Bali Travel Guide: An 8,600 PHP Itinerary

Bali, Indonesia has really been top of my must-visit-places-before-I-die list. There’s something about this island that made me want to explore it so much! Thus, when I had the opportunity to do so, without a doubt, I booked a flight and flew to my dream destination!

A perfect paradise ideal for everyone. That’s how I can describe Bali. It has something for everyone; from solo travelers to couple travelers, from friends to families, from backpackers to luxury travelers, from a person who prefers chill travel to a person who prefers activities, name it! There is just so much this island offers! And every single thing are just worth the visit and appreciate.

Abundant greeneries, breathtaking rice terraces, admirable ancient culture, aesthetic temples and structures, laid-back beaches, volcanic mountains, instagrammable cafes and hotels, fun and and entertaining night life, endless shopping zones, and everything you wish to witness is in this paradise. And guess what? Traveling to this island is cheap!

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Pre Travel Guide

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My forever go to platform on finding the cheapest flight is Skyscanner. Personally speaking, their system is the wisest! They can already take care a lot of legwork for you: just key in the destinations you want to explore, then they can already provide you the cheapest flight you can get- even provide you the month where you can score the cheapest one. They also provide you a range of airlines/ travel agency that will fit on your preference. More info: www.skyscanner.com.ph

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Based on my experience, I highly recommend you to book discounted tours for your trip in Bali from KLOOK to enjoy a hassle-free way of exploring the country. Doing the DIY way (a.k.a using their public transportation / renting a motorbike and exploring the country on your own) might be hassle for you. Don’t worry, as most of my suggested tours from KLOOK are pretty cheap and has your money’s worth!

My Recommended Tours:

  • Private Car Rental: Own Private tour around Bali at your own pace! Comfy + Hassle Free: 1682 PHP
    • Good for 10 hours / 5 PAX. (Sharing the expenses, you only get to pay 340 PHP the whole day!)
    • Inclusive of Driver’s fee, Gas, Pick up from/to your hotel, etc.
    • You can go anywhere!
  • Pocket 4G Wifi: WiFi access across the whole of Bali: 152 PHP
    • This is really a good deal. Wifi Access in Bali costs pretty expensive (Around 1400 PHP for 15 GB)
  • Airport Transfers: Private transfers from/ to Ngurah Rai Airport and your accommodation: 338 PHP above
    • The only way for you to reach your accommodation from the airport is through hiring a taxi or a private vehicle. To avoid getting trapped with a higher taxi fare (since we are tourists), I suggest you hire a private vehicle instead.
  • More discounted tours for Bali: H E R E

 



samuibus_banner_logo_red.png Bali Itinerary Route:

Bali is a huge island with so much places to discover and explore. However, if you’re that kind of traveler who has a limited time to travel around, here’s a route that I suggest to see most of Bali’s best spots, as well as to witness both of its world (urban life & rural life.)

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Ubud is the perfect destination to witness the cultural and rural side of Bali. While Seminyak offers quiet sunset beaches. It is also home to the island’s best restaurants. Kuta, then, is a great place for night life- here you can experience Bali’s best clubs! And as for Nusa Island, this flaunts the ultimate paradise side of Bali.

 


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Philippine Passport Holders only need a Visa on Arrival once arrived in Bali. This visa is valid for a maximum of 1 (one) month stay, non extendable and inconvertible.

 


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One drawback about Bali is it’s transportation system. Unlike other South East Asia countries, Bali’s transportation system isn’t that developed: there are no trains for easy access- just mini buses or vans, which I think will be very complicated for tourists like us. Thus, I really highly suggest that you hire a private driver to tour your around Bali.

Advantage:

  • Stress Free + Hassle Free (‘cause you have someone to drive you around. All you have to do is just sit back and relax)
  • It’s very inexpensive LIKE OA.
    • 1682 PHP , which includes:
      • 10 hours rental
      • Fits 5 Pax (Get to pay 340PHP each lang!)
      • Hotel Drop Off / Pick Up
      • Driver / Tour Guide
      • Gas Fees
      • The ability to go anywhere in the island
  • Flexibility- get to explore around at your own time and pace.

