Bali Tour Driver and Tourist Information

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Question                                                     | by krishna bali driver
  • Do I need travel insurance?

    As this is not included in the tour fee we strongly recommend that you purchase your own personal travel insurance.


  • Please contact us to discuss this. We will try to meet your requirements where possible.


  • It depends on which trip do you want to take. But in general we recommend a standard level of fitness. For example, you will be able walk up 3 kilometers a day. Please contact us if you wish to discuss your suitability for any of the tours' activities.


  • It depends on the tour program. Please specify this on your e-mail to us for further consultation.


  • Not necessarily. Most banks in bigger cities have Money Changers.


  • The most commonly accepted cards in Indonesia are Visa and MasterCard. Diners Club, American Express and JCB are also accepted but not as widely. Savings account cards that are connected to networks such as Maestro, Cirrus and Plus can be used at most ATMs (Automated Teller Machines) to withdraw cash. You will need to contact your bank regarding this.


  • If you are traveling from the UK, US, Europe or Africa we highly recommend arriving in Indonesia at least one day before the tour begins so that you are refreshed and ready to go.


  • Yes. Let us know in advance.


  • We suggest you to bring one travel case and one hand-carry bag, but we're flexible and open about this. By let us know how much luggage’s you have prior your arrival is much appreciated.


  • The country is hot and humid all year round, but cooler inland than in the coastal regions. The monsoon from December to March brings heavy rain. The dry season from April to October is the best time to visit as some activities and road travel can be difficult during the rainy season.


  • Some Indonesian festivals include: 1st January (New Year’s Day), 21st April (Kartini Day, roughly Mothers’ Day), 17th August (Independence Day), 1st October (Hari Pancasila, a reminder of the five principles of Pancasilia: the belief in one god, Indonesian unity, a sense of community with your fellow man, democracy and social equality for all Indonesians) and 25th December (Christmas Day). In addition to these celebrations, there are several festivals, which fall on varying dates, such as the Chinese New Year, Balinese Saka (the Balinese New Year) and Waisak Day (commemorates the birth and death of the Buddha and is celebrated in the regions of Yogyakarta and the Borobodur).


  • You need a passport that is valid at least 6 months from the date of your departure. You are responsible for having a valid passport and visa when you travel.


  • You are responsible for having a valid passport and visa when you travel. Please check the embassy if you need a visa for Indonesia and check out the current situation. Make sure you inquire at least a month before departure if you need a visa so you do not run into time problems.


  • Please click here for questions regarding vaccinations or malaria tablets for this country and then contact your GP or a specialized health clinic to make an appointment to get your injections and pills. Please make sure that you arrange this at least six weeks before departure to give you time to complete a full course of injections. Two weeks should suffice for people who already have had a few injections. You are responsible for having the right protection when going on tour.


  • Rupiah (IDR) is the official currency and is divided into 100 sen. Foreign currency can easily be exchanged at banks, hotels and moneychangers in major tourist destinations. US dollars are the most widely accepted currency. Most major credit cards are accepted at hotels, restaurants and stores catering to the tourist trade. ATMs are available in the main towns and cities. Small change is often unavailable so keep small denomination notes and coins for items like bus fares, temple donations and cool drinks.


  • It is surprising that any form of Indonesian cuisine exists in a land consisting of so many different cultures, but it does! The basic ingredient of every meal is boiled white rice (nasi putih). Vegetarians are well catered for. Some well-known vegetarian dishes include gado-gado and tjap tjoy. Fish (ikan) is also widely available.


  • Theft from tourists is uncommon in Indonesia, although there are exceptions to this rule so take sensible precautions. As long as you keep an eye on your belongings and you do not flash money/valuables around, you should have no problems. Don’t keep wallets in your back pocket and always carry bags in front of you when it is busy. Do not leave valuables/important documents behind in the hotel; hand in money and passports at the hotel reception and store cameras and other important equipment/items in a locked cupboard in your room. 


  • The international access code for Indonesia is +62. The outgoing code is 001 or 007 followed by the relevant country code. When using VOIP, the outgoing code is 017. It is not necessary to dial the first zero of the area code. City/area codes are in use, e.g. 36 for Bali and 21 for Jakarta. For operator-assisted international calls, phone 101. The local mobile phone operators use GSM networks and have roaming agreements with most international operators. Internet cafes are available in the main towns and resorts.

    Time difference

    Please check the world clock in order to find out the exact time difference.


  • Please click here to check what voltage and plugs are in use in Indonesia. You could consider taking a universal electric plug adaptor.


  • Please check the world clock in order to find out the exact time difference


  • If you join in our share tour than maximum participants will be 15 persons. However if you took a private tour, you can specify their own group size. We recommend each group to a maximum of 25 participants, plus your guide. On the Off-road Adventurer tour there is a maximum of four participants, plus your guide.


  • Go to our Reservations page and book online or send us your email through our contact us form.


  • How can I pay for my tour?

    For your tour deposit we accept cash deposit, Internet bank transfer and International Money Transfer. Cash deposit, Internet bank transfer or International Money Transfer accepts payment for the balance of the tour fee. Please ask us for our company's Bank Account details with its swift code.

  • At the bottom of each itinerary you will find a list of Inclusions and Exclusions.


  • Please take a look at the day till day programmed.

  • Indonesia is a tropical country so bring thin, cotton clothes with you. For the evenings, a high-collared T-shirt with long sleeves or a thin turtle necked sweater will help reduce insect bites. It is better to bring too little rather than too much clothing, as anything you need can be bought very cheaply in Indonesia. An umbrella and waterproof jacket can come in handy (the umbrella can provide protection against the bright sun as well as the rain). A good, worn-in pair of walking shoes/hiking boots and a pair of flip-flops is all you need with regards to footwear. Remember that you must remove your shoes when visiting sacred sites; so flip flips are useful for these visits. Other important items include sheets, hand towels, sunglasses, sun creams, toiletries, a first-aid kit, a roll of toilet paper, headgear/headscarves, a (video) camera with enough film, a torch, a pen/pocket knife, a lighter, an alarm clock, writing materials and books.


  • Pack everything into a weekend bag or backpack: do not bring a hard suitcase, as this will be too difficult to transport. A shoulder bag or small backpack is useful for daily hand luggage. For storage of valuables or important documents, a thin money belt worn under your clothing is very useful.


  • If you want to take a travel guide or map, we suggest you click on wikipedia


  • You will use many forms of transportation in Indonesia including trains, aeroplanes, ferries, boats and minibuses.


  • Indonesian people are generally friendly and polite. However, while they understand that western culture is different to their own, it is much appreciated if their own customs are respected. Religious customs should also be respected; particularly during the month of Ramadan when eating, drinking and smoking during daylight hours should be discreet as it is forbidden by the Muslim culture.
    Appropriate dress is important in places of worship and women should dress conservatively, covering the shoulders and legs, especially in Muslim areas. Do not criticize people in the company of others. Never touch anybody’s head (even children).
    Indonesians do not use toilet paper; they clean themselves using water out of a bottle and their left hand. For this reason you should never offer your left hand to shake, gesture or eat. This is considered filthy.
    When you visit a mosque or temple, look for signs, which indicate whether or not, you must take off your shoes.


  • Yes. On many islands you will find coral reefs, white sandy beaches and swaying palm trees. It is an excellent spot for swimming, snorkeling and diving and you can often see sea tortoises in the depths. On one of the islands, the beach runs right the way around so you can go for a great walk around the entire island.


  • Yes, there are many beaches and waterfalls where it is possible to swim.


  • There are many activities that you can do in Indonesia such as adventure cruises, surfing, trekking, sailing and river rafting.