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Circling the island

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Circling the island

We would like to circle the island of Bali, using the coastal routes, either by hiring a driver or using an organized tour company. Is there a tour company that does this? If we hire a driver and start on Jalan Melasti, what time in the morning would we need to leave to complete the circle and be back by 6 pm?

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1. Re: Circling the island

I would suggest you contact some of the recommended drivers on the list above, or a car hire company as they will have a better idea. It took us 6 hours to get to the north - using the most direct route. I hope the driver is going to get a rest somewhere during the trip.

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2. Re: Circling the island

Circling the island in one day is not possible.

The island is small but traffic very slow.

From Legian I would suggest going to Amed via Candi Dasa. Even then a day trip would take a long time. Genrally from Legian to Amed 3+ hours one way.

I would suggest going to either Amed or Lovina for one night.

If you have a driver they usually sleep in a homestay. Drivers would not normally stay in tourist hotels. Of course you pay.

In my opinion the west coast is not as interesting as the east and does not cater so much for tourists.

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3. Re: Circling the island


you won't be able to circle the island in one day trip. Although distances look achievable on a map road conditions are only suited to rather slow travel.

To get around to interesting places in Bali some research will be helpful to you to see what is in each area and plan accordingly. Many of us stay a night or two in various areas to enjoy what is in each area. Leaving the south and moving around is a good option. If you want further help we could advise some interesting areas for you.

Go to this page and look at the right hand side of the page at the 'top questions'' we have compiled. There is a list of highly recommended drivers. IF you want to see Bali then go to their web sites, blogs etc and take a look and then contact a few and they will also help you plan some day trips.


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