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The trip was awesome and I think really well planned. It was great to have you there so we knew what to expect and what to do when we arrived at Denpasar at the airport and great already having the $25 on us. Having Wayan & Eddie as drivers was awesome (and a must I would say) and it was good to get some money so early on before we really needed it. The accommodation was great, loved them all and would go back to them anytime. I think you did an awesome job organising us and you were very patient while we got to grips with things over there - your love of Bali and the people showed through and I don't think I would change a thing about our trip.
Shell x

Thanks Bern for organising a wonderful trip to a gorgeous destination.  The itinerary was great.  I especially loved the cooking class at Laka Leke, Bike Baik trip through countryside and villages, getting to snuggle a baby orangutan at Bali Safari, the totally indulgent spa treatment - actually I loved it all!  It was great having a tour guide who had such a good knowledge of the place and it's people, as well as things like the currency conversion and the best places to buy certain things, not to mention the restaurants.  Our accommodation in Ubud, Pemuteran and Legian was fabulous and I would visit these hotels again next time, especially Alam Indah in Ubud who served the most amazing breakfasts.   Everything on the trip was taken care of with the minimum of fuss.  For both the first timer and for someone who has visited Bali before, this 'girls only' trip is a fabulous way to see and feel this beautiful island.  Can't thank you enough Bern and wish you all the very best for future adventures.
Terima Kasih, 


Previous Trips

Here is a link to some photos from our previous tours:  (2010 Trip)  (2011 Trip)   (2012 Trip)  (2014 Trip)   (2015 Trip)


Summary of Bern’s Bali Tour 2011

Another fantastic fun filled holiday in Bali, full of culture and life experiences with an awesome group of 4 lovelies who were, the adventurous Kelly, the gorgeous Kate, the serene Moana, and the curious Viv, age range 27-80 plus me the no sense of direction guide………”are we there yet” yep we are 5minutes away, its just around the corner, 30minutes later………lucky there is always something to look at in Bali even while in the van.

 Arrived safe and sound into Bali to the waiting Kelly who had arrived a day earlier (land package only as lives in W.A with great flight options) and our friend and driver Wayan Adiarsa. Off to Ubud we go, the look on the girls faces………priceless. A highlight for me is seeing first timers reaction to the crazy traffic. Changed some nzd to rupiah and got around 6800 to the $ NZ Dollar so $NZ200 gave us 1360000 rupiah :-)   

We had 4 nights in Ubud at the storybook Alam Jiwa hotel, it is a sister hotel to the Alam Indah listed on the itinerary (as they had renovations happening). While in Ubud we paid a visit to the birthing unit Bumi Sehat to drop off donations, did the cooking class at Laka Leke restaurant, and Baik Bike an organised day out bicycling through villages and witnessing daily life in Bali. Shopping at the local markets and exploring in our down time was a must along with loads of rest and relaxation falling into the Bali way of life. 

Off we go to the top north west of the island to a fishing village area known as Pemuteran. A very scenic drive on the way there with stops at a strawberry farm, Bedugal lake and temple, Munduk waterfall and any other stops requested. We had 3 nights at the beach resort called Taman Sari, while here we enjoyed lots of down time and had a superb day out snorkelling Menjangen Island. Very calm waters and so much to see, with a great guide who would point out lots of different sea creatures to us. After 3 nights of beaching it we are on the move again. 

Onto Legian we go via the very picturesque route of Pupuan and its gorgeous rice terraces, stopping at a local warung for a coffee break and feeding the pet bats a coca cola and bread roll. We stayed at the Kumala Pantai in Legian for 2 nights before checking into our home away from home the Andari Villas, a definite highlight of our trip and the perfect place to retreat to from the busy streets of Legian and Kuta. Our stay in Legian was fun filled and busy with day trips to Bali Safari Park, Uluwatu temple, Jimbaran Bay, Amlapura orphanage, Tegallalang, and lots of shopping, eating, drinking, dancing to be had.  

I cannot speak highly enough of my drivers and friends Wayan Adiarsa and his nephew Eddy they are such an asset to the island of Bali and true gentlemen, still with that charming Balinese sense of humour. Also to the greatest bunch of chicks who have made these tours a laugh a minute including my 2010 girls, the gorgeous Shelley, Vicki and Ali, my 2011 girls, Viv, Kelly, Moana and Kate, thank you so much for the opportunity of sharing the place I love with you all. I believe as woman we are so busy in our daily lives looking after everyone else that these tours are a reminder that if we look after ourselves once in a while then everyone around us benefits from the recharge we have had.


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