Travel Info

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You will reach Bali from the US via Singapore, Hong Kong, or Taipei. China Airlines offers very good prices from the US. Please take note that your passport has to be valid 6 months past your arrival in Bali.


Upon your arrival, as you come through passport control, you will receive your FREE one month VISA, (except for AUSTRALIANS) which is NON EXTENDABLE. There are some exceptions and you can find useful information HERE
45 countries are now FREE of charge, as of 9. June 2015. PLEASE have a look at the LIST OF NO FEE VISA on ARRIVAL COUNRTIES HERE:
For all not-listed countries a fee of 35.- US Dollars will be charged. Please bring exact change with you.

 IF you need to stay longer than 30 days in Indonesia, you need to request a SOCIAL VISA for which you will need to find a SPONSOR to provide you with a SPONSOR LETTER, and upon application you will receive your SOCIAL VISA which allows you to stay for 60 days and then you can extend the Visa for another 30 days up to a maximum of 6 months.
You will need to orgnaize this SOCIAL VISA BEFORE arriving in Bali. This requireshaving a RETURN TICKET with a departure date less than 6 months from your date of arrival.
You can contact the website of the INDONIESIAN EMBASSY in your country to inquire about getting the SOCIAL VISA. It permits you to stay up to 6 months, and requires that you have your VISA extended after the first 60 days, every 30 days, for approx. 450.000 Rp plus a fee for your Sponsor and agent to get your monthly extension stamp.
EXIT FEES arecollected at the time of your DEPARTURE at the airport, are 200.000 Rp per person, payable in local currency (less than 20 USD) upon your departure at the airport.

We highly recommend getting CANCEL FOR ANY REASON Travel Insurance which allows you to get reimbursed for all the costs, including your seminar fees. If you are participating in a group, this is a must in our perspective. It covers you in any unforseen events.
Click here for more info: TRAVEL INSURANCE

Please REMEMEBER  to bring or memborize your PIN NUMBER for your Credit Card.
When making puchases in Indonesia/Bali with your credit card, you will need to sign as well as input your PIN NUMBER starting the 1. Jan. 2015
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Just as you exit the airport, you will find our driver awaiting you with a sign and your name on it.

We will take your luggage, and make you feel at home right away. Just in case do take our phone number with you:

Cell: +(62) 81- 338- 674 895

TAXI to SHANGRILA: PICK-UP & DROP OFF FARE one-way as of  1. Dec. 2014

DENPASAR/ Kuta/Airport: 650.000 Rp a 3.5 hr drive, via Kintamani )

UBUD: 550.000 Rp (2 hr drive via Kintamani Volcano town)

If you arrive late it might be best to stay at a Hotel in Denpasar, because you may want to sleep, rest before driving another 3 hrs north.

We recommend the KUMALA PANTAI
Tel: +62 361 7 555 00 (or locally once you are in Bali: 0361 7555 00)

You may stay here for one or more nights in KUTA, well known in Bali, and enjoy shopping, before our driver picks you up at KUMALA PANTAI. Please inform us, whether we will pick you up at the airport or at the KUMALA PANTAI. Many guest coming to Bondalem choose this more restful arrival.
 A one night stay at the Kumala Pantai cost approximately 1.020.000 RP Aug and Dec. which are high season rates. The rest of the seasons one Delux room for up to two guests costs about 1.100.000 Rp including breakfast.

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HOW TO TAKE A TAXI to Kumala Pantai:

Please go to the TAXI PREPAID Stand. Just as you exit the Airport building, turn to your RIGHT, and PRE-PAY your ticket to KUMALA PANTAI. They have fixed prices and the short 20 minute drive will cost you about 80.000+ Rp depending on gas prices. But prepaying will eliminate any hassles over prices.
IF you want to take a Taxi to SHANGRILA please be sure you print out our PDF fory our DIRECTIONS by clicking here.


Located just 8 degrees south of the equator, Bali has a tropical climate all year round. The average temperature hovers around 30 degrees Celsius year-round. We have a dry and a wet season - depending on the area of the Island.

In Bondalem we have two seasons:
  • In the dry season from April to December, we have temperatures ranging from 28-29 Celsius by day, and a pleasant 23 Celsius  at night
  • In the wet season from Januarey to mid-March, we have temperatures ranging from 30-31 Celsius by day, and 24-25 Celsius  at night.
However, during the wet season rain is likely to pass quickly, the sun will emerge often, and the rain is pleasantly warm. Occasionally we have a storm pass through, which may stay a day or two. But even during this time, you are likely to feel the deep relaxation of being on vacation.

In Ubud, where the many rice paddies are located, it can rain at any time of the year.
In general May to December are the best months in northern Bali. At that time of year we usually have hardly any rains at all in the Bondalem area.

Around the coast, in the north it is less hot than in the South. A sea breezes tempers the heat and as you move inland you also move up so the altitude works to keep things cool. It can get very cool up in the highlands and a warm sweater can be a good idea when you drive through the mountain villages like Kintamani or Bedugul on the way over to ShangriLa in Bondalem.






MUST have AT LEAST 6 months remaining validity upon entry to Indonesia.

Visa on Arrival:

Not all nationalities are eligible for Visa on Arrival.
Visa on Arrival ( length of stay max. 30 days extendable for another 30 days IF you tell the imigration officer of your intention upon arrival) will be issued to citizens of:
Australia, Austria, Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Laos, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Peoples Republic of China, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, United States.
Please note the above list is subject to change.

No photos are required at the airport.
  • 30   day  visa cost is     US $35 (please bring USD currency)
The Visa on arrival is non extendable unless you ask of it upon arrival, in which case you can stay another 30 days longer for a fee.
Your day of arrival is counted as your first day!

A Visa free facility
with a max.30-day entry stamp will be issued upon arrival to citizens of: 
Brunei, Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Morocco, Chile, Peru.

A 30-day tourist visas that can be extendete once for another 30 days IF it was requested upon arrival.

Citizens of countries not stated above should check to see if application for visa in advance is  required at an Indonesian Embassy/Consulate.


Indonesian Rupiah rate of exchange varries and you can go here to check your ExCHANGE RATE
  • Money Changers and ATM’s can be easily found in tourist centers. The closest ATM is in TEJAKULA about a 10 car-drive from ShangriLa.
  • ATM machines will give you cash in Rupiah only. Pllease remember your PIN NUMBER
  • Deutsche können ihr EC Karte in den ATM Maschinen benutzen. Bitte PIN NUMMER mitbringen oder merken.
  • MORE INFO read here

US Dollar Notes:
Currently Indonesia Money Changers are no longer accepting US Dollar notes issued prior to the year 2000, nor any US Dollar bills beginning with Number Series: CB
Any foreign currency notes that are soiled or torn are not accepted, so best be prepared.

Airport departure tax:

Rp 200.000 for international flights per person, so keep this amount in Rupiah.
Rp   30.000 for domestic flights departing Denpasar.


We offer two speeds of Internet connection at Shangri-La in every house upon request. WIFI FREE is possible for your house! Please let us know.
  • NORMAL SPEED via an INTERNET-STICK at a daily charge of 20.000 Rp
  • HIGH SPEED via a HIGH SPEED CELLPHONE  at a daily charge of 50.000 Rp

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