4 Days 3 Nights Bali, Indonesia Sample Itinerary and Budget

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ULUN DANU TEMPLE

Here is a quick run down of my expenses and itinerary for my most recent trip to Bali, Indonesia

DAY 1: BALI

AGENDA: ARRIVAL, KUTA AND LEGIAN STROLLING

1:25 PM Arrival in Ngurah Rai Airport

2:30 PM Clear immigration

2:40 PM Pick up from a Balinese friend via motorbike

3:00 PM Lunch in Legian area

4:00 PM Stroll and explore Kuta and Legian area (Kuta Beach, Kuta Shops and and Legian)

5:30 PM Pick up by another Balinese friend in Mcdonalds Kuta

6:00 PM Arrived in my host house in Denpasar area

7:00 PM Freshen up and took a nap

10:00 PM Woke up and dinner with host

12:30 AM Sleep time

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DAY 2: BALI

AGENDA:  BARONG DANCE, MONKEY FOREST, BABI GULING TASTING, KETUT LIYER, TEGALALANGRICE PADDY FIELD, GUNUNG KAWI, MT. BATUR AND LAKE, ULUN DANU BATUR, BESAKIH TEMPLE

7:00 AM Wake up time

8:20 AM Pick up from my host house in Denpasar

8:50 AM Breakfast

9:30 AM Kecak Dance

10:30 AM Left Kecak Dance

11:30 AM Monkey Forest in Ubud

12:30 PM Left Monkey Forest

1:00 PM Lunch at Babi Guling Oka Resto in Ubud

1:40 PM Finish Lunch

2:00 PM Arrived in Ketut Liyer’s house

2:40 PM Left Ketut Liyer’s Place

3:10 PM Tegalalang Rice Paddy Field

3:40 PM Left Rice Paddy Field

4:00 PM Gunung Kawi Temple

4:40 PM Kintamani (Mt. Batur and lake)

4:55 PM Ulun Danu Batur Temple

5:30 PM Left Ulun Danu Batur

6:20 PM Besakih Temple

6:40 PM Left Besakih Temple

8:50 PM Arrived in Denpasar (Host House)

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DAY 3: BALI

AGENDA: TAMAN AYUN TEMPLE, BEDUGUL TEMPLE, TANAH LOT TEMPLE, ULUWATU TEMPLE, PADANG PADANG, BEACH DINNER AT JIMBARAN BEACH

7:00 AM Wake up time

8:30 AM Pick up from my host house in Denpasar

8:50 AM Bought souvenirs (keychains and magnets)

9:15 AM Left souvenir shop

9:30 AM Breakfast

10:32 AM Taman Ayun Temple

10:58 AM Left Taman Ayun Temple

11:47 AM Bedugul Temple

12:30 AM Left Bedugul Temple

1:57 PM Tanah Lot Temple

3:00 PM Left Tanah Lot Temple

4:50 PM Uluwatu Temple

5:50 PM Left Uluwatu Temple

6:06 PM Padang Padang Beach

6:30 PM Left Padang Padang Beach

7:00 PM Dinner in Jimbaran Beach

8:30 PM Left Jimbaran Beach

9:00 PM Arrived in Denpasar (Host House)

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DAY 4: BALI

AGENDA: DREAMLAND BEACH, LEGIAN BEACH, KUTA BEACH, KUTA SHOPS

9:00 AM Wake up time

11:15 AM Pick up from my host house in Denpasar

11:30 AM Breakfast

12:10 PM Dreamland Beach

1:40 PM Left Dreamland Beach

2:45 PM Legian Beach

4:15 PM Left Legian Beach

4:30 PM Kuta Beach

5:30 PM Stroll around Kuta Shops (last minute shopping)

6:45 PM Left Kuta Area

7:15 PM Back to host house in Denpasar (freshen up, packed things and last minute chit-chat with host)

8:15 PM Left for Airport

8:40 PM Arrived in Ngurah Rai Airport

10:05 PM Flight back to KL

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AIRFARE:

Round Trip Tickets Booked via AIRSIA

KUALA LUMPUR-BALI-KUALA LUMPUR =325 MYR (1,170,588.25 IDR)

NOTES:    AIRASIA being the travelers choice is undoubtly my 1st and last choice when I booked my trip to Indonesia. I booked the round trip ticket 3 months before the trip and of course I purchased it during a promotion they are running that you just have to be patient enough to wait for the right timing of the promotional offer. Other options I have are Malindo AIR which offers cheap airfare price but I’ve heard of stories that it is not that safe to fly with them due to some landing incident and flight crash.

