4 days inBali

Oct 11th, 2018, 09:42 PM
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4 days inBali

Thoughts, comments,changes to my itinerary please.
Tour Plan
1st Day Kintamani Tour (Full day tour)
November 30th, 2018
  • Elephant Cave temple
  • Balinesse Compound / Balinesse House
  • Tirta Empul Holy Water temple
  • Spicies and Coffee Plantation
  • Back to Hotel
2nd Day East Bali tour (Full day tour, only 2 places because of the distance)

December 1st, 2018
Start : 08:00am
  • Besakih Temple / Mother temple
  • Tenganan Waving Village

3rd Day West Mid Bali Tour (Full day tour, 10h approx; to get the Kecak dance by the sunset)

December 2nd, 2018
Start : 10:00am
  • Ulun Danu Bratan temple
  • Jatiluwih Rice Terrace (Lunch)
  • Tanah Lot temple (Kecak dance by the Sunset)

4th Day Mid Bali Tour (Full day tour)

December 3rd, 2018

Start : 08:00am
  • Kato Lampo waterfall
  • Gianyar traditional market
  • Wood Carving artist
  • Balinesse traditional clothe factory
  • Silver smith workshop
lizzy1111 is offline  
Oct 11th, 2018, 10:21 PM
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I think your plan could work, but I wonder: What do you mean by "tour"? Are you planning to join a group, or are you listing the itineraries that you have worked out with (or plan to propose to) a driver?
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Oct 12th, 2018, 09:57 AM
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This is the proposed plan that I have from a driver. I just wanted to get some opinions about it. I had govern some ideas as to what I thought I would like to see and they cane up with this tentative plan. We are arriving in a cruise ship on November 30 and flying home on December 4th. I have booked a hotel in Sanur to use as our home base.
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Oct 12th, 2018, 06:58 PM
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Your 4 day itinerary looks to me a little too heavy on in-car time. I think you could consolidate your touring days to 3 -- or even 2 -- days, even if it means missing out on a few attractions. I would also suggest you just leave some open time to relax, shop, have a massage or spa treatment, enjoy a sunset. Taxis are cheap and readily available and you don't need a guide for every event. Sometimes it's better to just stay in one place and let Bali come to you.

All of the listed destinations are an hour plus from Sanur, so that's 2 hours travel time right off the bat. You might consider staying in Ubud instead, which is more centrally located to the places you want to visit. Ubud offers a lot of opportunities to explore on foot, wander through rice paddies and small villages, take in museums, temple ceremonies and dance performances. And some really good restaurants.
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Oct 12th, 2018, 08:02 PM
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I agree with marmot that staying in Ubud would make your plans much more reasonable. I loved staying in Ubud! But YMMV.

Of all the things to do in Bali, I'm not sure that things you list for Dec. 3 would be my priorities, but maybe those are things that have particular appeal for you.

If you haven't already seen it, you might find some useful information in my trip report. My time in Bali was at the end of that trip:
A Memorable Solo Month in Singapore, Java, and Bali
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