Bali: Yoga, Culture & Beach Exploration

Main destination Indonesia 9 Days Tour

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Bali: Yoga, Culture & Beach Exploration
Bali has enormous potential for the development of spiritual tourism. The nickname of Bali as the island of thousand temples is a strength to develop spiritual tourism aimed at those of you who seek peace and harmony. In addition to fulfilling the desire to take a walk, spiritual tourism activities are also considered as a form of worship so that the experience gained cannot be equated with the journey to ordinary tourist attractions.

Notes

  • Times given are for reference and can be altered according to your personal requirements. While we make every effort to personalize itineraries, departure/pick up times are subject to change due to external factors.
  • All land rates quoted include applicable government tax and service charges
  • Accommodations are subject to availability

Hotels:

  • Sankara Resort- Ubud
  • COMO Uma Canggu- Canggu

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation as per itinerary based on twin sharing/double room occupancy
  • Return transfer to/from airport/hotel on a private basis in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Meals as specified in the above itinerary (drinks are not included except mentioned)
  • Sightseeing tours and activities as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees, donations and parking fees as per itinerary
  • English speaking guide assistance throughout the program
  • Dinners at Day 1 and Day 8 include 1 alcoholic cocktail per person

Exclusions:

  • International and domestic airfare throughout the program
  • Domestic and International airport taxes, airport porter and extra baggage
  • Hotel early check-in and late check-out
  • Meals other than those specified as included in the itinerary`
  • Travel Insurance or expenses of a personal nature (minibar, phone call, laundry, etc.)
  • Tips or gratuities to guides/drivers/porters/hotel, restaurant or boat staff etc
  • Drinks or personal expenses or entrance fees for any extra sightseeing or optional activities
  • Indonesian Visa fee
  • All expenses incurred due to flight cancellations/delays or due to other causes beyond our control (‘Force majeure’)
  • All services which are not mentioned in the program above
Day 1

Arrival Bali – Welcome

Upon landing at Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai International Airport and clearing arrival formalities, you will be greeted by our airport representative after immigration and transferred to your resort at Ubud area by private air-conditioned vehicle. After check-in at your hotel, you will have rest and freshen up in time for a welcome dinner in the hotel.
Meal included: Dinner (includes 1 alcoholic cocktail per person)
Accommodation: Sankara Resort- Deluxe Room
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Day 2

Yoga – Canang Making – Spa Treatment

Before you start your day, you will perform an hour morning private yoga session at the hotel’s yoga pavilion. 
In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to do the cultural activity at your resort. Canang is the offering made of braided coconut leaves and different color of flowers that have different philosophy. This offering is made daily by Balinese Hindus to thank the GOD (Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa) in praise and prayer. Offering are seen in the Balinese temple (Pura) and on small shrines in houses.
Following the activity, you will enjoy an hour spa journey at the hotel to sooth your body before having the remainder of the day at leisure.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sankara Resort- Deluxe Room
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Day 3

Yoga Session – The Beauty of Central Bali on Bike and Foot

Begin your day with morning yoga and breakfast followed by a transfer to Kintamani. This is a stunning starting point, with views over the active volcano Mount Batur, which sits alongside Lake Batur, and the surrounding landscape of Central Bali.
A short drive will bring you to the cycling starting point in Abuan village, from where you will wind your way downhill through the colorful tapestry that is the Balinese countryside. You will do several stops en route, taking in villages, housing compound and local temples. 
After your bike ride, you will continue by car to the amazing rice terraces of Tegalalang, where you will visit the local village market. This colorful marketplace has a wide range of items on display including clothing, textiles, leather goods and locally crafted souvenirs. Have fun wandering around and making the odd purchase, but keep in mind prices are negotiable so remember to bargain for a fair one. 
On your way back to Ubud, stop at the amazing art and cultural center of Arma Kafe for lunch. Here you will savor either a crispy duck menu with Balinese side dishes, or a 3-course Indonesian meal, whichever you prefer. 
After lunch, begin your exploration of the scenery of Ubud by foot. Your ramble will pass over the lush river valley of Tukad Wos, commonly known as the Campuhan Ridge, offering views of Gunung Agung and glimpses of small village communities and rice fields. This is a light trek, lasting around 2 hours.
You will have an orientation as you begin at the beautiful Gunung Lebah Temple, which means ‘small hill’ in the Indonesian language. This temple was built in the 8th century, and has become synonymous with Ubud and Balinese history.
Meal included: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Sankara Resort- Deluxe Room
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Day 4

