When you are traveling in Bali, surely you will want to visit the beautiful places of interests as well as learning more about Bali and its unique culture. Visiting places with the understanding of what the story behind them will make your holiday more meaningful and enjoyable. This is when a professional tour guide can be helpful.
Tour guides in Bali are licensed by Tourism Department of Indonesia. To obtain a license a tour guide must pass a training held by Bali Tour Guide Association. In this training, they are shown how to handle clients and taught about Balinese culture. You can get tour guides in Bali easily, but make sure they are licensed and trained by the Tourism Department of Indonesia. You can simply ask them if they are licensed, usually they are very proud to be a member of Bali guide association. They will happily show you their license.
A good Bali tour guide will show you where to go to see a good scenery, eat good food, and take you to scenic areas. He or she will also explain about Balinese life style, art, culture, or Bali agro industry.
Theywill show you how the rice paddy is grown, and how hard a farmer work in the rice field. Also, they will tell stories on Bali history, religion and interesting festivals in Bali.
The tour guide will take you to watch cultural dances or performances while explaining what the shows are about. The guide will also take you to best place to see the sun set, such as in Tanah Lot or Uluwatu.