 


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Bali has thousands of accommodations to choose from- ranging from low costs/ budget friendly inns/ homestays to the most luxurious resorts/ hotels. As a budget traveler, of course, I prefer the cheapest one with quality. Hence, we chose the following accommodations:

  • DAY 1 & 2: Oples Homestay, Ubud: 832 PHP / 2 Nights/ 2 PAX
    • We also scored a discount coupon from Traveloka, which made us pay 541 PHP instead! Yeay!
    • Easy Access to: Botanic Garden Ubud (0.69 km,) Ubud Royal Palace (1.66 km,)Pasar Ubud (1.69 km,) Pura Taman Saraswati (1.73 km)
  • DAY 3 & 4: Mahara Bharata Kuta Inn, Kuta: 746 PHP / 2 Nights / 2 PAX
    • Easy Access to: Kuta Beach (600 M,) Sky Garden Club (3 Minutes Walk)

 


Other information that might be helpful for you:
  • 1 PHP = 265 IDR
  • Scooter / Motorbike Rental Fee: 50,000 IDR (190 PHP)
  • Giving of Donations / Tips are usually practiced in the island: Costs around 5,000 IDR – 10,000 IDR
  • Average Cost of Food (We only eat in Calenderias or Small Food Stalls): 10,000 / meal (40 PHP)
  • Cost of Food in Seminyak and Kuta Area are higher than in Ubud and Nusa

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5D / 4N DAYS SUGGESTED ITINERARY

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DAY 1 – Ubud

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Itinerary:

  • 3:50 AM – 7:50 AM: Flight to Bali
  • 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM: ETD from Airport to Ubud, Bali
  • 12:00 PM: Start of Tour
    • Pura Taman Saraswati Temple
    • Ubud Royal Palace
    • Monkey Forest Ubud
    • Pyramid of Chi Café
    • Art Market Ubud (Shopping!)

Expenses:

  • Food: 45, 000 IDR (170 PHP)
  • Entrance Fees:
    • Pura Taman Saraswati Temple: Free
    • Ubud Royal Palace: Free
    • Monkey Forest Ubud: 50,000 IDR (190 PHP)
    • Ubud Traditional Art Market (Shopping!): Free
  • T O T A L: 95,000 IDR (360 PHP)

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DAY 2 – Ubud

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Itinerary:

  • 8:00AM- 9:30AM: Head to Tegallang Rice Terraces**
    • Tip: Arrive Early to avoid the entrance fee. Usually they charge an entrance fee around 9AM
  • 10:00AM – 11:30AM: Tirta Empul Temple
  • 12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Lunch
  • 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Umapakel Coffee (Where the Swing Activity is)
  • 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Visit a Random Temple
  • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM: Senggol Market Kedewatan Ubud
  • 7:00 PM: Dinner

Expenses:

  • Food: 50,000 IDR (190 PHP)
  • Entrance Fees:
    • Tirta Empul Temple: 15,000 IDR (57 PHP)
    • Random Temple we visited: 10,000 IDR (38 PHP)
  • Bali Swing Activity Fee (in Umapakel Coffee place): 150,000 IDR (570 PHP)
    • They give out free tour around their place + free coffee and tea!
  • T O T A L: 225,000 IDR (850 PHP)

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DAY 3 – Seminyak & Kuta

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Itinerary:

  • 9:00AM: Travel from Ubud to Seminyak
  • 10:30AM: ETA Seminyak
  • 10:30AM- 11:30AM: Breakfast in Kynd Community
  • 11:30AM: ETD Seminyak, Head off to Uluwatu Temple
  • 12:30PM- 1:30 PM: Uluwatu Temple
  • 1:30PM- 2:30PM: Head back to Seminyak
  • 2:30PM: Drop by W Hotel (For Picture Taking purposes- they have this instagrammable parking entrance)
  • 2:30PM: Drop by Motel Mexicola Restaurant (We only went inside for Photo Purposes. Didn’t bought anything since food was pricey!)
  • 3:00 PM: Drop by Sea Circus Restaurant (For Picture Taking purposes- they have this instagrammable bench outside their restaurant)
  • 3:00PM- 4:00PM: Lunch
    • There is a small food stall outside Seminyak Beach which sells cheap food (e.g. Sate)
  • 4:00PM -6:00PM: Seminyak Beach & La Plancha
  • 6:00PM- 6:30PM: Head to Kuta
  • 6:30PM: Check in & Rest
  • 9:00PM: Dinner & Night Life (Sky Garden Club)

Expenses:

