Bali lies just south of the equator and basks in a tropical climate. It is not subject to monsoons but divided into the wet and dry seasons. The dry season is from April to September and is generally sunny and the most popular time to visit. There will of course be rainy periods at any time.
The wet season is from October to March and the climate is more humid. There may be daily tropical rains which pass quickly yet can be quite pleasant although sometimes there can be localised flooding of streets.
The temperature stays around 30 degrees Centigrade or 85 degrees Fahrenheit all year round.
Generally the coastal areas are warmer and many people enjoy the cooler conditions inland, at Ubud and towards the mountains. As you travel inland the altitude increases and you may need a light jacket if you visit mountain villages such as Kintamani.
The northern slopes of Guning Batur are usually wet and misty yet only a few kilometres to the east the coast will be dry and sunny.
The Balinese love open sided architecture to make the most of the cool evening breezes and therefore buildings are often not air-conditioned.
Bali has a fragile nature and culture. We seek your help to protect it.
On your tours we ask you not to collect coral or shells or purchase items made from them.
If you feel a product may be made from an endangered species, please do not encourage the problem by buying the item.
You may be approached to give money or gifts to apparently destitute children. Do not encourage them with gifts as it creates a potentially damaging expectation in the children, which will disadvantage their future lives. There are many legitimate charities that you can donate to if you wish.
Balinese are generally modest in their dress and believe that the most basic sign of respect to another is correct attire.
While shorts and singlets are generally acceptable while shopping or just walking, long trousers for men and dresses for women are strongly suggested when visiting friends, calling on government offices, or attending places of worship.
Specific rules apply whenever visiting a Balinese temple (Pura) and women may be asked to wear a sarong and the men to wear long trousers.
A comfortable pair of shoes for walking is highly recommended, however the custom of removing shoes when entering a building often makes scuffs an attractive alternative.
Please do not smoke in our air-conditioned vehicles.
Tap water is generally not drinkable in Indonesia. Bottled drinks including a wide range of bottled mineral water are readily available.