BUDGETARIAN SERIES: Amazing Bali for Only Php 11,000 ($235)

BUDGETARIAN SERIES: Amazing Bali for Only Php 11,000 ($235)

We splurged almost 3 million in Indonesian Rupiah but when you convert it to peso? It’s only P11,000.

Yes, we made it possible. And just like our Batanes exploration, we did a lot of food trip, explored 3 different parts of Bali and executed one of my travel mantras:

No KJ and cheap skate allowed! This is a convenient traveler’s guide to enjoying the amazing Bali!


From Manila, the fastest way to get to Bali is by plane. Cebu Pacific flies directly to Bali (Denpasar)  twice a week, every Tuesdays and Saturdays. It will take around 4 hours to get there.


Day 1: Uluwatu Tour

Our first day in Bali was all about its beaches. This itinerary was a combination of our tour guide’s recommendation and my intense research of Bali’s kept and must-go waterfronts.

I only got to dip my ankle in the water though as the IT we have chosen can be exhausting and the beaches were jam packed at that time of the year.

Read our full experience here.

Spots to Visit:

>> Nusa Dua Luxury Beach
>> Peninsula Island
>> Nusa Dua Water Blow
>> Virgin Beach
>> Dream Land Beach
>> Pandawa Beach
>> GWK Bali Cultural Park
>> Padang-padang Beach
>> Uluwatu Temple
>> Jimbaran Beach

Day 2: Kintamani Tour

On this day, we saw the cultural side of Bali. Got to see most of the villages, a water temple as well as interacted with monkeys.

The highlight of the tour was trying out the luwak coffee and capping the night off with the Kecak dance. Read our full experience here.

Bali Day 2 (3)

Spots to Visit:

>> Tohpati Village
>> Celuk Village
>> Tegenungan Waterfalls
>> Mas Village
>> Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
>> Ubud King Palace
>> Coffee Luwak Maker
>> Tegallalang Rice Terraces
>> Holy Spring Temple
>> Kecak Dance

Day 3: Bedugul Tour

Our last day in Bali and we were off to a surprise as we didn’t know that the western parts of Bali could tend to be a little bit on the cooler side. Literally.

Bedugul is somewhat Bali’s version of our Baguio and yes, we got to drink their freshest strawberry juice as well. Read our full experience here.

Bali Day 3 (4)

Spots to Visit:

>> Taman Ayun Temple
>> Ulun Danu Temple
>> Twin Lake
>> Tanah Lot Temple


We stayed at Aliya Boutique Homestay and Kitchen in Seminyak for 3 nights thru booking.com.

The cost per night is IDR 550,000 (around Php 1,850) per night. Breakfast and use of swimming pool are included.


TIPAT CANTOK – Tipat cantok from our Uluwatu tour. Rolled up sticky rice. Yes, please!

BABI GULING –  From Ibu Oka of our Kintamani tour. Tasted like a lechon but quite different.

BAKSO – as our morning snack during our Bedugul tour. Think about molo soup.


• The tours presented has been researched by me as well as some has been recommended by our tour guide. Realized that this could tend to be exhausting and time-consuming, you can tweak this according to your preference.

•  Dress appropriately when entering temples. Some will require you to use a malong to which can be usually borrowed at the entrance.

• If you plan to visit as many places as you can, it’s best to hire a private driver to show you around.

• Ensure to put away jewelries, sunnies and plastic bags when entering the vicinity of the Sacred Monkey Forest. Monkeys tends to be a bit naughty and snatch it from you. Do not touch the monkeys as well. Though feeding them is allowed.

• When we visited Bedugul, it was quite cold. Bring a pashmina or a jacket to lessen the chilly feeling.

• There are many bazaar markets in Bali, but our guide recommended for us to do our souvenir shopping in Tanah Lot. Sellers are not as aggressive compared to other markets.

I personally experienced being pulled from my innocent walking by a vendor at the Sacred Monkey Forest so watch out for this.

• The Balinese massage was sublime. Go ahead, try it.


To our tour guide and driver, Dewa, who showed us around the amazing Bali and for giving us the best but affordable rate, thank you oh so much! I highly recommend him.

Contact Dewa here. If you happen to avail his services, kindly say hi for me!


Expenses Total IDR Total Php Divide by 2 in Php
Tour driver/guide fee 1,600,000 5,376 2,688
Bali Villa (4D3N) 1,651,650 5,550 2,775
Day 1 – Uluwatu
Breakfast 36,000 121 61
Pandawa fee 20,000 67 34
Snacks 40,000 134 67
Lunch 251,700 846 423
GWK fee 200,000 672 336
Uluwatu fee 15,000 50 25
Dinner 500,000 1,680 840
Day 2 – Kintamani
Tegenungan fee 10,000 34 17
Lunch 257,000 863 432
Monkey Forest fee 60,000 202 101
Tegalallang fee 10,000 34 17
Holy Spring fee 30,000 101 51
Kecak Dance fee 200,000 672 336
Pic from Kecak 80,000 269 135
Dinner 243,700 819 410
Day 3 – Bedugul
Royal King Temple fee 30,000 101 51
Lunch 35,000 118 59
Snacks 70,600 237 119
Ulun Danu Temple fee 60,000 202 101
Pic with 2 birds 60,000 202 101
Tanah Lot fee 60,000 202 101
Dinner 160,000 538 269
Balinese massage 200,000 672 336
Day 4 – Depart to Manila
Tour driver/guide tip 200,000 672 336
Bali Terminal Fee 400,000 1,344 672
Breakfast 68,000 228 114
TOTAL IDR 6,548,650 Php 22,006 Php 11,003

Disclaimer: Airfare and pasalubong shopping not included. We got our RT Cebu Pacific Bali tickets for P6,237/person during a seat sale. In total, our Bali expenses will be P17,240, to which was still reasonable enough for an international destination!

And oh, we paid for everything on this trip, no blogger discounts.

**Our Bali tour has been done during our Indonesian trip last Aug 29-Sept 01, 2015. Pics were taken using Nikon D3100 and Sony Cybershot TX30.


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Written by Tody Dino

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