Mount Batur Kintamani Bali Questions & Answers (FAQ)
Where is Kintamani?
Kintamani is a highland area (about 1,500m above sea level) in the north of East BALI, Indonesia. Kintamani tourist area is actually a district, part of Bangli Regency administrative region.
Kintamani sit on the vast caldera with panoramic view overlooking active Mount Batur (known as Kintamani Volcano), Mount Abang and Lake Batur. Some surrounding villages like Penelokan, Toya Bungkah, Batur and Kintamani itself, is known widely by tourist as just Kintamani.
Organized tours to this area are widely offered in all major tourist destinations of Bali.
How to Get There?
Kintamani is usually approached from the south with 2 routes in from Ubud (45 minutes) and one each from Besakih (1 hour) and Bangli (30 minutes).
There is also an easy way in from the north via a turning off the coast road east of Singaraja (1 hour). All private vehicles (also rental cars) pay entry charge to get into the area of IDR 10,000 per person. Keep the ticket as this is valid for the whole Kintamani area, and you may be asked to show it again.
From the popular tourist destinations in South Bali coastal region, a trip to Kintamani by car will take 90 minutes plus.
Rental cars are also easy to find in tourist area as well as Bali Airport (Ngurah Rai International); with or without driver.
We also provide car rental services per request.
With its cool climate and panoramic views, Kintamani is fun to reach by motorcycle. Rental rate from popular tourist area is about IDR 25,000 – 50,000; depends on the type of motorcycles (manual or automatic). You are going to need some deposit or passport to be held by the motorcycle rentals.
By Public Transportation
Kintamani is served by bus from Ubud bus station and from Batubulan bus station in Denpasar (the tariff is about IDR 25,000)
What are the Weather and Temperature Like?
Though Kintamani is still in “tropical” Bali, you are in higher altitude here and the temperature is usually about 15 degrees cooler than down on the coast region such as Kuta, Legian or Seminyak; and even more so at night. That, coupled with the often cloudy and drizzly weather, makes a sweater or jacket advisable in the day time and vital after sunset.
What do They Speak?
Most hotels and restaurants in Kintamani fairly speak English. Several travel agents and tour operators also provide many translation service and interpreter on their guided tour programs.
Bahasa Indonesia is the national language, written in Roman script and based on European orthography. Most Kintamani people speak Bahasa Indonesia well.
Balinese languages are more widely spoken in Kintamani among locals with specific Kintamani dialects.