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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Answers to our most frequently asked questions can be found here.
If you can't find the answer you're looking for just contact us.

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WHEN SHOULD I BOOK?

You can book with us right up until before you leave. However groups fill up fast, so it's best to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment. You can secure your place by paying a $200 deposit.

DO MANY PEOPLE TRAVEL ALONE?

Yes. Lots of people who go to Bali are travelling solo. But by travelling with us you'll be part of a group, so it's a great way to meet people and make friends!

WHAT HAPPENS IF I ARRIVE BEFORE MY TRIP START DATE?

It’s a good idea to try and arrive on the actual trip start date. There's no activities on the first day, so you can arrive at any time. If you do arrive early we'll still pick you up from the airport and will book you into the guesthouse from the day you arrive. Extra nights can be paid for on arrival.
If you're arriving more than 2 days before your start date your Group Leader may not be available to pick you up, so we can either provide you with detailed instructions on how to make your own way to the guesthouse or we can arrange a private taxi pick up.

CAN I CHAT TO MY GROUP BEFORE I ARRIVE?

CAN I CHAT TO MY GROUP BEFORE I ARRIVE?

Yes. We will send you an invite to a private Facebook Group a month before your start date so you can start getting to know your group.

WHERE DOES THE 9-DAY TRIP FINISH AND WHERE DO I GO FROM THERE?

The Bali Intro 9-day trip finishes on the beautiful island of Gili Trawangan in Lombok, just east of Bali.
If you’re staying on longer in Bali or elsewhere in Indonesia then don’t worry, your Group Leader will help you organise all of your onward travel including any of our awesome Add on Trips. If you’d like to stay on longer in Gili Trawangan after Bali Intro then just let us know.
If you’re going onto any other destination in Indonesia we will help organise this transport for you if not already pre-booked.
If you’re just doing the Bali Intro 9-day trip and then going home and need to get back to Denpasar airport then it’s a simple ferry /minivan combo that will take around 3-4 hours and cost around $30. We can organise this for you. The earliest we recommend booking an onward flight out of Bali is around 7pm on day 9.

WHERE DOES THE 12-DAY TRIP FINISH AND WHERE DO I GO FROM THERE?

If you’re doing the Bali Intro 12-day trip or Bali Experience you will finish in the beautiful town of Ubud.
You can choose to stay on longer in Ubud or if you need to get back to Denpasar airport then it’s a simple minivan transfer that will take around 1.5 hours and cost approximately $25. We can organise this for you. The earliest we recommend booking an onward flight out of Bali is around 1pm on day 12.
Your Group Leader will ensure any other local transport is sorted and you are comfortable with all parts of your trip and your onward travel.

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT BALI?

The great thing about Bali is it’s usually hot all year round, so it's great to go at any time!
There are generally 2 seasons in Bali:
April to September is usually dry and hot.
October to March is slightly cooler and it can occasionally rain for about an hour in the afternoon, which can be a nice relief from the heat.

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WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY FLIGHT?

If you've already booked your flight please send us your itinerary / e-ticket so we can arrange your airport pickup. Note: If you're arriving more than 2 days before your start date we will organise a taxi pickup for you. If you haven't booked your flight yet please try and arrive on the actual start date. There are no activities on the start date, so you can arrive at any time.

CAN I ARRIVE IN BALI ON A ONE-WAY TICKET?

Depending on which airline you fly with or who you meet at Immigration when you land, there's a small chance that you might need to show proof of a ticket out of Bali.
If you don't have a return ticket or onward flight already booked you can always wait to see if you are asked and then buy a cheap flight or bus ticket out of the country, even if you're not planning on using it.

DO I NEED A VISA TO ENTER BALI?

DO I NEED A VISA TO ENTER BALI?

Most nationalities including the UK, Europe, Australia, NZ, Canada, USA, Scandinavia and Brazil will receive a 30-day visa on arrival in Bali. This visa will be free for most nationalities and at a cost of approx. $35USD for others. We recommend checking with your local Indonesian consulate for up to date visa requirements and costs. If you need any further help with visas just contact us.

HOW MUCH MONEY WILL I NEED?

All of your activities, accommodation, transport and some meals are included, so you’ll just need money for some meals, drinks, shopping and any onward travel. We recommend you bring at least $300 spending money for your trip.

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO ACCESS MY MONEY?

It's best to take a Visa or Mastercard debit or credit card, or a travel money card with you. With a back up PIN protected card to keep elsewhere (e.g. with your passport) in case you lose the primary one. There are ATM's and money exchanges available throughout Bali so it's easy to get access to cash. Traveller’s cheques are not recommended as they are not accepted everywhere and carrying large amounts of cash is not recommended.

DO I NEED A SLEEPING BAG?

All guesthouses and hotels in Bali provide bedding so there's no need to bring a sleeping bag with you.

BACKPACK OR SUITCASE? AND HOW MUCH SHOULD I BRING?

We recommend bringing a backpack and packing light! 10-20kgs of stuff should be plenty! And because it's so hot in Bali dragging a 30kg suitcase around isn't much fun!

WILL I GET BY WITHOUT KNOWING THE LANGUAGE?

Yes. The majority of locals in tourist areas speak English. We recommend learning a few key words such as ‘hello’, ‘thank you’ and ‘how much’ to help you get by. We can teach you these and more.

IS BALI A DANGEROUS PLACE TO VISIT?

No. Bali is generally a safe place. With our help, some common sense and respect for the local culture you’ll be ok.

DO I NEED INJECTIONS BEFORE I GO TO BALI?

There are no mandatory injections for Bali and the areas we go to are extremely low risk. Therefore a lot of people don’t bother with injections. However some travellers do get injections to protect against Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Tetanus. For more info see your doctor or check out this link.

WILL I GET SICK WHILST IN BALI?

Yes – if you drink out of the tap, eat food that hasn’t been cooked properly, get bitten by a stray dog because you teased it, or drink too much alcohol. Otherwise you’ll be fine. If you get sick we’ll be there to help you.

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