Bali

Bali is unbelievably green rice terraces and dramatic volcanoes, ancient Hindu temples and spiritual vibes, traditional dances and the friendliest people. Visit serene Ubud, Bali’s cultural capital, and spend a few days among the cafes, art galleries and street vendors losing yourself in the magic of this spectacular island.

Tours & Packages to Bali

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Singapore & Bali Adventure
Singapore's cityscape & garden landscapes, plus culture-rich & artistic Ubud, Bali; explore on your own with flights, hotels & city tours included
10 days  •  from $2399 $2099
per person, double occupancy*
dates independent stay + flights
Singapore, Hong Kong & Bali Adventure
Ancient temples & modern skylines, world-class cuisine & eclectic cultures; explore independently with flights, hotels & city tours included
14 days  •  from $3199 $2899
per person, double occupancy*
dates independent stay + flights

Fast Facts

Already booked on one of our packages to Bali? See everything you need to know before you go.

Overview

Capital: Denpasar
Population:  4.225 million
Currency: Indonesian rupiah (IDR)
Languages: Balinese
Drives on the: Left
Time zone: WITA (UTC +8)

Weather

Bali's dry season occurs between April and October, with heat and humidity indexes still high. Monsoon season is between November and March with January and February being the wettest months.

Entry requirements

You will need a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of your arrival in Indonesia.  Your passport must also have two blank pages, not including endorsement pages.

U.S. passport holders may apply for visa exemption. This is a stamp you receive in your passport when you arrive at the airport.  There is no fee.  If your purpose of travel is purely for tourism and you are certain that you will depart after 30 days, consider requesting Visa Exemption.  U.S. citizens who enter Indonesia under Visa Exemption must depart after 30 days; no extension is allowed and no adjustment to another visa status is permitted.  See the U.S. Dept. of State website for more information.

More information about passports & visas.

Shopping

Shop for the Indonesian textile batik, gold, silver, leather crafts, baskets, cloth, porcelain, tin art objects, wood, ikat, masks, coffee, tea and honey. Be prepared to bargain for everything! Start low and expect to meet the seller at least halfway. Some of the best places in Bali to shop are the Ubud Art Market, Sukawati Art Market, Celuk Gold and Silversmiths, and the Tegallalang Handicrafts Center.

Health Precautions & Vaccinations

Malaria risk is low in the tourist areas of Ubud and other resort areas of Bali. Check the links below for the most up-to-date health precautions.

Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization

Power & Adapters

127/230 volts. Plugs C, F, and G. A country-wide conversion to 230V is in progress, complete in principal cities. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit. View more information about electrical standards around the world.

Tipping

10% in restaurants, Rp 500 per bag for porters

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can I take my cell phone?

    See our blog post on using your cell phone abroad.