Jungle Rice Field Trekking with Waterfall Visit – Balinese Dance Class

Start your day with a drive to the nearby Kemenuh Village, where you will commence on a moderate hike. Step out from the artisan town of Ubud and take a step into the lush jungle. Trek through this tropical greenery while passing along rice paddies and village farms.
Continue the journey further down until you hear the sound of the water running down from the hill and your trek will terminate at the scenic Uma Anyar Waterfall. Invigorate in the combination of greens in surroundings and refreshing water splashing from a top of a rock. Take your time to enjoy the ambiance surrounding the waterfall or take a dip into the refreshing water before returning to the hotel. 
In the afternoon, experience the Balinese dance class. Balinese Dance is an expression of the human soul which is realized through movement of all the body in a beautiful way, accompanied by music and rhythm based on the character and theme of the dance. Balinese dance is very unique, dynamic and highly stylized. A dancer must be able to move every part of their body in a dance, from head to toe.
Meal included: Breakfast 
Accommodation: Sankara Resort- Deluxe Room
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Day 5

Morning Yoga – Ubud Tour – Temple Blessing

Before you start your day, you will have an hour long private yoga session at the hotel’s yoga pavilion. The class for intermediate to advanced yogis is at 7 AM and the class for beginner yogis is at 8:30AM.
After breakfast, start our day with a visit to Ubud Monkey Forest - a lush nature reserve and temple complex on the outskirts of Ubud. The forest is home to more than one hundred species of trees, a number of interesting temples and hundreds of crab-eating macaque monkeys*. Spend a while observing their characteristics and mannerisms before continuing with a tour through Ubud.
Pass through the local market, which is always bustling with activity, and eventually stop at Ubud Palace. The local royal family still reside in the palace, but you are free to wander around the majority of the compound, discovering the ornate architecture and learning about the Asta Kosala Kosali tradition of house building, a method not dissimilar to the ancient art of Feng Shui. This will be followed by free time to explore the numerous shops and boutiques that are plentiful in the center of town. 
Afterwards, we will transfer to Pura Sebatu Temple for a traditional “melukat” cleansing ceremony. A Balinese priest will lead the purification ceremony in a resplendent location at a confluence of rivers, waterfalls, or fountains where participants will undergo a series of rituals, prayers, bathing, and soaking themselves in a holy stream.
This ritual is aimed to cleanse the body, mind and soul from any kind of bad influences and relieve stress. The ritual ends with blessing prayers to invite all the good spirits, wisdom and knowledge**.
(*) The macaque monkeys here can be a considerable annoyance. Please heed the advice from your guide on the precautions you should take when visiting temples or forests inhabited by monkeys.
(**) Please understand that – according to Balinese Hindu beliefs – this “melukat” ritual cannot be arranged for women on their period days.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sankara Resort- Deluxe Room
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Day 6

Yoga – Traditional Bali & Natural Wonders – Transfer to Canggu

Before you start your day, you will have an hour-long private yoga session at the hotel’s yoga pavilion. The class for intermediate to advanced yogis is at 7 AM and the class for beginner yogis is at 8:30 AM
After finishing your yoga session, you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with Balinese people and experience how families live and work together in their natural daily environment. Begin your local encounter by preparing breakfast in the Balinese compound. Seasonal tropical fruits will be served as well as soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea and Balinese cookies. Invigorated by your fresh breakfast, the rest of your time here will be dedicated to exploring the local vicinity where you will have time to take a stroll through local farms, witness the rural life of the Balinese people or learn more about the complexities of rice growing. 
Lunch will be served right in the middle of the rice field with the soft background of traditional Rindik music played on bamboo instruments before you will rendezvous with your guide and proceed to the drive to your next hotel in Canggu on Bali’s West coast for check-in and overnight. 
Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: COMO Uma Canggu- Canggu Room
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Day 7

