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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





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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


Nyepi Day (Day of complete rest)



Sunday 22 March


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


Free day


Tuesday 24 March


Lecture: Balinese culture and subak

SB Pilot Project

Organic farming in Bali

Permaculture and Beekeeping workshop with Cakra

Homemade pizza party


Wednesday 25 March


Free day


Thursday 26 March


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


Visit to East Bali Cashews

Visit to Tirta Gangga (water temple)

Pasir Putih beach

Stay overnight in Jasi


Saturday 28 March


Return to Ubud

Free afternoon


Sunday 29 March


Cooking class

Free afternoon

Watch evening gamelan rehearsal in Bunutan


Monday 30 March


North Bali tour

Puncak Penulisan

Waterfall hike

Stay overnight in OmUnity retreat center


Tuesday 31 March


Return to Ubud

Free afternoon

Semara Ratih dance performance


Wednesday 1 April


Lake Bratan

Jatiluwih rice fields (UNESCO site)

Batukaru temple

Stay overnight at Prana Dewi


Thursday 2 April


Tanah Lot temple on the ocean

Taman Ayun (UNESCO site)

Return to Ubud


Friday 3 April


Free day

Farewell dinner


Saturday 4 April


Free morning

Ceremony at Batur


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