48 days in South America, Africa, Europe & Asia Itinerary

48 days in South America, Africa, Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Bogota, Colombia
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Barcelona, Spain
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Cairo, Egypt
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Kampala, Uganda
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Kigali, Rwanda
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Lusaka, Zambia
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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Gaborone, Botswana
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Windhoek, Namibia
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Cape Town, South Africa
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Istanbul, Turkey
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New Delhi, India
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Manila, Philippines
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Seoul, South Korea
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Bogota, Colombia — 1 night

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Centro de Memoria El Cuartico, then examine the collection at Casa de Moneda - Coleccion Numismatica del Banco de la Republica, then admire the masterpieces at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catedral Primada de Bogota.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Bogota road trip site.

Mexico City, Mexico to Bogota is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to Bogota. Traveling from Mexico City in August, things will get little chillier in Bogota: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Marrakech.
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Marrakech, Morocco — 2 nights

Red City

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Marrakech is known for shopping, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, contemplate the long history of Mellah, stop by Ma Creation, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Menara Gardens and Pavilion.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Marrakech driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bogota to Marrakech by flight takes about 17 hours. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Bogota to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Bogota in August, with highs in Marrakech at 44°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:

Barcelona, Spain — 1 night

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and then walk around Parc Guell.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour website.

Traveling by flight from Marrakech to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Marrakech to Barcelona. Traveling from Marrakech in August, expect nights in Barcelona to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to fly to Cairo.
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Cairo, Egypt — 3 nights

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairo: Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids (in Saqqara) and Giza (Pyramids of Giza & Great Sphinx). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, shop like a local with Khan Al-Khalili, stop by Bazar Noobr, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairo journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Cairo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairo: highs are around 41°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Addis Ababa.
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia — 1 night

City of Humans

A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral, examine the collection at National Museum of Ethiopia, then see the interesting displays at Ethnological Museum, and finally examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Addis Ababa trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cairo to Addis Ababa in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Addis Ababa due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in September, with highs in Addis Ababa at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Nairobi.
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Nairobi, Kenya — 1 night

Green City in the Sun

You're likely to visit Nairobi at least once on a trip to Kenya, as the sprawling city houses the country's international airport and remains the jump-off point for many tours and safaris.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll through Nairobi National Park.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Nairobi trip planner.

Fly from Addis Ababa to Nairobi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Addis Ababa in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Nairobi, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Kampala.
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Kampala, Uganda — 1 night

Kampala enjoys the reputation of a modern city with a buzzing atmosphere--it also serves as a good base point for exploring the surrounding area.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaddafi National Mosque, stop by Kampala Fair (in Entebbe), and then get to know the resident critters at Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kampala trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Nairobi to Kampala takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Nairobi in September, Kampala is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Kigali.
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Kigali, Rwanda — 2 nights

A vacation in Kigali, Rwanda's capital city and economic hub, lets you experience the very heart of a landlocked country from a pleasant, safe, and organized base point.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Niyo Arts Gallery, see the interesting displays at Kigali Genocide Memorial, then view the masterpieces at Inema Arts Centre, and finally soothe aching muscles at WAKA Fitness.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kigali journey planner.

You can fly from Kampala to Kigali in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kampala to Kigali is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Dar es Salaam.
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Founded in the mid-19th century, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city, lost the status of the official capital but remains the country's commercial and financial center.
For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dar es Salaam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kigali to Dar es Salaam takes 23.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Kigali in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dar es Salaam, with lows of 23°C. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Lusaka.
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Lusaka, Zambia — 1 night

Tourism in Lusaka, Zambia's commercial and government center, thrives mostly due to its central location and well-connected airport, making it a gateway for exploring the country's numerous nature reserves and national parks.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of The Holy Cross Lusaka, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lilayi Elephant Nursery, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Eastpark Mall.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lusaka tour itinerary builder site.