Yoga – Spa Treatment- Sunset at Tanah Lot Temple

Follow another one-hour yoga session scheduled for each intermediate to advanced and beginner yogis before having your breakfast.
Enjoy the rest of the morning at leisure to stroll along the famous Canggu Beach or take part in an optional surf lesson.
Later, enjoy a 1-hour spa treatment to relax your body & mind before your guide will escort you to Tanah Lot Temple, one of the amazing and famous Temple at Bali. With its spectacular location, Tanah Lot is an integral part of Balinese mythology and one of seven sea temples that are said to form a ‘chain’ around the island. The temple is only accessible at low tide but despite its off-shore location in the Indian Ocean, it features a fresh water spring at its base which is said to contain holy water. As a result the temple is extremely sacred and Balinese visit from all over the island to drink the water and splash it over their bodies in order to cleanse themselves of any bad spirits. 
The temple’s inner sanctum is located on top of the rocky outcrop and only accessible to Balinese Hindus. You will arrive in time for sunset when photographic opportunities abound.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: COMO Uma Canggu- Canggu Room
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Day 8

Yoga – Spa Treatment – Farewell Dinner

Perform another one-hour yoga session for each intermediate to advanced and beginner yogis before enjoying a leisurely breakfast.
Following breakfast, pamper your body with a one-hour spa treatment. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to relax at the beach, pool or take part in an optional surfing class booked through the hotel until it’s time to get ready for your farewell dinner.
Check the supplemental tour.
Meal included: Breakfast, Dinner (includes 1 alcoholic cocktail per person)
Accommodation: COMO Uma Canggu- Canggu Room
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Day 9

Yoga – Departure

Today is your last day in Bali. Start this right with performing a one-hour morning yoga session that would restore positive energy in your body, accompanied by a refreshing sea breeze.
After breakfast it is time to say goodbye and we will arrange your transfer to Denpasar airport to catch your flight back home.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: None
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The activity Level for this tour is:

Light - Nothing too challenging. Light walking, uneven surfaces, snorkeling and hiking suitable for most fitness levels.

Day 8

Optional Tour: Sunrise Over Mt. Batur
A 2 am departure is essential this morning as you drive then hike up to the summit of Mount Batur, where you will arrive in time for sunrise. Starting your ascent at 1200m above sea level, the trek to the summit (1717m) will take between 1½ and 2 hours. The reward for the early wakeup call is a stunning vista of the surrounding countryside as well as views of the crater itself. After a simple breakfast, it is time to make the descent, allowing time to visit en route the three younger craters and any recent lava flow.
Toya Bungkah Hot Springs is the next stop on today’s itinerary. Located in the village of Penelokan, there are two natural pools at these hot springs and legend has it that the heated mineral water inside them is said to cure all sorts of ailments. Enjoy a soothing dip in the pools before having lunch en-route returning to your island accommodation.
Note: The sunrise trekking is recommended for anyone with minimum age of 12 years old.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival Bali – Welcome

Upon landing at Denpasar’s Ngurah Rai International Airport and clearing arrival formalities, you will be greeted by our airport representative after immigration and transferred to your resort at Ubud area by private air-conditioned vehicle. After check-in at your hotel, you will have rest and freshen up in time for a welcome dinner in the hotel.
Meal included: Dinner (includes 1 alcoholic cocktail per person)
Accommodation: Sankara Resort- Deluxe Room
shutterstock_1031320879.jpg
Day 2

Yoga – Canang Making – Spa Treatment

Before you start your day, you will perform an hour morning private yoga session at the hotel’s yoga pavilion. 
In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to do the cultural activity at your resort. Canang is the offering made of braided coconut leaves and different color of flowers that have different philosophy. This offering is made daily by Balinese Hindus to thank the GOD (Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa) in praise and prayer. Offering are seen in the Balinese temple (Pura) and on small shrines in houses.
Following the activity, you will enjoy an hour spa journey at the hotel to sooth your body before having the remainder of the day at leisure.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sankara Resort- Deluxe Room
shutterstock_1481666519.jpg
Day 3

