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Lombok Highlights – 1 Day Tour

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Lombok Island Highlights  – One day tour

On this day trip to Lombok, you will be visiting: Sukarare, Banyumule,  Senggigi Beach, Rambitan / Sade Traditional Sasak Village,  Kuta Beach Lombok, Tanjung Ann.

Tour Code: GS 23 LO
Starts: Every day
Duration: About 10 – 12 hrs.
Pick-up: At 5.00 – 5.45 am   (At your hotel in Bali)
INCLUSIVE FLIGHT:  Bali – Lombok – Bali

Price: US$ 200 / person (Min. 2 persons)
Reservations should be made mimum 10 days in advance as we have to arrange everything for your tour.

 

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Tour description:
This trip is ideal for those who wants to explore Lombok (Bali’s sister island) in one day, for either inspection or just a short visit. We can customize the activities upon your request. A private air-con deluxe vehicle with driver and an English speaking guide will greet and meet you upon your arrival, escort and show you around.
This Lombok Tour visiting the following places: Sukarare, Centre of Traditional Hand Weaving to see beautiful songket (sarung) of Lombok are being made then proceed to Banyumulek Pottery Village to see the beautiful hand made of Lombok Earthenware pottery, continue Lunch in Senggigi Area, west coast area with beautiful beaches.
Then visit to Rambitan / Sade Traditional Sasak Village passing through Lombok landscape see old style of Lombok lifestyle and houses, continue drive another 20 min to reach Kuta Beach Lombok enjoy beach view in Tanjung Ann, then explore the beach before heading back to Airport (LOP) in Lombok.
Lombok extension on request. ( E.g.: 1 or 2 nights in a beach hotel in Senggigi)

 

Price: US$ 200 / person (Min. 2 persons)
(Inclusive tax & service)

 

Tours Include:

  • • Pick up and drop off (at your hotel  in Bali)
  • • Transportation with fully air-conditioner car or van
  • • Return airfares for domestic flight from Bali (DPS) – Lombok (LOP) – Bali (DPS)
  • • Entrance fees, sightseeing tour on Lombok
  • • English speaking tour guide (Japanese, German, Russian, Italian, Chinese, etc. on request)

Remarks:

  • • Other personal expenses are not included and will be on personal account. (Airport Tax, meals)
  • • Prices are net per person and inclusive tax and service charge.
  • • Booking must be min. 2 weeks in advance.
  • • Flight rates my be change and can cause an surcharge (if booking less than 2 weeks before)
  • • Extension in Senggigi possible. (On request)
  • • For Lombok extension, we have nice hotels in Senggigi, Gili Islands, Kuta Lombok (on request)
  • – Don’t forget to bring your camera, sun protection

 

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Private Group
We only take small group of minimum of two persons and maximum 10 persons to maximize safety and service to all participants. This package are private only for your group, if you want to share with other group please contact us. The tour package are fully organized combine culture, adventure, leisure, comfort and safety.
Maybe you want to extend some more days in Lombok ?

See our Lombok hotel  extension packages:

Sheraton Senggigi Resort – 2 days / 1 night  – from USD 59 per pers. inclusive transfers
Hotel Sunset House Lombok (Senggigi) – 3 days / 2 night  – from USD 40 per pers.  inclusive transfers, breakfast
Hotel Ombak – Gilli Terwangan  2 days / 1 night –  from USD 55 per pers. inclusive transfers (boat & van), breakfast.

Hotel extensions packages : minimum 2 persons share one double room. Inclusive tax & service charge, transfers.
Please ask for our complete list of Lombok hotels and extension packages!

 

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27/02/2015 |

Lombok, Mt. Rinjani Trekking – 5 days / 4 nights

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Lombok Island, Mount Rinjani Trekking  5 days, 4 nights

Highlights on this tour: Mount Rinjani trekking, sunrise at the peak,  Segara Anak Lake, Volcano lake swimming


Tour Code: GS 27 M

Tours Starts: Every day
Duration 5 days / 4 nights
Pick-up:  At  5.00 – 6 am / at your hotel in Bali

Price: US$ 190 / person (Min. 2 persons)
Please book min 1 week in advance.

 

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Tour description:

Mount Rinjani is the biggest mountain in Lombok Island, at this tour packages we will trekking to peak of Mount Rinjani and start our adventure trips from Bali island.

1st Day: Pick up from your hotel in Bali and transfer to Ngurah Rai airport for your flight to Lombok Island.
Upon arrival in airport, meeting service with our guide and then transfer to Senggigi area. Overnight at hotel in Senggigi.

2nd Day: Early in the morning breakfast at hotel and then transfer to Sembalun and then register at Rinjani Trek Centre, then start for approx 4 hours walk ascent trough grassland to Pelawangan 2 (camp) with rest stop along the way. After lunch, start step climb to Pelawangan 2. Dinner and overnight at Pelawangan 2.

3rd Day: Pelawangan 2 – Top of Mt. Rinjani – Segara Anak Lake. Early in the morning at 3.00 am, climb up for approx 3 hours to the peak of Mount Rinjani (3,726 m a.s.l). Enjoy the sunrise over a spectacular view of lake, mountain and island stretching far below. Small breakfast on the summit. Descent to Pelawangan 2. After lunch, descent to Segara Anak Lake with an active volcano within Mt.Baru Jari (2,351 m a.s.l). Rest of the day, fell free and cool by swimming on the lake of natural sauna on the hot spring. Dinner and overnight on tent by the lake.

4th Day: Lake – Senggigi: After breakfast, trek up to Pelawangan1 then descent to Senaru Village with lunch stop at Pos III. Arrival in Senaru in the afternoon and then transfer to Senggigi area and overnight at comfort beach hotel in Senggigi.

5th Day: Lombok to Bali. Breakfast at hotel. Free at your own leisure and enjoy the beautiful Senggigi beach. In the afternoon we will transfer to the airport for your flight back to Bali. After arrive in Bali we will transfer you to your hotel.

 

Tours Include:

  • • Pick up and drop off (at your hotel)
  •  • Tour transportation with fully air-conditioner car or van
  • • Return airfares for domestic flight from Bali  (DPS) – Lombok (LOP) – Bali (DPS)
  • • Entrance & trekking fees,
  • • Trnsportation in Lombok in car or van.
  • • Trekking Tour and safety equipment (torch, rope, tent)
  • • Accommodation in Senggigi in 3 Star Hotel, Trekkeing Accommodation in Tent / Camp
  • • Breakfast & Lunch on day 2, 3 and 4, Dinner on day 3
  • • English speaking tour guide / trekking guide (Japanese, German, Russian, Chinese on request)

 

Remarks:

  • • Other personal expenses are not included and will be on personal account.
  • • Prices are net per person and inclusive tax and service charge.
  • • Lunch can provide at local restaurant for surcharge of US$ 10 per person.
  • • Single Surcharge: US $ 45
  • • Don’t forget to bring: Trekking or sport shoes, long pants, warm jacket, sun protection, swim wear, photo camera. And good condition.
  • • Not suitable for handicapped people
  • • Extension in Senggigi: US$ 40 p.Pers. per night  (3 – 4 star beach hotel)
  • • For Lombok extension, we have nice hotels in Senggigi, Gili Islands, Kuta Lombok.
    Please  ask for our cheapest rates

Price: US$ 190 / person (Min. 2 persons)

 

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Book this tour and get free spa massage treatment in G-Spa, Bali!

 

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27/10/2013 |

About Bali

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What you have to know about Bali:

 

Bali Facts:

Bali is an island and the smallest province of Indonesia, and includes a few smaller neighbouring islands, notably Nusa Penida. It is located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Java to the west and Lombok to the east, and has its capital of Denpasar at the southern part of the island.

Bali is Indonesia’s favorite tourist destination, known for its natural attractions, perfect climate and relaxed atmosphere. This island of flowers, temples and friendly people is considered a real gem by travelers worldwide. The Island also featured by the complete tourist facilities, attractions and recreations that definitely make this island as the best holiday destinations in Asia.
With a population of 3.8 million in the 2010 census, and currently 4.22 million, the island is home to most of Indonesia’s Hindu minority. According to the 2010 Census, 84.5% of Bali’s population adhered to Balinese Hinduism while most of the remainder followed Islam. Bali is also the largest tourist destination in the country and is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. A tourist haven for decades, the province has seen a further surge in tourist numbers in recent years.

Over the years, the grace and charm of Bali and its people have earned this tiny island numerous sobriquets of praise and homage: Island Of The Gods; The Last paradise; Land Of The Thousand Temples; Morning Of The World. Generations of foreign visitors, mesmerized by the placid lifestyle and fantastic rituals of the gregarious Balinese, have sought to capture the island’s spirit with poetic labels such as these.

