Day 1: Denpasar/Ubud (40 km – 1H30)
Welcome and transfer to your local host in the village of Kiliki. Installation in the rooms. (D)
Night at Keliki Painting Homestay
Day 2: Ubud – Keliki Painting Initiation & Green School Visit
Today, enjoy a full day with locals. Start your day with a 3-hour Kiliki painting course to learn in depth this style of traditional Balinese miniature painting. Then go early afternoon visit the famous ‘Green School’, the school is a real attraction for those who adore sustainable energy uses. The structures in Bamboo, it’s organic garden and it’s school system is a unique project, a very pleasant and rewarding visit.
Program can be change according to Tour program. (B, L, D)
Night at Keliki Painting Homestay
Day 3: Ubud – Discover The Cultural City of Bali
Departure in the early morning for the visit of Gunung Kawi built by King Anak Wundsu in the 11th century and home to impressive royal tombs. It presents in all 10 mausoleums dug in the rock. Then visit the Sebatu Aquatic Temple dedicated to the God Visnu, the curator, here put on your Sarong and drop a ‘Canang’ Balinese offering to God before taking a traditional Balinese bath. (Your guide will guide you through the traditional Balinese bath called Melukat).
Continue with a local lunch view on the rice fields of Tegalalang. The day continues with the visit of the Monkey Forest in Ubud as well as the market. Return to the hotel at the end of the day.
Night at Keliki Painting Homestay
Day 4: Ubud/Singaraja – Philosophic Exchange (73 km – 2H30)
The trip starts early in the morning. Departure from your guest house at 08:30 to go directly to meet the Balinese Hindu priest in Singaraja in the north of Bali. Here you can share about life and learn about Veda philosophy and its implementation in our real world, you can also ask questions about this spiritual side. Enjoy a traditional lunch in the priest’s family home.
Continue your day by visiting the sacred hot springs ‘Air Panas’ of the village of Banjar which are in the middle of the jungle in a beautifully landscaped tropical garden with three public and private pools. The sulfuric water is of volcanic origin and has a pleasant temperature of 37 degrees Celsius, ideal for people suffering from rheumatic diseases.
Last visit to the Buddhist monastery of Bali located in the hamlet of Tegehe, the village of Banjar. Perched on a slope of a hill, the Brahma Vira Arama Buddhist temple and monastery stand majestically on a sea with a green hill as a background.
Installation at your hotel around 18:00 (B, L, D)
Puri Lumbung Cottage
Day 5: Munduk – Amed (72 km 2H15) English Speaking Guide
Today, go on the road to visit the North East part of the island. You will leave after your breakfast. On the way stop at the temple of Meduwe Karang, which knows its glory days since the end of the second world war. Dedicated to Meduwe Batara Karang, god of the earth, this temple is composed of three rows of Ramayana images, and is surrounded by walls and adorned with columns.
Another fun feature: at the top of the temple is the altar beside which appears a bas-relief depicting a cyclist, the supposed work of the Dutch artist Woj New Kamp who explored Bali by bike in the early twentieth century. This temple is famous for its unique reliefs in the world.
Facilities at Wawa Wewe II Amed (B, L)
Day 6: Relaxing Day in Amed
Today, during this stage of your trip to Indonesia, you will have time to explore the city of Amed. This area of Bali is famous for its black sand beaches where you can indulge in idleness. During the day, you can also discover the shores by practicing snorkeling, so arm yourself with your masks and snorkels and discover the sea fauna of this region of the world.
Night in Amed.
Wawa Wewe II Amed
Day 7: Peduli Alam and Discovery of East Bali
After your breakfast, discover the Peduli Alam Foundation. This foundation was set up, despite the small fundings, a waste collection system in the Amed region. It focuses on prevention and free pickup from locals and some local hotels. Then take the road to Klungkung, en route you will visit the temple of Pura Lempuyang, one of Bali’s oldest temples. This Hindu site is made up of 7 temples. The lower temple is the most impressive. Stairs lead first to a gigantic symbolic white stone door, suspended in the air.
You will have a bird’s eye view of the Agung volcano on one side and the other, a large courtyard from which three colossal staircases, representing the naga, massive mythical snakes, bases of creation. Their bodies undulate along the steps and end with an impressive dragon head. Lunch en route to a local restaurant seen on the rice fields.
