7 Nights 3* Bali Adventures Indonesia
Bali Adventures Indonesia Package Summary
From R16 590
per person sharing
Valid 01 Mar – 20 June 2019
- Return flights from Johannesburg
- Airport taxes
- Return airport transfers
- 7 Nights at the 3* Ibis Styles Benoa in a Standard Room
- Breakfast daily
- Half day Bali Adventures Indonesia ATV Self Drive Tour including lunch
- Travel Insurance
- Meals not specified
- Items of a personal nature
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Prices advertised are based on the rate of exchange at the time of publishing and are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
Valid for dates as specified. Alternative dates are available and will be quoted on request.
All prices are per person sharing a double/twin room unless otherwise specified. Single supplements will apply and will be quoted on request.
Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Surcharges may apply for departures on certain days of the week.
Rebooking and cancellations fees apply.
Ibis Styles Benoa
The ibis Styles Bali Benoa hotel is nestled in the southern tip of Bali, Tanjung Benoa, the most famous water sport areas and not far from the prestigious Bali Tourism Development Complex Nusa Dua. The hotel offers 174 rooms and suites with simple and modern design, unlimited complimentary WiFi access, a restaurant and a bar, a swimming pool, a spa, a fitness centre and 3 meeting rooms. Guests can take a stroll and explore the mutlicultural streets, domed mosque, the peninsula’s Chinese Buddhist and Hindu Temple, and authentic local delights.
Bali Travel Guide
Bali has long been equated with an exotic paradise, a picturesque vision of green rice fields and plantations, soaring volcanoes, cool lakes and rushing rivers, lush forests and palm fringed beaches. It is Indonesia’s number one tourist spot and it is not difficult to understand why. Bali not only has an incredible coastline but also the original charm of the ‘Island of the Gods’ and its smiling people, especially in the many small rural villages and fascinating places of the fertile interior.
What sets Bali apart from the rest of Indonesia is the prevalence of Balinese Hinduism. Scattered around Bali are thousands of Hindu temples and places of worship. The island’s religious beliefs are evident in the ceremonies, daily rituals and attitudes of the locals, in the offerings of flowers and food that adorn the roadsides, the charms hung inside taxis, and the numerous vibrant festivals that occur throughout the year. It is also perceptible in local reverence for the Holy Mountain, the soaring volcanic cone of Gunung Agung, which is the spiritual centre of the Balinese universe. Art is an integral part of daily life and every village has its artists, from internationally acclaimed painters to aspirational young cow herders. Ubud, the cultural centre, with its streets lined with art and crafts shops, also offers regular performances of traditional Balinese dance and music. Art, together with tourism, is an important source of revenue for the island.
With its fine beach, the popular resort of Kuta is the most visited destination, but there are numerous other beach resorts around the island, with more peaceful settings on the east coast at Candidasa, Sanur, and the fishing village of Padang Bai, and on the northern coast at Lovina. There are a number of good scuba diving sites and reef snorkelling spots close by.
Despite the shock of terrorist attacks a few years ago, Bali is still a tropical paradise with a rich and intriguing culture, and beautiful land and seascapes, that attracts those in search of an idyllic vacation; however, visitors are still advised to contact their foreign office for the latest travel advice before travelling to Indonesia, and Bali in particular.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR SOUTH AFRICANS
South African citizens must have a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of their arrival in Indonesia. A visa is not required for a non-extendable period of one month. An extendable 30-day visa can be obtained on arrival, provided one lands at a major Indonesian airport, have half an unused visa page available as well as a valid credit card or monetary sum equivalent to USD 1,000. With this visa, visitors can also apply to extend their stay by 30 days.
INDONESIA CLIMATE AND WEATHER
The Indonesian climate is almost entirely tropical. The warm waters of the ocean surrounding the archipelago ensure fairly uniform temperatures on land and there is little seasonal variation. There is also little difference in daylight hours from season to season. Indonesia experiences hot, humid weather throughout the year, especially in coastal areas. The inland highlands are somewhat cooler. The climate of Indonesia is dominated by heavy monsoon rains, which occur between November and March, or to be extra safe between October and April, often causing damage and making local travel difficult (the rainy season is also the worst time for some mosquito-borne diseases). The best time to travel to Indonesia is therefore during the dry season, between May and September. The rainy season varies in impact from island to island and although some areas experience extreme conditions and flooding others are less dire and can safely be visited during the rainy season.
The busiest and therefore most expensive times to visit Indonesia are in the holiday periods: at the end of Ramadan, when domestic tourists fill resorts and prices escalate; at Christmas; and mid-June to mid-July, when graduating high-school students arrive in hordes, mainly in Java and Bali.