rupiah
10. Sunglasses
11. Hat
12. Sunscreen
13. Medical first aid kit
14. Sea Sickness Tablets

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What points should I keep in mind while travelling to Bali?

Bali is a great place to escape from the city chaos. From beaches to exotic locations, there are many options for travellers to explore. Exploring the cultural aspect of the country is also important. If you're visiting for the first time to Bali, then here are some points to consider:

1. Visa: Including India, ther are 139 countries which enjoy visa free Bali trip, while Visa on Arrival applies for others at USD 35 (extendable once).
2. Weather: Wet season: October-April; Dry season: May-September; Best time to go: May-August.
3. Currency: USD 1 = IDR 14,000
4. Water: Tap water is not potable; ice in drinks at established bars, hotels and reputable restaurants are usually safe. Also carry bottle waters
5. Emergencies: In case of emergencies, dial 110 for police and 118 for ambulance
6. Important Places to Visit: List down the places that are must visit and explore.
7. Food: List down the best and must try foods along with restaurants where you are served the best foods.

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What language do they speak in Bali?

Bali people speak Balinese which is simply Malayo-Polynesian language spoken. However, due to increase in tourism, Balinese speak a level of English that allows them to communicate with tourists on a basic level. Also Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French or German are often used for multilingual signs or promotional flyers targeting foreign tourists.

Is it worth visiting Bali for honeymoon?

Bali an amazing honeymoon location offers varied places, activities to perform and explore. Idyllic vistas over tropical shores, cool green forests with gentle breezes and memorable views from cliff tops are waiting to be discovered by lovebirds escaping to this island. Here are some places for honeymoon couples to enjoy in Bali:

1. Bali Hai Castaway Cruise to Nusa Penida- Nusa Penida
2. Royal Mengwi Temple, Monkey Forest & Tanah Lot Excursion- Tabanan
3. Romantic Aristocat Evening Cruise with 5-Course Dinner- Benoa Harbour
4. Private Professional Photo Shoot, Spa Treatment & Transfer- Seminyak
5. Private Horseback Riding in Tegallalang- Ubud

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Is it worth visiting Bali for adventure?

Yes, adventure in Bali is worth and experience. There are some extreme sports be it water or some thrilling trekking, one can have immense opportunity to show the adventure skill. Srom jumping off cliffs to climbing active volcanoes or ejecting yourself superhero-style up in the air – Bali is the perfect place to engage your wild side in some action-packed extreme sports.

1. Canyoning at Gitgit Waterfall, North Bali
2. Jet Packs and Jet Bikes, Nusa Dua
3. Bali Paintball Arena, Bukit Ungasan
4. White Water Rafting, Ubud
5. Bali Flying Fish, Tanjung Benoa Beach
6. Paragliding, Denpasar
7. Climb Gunung Batur

What watersports are must to do in Bali?

There are different watersport activities in Bali. These best water sport activities in Bali are for those looking for something beyond mere swimming and snorkelling, where adrenaline junkies can get their fix from some boat-towed action. Majority of the best water sport activities in Bali are focused around the Tanjung Benoa peninsula, and other such regions. Get thrilled by walking on the seabed to discovering Bali’s great underwater scenes. Some of the watersports activities to enjoy are:

1. Surfing- Kuta, Canggu, Medewi, Uluwatu and Bukit
2. Scuba Diving- Amed, Tulamben, Lembongan and Menjangan Island
3. Snorkeling- Nusa Lembongan, Tulamben and Pemuteran
4. Rafting- Ayung River, Telaga Waja River and Payangan
5. Stand up Paddle- Jimbaran and Sanur
6. Sea Walking- Sanur, Tanjung Benoa and Lembongan Island

Which places will be most enjoyable by children?

Children can have a great vacation in Bali. The best things to do with kids in Bali range from nature activities, thrilling animal parks and safaris, fun splashing water parks, rafting up in the valleys and water sports down by the coastline. There are some indoor additions such as trick-eye galleries loaded with awesome artworks.

Kuta, Legian, Gianyar, Ubud, Benoa, Tanjung Benoa and other places are worth for children activities.

Which place is best for villa stay in Bali?

