The Beauty of Bali

November 16th – 27th, 2019

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Bali 2019
Bali 2019
Bali 2019

Discover Bali

What to Expect

Ready to Discover Bali?

Welcome to the ‘Island of the Gods!

The beauty of Bali awaits on our 10-day magical adventure.  Wander through Ubud the hub of Bali’s thriving art scene. Explore local rural villages, trek amongst the lush rice fields and enjoy watching the sunrise at the summit of a live volcano.  Practice meditation and yoga and feel completely rejuvenated after a fire healing ceremony.  Snorkel around a World War II shipwreck, witness some incredible marine life and relax on one of Bali’s powder white beaches.   From waterfalls and natural springs, ancient temples and ornate gardens to sampling some of the best Balinese food around…Bali will have you coming back for more.

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Ubud’s Thriving Art Culture
  • Balinese Mud Wrestling
  • Cycle Through Rural Villages
  • Traditional Balinese Cooking Class
  • Agni Hotra Fire Healing Ceremony
  • Learn Gamelan, Traditional Balnese Dancing
  • Sunset climb to Lempuyang temple
Bali 2019

Elle Voyage

a small company with a huge heart and passion for people, travel and life

Experience authentic cultures, traditions and hidden gems not normally known about from an off-the-shelf holiday

Bali Tour Itinerary*:

Day 1 - Arrival in Ubud

Welcome to the Island of the Gods!

Upon arrival to Bali head to Goldenbird lounge where a driver will be waiting to whisk you from the chaotic airport to peace and tranquillity at the Svargo Loka wellness retreat that sits on what was once land belonging to the King of Ubud and still regarded as a spiritual location. 

Ubud is the hub of Bali’s thriving arts culture. Here you can wander around art galleries, boutique shops or enjoy a fresh juice or a gelato. Meet your group leader at 6 pm for a welcome briefing and get to know your fellow voyageurs before heading out to Nusantara, a traditional Balinese restaurant where you’ll enjoy a delicious feast that showcases the very best of Indonesian cuisine.  

Hotel: Svargo Loka

Activities:

Welcome Meal

Day 2 - Ubud

This morning we embark on a culinary adventure to unlock the secrets of some authentic Balinese dishes.  We start our day at the local market to pick up our ingredients choosing from herbs, spices, crisp vegetables and take it back to our chef Arie’s home for our private cooking class. 

After feasting on our delicious food we make our way to Batubulan Village to experience ‘Mepantigan’, Balinese mud wrestling. Once clothed in our traditional sarongs, we’ll practice some warming up exercises, learn some simple techniques similar to martial arts before the fun starts and we’re covered in mud!  Mepantigan is a fascinating experience which is part martial arts, part drama, part contemporary dance fused with performance fighting with a spiritual element to it.  After we’re washed and dried off, we can sit down to sample some traditional Balinese food.

Activities: 

Cooking Class

Mud wrestling at Mepantigan

Hotel: Svargo Loka  

Meals:  Breakfast & Lunch

Day 3 - Bangli

After a leisurely breakfast, we set saddle to explore some of the villages outside Ubud on our 2 wheels. Passing through rice fields, fruit orchards, temples, and local villages, we make a stop at a local Balinese house to learn about the unique style of Balinese architecture.  

After lunch, we visit Tirta Empul temple located on a holy mountain spring that feeds a series of purification pools. This is an important site for Balinese people, and where they come for purification. Our guide will help any of us who feel the need to be purified!

Leaving the city behind, we head to our next hotel, De Umah Bali located in Bangli a real Balinese compound that implements the traditional architecture called ‘Asta Kosala Kosali’ or ‘Asta Bumi’, a Balinese feng Shui.  Each building is built on a precise location in accordance with the spiritual meaning of the place using the step of the owner as a base measurement for its proportions to incorporate his spirit in the building itself.  Take time to freshen up before we meet our yoga and meditation guru who will explain a bit about the history and benefits of meditation and then take us through our own guided Meditation.  After a delicious dinner, the evening is free for you to relax or explore the surrounding area.

Activities: 

Village cycling

Tirta Empul Purification

Hotel: De Umah Bali

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Bangli

After a relaxing sleep we start the day by moving our bodies with some morning Yoga and fresh juice. After breakfast we take a walk through the local village, passing by the rice fields, and the coffee plantations until we reach beautiful Tangkup waterfall.  Take a natural shower before enjoying relaxing picnic lunch because tonight things a hotting up as we take part in an Agni Hotra fire healing ceremony. 

Agni Hotra is an ancient fire ceremony originating from the sacred Vedic Hindu texts. Agni refers to fire and Hotra means, healing. This healing fire ceremony is considered one of the highest Vedic rituals. Specially trained priests make offerings of ghee and grains into the fire while reciting Sanskrit mantras to invoke blessings of health and abundance.  By the end of the evening you should feel both healed and energised.

Activities: 

Yoga 

Waterfall walk & picnic

Agni Hotra Ceremony

Hotel: De Umah Bali

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 5 - Candidasa

Today we leave the hills behind and drive to Taman Ujung water palace –  a sprawling complex with large ponds, ornate bridges and stunning pavilions all set amongst the beautifully manicured gardens.  

If you love chocolate, this next stop is going to be paradise because we’re visiting the Sorga organic chocolate factory.   After learning the process of creating chocolate bars from healthy dark chocolate, we get to dive in and taste the many flavours on offer– Heaven!!  

