Bali, Indonesia Motor Bike Tour Itinerary

OverviewDuration: 8 Days (ex Seminyak) Bali, IndonesiaDeparts: Saturdays – other days on requestHighlights: Discover Bali the local way, on the back of a Motorbike! Relax on the popular beaches of Candi Dasa and Lovina, be in awe of the majestic mountain ranges of Bedugul, feel the natural force of the active volcano of Batur Mount, discover your artistic and cultural side in Ubud, and admire the picturesque countryside and villages hidden through out this jaw dropping, beautiful country.Tour Type: Adventurous rider category – Gear carried with riderItinerary:Day 1               –           SeminyakDay 2               –           Candi DasaDay 3 – 4          –           LovinaDay 5               –           MedewiDay 6               –           UbudDay 7 – 8          –           SeminyakInclusions:Honda Tiger 250cc Motorbikes(Honda Supra 125cc available on request)2 dinners , 7 breakfastsAll touring and siteseeing optionsProfessional English speaking guide24 Hour mechanical supportAccommodation in Superior standard hotels (single share available on request)

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive BaliArrive in Bali today where you will be met and transferred to the tour hotel. Here you will meet your tour guide and get to introduce yourselves. After a quick briefing and introduction of the tour, you will get to pick up your bike and go on an orientation ride of the immediate area. This will give you the chance to understand your bike; the road rules and absorb part of this beautiful country. Enjoy a dinner with your group tonight at one of Bali finest restaurants.Day 2: Seminyak to Candi DasaToday we depart Seminyak and ride to Candi Dasa, located in the eastern corner of Bali. This area is popular for its healthy reefs and picturesque tracks that surround the countryside and local villages. En route we will stop at Keramas beach, which is home to many surfing contests. Here you will have time to relax and admire the beauty and power of these world famous waves. If time permits, we will also tour to the Besakih temple. This is one of the biggest Hindu temples in Bali and is known as the ‘Mother Temple’.Day 3: Candi Dasa to LovinaPack your bags early today as we have a long, enjoyable ride to the beautiful beachside fishing village of Lovina – a great base for exploring the north coast of Bali. Begin your trip with a stop at the Taman Ujung Water Palace, which promises to lure you in with its floating, pavilions, lotus ponds, fluted columns intricately carved balustrades and gateways to nowhere. For lunch we will stop at one of Bali’s best kept secrets, where you can enjoy the tranquil and enchanted bays that make up the Amed area. We spend two nights a glorious beachside resort in Lovina.Day 4: Bedugul, Git Git Waterfalls, KintamaniToday we will have a full day touring the majestic and intriguing areas that surround Lovina. Our first stop will be at Bedugul, which is located in central Bali and is surrounded by magnificent mountain ranges and traditional rice fields. Next we will venture on to the spectacular 40 metre Git Git Waterfalls, which is engulfed by lushes tropical trees and emits constant and enchanting crystal clear water through out the year. Our final stop before we head back to the resort is at Kintamani. Here we can see a beautiful panoramic view of surrounding rural Bali as well as the active volcano of Batur Mount and the Wide Lake of Batur.Day 5: Lovina to MedewiThis morning, check out after breakfast for an early start to our ride. Today we arrive in Medewi, which is a small coastal town hidden away on the West Coast. You will have the early afternoon to yourselves as you relax and recuperate before we head out in the late afternoon / early night to the Negara Markets for dinner or bargain shopping.Day 6: Medewi to UbudToday we depart Medewi and ride to Ubud, the artistic and cultural capital of Bali. Here you will find world class wood and stone carvings, paintings and silver work. Along the way we will stop at one of the best known and most photographed temples in Bali, the Tanah Lot Temple. This stunning pilgrimage temple is located on a rock formation off shore in Bali, and is only accessible at low tide.Day 7: Ubud to SeminyakToday we have our last long ride heading back to Seminyak. You will have most of today to venture around and soak up the last little bit of Bali culture and to grab those last minute souvenirs for family and friends back home. For lunch we will ride over to Echo Beach and relax on the soft sand with a bintang or two. This evening enjoy a scrumptious seafood feast at the acclaimed Jimbaran area, renowned for quality beachfront restaurants.Day 8: DepartureThis morning our tour finishes at 9.00am. Unfortunately it is time to say goodbye to your new friends and fellow travellers before you head back to the airport.

TOUR COST – based on exchange rate of Aus $ 1.50 to £ – subject to actual at date of payment.

Cost per person on twin occupancy basis as per itinerary3 Star Hotels Per Person         Australian Dollars – AU$845 – PlusAcceptance Payment/Deposit of £130£695 approx. (subject to exchange rate at time of payment)            Includes Acceptance Payment/Deposit of £130Domestic airfares, included in above cost, are subject to change without notice. See the following.Other Supplements – if required

Payment.

