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Help with itinerary

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Help with itinerary

hi everyone. we (myself 44, my daughter 19 and my mum 74 with mobility problems - walks with elbow crutches but cannot walk too far) are going to be in Bali from 9 july until 21st july.

We are flying from the UK and arriving at around 8.30pm. Our first stop will be 5 nights in Ubud staying at Rumah Bakti bungalows followed by 7 nights at the Sol House Bali Kuta.

When we go away we like to get out and see things and experience the country but we also like to relax. We are more limited because of my mums mobility problems.

I am looking for some advice on things to do ... I do keep searching things up on the internet and for Ubud we are thinking of doing The Monkey Forest, Bali Swing, Bali zoo, Safari and marine park and an elephant ride. Do you think this would be enough in Ubud? I would like to see at least one waterfall but it looks like there may be lots of walking to get to one ... is this right or would you recommend any in particular?

What would be the best way to get from Ubud to Kuta?

Ideas of things to do in Kuta?

Finally ... we would like to see one of the traditional dance shows and was thinking of the Devdan show .... is this far from Kuta and worth going to or is there another you would suggest?

Apologies for long winded message ... hopefully someone can help.

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1. Re: Help with itinerary

Suggest you see a dance show in Ubud- easy to find what is on when you get there. Just be aware that your mother’s mobility issues will prove to be a challenge when out and about. Pathways are uneven and there are stairs of various heights as well as stepped doorways and entrances. This is complicated by crowds in busy areas. Can be managed but may mean some adjustment n plans once you are there.

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2. Re: Help with itinerary

Tegenungun waterfall can be seen from a viewing point so you don't need to walk down the steps to the waterfall. The viewing point is not too far from the carpark. You could go there on the way to the Zoo and the Safari and Marine Park.

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3. Re: Help with itinerary

Hi J,

How are you getting from DPS to Ubud.

UBUD

Rumah Bakti Villas - This place has been a bit economical with the truth as regards location. Despite the blurb, is ~ 1mile (1.6km) to Goa Gajah (not 500m as stated) and is a good 2.5miles/4km to Ubud/Monkey Forest.

They've measure the distances 'as the crow flies'.

There is very little locally.

I suggest you contact the property to ascertain what sort of free shuttle service they offer and importantly where they dropoff in Ubud.

UBUD TO KUTA

People use Private Drivers for both tours and transfers. YOu will find plenty on the street in Ubud. We just found a guy right outside of our hotel last month and asked about a transfer to Kuta. They will maybe start IDR350k. I offered IDR300k which is a fair price and agreed.

If you'd prefer not to do this then you could contact www.ubudtaxi.com - they are not a taxi company (there are no taxis in Ubud). They are a group of Ubud drivers who offer tours and transfer services.

As suggest above you could visit Tegenungan waterfall whilst transferring from Ubud to Kuta and not go down the steps.

Alternative "transfer" sightseeing is to go from Ubud to Taman Ayun Temple Gardens (personal favourite) and possibly on to Tanha Lot.

Taman Ayun is completely flat walk.

Tanah Lot walk from the car park is flat but now quite long so only you would know if your mum can handle it.

It is ~ 400m to the beach/steps. Sunset terrace restaurant is ~ 150 walk up the cliff path. Not steep - it is a proper paved pavement/walkway with little market shops all the way up.

KUTA/LEGIAN

Sol House actually in Legian (makes no difference Kuta merges into Legian - Kuta ~ 100m away.

There are plenty of Blueibird taxis roamning around so should be no problem getting around. Make sure it is a real Bluebird cab. There are some fake 'blue" taxis with very whizzy meters.

600m or so straight walk (Down Jalan Melasti) to the beach. Just before you get to the beach (after ~ 400m) on the right hand side is "Garlic lane" Jalan Sahadewa with lots of little bars/places to eat.

Only 100m is the long main Jalan Legian. Very busy road full off shops/bars especially further down towards the Bombing Memorial. Tell your Mum shes only 1mile to the Sky Garden Night Club ;-)

Around the main Kuta Legian area are oneway systems. Jalan Legian goes south and Jalan Pantai Kuta (seafront) goes north.