Our final stop today is a beach known locally as Virgin beach –A beautiful stretch of  long white beach around an attractive turquoise cove. There’s a lot of local ‘warungs’ – restaurants where we can pull up a sun-lounger and enjoy our local lunch of mixed rice wrapped in banana leaves washed down with an ice cold beer and a dip in the ocean.

After we head to Candidasa, our next stop, and the evening is free to enjoy.      

Activities:

Taman Ujung water palace

Sorga organic chocolate factory

Virgin Beach                                    

Hotel: Rama Candidasa

Meals:  Breakfast & Lunch

Day 6 - Candidasa

The morning is for you to relax or choose from one of the activities on offer at the hotel from cycling, snorkeling, spa treatments, trekking, and even a cooking class.

This afternoon we head to the local village for a lesson in Gamelan, a traditional Balinese dance that has been passed down from centuries from the mothers and wives of each community.

The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy as you wish in this complete paradise!

Activities:

Dance & Gamelan lesson with local ladies

Hotel: Rama Candidasa

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 7 - Amed

An early start as we head to Lempuyang temple a 1 hour drive away. Lempuyang is one of Bali’s oldest, highest and most important temples as well as being the highest – you would definitely have seen pictures of the heavenly gates before you experience the climb and the amazing views at the top!  Our guide, who is also the local priest will accompany us on the climb of 1700 steps to reach the summit. This is very much a spiritual climb and you will see dozens of locals making the climb in sandals, traditional clothes and carrying offerings.  

After we arrive at our amazing hotel, the rest of the day is free to relax.

Activities: 

Lempuyang Temple Climb

Hotel: Hidden Paradise Cottages

Meals:  Breakfast & Lunch

Day 8 - Amed/Cangu

Nestled on the coast, surrounded by lush green mountains is a place called Amed. Its most famous for its excellent diving amongst the beautiful coral reefs and of course a few shipwrecks, namely the second world war US Liberty.   Today we explore the underworld and don’t worry if you’ve never snorkelled before because our expert guide will ensure you fully understand how to use the equipment and will be in the water with you.  There’s some absolutely amazing coral and sea life to be seen, you’ll be sooo glad you experienced this as words can’t simply describe it!

In the afternoon we head back to the west coast of Bali, to Canggu, an area famous for its surfing spots, hip bars and restaurants.  

Activities: 

Snorkeling 

Hotel: Kirana Bali    

Meals:  Breakfast

Day 9 - Cangu

After breakfast, if we can tear ourselves away,  we walk to a local spa to be pampered with a 60 minute rejuvenating or relaxing massage…bliss!

Relaxed and rejuvenated, we head to the house of a local Balinese Priest.  Female priests are quite rare in Bali, so a meeting with this extraordinary lady will be a very special treat!

After dressing in traditional sarong we share some local dishes for lunch and then go to the temple to make some offerings.

Back at the hotel for our last swim in the pool or relax on a sun lounger before we head out for our last evening starting with a sunset cocktail by the beach and then to Mama Canggu, a local Balanese restaurant with beautiful views overlooking Canggu.

Activities:

Spa Massage

Blessing by female priest

Sunset cocktails and farewell dinner

Hotel: Kirana Bali Canggu

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Departure

One more rejuvinating yoga class before our journey home. After breakfast we have one more stop – Tanah Lot. The temple is built on a rock in the ocean, a definite photo moment that can’t be missed.  Usually sunset is the time to visit but it’s really just as stunning in the day time – and far less crowded!

Unfortunately it’s then off to the airport feeling rejuvenated after your spiritual journey around the Island of the Gods.

Activities:

Yoga Class

Tanah Lot

Meals:  Breakfast

*Itineraries and hotels are subject to change. Elle Voyage and its partners will strive to provide you with the best possible tour and experience. It is our intention to adhere to the outlined itinerary as published. However, please be advised that it may be occasionally necessary to substitute an activity due to events that cannot be predicted. Therefore, Elle Voyage reserves the right to make changes in accommodations, tours or excursions, meals, and itineraries at any time should it become necessary or desirable.
Bali Tour FAQs
DO I NEED TO BOOK MY FLIGHTS
Flights are not included but can be arranged at an additional cost.
ARE THERE ENTRY & TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS?
All travellers’ passports MUST be valid for 6 months after date of entry into Bali. Please make sure to check your passport at least three months before your departure so you have time to renew it if necessary.

A Visa is required to visit Bali which can be purchased on arrival. Please bring a passport photo and we arrange this all for you.

ARE THERE ADDITIONAL FEES?
International airfare, additional meals, alcohol, personal expenses, additional activities such as day tours, transportation, or spa appointments booked in addition to our itinerary will all be additional fees.
WHAT LEVEL ARE THE ACTIVE EXCURSIONS?
Bali’s Activity Level is MODERATE. Focus is on walking, climbing temple stairs, bike rides and treks through nature.

For active experiences in Indonesia we ask that you wear good walking shoes.

Remember you have the freedom to skip any activity that does not resonate with you.

Tour Details:

Dates: March 2020 Date TBC
10 Days/9 Nights

Where: Bali

Group Size: 14 Guests Maximum

Tour Cost: £1800.00 Shared occupancy
Single Supplement: £400.00

All tours are quoted in British Pounds.

Register Now:

Space is limited to just 14 guests. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis.

To register for this tour, a deposit of £300 of the total tour price is required to secure your reservation.

Balance is due 60 days prior to travel.

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