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THE PUNCH TRAVEL GUIDE

Everything you Need to Know
About Exploring Bali Responsibly

The Punch Travel Guide provides you with everything you need to know – from the ideal time to visit, best responsible destinations and brands to support, transportation options, essential health tips to insider information about the local culture, making your experience unforgettable. Whether you are a seasoned Bali enthusiast or a first-time visitor, embark on a journey of mindful exploration with us and discover how to make a positive impact while savoring the wonders of this island paradise.

UPDATED

April 2024

THE PUNCH TIPS

The Responsible Visitor

Being a responsible visitor is essential for preserving its natural beauty, culture, and community. Bali's delicate ecosystems, from pristine beaches to lush rice terraces, can be easily harmed by irresponsible tourism. Responsible exploration minimizes environmental impact and ensures these stunning landscapes endure for future generations. Additionally, respecting Bali's rich cultural heritage and traditions enhances the travel experience and promotes mutual respect with locals. Supporting sustainable, locally-owned businesses further strengthens the local economy, empowering communities and ensuring fair distribution of tourism benefits.

RESPECT THE LOCAL CULTURE

Before you travel, take the time to learn about Balinese customs and traditions. When visiting temples, dress modestly and observe cultural etiquette. Avoid public displays of affection or disruptive behavior in sacred spaces.

CHOOSE LOCAL BUSINESSES

Choose locally owned accommodations, restaurants, and tour operators to contribute to the local economy. Avoid patronizing large international chains that may divert revenue from the community.

PRACTICE SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Reduce your impact on the environment by planning your itinerary carefully to avoid carbon emissions, minimizing waste and supporting eco-friendly initiatives. Refrain from activities that harm the environment or wildlife, such as littering or purchasing products made from endangered species.

RESPECT WILDLIFE

Choose responsible wildlife experiences that prioritize animal welfare and conservation. Refrain from activities that exploit or disturb wildlife, such as feeding or inappropriately touching animals.

ENGAGE WITH THE COMMUNITY

Interact respectfully with local people and immerse yourself in their culture. Participate in community-based initiatives and support local artisans and craftspeople. Avoid disrespecting local customs or interfering with private ceremonies.

SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE BUSINESSES

Sustainable businesses often prioritize environmental conservation, community welfare, and cultural preservation, aligning with the values of responsible tourism. When you opt for sustainable accommodations, restaurants, and tour operators, you are directly supporting initiatives that minimize environmental impact, such as waste reduction, energy efficiency, and water conservation. These businesses often source their products locally, reducing carbon footprints and supporting local farmers and producers.