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Getting Around

Bali is up of three main roads circumnavigate the island and hundreds of roads that traverse the It takes approximately 3 hours to the length and breadth of Bali. conditions on the main roads are good but can be heavily populated slow traveling trucks. The of the minor roads are generally by the weather. During the rainy road conditions fall of torrential rain and heavy leaves the roads covered in and debris.

Although there is a public transport system journeys tend to be very and don’t take in smaller

A Note on Addresses — The and naming of most Indonesian features, villages, towns, and streets varies considerably as is no standardized form that both popular and official Names can be spelled many ways, even on signboards in of various government offices. are three overlapping and concurrent systems for any given location: old name and number, new street with new numbers, and kampung name with block For instance Jalan Diponegoro (an hero) is often referred to by its names Jalan Gusti Rai (from local history) or Raya Sesetan Gang II kampung name and alley To top it off, numbers do not always and you are just as likely to find 22 to 133.

By Private Car Driver

The best way of the sights of Bali is by hiring a car and a It gives you the freedom to explore the of this picturesque country. of car-hire agencies on Bali day services or weekly rentals; hotel or villa may have its own and drivers available for you as well. a driver takes away the of having to navigate the small around the island; they can help with any translations as you leave the main areas few people speak any English.

on overnight stays will their own suitable accommodation at little cost to you. You be expected to pay the driver’s food and but the cost of the vehicle, insurance, and should be included in the price. to pay about Rp350,000 to Rp450,000 a open to negotiation.

Before a car and driver make sure they have all the relevant and insurance in place and agree on all ahead of the rental period. make sure that have a good command of and are knowledgeable about the island.

The Way to Avoid a Traffic Accident Any foreigners involved in even traffic violations or accidents may be to exploitation. You should therefore seriously about employing a driver or hiring a car with a

By Rental Car

To rent a car you are supposed to an International Driving License or a issued tourist driving together with a copy of passport. However, most businesses will rent you a car a copy of your home driver’s license.

One-month are issued on the spot for Rp150,000 at the License Service, Jl. Gunung Denpasar (tel. 0361/422323 ). You also need to show a of your passport and your national driver’s license.

you drive away in your ensure that the car has all its registration (Surat Tanda Nomor Bermotor or STNK, vehicle certificate) and copies of any insurance

You must be vigilant at all times driving in Bali. The Balinese stop to check for on-coming which can often cause the to slam on their breaks or to avoid a collision. At night, motorcycles and cyclists rarely lights on and street lighting is Traffic lights are not always Accidents are common. Vehicles are drive. The national speed is 70kph but you won’t find areas to do this.

Expect to pay US$18 to US$45 a day for vehicle though the bigger agencies charge a lot more. Prices either be in rupiah or U.S. The cheapest form of transport is a jeep which should about US$18 a day; a Kijang should cost US$22 a day; a top of the range Suzuki costs US$45. prices should include insurance but always check insurance you are getting before to a price.

International chains on the island Avis, Jl. Danau Tamblingan, (tel. 1800/656545 or 0361/282635; and Hertz, Ngurah Rai airport 0361/768375; Local include: Baliwww Car Rental 0361/731520; in Denpasar; Car Hire (tel. 08/11380699 or, also in Denpasar, a company with a good of cars available; and CV Amertha Legian (tel. 0361/753518; which does not have new but their rates are good and very attentive, and they motorcycles.

Warning: Driving — Always ensure you have the car documentation with you as as your international driver’s The police carry out regular checks and you’ll be fined for any Not wearing a seatbelt while or as a passenger or not wearing a helmet on a is also an infringement. Stay during all dealings with the do not argue with them, and do not them a bribe. They are interested in whether you have a traffic violation and more in you have in your wallet. A fine should be Rp50,000 but will try to get as much money as can from you. Do not flash a wallet of cash, as you might not see it

By Motorcycle

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The easiest, cheapest, and way to get around Bali is by motorcycle. it is also the most dangerous daily accidents and weekly deaths.

Plenty of companies on the will hire you a motorcycle if you a driving license. It should you about Rp50,000 a day for a basic scooter, less if you are hiring term. Surfer racks be available at no extra cost.

check the motorcycle first to sure that everything is brakes, indicators, and wheels; ensure that you have the insurance and vehicle registration which you need to carry you at all times. All motorcyclists must helmets and these should be at the time of rental for no extra Ensure the helmet fits If you cannot find one that buy one.

By Taxi

Metered are the best and most convenient way of round southern Bali if you got your own car and driver. Costs from the initial fee of Rp5,000 for the 2km (1 1/4 miles) and then the meter up Rp5,000 per kilometer thereafter. If you to make any stops allow for Rp20,000 per hour waiting. To a taxi for the day, agree on a ahead of time and let the driver what you expect from Most of them will to show you their friends’ and businesses, if you don’t want to do be very clear at the outset and be If you haven’t hired a car for your but would like to head off for the day, some taxis are to take you on half-day or full-day Allow Rp450,000 for a full Made Sueta, owner of his own Rai Taxi (tel. 08/123947919 ), is a of knowledge and would be happy to you around Bali.

Taxi numbers are: Taxi/Blue Bird Taxi 0361/701111; Komotra Taxi 0361/499449; Ngurah Rai Taxi 0361/724724; Wahana Taxi 0361/244555; and Golden Bird tel. 0361/702000.

Blue and vans called bemos as buses in Bali. They regular routes, but these really written down and make numerous stops. A journey will likely at least one transfer. Most save the headache and go for private Bemos are better for short (around town, for example) long distances. Destinations and are posted in the front window. is the main transportation hub for the entire A typical trip costs to Rp10,000. Negotiate before You pay before you alight.

By Bus

Perama Tours (tel. runs a shuttle bus serves all the main towns and in Bali and also covers and Senggigi in Lombok (tel. ). These are easy to catch, safe, and a comfortable way to explore. they are very slow. If you to travel between main they are a good mode of but they do not stop at small or well-known sights en route.

. This information was accurate it was published, but can change without Please be sure to confirm all and details directly with the in question before planning trip.

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