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                                                                                                              Bali
  My Bali is......
  So close to Australia, the tinkling of the gamelan orchestra, smiling faces, culture that
  remains alive, great beaches, surfing off Kuta Beach, family friendly hotels and resorts,
  water sports, day cruises, cool mountain villages, endless rice paddies, local and
  international restaurants at affordable prices, night life if you want to rage, and enough
  shopping till you drop. Once you visit Bali you'll want to return... again and again.


                                                    What is it you are looking for in your perfect            Besakih, is the biggest temple in Indonesia or
                                                    holiday? Is it another country where they speak           'mother temple' located on the slopes of Mt
                                                    an unfamiliar language, follow a different lifestyle      Agung.
                                                    to ours, are you looking for ancient links with the       Celuk, is known as a centre of silver and
                                                    past, still relevant today, is it tranquillity you seek   goldsmiths, with art shops.
                                                    that makes you forget the pressures you left
                                                                                                              Goa Gajah, is an ancient religious site with a
                                                    behind, allowing you to slow down and unwind.
                                                                                                              Ganesa Statue inside what is commonly called
                                                    Do you want to rage happily into the wee small            The Elephant Cave, an 8th century
                                                    hours of the morning, introduce your family to a          archaeological cave.
                                                    foreign culture in a country whose people adore
                                                                                                              Goa Lawah or Bat Cave, a 1000-year-old Shiva
                                                    young children? Fill your day with golf, tennis or
                                                                                                              Temple with millions of fruit bats.
                                                    water sports, laze beside a swimming pool
                                                    sipping exotic tropical concoctions, be waited on         Gunung Kawi, is an ancient memorial of
                                                    hand and foot, join in with the people in the             Balinese rulers, carved on a solid rock.
                                      Bali Dancer   endlessly unfolding pageant of ceremonies that            Kintamani, is a mountainous area overlooking
                                                    makes the rich pattern of Balinese life.                  Lake Batur.
                                                    Bali holds a magical appeal for holidaymakers             Kerambitan, is a Royal Palace with a spacious
                                                    the world over with legendary scenic attractions          Gamelan Hall.
                                                    including magnificent white beaches, tropical             Mas, is well known for its quality woodcarving
                                                    forests, lush rice terraces and soaring volcanic          and artisan handicrafts.
                                                    peaks.
                                                                                                              Mengwi, is known for its royal temple Taman
                                                    It has an ancient culture rich in legend and              Ayun, which is surrounded by a moat, and
                                                    folklore and the friendly Balinese people will add        Manusa Yadnya Museum is nearby.
                                                    a special dimension to your "i-xplore" holiday
                                                                                                              Negara, is famous for water buffalo races held
                                                    experience.
                                                                                                              between July-October.
                                                    Getting around
                                                                                                              Nusa Lembongan, Bali's closest island, coral
                                                    Local mini-buses known as 'Bemos' and
                                                                                                              sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and good
                                                    metered taxis are readily available in all areas
                                                                                                              surfing.
                                                    and are very economical. Prices for the journey
                                                    should be agreed before you commence your                 Sangeh, has a forest of nutmeg trees with
                                                    trip. Bicycles are also readily available for hire        hundreds of monkeys and Bukit Sari Temple in
                                                    from most hotels, or for the more adventurous,            the middle of it.
                                                    hiring of motorcycles or the local Kijang                 Tampaksiring, is well known for Tirta Empul
                                                    vehicles.                                                 Temple, sacred springs and State Palace.
                                                                                                              Tanah Lot, Dramatic Ocean front temple, famous
                                                    Places of interest                                        for its sunsets.
                                                    Batubulan, is known for stone carving and                 Tenganan, is an ancient village of the original
                                                    Barong Dance performances.                                Balinese, known for ‘ikat’ handwoven cloth
                                                    Bedugul, has the beautiful lake temple Ulun               called ”Gringsing”.
                                  Jimbaran Sunset
                                                    Danu and a world famous golf course.