And yet it is Bali that does the capturing. Covering less than 6,000 square kilometers, this lush, diamond-shaped isle attracts tourist, each drawn by the promise of a paradise on the earth. This is a land of startling geographical contracts, of verdant rice terraces and sacred, mist-wreathed volcanoes, of white-sand beaches and dense tropical rain forest. and this is home to one of the world’s most vibrant cultures; a society famed for its dance and music, it’s lavish ceremonies and artistic achievements.


Bali Economic:

More than 80 percent of the economy is based on agriculture, the other sectors being handicrafts, tourism, small trade, and professional services.

Economically and culturally, Bali is one of the most important islands of Indonesia. Rice is grown on irrigated, terraced hillsides; other crops include sugar cane, coffee, copra, tobacco, fruits and vegetables. Cattle and hogs are also raised. The Balinese are skilled artisans, particularly in woodcarving and in fashioning objects of tortoiseshell and of gold, silver and other metals. The Balinese are noted for their traditional dance, the distinctive music of the gamelan and for their skills in weaving cloth of gold and silver threads, Songket, as well as for embroidering silk and cotton clothing.

Bali of today is one of the twenty six provinces of the Republic of Indonesia, divided administratively between eight districts that take their names and boundaries from the island’s old Hindu kingdoms.


Bali Climate:

With sunshine shining throughout the year, Bali has a tropical monsoon climate, with pleasant day temperatures between 20 to 33 degrees Celsius or 68 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit. Rainy season starts from October to March, when the West monsoon brings heavy showers and high humidity. June to September is considered the driest season, with low humidity and it can be fairly cold in the evenings, the best time for any outdoor activities.

 

History of Bali:

The first Hindus arrived in Bali as early as 100 BC, but the unique culture which is so apparent to any current day visitor to Bali hails largely from neighbouring Java, with some influence from Bali’s distant animist past. The Javanese Majapahit Empire’s rule over Bali became complete in the 14th century when Gajah Mada, Prime Minister of the Javanese king, defeated the Balinese king at Bedulu.

The rule of the Majapahit Empire resulted in the initial influx of Javanese culture, most of all in architecture, dance, painting, sculpture and the wayang puppet theatre. All of this is still very apparent today. The very few Balinese who did not adopt this Javanese Hindu culture are known today as the Bali Aga (“original Balinese”) and still live in the isolated villages of Tenganan near Candidasa and Trunyan on the remote eastern shore of Lake Batur at Kintamani.

With the rise of Islam in the Indonesian archipelago, the Majapahit Empire in Java fell and Bali became independent near the turn of the 16th century. The Javanese aristocracy found refuge in Bali, bringing an even stronger influx of Hindu arts, literature and religion.

Divided among a number of ruling rajas, occasionally battling off invaders from now Islamic Java to the west and making forays to conquer Lombok to the east, the north of the island was finally captured by the Dutch colonialists in a series of brutal wars from 1846 to 1849. Southern Bali was not conquered until 1906, and eastern Bali did not surrender until 1908. In both 1906 and 1908, many Balinese chose death over disgrace and fought en-masse until the bitter end, often walking straight into Dutch cannons and gunfire. This manner of suicidal fighting to the death is known as puputan. Victory was bittersweet, as the images of the puputan highly tarnished the Dutch in the international community. Perhaps to make up for this, the Dutch did not make the Balinese enter into a forced cultivation system, as had happened in Java, and instead tried to promote Balinese culture through their policy of Baliseering or the “Balinisation of Bali”.

Bali became part of the newly independent Republic of Indonesia in 1945. In 1965, after the failed coup d’etat which was allegedly backed by the Communist Party (PKI), state-instigated, anti-communist violence spread across Indonesia. In Bali, it has been said that the rivers ran red with the reprisal killings of suspected communists—most estimates of the death toll say 80,000, or about five percent of the population of Bali at the time.

The current chapter in Bali’s history began in the seventies when intrepid hippies and surfers discovered Bali’s beaches and waves, and tourism soon became the biggest income earner. Despite the shocks of the terrorist attacks in 2002 and 2005, the magical island continues to draw crowds, and Bali’s culture remains as spectacular as ever

 

Culture of Bali:

Unlike any other island in largely Muslim Indonesia, Bali is a pocket of Hindu religion and culture. Every aspect of Balinese life is suffused with religion, but the most visible signs are the tiny offerings (canang sari, or sesajen) found in every Balinese house, work place, restaurant, souvenir stall and airport check-in desk. These leaf trays are made daily and can contain an enormous range of offering items: flowers, glutinous rice, cookies, salt, and even cigarettes and coffee! They are set out with burning incense sticks and sprinkled with holy water no less than three times a day, before every meal. Don’t worry if you step on one, as they are placed on the ground for this very purpose and will be swept away anyway (But you better not step on one on purpose, because – as Balinese believe – it’ll give you bad luck!).

Balinese Hinduism diverged from the mainstream well over 500 years ago and is quite radically different from what you would see in India. The primary deity is Sanghyang Widi Wasa (Acintya), the “all-in-one god” for which other gods like Vishnu (Wisnu) and Shiva (Civa) are merely manifestations, and instead of being shown directly, he is depicted by an empty throne wrapped in the distinctive poleng black-and-white chessboard pattern and protected by a ceremonial tedung umbrella.

 

The Airport  – DPS / Ngurah Rai International Airport

Most visitors will arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport (IATA Code: DPS), also known as Denpasar International Airport. Despite this misleading name, the airport is actually located in Tuban between Kuta and Jimbaran, roughly 30 mins away from Denpasar. Ngurah Rai is Indonesia’s 3rd busiest international airport (after Jakarta and Surabaya) and a major hub well-connected to Australia, South-East Asia, and the rest of Indonesia.

The airport will not win any awards for style, but it is functional enough and has the usual complement of overpriced restaurants, duty-free shops and other services. ATMs which accept Cirrus and Plus cards for withdrawals are available in airport departure and arrival areas and a range money changing kiosks including some operated by Indonesian banks such as BNI, BCA and Mandiri are available at the airport. Most ATMs for international arriving passengers are available right after exiting customs. There is one ATM to the immediate left of the customs exit, and another one a short walk away; near a restaurant.

Security protocols including passenger and baggage screening are similar to other large international airports in the region. Limitations similar to those in the EU and US are placed upon the carrying of fluids and other so- called security items in hand luggage. International passengers should be prepared for scrutiny of their baggage, including all carry-on items. When departing, you will likely pass through a total of three security checkpoints, and possibly a further one at the boarding gate, so be patient, particularly when things are busy.

Security protocols at the domestic terminal are similar to those applied at other Indonesian domestic hub airports, with baggage and carry-on screening, x-ray, metal detection, hand inspections and other security measures in place for departing passengers.

Be mindful of airport porters who may attempt to take control of your luggage either adjacent to or immediately adjacent to the baggage claim or in other sections of the airport. These porters may look quite similar to actual airport officials and may carry a name badge. If you do not wish to engage the services of a porter, then a firm but polite “no” should suffice. If you do accept their services then a payment is required with Rp 5,000 being the standard charge. Many of the porters demand money if they have been successful in picking up your bag, even if you tell them not to do so. Most certainly do not pay them if they do this and completely ignore any demands they make for payment or any other ‘services’ they may claim to be able to provide.

With the move to the newer international terminal (as of October 2013); porters usually will not take control of your luggage unless they either ask you or you request their assistance (depending on which one comes first). If you do utilize them; tipping is based on size of your baggage and the time spent helping you get through customs. In most cases, your baggage will be off of the conveyor belt and lined up on the side by the time you make your way to the baggage claim area.

When departing from Bali, you are subject to the airport departure tax which can be paid in cash in Indonesian Rupiah, or US Dollars with a surcharge, so save some bills for the trip out. The airport departure tax is Rp 200,000 for international departures ($22 in May 2014) and Rp 40,000 for domestic departures. Infants under 2 years of age are exempted from departure tax (but not Visa On Arrival).

Travel to Bali:

Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements.

 

 

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21/10/2019 |

Bali Helicopter Tours

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Bali Helicopter Flight-Tours & Helicopter Charter

This spectacular helicopter flight tours takes you to great heights in the world’s most beautiful archipelago. So sit back and relax and enjoy the spectacular views of the Island of the Gods, the only way to see Bali.

Take in a bird’s eye view of smoking volcanoes, highland lakes, stepped rice fields, remote beaches, towering cliffs, famous surf breaks and thousand- year-old temples.

