Traveling in Bali can be living your own dream. Many people are dreaming on it and would like to do anything to visit the islands of the gods. But as life is happening to all of us, we have been trying and working so hard to live that dream by saving money from our own salary or getting a double jobs before.
Don’t let your guard down! Even though you are finally made it and have been in Bali for couple of days, I believe that you will still HAVE TO control your own money to spend. Pleasures are need money and you won’t end up broke no matter how beautiful the islands of Bali are.
Therefore, I’d like to show you some of the useful information that you can use as the tips so you won’t really end up broke while you are traveling in Bali.
Beware of the car rental driver or the guide!
I don’t intend to say that you should never rent a car without local driver neither do I want to say not to hire the local guide services at all. It all will be your decision. But there may some things you have not been known about how both professions are possible to make you spend a lot of money and starting your own financial downfall.
While you are on your way to the destination, both the guide and car driver have been cooperating with tourism-related businesses that have been existed in Bali for years. The road lanes the drivers or a guide taking won’t only be the main lanes to the destinations, but also almost the whole roads, many business managers have been knowing their names.
If you will be recommended to eat at certain restaurant out of your travel package itineraries or offering you to buy souvenirs in certain shops, there is a possibility that you are going to pay more for that.
Both the guide and drivers are possible to marking up the price to the point where they are thinking that it is still normal for the foods, souvenirs, etc. The driver himself is powerless when there will be a guide because a guide is the main chief for the travellers especially when they are on roads.
Many guides and drivers are also cooperating in getting commission without marking up the price of the items. So, it is just about your luck whether or not you are eating in a restaurant that is possible for the guide to marks up the price or simply just want to take the commission.
Renting your own car without asking for a help to the accommodation management to save more money
If you think that paying a bit more for the car rental is not an issue for you, then feel free to ask the hotel or villa or your accommodation employee and management.
It is because there is a big chance that they have been cooperating with the car rental operators as well and can freely up the price or taking out the commission.
For a day renting, the cheaper car you can get is a Rp. 250,000,- without a driver. If you think that asking the accommodation management to rent a car for you and pay for around Rp. 350,000,- is not a problem at all. Then feel free to do it. But if not, it is seriously that I want to tell you to use Google and find the car rental operators.
Many of them will delivering the car up to the front of your villa’s door if you want and they are trustworthy. The interesting thing is that, you are possible to get the normal range of prices for renting the transport.