There are some best villas that offer a sense of privacy and intimacy, as guests experience a more personalized approach. Concierge and butler services around the clock make it even harder for guests to leave the comfort of their own accommodation. Villas are the best option for families and large groups. Seminyak is the best place for villa stay.

1. The Bali Dream Villa
2. The Samaya Seminyak
3. Kanishka Villas
4. The Wolas Villa & Spa

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Which are most famous beaches in Bali?

Bali has some amazing beaches which are worth exploring. Bali beaches range from palm-fringed white sand coasts on the island’s south such as Kuta, Nusa Dua and Sanur, to the cliff-guarded ‘hidden’ shores of Uluwatu, Padang Padang, Dreamland and Bingin. These beaches comprise striking black sands on the north and western shorelines, with sleepy undisturbed coves in-between. Some of the famous beaches here are:

1. Canggu Beach
2. Amed Beach
3. Balangan Beach
4. Lovina Beach
5. Tanjung Benoa Beach
6. Sanur Beach
7. Nusa Dua
8. Kuta Beach

What all activities I can do in Kuta?

1. Flying Fish
Flying fish is a popular water sport in Bali which will have you face your fears of height and speed at the same time as the flying fish rubber you will be sitting on would be pulled by a speed boat.

Location: South Kuta Beach, South Kuta
Timing: 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Price: 1,299 INR per adult

2. Underwater Scooter
If you have no prior experience of any kind of underwater sports then too, you can enjoy this activity which lets you explore the marine life and gives you an equally fulfilling experience.

Location: Bali
Timing: 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
Price: 4,500 INR per person 


3. Parasailing
You will be secured with a parachute and tied to a speed boat which will pull you up to 95 meters above sea level giving you a chance to appreciate the surrounding from that angle.

Location: Pandan sari watersport, Jln Pratama, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Timing: 08:00 am to 05:00 pm
Price: 1,788 INR per person

4. Jetskiing
Even if it is your first time, the instructors are so good at briefing about riding the jet ski that you would be a pro in 5 mins after hopping on to it. Then you explore the beautiful Nusa Dua in Bali on a professional 700 CC jet ski.

Location: South Kuta Beach, South Kuta, Bali
Timing: 09:30 am to 04:00 pm
Price: 1,487 INR per person

5. Doughnut Ride
Sit in the doughnut-shaped inflatable boat and let the speed boat pull and speed you up so that you can be unleashed to explore the waters and the surroundings even more

Location: South Kuta Beach, South Kuta, Bali
Timing: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Price: 700 INR per person

6. Scuba Diving
Brimming with vast marine life, Bali offers you a fulfilling scuba diving to unfasten the underwater life enthusiast in you.

Location:
South Kuta Beach, South Kuta, Bali
Timing: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Price: 1,299 INR per person

7. Sea Walking
Bali has a lot of oceans overflowing with colours of marine life. Sea Walking gives you the pleasurable chance of exploring them even if you are not able to swim.

Location: South Kuta Beach, South Kuta, Bali
Timing: 10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Price: 2,553 INR per person

What kind of nightlife I can experience in Bali?

The nightlife in Bali is amazing. One can enjoy a great nightout at pubs and bars. Standalone entertainment venues, Kuta for instance, feature occasional gigs from international bands. In-house hotel bars transform into more dynamic places, some featuring live DJs, bands playing top 40 songs. Impressive location, good food and activities can be enjoyed. Ku De Ta on the Seminyak coast, or the Rock Bar at Ayana Resort, perched on cliffs above the Indian Ocean, are some options. Top Places to enjoy the nightlife of Bali are:

  • Sky Garden, Legian
  • Mirror Bali Lounge and Club, Seminyak
  • Bounty Discotheque, Legian
  • Jenja, Seminyak
  • Engine Room, Legian
  • SKAI Beach Club
  • HQ Beach Club
  • Romeo's Bar & Grillery

What kind of shopping can be done in Bali?

