|Most popular in||December||High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||March||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 1210||Price for this month|
|Cheapest price||C$ 744||From Toronto to Denpasar|
When to fly to Bali
Most travellers take cheap flights to Bali during the dry season (June through September) and for Christmas. Of the dry season months, July and August are the most popular and this is when school is out and tour groups take trips around the island. The weather is hot, but not as humid as during the wet season.
The wet season (October to March) is generally considered the low season, but travellers who don’t mind the humidity can benefit from lower fares and fewer crowds. It doesn’t rain steadily throughout these months, usually the rains start to fall in December and January.
The jewel of Indonesia’s 17,000 islands, Bali lies between Java and Lombok.
Visitors arriving in Bali are struck by its natural beauty, with landscapes ranging from rugged shorelines to glistening, sun-swept beaches. These idyllic scenes are nestled alongside rows of towering volcanic summits which provide a unique and fittingly primeval backdrop for culture vultures who want to immerse themselves in 4,000 years of Balinese history.
As the only Hindu society in Southeast Asia, the island’s ceremonies and festivals are unequalled anywhere else in the region. For example, the celebrations leading up to the Hindu New Year, Nyepi, when the streets of Bali are awash with beautifully made effigies (ogoh-ogoh monsters) proudly held aloft by locals clad in full ceremonial dress.
Bali’s shimmering beaches and glittering nightlife make it a magnet for young travellers eager to party.
Away from the nonstop partying, Bali is a haven for those seeking spiritual refreshment. This is the Island of the Gods after all. The Balinese look away from the beaches to the Gunung Agung volcano and the mountain ranges that dominate the island’s landscape, where the gods are said to live, to feed their souls.
Bali’s climate is tropical monsoon with daytime temperatures hovering between 20 and 33 degrees. The wet season runs from October to March. Travellers taking cheap flights to Bali between these months should expect heavy showers and high humidity. The summer months (June through September) are the dry months, the days are hot but humidity is not a factor.
Travellers arriving on cheap flights to Bali will discover there are several ways of getting around the island. Bemos (small vans with a set routine) and buses are cheap if a little on the slow side. Taxis – chartered or metered – are convenient and inexpensive compared to other countries. Renting a car, motorbike or bicycle offers most independence. The most traditional mode of transport is a dokar (a horse and cart).