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Beating the Heat in Bali

Bali enjoys warm temperatures year round, which can be a welcome retreat for those from colder climes. But the heat and humidity can also be a shock to the system. So, let us help you discover some fun ways to beat the heat in Bali that don’t include air-conditioned hotel rooms! If you’re planning a […]

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Bali’s Fresh Water Crisis and How We All Can Help

Previously on the Buffalo Tours blog, we shared the issues facing Bali’s marine life and coastal communities. Today, we are going inland to understand more about Bali’s fresh water crisis; an issue that is facing the whole island and all who call it home. What is Bali’s Fresh Water Crisis? Densely populated coastal areas are […]

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A Guide to Interesting Neighbourhoods in South East Asia

A Quick Buffalo Tours Guide to Interesting Neighbourhoods in South East Asia Off the beaten track travel doesn’t just mean donning hiking boots and finding yourself surrounded by nature, without another soul in sight. We’re here to tell you how to get off the beaten track in some of South East Asia’s largest cities, where […]

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RTA2016: A Special Experience with Guide School Indonesia

Three months ago we introduced the inspiring Indonesia team at the very start of their new guide school program. The 9 students chosen to become Indonesia’s Destination Ambassadors have now completed their theory training and will move on to three months of supervised touring. Marketing Manager Mike Ellis was lucky enough to meet the group […]

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Marine Conservation and Community Spirit in Bali

With over 17,000 islands and the most diverse marine life on the planet, the oceans and the marine habitats of Indonesia are some of the country’s most precious natural landscapes. It will be of no surprise, then, that wildlife concerns in Indonesia are largely marine focused. Indonesia’s oceans are being threatened daily by poor fishing […]

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Responsible Luxury: Best Nature Lodges and Eco-Resorts in Asia

What could be more enjoyable than a relaxing holiday in a secluded lodge, surrounded by fascinating wildlife and spectacular scenery? If you can have world-class luxury accommodation, that is both eco-friendly and supports animal conservation at the same time, then we think you are off to a good start. That is why we have prepared […]

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5 of Our Very Best Local Life Experiences, as Chosen by You

The numbers speak for themselves; these tours are our some of the best local experiences in Asia. From street eats tours in the back alleys of Asia’s biggest cities to countryside excursions to tiny villages, these are the tours that highlight real lives within each of our destinations. Local Life in Thailand Bangkok Street Eats […]

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A Local’s Guide to What to Eat in Bali, Indonesia

Bali has, in recent years, become sophisticated in its selection of dining options.  Whether you choose to eat in local ‘warungs’ or in fine dining establishments, the question of what to eat in Bali is not a difficult one. Food prices vary from ludicrously cheap, with a whole meal and drinks for just a couple […]

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Island Hopping Indonesia

With more than 17,000 islands to choose from, planning a beach vacation in Indonesia is both incredibly easy and incredibly hard. It’s easy because you can find beautiful beaches just about anywhere in the country. The difficulty is in choosing one and, beyond the white, pink and black sand beaches, what else is there to do? […]

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Our Expert Travel Tips for Your First Trip to Bali

Our in destination experts are full of wisdom and advice about their countries and love sharing that information with you to help you make the most of your trip. This expert guide, full of insider tips, will give you everything you need to know for your first trip to Bali. The Best Time to Visit Bali […]

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Not Just for Kids: 4 Awesome Workshops to Try in Asia (For Grown Ups!)

Learning during your travels isn’t just for kids! Check out our roundup of unique, inspiring and culturally-focused workshops to try for your next trip to Asia. Let’s be honest – few of us would consider putting a workshop or class on our list of things to do during a holiday in Asia. When we think […]

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Buffalo Q&A: Empowering the Next Generation with BaliWISE

Part of the R.O.L.E. (Rivers, Oceans, Lands, Ecology) Foundation, BaliWISE has supported the continued growth and empowerment of women in Bali, Indonesia since 2007. From hygiene to administration and even environmental sustainability training, the BaliWISE program offers women in disadvantaged situations the resources they need to begin their fulfilling, lifelong careers with a commitment to environmental […]

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The Places In Between: A Peek at Everyday-Bali

The highlights of a destination –its beaches, temples, mountains, etc, are only one part of the experience that encompasses a “journey”. The thrill of traveling begins and ends, more often than not, in the places that you never think of before going there –the back-street alleys filled with friendly locals, the dusty road-side stops, and the […]

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