Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Bali is a majestic place which consists of a beautiful culture and strong focus on religion! 
The flight taken to Bali, on this trip, lands in the capital city; Denpasar. This 23-day trip makes sure, you spend a lot of time in  a particular location, in Bali!So you can embrace the place and experience it's best features - with awareness and care!!
The route plan for this trip includes the following places; Denpasar, Padangbai, Ubud, Kuta (and Kuta Bay) nd back to Denpasar!
This trip spends around five to six days in the beautiful Capital - Denpasar, as there are various activities,entertainment,etc. A four day stay at the relgious region of Padangbai and six more days spent in the very entertaining region of Ubud! Another six days spent at the nature oriented region of Kuta then to Kuta Bay and back to Denpasar - where you will be departing after the eye-opening and amazing experience stay at beautiful BALI !!!!!!



The Flight from Toronto to Bali, Indonesia - On Thursday, September 5th, 2011, includes the following information;

Departure City: Toronto, Ontario.
Arrival City: Denpasar, Bali
Number of Stops: Two
STOPS: Toronto to Vancouver to Denpasar,Bali!
 Cost of Flight (Tax included); $ $1532.39
Date of Departure: Thu, Sep 15, 2011
Time of Departure: 8:30am
Airline Carrier (s):  Air Canada & Korean Air
Flight Number: Flight 63 & Flight 633
Plane Change:  Air Canada to Korean Air


Currency used in Bali is called Indonesian Rupiah (Rp).
$1 (Canadian Dollar) = Rp. 8,688.00

Gotta have a Visa!

General visa requirements for entering Indonesia ( Bali ):
  1.  Original passport must be submitted and be valid for more than six months for a (single entry). **The Embassy will not accept damaged passport.
  2. Two recent photographs staple/glue one photograph to the visa application form in the box
  3. Complete round trip airline electronic ticket, leaving Canada to and from Indonesia and to another country
  4. The visa payment is paid in the form of a Money order.  A single entry: $55.00 and multiple-entries: $120.00
  5. Photocopy of other country’s valid passport. (if applicable)
  6. Also;
    Ø  At least one blank page must be available for the placement of the Indonesian visa.
    Ø  It is recommended that Canadians obtain a visa before travelling to Indonesia however a 30 day tourist visa can be purchased upon arrival.
    Ø  A valid Canadian passport is required for Canadians intending to visit Indonesia
    Ø   A tourist card will be issued that is valid for a 30- or 60-day stay according to your visa, when in Bali.


    Yikees! Watch Out!

    When travelling and exploring in Bali, always maintain a high level of security awareness!

     v  There is a high threat of terrorism throughout Indonesia and there have been reported terrorist attacks on many tourists/foreigners, in Bali. 

     v  Consumption of a local brewed alcoholic beverage, referred to as the “Arak”, has lead to methanol poisoned and has cause the death of several tourists. Therefore foreigners/tourists should be cautious while consuming beverages/meals from local restaurants.

    v Few incidents that involve injuries and deaths of foreigners are the following; series of explosions in October 2005 at Kuta Square and at Jimbaran Bay on the resort island, and the October 2002 bombings.

     Places/Locations that a tourist should be ware and more cautious at all times includes; High-profile Western facilities or businesses and places frequented by foreigners. These following types of locations are considered as potential terrorist targets.

    Related News Article that might be of interest:

    On July 17, 2009, two bombings occurred at the JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Mega Kuningan hotels in Jakarta, resulting in death and injuries. Security forces throughout Indonesia, including Bali, are on heightened alert as a result of these incidents

    Stay Safe!

    Even though travaling is fun - you gotta stay safe!

    Recommended Vaccinations:
    • Hepatitis A vaccine
    • Typhoid fever vaccine
    • Flu vaccination (for people over 50 or people with a compromised immune system)
    • Hepatitis B vaccine
    • Japanese Encephalitis vaccine
    • Rabies vaccine
    ** Note Malaria is also a problem in Bali, therefore learn about Malaria Pills and also take extra precautions, when in Bali.
    For ex: Where clothing that covers your whole body when traveling around a location with a high number of mosquitoes or sleep with a mosquito net!
    Also Diarrhea is very common when visiting tourist-based regions/locations!

    Safety :
    • Be beware of street crime and pickpockets
    • Ensure that you have the necessary permits when planning adventure trips, from one region to another.
    • Extreme weather conditions are affecting Bali too sometimes, therefore take extra care and avoid travelling by boat.
    • Be aware and have knowledge of the terrorist attack on tourists
    • Beware of Hawkers, Pedlars and Touts
    • There is a drug problem in Bali, as there are high-profile drug cases that involve “nabbing” tourists for drugs.

    Where to Stay?

    When in Denpasar à Ari Putri: Hostel
    Beds from $17.00 to $27.00 per night
    Located: Sanur ; world famous location

    When in Padanbhai à Dewa Bharata Bungalows Candi Dasa
    “Rented Bungalows”
    Per night: $30
    Located: quiet beach of Candidasa

    When in Ubud à Agung Raka: Hostel
    Per night: $20.40
    Located: Jl. Raya Pengosekan Ubud

    When in Kuta à Berlian Hostels
    Per night: $11
    Located: Heart of Kuta