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Itineary and Driver around Bali.....opinions

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Itineary and Driver around Bali.....opinions

After much research, here is our itinerary. Its seems way too packed but we will likely not be back. What do you suggest isnt worth it and could be dropped? This is after 4 dyas in yogyakarta. Im also looking for drivers....posted on a different thread though. Want to hire a company that could all of this, then only have to deal with 1 company, even if different drivers in different spots.

thurs aug 30: pick up at DPS (flight arrives 6:40pm) and transfer to hotel near Amed (Coral View Villasin lipah beach)

fri aug 31: snorkel at our hotel, day trip to temple of lempuyang luhur and tirta gangga

sat sept 1: check out of hotel in amed, drive towards ubud. On the way see tukad cepung waterfall, town of bangli. SEe temple of lempuyang luhur and tirta gangga if didnt see on friday from amed. check into hotel in ubud (Lumbung Sari Cottages near monkey foerst)

sunday sept 2:Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, Pasar Malam Gianyar night market

monday sept 3: mount batur sunrise trek , stop at hot springs nearby, Pura Ulun Danur Batur

tues sept 4: (this we dont need a driver for) monkey forest, taman saraswati, puri sran agung ,art market

wed sept 5:tegalanglang rice terrace(may not see), gunung kawi sebatu, pura tirta empul

Thurs sept 6: check out of hotel in ubud, tegenugan waterfall, geger beach, pura luhar uluwatu temple with sunset, check into hotel in seminyak (The Royal Beach Seminyak Bali MGallery by Sofitel )

friday sept 7: hang out at beach at our hotel in seminyak, taman burung bali bird park?, jimbaran fish market and amuaya beach for sunset dinner

sat sept 8: beach at our hotel, driver to take us to tanah lot temple for visit then to airport. Flight at 7:50pm

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1. Re: Itineary and Driver around Bali.....opinions

Hi Colleen,

have you got another holiday booked afterwards to get over this one ;-)

You basically only have 1 day in Amed and are considering snorkeling and possibly Tirta Gangga & Lempuyang.

Understand that Pura Lempuyang is actually the top temple of a series of temples and takes a good 3hrs return hike if you are fit and don't hang around. The "dragon staircase" often seen on google images is only 5mins or so from the car park.

Sept 1 - Ok ish. We tend to drop in at Tirta Gangga when transferring from Amed and normally only spend half an hour.

Sept 2 - if interested consider Bali Botanic Gardens, instagram pic at the Handara Golf club gates. Go up to Wanagiri swing.

Sept 3 - Understand that the Mt Batur sunrise trek is controlled by the trekking company mafia. The trek will include free Transport, often shared, so you won't be able to make your own detours. In addition you will get picked up around 2am. If you just opt for the trek you will be back in Ubud around midday. Normal advice is to chillax in the afternoon as you don't know how knacked you will be.

Book locally at a tourist booth. Haggle on price. Might get it down to IDR350k per person.

Sept 5 - Personally think Tegallalang is a waste of time. Turned into a bunch of toll booths interrupting a walk.

Sept 7 - Seems silly to do Bali bird park when you would have driven past it on the 6th.

Assume you mean Muaya Beach which is really part of the very long Jimbaran bay

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2. Re: Itineary and Driver around Bali.....opinions

Colleen, I'm exhausted just reading your itinerary. The first few days are especially gruesome. Re the Bird Park - best visited from Ubud.

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3. Re: Itineary and Driver around Bali.....opinions

I agree...gotta figure out what to ditch! When in my 20s n 30s we could hike all day for 10 days with thousands of feet elevation then go back to work feeling refreshed. This is hubby n my 50th bday gift to ourselves and we gotta tone it down or will need a vacation from vacation. Looking for things to drop, like we have too many temples

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4. Re: Itineary and Driver around Bali.....opinions

Thanks so much! The beach which you are saying is part of jimbaran was recommended for swimming/relaxing on way to uluwatu. Looking for downtime from all the temples! :)

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