ENTRANCE TICKETS AND RENTAL FEES:

KECAK DANCE  100,000 IDR

MONKEY FOREST 20,000 IDR

KETUT LIYER 50,000 IDR

GUNUNG KAWI TEMPLE 15,000 IDR

ULUN DANU TEMPLE 35,000 IDR

SARONG RENT 50,000 IDR

SARONG RENT IN BESAKIH TEMPLE 10,000 IDR

TIP TO THE GUIDE 10,000 IDR

TAMAN AYUN TEMPLE 10,000 IDR

BEDUGUL TEMPLE 30,000 IDR

TANAH LOT TEMPLE 15,000 IDR

ULUWATU TEMPLE 20,000 IDR

SURFBOARD RENTAL 150,000 IDR

TOTAL: 515,000 IDR

NOTES:  As you can see I have been to numerous temples in Bali. All seems like never ending quest of temple exploration. Being the “Island of Thousand Temples” you simply can’t skip the irresistible charm of the temples. The entrance fee mostly is for maintenance and they are not expensive for the record. I have also rented out a surf board on my last day in Bali just as I can say I’ve done everything that I wanted to before putting this trip into reality. In most of the temples it is required to wear SARONG specially if you are wearing shorts and it is not free you have to rent it out, so I may suggest to bring your own SARONG or better yet wear something below the knee and doing so means paying respect to their GODS.

TRANSPORATION:

2 DAYS  PRIVATE CAR TOUR = 700,000 IDR

Includes: 
Comfortable Air-conditioned Car, Parking Fee, English Speaking Bali Drivers & Petrol
Excludes :
Entrance Ticket, Performance Ticket, Lunch or Dinner and Other Expense

1 DAY MOTORBIKE TOUR = 200,000 IDR

Includes: 
Motorbike tour for the whole day, Parking Fee, English Speaking Bali Drivers & Petrol
Excludes :
Entrance Ticket, Performance Ticket, Lunch or Dinner and Other Expense

NOTES: Bali being an island separated from the rest of the Indonesian Archipelago simple means not having a decent mode of public transportation. This is one of the few DISADVANTAGES being in this ISLAND.  So prior to your arrival it is MUST to look for a driver you can hire for the whole duration of your stay and when touring around. Your choices of modes of transportation ranges from MOTORCYCLE,BICYCLE,PRIVATE CAR or TAXI which I dont really suggest as the streets in Bali are not wide enough causing cars to jammed AKA TRAFFIC. You can check TRIPADVISOR or PINOY EXCHANGE  FORUM SITES for suggestions on hiring private car for tour with driver for the whole day or 8-10 hours just like what I did. If you are coming with a group better hire private car and just split up the cost which is cheaper. If you plan to stay for couple days to a certain part of Bali like UBUD, you probably think about hiring MotorBike or Bicycle which is the best way to experience Bali. This is where most of your budget will be spent just like what happen to me as getting to 1 point to another is not easy/near. For example getting from Besakih Temple to Denpasar or Kuta may take around more than an hour.

