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Bali in 2 Weeks: Your Guide to Your Eat, Pray, Love Trip (Without Julia Robert)

Bali in 2 Weeks: Your Guide to Your Eat, Pray, Love Trip (Without Julia Robert)

“The mere mention of Bali evokes thoughts of a paradise. It’s more than a place; it’s a mood, an aspiration, a tropical state of mind.”-Lonely Planet

 

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What You Need To Know Before You Go:

 

 This Trip Is For You If: 

✓Looking for a spiritual journey but only have 10-12 days.

✓Have watched Eat, Pray, Love more than you can count.

✓Need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of real life, and treat yourself to some eating, praying and loving.

 

How Long To Go For: 12-14 Days 

 

Weather In Bali:

  • May is the hottest month in Bali with an average temperature of 28°C (82°F)
  • The coldest is January at 26°C (79°F) with the most daily sunshine hours at 10 in August.
  • The wettest month is January with an average of 90mm of rain.
  SOURCE: HOLIDAY WEATHER

 

Typical Travel Costs In Bali:

Below is daily average of a typical travel budget for Bali. Costs include accommodations and food in US dollars.

 

Budget Travel: Up to $50/day

  • Room at guesthouse/homestay: less than $50
  • Cheap food and drink, meals under $5
  • Can survive on $50 per day

Mid-Range Travel: $100-200/day

  • Room at mid range hotel: $50–150
  • Can eat and drink almost anywhere
  • Spa treatments: $7–30

Luxury Travel: $200/day or more

  • Room at top-end hotel/resort: over $150
  • Major expenses will be luxury spas
  • Car and driver per day: $60
SOURCE: ESTIMATED COSTS AND EXPENSES FROM LONELY PLANET

 

Getting There & Around:

Flights: See the best flights to Denpasar, Indonesia and compare prices here.

Airport Transfer: Avoid the hassle of cabs and book a private transfer from Dependar into Ubud here.

Local Transportation: Find the best bus routes using their local transportation here.

 

The Trip:

 

✓ SLEEP: UBUD

BUDGET: Best budget hotel is Gustis Garden Bungalows (Under $35/night)

TripAdvisor Room tip: The best thing about Gusti Garden is its central location, the heavenly gardens and family temple. The bedroom and bathroom were clean and the bed comfortable”-TripAdvisor

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MID-RANGE: Best mid-range hotel Puri Gangga Resort ($100-120/night)

Awesome in everyway! We have stayed all over Bali and this is my favourite place by far. Located about 20 minutes from Ubud, the resort could not be faulted. If you are looking to just relax and chill out then this is ideal.”-TripAdvisor

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LUXURY: Best luxury hotel Amori Villas ($325-375/night)

There is nothing but the best at Amori – you get an amazing natural valley view from the infinity pool, waking up with amazing sunrise colours and nature’s quiet symphony.TripAdvisor

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✓ SEE: Nusa Dua Beach

Recommended Duration: 6-8 hours

Cost: Free!

Tip:Early morning walks  around 6am down the beach path are worth getting up for. 

More information here

The beach itself is lovely and stretches out far beyond the eye can see! Tripadvisor

 

 

✓ SEE: Jemeluk Beach

Recommended Duration: 4-6 hours

Cost: Free!

Tip: Hire an underwater camera and take videos of the beach’s teeming marine life.

“so worth the drive from the main areas of Bali, peaceful, friendly and beautiful spot where you can go to relax or enjoy the underwater views, snorkel or see surrounding attractions.” Tripadvisor

Under water temple #jemelukbeach #amed #bali

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✓ SEE: Ulun Danu Temple

Recommended Duration: 1-2 hours

Cost: $2.60 USD

Tip: Go to the temple in the early morning to avoid the crowds.  

“Simply a must. Postcard perfect even with a ton of people. Go here so serene and beautiful. I have seen temples around the world this is a definite stop.” Tripadvisor

Amazing bali ? #ulundanutemple #amazingindonesia

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✓ SEE: Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple

Recommended Duration: 1-2 hours

Cost: Free!

Tip: Wear comfortable clothes and footwear as touring around the temple requires a lot of walking!

“Gunung Kawi temple is located far from the popular tourist areas, so this accounts for its tranquility and peace. There is lots of flowing water and greenery in the temple, making for great photographs.” Tripadvisor

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✓ SEE: Pura Goa Lawah

Recommended Duration: 2-3 hours

Cost: Free!

Tip: Visit the cave in the morning when the locals  come for prayers or in the afternoon to see thousands of bats leaving the cave at sunset.

“A mystical place. Bats, butterflies, huge monitor lizards. The chanting of the priest. People coming and going bringing their offerings. Visit as a pilgrim.” Tripadvisor

#puragoalawah #batcavetemple ??✨

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✓ DO: See the town on two wheels

Recommended Duration: 6-8 hours 

Cost: Starting at $20/for the full day

Tip:  Roads can get hectic and traffic rules may not be adhered so it is recommended to drive defensively. More information about Bali Big Bikes rental here.

 

 

✓ DO: Trekking the Campuhan Ridge Walk  

Recommended Duration: 2-3 hours

Cost: Free!

Tip:  Start hiking as early as possible in order to enjoy the scenic views without the swell of Bali heat.

“Lovely walk and nice get out of the busy town. Bit of an up hill so be prepared to get hot! Lots of lovely countryside views and cooling breezes.” Tripadvisor

Walking the ridge #ubud #bali #indonesia #campuhanridgewalk

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