Frequently Asked Questions about Bali
Who organises the flights?
Flights are not included in the price. Please book yourself; the sooner the cheaper! Do not forget the 100% protection travel insurance!
Do you recommend a travel insurance?
100% complete protection Travel insurance is mandatory at this teacher training. We recommend Austrians Donau (Carina Nagel: C.Nagel@donauversicherung.at)
Which visa / travel documents are required?
All visitors must have a passport with min. 6 months validity. (please bring 2 photo copies of your passport).
Please check with your embassy if you need a special visa.
Standard procedures are as follows: You can obtain the visa for your stay in Bali directly at the airport upon arrival. It is valid for 30 days. If you want to stay for 60 days, the costs are USD 35 for a VOA (Visa On Arrival) when you land in Bali.
We will then collect your passport and start organising your visa. You will have to go to the immigration office at some point to take a photo.
This procedure organised through our agent (who is trustworthy and who we work with since 20 years) costs Rp. 850,000. You are free to choose cheaper options. Two months (60 days) stay is the maximum for tourists, otherwise you need to arrange a 6 months social visa.
We can assist you with a social visa. For that you will need an invitation letter from an Indonesian sponsor, which we can help to arrange and with which you may obtain the social visa at your local embassy before you embark on your journey. The social visa needs to be extended (the costs through us for for first two extensions are Rp. 750,000 each and for the next 2 extensions Rp. 850,000 each) – Prices may change anytime.
To obtain the appropriate visa please refer to your embassy as procedures may change before we get to update this website.
- Do I need vaccinations or are other medical precautions necessary?
Do I need to bring my own medication?
Topics: Stomachache, diarrhea, dengue etc.?
The Bali Belly is widespread, especially among visitors who travel to Asia for the first time. There are Chinese natural tablets, Colloidal Silver and homeopathic remedies which may help you, which we have available. However, please check with your doctor what to bring.
There is dengue, so please protect yourself against mosquitoes (i.e.: close Mosquito net after 4, wear organic natural mosquito repellent after 4pm and light clothes covering arms and legs). Since we are in good clean open areas, especially around the ocean, the chances to get bitten are much less than in the cities or densely populated areas.
Medication from outside the country is rarely needed, but if recommended by your doctor, please bring them. Where necessary antibiotics are available locally and there are good clinics in Bali. Beate knows exactly where to go, to whom and what to get. Please let us know about specific medication you need or are taking. Thank you!
What do I need to pack?
Travelling lightly means packing lightly! Also, you’ll most likely shop in Bali, as Bali has so much to offer. There are so many beautiful, unique and affordable items!
There is an efficient laundry service, so it is not necessary to bring a complete wardrobe for every single day. Please remember, we are in a tropical environment:
- Yoga clothes: 3-4 short or 3/4 pants (no long pants made of thick material); if t-shirts for yoga, then lightweight cotton, Spaghetti-halter tops or sports bras are ideal for ladies; thin little panties prevent heat rashes
- Bring your own yoga mat!
- Sandals (although plastic sandals such as Havaianas are ideal for everyday use & great for rain, we urge you to check out environmentally friendly shoes that brave the rain), open elegant sandals for evening/going out, comfortable shoes, sneakers for hiking. If socks then half-socks only, 1 – 2 pairs of light socks for sneakers
- Shorts with cotton t-shirts, summer skirts with tops, airy summer dresses, shirts (cotton, airy), 1 lightweight sweatshirt, hoodie, light pants, airy cotton pants, 1 pair of jeans
- Bikinis, swimsuit, sun hat, sunglasses
- Sarongs (or buy there)
- 2 white tops (that cover the shoulders) or light cotton blouses or t-shirts that are long enough that you can fit a belt around – these are for our temple excursions and ceremonies
- A scarf that covers your shoulders
- Small carry around umbrella
- Insect repellent, sunscreen (biodegradable please)
- Daypack, cloth bag for shopping
- WATER BOTTLE to refill, NOT out of plastic
- Camera, Torch
- Note Book for the teacher training theory, Travel diary or Yoga Journal
- 2 copies of your passport
- Extra phone for local calls, direct telephone for international calls
- international driving license (in case, you want to drive around after or before the training but it is better to hire a driver, they are very cheap and cheerful)
What about money? Do I need to bring cash?
Yes, we recommend to bring some cash in your currency (USD, Euro, AUD etc). You can change currency at the local money changers. We suggest avoiding currency exchanges at the airport as they are expensive.
If you need money for the taxi when you land, change €20 which is around Rp. 300,000 and enough for a taxi. However, please remember to pre-arrange a driver as a taxi would be too expensive.
Please only go into money changers that are air-conditioned, bright and behind glass doors; not into some dodgy dark money changers in a side street. Always calculate yourself or take the calculator and type it in. Some calculators “calculate wrong”.
Please check with your bank that your ATM card is valid internationally and ideally take a second card as well as a credit card.
Can I bring my family, my partner or my children?
Yes! We are happy to suggest alternative activities/accommodation for your family and might be able to arrange discounts.