Hi. My parents (in their early 70s) have a 24 hour layover in Bali in December.
They've been booked into a hotel on the beach in South Kuta, but it would be a shame if all they saw of Bali was package tourists. Can anyone suggest a day trip or half-day trip that would show them another side?
They normally use taxis to get around when traveling, and because of their ages aren't up for anything too active, like climbing a volcano, and aren't looking for a party vibe. They've got pretty broad interests - they like scenery (from jungles and rice paddies to beaches), historical sites, temples, culture, etc. Any suggestions?
My advice would simply for them to either negotiate a fixed price with a taxi/driver on the side of the road for a half day trip or to get a bluebird taxi and just let the meter run. Maximum cost for running the meter for half a day would probably be around $50. You could get the same trip for about $25 (250,000 rupiah) if you negotiate. Maybe even cheaper.
Sugestions? Head up to Ubud monkey forest, see some rice terraces, some temples around Ubud. That's about it really. That's half a day there.
Every travel agent in Kuta offers a variety of $35pp AC car daytrips taking in temples and beautiful scenery and not involving any walking. They could save money by taking a copy of the suggested itinerary then hiring a taxi for the day themselves...
#5 enigmatic has been a member since 14/4/2011. Posts: 84