1.On acceptance – £130 per person, Acceptance Payment/Deposit (non refundable) by International Bank Transfer to UK Bank Account NOTE: Tour Deposit In addition AU$ 220 (GB £150) to Australia unless you make arrangements for payment with your Acceptance Payment.Your Contract for all tour arrangements is directly with our Partner Company in Australia to whom payment for the tour is made.2 Payment of Balance in full on Acceptance or a minimum of 8 weeks prior to arrival direct to Australia by International Bank Transfer

Cancellation Charges

35 days prior to arrival a cancellation fee of US$200 per person will be applicable. 30 days notice of cancellation a fee of 25% of the total amount will be applicable. 25 days notice of cancellation a fee of 75% of the total amount will be applicable Less than 25 days notice incurs the full amount.Acceptance Payment non refundableIncluded in the Cost
  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis in the hotels mentioned above or equivalent – subject to availability
  • Any single room subject to supplement shown.
  • Room and breakfast basis – or meals as indicated in the itinerary (B), (L) and (D)
  • Honda Tiger 250cc Motorbikes
(Honda Supra 125cc available on request)2 dinners , 7 breakfastsAll touring and siteseeing optionsProfessional English speaking guide24 Hour mechanical supportAccommodation in Superior standard hotels (single share available on request)
  • All transfers, sightseeing and excursions by air-conditioned vehicle where appropriate.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide (or a naturalist in National Parks)
  • Entrance fees at monuments and parks where applicable
  • Basic porterage at airports, rail stations and hotels (not tips).
  • All currently applicable taxes.
  • Where US$ are quoted the UK pounds price shown is for comparison only and is subject to change.
Excluded from the Cost
  • Expenses of a personal nature:  table drinks, laundry, telephone calls, Internet charges, mineral water, tips, shopping etc.
  • Any other meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary or ‘includes’ list.
  • Any international airfares to India and Asia
  • Domestic economy airfares, indicated in the itinerary, are subject to change.
  • Any airport taxes where applicable in each country
  • Any subsequent increase in airfares, fuel costs, monuments/sightseeing fees.
  • Any other taxes subsequently introduced by Government, State or Tourist Ministry.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Fees, if applicable, in any country
  • Any Christmas, New Year and Gala Dinners
General note: All elements included in this quotation are subject to availability until the booking is made.  The hotels/ services as quoted may change when giving you the final confirmation, based on current availability.

Bali Destination Information

Times to goThe best time to travel to Bali is in the dry season, from May to October, as the wet season can make travelling difficult due to roads closing. Bali is hot all year round and there is not much variation in temperature between the seasons. The busiest times are the end of Ramadan, and the Christmas and July school holiday periods.TransportBe prepared to experience a wide variety of transport, from crazy public buses, to ferries that link the islandsBicycles are great for getting around townMake sure you bring a good, sturdy pair of walking boots so you can take advantage of the many walks and treks availableSome private transport such as small mini-vans are also used Food & Drink

Meals:

Rice is the staple food of Bali and is known locally as nasiBalinese like their food spicyTipping is the normLook for warungs (street stalls) in Bali selling specialty dishes and drinksMust try:
  • Sate
  • Coconut curry
  • Gado-gado (vegetable salad with peanut and coconut milk sauce)
Vegetarians:
  • Vegetarian food is not hard to come by in Bali
  • Tofu, rice and fresh vegetables are all plentiful
  • Learn the phrase “Saya tidak makan daging” which means “I don’t eat meat”
Drinks:
  • Alcohol is widely available , even at local shops
  • Look for Brem in Bali which is a rice wine
  • Watch out for Tuak which is a very potent palm-sap wine
  • The most famous beer is Bintang
  • Non-alcoholic specialties include es (ice drinks with syrups, fruits and jellies) and kelapa muda (young coconut juice)
Communication:Email:
  • Internet access can be found easily in the main cities and tourist centres
Telephone:
  • Some hotels have public phones and there are also phone booths which take credit cards and phone cards
  • Mobile phone coverage is available although is mostly limited to main towns and cities. However, check with your provider before leaving home to make sure your phone will work
Shopping
  • Shopping may come in the form of markets or large department stores and malls
  • Bartering is the way to go at markets and small shops
  • Specialty items include batik cloth, woodcarvings, silverwork, woven baskets, small daggers, bamboo items and paintings
  • Check with your local customs officials to ensure that you are able to import some items back into your home country. Australia and New Zealand for example have strict quarantine laws.
Culture
People:Smiling is part of the Indonesian culture
  • Balinese value politeness and it is important not to lose your temper. You will get further with people by being firm but remaining polite
  • Pointing is considered impolite
  • You should always ask permission before taking photographs of people
  • A great way to strike up a conversation with locals is to have some photos of your family
Dress:
  • Casual dress is acceptable in most situations
  • Shorts, singlets and halter tops may be worn at beach resorts
Shoes should be removed before entering someone’s home or a place of worshipSmoking:Smoking is the norm and bans are not yet widespreadA new law against smoking in public places has recently come into effect in certain up market areas of BaliToilets:Toilets are a mixture of western and squat styleIt is best to carry paper or tissues and hand sanitiser with you as it isn’t always provided in public restroomsToilet paper normally has to be disposed of in a bin as it can clog the sewerage system