Chasing the dolphins in Lovina Beach

What are you going to do in Bali? Well, most people come to Bali to enjoy the beautiful beaches, the magnificent sunrise and sunsets, visit great temples, or come to surf. Bali has been quite famous for those things. But, actually, there is one more thing we can enjoy in Bali, although not many have talked about it. Dolphins! Yes, chasing dolphins. Of course it doesn’t mean we will chase and catch dolphins. We are going to watch them swims, and if it is possible, we can swim together with them along their path.

Where can we chase the dolphins?

Have you ever heard Lovina beach? It is a beautiful beach in the northern part of Bali. You can check your map now. If you are now in Denpasar, it will take about three hours to get to Lovina. You can use public transportation or rent a car. Just go to Ubung bus station, and find a bus to take you to Lovina.

As we are going to see the dolphins, then we should stay one night. There are so many lodging houses that cheap enough to stay. The dolphins’ show itself is at 6.00 a.m. Usually, we can book the boat we are going to use to chase the dolphins right from the inn we are staying in. The price is quite fair, not more than Rp. 100,000,00.

The dolphins chasing

At around 5.30, we will be picked up at the inn. If we are lucky enough then there will be a guide or someone who voluntarily guide us to the boat and explain a little about what we are going to do. The boat we use is called ‘Jukung’. When everybody’s ready, then the chasing will begin and the Jukung will take us closer to those lovely dolphins.

There are more than 10 Jukungs for the tourists to enjoy watching dolphins. To be able to see the dolphins, we need a little luck. As the weather can be the problem. There is no guarantee that we will be lucky enough to see them.

This ‘dolphins chasing’ will take about an hour before the boat back to the shore. But it is really great. So, if you want to say hi to the dolphins, come and visit Lovina beach, Bali.

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Hotels Near Bromo

imageWant to visit Bromo mountain? Bromo, an active volcano in East Java, Indonesia, is part of a pristine nature reserve known for its scenic beauty. Visitors can ride a horse across the Tengger Sand Sea, take a jeep tour or hike to the volcano, then ascend a concrete stairway to the rim of its caldera. A handful of hotels and resorts welcomes tourists in the vicinity of Mt. Bromo; the city of Malang, about 30 miles from the volcano, offers additional lodging options.

Bromo Cottages Hotel

Bromo Cottages Hotel ( occupies a five-acre property in one of the closest villages to Mt. Bromo. The hotel offers 80 guest rooms, three suites and 20 cottages, all with mountain views. A wide range of guest services includes currency exchange, car rental, room service and an on-call doctor. Traditional Indonesian massages are available in your room. The on-site restaurant serves European, Chinese and local cuisine, and a bar is at the hotel; a daily breakfast is included with the room rates.

Java Banana

Java Banana ( is a mountain lodge, fine art gallery and gourmet cafe at Wonotoro, where the views of Mt. Bromo are unmatched, at sunrise and sunset, in particular. Accommodations consist of a group lodge with a kitchenette for up to nine guests and guest rooms or suites with one or two bedrooms in the main lodge. The suites features a fireplace, one or two balconies, a dining area and living room. Every unit has an LCD-screen cable television and is decorated with panoramic photographs of Mt. Bromo. Mountain bike rentals are available through Java Banana, as are biking tours, sunrise tours, rain forest and volcano tours. You can also arrange airport transfers through the property.

Inna Tretes

Inna Tretes ( is a 70-room hotel that is conveniently located for visiting Mt. Bromo, as well as other local attractions such as the Jawi Temple, an ornate Buddhist funeral temple built in the 13th century. Guests can choose from 34 standard rooms, 34 deluxe rooms and two suites, all of which have contemporary decor and furnishings accented with brightly patterned textiles. Amenities include wireless Internet access and a mini-fridge stocked with complimentary bottled water. Room rates include a buffet breakfast, and room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel features two outdoor swimming pools, a jogging track and a tennis court. The hotel also has a playground for children.

Royal Orchids Garden

Royal Orchids Garden ( is located at a temperate 1,950 feet above sea level just outside Batu, a city surrounded by the Bromo, Panderman, Banyak and Arjuna mountains. The hotel takes its architectural inspiration from the colonial era, and the grounds feature manicured gardens, a heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts and an orchid shop. Children can also find a playground and a miniature zoo. Dining options include two restaurants and a casual pub and grill. A total of 113 guest rooms and suites, and 19 condominiums are also available. The rooms feature satellite televisions, tea- and coffee- making facilities and mountain or garden views. The presidential suite comes with fruit and snack baskets, a flower bouquet and wine or champagne. source: Travel Tips, USA Today

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Bali Travel Agents List

Are you going to visit Bali? I guess that now you are looking for the accommodation, looking for the best hotel to stay in Bali that best suited with your budget. Besides the hotel to stay, you also need the best travel agent. So you are not only going around without special purpose or destination. Although you are going on your vacation, it doesn’t mean that you do not need to set everything up, right? So, here is Bali travel agents list you can contact before finally spend your precious time here.

