5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS IN BALI, INDONESIA
In planning this itinerary, we wanted to visit as many great temples as we want, learn the culture, as well as relax. From the airport we started heading south to Uluwatu and headed to Sanur, a town at east part of South Bali. We wanted to stay the night at Sanur since it was the jump off point heading to the Nusa Islands namely, Nusa Lebongan, Nusa Penida, and Nusa Ceningan. We would have a day tour of Nusa Penida before heading to Ubud. After spending two days in Ubud, we would explore the temples along Central Bali as we head back to Seminyak located in South Bali. The route was basically a circle since we aim to stay near the airport on our last day.


54PHP = 1USD = 14,377IDR
1PHP = 271IDR


DAY 1: SOUTH BALI
South Bali was the first in the itinerary because (1) the airport is located at the southern area of Bali; and (2) we were heading to Nusa Penida for the second day. So we need to check in a hotel in Sanur (also located at the southern part of Bali.) South Bali is rich in beaches for swimming and surfing: Dreamland Beach, Jimbaran Beach and Pandawa Beach just to name a few.


Points of Interest:

🚩Jimbaran Beach
🚩Uluwatu Cave and Siluban Beach
🚩Uluwatu Temple
🚩Pandawa Beach
🚩Nusa Dua Waterblow
🚩Sanur
DAY 1 ITINERARY:
🚩Arrival at Airport & Immigration
🚩Airport Pick-up and Full Day tour: Good for 10 hours | 449.000IDR (1655PHP) | Prebooked via Klook Bali Private Car Charter 10 Hours with Klook (good for 2-4 pax)
🚩Bali Sim card: 100.000IDR (369PHP) | Prebooked via Klook Bali Sim Card, we bought only 1 just for navigation and contacting drivers/hotels
🚩Airport to Jimbaran Beach: 25 minutes via klook car | inclusive with the day tour
 Lunch at a local warung in Jimbaran Beach: 30.000-50.000IDR (110-185PHP) for a cheap complete meal 
🚩Jimbaran Beach to Uluwatu Cave & Siluban Beach: 40 minutes via klook car | inclusive in the tour
🚩Siluban Beach/Uluwatu Cave: a few minutes walk | free entrance
🚩Siluban Beach to Uluwatu Temple: a few minutes walk | inclusive in the tour
🚩Uluwatu Temple: 30.000IDR (110PHP) entrance fee
🚩Uluwatu Temple to Pandawa Beach: 40 minutes via klook car | inclusive in the tour
🚩Pandawa Beach: 15.000IDR (55PHP) entrance fee
🚩Pandawa Beach to Nusa Dua Waterblow: 40 minutes via klook car | inclusive in the tour
🚩Nusa Dua Waterblow: free entrance
🚩Nusa Dua Waterblow to Sanur Accommodations: 50 minutes via klook car | inclusive in the tour
🚩Sanur Accommodations: 135.000-271.000IDR (500PHP-1200PHP) for a room (2 pax) | Book cheap accommodations near the Sanur Ferry Terminal
 Dinner at a local warung: 30.000-50.000IDR (110-185PHP) for a cheap complete meal

DAY 1 SUMMARY: 789.000IDR (2912PHP) For Solo-traveler | 447.000IDR (1645PHP) per pax for 2 Pax-travelers | 309.750IDR (1144PHP) per pax for group of 4 travelers


DAY 2: NUSA PENIDA
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Sanur Ferry Terminal
Angel Billabong

Penida Island is a small island accessible via speed boat 40 minutes from mainland Bali. Nusa Penida offers everything from lush green trees to coconut-filled beaches. There are two tours for Nusa Penida: either the west or the east tour. Kelingking Beach, Broken beach, Pohon Cinta and Angel Billabong are the places to visit in the West trip, while east trip composes of Atuh Beach, Tree house Molenteng, Raja Lima/Thousand Land of Atuh and Teletubbies Hills. Nusa Penida is also a great diving spot with underwater attractions like manta rays. You can opt to do the West and East trips for 2D1N, inclusive of accommodations, tours and meals for 1,800.000 per pax. Book here at Balilivin.