With 20 years of flying experience in Bali and a 100% safety record, BALI Helicopter Tours & Charters operate with Western Pilots and Engineers.7 days a week, all year round, we give you a bird’s eye view of Bali’s stunning scenery, to areas not accessible by road.

Helicopter Sky Tours offer you the most unique and exclusive tours of the island.
The only way to see the true beauty of this magnificent island is by air.
Breathtaking scenery awaits you and an experience of a lifetime!

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Daily Helicopter Tours

Single Seat Booking | Min 4 Pax Per Flight

Joy Helicopter Flights
Tour Code: H 1
Price:  USD 360 / Pax

Duration: 30 minutes | Total max payload: 450 kg

Our most popular scenic flight taking in Sanur, Ubud, Tanah Lot and Kuta Beach. Enjoy an exhilarating adrenalin fuelled Joy Flight in our Air Bali Bell 260L3 Long Ranger Helicopter to experience Bali from above. Panoramic views of Bali’s coastline and rice fields await you….don’t forget your camera!
Enjoy an exhilarating adrenalin fuelled Joy Flight in our Air Bali Bell 260 L3 Long Ranger Helicopter to experience Bali from above. Panoramic views of Bali’s coastline and rice fields await you….


Sundowner Helicopter Flight
Tour Code: H2
Price: USD 460/ Pax

Duration: 40 minutes | Time: 17.00 – 18.00 | Total max payload: 400 kg

As the sun goes down experience an exciting panoramic flight of Bali’s famous coastline, highlighting the beautiful white sandy beaches. Wind down your day by flying above the sight of Tanah Lot temple, the famous Kuta Beach, Jimbaran bay, Dreamland surf break, Uluwatu Temple and the spectacular cliffs and seaweed farms of Bali’s Southern Peninsula.


 

Best of Bali – Helicopter Flight
Tour Code: H3
Price: USD 590 / Pax

Duration: 60 minutes | Total max payload: 360 kg

A ‘must do’ tour during your Bali Holiday! Fly via the famous Kuta Beach coastline, passing Tanah Lot Temple along the West coast to the breathtaking volcanic crater of Mount Batur. Lake Batur, Bali’s largest lake, is situated within this crater, next to a young active volcano. We explore this sometimes smoking volcano by circling the crater. The return journey takes you over Ubud, highlighting the heart of Bali’s cultural center, its river gorges and the beautiful patterns of the rice fields.


 

Inclusions for sharing tours 

  • – Mineral Water prior to departure
  • – Photo opportunity upon take off at the Heliport.
  • – Safty Instruction

Transfer fom your hotel in south Bali,  cruise ship port in Bali or from Denpasar Airport  to the Heliport (Start place of your helicopter flight) and return : Only USD 15 per person (min. 2 Person)  In modern aircondition van or car.

 Booking & Inquiry

 

 

 

Sky / Private Helicoper Tours

Pricing: We charge per flight – not per person.
Prices are the same whether you have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 passengers joining the flight.


Kintamani, Agung Volcano & Besakih
Tour Code: HE 4
Price: USD 3,593
(per flight / for max 6 persons)
We fly to the breathtaking volcanic crater of Mt. Batur via Tanah Lot Temple on the west coast. We reach Mt. Batur volcano after 30 minutes of flight time over the island’s wonderfully diverse landscape. This crater is the remains of a huge explosion that occurred thousands of years ago. Lake Batur, Bali’s largest lake, situated within this crater, next to a younger active volcano. The small volcano is constantly recreating itself in periodic eruptions of ash and rock. We explore this sometimes-smoking volcano by circling the crater. Proceeding east can we then fly over Lake Batur and past Mt. Abang, reaching Besakih temple, Bali’s biggest temple complex. The helicopter now starts to climb to an astonishing 11,000 ft. to reach the crater of Mt. Agung. Upon reaching the top, we circle the crater and then start to descend towards Besakih temple at the foot of the mountain. In the distance Mt. Rinjani on the neighboring island of Lombok is visible on a clear day. On the return journey to the Heliport, we pass numerous rivers, valleys, hotels and villas and of course – luscious rice fields. Prior to landing, the route takes us via the eastern coastline to see the beaches of Sanur and Benoa harbor.


Kintamani Volcano Flight
Tour Code: HE 5
Price:  USD2,395
  (per flight /  for max 6 persons)
Flight Approx. 60 minutes | Upto 6 PAX | Max payload 360 kg.

We Fly to the breathtaking volcanic crater of Mt. Batur via the famous Kuta Beach coastline and Tanah Lot temple on the West coast, we reach Mt. Batur volcano after 25 minutes of flight. The Batur crater is the remains of a huge explosion that occurred thousands of years ago. Lake Batur, Bali’s largest lake, situated within this crater, next to a younger active volcano. The small volcano is constantly recreating itself in periodic eruptions of ash and rock. We explore this sometimes-smoking volcano by circling the crater. The return journey to the Heliport takes us via Ubud villages over river gorges and beautiful rice fields.



Flight of the Temples Coastline –
Tour Code:  HE 6
Price:  USD 1,677
  (per flight /  for max 6 persons)
Flight Approx. 40 minutes | Upto 6 PAX | Max payload 400 kg.

This is a panoramic flight of the west and south coasts of Bali that highlights the beaches of Kuta and Legian, the mysterious Tanah Lot temple, and remarkable rice terraces. Tanah Lot temple was founded in 1481 AD by a famous Hindu priest Dang Hyang Nirartha. It is situated in the ocean, and can only be reached during low tide. The temple has a reputation for being dangerous, partly due to the many poisonous snakes that live in the surrounding caves. It is believed by the locals that these snakes are protectors of the temples, guarding it from intruders. We proceed towards the southern Bukit Peninsula, pass Jimbaran bay and Dreamland surf beach. Then we fly onwards to the ancient Uluwatu temple, where the coastline of limestone cliffs, remote beaches and seaweed farms are truly spectacular.


Uluwatu Temple Coastline Flight (Bukit Flight)
Tour Code: HE 7
Price: USD 1,395

Flight Approx. 30 minutes | Upto 6 PAX | Max payload 420 kg.
Uluwatu means “the head of stone”, and is one of the most spectacular Hindu temples along the Bali coastline. This beautiful temple is located atop a limestone cliff towering 90 meters above the Indian Ocean. Flying south past Jimbaran Bay and Dreamland surfing beach, we view this ancient temple and then continue over deserted beaches, seaweed farms and limestone cliffs and the famous Garuda Wisnu Kencana statue.

 


 

On requests:

HOTEL AND VILLA TRANSFERS
Save driving hours and let the helicopter transfer you direct to your hotel or villa in just a few minutes. This is the preferred option of hundreds of our guests, because not only do you save time in traffic, you can also see the beauty of Bali from the air.

PRIVATE CHARTERS
Private charters are available for clients to fly by Bell 206L3 helicopter (6 pax) or Piper Cheyenne 400 (6 pax) in Bali and to surrounding islands. We fly to the following beautiful destinations as Jogyakarta (Java), Labuanbajo (Flores), Lombok Hotels/Airport (Mataram), Balikpapan (Kalimantan), Malang (Java) , Surabaya (Java), Ruteng (Flores), Bima (Sumbawa), Moyo Island (Amanwana) etc.

AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Over the past four years, the helicopter charter has been involved with numerous television, film and documentary companies, as MTV, Lisa Films, TVN, Velocity Africa, Tigress Productions UK, Quiksilver International, Renaissance TV, BBC, Channel 9, Discovery Channel etc that using our aircraft for aerial photography and filming.

Transfers:
Transfer fom your hotel in south Bali,  cruise ship port in Bali or from Denpasar Airport  to the Heliport (Start place of your helicopter flight) and return : Only USD 15 per person (min. 2 Person)  In modern aircondition van or car.

Please contact us for more unformations.

Booking & Inquiry

 

Inclusions:

  • – Mineral Water prior to departure
  • – Photo opportunity upon take off at the Heliport.
  • – Instructions

Terms and Conditions

  • – Sharing Tours are for a minimum of 4 Persons per flight.
  • – Minimum 24 hour advance booking required for daily trips and must be paid in full.
  • – Prices are US$ net and includes 10% VAT tax.
  • – Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • – Start of all Helicopter Tours and Flights is: Heliport at Benoa Harbor.
  • – Sharing Tour prices are per person and based on a minimum of 4 passengers sharing. We reserve the right to add more passengers or reschedule the flight if total passenger numbers less than the minimum requirement.
  • – All Sharing Tour flights are non-refundable.
  • – Additional 3 % surcharge for credit card payment. A total amount will be converted to Indonesian currency based on the bank daily exchange rate.
  • – Passengers are required to be ready at the Heliport at least 20 minutes prior to your departure time.
  • – Hotel pickups are not available for Sharing Flights.  But can arrange in Sanur, Kuta, Nusa Dua Seminyak Area for aditional surchage of USD 10.-
  • – Private Flights & Charter: Additional charges may apply (Landing Charges) and subject to flight conditions.
  • – All flights and/or routes are subject to pilot’s discretion, weather permitting and route traffic.

