BALI LOGISTICS AND TRAVEL INFORMATION
VISA AND PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS
US citizens will only need a passport for entry into Bali if staying under 30 days. You must ensure passport is valid for 6 months beyond your date of arrival and you must have 2 blank pages in your passport. If you plan to stay for over 30 days you can do a Visa on Arrival and then extend it for another 30 days.
Please make a copy or take a photo of your passport and email it to yourself so you have one on file.
Fly into Denpasar Airport (DPS). We recommend arriving by morning or mid-day on the start of the retreat as we will start that evening. We will finish on the last day by the early afternoon. Please make sure to send us your full travel itinerary. We are happy to help you set up transportation to and from the retreat center!
Before landing in Bali, your flight attendant will give you two forms to be filled out – an immigration form and a customs form. Be sure to fill them out completely and sign them before landing. When you exit the plane, follow the signs to immigration. Be prepared to show your passport and your immigration form. Your passport will be stamped and the clerk will give you permission to proceed to baggage claim. Once you have your baggage, proceed to customs and hand in your customs form to the official. Our driver will be waiting for you after customs!
If you arrive days earlier or stay after the retreat, there are plenty of boutique hotels and AirBnBs to stay at in Bali. We are always here to help guide you with options.
IN CASE OF TROUBLE ON DAY OF TRAVEL
Should you have flight delays or other trouble on the day of travel, contact our retreat leader Kori Zornes, as soon as possible.
Contact Number: Kori Zornes (702) 321-6769
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PACKING YOUR BAGS
We highly suggest you pack light and avoid bringing excess luggage. When choosing what clothes to pack, keep in mind that nylon or quick drying fabrics work very well. Keep valuables to an absolute minimum. Revamp Retreats is not responsible for any lost or stolen items including important paperwork such as passports. Think less is more! Some more packing tips below:
1. We recommend a sturdy bag that’s easy to push, pull or carry. Rolling clothes instead of folding can wonders in saving space as well.
2. Bring your daypack with you as your flight carry on. Keep your valuables in your daypack - example: passport, money, ticket, journal, etc. We recommend you pack one set of clothes in it should your suitcase get lost.
• 6 yoga outfits for Hot/Warm outside yoga (we suggest nylon or quick dry)
• 1-2 pairs of light/casual pants
• 1 white outfit for ceremony
• 1 long sleeved shirt – for layering
• 1 sweater or warm pull over for the plane
• Light/thin Rain jacket
• Hiking shoes, flip flops and casual day shoes (we will have the opportunity to hike Mt Batur!)
• 1-2 pairs of pajamas
• 1-2 bathing suits
• Casual day wear
• 1 day pack (a small backpack you can carry with you on our treks)
• Power plug adapter, Bali uses a standard 2 pin adapter (we also like these universal ones)
• Headphones, phone charger
• Insect repellent
• Toiletries (sunblock, toothpaste, toothbrush, tongue scraper, flossers, face wash, nail clippers, contact lens solution, hair ties, etc. Think travel size and if possible biodegradable please! The hotel will also have toiletries)
• Writing journal, a good book and pens
• Eye mask, ear plugs
• Hat/baseball cap
• Re-useable Water bottle
• Any medications or supplements needed
• Yoga mat is optional, definitely not necessary – the resort has all props!
Above all, keep it light. Make it part of your yoga practice and be a minimalist in your packing please!
Your health and well-being is extremely important to us and hopefully to you, too! To stay healthy with all the travel, switching time zones, etc., it’s important to keep your immune system and your belly happy. Here are a few tips:
Probiotics (to regulate your immune system)
Activated Charcoal (if you get a stomach bug or need a quick, effective detox)
Magnesium (to sleep and relax)
Elderberry or Vitamin C (to boost immunity)
If you have food sensitivities, low blood sugar or love to snack, bring some healthy snacks with you! Nuts, jerky, dried fruit, energy bars, rice cakes, etc. - get creative!
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Revamp Retreats does not cover theft, loss, or damage of the personal property and equipment of trip participants. We suggest you confirm with your insurance carrier that they would cover the costs if your items were stolen, lost, or damaged while on your trip. You can also purchase travel insurance at Insure My Trip.
MONEY & TIPPING (GRATUITIES)
You will want to bring a small amount of money for personal items, snacks, tipping and souvenirs. You may want to exchange cash at the airport or pull money out of an ATM located in the airport. The currency of Bali is the Rupiah and the exchange is about 14,111 Rupiah to $1 US dollars.
Make sure you look up exchange rates during your stay and also check fees for Exchange Centers and ATMs.
Tipping is not mandatory in the Balinese culture, but a 10% tip at restaurants is appreciated. Also, it is standard to tip $5-$10 for a tour guide or driver.
EXCURSIONS AND MASSAGES
There will be opportunities to partake in excursions and massages during your retreat. There will also be free time to explore!
LOCATION AND TIME ZONE IN BALI
Bali is an Indonesian Island located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands. The time is 15 hours ahead of PST and 12 hours ahead of EST.
As it would be traveling to any foreign country, one must remember to be safe and respectful of others customs and situations. If this is your first experience traveling abroad, please be aware in public places, and keep a close watch on your belongings. You really won’t want to bring any unnecessary valuables. Leave at home all that isn’t essential.
Make sure you are up to date on routine vaccines. These vaccines may include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, tetanus diphtheria, hepatitis A, and Typhoid. Since we are not in a rural area, other vaccines are not required. Vaccines should be a personal decision or talk to your health care provider.
Bali also has hospitals with international standards.
Water will be available on property in each room and in the yoga shala. Please feel free to bring your own water bottle to refill.
INTERNET / TELEPHONE SERVICE
The retreat center does have wifi, but we highly encourage you to disconnect when possible! Also, feel free to get any international plans if you would like to have calling/texting during your trip.
The average temperature in Bali during this time is about 73 to 81 degrees F. There is always a chance of rainfall in the jungle!
Mosquitos are the most prominent critters on the island, but there are also other bugs. Please keep your eyes open, but remember that most of the insects are harmless. Be sure to pack bug spray (natural or deet). There are also great natural salves for bug bites that can help with itching (also essential oils can help!)
We believe in eating delicious local and healthy meals on our retreats. Participants will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of local food. If there are any dietary restrictions please let us know so we can inform the retreat center.
LAST, BUT NOT LEAST… HERE ARE SOME WAYS TO BE A CONSCIOUS TRAVELER:
Go with the flow: When traveling abroad things might not always go your way. Flights may be delayed, luggage lost, languages misunderstood. It is all part of the adventure, try your best to be okay with whatever comes up and embrace it as part of the journey. Practice patience and find humor in unexpected situations.
Respect the culture: Do some research to where you are going before you arrive. Respect the locals and their way of life (ALSO respect the animals and wildlife). It is also great to learn a few words before arriving: please, thank you, hello. It will be greatly appreciated by the locals.
Keep an open mind: There is so much to learn from others who live differently and do things differently than we do. Take the time to try new things and enjoy the local food and customs. Slow down, relax, and take it all in.
Have fun: This trip is for YOU… to relax and unwind, to dive in deep, to get to know yourself better, and to connect with others. Notice what comes up for you during the retreat. It may feel emotional, exciting, difficult… whatever comes up, embrace it. The schedule will be full of activities but also know when you need to take time alone to reflect, read, nap, or just do nothing. We are here for you on this journey and our mission is to spark passion and inspiration for your path and life purpose. Let us know how we can support you.
We hope this fully prepares you for an exciting trip to come!
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