Bali & Lombok
Please note that these are tailor made itineraries and not escorted tours.
The island of Bali is blessed with stunning natural beauty and a heavenly tropical climate. Discover idyllic beaches, washed by the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean, glossy rice paddies on tiered hillsides, lush, tropical rainforests, ancient volcanoes, inspiring temples and charming local villages.
Bali has a vast choice of luxurious hotels and resorts to choose from, offering you a lively getaway or a blissful break. Immerse yourself in Bali’s rich heritage and explore the wonderful natural scenery and unique atmosphere. The local Balinese people are mild and friendly and enjoy a rich spiritual culture and tradition.
Around Bali there are numerous opportunities to discover stunning beaches, charming towns, awesome volcanoes, thousands of ancient Hindu temples and a rare and beautiful landscape. Joe Walsh Tours offer a choice of excellent hotels in the main resorts in Bali, each of which has their own unique appeal.
Sanur is ideal for honeymooners and families alike, offering a more traditional setting in peaceful surroundings with an authentic Balinese atmosphere. Sanur’s golden sand beach is sheltered by reef and surrounded by coconut palms.
Ubud is characterised by its authentic traditional Balinese culture and is home to the island’s musicians and artists. Situated in the centre of the island it is surrounded by scenic rice fields, quaint villages, art and craft districts, precious temples and rural hinterland.
Nusa Dua is an idyllic purpose-built enclave and home to the most luxurious hotels. It offers long stretches of white sand beaches shaded by magnificent palms, overlooking clear turquoise sea. It is suitable for those in search of a quieter holiday and is a firm favourite with honeymooners.
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- Bali Rice terraces: The lush emerald green rice terraces in central Bali offer fabulous photo opportunities. They date back more than 2,000 years when farmers with prehistoric hand tools carved the tiered terraces out of the steep hillsides. Subsequent generations maintained the terraces out of necessity, as rice is the staple food of the locality.
- Kuta: Party animals will enjoy a night out in lively Kuta with its hectic pace and huge choice of pubs, nightclubs and restaurants as well as a vast array of bargain boutiques, shops and stalls.
- Currency: Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
- Glass of Coca Cola: € 1
- Bottle of Beer: € 1 - €2.50
- Bottle of Wine: from € 20
- 3 Course meal: € 14 - € 21
- Time Difference is GMT: + 8 hours (no daylight saving time in 2012)
- Airports: Denpensar (DPS)
- Flight duration: 16 hours 30 minutes approximately
- Transfer time: 30 minutes
- Languages: Indonesian, Balinese
- Climate: Warm equatorial climate. Best time to travel is April to September
- Voltage: 220V A/C, sockets outlets and sockets 2 pin C (CEE 7/16 Europlug) and F (CEE 7/4 "Schuko") are used
- Visa (Irish citizens): Yes - on arrival into Bali - approx cost of USD$25 for stays of 4 days or more
- Passport: EU citizens travelling to Indonesia must have a valid up-to-date passport valid for travel three months beyond the date of return
- Vaccinations: Tetanus, typhoid, polio and hepatitis B are recommended - please consult your GP.
- These prices are given as a guide only.