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03/10/2014 |

Gili Islands – Speed Boat

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Speed Boat:  Bali – Lombok – Gili Islands

Introducing the first boat service to Lombok and Gili Island with direct departure from the exclusive beach of Padang Bai tourism resort, avoid headeche traffic jam through city crowd.

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The Boat:

Giligili Speed Boad offerss the most comfortable fast boat with brand new Suzuki Engine 3X 300HP and 4X 250HP with 35 knots cruising speed.

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The Benefits of Giligili Fastboat:

* 30 and 40 extra relaxing and reclining seat
* Spacious and cozy interior
* LCD TV and full music on board
* free meal and fresh towel along the way
* Daily Departure
* Free air conditions hotel transfer from Kuta, Sanur and Nusa Dua
* fully acredited captain and engineers
* Friendly English speaking crews

 

Schedule:
Start:  08:30 am –  Bali  (Bali / Serangan – Lombok – Gili Island )
Return:  11: 45  am  (Gili Island – Lombok – Bali / Serangan)

Padang Bay – Teluk Nare – Gili Air – Gili Trawangan >> depart at 10.00 am.
Serangan – Teluk Nare – Gili Air – Gili Trawangan >>   depart at 8.30 am.
Teluk Nare – Gili Air – Gili Trawangan – Padang Bay  >> depart at 12.00 pm.
Teluk Nare – Gili Air – Gili Trawangan  – Serangan >>  depart at 11.45 am

 

Price:
One way USD 60/person
Return USD 110/person

Inclusive:

  • Pick-up and transportation in AC minibus to habour in Bali.
  • 2 pices of baggages (max 25 Kg)
  • Speed boat ride
  • Spacious and cozy interior
  • LCD TV and full music on board
  • Free meal and fresh towel along the boat trip

 

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Please note:

Baggage Allowance: Each passenger is entitled to a maximum 2 pieces luggage carried free of charge, not exceeding a total weight of 25 kg. If loading is available then excess luggage will be carried at the company’s standard rates, or may be stored at the company’s office in Bali if space is available. The company reserves the right to check contents of any baggage, and to refuse certain baggage items.

General: The passenger shall comply with the instructions of company’s staff concerning all matters connected with the service and shall comply with any notice exhibited on the vessel. The company reserves the right to refuse to carry any passenger of goods without assigning reason.

Cancellations & Delays: The company reserves the right to vary the service in any whatsoever without any liability to the passenger. The company shall not be liable for any loss, damage or injury which way arise in the event of cancellation or delay of the service. The company shall not be liable in any way to the cost of any accommodation or for any alternative means of travel which may arise through cancellation or delays. Additional expense so arising shall be sole liability and responsibility of the passenger.

 

About the Gili Islands:

Gili means island but the word become misnomer as people formerly called them Gili as an Island.
There are three Gili which is now popular among tourism, Gili Trawangan the most popular, Gili Meno in the middle and Gili Air which is now getting mentioned by many tourism from Europe because less crowd than Gili Trawangan.

Gili Trawangan is sometimes called as Party Island because so many pub, café and restaurant are so alive along the beach and they are looked as the longest beach club. The Gili Trawangan itself is only 3km long and 2km wide although he is the largest island among the Gili’s.
Many young people from abroad like this atmosphere for fun and night life activity.
The unique of these islands is No car and No motorbike, only horse car; we call it “Cidomo” and bicycle used for transportation to hang around the island. The Gilis is also perfect for snorkeling and Diving or just sunbathing.
In 1990 these island are visited by young back packer, where there were less facilities and cheap accommodation is still easy to find. People who want to Gilis normally used public boat made from woods.

Gili Meno is between Gili Trawangan and Gili Air, and more quiet smaller than the two island since it is not easy to access the island with boat. The beach mostly has coral and becomes perfect places for snorkeling and escaping from hustle and bustle. Most visitors arrive via Gili Trawangan then jump on a connecting island hopper boat for the fifteen minute trip over the channel. There are no set timings for the crossing to Gili Meno, it’s up to the captain once the boat is full but it is possible to charter your own public boat about Rp. 300,000 per boat for 5 people. Some fine accommodation is already built and still less than Gili Trawangan in quantity.

 Gili Air is the nearest one to mainland; Lombok and the one with a well developed local community. Gili Air doesn’t have the full on party compared to Gili Trawangan but it still has enough entertainment to keep the traveler joyful as this island is ideal relaxation. It is the perfect place to escape from hustle and bustle and enjoy the sunrise. Villa Karang is one of our recommended hotel here. Most of the accommodation and other tourism facilities are on the south and east coasts, facing Lombok. The boat landing is in the centre of the south coast.
Swimming inter island is not recommended. Traveling between the islands requires either catching the infrequent shuttle boats or chartering one to take you across. The distances between the islands may seem swimmable, but do not attempt it; the currents can be fierce and several people have died trying.

 

About Lombok:

Lombok is part of Nusa Tenggara Barat ( NTB ) province of Indonesia. West part of Lombok becomes popular after 2000. Many resorts and restaurant are lying along the Senggigi beach; west part of Lombok, the central of tourism activity. Some hotels are on the hill and cliff facing the ocean and Gilis.
Talking about Lombok, is just like Bali in1970. The beaches are still less of commercial activities, not so many building hotels, easy to find fine beach for fine dining and relaxation.
Its stunning natural and beauty makes Lombok becomes popular especially after fast boats can catch Lombok from Bali within two hours even less.
Many Travel Agents are making very attractive package Bali-Lombok with boats at the moment. It is true that fast boat never delay the departure and the port in Lombok is close to tourism center; hotels, restaurant and central information for tourist activities.
Lombok has its own unique tradition and interesting places that different from other Indonesian regions.There are many unspoiled beaches and land that that attract people from West to explore this Island.

 

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03/11/2013 |

Private Customized Tours

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Private Customized Tours – Plan your own tour !

Your guide is only taking care of you, and is fully able to respond to your evolving wishes. You are the only master on board.

Truly customized tours

Discover Bali Indonesia, unlike conventional operators, is delighted to organize for you, according to your desires, nature, budget, tastes, and depending on whether you are traveling alone, in group, with children, truly customized holidays, totally private (you do not share your vehicle, neither your guide with any other travelers), to Bali, Java, Lombok, Sulawesi, Komodo  and Flores, off the beaten track.

Please note that to ensure the quality of our service we voluntarily limit our reception capacity: we invite you to forecast beforehand your travel for we are compelled each year to reject customized tours requests, especially during school holidays.

Absolutely private tours:

You will never be “attached” to another group of travelers. Your guide is only taking care of you, and is fully able to respond to your evolving wishes. You are the only master on board.

Personalizing your tour begins when you ask your free customized tour quote and fill in our questionnaire, very detailed, which allows us to be aware of your wishes very accurately (length of stay, range of hotels, types of activities etc.). Due to this valuable information, and your selection of one of our packaged tours that is the closest to your desires, we can establish a suitable stay, handmade, that we will send to you via Internet usually within 48 hours.

Expertise that allows flexibility

Our local knowledge allows us to really customize our tours and to be very flexible. Quotes are written by Sarah or by Laurent (see “about us”), two Europeans deeply immersed in the Indonesian everyday life for many years, and who have developed knowledge (language, culture, traditions…) and an very sharp expertise in tourism. This expertise is taken over by our English speaking guides who have been especially trained to be able to provide the Discover Bali Indonesia service and bring you to places that we selected, often “off-track” and unknown from guide books. Interacting with you, and becoming day after day traveling companions, Discover Bali Indonesia’s guides adjust yo your “last minute” desires, and provide the finishing touches to your customized travel.

Please let us create your sightseeing tours in Bali

 

Prices:

Tour for 6 hours:  USD 45    (Maximal 5 Persons)

Tour for 8 Hours:  USD 58   (Maximal 5 Persons)

Tour for 10 Hours: USD 68  (Maximal 5 Persons)

Overnight Tours on request.


Inclusive:
– Car or van with air-condition
– Driver
– Petrol
– Insurance

 

Join us for amazing and memorable Bali tours by choosing an ideal Bali private tours on our website or alternatively, we can customized your Bali tour itinerary in line with your specific wishes with very reasonable tour pricing in Bali.