Yoga Session – The Beauty of Central Bali on Bike and Foot

Begin your day with morning yoga and breakfast followed by a transfer to Kintamani. This is a stunning starting point, with views over the active volcano Mount Batur, which sits alongside Lake Batur, and the surrounding landscape of Central Bali.
A short drive will bring you to the cycling starting point in Abuan village, from where you will wind your way downhill through the colorful tapestry that is the Balinese countryside. You will do several stops en route, taking in villages, housing compound and local temples. 
After your bike ride, you will continue by car to the amazing rice terraces of Tegalalang, where you will visit the local village market. This colorful marketplace has a wide range of items on display including clothing, textiles, leather goods and locally crafted souvenirs. Have fun wandering around and making the odd purchase, but keep in mind prices are negotiable so remember to bargain for a fair one. 
On your way back to Ubud, stop at the amazing art and cultural center of Arma Kafe for lunch. Here you will savor either a crispy duck menu with Balinese side dishes, or a 3-course Indonesian meal, whichever you prefer. 
After lunch, begin your exploration of the scenery of Ubud by foot. Your ramble will pass over the lush river valley of Tukad Wos, commonly known as the Campuhan Ridge, offering views of Gunung Agung and glimpses of small village communities and rice fields. This is a light trek, lasting around 2 hours.
You will have an orientation as you begin at the beautiful Gunung Lebah Temple, which means ‘small hill’ in the Indonesian language. This temple was built in the 8th century, and has become synonymous with Ubud and Balinese history.
Meal included: Breakfast & Lunch
Accommodation: Sankara Resort- Deluxe Room
shutterstock_1148648690.jpg
Day 4

Jungle Rice Field Trekking with Waterfall Visit – Balinese Dance Class

Start your day with a drive to the nearby Kemenuh Village, where you will commence on a moderate hike. Step out from the artisan town of Ubud and take a step into the lush jungle. Trek through this tropical greenery while passing along rice paddies and village farms.
Continue the journey further down until you hear the sound of the water running down from the hill and your trek will terminate at the scenic Uma Anyar Waterfall. Invigorate in the combination of greens in surroundings and refreshing water splashing from a top of a rock. Take your time to enjoy the ambiance surrounding the waterfall or take a dip into the refreshing water before returning to the hotel. 
In the afternoon, experience the Balinese dance class. Balinese Dance is an expression of the human soul which is realized through movement of all the body in a beautiful way, accompanied by music and rhythm based on the character and theme of the dance. Balinese dance is very unique, dynamic and highly stylized. A dancer must be able to move every part of their body in a dance, from head to toe.
Meal included: Breakfast 
Accommodation: Sankara Resort- Deluxe Room
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Day 5

Morning Yoga – Ubud Tour – Temple Blessing

Before you start your day, you will have an hour long private yoga session at the hotel’s yoga pavilion. The class for intermediate to advanced yogis is at 7 AM and the class for beginner yogis is at 8:30AM.
After breakfast, start our day with a visit to Ubud Monkey Forest - a lush nature reserve and temple complex on the outskirts of Ubud. The forest is home to more than one hundred species of trees, a number of interesting temples and hundreds of crab-eating macaque monkeys*. Spend a while observing their characteristics and mannerisms before continuing with a tour through Ubud.
Pass through the local market, which is always bustling with activity, and eventually stop at Ubud Palace. The local royal family still reside in the palace, but you are free to wander around the majority of the compound, discovering the ornate architecture and learning about the Asta Kosala Kosali tradition of house building, a method not dissimilar to the ancient art of Feng Shui. This will be followed by free time to explore the numerous shops and boutiques that are plentiful in the center of town. 
Afterwards, we will transfer to Pura Sebatu Temple for a traditional “melukat” cleansing ceremony. A Balinese priest will lead the purification ceremony in a resplendent location at a confluence of rivers, waterfalls, or fountains where participants will undergo a series of rituals, prayers, bathing, and soaking themselves in a holy stream.
This ritual is aimed to cleanse the body, mind and soul from any kind of bad influences and relieve stress. The ritual ends with blessing prayers to invite all the good spirits, wisdom and knowledge**.
(*) The macaque monkeys here can be a considerable annoyance. Please heed the advice from your guide on the precautions you should take when visiting temples or forests inhabited by monkeys.
(**) Please understand that – according to Balinese Hindu beliefs – this “melukat” ritual cannot be arranged for women on their period days.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Sankara Resort- Deluxe Room
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Day 6

