Bali is one of the 17,000 islands making up Indonesia, but is the only one that can truly claim to be Pacific Paradise.
Though it is known to be a surfer haven, the island offers much more than great waves. Bali also has dance, applied and fine art, and music. You can take in the sand and surf with a day at one of the many black or white sand beaches, and even get a massage in the sand. What’s not to love about this island? Expert Tripology travel agents are standing by to book a private villa for your group vacation to Bali. Just fill out a trip request form and up to three Tripology travel agents will return sample itineraries to you within the day.
If renting a private beach for the week doesn’t sufficiently whet your appetite, Bali still has other offerings. Mount Agung is the highest point on the island and is a still active volcano. Mount Batur is also active. Tripology group travel planners can get your group a tour guide to hike either or both of these volcanoes.
West Bali National Park, also known as Taman Nsional Bali Barat, covers about 10% of the island and is home to mangroves, monsoon forests, coral islands, and even a savanna. In the center of the park are for now dormant volcanic mountains.
Tourism is the major industry of Bali, and therefore the island has more money than many of the smaller, less visited islands. While you are there, make sure to see the Balinese dances, pick up some batik fabric, metal work, wood carvings or other art that Bali is famous for.
Denpasar is the major city on Bali, though Kuta and Ubud also are hubs for the island.
Denpasar literally means “next to the market,” which is where you will spend most of your time in this city. Pasar Badung offers food, crafts and shops, and is the largest market on Bali. It is busy, noisy, and polluted, but offers a real glimpse of life away from the sands and is worth a quick visit.
Kuta is for the young and the young at heart. The city is filled with watering holes, knock-off surf gear, and cheap eats. After a few days spent solitarily in nature, a night in Kuta could be just what your group needs
Ubud is a town more focused on Balinese culture and less on catering to tourists. Tripology travel agents can book your group tickets to dance and music shows, as well as reserving tables at traditional restaurants. And don’t forget to take a walk just outside the city; no Indonesian vacation is complete without a visit to a rice paddy.
The island of Java is only two miles west of Bali. Though it does not have beaches, rainforest, or remoteness, Java is a thriving metropolitan island not to be missed. Home to 120 million people, Java is the political capital of Indonesia. Jakarta is the capital city of the island and the nation. Though there is not a lot to do as a tourist, it’s worth stopping by on your way to the volcanic ranges and ancient Buddhist temples dotting the remainder of the island. Tripology travel agents can not only secure your travel group a safe, reliable ferry from Bali to Java, but can also arrange travel arrangements on Java and secure your group tour guides for temples, volcanoes, and whatever else your vacation tour group may decide to undertake.
And once you’ve seen what the land has to offer, there are as many options within the sea. Tripology travel agents can rent you surf boards and match your travel group to surf instructors, or you can spend the day with your group enjoying snorkeling in one of the many coral reefs surrounding the island of Bali. Just fill out a trip request form to find out what group package deals exist for your upcoming Bali vacation.
If you are traveling to Bali in springtime, try to plan your trip around Nyepi, the Hindu New Year. It is celebrated by a day of silence, in which most locals stay home and tourists are encouraged to stay in, as well. The day before Nyepi, though, is marked by parades of massive colorful monster sculptures that are burned at sundown to drive away evil spirits.
Indonesian currency has been trending down since the terrorist attacks of 2005, meaning that you get the most for your dollar now. Tripology travel agents can help you find the best deals for your upcoming group vacation to Bali, including airfare to and from Indonesia, busses and cars to get you from one city to the next, group rates at hotels, discount rates on group rentals of surf and snorkel gear, and much, much more. It takes only a few minutes to fill out a travel request form, and up to three Tripology group travel experts will respond to you with hand-tailored itineraries within the day.