 

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01/11/2013 |

Mount Batur Trekking

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Bali Mount Batur Trekking & Sunrise

Tour highlights:  Trekking to the peak of Mt. Batur, Sunrise at Mt. Batur,  Air Panas (hot springs)

 

Tour Code:  GS 30 A
Starts: Every day
Pickup:  02:00 – 02:45 am   (at your hotel)

Price: US$ 54 / person  (Min. 2 persons)

 

About Mt. Batur:
Mount Batur volcano is one of the  sacred mountain according to Hindu believe.
Mount Batur is located in Batur village, Kintamani District, Bali, Indonesia. Mount Batur (Gunung Batur) is 1717 m above sea level can be summited by physically fit hikers in around 2 hours.

Join us on this amazing trek as we explore the active volcano of mountain Batur. We climb to the highest peak and crafter in the dark and catch the magnificent sight of the red sky when it appears during sunlight and a beautiful sunrise from the top Mountain Batur experiencing stunning morning view.

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Tour Description:

Our driver will pickup you very early morning at your hotel for a full day tour.
We drive directly to Kintamani village passing by small traditional Balinese villages and tropical forest. The trek will start from Kedisan village early in the morning, around 04:00 o’clock we will go down to the volcano foot to start climbing accompanied by an experience guide, at half way up, we’ll take a rest briefly and around 06:00 AM we will reach the top just in time to see the beautiful sunrise over Mount Abang and Mount Agung. Depend on the weather condition you can see the Indian Ocean and Mt. Rinjani of Lombok Island. You can enjoy a unforgettable fantastic view!  Relax and enjoy a morning coffee or tea and a light breakfast.  After you are rested and feeling recharged, our professional guides educate you on the history of the volcano as we continue our trek along the rim of the caldera, observing steaming fissures (hot enough to cook an egg) and marveling at the varied landscapes.
Mt. Batur is 1.717 m above sea level and still an active volcano.
On the way back we visit the (air panas) hot spring by the lake or stop off at a Balinese Coffee plantation.

If you like we can stop for lunch at a nice restaurant in Kintamani with a fantastic view to the lake.
After trekking we drive you back to your hotel.

MOUNT BATUR HIKING ITINERARY:

  • 02.00-03.00 : Pick up at your hotel, depend on where are you stay in Bali, and transport directly to the starting point in Pura Jati Temple.
  • 03.45 am : Arrival at starting point, introduction and safety procedure briefing by our experience professional hiking guide (association of mount batur trekking guides).
  • 04.00 am : Begin our climb / trekking  to Mount Batur Bali. 
  • 04.20 am : Continue our climb / trek to the summit crater. 
  • 06.15 am : Arrival at the summit crater, where we witness the spectacular view and sunrise. While  there we enjoy refreshments of eggs boiled in volcanic steam.
  • 07.00 am : Continue our trek around the entire crater. 
  • 08.00 am : Begin our descent to Jati Temple, the finishing point of our trek. 
  • 09.00 am : Arrival at Jati Temple and board car
  • 09.30 am : Stop off at a Balinese Coffee plantation
  • arround  12.00 pm : Return arrival at your hotel.

 

Tours Include:

  • – Pick up and drop off  (at your hotel)
  • – Tour transportation with fully air-conditioner car or van
  • – Trekking safety equipment (torch, rope)
  • – English speaking tour guide / trekking guide  (other languages on request)
  • – Small breakfast at top of Mt. Batur
  • – Mineral water (1 Bottle)
  • – Inclusive tax & service charge
  • – Insurance

 

Remarks:

  • – Other personal expenses are not included and will be on personal account.
  • – Prices are net per person and inclusive tax and service charge.
  • – Lunch can provide at local restaurant for surcharge of US$ 10 per person.
  • – Single Surcharge: US $ 42
  • – Don’t forget to bring: Trekking or sport shoes, long pants, warm jacket, sun protection, photo camera. And good condition.
  • – Not suitable for handicapped people
  • – Tips not include
  • – Optional you can have on the way back to your hotel a spa massage (60 min) at G-Spa for only USD 10

 

Other Trekking Tours on Request.  Please contact us.

Price: US$ 54 / person  (Min. 2 persons)

 

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17/10/2013 |

Bali Villa Rental

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Our Bali Villa Reservation provides you a comfort living in a private piece of Bali Island. The villas that we have selected are the ones that we believe to be unique in some special way. Although price is very important, we are not catering to the mass market! We are specialists in unique and luxury, with a profound knowledge of the genuine article.

We have created web pages for each of the individual Bali villas  and available for rent adjust to your requests. We also have number of villas which are not accessible on-line for owners privacy. Therefore, if you can’t find exactly what you are searching for, please let us know your needs, and we will help you in your quest for the perfect holiday home….

It doesn´t matter if you are single, a honemoon couple, a big family or a grout of more than 20 persons, we have the perfect holiday home for you in Bali. Whether nestled in lush countryside or overlooking breathtaking beach-front panoramas, in these luxurious residences you can relaxe yourself in an ancient artistic and spiritual culture or let yourself be pampered by an efficient staff and modern conveniences.  Griyasari.com provides easy access to a wide range of unique villas, most featuring an intriguing melange of traditional and western architectural styles accented by the personal decorative touches by the owners.

Please check out our List of Bali Villas

Let us help you to find the ideal villas that will make your holiday complete. We have many villas and property to choose from, making it easy to find your perfect vacation home ! Whether you wish to enjoy a romantic getaway with your partner, go on that much needed vacation with the kids, have family gatherings or luxurious private functions, we at AsiaVillaRental.com are here to offer you an exclusive holiday experience characterised by serenity and downright gratification.

 

 

Villa Hansa

Canggu north, Badung, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Canggu north, Badung
  • Bedrooms: 4

From $480 / villa / night


 

Villa Origami

Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Seminyak
  • Bedrooms: 3

From $360 / villa / night


Arradea Villas

Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Canggu
  • Bedrooms: 2

From $150 / villa / night


Villa Pangi Gita

Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Canggu
  • Rooms: 3

From $475 / villa / night


Villa Casa Brio

Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Seminyak
  • Rooms: 4

From $750 / villa / night


Kalimaya Villa 4

Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Seminyak
  • Bedrooms: 3

From $460 / villa / night


Villa Semarapura

Tanah Lot, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Tanah Lot/ Canggu
  • Rooms: 5

From $1180 / villa / night


Villa Mako Bali

Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Canggu
  • Rooms: 3

From $445 / villa / night


Malimbu Cliff Villa

Senggigi, Lombok, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Senggig, Lombok
  • BedRooms: 4

From $625 / villa / night


Villa Samadhana

Ketewel, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Ketewe, Sanur
  • Bedrooms: 5

From $785  / villa / night


Majapahit Beach Villas / Maya

Ketewel, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Ketewe, Sanur
  • BedRooms: 4

From $ 610 / villa / night


Villa Kinara

Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Seminyak
  • Rooms: 6

From $1195 / villa / night


Villa Alamanda

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Ubud
  • Bedrooms: 4

From $495 / villa / night


Villa Sepoi Sepoi

Senggigi, Lombok, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Senggigi
  • Rooms: 6

From $735 / villa / night


 

Villa Ramadewa

Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Seminyak
  • Rooms: 3

From $770 / villa / night


Aisis Villas

Pecatu, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Pecat, Bukit
  • Rooms: 1

From $340 / villa / night


Villa Kailasha

Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Tabanan
  • Rooms: 3

From $540 / villa / night


Villa Adenium

Jimbaran, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Jimbaran
  • Bedrooms: 4

From $ 625 / villa / night


Arsana Estate Bali

Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Tabanan
  • Bedrooms: 5

From $750 / villa / night


Villa Belong Dua

Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Canggu
  • Rooms: 2

From  $320 / villa / night


Villa Shamira

Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Canggu
  • Bedrooms: 3

From $ 540 / villa / night


Villa Mahogany, Ubud

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Ubud
  • Bedrooms: 2

From $210 / villa / night


Villa Asada

Manggis, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Manggis/ Candi Dasa
  • Bedrooms: 4

From $695 / villa / night


Villa Lega

Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Canggu
  • Bedrooms: 5

From $1175  / villa / night


The Jineng Villas

Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Seminyak
  • Rooms: 1

From $230 / villa / night


The Alka Villas

Canggu north, Badung, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Canggu north, Badung

From $120 / villa / night


The Nibbana Villas

Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Seminyak
  • BedRooms: 4

$425


Villa Kubu Delod

Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Seminyak
  • Rooms: 3

From $ 150/ villa / night


Grand Akhyati Villas, Bali

Kerobokan, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Kerobokan
  • Bedrooms: 2

From $ 160 / villa / night


The Samaya Resort & Spa Seminyak

Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Seminyak
  • Rooms: 1

From $480


Villa Saba 10

Kerobokan , Bali, Indonesia

  • Country: Indonesia
  • City: Kerobokan
  • Rooms: 3

From $380 / villa / night


 

Villa Shamira

Canggu, Bali, Indonesia 
5 Bedroom Villa –  from $540 / night / villa

The Nibbana Villas

Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia
1 Bedroom Villa,  – 4 Bedroom Villa  – from $425

 

 

15/10/2013 |

Our Service

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Our Mission:

It is our ultimate aim to remain committed to our customers and provide a level of service that is beyond all expectation. We continually create new products and services in an effort to remain competitive as the interest in domestic and global travel reaches new heights.

