[30th June – 4th July 2019]
This 7 day tour is to the island of Bali in Indonesia which is famous for its beaches and party lifestyle. However, it is also a great place for birds and there are a number of sites around the island where birding can be very rewarding. Much of the western part of the island (Bali Barat) has been given over to the large West Bali National Park which covers most of the islands mountains and hills. Here there are active conservation programmes in place. The rare and striking Bali Starling, once on the brink of extinction, is gradually making a comeback with about 70 birds now in the park. The Javan Banded Pitta and Black-winged Starling can also be found here. Most of the park is fairly dense primary forest but many birds can be seen on the coast near the park headquarters.
Bali is a great stopover point when exploring different parts of Indonesia or when en route to Europe or South East Asia.
We use comfortable western style hotels throughout this tour. Bali is famous for its distinctive style of cooking and there are lots of opportunities to sample Balinese dishes on this tour.
This is an easy tour and can be undertaken by most people. The journey across the island is surprisingly long but can be broken by stops to stretch legs along the way.
- 6 nights accommodation
- Meals as per itinerary
- Transfers once tour has started
- Guide services of the tour leader
- Entry & site fees
- Travel insurance and other emergencies
- Visa fees and entry clearing fees
- Flights (International)
- Drinks & snacks
- Items of a personal nature
Day 1 - Arrive in Bali
Arrive in Bali and transfer to hotel. What can be done depends on the arrival time.
Day 2 - Denpasar birding
Bird the area around Denpasar. The waste water plant is quite a good venue.
Day 3 - West Bali National Park
Travel to the west of the island, check into your hotel and spend the afternoon birding the West Bali National Park.
Day 4 & 5 - Birding the Bali National Park
Birding the Bali National Park. This park is home to a number of rare bird species including the Bali Starling.
Day 6 - Morning birding & Denpasar
Morning around the western side of the island and then head back towards Denpasar and overnight.
Day 7 - Take onward flights
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.