Yoga – Traditional Bali & Natural Wonders – Transfer to Canggu

Before you start your day, you will have an hour-long private yoga session at the hotel’s yoga pavilion. The class for intermediate to advanced yogis is at 7 AM and the class for beginner yogis is at 8:30 AM
After finishing your yoga session, you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with Balinese people and experience how families live and work together in their natural daily environment. Begin your local encounter by preparing breakfast in the Balinese compound. Seasonal tropical fruits will be served as well as soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea and Balinese cookies. Invigorated by your fresh breakfast, the rest of your time here will be dedicated to exploring the local vicinity where you will have time to take a stroll through local farms, witness the rural life of the Balinese people or learn more about the complexities of rice growing. 
Lunch will be served right in the middle of the rice field with the soft background of traditional Rindik music played on bamboo instruments before you will rendezvous with your guide and proceed to the drive to your next hotel in Canggu on Bali’s West coast for check-in and overnight. 
Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: COMO Uma Canggu- Canggu Room
shutterstock_612806807.jpg Balinese genueine activities .jpg
Day 7

Yoga – Spa Treatment- Sunset at Tanah Lot Temple

Follow another one-hour yoga session scheduled for each intermediate to advanced and beginner yogis before having your breakfast.
Enjoy the rest of the morning at leisure to stroll along the famous Canggu Beach or take part in an optional surf lesson.
Later, enjoy a 1-hour spa treatment to relax your body & mind before your guide will escort you to Tanah Lot Temple, one of the amazing and famous Temple at Bali. With its spectacular location, Tanah Lot is an integral part of Balinese mythology and one of seven sea temples that are said to form a ‘chain’ around the island. The temple is only accessible at low tide but despite its off-shore location in the Indian Ocean, it features a fresh water spring at its base which is said to contain holy water. As a result the temple is extremely sacred and Balinese visit from all over the island to drink the water and splash it over their bodies in order to cleanse themselves of any bad spirits. 
The temple’s inner sanctum is located on top of the rocky outcrop and only accessible to Balinese Hindus. You will arrive in time for sunset when photographic opportunities abound.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: COMO Uma Canggu- Canggu Room
shutterstock_1355187458.jpg 89669363-H1-COMO_Uma_Canggu_Canggu_Room.jpg
Day 8

Yoga – Spa Treatment – Farewell Dinner

Perform another one-hour yoga session for each intermediate to advanced and beginner yogis before enjoying a leisurely breakfast.
Following breakfast, pamper your body with a one-hour spa treatment. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to relax at the beach, pool or take part in an optional surfing class booked through the hotel until it’s time to get ready for your farewell dinner.
Check the supplemental tour.
Meal included: Breakfast, Dinner (includes 1 alcoholic cocktail per person)
Accommodation: COMO Uma Canggu- Canggu Room
shutterstock_638689738.jpg
Day 9

Yoga – Departure

Today is your last day in Bali. Start this right with performing a one-hour morning yoga session that would restore positive energy in your body, accompanied by a refreshing sea breeze.
After breakfast it is time to say goodbye and we will arrange your transfer to Denpasar airport to catch your flight back home.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: None
shutterstock_75247033.jpg

The activity Level for this tour is:

Light - Nothing too challenging. Light walking, uneven surfaces, snorkeling and hiking suitable for most fitness levels.

Supplemental Options:

Bali: Yoga, Culture & Beach Exploration Optional Tour

Day 8

Optional Tour: Sunrise Over Mt. Batur
A 2 am departure is essential this morning as you drive then hike up to the summit of Mount Batur, where you will arrive in time for sunrise. Starting your ascent at 1200m above sea level, the trek to the summit (1717m) will take between 1½ and 2 hours. The reward for the early wakeup call is a stunning vista of the surrounding countryside as well as views of the crater itself. After a simple breakfast, it is time to make the descent, allowing time to visit en route the three younger craters and any recent lava flow.
Toya Bungkah Hot Springs is the next stop on today’s itinerary. Located in the village of Penelokan, there are two natural pools at these hot springs and legend has it that the heated mineral water inside them is said to cure all sorts of ailments. Enjoy a soothing dip in the pools before having lunch en-route returning to your island accommodation.
Note: The sunrise trekking is recommended for anyone with minimum age of 12 years old.
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