Bali offers some amazing places to shop. One can head to local markets for shopping some amazing crafts. It will introduce you to a treasure trove of fine art and handicrafts, antique and semi-antique furniture, paintings, delicately carved jewellery, and others. The best shops in Bali open late, usually 10:00 - 23:00. Some of he best places to shop are:

- Kuta Beachwalk, Jalan Bakung Sari
- Ubud Art Market
- Mal Balo Galeria, Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai, Simpang Siur, Kuta
- Discovery Shopping Mall, Jalan Kartika Plaza, Kuta
- Sukawati Art Market, Gianyar
- Bali Collection, Nusa Dua

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Which restaurants serve the best food in Bali? Is vegetarian food easily available in Bali?

1. Finns Beach Club: It is a beach club having restaurants which serve simple Indonesian Food along with International and Fusion Cuisines. It has a dedicated Sushi Bar as well
Location: Pantai Berawa, Canggu, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Cost for two: 600 IDR

2. Watercress Café: It is a roadside cafe and have a very different menu including warm quiches, lasagna, sushi, and salads, and if you wish to go for some regular dishes then you can order burgers and sandwiches.
Location: Jl. Batu Belig No.21 A, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361, Indonesia
Cost for two: 300 IDR

3. Bali Asli Restaurant: This restaurant serves you authentic Balinese cuisines amidst the lap of nature. You can enjoy your food while looking at the breathtaking views from your windows and balconies.
Location: Gelumpang Gelumpang Village, Jl. Raya Tengading Amlapura, Bali,
Cost for two: 350 IDR

4. Mamasan Bali: This restaurant transcends you to history due to its interior designs. If you wish to taste some history along with some authentic Balinese dishes then this place should be on your bucket list.
Location: Jl. Raya Kerobokan No.135, Kerobokan Kelod, Kec. Kuta Utara, Kabupaten Badung, Bali
Cost for two: 550 IDR
Yes, vegetarian food is very easily available in Balinese restaurants. Adding to them, you even have options from Balinese vegetarian and fusion cuisines.

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What is the culture like in Bali?

The culture of Bali is unique and traditional.Various forms of dance and music have made Bali's arts and culture scene one of the most diverse in the world. Hinduism has the major impact on its culture. Rites of passage at Balinese family households can almost be seen daily, celebrating the cycle of birth, death and rebirth. The culture here is the blend of seriousness and slapstick and their dances reveal this; like a vaudeville show. One can find different types of dances including- Wali Dances, Bebali Dances, and few others.

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Can I rent a bike,car etc. to travel within Bali?

Yes, you can rent both, car as well as bike to travel within Bali. You need to get your original driving licence along with you and you can even get a temporary Balinese Driving Licence within a day. It is suggested to take guidance from your hotel or homestay as they will know how and where to get it done.

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Reviewed: 28 Oct 2023
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We had the best experience on our Bali trip because of the decision we took by planning our itinerary  with Thrillophilia. The team was so cooperative and cleared the doubts with much patience. From the point we arrived in Bali to the time we left, the guide helped us in all aspects like waiting for... Read More
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Reviewed: 06 Apr 2023
5.0/5
Thank u for making this trip memorable for us. The whole thrillophilla team was available throughout the trip. The local staff and guide were quite knowledgeable. We created a lot of memories, thanks to the well planned trip. Would love you trouble you again for another trip 😜
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Sathishkumar Chandru
Reviewed: 14 Nov 2022
5.0/5
Bali is more than a place. It’s a mood, it’s magical. It’s a tropical state of mind. Well you did it again Thrillophilia. There you go.. A Fabulous experience from Thrill & the journey starts in most beautiful island #Bali and begins with -> Pickup from airport by Best Travel Guide (who take care ... Read More
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Sachin Biyani
Reviewed: 23 Jul 2023
5.0/5
Thanks to thrillophilia team They make our 25th anniversary vacation trip memorable Specially our tour manager Pooja mam help us for going smoothly all things Rooms & atmosphere are good Breakfast is best at Rama beach resort kuta Car is good with well behaved driver
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Shantala Naveen
Reviewed: 07 May 2023
5.0/5
I loved the beautiful temples such as Lempuyang temple. The view of the mountain through the gates of heaven was stunning. It was also extremely fun feeding the fish at thirtha ganga. The water sports experience was fantastic, we loved jet skiing and doing the sea walk.
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Reviewed: 26 Dec 2023
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It was amazing and fabulous trip.
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