Bali is known for its natural beauty of soaring volcanoes and lush terraced rice fields, but it also offers plenty to see and do in terms of dramatic dances, vibrant temples, exotic cuisine and luxurious beach resorts. The island’s unique culture and traditions have endured, despite being heavily influenced by tourism.

You can’t visit Bali without trying some of the island’s signature snacks and drinks. Go for satay or sate, which are grilled meat skewers served with peanut sauce. They’re delicious! Soto ayam is another must-try dish, which is Indonesian shredded chicken soup. It’s often served with rice or vermicelli and boiled eggs.

The lush, tropical rainforests are also something to behold. Hiking through them is like stepping into an entirely different world. You’ll find hidden waterfalls and forests that are bursting with life.

Getting around Bali is simple and affordable. Renting a motorbike is what locals do and it’s a great way to get around the island. Just make sure you wear a helmet! The traffic in Bali can be a bit crazy at times, especially during peak season or on Friday nights. If you’re coming to Bali during this time, consider booking a VIP airport service such as Go Fast Track Bali to cut your arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport in half and skip the queues! You can also pre-fill your visa application on the GOJEK app before you arrive in Bali, which saves a lot of time at the airport!

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