 

Our Travel Service include:

Bali Hotels

It is quick and easy to reserve your room in Bali. With our Meta-Price Search for Bali hotels you find easily your perfect holiday accommodation!  From economy to super deluxe hotels, from small beach bungalows to luxury private villas.  At the cheapest rates in the internet !!!! Please check here.

 

Bali Villas

Find a private villas or luxury resorts in our comprehensive listing of villas. A villa in Bali is the perfect choice for families, groups or couples seeking privacy, luxury and first class services. Enjoy weeks of delight, eating like royalty, being transported everywhere you want, enjoying the tropical pleasures and the warm hospitality of the Balinese people.
We invite you to stay in one of uniquely styled villas. Pleayse check our villa porfolio at:  www.asiavillarental.com

 

Bali Tours

Make your vacation days unforgettable by exploring the island and discover the island through our various sightseeing tours and activities.
We help you to plan your Bali tours and day trips. Discover the most famous attractions of Bali with our selection of guided visits and things to do. Save your precious vacation time by booking Bali things to do in advance: taste local delicacies, take a cruise, find evening activities, join exciting adventures, find mystic temples, visit unspoilt plavces, get advice from a a Balines fortune teller,  see the Komodo dragons, the famous temples in Java,  swimm with dolphins or dive underwater to sunken ships,  all on your Bali vacation !  Discover all the attractions the island has to offer.
We have set the itineraries but will tailor a tour to match your special interest, budget or time.  We also customise tours upon request. 
Inquiry

 

Private Tour Guides

We offer You a well trained local Tour Guides for your assistance. Our guides can show you the real Bali, depending on your preferences and wishes by explaining cultural and historic sites, ceremonies, religious traditions, as well as provide assistance for shopping, sport, and nightlife. They can point out the best places for surfing, diving, swimming, golf, rafting, trekking, and the best of all the cheapest places to shop and best dining restaurants. Our Local Scouts can help you in flight, ship and bus bookings or reconfirmation, and for your safety they will also protect you from naughty street sellers and beggars, also translate your requests or help you in case of complainment. All Languages are available. Please try our private guides. Inquiry

 

Individual Excursions

We gladly organize for you individual Excursions to the highlights in and out of Bali. Because our knowledge of Bali is extensive, we are confident we can answer all your wishes. We also organize single day-trips in comfortable cars with AC and English speaking driver and guide to the most attractive places in Bali according to your wishes. Inquiry

 

Bali Adventures

A wide range of exciting adventures are available. Get drawn in and choose amongst, Bali whitewater rafting, diving, river kayaking, mountain cycling, watersports, sea cruise, land cruise, jungle trekking, rice paddie trekking. Please check our tour & adventure packages. Inquiry

 

Transportation

Bali Griyasari Tours has a fleet of vehicles and are always well-groomed with an experienced driver and can be leased. Inquiry
Speed Boat to Gili Islands & Lombok.

Introducing the first boat service to Lombok and Gili Island with direct departure from the exclusive beach of Padang Bai tourism resort, avoid headeche traffic jam through city crowd.  The Boat: Giligili Speed Boat offerss the most comfortable fast boat with brand new Suzuki Engine 3X 300HP and 35 knots cruising speed.  More infos & tickets

 

Bali Spa & Massage

Pamper yourself and ease your tense through the traditional spa & massage. Our Bali Spa & Wellness Guide is one of the leading spa directories in Bali. Get up to 60 % discount for online bookings. Indulge in a rejuvenating and nourishing experience for mind, body and soul. Choose a place of natural and spiritual serenity or one of the Bali day spa. From aromatherapy, yoga, detox, hot rock to zen shiatsu massage, you can be pampered from head to toe for an hour or a day. Please check:  www.balibesllnessguide.com

 

Activities

A wide selection of activity available; white water rafting, trekking, cycling, ATV ride, Bali jeep adventure, horse riding, surfing, scuba diving, water sports, learn to surf, spearfishing, fishing, hiking, canoeing, cruissing and golf. And many more from soft, medium and hard adventure that will boost your adrenalin. Inquiry

 

Bali Golf

Having golf in paradise is perhaps the most attractive option you could obtain. Be the avid Golfer with us. Inquiry

 

Bali Car Rental

We provide rich collection of car for you to rent.  It doesn´t matter if you like with driver or without, we can provide the right transportation for you.  Get the excellent service & reasonable price. Please check here
Inquiry

 

VIP Airport Arrival Service

No hussel and waiting at visa a nd pasport counter !This service is offered for passenger of all flights, any airline companies, arriving the International Airport Ngurah Rai Denpasar Bali. The VIP Airport Service includes express passing for the passenger Visa On Arrival (VOA) Counter, passport control and also sanitary control, in case if necessary, accompanied by a representative of our office. The service is offered to you at the arrival terminal for individual or group travelers.
VIP Airport Arrival Service will allow you to save about 50 minutes of your precious time at the airport and as to avoid every possible difficulty at customs house. No hussle or long time waiting. Our representative will accompany with you from the arrival hall to pick up zone (and on the contrary), solving all formalities caused by the official registration of your papers, delivery of luggage, etc .   This VIP Arrival Service cost you only US$ 28 per person. (Visa fee not inclusive).  Book here

 

Bali Yacht Chater & Sea Cruisings

You can choose from a wide range of different yachts, sailing boats, and traditional schooners with expert crew and Western tour guide for charter cruises from Bali through the Lesser Sunda Islands, to Sulawesi and through the Moluccas. Charter rates include full board with all meals and soft drinks during your cruise as well the services of the crew and tour guide. Please note that charter rates may vary depending on your routing and special requirements. Please request our yacht charter program.
Inquiry

 

Diving

Diving in Bali is the ultimate experiance for exploring this pristine corner of the world. Diving in Bali is definitely an amasing and unique experience !! we believe that of of them is Bali`s underwater world, there are many unspoiled reefs to discover as well as gorgeous drop offs, exiting drift area abd even on old ship wreck ( USAT Liberty ) as a relict of the world war II (in 1942 by a Japanese submarine), the wreck lies in 30 meters of water and is fully grown with all kindof anemone, gorgonia, sponges, corals, plenty of marine life.
Griyasari Tours and Travel have arranged allready many trips for those who would like to see the Balinese underwater treasures. Come and experience our Diving Offers in Bali ! 

Inquiry

 

VIP Airport Lounge at Departure

This service is offered for the passenger of all flights, any airline companies leaving the International Air Port Ngurah Rai Denpasar Bali. The service is offered to departure terminal for individual or group travelers. You have access to the VIP Dewata Lounge with free drinks, free food and snacks, free internet terminals, comfortable lounge chairs and air strip view.
This service cost you just USD 23 per person.

Inquiry

 
Arrival Service & Hotel Search

Let us welcome you at the Airport, we pick you up and we show you some hotels or villas acording to your wishes and your preferences. You have the freedom to choose your dream hotel or villa right here in Bali and see how they look like in real. 
Inquiry

 

 

 

15/10/2013 |

Travel Informations for Bali

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Welcome to the Paradise Island of Bali!!!!

Bali Griyasari Tours & Travel is a unique Family tourism service who is dedicated to bringing the very best of Bali to You.

Many of tours have been designed specially for our clients, and we appreciate your thoughts and comments about them. We are ready and available any time you need, and we have a special 24 hrs number if you are in need of assistance.

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About Bali:

Bali, well known as a paradise island, a land of a thousand gods, thousand temples, thousand dances, is located between the Pacific and Indian Ocean, just below the equatorial line, on latitude 8 degree south and longitude 115 degree east. The island is considered to be the most attractive island to visitors. It is estimated that the were more than 3.000.000 visitors a year from all round the world. Most of them seek an understanding of a way of life that is really unique.
Bali is unique as having the last dominant and still intact spiritual culture. Many of the traditional rituals and practices are just as alive today as they ever were, and the strength and resilience of the Balinese people and their culture is a testimony to the richess of their faith.
Most of Bali’s 3,1 million people live in villages in the central southern plains and in the capital towns of the eight Kabupaten or regencies. Balinese society is collectivist and place oriented. Villages are organized around community temples, and collectively run by village councils called banjar. This social structure remains strong,even in urban areas.Family compounds often contain three generations and three generation and three or four nuclear families, and each compound has a house temple where the ancestral deities are honored. Customary law is imbued with communal religious duties.

