Bedugul Tour | Bali Travel Guide

Bedugul Tour | Bali Travel Guide

This was our last day of tour in Bali and we took advantage of exploring unknown parts of Bali. Actually, I wasn’t aware that we were to visit Bali’s version of Baguio and yes, it was cold…and I was wearing a crop top.

I honestly thought that all of Bali has a tropical climate. Should’ve not jumped into that conclusion. Well, now I know. Haha.

Must read: Amazing Bali for Only Php 11,000 ($235)

JUMP-OFF POINT

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.

WHAT WE DID

For our Bedugul tour, we traveled for an hour and a half to get to the town and experience the western parts of Bali.

This itinerary was suggested by our tour guide however I wasn’t informed that it will be that cold (temp was around 18-20°C).

Spots to visit:

Taman Ayun Temple
The name literally means as ‘beautiful garden’ hence upon entering the vicinity, I was amused of the ancient architecture plus the garden has water features.

Ulun Danu Temple
This temple is located within the vicinity of Lake Beratan and has 4 temple structures. Such is also said to be seen on the Indonesian currency of 50,000. The compound could be quite vast hence brace yourself to walk your feet off.

Bali Day 3 (4)
Twin Lake
Consists of Buyan and Tamblingan lakes which are situated side by side hence the name. We stayed here for a while because of the magnificent view that somewhat oozed with serenity and an ‘arctic’ feeling.

Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot is one of the famous and most visited temples in Bali. Why? This temple sits in a large rock near the sea. Such is known to have the best panoramic view of the sunset.

Bali Day 3 (10)

WHERE WE STAYED

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 Php1,850) per night. Breakfast and use of swimming pool are included.

FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS

Below are the dishes we ate during our last day in Bali:

Babi Genyol & Ayam Tutu – What we ate from Warung Buyan. This dish tasted like chicken curry with many other things I couldn’t really describe. Plus, we also tried the fried spinach with it. I liked it better with the spinach. Surprisingly, it matched.

Bakso – Our tour guide recommended for us to try this as this is one of the famous snacks in Bedugul. Tried this at Wana Giri and it was delicious! Tasted like a molo soup and it complemented the fresh strawberry juice. Yowza!

TRAVEL TIPS

• Don’t forget to try a Balinese massage. It differs from other massages I have already tried as it applies pressure in circular motion. After a very tiring 3 days of tour, it was a needed gratification.

• 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.

CONTACTS

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!

Travel Expense Summary

Day 3 Expenses Total in IDR Total Php Divide by 2 Php
Tour driver/guide 600,000 2,016 1,008
Accommodation 550,550 1,850 925
Royal King Temple fee 30,000 101 51
Lunch 35,000 118 59
Snacks 70,600 237 119
Ulundanu 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
TOTAL IDR 1,826,150 Php 6,138 Php 3,069

** Our Bedugul tour has been done during our Bali 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