Kelingking Beach
Points of Interest:
🚩Pohon Cinta
🚩Broken Beach
🚩Angel Billabong
🚩Kelingking Beach
🚩Crystal Beach
DAY 2 ITINERARY
🚩Check out Sanur Accommodations
 Breakfast: inclusive
🚩Sanur Accommodations to Sanur Ferry Terminal: a few minutes walk 
🚩Nusa Penida tour: 1,400.000IDR (5,160PHP) | 700.000IDR (2,580PHP) per pax, Minimum of 2 Pax. Inclusive of roundtrip fast boat tickets, car tour, entrance fees.  For 3+ pax, please check Balilivin for prices. (Ex. For group of 4: 600.000IDR/pax)
🚩Sanur Ferry Terminal to Nusa Penida: 40 minutes via fast boat | inclusive in the tour
🚩Pohon Cinta: entrance fee inclusive in the tour
🚩Broken Beach: entrance fee inclusive in the tour
🚩Angel Billabong: entrance fee inclusive in the tour
 Lunch: 30.000-50.000IDR (110-185PHP) for a cheap complete meal 
🚩Kelingking Beach: entrance fee inclusive in the tour
🚩Crystal Bay Beach: entrance fee inclusive in the tour
🚩Nusa Penida to Sanur Ferry Terminal: 40 minutes via fast boat | inclusive in the tour
🚩Sanur Ferry Terminal to Perama Bus Terminal Sanur: a few minutes walk 
🚩Perama Bus Terminal Sanur to Perama Bus Terminal Ubud: 50.000IDR (185PHP)
 Dinner: 30.000-50.000IDR (110-185PHP) for a cheap complete meal 
🚩Ubud Accommodations: 110.000-325.000IDR (400-1500PHP) for a room (2 pax) | Book cheap accommodations near Ubud Palace/Ubud Center

DAY 2 SUMMARY: 1,620.000IDR (5979PHP) For Solo-traveler | 815.000IDR (3008PHP) per pax for 2 Pax-travelers | 715.000IDR (2639PHP) per pax for group of 4 travelers

DAY 3: UBUD
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Since Sanur is already near Ubud, that was the ideal place to be. Ubud is a must-visit when you're in Bali. There were lots of sights to see: temples, terraces, waterfalls, monkeys, swings, cheap villas, shopping, good food and nightlife. For a small part of Bali, Ubud has everything.

Sacred Monkey Forest

Tegelalang Rice Terraces
Points of Interest:
🚩Tegenungan Falls
🚩Gunung Kawi Tampaksiring
🚩Tirta Empul
🚩Tegalalang Rice Terraces
🚩Sacred Monkey Forest
🚩Ubud Traditional Art Market
🚩Ubud Royal Palace
🚩Saraswati Temple
DAY 3 ITINERARY
 Breakfast: inclusive
🚩Full Day tour: Good for 10 hours | 449.000IDR (1655PHP) | Prebooked via Klook Bali Private Car Charter 10 Hours
🚩Accommodations to Tegenungan Falls: 40 minutes via Klook car | inclusive in the tour
🚩Tegenungan Falls: 15.000IDR (55PHP) entrance fee
🚩Tegenungan Falls to Gunung Kawi Tampaksiring: 50 minutes via klook car | inclusive in the tour
🚩Gunung Kawi Tampaksiring: 15.000IDR (55PHP) entrance fee
🚩Gunung Kawi Tampaksiring to Tirta Empul: 40 minutes via klook car | inclusive in the tour
🚩Tirta Empul: 30.000IDR (220PHP) entrance fee
🚩Tirta Empul to Tegalalang Rice Terraces: 20 minutes via klook car | inclusive in the tour
🚩Tegalalang Rice Terraces: 10.000IDR (37PHP) entrance fee
🚩Tegalalang Rice Terraces to Sacred Monkey Forest: 30 minutes via klook car | inclusive in the tour
🚩Sacred Monkey Forest: 50.000IDR (185PHP) entrance fee
🚩Sacred Monkey Forest to Ubud Market: 10 minutes via klook car | inclusive in the tour
 Lunch: 30.000-50.000IDR (110-185PHP) for a cheap complete meal 
🚩Ubud Traditional Art Market: free entrance | shopping and souvenirs
🚩Ubud Market to Ubud Royal Palace: a few minutes walk
🚩Ubud Royal Palace: free entrance
🚩Ubud Royal Palace to Saraswati Temple: a few minutes walk
🚩Saraswati Temple: free entrance
 Dinner: 30.000-50.000IDR (110-185PHP) for a cheap complete meal
🚩Ubud Accommodations: 110.000-325.000IDR (400-1500PHP) for a room (2 pax) | Book cheap accommodations near Ubud Palace/Ubud Center

