Bali Essential is a local travel agent based in Bali. It is created to provide you an alternative and personal services in trip vacation on the spot through tailor-made trip package in order to explore the Island of Bali off the beaten tracks and away from the hassle and hectic pace of mass tourism. This trip package is intended for you who have got bored to travel in a conventional way and wish to discover more closely the country you visit. Instead of offering you a stay in one single hotel and tours in groups, our trip package enables you to enjoy your vacation more privately at your own pace. You can go at your convenient time with your private guide in your private car. You can stay in the hotels of your type at a price that suit your budget. This is a trip vacation that takes you into a real and total custom experiences of discovery and exploration of this magic island.
What is more, this trip enables you to go through different stopovers, stay in small charming hotels, and escape from the bustling tourist places into the remote countrysides and small villages. Here you will discover the country's real life and meet the local people. This journey will be even more enjoyable when accompanied by a charming communicative tour guide who is ready every time you need him.
In the late of 1988, just after our study, we started entering the workforce in tourism by working as independent tour guide in a local travel agent in Bali to escort English and French speaking visitors. Over more than 10 years we had devoted our time to take care of the “classic tourists” being on sedentary vacation in big five star hotels. From time to time we have been preoccupied by the routines that we found as typical mass tourism ― picking up the guests in the morning in several big hotels and join them with other group in a big bus (seat in coach) for a day excursion along the roads and places crammed with tourist crowds.
These routines have gradually made us aware that the visitors were not actually offered with adequate options to discover and explore more deeply the country they visited. All of the tour operators overseas and the receptive travel agents on the spot did not take account of the visitors' expectations : “ what do they expect from their vacations ? ” This question seems to have not been answered properly. Everything was designed and imposed to the tourists mainly to enjoy the infrastructures, go to the tourist traps and see as they are, that's all. No effort was attempted to allow the visitors make their dream to come true while on vacation. This state of affairs left a problem at last. Quite a number of visitors left the island with disappointment gripping that "Bali is in danger by mass tourism ..., it is not as we have heard, it is up for sale indeed ! " . Oddly enough, they did not finish up to that point, they spread out this issue in some social Medias.
Looking at what these people had done during their vacations on the spot, we understood what they were complaining about. It is just a simple fact that what they did was not really what they expected to do. Consciously or not they had missed out or had been turned away from the amazing treasures and the exceptional cultural heritages of the Island. Learning from this problem, we have decided to dig up “something unusual” that could probably be offered to ‘future visitors’.
Being aware of the limited offers of the traveling modes available to the travelers, we have decided to create our own travel organization. We would like to share with you what we have observed and collected from our experiences over the years as well as our love for our country by offering you an “innovative model of traveling and trips”, that is, a tailor made travel and tailored individual trips around the island. We offer a personalized travel and trips as well as personal preference-based accommodations. It is also about the equilibrium of discovery and exploration of the island between the seas, mountains, rice paddies, and cultural sites escorted by experienced and professional tour guide away from the mass influx of tourists without missing out the fabulous places of interest. We are committed to make your stay a unique and unforgettable experience.
The current advancement of the communication technology such as the media of internet is really incredible. It makes every corner of the globe join together out of the time and space dimension. Nevertheless, we realize that there are bad persons and good persons behind the millions of websites in the internet, and therefore it is not easy to give one’s trust to an organization of thousands of miles away in spite of the intense communication made via the Internet
In order to anticipate your fear and hesitation against undesirable problems that may happen during your holidays, especially those who travel so far away for the first time, we have created an association in France called " Bali Essential Association." It is a non-profit association based on the French law of 1901, the purpose of which are as follows:
In addition, for those who live in French-speaking countries in Europe, they can easily contact our Association in order to get more information related to our organization of ‘Bali Essential’ in Bali Indonesia before proceeding any further to realize their travel and holidays plan with us. In case they want to confirm and to book with us a traveling program they have agreed, it is enough for them to do a simple initial procedure in France.