Bali Chairman of Tour Operators Association Explains Why the Island’s Most Sacred Temple of Besakih is Absent from Local Tour Activities The Jakarta Post quotes the chairman of the Bali chapter of the Indonesian Tour and Travel Agencies (ASITA-Bali) Ketut Ardana who admits that many tour and travel agencies avoid or limit offering Bali’s Mother […]
Qatar Airways will commence a new ten-hour non-stop flight service between Doha and Bali starting on July 21, 2014. In October 2014 the non-stop service between Bali and Doha will begin use a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Qatar has been operating a successful Doha to Bali service with an intermediate stop in Singapore. Strong demand […]
Conde Nast Traveler has conducted a survey of its well-traveled readership to determine the friendliest and rudest cities to visit in the world. Worthy of note it that Bali’s hillside community of Ubud tied for ninth place together with Kilkenny, Ireland as the friendliest place to visit on a holiday. Conde Nast’s list of the friendliest tourism […]
President Yudhoyono to ‘Soon’ Inaugurate Bali’s First Toll Road Following reports that the inauguration of Bali’s new toll way connecting Benoa to Nusa Dua would be delayed due to Presidential scheduling conflicts, the Minister of Public Works Djoko Kirmanto has confirmed that the President would open Bali’s new toll road sometime in the coming few weeks. Quoted […]
Now here’s a challenge: visit Bali’s cultural center of Ubud and not see any art. Creativity is everywhere here, from pura (temples) to palaces, galleries to gardens, with shops and handicrafts and lovingly decorated shrines. In this village there is a sense that beauty is cherished, though in general Bali is one island that really knows how to work a […]
With amazing places to visit in Indonesia spread across more than 17,000 islands, you’ll never run out of opportunities for adventure and cultural interaction. Each region is unique and has something to offer intrepid travelers. Join the ride as we travel across the major tourist spots in Indonesia which you should include in your itinerary. Moving […]
Disability holiday destinations: Bali. Indonesia, located in Southeast Asia is one of the biggest archipelagic countries in the world. Surrounded by azure crystalline waters, Indonesia lies between the two continents, Asia and Australia. Speckled with mesmerizing islands, Indonesia is a panorama inspiring nothing but awe. One of the most popular travel destinations, the exceptional […]
CNN Traveler Article by ABC’s Claire Shipman Recounts a Family Holiday as Volunteers with East Bali Poverty Project (7/8/2013) In August of 2011 Bali Discovery Tours had the privilege of assisting in the travel arrangements for Claire Shipman, her husband Jay Carney and their two children, Hugo And Della. Claire is well known in the […]
Het regenseizoen is volop aan de gang: boven de 30 graden Celsius, hoge luchtvochtigheid, vaak flinke buien, drukkend warm… In Jakarta fikse overstromingen met al meer dan 15 doden. Gelukkig zitten we op een heuvel, Gunung Sari, en moet er al heel wat gebeuren voor Villa Sabandari onder water staat.
View of the Masceti Temple, Villa Sabandari’s next door neighbour at sunset.