For non-diver, decide to stay in Tulamben on holiday is a tough call and this is normal. Due to most visitors who visit Tulamben is for Bali snorkeling or scuba diving. However, the main reason of traveling is not following on what other say and do. Travelling is all about to fulfill your curiosity. Furthermore, as Bali attractions, Tulamben Karangasem Bali is a quiet place, less crowd and a diver central. Also, Tulamben well-known as one of scuba diver paradise that available in Bali. Therefore, most of the travelers who visited Tulamben is a scuba diver. However, if you are a non-scuba diver and want to visit Tulamben Karangasem, you must have a curiosity about things to expect when visiting Tulamben Bali. On this page, you will get the information on best things to do in Tulamben for a non-diver.
While Tulamben Bali is a small village in the north-east of Bali island and part of Karangasem regency, therefore, if you want to go straight to Tulamben Bali when you arrive at Ngurah Rai International airport, it will take 4 hours drive with 133-kilometer distance. To make it easier for you to get the location of Tulamben Karangasem, please use below map!
How To Get There
The best transportation that you can get in Bali from Ngurah Rai International Airport to Tulamben is using a car hire services with a driver. Also, to get car rental with a driver in Bali that includes fuel on the price is an easy thing to do.
When you arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport, after the immigration process done and you have found your luggage, then you will be heading to the arrival public area of Ngurah Rai International Airport. On this section, you will see many people offer you a car hire + driver + fuel. However, if you want to plan ahead and knowing the average price for transport in Bali, you can book through the internet.
So how much is the cost to book a car hire + driver + fuel, from Bali airport to Tulamben Karangasem? The price for a car rental + driver + fuel from Bali airport to Tulamben Karangasem, depend on how many passengers. For six seater car the price from IDR 600.000 – IDR 800.000 for one six-seater car. Six seater car can accommodate up to 4 passengers and the rest of the space used for your luggage.
However, if you have nine passengers, then you need to use Isuzu ELF (Microbus). While Isuzu ELF can accommodate up to 14 passengers, but you need to spare some seat for luggage. For Isuzu ELF (Microbus) with driver and include fuel, the price from IDR 900.000 – IDR 1.000.000. All the prices for car hire above, if you book in advance through online car rental services in Bali that you can get through Googling.
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Where To Stay & Place To Eat
Find a place to stay in Tulamben Bali also quite easy, and is recommended for you to book a hotel, villa or bungalow in Tulamben in advance. You can book in advance though many hotel booking sites such as booking.com or agoda.com. While WiFi is available at most hotels, however, do not expect high internet speed like at your home, download speed average at 3 Mbps and upload speed average around 1 Mbps.
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Finding a place to eat in Tulamben Karangasem is not hard, there are several decent warungs (traditional place to eat) even though with less option to choose. Also, most of the restaurant located inside the resort and the most popular restaurant in Tulamben is Safety Stop R&B.
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List Things To Do In Tulamben For A Non-Diver
So the questions now, is there any things to do in Tulamben for a non-diver? Since for non-divers, there are nothings special that you can do at Tulamben. If you want to walk around the Tulamben area, most of the road has a long windy road, and there are no much things to see. What you can do is to have a relax and quiet vacation at the resort while swimming at the pool and drink some beer at the restaurant.
However, you can use Tulamben as your base, to explore the beauty of East Bali. To get around you will need a vehicle and the most recommended one is to use a motorbike. To get a scooter rental at Tulamben area is quite easy. At the central village, there are many places to get a bike rental and its cost only IDR 75.000 / 24 hours.
Please note, when you ride a scooter in Bali please remember to wear a helmet and recommended to have an International driving license. For International driving license, you need to apply and get it in your home country. Also, you should follow the road traffic sign. These way, you will not get a ticket from the Indonesian police.
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Below is the list of place that located close from Tulamben and worth to visit as things to do in Tulamben for a non-diver.
1. Tulamben Tree House
At Tulamben area, there is a tree house well known as “Rumah Pohon Tulamben” which opened in 2015. Tulamben tree house becomes famous, due to the visitor can take high angle photos from the tree house which create a unique perspective.
From Matahari, Tulamben Resort to get the location of Tulamben tree house will take 13 minutes drive with 7 kilometers drive.
Address: Tulamben, Kubu, Karangasem Regency.
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Opening Hours: 07:00 – 18:00.
Entrance Fee, IDR 10,000 / person.
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/UTuQeSfvK6T2
2. Tirta Gangga Water Palace
Tirta Gangga is one of the best Bali Kingdom era water palaces, previously owns by Karangasem King. Now the water palace manages by Karangasem government. When you visited Tirta Gangga water palace, there is three main interests point that you will see, which is a beautiful garden, Balinese sculpture, and water ponds.
From Matahari, Tulamben Resort you will need 35 minutes drive with 21-kilometers distance to get the location of Tirta Gangga water palace.
Address: Jl. Raya Tirta Gangga Ababi, Abang, Karangasem Regency.
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Opening Hours For Ticket: 07:00 – 18:00.
Entrance Fee, IDR 10,000 / person.
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/1YjBxKXQq9E2
3. Virgin Beach Perasi Karangasem
If you love to visit one of the best hidden white sand beaches in the east of Bali, you should visit Virgin Beach Perasi Karangasem. From Tulamben area, you will need 1-hour drive to get the location of Virgin Beach Perasi Karangasem.
Address: Jalan Raya Bugbug, Sengkidu, Karangasem.
Find Out More Details: Virgin Beach Perasi Karangasem.
Entrance Fee, IDR 10,000 / person.
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/fBM6Z1omAfw
Finally, that’s all guys regarding the list of things to do in Tulamben for a non-diver. If you have any question or suggestion regarding things to do in Tulamben for a non-diver, please leave your question and suggestion in the comment form below!
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