Clingy Barkada Goes to Bali Indonesia

My old Bali post keeps on rising from the dead thanks to Tripzilla and Klook!

After 3 years, I finally went back to Bali. Hence the need to update my blog (or 5 months after lol, better late than never).

I got friends who keep on asking about Bali. How much should be the budget, where to book the accommodations, what tours to book, what activities to try, etc… So I will try to tackle all these things by sharing with you my latest Bali trip with my #unBALIvably clingy friends (char).

Most of my companions were first-timers, so technically we had to do the “usual” spots.


ITINERARY

DAY 1 – N1

  • Departure Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3
  • Arrival Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport

From Ngurah Rai International Airport we went straight to our villa. We stayed in Villa White Jasmine, a private-owned villa in Ubud area. You can check the listing on Airbnb. The owner of the villa arranged the airport pick-up for us. Most of the villas or accommodations can arrange the transportation for you, you just have to ask.

Expenses ( 1 Php = 273.42 IDR, As of July 24, 2019)

Transportation to Villa Jasmine: 350,000 IDR or 1,280.06 PHP / 4 pax

  • 87,500 IDR = 320.00 PHP 

DAY 2 – N2

  • Lempuyang Temple
  • Lunch in a local restaurant
  • Taman Tirtagangga
  • Tegalalang Rice Terraces
  • Coffee Plantation / Alas Harum
  • Dinner at Bebek Bengil Dirty Duck

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When we went to Bali, they had somewhat like a prayer festival that happens every 10 years (if I remember it correctly). Temples were suuuuper packed, there was even an instance when the roads were closed because they had a procession. It was an interesting sight.

Lempuyang Temple, formally named as Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang, is a Balinese Hindu temple or pura located in the slope of Mount Lempuyang in Karangasem, Bali. You can see a glimpse of Mt. Agung if it’s not cloudy. The Lempuyang Temple is part of a complex of pura/temples surrounding Mount Lempuyang and is one of the highly regarded temples in Bali. They also coined it as “the gateway to heaven“.

This day was one of the hottest days of this entire trip! The first two temples are quite far from Kuta, Seminyak, and/or Ubud. It will take around 1-2 hours to reach the first spot. From Lempuyang, we transferred to Tirta Gangga.

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Taman Tirta Gangga is a former royal palace in eastern Bali. It is noted for its water palace owned by Karangasem Royal.

After spending some time in Tirta Gangga, we decided to go back to Ubud and try to catch the sunset in Tegalalang Rice Terraces. We had our coffee and tea fix at Alas Harum Coffee Plantation before we headed to Bebek Bengil for dinner.


Expenses ( 1 Php = 273.42 IDR, As of July 24, 2019)
  • Common Fund 500,000 (Common Fund)
  • Satay 5,000
  • UniCornetto 10,000
  • Fish Food 2,500
  • Lunch 35,000 (Nasi Campur 25k, Coke 8k, Ice 2k)
  • Groceries 38,000
  • Dinner @ Bebek Bengil 204,535 (Nasi Campur Bebek 95k, Balinese Cake Platter/2 21k, Bintang 50k, SC&Tax 38,535)
  • Bintang 65,000

Subtotal: 860,035 IDR = 3,145.42 PHP


DAY 3 – N3

  • Breakfast at Kynd Community
  • Surf & Chill at Seminyak Beach
  • Late lunch at Warung Bunana (BEST ROTI PLACE!!!)
  • Chill at Potato Head Beach Club
  • Dinner at Semujaen Restaurant in Ubud

Surf and chill would be the perfect description for this day.

We started with breakfast at Kynd, had our surf session in Seminyak Beach, ate lunch and went straight to Potato Head Beach Club to chill.

After Seminyak, some of my friends decided to head back to our villa to chill there. My partner and I went to Ubud to have dinner at Semujaen.