DAY 3 SUMMARY: 739.000IDR (2728PHP) For Solo-traveler | 459.500IDR (1696PHP) per pax for 2 Pax-travelers | 347.250IDR (1282PHP) per pax for group of 4 travelers

DAY 4: CENTRAL-SOUTH BALI
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Taman Ayun Temple

Pura Ulun Danu Beratan, Taman Ayun Temple and Tanah Lot are a few of the famous temples in Bali. We dedicated our last day exploring these temples for the tour. For the final afternoon to evening, we decided to eat our heart out with local food, have a massage and relax by the beach. 

Tanah Lot
Pura Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

Points of Interest:

🚩Pura Ulun Danu Beratan Temple
🚩Taman Ayun Temple
🚩Tanah Lot
🚩Seminyak
🚩La Plancha
DAY 4 ITINERARY
Checkout Ubud Accommodations
 Breakfast: inclusive
🚩Full Day tour: Good for 10 hours | 449.000IDR (1655PHP) | Prebooked via Klook Bali Private Car Charter 10 Hours
🚩Ubud to Pura Ulun Danu Beratan Temple: 1.5 hours via klook car | inclusive in the tour
🚩Ulun Danu Temple: 50.000IDR (185PHP) entrance fee
🚩Ulun Danu Temple to Taman Ayun Temple: 1 hour via klook car | inclusive in the tour
🚩Taman Ayun Temple: 20.000IDR (74PHP) entrance fee
🚩Taman Ayun Temple to Tanah Lot: 40 minutes via klook car | inclusive in the tour
🚩Tanah Lot: 60.000IDR (220PHP) entrance fee
🚩Tanah Lot to Seminyak Accommodations: 1 hour via klook car | inclusive in the tour
🚩Seminyak Accommodations: 163.000-406.500IDR (600-1500PHP) for a room (2 pax) | Book cheap accommodations near the beach
 Lunch: 30.000-50.000IDR (110-185PHP) for a cheap complete meal
🚩Explore Seminyak Street: explore the area by foot
🚩Massage: 50.000-120.000IDR (185-443PHP) | We basically passed by a lot of spas and got to see one with a price of 50.000IDR in Seminyak Street
 Dinner: 30.000-50.000IDR (110-185PHP) for a cheap complete meal
🚩La Plancha: free entrance | optional 36.000IDR for a Bintang + service charge and tax 

DAY 4 SUMMARY: 852.000IDR (3145PHP) For Solo-traveler | 546.000IDR (2015PHP) per pax for 2 Pax-travelers | 403.750IDR (1490PHP) per pax for group of 4 travelers

DAY 5: HEAD HOME
Seminyak Beach
La Plancha

 Breakfast: inclusive
🚩Beach: a few minutes walk, free time
🚩Seminyak Accommodations to Airport: 91.000IDR (333PHP) | Prebooked via Klook Private Airport Transfers