ACCOMODATION:

FREE STAY FOR 3 NIGHTS VIA COUCH SURFING

NOTES: If you are planning a trip to BALI then I would suggest to book in to affordable HOTEL BALINESE VILLA cause Bali is known for the BALINESE STYLE which is really interesting. Supposively I am gonna spend a night in a cheap hotel with nice ambience but the hotel cancelled my reservation last minute. The prices of rooms/accomodations varies from your choice and budget which usually ranges from 30 USD for HOSTELS/GUESTHOUSE up to 100 and UP. For solo travelers the famous destination is KUTA in POPPIES LANE for wide options of HOSTELS. But for my 3 night in Bali I ended up nit spending anything because for the 3rd time I am COUCHSURFING again. I will discuss more about this in another post but just to give yah an idea I crashed into a place of a LOCAL in BALI which now become my friend. If you wanna have a very relaxing ambience I would suggest staying a night in UBUD which is famous for the ultimate EAT PRAY LOVE experience. Imagine waking up and all you can see from your window are the lushes green of rice paddy fields.

SOUVENIRS AND MISCELLANOUS:

REF MAGNETS AND KEYCHAINS = 115,000 IDR

BARONG MASK AND PUDANG = 150,000 IDR

SIM CARD+ RELOAD = 21,000 IDR + 27,000 IDR

TOTAL: 313,000 IDR

NOTES: For some people this maybe a BIG deal or should I say they put most of budget for SOUVENIRS but not for me for I have a habit of not buying things in every travel except for some memorabilia I can bring back home and some presence to friends waiting for me back home. Usually I just bought ref magnet and key chains but this time I also bought some TRADITIONAL BALINESE stuff just because I find it cute.

IMMIGRATION EXIT FEE:

EXIT FEE IN THE AIRPORT = 150,000 IDR

NOTES: One thing that you have to remember before leaving BALI is that here you have to pay the EXIT FEE of 150,000 IDR only payable by CASH and only using INDONESIAN RUPIAH. One tip though I did is that after exchanging my money to RUPIAH, I did set aside the 150,000 IDR so just in any case I run out of of RUPIAH after all the expenses then I wont have to bother. I’ve read about this from a forum online while I am working on my itinerary. The hassle of not setting aside the amount is that you will need to go down on the arrival area to have your money exchange to RUPIAH and line up again which is time consuming and NO NO if you are in a HURRY.

FOOD:

DAY 1:  46,000 IDR

DAY 2:  125,300 IDR

DA1Y 3:  293,000 IDR

DAY 4: 203,810 IDR

FOOD TOTAL: 668,110 IDR

NOTES:  One thing I like about Bali is that FOOD is CHEAP. A decent meal ranges from 2 USD-20 USD for sumptous meal already. Balinese food is like an ART as their food has different colors and flavors bursting out your mouth. The food in Bali is pretty much similar to food you can find in KL as majority of them are more on chilis and fried rice. One thing you have to know though is Bali is practicing Hinduism which means you can EAT PORK here and you should not misses eating the famous Babi Guling Oka or the Suckling Pig made popular by Anthony Bourdain. Most of the meals I had are rice meals cause you will be needing much energy for a very exhausting 10 hour tour.

ESTIMATED GRAND TOTAL:

3,716,698.25 IDR

1006.34 MYR

13,484 PHP

FOREIGN EXCHANGE RATES

1 MYR = 3601.81 IDR

1 PHP =  264.66 IDR

1 USD = 11542.00 IDR

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10 thoughts on “4 Days 3 Nights Bali, Indonesia Sample Itinerary and Budget

  1. you did a great job in blogging about your travel here. I am planning for my upcoming Bali trip in April for 2. is there by any chance that you can share with me the contact for your private tour driver? i am in the midst of looking for one. thanks

  2. Hello! Your blog really gave me an idea on what we can actually do in Bali. We’ll be going to Bali this May 2014 and we are both first timers. 😊 It’ll only be for 4 days and 3 nights though. We would like to visit temples , taste Bali food and enjoy the beaches. Hope you can give me tips and the contact person of your tour driver. 😊 will appreciate it!

  3. Hi. I found you blog very helpful. My friend and I will be going to Bali next month. Both of us are quite adventurous so we were thinking of just renting a motorbike. Is it advisable to use this kind of transportation for women? thanks! 🙂

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