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Expenses ( 1 Php = 273.42 IDR, As of July 24, 2019)
  • Kynd Community 170,334 (Berry Tropical 79k, Still Water 25k, Iced Mocha 45k, SC+Tax 21,333.33)
  • Surf Board Rental + Instructor 200,000
  • Warung Bunana 30,500 (Roti Kaya 9k, Roti Susu Keju 12k, Orange Juice 9.5k)
  • Simcard 75,000
  • Potato Head Beach Club 88,160 (Stark Pale Ale 75k, SC+Tax 13,160)
  • Semujaen Restaurant 68,722.50 (Kway Teow 57k, Chocolate Vulcano 42k, Sprite 20k, SC+Tax 18,445)
  • Jeff’s Cake 10,000  (Happy birthday!😜)
  • Taxi to Villa 25,000

Subtotal: 667,716.50 IDR = 2,442.05 PHP


DAY 4 – N4

  • Mt. Batur Trek
  • Ubud Water Palace
  • Saraswati Temple
  • Ubud Palace
  • Shop in Ubud Market
  • Babi Guling Ibu Oka / Pak Malen
  • Chill in the Villa

This day started really early. We had to catch the sunrise at Mt. Batur’s peak. The “hike” started at 2:30 AM.

I already did this the first time I went to Bali and I swore I won’t do it again. BUT THEN, THERE I WAS… (Or so you thought).

After the trek, we decided to rest in our villa. We went out to explore Ubud in the afternoon after getting some sleep.

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Expenses ( 1 Php = 273.42 IDR, As of July 24, 2019)
  • Mt. Batur Trek 500,000 (Mt. Batur Trek)
  • Water 50,000
  • Motorcycle 400,000 (Ooooops! I said I won’t do it again diba😜)
  • Guide Tip 33,333.33
  • Magnet 30,000
  • Bali Bag 570,000
  • EcoBag 100,000
  • Ice Cream 25,000
  • Warung Babi Guling 88,287.50
  • Home Service Massage 60,000

Subtotal: 1,856,620.83 IDR = 6,790.26 PHP


DAY 5

  • Travel to Nusa Penida
  • Broken Beach
  • Angel’s Billabong
  • Kelingking Beach

This time I made sure that we’d stay in Nusa Penida for a night.

We booked villas at Sundi Bungalow. It was the perfect place to stay in Nusa Penida. Their staff were very accommodating. They arranged our transportation in Nusa Penida. We even had a jamming session in the evening. And they also allowed us to check-out late before we headed back to Bali island the following day.

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Expenses ( 1 Php = 273.42 IDR, As of July 24, 2019)
  • Sundi Bungalow 270,000
  • Entrance Angel’s Billabong 5,000
  • Entrance Kelingking 5,000
  • Bintang Small 30,000
  • Bintang Small (25k each) 75,000
  • Fanta Grape 10,000
  • Ice Cream 20,000

Total: 415,000 IDR = 1,517.79 PHP


DAY 6

  • Chill in the Villa (Late check-out)
  • Travel from Nusa Penida to Denpasar
  • Departure Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport
  • Arrival NAIA International Airport Terminal 3

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Expenses ( 1 Php = 273.42 IDR, As of July 24, 2019)
  • Common Fund 574,000 IDR =  2,099.30 PHP

SUMMARY OF EXPENSES

  • Day 1 87,500
  • Day 2 860,035
  • Day 3 667,716.50
  • Day 4 1,856,620.83
  • Day 5 415,000
  • Day 6 574,000

Total: 4,460,972.33 IDR = 16,315.20 PHP

Our accommodations cost roughly around 5,000 PHP per person for 5 nights and we already stayed in villas. Regular roundtrip airfare from Manila to Bali would range between 7,000 PHP – 12,000 PHP. If you’re lucky, you can snag promo fares for as low as 2,000 PHP – 3,000 PHP roundtrip.

Transportation costs vary depending on your itinerary. Our “common fund” was intended for transportation costs. We got a private van good for 8 people.

It’s safe to prepare a total of 30,000 PHP for a 6D5N excursion in Bali. Well, if you love shopping then that’s another story. 😜

Need help with your Bali transportation? Send me a message and I can help arrange it for you.

I hope this will help you plan your Bali trip and enjoy the experience as much as we did.

Bali Group 2
#unBALIvably Clingy

Check out these articles if you plan your next trip to Bali:

How to Plan Your Next Bali Trip

Exploring Nusa Penida Before Sunset

5 Things To Remember Before Climbing Mt. Batur (For First-timers)

6D5N Bali Itinerary + Budget (1st Time in Bali)


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