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Spirit of Bali

This itinerary focuses on the unique rituals and spiritual aspects of Balinese life. It is not necessary to believe in Hinduism - or any religion, for that matter. All that's required is a desire to experience a part of Bali that's off the radar for the vast majority of visitors to the island.

Day 1 Transfer from the airport to your Ubud area hotel. Five nights accommodations.

Day 2 Morning at leisure. This afternoon you'll stop to see the rice terraces at Tegalalang before taking a leisurely stroll through the rice fields at Subak Sukabayu. You'll also visit Setia Darma House of Masks and Puppets. In the late afternoon, visit Petulu to see the white herons return to roost. Then attend an evening performance of the Legong dance.

Day 3 Today's excursion begins with a performance of the Barong & Kris dance. You'll then visit the Agung Rai Museum of Art and the Neka Museum. Your guide will then assist you in purchasing the Balinese clothes that you'll need for your upcoming blessing and purification. (Balinese clothes are not included in the trip cost.) Continue to Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) temple.

Day 4 Today you'll visit a mountain village where you'll observe or participate in traditional farming, visit a school (if in session) and take an easy rice field trek. You'll then see a demonstration, have a short lesson, and participate in playing the instruments of the village gamelan orchestra. You'll also have a Balinese dance lesson, a hat-weaving lesson and a lesson in how to make a temple offering. You'll also learn how to make a penjor (a long bamboo pole which is decorated and used in ceremonies and at festivals). Lunch is included in the village compound. If you time your visit just right, you can also participate in the village's observance of the full moon.

Day 5 This morning, wearing traditional Balinese clothes, visit the holy spring temple Tirta Empul at Tampaksiring, for a personal ritual purification overseen by a Hindu priest. Bring a towel; you'll get wet as you move through the fountains that represent different stages of purification. Continue to Gunung Kawi temple. Then visit a dukun (Balinese healer) to discuss healing by traditional methods. Afternoon at leisure. This evening you'll attend a performance of the primitive kecak dance.

Day 6 Transfer to the airport or most other areas of Bali.

Per person prices through March, 2022, include: accommodations, hotel tax and service, daily American breakfast, private transfers and sightseeing per itinerary, lunch per itinerary.

  • From $825 Moderate accommodations
  • From $910 Superior accommodations
  • From $1,240 Deluxe accommodations
  • From $1,525 Deluxe boutique accommodations
  • From $1,615 Luxury I accommodations
  • From $2,660 Luxury II accommodations
  • From $4,230 Luxury III accommodations

Moderate = Garden room at Beji Ubud

Superior class = Deluxe room at Ubud Village Hotel

Deluxe = Suite room at Komaneka Resort Monkey Forest Road

Deluxe boutique = Terrace room at Uma by Como Ubud

Luxury I = Valley pool villa at Komaneka Tanggayuda

Luxury II = Terrace suite at Como Shambhala Estate

Luxury III - One-bedroom retreat pool villa at Como Shambhbala Estate

Other hotels and/or room categories are also available. Accommodations in other areas of Bali may be substituted. Prices will be adjusted accordingly.

Prices are per person, based on two people traveling together on a double occupancy basis. Reduced rates are available for groups of five or more people. Prices are based upon a cash discount. Prices are approximate and are subject to change until arrangements have been confirmed. Prices are quoted and payable in U.S. dollars. Seasonal surcharges apply during high season.

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