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We want to do the following sort of activities...
Few days relaxing, going to beach, sunbathing etc.
Bali Zoo, butterfly house etc
Monkey forest in Ubud
White water rafting
Some sort of boat trip/maybe snorkeling (though we'd be amateurs) day trip
A couple of different walking/nature type activities, as in seeing a few different waterfalls, walking through jungle, visiting various temples, maybe volcanoes unless it's an overly experience required hike etc. Ubud itself seems to have some decent walks just around the area looking at maps etc
So with that sort of thing in-mind, what would be the best time to split between the locations? Obviously by the looks of things day trips can basically go from anywhere really, but obviously some things will likely be a bit less travel time setting off from Ubud than Sanur (looking at waterfalls/temples, for instance). I was thinking pretty much even, maybe 6 nights Sanur 5 nights Ubud or other way around?
Then a few questions if anyone can give a bit of advice?
1) We land just before 9pm, obviously probably won't get into the arrivals area for another half hr or more. At this time will there be anywhere in the airport to change a bit of money and anywhere to buy a SIM with data? Or is it too late at that time?
2) I've had a look at quite a few trips and looked at tripadvisor itself, it seems like their are tons of companies offering the same trips/guides, some charge you roughly 600,000IR EACH, where as many others will offer a driver/guide for the day for around 600,000 for the vehicle. The second option clearly seems better, but is it simply a case of hitting up a few of these companies/individuals who have a lot of positive feedback until you find someone available? What sort of notice do these places need? Is it quite easy to find someone to take you out for the day if you want to do something tomorrow for instance? Obviously certain places like the Zoo, water park etc we don't necessarily need a guide as such, more transportation, are taxis better here or is the cost difference not that much and thus you'd get a driver anyway? Then for say wanting to visit temples or find decent nature walks we can do ourselves, obviously we might not be quite sure where is best to go on a days trip out, are most drivers/guides able to give you a bit of advice of their own/take you to suitable places?
I'll probably think of a couple more questions but they were the main ones.
cheers for any advice guys!Edited: 09 May 2018, 05:43