Drive from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka in 31 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can fly to Harare.
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Harare, Zimbabwe — 2 nights

Sunshine City

Regarded as the nation's leading commercial, financial, and communications center, Harare attracts tourists with its modern architecture mixed with British colonial influence and traditional African flair.
On the 12th (Mon), get advice or help at National Archives of Zimbabwe, stroll the grounds of National Heroes Acre, and then stroll through Kuimba Shiri Bird Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Kumba Home & Gifts, then get advice or help at Mt Pleasant Library, then stroll through Mukuvisi Woodlands, and finally get to know the resident critters at Lion and Cheetah Park.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Harare trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Lusaka to Harare in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Harare sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to Gaborone.
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Gaborone, Botswana — 1 night

Planned as the capital after Botswana gained independence in the 1960s, Gaborone quickly transformed into a bustling city and the country's commercial center.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): stroll through Mokolodi Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Balaji Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Three Chiefs' Statues, and then see human ingenuity at work at Gaborone Dam.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gaborone online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Harare to Gaborone takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Harare in September since evenings lows in Gaborone dip to 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Windhoek.
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Windhoek, Namibia — 1 night

Located in the heart of the country, Namibia's capital city Windhoek receives a constant influx of tourists, in part because of its international airport.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Namibia, then admire the striking features of Christuskirche, then look for gifts at Herrle & Herma Jewellers, and finally examine the collection at Trans-Namib Railroad Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Windhoek trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Gaborone to Windhoek takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive. The time zone changes from Central Africa Time (CAT) to Central Africa Time (CAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Gaborone in September, expect colder with lows of 16°C in Windhoek. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Cape Town.
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Cape Town, South Africa — 2 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Cape Town is known for nature, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, stroll through Signal Hill, admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and head off the coast to Robben Island Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cape Town attractions planning website.

Traveling by flight from Windhoek to Cape Town takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Windhoek to Cape Town due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Windhoek in September: high temperatures in Cape Town hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 20th (Tue), make a trip to Sirkeci Station, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, then admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami . Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul online visit planner.

You can fly from Cape Town to Istanbul in 15 hours. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Cape Town in September, expect much warmer with lows of 26°C in Istanbul. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for New Delhi.
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Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:

New Delhi, India — 1 night

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Istanbul to New Delhi by flight takes about 9.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 2.5 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in New Delhi: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 30°C at night. You will leave for Hanoi on the 23rd (Fri).
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Hanoi, Vietnam — 4 nights

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
On the 24th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake), stop by Tired City Hang Gai, steep yourself in history at Hoa Lo Prison, and stop by Old Quarter.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hanoi online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Hanoi takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from New Delhi to Hanoi, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can fly to Siem Reap.
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 27:

Siem Reap, Cambodia — 3 nights

Temple Town

Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
On the 28th (Wed), make a trip to Pub Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ta Prohm, and then delve into the distant past at Angkor Wat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the ancient world of Bayon Temple, then explore the ancient world of Angkor Thom, and finally steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom South Gate.

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You can fly from Hanoi to Siem Reap in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In September, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to fly to Bangkok.
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Bangkok, Thailand — 2 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
On the 30th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Wat Pho, contemplate the long history of The Grand Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bangkok travel website.

Getting from Siem Reap to Bangkok by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Bangkok can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Denpasar.
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Denpasar, Indonesia — 3 nights

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Change things up with these side-trips from Denpasar: Ubud (Saraswati Temple & Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary) and Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban). Next up on the itinerary: make a splash at Waterbom Bali, soothe aching muscles at Paradise Bali Gym, look for gifts at Junior Bean Bags, and see some colorful creatures with Bali Scuba.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Denpasar itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Denpasar takes 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Denpasar is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Manila.
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Manila, Philippines — 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

The capital of the Philippines and the "Pearl of the Orient," Manila truly resembles a gem: rough on the outside, but glittering within.
Explore Manila's surroundings by going to Makati (Ayala Triangle Gardens, Ayala Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Rizal Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Agustin Church, wander the streets of Intramuros, and appreciate the history behind Bonifacio and the Katipunan Revolution Monument.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Manila journey maker app.

Getting from Denpasar to Manila by flight takes about 7.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Manila can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Seoul.
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Seoul, South Korea — 2 nights

One of east Asia's major cultural and financial centers, Seoul boasts five World Heritage Sites and a huge selection of museums, temples, shrines, palaces, parks, gardens, and glass-and-steel skyscrapers.
On the 9th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Cheonggyecheon Stream, then admire the landmark architecture of Changdeokgung Palace, and then get engrossed in the history at Gyeongbokgung Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): take some stellar pictures from N Seoul Tower and then admire the natural beauty at Namsan Park.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Seoul day trip app.

You can fly from Manila to Seoul in 7 hours. Traveling from Manila to Seoul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manila in October, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Seoul: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Bali travel guide

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Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.
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