 

Traveling to Bali:

International points of entry into Bali, Indonesia, are the Ngurah Rai Airport Denpasar (DPS) and the sea ports at Padang Bai, Benoa and Gilimanuk.

Before making your travel plans to any worldwide destination, we strongly recommend you authenticate important details regarding all applicable health, passport and visa requirements.

 

Visa on Arrival for Bali, Indonesia:

A 30 days single entry visa is granted upon arrival to more than 60 nationalities incl. Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, Korea, France, Spain, Holland and many more (see list at bottom of this page). The cost is US$ 35. You can also pay in some other currencies (EUR or AUS$), you will get your change in IDR. There is usually no problem to obtain a visa on arrival (VoA). But your passport must be valid for at least another 6 months. On the plane you will receive an immigration card. Fill it in (see details below). You should have a return flight ticket (reservation printout), they rarely ever ask for it, but it could happen.
“Counting” the days

NOTE:   The VoA is NOT VALID FOR ONE MONTH. Only 30 days. The day of arrival counts as day one. If you stay longer you will have to pay a penalty of 200.000Rp per day. Up to 3 days is usually no problem, you will simply pay the fee at the immigration counter. Quite a few travelers end up paying the additional fee (penalty) because they wrongly assume, that the visa is valid for a month or because they do not know, that the first day of arrival already counts.

 

Arrival and Departure Card

In the airplane you will be given an immigration card to fill in (Arrival and Departure Card). You will need your passport details, flight details and address in Indonesia (Hotel Name and City is mostly enough). Make sure you sign the card at the bottom of the second page!
You will also be given a tax card. Just tick everywhere “no” unless you need to declare something of course (it is not allowed to bring in cash of more than US$ 10.000!). Officers will collect the card when you exit through customs.

 

VISA on Arrival  (VoA) – This facility is now available for nationals of the following countries: Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Laos, Latvia, Libya, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, People’s Republic of China, Poland, Portugal, Quatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Switzerland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Citizens of these countries will be able to apply for a VoA valid for 7 or 30 days. The 30-day visa costs US$25 per Person.
The Visa on Arrival is non-extendable and cannot be converted into a different visa. Once you have paid for and received your visa you will need to proceed to Immigration where your visa will be processed.

Be aware that Immigration officials calculate the 30-day period as follows: your arrival day is counted as your first day, and you must leave on the 30th day, or extend your visa

Visitor passports must have at least six months before the expiry date and one empty page.

Countries that do not require a Visa to enter Bali:

Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Hongkong Special Administrative Region, Macao Special Administrative Region, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam.

 

Arriving at Bali Airport, international

Once you landed at the international terminal, listed below is the recommended procedure:


  • Keep your passports with the filled out Arrival and Departure card(s) and Tax Card ready (stewardess will give them to you)
  • Move to the Visa on Arrival counters and pay US$ 35 per person
  • If you have already obtained a visa abroad you can skip this step
  • Next go to the immigration counters and queue according to the appropriate signs. Long queues after a long flight are still happening, but getting less.
  • When you have passed through immigration go towards the conveyer belt indicated on monitors according to your flight number
  • Grab a trolley and collect your luggage. If you need assistance there are porters around that you can hire. They will get your luggage, escort you to your car, taxi or pick up service and help you load the vehicle
  • Go through customs towards the ‘exit’ sign and give them the tax card. You will only need ONE for PER family. Make sure you do not bring more then $10,000 CASH and of course…no drugs. You could end up enjoying an all-inclusive holiday in Bali’s prison for a very long time
  • Then you enter the arrival area. There’s a money changer (rates are OK) on the right just when you get out, and there are MANY people holding up name signs as they wait and page for the guests who booked a airport pick-up to be dropped to numerous hotels and villas. If you have arranged a pick up and you can’t find your name, don’t give up. The driver might just be sitting on the floor checking his sms
  • If you have not yet arranged a pick-up, no problems, walk towards the blue TAXI SERVICE counter. They work with a fixed price list and the price depends on the area you want to go to. You can’t get a metered taxi at the airport – there is no real easy alternative. The prices are not too bad.  Expect to pay around US$ 8-10 per taxi for the main tourist areas in the south. E.g. Umalas, Kerobokan is currently 120.000Rp. Remote areas can cost you up to $30. Tell the assistant your destination or hotel name. Arguing the price they quote is of no use if you feel that the price is too expensive or if you think your hotel is not in Seminyak, but in Legian.
  • You need to pay CASH to the driver  after he dropped you. So if you plan to get a taxi, remember to change some money at the counter just outside. Tipping is common but not a must.

 

Bali Facts:

Bali is the western most island in the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia. The island is located west of Java and east of Lombok. With a population of over 3 million with the vast majority of the island’s population, 93.18%, being Hindu makes this place very different from the rest of Indonesia. Bali is one of the largest tourist destinations in Asia and the largest tourist spot in Indonesia.

 

History:

The island was first settled around 2000 BC by people from Taiwan. The culture took a major shift when Hinduism was introduced from India in the 1st century AD. When the Hindu empire on Java fell in the 15th century most of the intellectuals, priests, musicians and royalty relocated to Bali. The Dutch discovered the island in 1597, although Dutch control was not solidified untill the 1890s. Even then Dutch control was loose at best. After Indonesian independence the island was hit hard during the communist crackdowns of the 1950s and 1960s with 10% of the islands population being executed. In 2002 and 2005 bombs were set off in major tourist areas, which greatly affect the tourist industry.

 

Sights and Activities:

The main attractions for tourist going to Bali are the stunning beaches, amazing mountains, art work, dance, music and pumping nightlife. On top of this there is extremely clean and clear water that are filled with coral reefs, which makes for world class diving. For adventure seekers there is some of the best surfing in the world and excellent mountain climbing.

 

Weather:

Bali has a tropical climate with hot, humid conditions. Temperatures are mostly between 30 and 32 °C during the day and nights are still well above 20 °C. The mountains in the interior are cooler and see more clouds as well. The April-October period is the dry season and November-March is the rainy season, though showers are still possible during the dry season and periods of dry weather occur during the monsoon season.

 

Climate:

Annual rainfall is about 70 inches in the south central plains with an average of two hundred days of rain per year. East Bali and the north coast may get only 2-3 inches. Temperatures range from 60o F to 85o F, depending on season and altitude. Bring a light jacket if you plan to go to into the mountains. Daylight is from about 6 AM to 6 PM year-round with slight variations between June and December.

 

Electricity:

Generally 220-240V, 50 cycles AC. Some villages may have 110V, 50 cycles AC.  Power is in greater demand than supply, and shortages are common. Some outlying areas do not yet have any electricity.  Outlets are the European standard CEE-7/7 “Schukostecker” or “Schuko” or the compatible, but non-grounded, CEE-7/16 “Europlug” types. American and Canadian travellers should pack a voltage-changing adapter for these outlets if they plan to use North American electrical equipment (although a lot of electronics with power adapters will work on 220 volts, check your equipment first).
It’s a good idea to carry a small flashlight with a spare bulb and batteries.Most large hotels provide hairdryers and electric adapters.

 

Time:

The Indonesian archipelago is spread over three time zones. Western Indonesia Standard Time, which covers the islands of Sumatra, Java & Madura, West and Central Kalimantan is 7 hours ahead of GMT; Central Indonesia Standard Time covers East and South Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Bali and Nusa Tenggara, is 8 hours ahead of GMT; finally Eastern Indonesia Standard Time, which covers Maluku, and Irian Jaya is 9 hours ahead of GMT

 

Clothing:

Dress is normally informal in Indonesia due to the warm, humid climate and clothing of light-weight fabrics are recommended. Highland areas are noticeably cooler, however, and carrying a light sweater is suggested. Acceptable attire for men is a shirt and long pants. A jacket and tie are required for offlcial calls or for more formal occasions. Long-sleeved batik shirts are acceptable for evening functions. For ladies, dresses, blouses, and long pants are appropriate. Shorts, halter tops or tank tops should only be used at sports facilities or on the beach. Temple visits require long pants or long skirts.