DAY 5 SUMMARY: 91.000IDR (333PHP) For Solo-traveler | 45.500IDR (167PHP) per pax for 2 Pax-travelers | 22.750IDR (84PHP) per pax for group of 4 travelers

5D4N BALI BUDGET: For Solo-travelers: 4,091.000IDR (15,097PHP); For 2 Pax: 2,313.000IDR (8531PHP) per pax; For a Group of 4: 1,798.500IDR (6639PHP) per pax

TIPS WHEN EXPLORING BALI
A. Pre-travel essentials:
 Book your hotels through Booking or Agoda. They offer pay at the hotel or credit card payments. I highly suggest booking hotels near the beach, in the city centers or within transport terminals. The second concern I look into would be the amenities and overall aesthetics of the place. I prefer hotels with ac, own bath, wifi and breakfast included. Pools, gardens and other amenities would be a plus. I prefer booking cheap hotels since I only stay there for sleeping.
 Pre-booked tours with Klook.
We booked the Bali Private Car Charter when touring around Bali. It's good for 10 hours (additional 50.000IDR per hour in excess) and you have your own driver. I suggest booking this when you're traveling in a group. You make your own itinerary and the driver would also help you plan your day. Take note that there are specific areas in Bali you can visit with this Charter. You need to pay an additional 250.000IDR and I think that was the downside. We really wanted to go to Besakih Temple, Handara Gate, and Penglipuran Village.
 The Bali Sim card.
You can use it to navigate and contact your drivers and hotels.
 The Private Car Airport Transfers
We booked this on our last day.
 PH Travel Tax: 1620PHP
 Download applications you need for navigation as well as contacting drivers and hotels. Applications like whatsapp are widely use in the area.

B. Getting around:

 The best mode of transportation is through renting a motorbike since it costs less, the petrol cost less and you get to choose which places you want to go.
 If you want to hire a driver, I highly suggest Adbi, you may contact him: +62812-4687-6658 (in whatsapp) he offers great deals if you plan on hiring a car when getting around Bali.
 Go-jek: a motorbike transportation. Although mostly used in Kuta and Seminyak area, and never in Ubud. Grab and Uber are not allowed in Bali.

C. What to eat:

 Mie Goreng: fried noodles
 Nasi Goreng: friend rice
 Babi Guling: basically indonesian version of philippine lechon served at the side with vegetables and rice
+ a lot more

D. Tips:

 You don't need to buy sarong when visiting temples, you can rent them free of charge (or maybe it was included in the entrance fee)
 When shopping, try to bargain 50-70% off the original price.
 Eat at the local warungs because they are cheaper and restaurants have 10% tax and 5-15% service charge.
 Book cheap hotels near city centers, beaches and transport terminals.
 Bring a water bottle and had it refilled at the your hotel. Tap water in Indonesia isn't safe.
 Know the places where you want to go and build your itinerary around it. Then cross off places that are too far away (unless you really want to go).

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Credits to Rae Argallon and Cheloi Marasigan | Bali, Indonesia | July 2018


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Bali is known as the island of the gods. It can be seen through their architecture, their clothing as well as their actions and norms. Religion for them is very important.


We visited 3 temples in a day: Tanah Lot, Taman Ayun Temple and Pura Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. These three temples are a must-see in Bali.


TANAH LOT


It is ideal to visit Tanah Lot and witness the sunset here. The temple is situated on a big rock on the shore.

TAMAN AYUN TEMPLE
The Taman Ayun Temple is what they call, a Beautiful Garden Temple. unique since it was a dedicated to the Mengwi royalties, it is now opened for visiting. The temple sits on a small pond which gives it a floating effect.


PURA ULUN DANU BERATAN TEMPLE
This temple was breathtaking. It was the farthest among the three. The temple is located within the mountains so the temperature was cooler. The temple sits on lake Beratan giving a background water, mountains and fog.