This list is completed with the address and phone number you can call. If you want to make a call from your country, you may first read Cell Phone Service in Indonesia and also Indonesia Phone Code.

Maybe they are not the best travel agency, but you can be sure that they will do their best to help you by offering various holiday packages, finding the best hotel in Bali, and taking you to the very best places to visit in Bali. Hope you can enjoy your holiday then…

Here is the Bali travel agents list:

1. PT Bali Discovery Tours
Office: Jl By Pass Ngurah Rai 27 Kompl Pert Sanur Raya Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 286283

2. PT Bali Butrim
Office: Jl Poppies II Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 765946

3. PT Alam Pesona Indonesia
Office: Kompl Sudirman Agung Bl B/6 Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 243243

4. Bali Ekspres
Office: Hotel Bualu Nusa Dua Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 776498

5. PT Ambhara Dhiptya
Office: Jl Raya Kuta 88-R Ged Ambhara Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 753778

6. PT Adinda Putri Wahana Sejati
Office: Jl D Tempe 21-A Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 727349

7. Bali Happy Tour
Office: Jl Poppies I 31 Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 757176

8. Arwana Tour
Office: Jl Raya Puputan 16 Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 245387

9. Bali Go
Office: Jl Jend Gatot Subroto Brt 103-D Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 430739

10. PT Asian Trails Indonesia
Office: Jl By Pass Ngurah Rai 260 Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 285771

11. PT Avansa Bali Tour & Travel
Office: Jl Nara Kusuma 25 Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 233101

12. Travel Agung
Office: Jl Benesari Kompl Losmen Cempaka I Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 758120

13. Bali Bound Holiday
Office: Jl Padma 17 Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 762468

14. Bali Ekspres
Office: Hotel Bualu Nusa Dua Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 776498

15. PT Bali Cahaya Tours & Travel
Office: Jl Raya Kediri 101-X Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 766278

16. PT Asia Koleksi
Office: Jl By Pass Ngurah Rai 9-C-D Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 764366

17. Bali Daksina Wisata Tour
Office: Jl HOS Cokroaminoto 145 Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 427594

18. Bali Hero
Office: Jl Padma Puspasari Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 752016

19. PT Adya Wisata
Office: Jl Buni Sari 26 Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 755691

20. Arema
Office: Jl Raya Kuta 115 Denpasar
Phone: 0361 – 752940

sumber: Aku Punya

further reading: 10 Beautiful Places To Visit in West Nusa Tenggara

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Get Flight Tickets Discount!

Do you need a cheap ticket to travel to Indonesia? It is the Indonesia Travel and Holiday Fair 2012 that is going to held on June 1 to 3, 2012. The fair is held in Mall of Indonesia, Kelapa Gading, Jakarta.

This Travel and Holiday Fair is held by Many domestic and international airlines are taking part in the fair.

This 2012 Indonesia Travel and Holiday Fair is the ninth fair. You can get discounts and special price for many tourism packages that apply for order and payment during the fair.

There are more than 60 companies taking part in this fair. Some of them are travel agents, hotels, airlines, holiday packages offers, and many more. Three main Indonesian airlines are involved, Air Asia, Citilink, and Sriwijaya Air.

Air Asia will give you 20% discount for all routes for the visitors. It brings you Air Asia Free e-gift voucher up to Rp. 200.000,00. While Citilink will give you promotional tariff starts from Rp. 99.000,00 to all routes. Sriwijaya Air comes with Jakarta-Denpasar ticket starts from Rp. 302.500,00

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A Full List of Indonesia Area Code

Here is a list of Indonesia area code:
(Need information about Indonesia Phone Code and how to make a call to Indonesia?)

