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FERRY BOAT TRANSPORT

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To cross the strait of Bali 5 miles which is only 30 minutes by ferry boat transport one has to drop at Ketapang port, near Banyuwangi city on the eastern tip of Java island. The ferry cross the strait only 30 minutes to reach Gilimanuk port at the western top of Bali islan. During normal season the sea of Bali strait is very calm, but it can be very harsh during rainy seasons of November to February each year. Since the season is not regular anymore it must be checked for updated information on the season. During rainy season the current and waves are very strong and can endanger the boats. There are so many ferry boat the serve the transport between Ketapang and Gilimanuk ports, almost every 5 minutes there are departure and arrival at each port.

The crossing of Lombok strait 38 miles is much more longer then between Java and Bali, here is from Padangbai port in Bali and Lembar harbor on west Lombok. Only the distance from these 2 ports are very long, the boat need around 6 hours to cross the strait during normal seaons, and can be more during rainy season and if the weather is not good. The same as in Gilimanuk here the number of ferry boat and instensity of the departure and arrival is very tight as the only transport facilities on the sea from Nusa Tenggara to West Indonesia. Ferry boat as small sea transport can also bring cars and trucks with loading, as the trade between Nusa Tenggara and West Indonesia transpoted mostly by land or trucking.

Below are ticket prices for passengers one way:
Ketapang - Gilimanuk public area simple seat Rp 8.000/adult, Rp 6.000/child 4 - 12 years
Padangbai - Lembar Rp 45.000/adult, Rp 30.000/child 4 - 12 years.
Motor bike Ketapang - Gilimanuk Rp 25.000, Padangbai - Lembar Rp 65.000

Sea Transport

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Rambitan village is a traditional Sasak village where architecture, pattern of living, and the materials used for construction are typical. One who want to see  Sasak culture is good to see this village closely to have a rather complete  insight on their life. There are many Sasak village have changed their original setting of their village due to the modernization. The name Kuta in Lombok is just by coincidence with Kuta in Bali, but the two place is incomparable for anything. Kuta Lombok is famous for it's clear water and white sandy beach. On the beach of Kuta around February or Marcfh is organized a tribal event called "Putri Nyale" where people collecting Nyale a kind of sea woms. If the number of collection is big they said it is the sign of good harvest, and so does the contrary. After collecting the sea worms the boys will take their boat or canoe run after another while shouting noisily.

POPULAR TOURS

Among various tour packages and tour options in Bali there are some tours which can be said always on the publications and interest a large part of travellers to Bali. Kintamani mountain tour sits at the first number as the most popular sightseeing tour, second is Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot tour, third is Uluwatu temple tour. Harga