Although many tourists visited the temple, the place still gives a serene and calm feeling.
OTHER MUST-VISIT TEMPLES IN BALI:
Uluwatu temple the temple on a cliff. Late afternoon to evening is the best time to visit this temple. Spend the sunset here and wait for the evening Kekak Dance.

Besakih temple is the biggest temple in Bali and the most important. It is called the Mother Temple. It sits along the Mount Agung. It is one of the picturesque temples of Bali.

WHERE TO STAY IN SEMINYAK:
Book your accommodations via booking.com or agoda.com. These sites also offers pay at the hotel services. Choose hotels near the beach since many warungs and restaurants, spas, convenience stores and bars are located here.
*Please note the following accommodations are a few of the cheap accommodations in Seminyak. Prices may change anytime*
The Endless Summer Guest House: 300PHP via agoda
Taman Magendre Home Stay: 760PHP via agoda
Apple Suite Apartment: 780PHP via agoda

BUDGET AND ITINERARY:
 Breakfast: inclusive
Full Day tour: Good for 10 hours | 449.000IDR (1655PHP) | Prebooked via Klook Bali Private Car Charter
Ubud to Pura Ulun Danu Beratan Temple: 1.5 hours via klook car | inclusive in the tour
Ulun Danu Temple: 50.000IDR (185PHP) entrance fee
Ulun Danu Temple to Taman Ayun Temple: 1 hour via klook car | inclusive in the tour
Taman Ayun Temple: 20.000IDR (74PHP) entrance fee
Taman Ayun Temple to Tanah Lot: 40 minutes via klook car | inclusive in the tour
Tanah Lot: 60.000IDR (220PHP) entrance fee
Tanah Lot to Seminyak Accommodations: 1 hour via klook car | inclusive in the tour
Seminyak Accommodations: 163.000-406.500IDR (600-1500PHP) for a room (2 pax) | Book cheap accommodations near the beach
Lunch: 30.000-50.000IDR (110-185PHP) for a cheap complete meal
Explore Seminyak Street: explore the area by foot
Massage: 50.000-120.000IDR (185-443PHP) | We basically passed by a lot of spas and got to see one with a price of 50.000IDR in Seminyak Street
Dinner: 30.000-50.000IDR (110-185PHP) for a cheap complete meal
La Plancha: free entrance | optional 36.000IDR for a Bintang + service charge and tax 

DAY 4 SUMMARY: 852.000IDR (3145PHP) For Solo-traveler | 546.000IDR (2015PHP) per pax for 2 Pax-travelers | 403.750IDR (1490PHP) per pax for group of 4 travelers



*Prices may change and travel time may vary.
FOOTNOTES:
Credits to Cheloi Marasigan | Bali, Indonesia | July 2018

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 UBUD

Ubud is a must visit when you're in Bali. There were lots of sights to see: temples, terraces, waterfalls, monkeys, swings, cheap villas, shopping, good food and nightlife. For a small part of Bali, Ubud has everything.

TEGENUNGAN FALLS
We wanted to see as many places as we can (but also in a budget). Since we booked our hotel near the city center, our klook driver decided to start with the farthest destinations first. Although I insisted to visit the Tegenungan Falls first. Based on my research, this falls gets a little crowded, luckily, only a few people were there when we arrived. Tegenungan Falls is the most accessible waterfalls in Ubud. 
GUNUNG KAWI TAMPAKSIRING TEMPLE & TIRTA EMPUL TEMPLE
The second place we visited is the Gunung Kawi Tampaksiring Temple, or simply Gunung Kawi. Going to the temple are a series of descending stairs with a views of a river and rice fields. This temple is one of the oldest temple in the area and small shrines are carved out of the rock formations.
Not far from Gunung Kawi is the Tirta Empul Temple, the holy water spring temple. It is a location for their bathing ritual hence, it is an important temple for the Hindu.
TEGELALANG RICE TERRACES
This rice terraces is one of the most photo-worthy destination in Ubud. Lush green grass, coconut trees and even a giant swing can be found here.
 