Lots of Bluebird taxis roam around (so your mum can get home from the SkyGarden).

On the beachfront is the BeachWalk Mall.

Poppies Lane 2 runs from the Beachwalk Mall to Jalan Legian. Market stalls and some non-pretentious places to eat. We like Tubes. The bombing Memorial is close to Poppies Lane 2 and Tubes is ~ 100m walk down Poppies Lane 2.

Taxis/cars are allowed to go down this street so a shortcut between Jalan Legian and Pantai Kuta.

Poppies Lane 1 also runs from Sea front to Jalan Legian but last part of it near Jalan Legian too narrow for cars.

On Kuta Beach is the Bali Turtle society (on the seafront prom that heads to Discovery shopping Mall). They have regular turtle releases. They do announce them on facebook or a sign outside on the day. Just turn up around 3-4pm - pickup a free ticket, return around 4:30pm, guys give a little speech then everybody with a ticket (any age, young or old) gets a turtle to release. All free.

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4. Re: Help with itinerary

wow thank you for the info. very informative and very much appreciated.

the Sol HOuse we are staying in is a new one in Kuta (i got confused when booking as it kept coming up with Legian). It is the Kuta Beach Club which has been taken over by Melia and is now sol house bali kuta. it has been refurbished from what i believe and just reopened.

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5. Re: Help with itinerary

As NotAPigsty has suggested, as you're a bit out of the way, well, for me anyway, find out about the shuttle service. If you can be dropped off at the Monkey Forest, this is good. I don't want to be a party pooper but the footpaths in Ubud are horrendous and in particular Monkey Forest Road even more so as they are attempting to redo the footpaths, so extremely treacherous. Also from the Monkey Forest entrance there is a steep hill to climb part of the way to walk to, say, the market or Ubud Palace. Bali is a wonderful place for a holiday. Have fun.

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6. Re: Help with itinerary

There is quite a lot more you can do and see while you are staying in Ubud. Much of the sightseeing of natural attractions like Batur Volcano and lake can be seen at stops just a step or two away from the car. If you go to Lakeview Hotel you can have a drink at the restaurant on the left with few steps and see the tremendous view, and no hawkers are allowed inside. (hawkers follow bus tours). Tegallalang Ceking rice terraces are also easy to see, the Mask and Puppet Museum, and lovely temples can be admired from a bit away but don't necessarily need to even get out of the car in some cases. The driver who takes you sightseeing will understand..their job is to take people around and you can discuss all with them while you plan your trips. Also Bedugul, (temple in the lake, Munduk main road and Jatiluwih can be viewed easily from the car or with minimal walking)

Also, the location in Ubud is not a problem, there are lots of places to eat and shop that don't need to be in central Ubud for. The one thing I would check is the access to the accomodation itself. Some accom does not have car access so with your Moms mobility issues you might double check that.

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7. Re: Help with itinerary

Hi

Sol House Bali Kuta then is the one not far from Kuta Art market. YOu can walk straight down the road through the art market to the beach/prom. Flat 250m walk.

Turn right and you can find some cheap eats and Bali Turtle society.

Turn left on the seafront and you can go to the Discovery Mall. There are quite a few steps at the Mall beach front.

200m to Kuta Square/Mataharis department store.

100m to Kuta square Junction. Can turn left and go down the busy road towards Discovery - 400m)

On the road loads of big "tourist" restaurants (Sports Bars, large open restaurants etc)

Bad news for your mum the hotel is 1km to Sky Garden ;-)

Around the local area by the hotel lots of little market shops and small café/warungs (immediately outside and heading away from the beach), Pharmacies, a few spas and good news for your mum a couple of Tattoo places.

Again you should have no problems getting a taxi going in the right direction if you wanted to go to Beachwalk Mall area or up to Legian/Seminyak.

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8. Re: Help with itinerary

oh no!!! sky garden and the tattoo shop are the 2 main places my mum wanted to go haha.

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