21    Jakarta (including Bekasi, Cibinong, Tangerang)
22    Bandung, Majalaya
229  Cimahi, Lembang
231  Cirebon
232  Kuningan
233  Majalengka
234  Indramayu
24    Semarang
249  Ungaran
251  Bogor, Gadog, Cisarua
252  Rangkasbitung
254  Cilegon, Serang
255  Cipanas, Sindanglaya
260  Subang
261  Sumedang
262  Garut
263  Cianjur
264  Cikampek (changed from 2649?)
264  Purwakarta
265  Banjar (changed from 3659?)
265  Ciamis, Pangandaran, Tasikmalaya
266  Palabuhanratu, Sukabumi
265  Singaparna (changed from 2669?)
267  Karawang (Krawang)
271  Solo (Surakarta), Sragen
272  Klaten
273  Wonogiri
274  Sleman, Wates, Wonosari, Yogyakarta
275  Purworejo
280  Sidareja
281  Purbalingga (changed from 284?), Purwokerto
282  Cilacap
283  Slawi, Tegal
284  Pemalang
285  Pekalongan
286  Banjarnegara, Wonosobo
287  Kebumen
291  Kudus
293  Magelang, Temanggung
294  Kendal
295  Pati
296  Blora
298  Salatiga
31    Bangkalan, Kamal (changed from 323?)
31    Gresik, Sidoarjo (changed from 319?)
31    Surabaya
321  Jombang, Mojokerto
322  Lamongan
323  [Bangkalan, Kamal - see 31]
324  Pamekasan
328  Sumenep
331  Jember
332  Bondowoso
333  Banyuwangi
334  Lumajang
335  Probolinggo
338  Situbondo
341  Batu, Malang
342  Blitar
343  Pasuruan, Prigen
351  Madiun
352  Ponorogo
353  Bojonegoro
354  Kediri
355  Tulung Agung
356  Tuban
361  Denpasar (Bali), Gianyar, Nusa Dua, Tabanan
361  Sanur, Ubud
362  Seririt, Singaraja
363  Buitan Village, District of Manggis
366  Bangli, Klungkung
370  Mataram (changed from 364?)
371  Sumbawa Besar
373  Dompu
374  Bima
376  Selong
380  Kupang (changed from 391?)
390  [former access to Dili, East Timor - now +670]
401  Kendari
411  Ujung Pandang
413  Bulukumba
418  Takalar
419  Jeneponto
421  Pare-Pare, Sidrap
423  Makale, Rantepao, Tana Toraja
426  Mamuju
430  Amurang
431  Manado
432  Satal
435  Gorontalo
438  Bitung
443  Marisa
450  Parigi
451  Palu
452  Poso
453  Toli-toli
461  Luwuk (and also Sulteng?)
481  Bone, Watampone
482  Sinjai
484  Soppeng
511  Banjarbaru (changed from 5119?)
511  Banjarmasin
532  Pangkalanbun
534  Ketapang
536  Palangkaraya (not 514)
541  Samarinda, Tenggarong
542  Balikpapan (Balik Papan, alternate spelling)
548  Bontang
549  Kutai, Sangatta (Sangata, alternate spelling)
551  Tarakan
553  Malinau
554  Berau
556  Nunukan
561  Pontianak
61    Kuala, Lubukpakam, Medan, Stabat
619  Belawan, Binjai
620  Pangkalan Brandan
621  Plaihari, Tebingtinggi (Deli)
622  Kota Baru (Kotabaru), Pematangsiantar, Tanjunggading
623  Kisaran, Tanjung Balai Asahan
624  Aekanopan, Kota Pinang, Rantauprapat
625  Parapat (Prapat, alternate spelling)
626  Pangururan
628  Kabanjahe
629  Kotacane
631  Sibolga
632  Balige
633  Tarutung (one source claimed this was 638)
639  Gunung Sitoli, Nias
641  Kuala Simpang, Langsa
642  Blangkajeren
643  Takengon
644  Bireun
645  Lhokseumawe (Lhok Seumawe), Lhoksukon (Lhok Sukon)
646  Idi
651  Banda Aceh, Kota Jantho
652  Sabang
653  Sigli
656  Tapak Tuan
711  Palembang
713  Prabumulih
717  Pangkalpinang (Pangkal Pinang), Sungailiat
721  Bandarlampung (Bandar Lampung), Kedaton, Tanjungkarang
724  Kotabumi
725  Metro
727  Kalianda
731  Lahat
732  Curup
734  Tanjung Enim
735  Baturaja
736  Bengkulu
737  Argamakmur
741  Jambi
751  Padang
752  Bukittinggi, Lubukbasung
753  Luubuksikaping
754  Sijunjun, Sungaidareh
755  Alahan Panjang, Muara Labuh, Solok
757  Balai Selasa
758  Padang Panjang
759  Payakumbuh
760  Teluk Kuantan
761  Pekanbaru
762  Bangkinang
764  Siak Sri Indrapura
765  Dumai
769  Airmolek
771  Tanjungpinang
777  Tanjungbalai (Karimun)
778  Batam, Sekupang
811  cellular mobile (GSM, Telkomsel)
816  cellular mobile (AMPS, Satelindo, serving Java and Madura)
818  cellular mobile (GSM, Excelcomindo, serving Java and Bali)
82   cellular mobile (Komselindo STKB-C, Jakarta-Bandung region;6 digit numbers)
828  cellular mobile (NMT, Mobisel/Orbit)
901  Timika, Irian Jaya (see also Tembagapura 979)
910  Bandanaire, Neira
911  Aeknabara, Ambon
917  Dobo
921  Ternate
951  Sorong
956  Fak-Fak
957  Kaimana
961  (Biak? changed to 981?)
962  Manokwari
963  Serui
967  Jayapura
969  Wamena
971  Merauke
979  Tembagapura (Irian Jaya - see also 901)
981  Biak (changed from 961?)
984  Nabire
99   [see 21 - some sources list this code for Bekasi, Cibinong, and Tangerang; however, this appears to have changed]


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