DIY: How To Spend 5 Days In Bali, Indonesia

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Bali is definitely one of my dream destinations. I’ve been spending some time researching, reading and looking at everybody’s photos in Bali and I think it’s about time to share mine.

I had arranged a tour-car beforehand, a rented car for a 10-hour trip across Bali, Indonesia. Rates depend on how far the location would be and that already includes the parking fees.  Almost all tour-cars are Toyota Avanza which could carry up to 7 people.


Here’s the full itinerary:


8:00 am Arrival at the airport
9:00 am Pick up at airport

We went for a tour upon arrival.

Car Tour Price: 500k IDR

Places to go & ticket price per person:
• Tegenugan Falls – 15k IDR
• Goa Gaja Tempel – 20k IDR
• Tegalalang Rice Terraces – FREE
• Pura Tirta Empul -20k IDR

Options if time permitted:
• Pulina Coffee Planation – FREE
• Campuhan Ridge walk – FREE
• Monkey Forest temple – 50k IDR

We stayed at Warini Bungalows.
*Fan room with breakfast, WiFi and hot & cold shower (460k IDR for 2 nights)


6:00 am walk and visit:
• Ubud Palace – FREE
• Ubud Water Palace-Saraswati Temple – FREE

9:00 am Pick up

Car Tour – 600k IDR

Places to go & ticket price per person:
• Taman Ayun Temple – 10k IDR
• Tanah Lot Temple – 65k IDR
• Ulun Danu Temple – 55k IDR
• Bali Handara – FREE
• Wagarini Hidden HiIls – 40k IDR

Options if time permitted:
• Munduk Waterfalls – 10k IDR

We stayed at Warini Bungalows.



6:30 am Pick up (Ubud to Padang Bay, 2hrs drive)
9:00 am boat departure
11:00 am arrival at Gili Trawangan

Van pick-up and fast boat (one-way) – 300k IDR

– Hotel bag drop
– Rent a bike – 40k IDR/day



• Fast boat and car transfer to hotel (one-way) – 300k IDR
– 11:00 am boat departure
– 1:00 pm arrival at Padang Bay



• Van pick-up and fast boat (rt) – 450k IDR
– 6:30 am Pick up (hotel to Sanur port)
– 8:00 am boat departure
– 9:30 am arrival at Nusa Penida
• Car tour – 700k IDR
– Taking west tour:
Kelingking Beach, Angel Billabong, Broken Beach and Crystal Bay
– 4:00 pm back to main island



1. Better bring USD then have It changed at the airport.
2. Get small amount of bills since most stores won’t give you change from 10K=38Php below; better pay in exact amount.
3. There are no public transportation in Bali (rent a car or rent a scooter).
4. Uber, Grab, Gojek ares not allowed in Ubud & some parts of Kuta. Should be discreet in booking this as some taxi drivers are bullies.
5. Always be on time, ferry leaves on time and won’t mind leaving late passengers behind.
6. Bring your adapters (they have round hole socket).
7. Basically in all restaurants, meal ranges from 35k-70k IDR per meal; menu and can go higher for western food.
8. There are no service water, you need to pay for it.
9. Local simcard (simpati) costs around USD10.00 with atleast 7GB data for a week. Don’t buy at the airport it costs 3x more expensive (buy outside or ask your tour guide to get one for you).
11. Souvenirs are cheapest at the local market or stalls inside temple compared to outlets in the city. Don’t be shy to haggle for the price as it could go down to 40% off.
10. You can have the cheapest flight from Cebu Pacific (on-sale) at Php 2,000.00/way (for people who are travelling from the Philippines).

� This trip had cost us not more than Php 25,000.00 per pax (for group of two) including airfare-food-accomodation-tour-souvenirs. �


By: Ran Llana

Ran Llana is a seasoned traveler, works 6 days a week, can’t swim but still manages to enjoy travelling, climbing peaks, chilling at the beach, jumping off the cliff, hopping islands and waterfalls, plunging into the water and savors the sun from sunrise to sunset.

You can check his Instagram account for more awesome photos.


“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Hellen Keller

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