Bali, one of the famous tourist destinations in Indonesia is visited by thousands of people around the world, every year. The scenic tourist getaway, Bali is known for its natural beauty, gorgeous resorts and yoga retreats. From scenic beaches to shopping hubs to exotic nightlife, there is a lot to explore in Bali. However, before you plan to book your Bali tour package, there are some important points that you need to take note of to stay safe and enjoy a memorable vacation. So, in this blog, we list some important points that you need to know before you take a Bali tour.
Details about Visa, Climate and Special Days
Approximately 169 countries from around the world can get free Bali visa for approximately 30 days. However, visa on arrival applies to the other countries is available for $35. Visa on arrival is, however, extendable only once. The wet season in Bali is from October to April whereas the dry season is from May to September. The best time to visit Bali is between May to August. Before you book Bali tour package from Mumbai or any other place in India, make sure you check the important days. Avoid traveling to Bali during Saka New Year, which is also known as Nyepi, as it’s too crowded during that time of the year. Also, the air tickets and hotel accomodation prices are at an all time high.
Getting Around in Bali
This is another important point that you need to consider when travelling to Bali. To explore the different destinations in Bali, you can rent a bike, which is the most enjoyable way to explore the scenic destination. The bike rentals range between Rp. 30,000- 50,000 per day. In addition, you can also consider hiring moto-taxis if you are not travelling in a group. However, make sure that you before handing over the deposit.
Avoid the Rainy Season
Make sure you avoid booking Bali packages in the rainy season when planning your trip. Though booking a trip during the off-season can help you get discounts. However, you may end up spending your vacation indoors as a result of the heavy rains. Though the rains are often limited to afternoon, it is not worth booking Bali tours during the rainy season.
Carry a Professional Travel First Aid Kit
Carrying a professional first aid kit is one of the most essential things to do on your Bali Tour. And just in case you aren’t sure of what all you should include in your kit, here’s a list. Pain relief medicine, cold and flu tablets, motion sickness tablets, antiseptic cream or ointment, wound cleaning gauze, bandage, scissors and tweezers.
Avoid Drinking Tap Water
This is another important point to remember. Avoid drinking tap water in Bali. The tap water in Bali can make you seriously sick, which is the last thing you want to experience on a holiday. Drink bottled water to stay safe. If you are concerned about pollution, carry a water bottle with in-built filter or carry a glass water bottle.
Be cautious about Wild and Stray Animals
Keep a safe distance from wild and stray animals. These animals may look cute but there is a serious risk of contracting rabies and diseases in Bali. In addition, Bali monkeys are also quite notorious and are infamous for stealing valuables such as phones and handbags.
Last Few Words
If you love travelling, Bali is a must-visit destination. Follow the tips mentioned above and book your holiday trip through a reputable tour operator to ensure a hasslefree and memorable Bali tour. Also, if you want the trip to be low on cost then visit Bali between April-September when the weather is slightly less humid and there are some exciting discounts available.