After lunch visit the famous water palace of Tirtagangga which means “Water of Ganges”. It was built by Raja de Tamlapura around 1950. The place is calm and soothing. The garden consists of ponds with fish, as well as pretty flowers. Take your towel and swimsuit because there is a pool where you can swim.
Night at Bella Kita (retreat in the rain forest)
Day 8: Visit of The Fishing Village, Preparation of Offering, Gamelan Initiation and Coconut Oil Preparation
Today, leave for a typical morning in the heart of a small fishing village on the east coast of the island. Here you can walk with Lili and her local family. Then you will be brought home to prepare the traditional Balinese Offering, here you can discover and ask any question about Balinese customs.
Continue by a gamelan initiation with the children of the village and walk through the village to witness the local life. You will also learn how to make traditional coconut oil. In the late morning go off to eat grilled fish on the local white sand beach BIAS TUGEL – you can also enjoy your free afternoon for sunbathing or snorkeling.
Night at Bella Kita
Day 9: Local Experience at Gurukula Foundation
In the morning your driver will drop you off at the Gurukula orphanage, where you will be met by the representative of the foundation, he will accompany you to your room (single room). You will then be able to visit the classroom, the gardens, the creative room and their small biological gas project. The founder will give you more information about the association. You will be exchanging with the students to learn about their culture and how the school operates.
You will also have the opportunity to help for some class and make the most of your exchange experience. In the evening you can enjoy a dance performance and gamelan (traditional Balinese music), performed by the students. And why not participate?
Relax in the evening in their garden around a fire (if no rain), here you can make simple games or learn to discuss between you maybe in French/English or even Indonesian. You can bring them simple gifts such as books, pens or pencils if you wish. Full of surprise will be reserved. A simple dinner will be served at the foundation.
Night in the Dorm of the Foundation. (B, L, D)
Day 10: Visit Penglipuran Village
Wake up in early morning (06H30) to visit the farm of the foundation with some buffaloes, cows for milk production and consumption by students. You can then enjoy a breakfast with the students, you can join them to cook breakfast together and have a good time. Then you will leave for a 3 hour visit to the village of Penglipuran which is one of the oldest villages of the island still adhering to ancestral customs and culture.
What is striking to the eyes is the similarity of each house: the same storefront and bamboo roof. Start with a 20-minute walk to admire this traditional architecture and then visit the village temple and finish with easy trekking through the bamboo forest.
Back to the foundation to visit high school students if you wish, you can go to the class and tell them something about your country, about yourself, your culture. Then take the road to Bangli. Installation at your host.
D’Umah Bali (B, L)
Day 11: Free Day Shopping or Swimming in Sanur
Departure for Sanur. Installation in your homestay. Enjoy a free day to do some shopping before you leave or simply stroll along the beach.
Little Pond Homestay (B)
Day 12: R.O.L.E Foundation and Discovery of South Bali
Depart in the morning after your breakfast to Nusa Dua to visit the R.O.L.E Foundation set up in 2007 to prevent land litter from entering the oceans and help create sustainable jobs to protect the livelihoods of coastal communities. You will be able to discover the campus and learn about the various programs of education, professional training and basic community support set up to reduce poverty and ensure the sustainability of the environment.
In the afternoon, your guide will accompany you to the Uluwatu Temple. This temple is part of the Sad Kahyangan Jagat, that is to say, one of the six most important temples of Bali. Perched at the top of a cliff facing the ocean, this temple is considered a protection against the wind on Bali. During a day in Bali, you will be able to visit this temple, as well as Alas Kekeran, the dry forest which surrounds the temple, qualified as “prohibited forest”, sheltering very many monkeys and animals. Finally, you will see the Kecak (traditional Balinese dance) show for an hour in a small amphitheater in Uluwatu. The Kecak show is a Balinese show where there is no orchestra, but a choir of men symbolizing a monkey horde that creates a rhythmic singing with nomatopoeia.
Take a fish dinner on the beach of Jimbaran. Return to Sanur in the evening after the dinner. (B, L, D)
Little Pond Homestay
Day 13: Sanur/Denpasar
Free morning. According to the flight schedule, transfer to the airport and flight to next destination. (B)
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