  • Food: 220,000 IDR (830PHP)
    • We shared food so… 830PHP / 2 PAX = 415PHP / Pax
  • Entrance Fees:
    • Uluwatu Temple: 30,000 IDR (113 PHP)
    • Restaurants: Free (HAHAHA Free loader)
    • Seminyak Beach: Free
    • La Plancha: Free
      • The lounges have rental fees though: Around 50,000? What we did was brought our own Beach Mat
  • T O T A L: 140,000 IDR (528 PHP)

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DAY 4 – Nusa Penida Island

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How to explore Nusa Penida Island the DIY-Day-Tour way:

  • Head off to Sanur Beach and purchase tickets bound to Nusa Penida Island (There are several stalls in the area): 250,000 IDR (One way)
    • Schedule going to Nusa Island:
      • 8:00AM
      • 11:00AM
      • 4:00PM
    • Schedule going back to Sanur Beach:
      • 5:00PM
  • Once arrived in the island, you may either rent a motorbike or a private car to explore the area
    • Motorbike Rental (Good for 2 PAX): 50,000 IDR (190 PHP)
    • Private Car Rental (Good for 5 PAX): 500,000 IDR (1,900 PHP)
  • Main Attractions to visit:
    • Broken Beach
    • Angel’s Billabong
    • Kelingking Secret Point
    • Dream Beach

Itinerary:

  • 7:15AM: ETD to Sanur Beach (Pick up point to Nusa Penida Island)
  • 8:00AM: ETD to Nusa Penida Island
  • 8:45AM: ETA Nusa Penida Island
    • Rent a motor / private car
    • Recommended: Rent a Private Car. The road to the attractions are very rough and involve dangerous cliffs that is risky to take if you’re driving a motor. The attractions are also far from each other (30 minutes away,) thus traveling by motor will absolutely be hassle.
  • 9:00AM: Start of Tour (in chronological order)
    • Angel’s Billabong
    • Broken Beach
    • Kelingking Secret Point
    • Dream Beach
  • 4:30PM: Leave Dream Beach and Head to the Terminal going back to Sanur Beach
  • 5:00PM – 5:45PM: Going back to Bali

Expenses:

  • RT Boat Fee: 500,000 IDR (1,900 PHP)
  • Food: 30,000 IDR (115 PHP)
    • We bought our breakfast and lunch in the nearby small food stall in Sanur Beach terminal
  • Private Car Rental in Nusa Penida Island: 500,000 IDR (1,900 PHP): 250, 000 IDR / PAX
  • T O T A L: 780,000 IDR (2950 PHP)

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DAY 5 – Bye Bye, Bali!

  • 6:00AM: Check out & Proceed to the Airport
  • 8:35AM- 12:40PM: Flight to Manila

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Expenses

What’s amazing about Bali is that it is an excellent value for a good price. It will definitely give you your money’s worth (or even more than you money’s worth.) The sights you will witness, the memories you will earn, the people you will meet and everything about this island are without a doubt priceless experiences that money can’t really buy. However, like I’ve said, Bali is cheap, thus making this island a worthy bucket list place that you SHOULD visit.

During our 5 days & 4 nights stay in Bali, we had an expense of 8,654 PHP with the following terms:

  • Expenses are usually shared by two (accommodation, transportation, etc)
    • The larger the group who will share the costs, the cheaper the budget
  • We usually eat at small food stalls or calenderia (They have a lot!)
  • Our accommodations are not luxurious (a.k.a A simple twin bed, with a private bathroom)
  • Excludes:
    • Terminal Fee in NAIA Airport
    • Airplane Ticket
    • Random Donations / Tips (it’s at your own will if you want to give or not)
    • Shopping (it’s also at your own will if you want to shop or not)
Description: Cost (In PHP: )
  • Day 1 Expenses
  • Day 2 Expenses
  • Day 3 Expenses
  • Day 4 Expenses
  • Airport Transfers (Day 5)
  • Private Car Rental (3 Days)
  • Accommodation (4 Nights)
  • Wifi Rental (5 Days)
  • 360 PHP
  • 850 PHP
  • 528 PHP
  • 2950 PHP
  • 548 PHP / 2PAX = 274 PHP
  • 5046 PHP / 2 PAX = 2523 PHP
  • 1578 PHP / 2 PAX = 789 PHP
  • 760 PHP / 2 PAX = 380 PHP

TOTAL: 8,654 PHP

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