 

Language:

Balinese and Indonesian are the most widely spoken languages in Bali, and the vast majority of Balinese people are bilingual or trilingual. The most common spoken language around the tourist areas is Indonesian, as many people in the tourist sector are not solely Balinese, but migrants from Java, Lombok, Sumatra, and other parts of Indonesia. There are several indigenous Balinese languages, but most Balinese can also use the most widely spoken option: modern common Balinese. The usage of different Balinese languages was traditionally determined by the Balinese caste system and by clan membership, but this tradition is diminishing. Kawi and Sanskrit are also commonly used by some Hindu priests in Bali, for Hinduism literature was mostly written in Sanskrit.
English is a common third language (and the primary foreign language) of many Balinese, owing to the requirements of the tourism industry. Other foreign languages, such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French or German are often used in multilingual signs for foreign tourists.

 

Money:

The Indonesian Rupiah is the local currency, normally abbreviated to Rp followed by the value. Denominations of Rp.100 and 100 are in the form of coins, 500 and 1,000 are in either coins or bills, and Rp.5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000 are only available in bills.
In Bali, carry a handful of Rp.10,000 to Rp.100,000 notes for your daily expenses. Backing this up with a credit card for major purchases is a good idea. Take note though, most mid-range hotels, all top-end hotels and some tourist attractions, car rental agencies and tour companies list their prices in US dollar. The Rupiah is still acceptable in these establishments but the exchange rate is usually more advantageous to the vendor than the tourist.

Plastic Money – Many shops accept credit cards and charge cards but often add 2-3 percent to your bill. Visa and Mastercard are accepted by most – American Express and JCB is getting much less accepted. The amount signed for and charged is in Rupiah and the bill is then converted by the clearing banks to your domestic currency.

ATM – Automatic Teller Machines are mushrooming all over the island, especially at shopping centers and bank branches. Most of them are connected to international banking networks thus making it possible to look for machines that are affiliated with your own ATM network. You can draw usually between 1.2mio and 2.5mio in one go. So if you need more money you will have to pull several times adding to the bank charges, as each transaction counts!

Banks  – Most major banks have branches in the main tourist centers and provincial capitals. Banking hours are generally from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Friday and until 11 a.m. on Saturdays.


Changing Money
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Foreign currency, whether in banknotes or traveler’s checks, should be exchanged at major banks or authorized money changers (PT. Central Kuta is highly recommended).  Bewhare of changing tricks !
The US dollar and nowadays the EURO are the preferred foreign currency in Bali; bring always new, clean US$ bank notes which are not damaged in any way. If for instance a corner is missing or someone scribbled something on an otherwise perfect bill, hardly anybody will accept it at full value – or at all. Forget about dollar bills older than 2007.

Exchange rates offered by money changers are generally better than by the banks, they stay open longer and transactions are faster. Sometime for US$100 notes better exchange rates are offered than for US$10 or US$20 bills.

The authorised money changer at the airport may offer lower rates than in the more popular tourist areas, so be sure to have a small note (no larger than about $10 or $20) ready to cash there, and move on to Kuta or an alternative location to cash larger amounts.

Most Money changer’s will give a slightly better rate for larger currency notes such as US Hundred dollar bills as opposed to $10’s, $20’s or $50’s

Bargaining:
Shopping in Bali is not simply walking into a shop, picking something from a shelf and paying for it. Shopping is an art. In every traditional market and art shop around Bali bargaining is a must.
This traditional way makes shopping in Bali a fun time, where you can feel the warmth of human value in every transaction. Before you begin your shopping tour on this island, please obtain cash because most places do not accept credit cards.
In every traditional market and art shop around Bali bargaining is a must!
Even if you are not a seasoned negotiator be prepared to enjoy the bargaining process. It is a fun activity and be patient and you will get the ‘best (and maybe even local) price’. In some places you can bargain until you get 50% off. Always go in at less than a third of the price (maybe even a quarter) and bargaining and even walk away, until you get the price you want. Then make sure you pay the right money.
When bargaining, keep in mind the notion of a fair price.

Office Hours:

Business offices are usually open either from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm or 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, with a break for lunch between 12.00 noon and 1.00 pm. On Saturday many business offices are closed. Government office hours are from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm from Monday to Friday, and on Saturdays many Government offices are closed.

 

Getting Around

Most of the roads hug the coastline or the edge of the mountains. Due to the steepness of the mountains in the interior of the island there are very few roads across the island, although some take you to the central volcanos. A car with a driver is relatively cheap if you share with a few more travellers and gives you maximum flexibility regarding the route and sights. Please check also our tours and rent car offers !

Taxis:

Ngurah Rai Airport Taxi has the monopoly on the taxi service out of the airport.  No other taxi company is allowed to have a service counter in the airport. For up to 3 people travelling together, it’s cheaper to use the taxi, as long as the luggage fits into the boot/trunk.

Bali taxis are divided into two groups – Bluebird taxis, then all the others. Bluebird taxis have earned a reputation for being honest dealers in the often-corrupt taxi industry. Non-Bluebird taxis, on the other hand, are known for dirty tricks – not using their meter and taking roundabout routes, among other things.
Need a taxi anywhere in Bali? Just stand by the side of the road, lift your arm, and a taxi will stop to pick you up. Taxis in Bali are plentiful, with one at almost every corner, at least in South Bali.

Getting around by taxi is cheap on Bali, however you need to know a few rules.

  • You should insist that the taxi driver switch on the meter at the beginning of the ride
  • Starting fare is Rp. 6,000 (ca. US$ 0.6)
  • Some of the drivers “tend to forget” which could lead to possible negotiations that can be avoided from the start
  • Bluebird Taxi Drivers follow strict company regulations to switch on the meter immediately. With other companies you might have to insist or remind them.
  • Some refuse to switch on the meter, particularly in the middle of the night in Kuta or when you want to be dropped in a remote area. Here you need to find your best bargaining and negotiation powers. Avoid settling for the first asking price
  • In some areas such as in Ubud or Tanah Lot the local community manages the taxi service. Other taxi companies are not allowed to operate. These are “private cars” without meters, and you need to fix a price with the driver AFTER BARGAINING. Prices depend on distance and time of the day.

 

Tipping:

Major hotels usually add a 11% service charge to bills. Where it is not included a tip of between 5% to 10% of the bill would be appropriate if the service is satisfactory. Airport porters expect Rp.2,000,- for a small bag and Rp.3,000,- for bags weighing more than 20 kg. Tipping taxi and hire-car drivers is not mandatory, but if service has been satisfactory a basic Rp.1,000,- tip is sufficient for a taxi driver. Hirecar drivers would normally expect a larger tip.

 

Where to sleep:

Bali has, without a doubt, the best range of accommodation in Indonesia, from Rp60,000 per night ($6) losmens to US$4,000 per night super-homes.
The backpackers tend to head for Kuta, which has the cheapest digs on the island. However, if the accomodation is located near a night club they can be noisy at night. One quiet and clean place in the cheaper catagory is Hotel Oka in Jalan Padma in Legian, only a kilometre from the night clubs of Kuta and walking distance from the beach.
Many of the numerous five-star resorts are clustered in Nusa Dua, Seminyak and Ubud. Sanur and Jimbaran offer a fairly happy compromise if you want beaches and some quiet. Ubud’s hotels and resorts cater to those who prefer spas and cultural pursuits over surfing and booze. Legian is situated between Kuta and Seminyak and offers a good range of accommodation. The newest area to start offering a wide range of accommodation is Uluwatu which now boasts everything from surfer bungalows to the opulent Bulgari Hotel. Further north on the west coast is the district of Canggu, which offers many traditional villages set among undulating ricefields and a good range of accommodation. For rest and revitalisation, visit Amed, an area of peaceful fishing villages on the east coast with some good hotels and restaurants, or head for the sparsely populated areas of West Bali.
Please check our Hotel Booking Site  Compare and book the cheapest rates !!!

 

Private villas:

Bali has become famous for its large collection of private villas for rent, complete with staff and top-class levels of service. Low labour costs result in single villas boasting staff teams of up to 30 people at the really high end. A private villa rental can be a great option for a visit to Bali, but it pays to be aware of the potential pitfalls.
Not every place sold as a villa actually fits the bill. Prices vary widely and some operators claim to go as low as US$30 per night (which usually means a standalone bungalow on hotel grounds with little actual privacy). Realistically, you will be looking at upwards of US$200 per night for anything with a decent location and a private pool. At the top of the range, nightly rents can easily go north of US$1,000. The general rule of you get what you pay for applies here. There are, of course, exceptions, but a 4 bedroom villa offered for US$400 and one for US$800 per night will be different in many ways—the standard of maintenance, the number of staff and their English ability, and the overall quality of furnishings and fittings in the property.
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15/10/2013 |
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