Bali - What to do?

Old Mar 22nd, 2017, 05:57 PM
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Old Mar 25th, 2017, 08:20 AM
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Well, here is essentially what we've decided upon with Putu (thanks @rhkkmk) and thank you everyone else for the recommendations:

May 17:
You can rest in the morning.
Afternoon you can see ubud market, palace, monkey forest by yourself.

May 18:
Cooking class in the morning
Afternoon by yourself.
See art museum, walk campuhan ridge, see legong dance at night by yourself

May 19:
Full day central bali
Hoin holly bathing in sudamala holly spring
Secluded tukad cepung waterfall and canyon
Lunch in floating restaurant of lake batur
Temple on lake batur
Panglipuran tranditional village and bamboo forest
Kehen temple

May 20:
Canyoneering by yourself. Transport provided by canyoneering company.

May 21:
Elephant safari park
Tegalalang/ ceking rice field
Water spring temple
Gunung kawi rocky temple
Elephant cave temple
Art/ Handicraft villages
Craft market.

May 22:
Beach day by yourself in seminyak beach

May 23:
Full day beach hoping in South Bali
We can visit and enjoy beaching in gunung payung beach, ungasan beach , nyang nyang beach, suluban beach.
Uluwatu cliff temple
Kecak dance
Jimbaran fish market

May 24
By yourself beach time.

May 25
Full day
Butterfly park
Jungle temple of batukaru
Hiking in jatuluwih rice field
Angseri hot spring
Taman ayun royal temple
Tanah lot sunset.

@YanaTravelArt I'll look up your recommendation and maybe we can fit it in somewhere here!

@julies thank you for the recommendations! I don't think we're going to have time to make it to Amed, but if we can squeeze a night in I'll check out the resort! The downhill biking could be really fun, though!

We leave mid-may, so I am counting down the days! I have yet to book some restaurants, but I'll be looking through some recommendations here! I'll keep everyone posted on the trip!

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Old May 6th, 2017, 02:00 AM
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We've just returned from a trip in Indonesia (Bali, Jogya & Lombok)

We based ourselves in Ubud in a gorgeous resort found by surfing and reading some useful reviews in this community :
(Dewi was our accomodation)

Our guide was Putu Arnawa, a wonderful guide and person. He tailored 4 full days of excursions in different area of Bali to perfectly fit our requirements and expectations.

Puntual, helful and caring Putu made our stay in Bali unforgettable by letting us appreciate, capture and share balinese nature and culture.

Being an Italian speaking a non native language (English) this was very much appreciated

As far as beaches are concerned have a look at this resort
perfectly nestled in a nature paradise overlooking a secluded beach (Selong Belanak, Lombok south) quite different from crowded beaches...

Selamat jalan (have a nice trip)
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Old May 6th, 2017, 02:04 AM
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I just forgot to leave contacts of Putu, sorry about that..
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Old May 9th, 2017, 10:22 AM
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Good, Putu is going to take you to Tanah Lot. He (as a photographer) and I enjoyed a stop for a wedding procession. We also stopped in a village where I learned about a local burial (re-burial?) practice.
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Old May 19th, 2017, 12:55 AM
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For what to do in Ubud I recommend Bali Bird Walk, 9 to 1 pm several days a week, not just birds,but also plants and butterflies and discussion of rice cultivation, including walking paddies in Penestan area and lunch at Murnis Warung. Sure is excellent, birders and beginners should enjoy. Details on website,, Reservations not needed.
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Old Jul 2nd, 2017, 10:21 PM
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MatLloyd-- about how much can one expect to pay the guide Putu per day for services? (doesn't say at his website) thanks!!
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Old Sep 6th, 2017, 10:40 PM
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hi, MatLloyd... did you do this trip in may? can you do a brief trip report... or just do's and don'ts you experienced??? we're going in november...
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Old Sep 7th, 2017, 01:20 AM
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I've never before read anyone who described individual people as 'fungible'. I know what you mean but i don't think that word is well suited to what you want to say.

As far as Bali, simply type these words onto the google screen: bali golf.
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Old Sep 7th, 2017, 05:08 PM
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To be clear: I said the drivers were NOT fungible.
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