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Getting To Bali
Here are helpful instructions to make your travels to Bali more easeful.
• What airport do I fly into?
Make all travel arrangements into Denpasar (DPS). Please be aware that you will need to depart the US one to two days before the start of the retreat, depending on the flight schedule you chose. The international airport code for Denpasar, Bali is DPS.
• Will I be picked up at the airport?
Yes pickup will be arranged at hotel.
VISAS & SHOTS
• What kind of Visa do I need? A 30-day ($35 USD) tourist visa (often referred to as a Visa On Arrival, since you can get it when you land at Denpasar International Airport) is required to enter Bali.
• Do I need a visa to visit Bali?
Yes, depending on your nationality. U.S. passport holders will need to show a passport valid for six months after the arrival date in Bali, a return ticket and $35USD (in exact change) for a 30 day visa.
• Do I need any inoculations?
Generally speaking, traveling to foreign countries exposes you to new germs and diseases. All inoculations or malaria tablet inquiries need to be directed to your physician for an accurate
assessment of your individual need or preference
Here are some GENERAL little tidbits to file away:
· There is free wi-fi at Denpasar airport
· Denpasar airport is about one hour from Ubud where we’ll be staying
· If you like your cocktails (eg vodka drinks, rum drinks) buy a bottle at duty free as you travel. The local stuff is not recommended, and the premium stuff is expensive. The government applies up to a 300% TAX! Same goes for wine drinkers. Balinese wine is not tasty. Beer people? You are fine Bintang is awesome! Here is a link What to Drink in Bali.
Where is Bali?
Bali is an island and the smallest province of Indonesia, and includes a few smaller neighboring islands. It is located between Java to the west and Lombok to the east, and its capital—Denpasar—is at the southern part of the island.
Bali is renowned for its highly developed arts, including traditional and modern dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music.
Bali’s central mountains include several peaks over 3,000 meters in elevation. The highest is Mount Agung (3,031 m), known as the “mother mountain” which is an active volcano. South of the mountains is a broad, steadily descending area where most of Bali’s large rice crop is grown.
The island is surrounded by coral reefs. Beaches in the south tend to have white sand while those in the north and west have black sand. Bali received the Best Island award from Travel and Leisure in 2010. The island of Bali won because of its attractive surroundings (both mountain and coastal areas), diverse tourist attractions, excellent international and local restaurants, and the friendliness of the local people.