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Traveling to Bali with minimal costs does not sound possible because prices in Bali seem expensive. But do you know, behind the expensive side there are why the low-cost such as hotels, food, etc. Well, for those of you who are still “green” want to travel to Bali, here are 7 tips for cheap holidays to Bali including:
1. Fund Post
Separate the accommodation and ticketing budget from the budget for food, to pay for admission to tourist attractions or to buy souvenirs. Bring money as needed in your wallet and save the rest in a bank account and can be collected at any time using an ATM. It is also useful to create a sense of security in yourself because you don’t need to worry about money that has to be carried everywhere.
2. Don’t travel on holiday season or weekends
The holiday season is indeed fun for some tourists, but they also have to be prepared with the fact that everything becomes more expensive, including airplane tickets, lodging and food. Apart from that you might not be able to enjoy anything in a crowded atmosphere. Visiting Bali on weekdays will be more efficient because lodging charges are lower than the holiday season. If you choose to take a flight to Bali, try to order tickets for night flights that are much cheaper than morning and afternoon flights.
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3. Look for lodging at low prices.
The area around Jalan Poppy Lane and Jalan Legian is famous for a collection of lodging that offers low prices per night. Room rental prices range from Rp 100,000 to Rp 350 thousand per day, and can be cheaper if you rent it for three days in a row. The facilities provided are also adequate, namely single bed, fan and private bathroom. You should check the information and reputation of each inn via the internet so that you don’t choose the wrong one.
4. Rent a motorcycle
You’ve arrived in Bali and can’t wait to enjoy the beauty of various tourist sites. If the location of the tour is close together, no problem because you can reach it on foot. But you might not walk if you want to visit Kuta Beach and Lake Batur at once in one day? Renting a motorcycle is also far more efficient than taking a taxi or other public transportation. Don’t forget to bargain the price because you could get a cheaper price if you rent a motorcycle for more than one day.
5. Eat at a backpacker’s specialty shop
For matters of eating you must also be careful because too many snacks can certainly break your wallet. Look for food stalls at home around the beach which is usually a hangout for backpackers and sell food and drinks at cheap prices.
6. Buy souvenirs at the Sukawati market
Everywhere the market name must sell goods at lower prices compared to modern shops, as well as in Bali. Don’t be tempted to buy souvenirs offered by souvenir shops on the roadside because you can buy them at much cheaper prices in a number of art markets that are scattered in the city of Denpasar and surrounding areas. The markets that you can go to are Sukawati Art Market, Tanah Lot Art Market and Kumbasari Market.
7. What if stepping on Banten?
Although the 7th tips are not related to the budget, but for those of you who are still beginners during a vacation to Bali, it’s good to need to know about this info. Banten or offerings in the form of flowers and other offerings in coconut jars (canang sari) are usually placed at the entrance and areas that are often traversed by people. Often the question arises what if accidentally stepped on. Actually it doesn’t matter if you accidentally stepped on it. If you step on it in front of the owner or shopkeeper or the place where the offering is placed, simply say “sorry”. We recommend that when walking, avoid by passing it, lest you deliberately step on it. The same is true when you visit temples or places that are considered sacred by the local community. Respect and follow local customs. Use modest clothes. If you wear shorts, wear a sarong or cloth. Some places also require that you wear a sarong and senteng. Do not walk in front of people who are praying or flash with photos during the ceremony. For women, don’t go inside when your period is coming.