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Tips for Visiting Bali During Nyepi - page 5

Tips for Visiting Bali During Nyepi

Nyepi, Bali’s annual day of silence, is a very special time to visit. For 24 hours, the island completely shuts down, including the airport and ports. While hospitals and police maintain a skeleton service, travelers are only allowed to leave their accommodation in the case of a medical emergency.

What is Nyepi?

Nyepi runs from 6am until 6am on a date dictated by Bali’s lunar calendar, usually in March. For the Balinese Hindus who make up the majority of the island’s population, this is a time for silent contemplation at home, with neither cooking nor electric light allowed. Staying indoors without showing light is believed to ensure that demons leave the island, and traditional security guards patrol to make sure no one ventures out. 

Consider Taking a Break

If the prospect of staying quietly in your hotel for 24 hours fills you with dread, then the Nyepi break is a great opportunity to visit Muslim-dominated islands for a couple of days. Ijen, Lombok, and the Gilis are all popular Nyepi getaways.

Don’t Go Outside

The Balinese take Nyepi extremely seriously, and traditional security guards are entitled to fine or even arrest visitors who go out on the streets. 

Check Whether You Are Allowed Light

Service in large hotels continues much as normal over Nyepi, although with reduced staffing levels and strict lighting limits. If you’re staying in a villa or a guesthouse, check whether you will be allowed to use lights or electronic devices at night. Some village councils are extremely strict and will object to so much as a charging light, while others are a little more relaxed and will let you use lights behind blinds or go into the garden to use the pool.

Confirm Whether the Internet Is On

An increasing number of Indonesian ISPs turn off the internet on Bali for the 24 hours of Nyepi, as do many mobile-data providers. Ask at your accommodation whether you will have internet access over the period.

Stock Up on Food

All shops and businesses close for Nyepi. If you’re staying in a villa or a guesthouse that doesn’t offer food service, be sure to stock up on everything you might need for the 24 hours, including food and drinking water. Many cafés and restaurants offer prepackaged meals.

Enjoy the Parades

If you’ve chosen to stay on Bali over the Nyepi period, make the most of the parades that enliven the run-up. The Tanah Lot Temple is a classic place to watch themelasti ritual and procession, while the football field in central Ubud hosts a colorful parade of the homemade demons known asogoh-ogoh.

Make the Most of the Silence

If you’ve opted to spend Nyepi on Bali, enjoy the silence and absence of light pollution. Floating in your pool under a starlit sky is a fantastic way to spend the dark of the night—if the property where you are staying allows it—while many yoga lovers use the time to meditate.

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Private Tour: Ubud Highlights With Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary: All-Inclusive

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When you want to decide to spend your holiday to Bali, you must not forget to visit some nature attractions on this beautiful island with some cultural diversities that you can find in Bali. If you really want to see those wonderful areas, you can choose this trour. In this tour, you will be visiting ubud village that is very popular for its uniqueness and you can also visit some other traditional destinations such as sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Campuhan Ridge Walk, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Tegenungan waterfall and Coffee Plantation. Certainly, you must not miss every single moment during your vacation in Bali. You will be accompanied by a very professional driver with good English and a comfortable car with full air-conditioning equipped with Free Wi-Fi
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bali fast track  assists guest who demand for VIP VOA arrival needs! Our service will eliminate your having to queue up for your VOA (Visa on Arrival) and immigration clearance .After greeting the customer off the airplane we provide a fast track route through Immigration, and personal assistance visa-on-arrival, customs, Immigration clearance without queues in a smooth handover to the driver, or help to book a airport car or transfer to your accommodation in Bali.Fast track means our customer does not have to stand in the normal immigration line, and / or is escorted quickly and easily through an immigration process. We use a VIP facilities; fast track channels, and crew, diplomatic, or first class lines.
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Full-Day Ayung River White Water Rafting and Ubud Tour

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This full-day excursion to the Ayung River and Ubud offers adventure and culture in equal measure. Ideal for families, this tour includes white-water rafting on the Ayung River and a visit to the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. Under the guidance of your instructor, you’ll paddle for a few hours past lush jungle scenery and dramatic cliffs. See, too, the wild macaques of the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, and explore Ubud Market and Ubud King Palace. Lunch, hotel pickup, and drop-off are included.
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If you have a keen interest in Balinese cuisine, then this cooking class in Ubud is for you! Learn to prepare authentic dishes from a certified cook in a traditional open kitchen. You’ll get hands-on practice in a 6-hour session, starting in the morning (with a market tour) or afternoon. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 12 for a small-group learning experience with personalized attention. Includes round-trip transport from Ubud hotels.
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Witness the beauty of Bali’s natural landscapes on a bike and ATV tour of Yeh Gangga and the Haunted Valley, including hotel pick-up and refreshments. Zoom across the rugged jungle terrain on your ATV and admire the passing scenery such as sea cliffs, beaches, and waterfront temples. Then hop on a bicycle and wind your way along dirt trails and river valleys, passing tiered rice plantations, waterfalls, and traditional villages.
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Ensure entry to one of Bali’s most Instagrammable spots on this convenient half-day group tour to the Bali Swing. Soar high over the jungle on your choice of 13 swings, reaching heights between 33 feet (10 meters) and 256 feet (78 meters) above ground, or pose for shots in the adorable nests. Your day includes door-to-door round-trip transfers.
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Go beyond the beach during this Bali private tour, offering an intimate investigation of the island’s startlingly rich cultural and religious heritage. Learn about the Balinese religion at Lempuyang Temple and Goa Lawah Temple, and admire the Tirta Gangga Water Palace and visit Candidasa Beach.
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