Bali Cultural Tour 2015
March 19th - April 5th
 

 

Twelve lucky people are invited to join us in Bali and sink into the deep, rich culture and nature found only on this tiny, unique island. Our visitors will receive exclusive insight and guidance into Bali's secret beauty and hypnotizing religious rites and come to understand why both Balinese and people the world over are so deeply in love with this island, as well as the grave importance of preserving and protecting it.

 

Join us in paradise and explore!

 

- Engaging talks on Balinese culture, history and spirituality
- Climb a volcano to see the sunrise over Lombok and Bali
- Downhill cycling through rice paddies
- Celebrate Nyepi - Balinese New Year and Day of Silence

- Join a temple ceremony on the sacred lake batur for the annual temple purification
- Walk the UNESCO World Heritage Site rice paddies in Jatiluwih

- Visit and learn about our Pilot Project site in Subak Malung
- Try your hand at gamelan, cooking, bee-keeping, batik and weaving
- Visit traditional villages with their markets of unique handcrafted wares
- Snorkel with sea creatures of all colors and sizes
- Sample a world of food that is seriously underrated and seriously ENAK (delicious)!
- Explore Ubud, a true cultural apex of the world!

- Continue, if you wish, to island-hop through Indonesia - we will help you arrange further travel

 

 

Pricing (Includes a $500 fully deductible donation to Sawah Bali)

$2000 per person (excluding airfare to Denpasar, Bali) if reservation made before December 1st, 2014

$2150 per person if reservation made after December 1st, 2014

 

 

 

Questions?

Email Dedik at wayandr202@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

DETAILED ITINERARY

Thursday 19 March

8 AM: Breakfast by hotel

9 AM: Check in

6 PM: Introduction welcome dinner
 

 

Friday 20 March

Breakfast /lecture

Cleansing & Purification ritual at Tirta Empul (water temple)

Ogoh-ogoh festival
 

 

Saturday 21 March

Breakfast

Nyepi Day (Day of complete rest)

 

 

Sunday 22 March

Breakfast

Trekking in Ceking terraced rice paddies

Visit to Gunung Kawi tombs and temple

Visit to coffee plantation

Organic lunch looking over volcano and lake
 

 

Monday 23 March

Breakfast

Free day
 

 

Tuesday 24 March

Breakfast

Lecture: Balinese culture and subak

SB Pilot Project

Organic farming in Bali

Permaculture and Beekeeping workshop with Cakra

Homemade pizza party
 

 

Wednesday 25 March

Breakfast

Free day
 

 

Thursday 26 March

Breakfast/Lecture

Visit to gamelan factory, mask maker, Batik maker

Tour of East Bali: Klungkung (kamasan), Sideman (ikat), Bali Aga village (traditional village)

Stay overnight at Sacred Mountain Sanctuary
 

 

Friday 27 March

Breakfast

Visit to East Bali Cashews

Visit to Tirta Gangga (water temple)

Pasir Putih beach

Stay overnight in Jasi
 

 

Saturday 28 March

Breakfast

Return to Ubud

Free afternoon
 

 

Sunday 29 March

Breakfast

Cooking class

Free afternoon

Watch evening gamelan rehearsal in Bunutan
 

 

Monday 30 March

Breakfast/Lecture

North Bali tour

Puncak Penulisan

Waterfall hike

Stay overnight in OmUnity retreat center
 

 

Tuesday 31 March

Breakfast

Return to Ubud

Free afternoon

Semara Ratih dance performance
 

 

Wednesday 1 April

Breakfast/Lecture

Lake Bratan

Jatiluwih rice fields (UNESCO site)

Batukaru temple

Stay overnight at Prana Dewi
 

 

Thursday 2 April

Breakfast/Lecture

Tanah Lot temple on the ocean

Taman Ayun (UNESCO site)

Return to Ubud
 

 

Friday 3 April

Breakfast

Free day

Farewell dinner
 

 

Saturday 4 April

Breakfast

Free morning

Ceremony at Batur