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Bali is part of IndonesiaFlights to Bali from Europe can be booked e.g. from Frankfurt with Lufthansa via Singapore, Thai Airways via Bangkok, Singapore Airlines via Singapore or Cathay Pacific via Hongkong. KLM offers direct flights to Denpasar from Amsterdam.

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An interesting option could be to book a flight to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hongkong or Singapore, and use a southeast asian airline to get to Bali after some days of visiting these cities. Lowcost airlines like Airasia or Lionair offer cheap flights to Bali.

Low cost airlines operate also from many cities in Australia or China to Bali: Jetstar Airlines, Airasia or Tigerair.

About Bali

Bali is known as paradise on earth and is named Pulau Dewata, the island of the gods. Reasons are obvious to every visitor. Exciting landscapes of green rice fields and rice terrasses, vulcano mountain ranges and colorful tropical vegetation combined with an exotical and mystical culture and nice and gentle balinese people. And of course a warm and comfortable climate with lots of sunshine.

Bali mapThe long sandy beaches of Bali are in south east of the island (Jimbaran Beach, Tuban Beach, Kuta Beach, Legian Beach, Seminyak Beach, Soka Beach, Balian Beach, Medewi Beach), some are really a surfers paradise. Many hotels and resorts in all categories and colorful nightlife are is as well, mainly in Kuta and Legian, while Seminyak is a bit more exclusive and a shopping paradise. Luxury five star hotels can be found and booked in Seminyak and Nusa Dua. Benoa beach is the spot for motorized watersports but no surfing.

The north of Bali and the northeast coast are more quiet places and have some excellent diving spots, as well as the island of Penida.

The center of Bali is mountainious in the north and agriculural in the southern part. Gunung Agung is the highest vulcano with an elevation of 3142m. The center of tourism is the village of Ubud with its many museums, restaurants, art galeries and the enchanting rice fields and rice terrasses nearby. Ubud is a good place to start some island tours to attractions and activities. A must see are some of the major balinese temples (=pura) like Besakih (the mother temple) or Taman Ayun, to get a close insight to balinese culture and religion.

The vulcanious mountain range between Gunung Agung (3142m) and Gunung Batukaru (2276m) is an excellent place for trecking or mountainbike tours to the lakes of Danau Batur, Danau Buyan or Danau Bratan for example.

The less well known and visited northern coast of Bali has some black sandy beaches and a spectacular landscape with hot springs and waterfalls coming from the Gunung Agung and Gunung Batur caldera. Lovina beach is the center of tourism here. People who want to enjoy silence and good service, should come to spend some days and see dolphins jumping in the sea or go for a dive into the wonderful clear coral sea. For some interested in the history of Bali, a visit of the biggest town in northern Bali, Singaraja, could be worthwhile. Singaraja had been the capital of Bali in the past.

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videoThe majority of the western part of Bali is covered with untouched rainforests and millions of years old vulcanos, saved as a national park. Wild animals are hiding here and are difficult to find or see. The park has no infrastructure and can only be visited with balinese guides.
Mengjangan,a small island on the northwestern tip of Bali is an untouched paradise for divers. Some specialized resorts are located at the coast, were divers can find accomodations.

Beautiful hotels and resorts in typical balinese wooden architecture with nice tropical gardens and sculptures can be found around the island along the beaches and between rice fields and forests. They offer quietness, wellness and comfort, like international guests desire.

Visa on arrival

Bali can be visited by visa on arrival. Up to 30 days no visa is needed. Tourists will get a visa-on-arrival formular to be filled out in advance in the plane. When arriving in the airport building, the fee of 35 USD must be paid first, before immigration is possible. The visa fee can be paid in other currencies as well. The visa-on-arrival is free of charge for some countries (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Danmark, GB, France, Italy, Poland, Netherlands) for a period of stay up to 15 days.

Before leaving Bali, every tourist is forced to pay an additional fee of 200.000 IR (2016 = 13 €). This money should be paid in Rupiah, since the counter can not accept or change other currencies.

Vaccinations are not recommended, nor mendatory for Bali. But good safety preparation for a tropical destination should be taken care of.

Currency exchange

Exchange rates at the airport are not as good as rates in official counters in Kuta, Seminyak or Ubud for example. The taxi to the hotel can also be paid in other currencies like dollar or euro. In cities like Kuta, there are many currency exchange traders, some with very bad rates and some with unfair or criminal behavior. We recommend to change money in official counters or banks.

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When leaving the arrival hall in the airport, turn left and find the official taxi counter in 200m distance. There you get a ticket for a taxi. that will drive you to your hotel. The taxi fee has to be paid dierectly to the driver. To Kuta, the price is 60-70.000 IR (4,60€), to Ubud appr. 450.000 IR (30€).

Current exchange rates

More informations:

  • time zone: CET +7 Stunden (CEST +8 Stunden)
  • Telefone: to Bali 0062
  • Internet and Wifi: almost everywhere and free in hotels
  • Vaccination: not mendatory
  • Visa: Visa on arrival (read above)
  • Eelctric power and plug: 110 to 240 Volt, 50 Hertz; Euro- and Schuko possible
  • Main religion: hinduism

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Weather and climate

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