SACRED MONKEY FOREST
You haven't been to Ubud if you haven't been to the monkey forest. Although a few locations in Bali are also a home of monkeys (like the Uluwatu temple), the sacred monkey forest houses a lot more.
UBUD TRADITIONAL ART MARKET, UBUD ROYAL PALACE, SARASWATI TEMPLE
These three places sits right next to each other. Ubud tradtional art market is the ideal place for buying souvenirs and local art and crafts. Although, the products here cost too high rather than in Tegelalang Market and Kuta, the key is to bargain from 50-70% off the original price. 

Ubud Royal Place is locally known as Puri Saren Ubud. It was once the house of local rajas or kings. Local art and Balinese performances are also held here.

Pura Taman Saraswati Temple, or simply Saraswati Temple, is a water temple located in the heart of Ubud. The path passing along a pond of waterlilies was the iconic design of this temple. Balinese performances are also shown here during the evening.
WHERE TO STAY IN UBUD:
Book your accommodations via booking.com or agoda.com. These sites also offer pay at the hotel services. Choose hotels near the Ubud center since many warungs, restaurants, spas, convenience stores and bars are located here.
*Please note the following accommodations are a few of the cheap accommodations in Ubud. Prices may change anytime*
Teba House Bisma: 400PHP via agoda
Satya House Ubud: 630PHP via agoda
Aya's Room Hotels: 900PHP via agoda

ITINERARY & BUDGET:
We explored Ubud on our 3rd day in our 5D4N in Bali. Click here for the full itinerary. 

 Breakfast: inclusive
Full Day tour: Good for 10 hours | 449.000IDR (1655PHP) | Prebooked via Klook Bali Private Car Charter
Accommodations to Tegenungan Falls: 40 minutes via Klook car | inclusive in the tour
Tegenungan Falls: 15.000IDR (55PHP) entrance fee
Tegenungan Falls to Gunung Kawi Tampaksiring: 50 minutes via klook car | inclusive in the tour
Gunung Kawi Tampaksiring: 15.000IDR (55PHP) entrance fee
Gunung Kawi Tampaksiring to Tirta Empul: 40 minutes via klook car | inclusive in the tour
Tirta Empul: 30.000IDR (220PHP) entrance fee
Tirta Empul to Tegalalang Rice Terraces: 20 minutes via klook car | inclusive in the tour
Tegalalang Rice Terraces: 10.000IDR (37PHP) entrance fee
Tegalalang Rice Terraces to Sacred Monkey Forest: 30 minutes via klook car | inclusive in the tour
Sacred Monkey Forest: 50.000IDR (185PHP) entrance fee
Sacred Monkey Forest to Ubud Market: 10 minutes via klook car | inclusive in the tour
 Lunch: 30.000-50.000IDR (110-185PHP) for a cheap complete meal 
Ubud Traditional Art Market: free entrance | shopping and souvenirs
Ubud Market to Ubud Royal Palace: a few minutes walk
Ubud Royal Palace: free entrance
Ubud Royal Palace to Saraswati Temple: a few minutes walk
Saraswati Temple: free entrance
 Dinner: 30.000-50.000IDR (110-185PHP) for a cheap complete meal
Ubud Accommodations: 110.000-325.000IDR (400-1500PHP) for a room (2 pax) | Book cheap accommodations near Ubud Palace/Ubud Center

DAY 3 SUMMARY: 739.000IDR (2728PHP) For Solo-traveler | 459.500IDR (1696PHP) per pax for 2 Pax-travelers | 347.250IDR (1282PHP) per pax for group of 4 travelers.

*Prices may change and travel time may vary.

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FOOTNOTES:
Credits to Rae Argallon & Cheloi Marasigan | Ubud, Bali, Indonesia | July 2018


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