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Trunyan, is also an ancient village of the original    FACTS AT A GLANCE                                        GETTING THERE:
Balinese with specific traditions and customs,         Climate Tropical. Year round average                     Approximate flying times from Australia to
which is accessible by boat over Lake Batur.           temperature is 27oC. More rain falls between the         Denpasar, Bali
Ubud, A cooler hill resort village famous for          months of November and March.                            From:          Hours:      From:           Hours:
arts, paintings, lush rice terraces, museums and       Average High/Low Temperatures in Degrees                 ADELAIDE       5.20 hrs    BRISBANE        5.45hrs
galleries.                                             Celsius.                                                 CAIRNS         5.30 hrs    DARWIN          2.40 hrs
Uluwatu, is a spectacular temple perched on the        April-September: 32 C/17 C                               MELBOURNE 5.50 hrs         PERTH           3.40 hrs
edge of a cliff on the south coast.
                                                       Humidity 55-65%                                          SYDNEY          6.10 hrs
                                                       October-March: 29 C/17 C                                 (Note these timings are given as a guide only -
Beyond Bali...Lombok                                                                                            actual timings may vary by route/seasons/
                                                       Humidity 65-75%
Kuta/Tanjung Aan Beach, In the south of the                                                                     aircraft type and weather conditions)
                                                       Currency Rupiahs, divided into 100 sens.
island with white sand beaches and surf.                                                                        AUSTRALIAN PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS:
                                                       Notes - 10,000, 5000, 1000, 500, 100                     Must be valid for at least six months at the time
Mayura Water Palace, A palace built in the 14th
century to serve the Balinese court.                   Coins - 100, 50, 25                                      of entry. For any other than Australian passport
                                                                                                                holders please check with your travel agent
Pura Meru, The largest Balinese Temple in              EXCHANGE RATE: AU$1.00 - Rp 8200
                                                                                                                regarding visa formalities.
Lombok, site of one of Lombok's biggest                approximately
                                                                                                                NYEPI DAY: 07 March 2008. A very special
Balinese ceremonies.                                   Banking Hours The majority of banks are open             "quiet day" in the Balinese calendar - Balinese
The Gili Islands, White sandy beaches, clear           Monday to Friday from 8am to 3pm                         New Year. Most shops are closed and visitors
water for snorkelling and diving.                      Language The national language is Bahasa                 are requested to stay within the confines of their
Senggigi Beach, The main tourist area, fine            Indonesia. English however is widely                     hotels.
beaches, shopping and restaurants.                     understood in most areas
For up to date prices visit www.ixplore.com.au         Duty Free Items allowed include 1 litre of               INDEX                                 PAGES
                                                       alcoholic beverage, 200 cigarettes, cameras and
                                                                                                                Introduction                          2-4
                                                       a reasonable amount of film and perfume for
GUIDE TO HOTEL CATEGORIES                              personal use.                                            Enjoy these Day tours….               5
These categories apply to the hotels in general,       Electricity 220 voltage, 50 cycles                       While you’re in Bali                  6-7
in some hotels there may be rooms of a higher                                                                   why don’t you….
                                                       Airport Taxes INDONESIA International - Rp
category.                                                                                                       Enjoy these Cruises                   8
                                                       100,000
                      Basic accommodation with                                                                  All the Fun Under the Sun             9
                                                       Domestic- Rp 30,000
                      limited facilities                                                                        Hotels in South Kuta (Tuban),         10-28
                                                       Visa on arrival tax. For stays under 7 days $10
                      Moderate and comfortable                                                                  Kuta, Legian, Seminyak
                                                       USD, for under 30 days $25 USD.
                      standard of air-conditioned                                                               and Villas
                                                       (Taxes are subject to change without notice, and
                      accommodation. Limited                                                                    Hotels in Sanur                       29-31
                                                       may vary at regional Airports)
                      range of facilities such as                                                               Hotels in Jimbaran, Nusa Dua,         32-37
                      restaurant/bar                                                                            Tanjung Benoa
                      Good quality                                                                              Hotels in Ubud                        38-41
                      accommodation and
                      offering a range of eating                                                                Hotels in Lovina, Candi Dasa          42-43
                      facilities. Resort areas may                                                              & Nusa Lembongan
                      include some leisure                                                                      Beyond Bali - Lombok                  44
                      activities                                                                                Booking Terms & Conditions            45
                      High standard of
                      accommodation with a
                      range of facilities, including
                      coffee shop, restaurants,
                      bars, shops and probably a
                      gymnasium/health club
                      Excellent accommodation                                                 Singaraja
                      with a complete range of
                                                              Gilimanuk                     Lovina
                      facilities and services to
                      match
                                                                                                     Bedugal                      Mt Batur
                      Luxurious accommodation                                                                        Kintamani
                      with every facility to suit                         Negara                                                       Mt Agung
                      the most discerning
                      traveller
Existing Bedding This is a guide only to the                                                                                   Candidasa
bedding types supplied in hotel rooms. Hotels                             Bali                                             Ubud
                                                                                                                                                Ferry to
will generally allocate rooms according to                                Strait                                                                Lombok
requests, but at time of check in, certain                                                                                              Nusa Lembongan
bedding may not always be available. Every                                                        Seminyak                 Sanur
effort is made by the hotel to ensure your                                                                                 Beach
                                                                                                         Kuta                             NUSA
requests are met.                                                                                                        Benoa Port
                                                                                      Jimbaran Bay                                        PENIDA
                                                                                                                         Nusa Dua
                                                                                            Ngurah Rai Airport


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   i-xplore knows Bali best"
   and this includes ensuring
   that you have a completely
   hassle-free and enjoyable
   holiday. Our "Total Care"
   Ground Service has evolved
   after extensive research and
   consultation with our local
   representatives into the
   requirements of Australian
   travellers.

     LOCATION: Spreading between the Indian and Pacific Oceans is a vast emerald crescent, the worlds biggest island chain,
     Indonesia. Experience more of the fascinating sights, culture and peoples of these diverse Islands.




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                                                       General Assistance and Emergencies                  clearing customs and will assist
                                                                                                           you with your luggage to the
                                                       Should you have any additional needs or require
                                                                                                           transfer vehicle.
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   • Hotel accommodation with private                                                                      to know that you will be
     bathroom.                                         from your hotel for transfer to the airport.
                                                                                                           transferred to your hotel in an
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                                                         hotel to hotel)
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