DATE

07 april 2024

PRICE

2399 CND

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What's Included:

  • Your G for Good Moment: Bali Community Training Lunch Program, Ubud
  • Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment – Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Wellness Moment: Morning Yoga, Ubud
  • Your Foodie Moment: Organic Cooking Class, Ubud
  • Your Wellness Moment: Healing Ceremony, Tabanan
  • Your Wellness Moment: Balinese Healing Yoga Session, Pemuteran
  • Your Wellness Moment: Morning Yoga, Sanur
  • Your Wellness Moment: Anti-Gravity Yoga, Sanur
  • Arrival transfer, Tirta Empul Temple Visit, Gunung Kawi Temple Visit, Snorkelling Menjangan Island,
  • Hike to Munduk Waterfall, Ulun Danu Temple Complex Visit, Cycling Jatiluwih Rice Terrace, All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Enter the tropical wonderland of Bali, long a beacon to travellers in search of uncovering their spiritual side. Start your journey inward with Canang in Ubud, a traditional offering given at Hindu temples, before immersing yourself in nine days of rejuvenating activities, healthy food, and captivating sights. From daily yoga practices to traditional Balinese healing ceremonies to stops at serene beaches (Pemuteran, Sanur), you will be entranced by Bali’s natural calming spirit that continues to lure people from all over the world seeking a deeper connection.

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and G Adventures. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans. VALIDITY: Valid for all trips departing June 19th, 2018 and onwards

Day 1 Ubud

Arrive at any time. Your arrival transfer is included. This evening, meet the group and CEO for a welcome meeting. Take this opportunity to set your intention for the trip ahead.
Private Vehicle
Denpasar – Ubud 2h
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Your Welcome Moment: Welcome Moment – Meet Your CEO and Group – 18:00
Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don’t forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.
Accommodation: Puri Bagus Jati (or similar) Hotel

Day 2 Ubud

Enjoy an early morning yoga class before a healthy breakfast. Participate in a day exploring the spiritual side of Bali in depth, including visits to Hindu temples Tirta Empul where you will take a holy bath to purify yourself, and Gunung Kawi, the ancient funeral monument of the Balinese Kings. Stop for lunch at the G Adventures supported-Bali Community Training Lunch Program. Opt to wind down with a yoga and meditation session.
Before departing, create an offering called Canang in Balinese. This offering will be brought with you to the temples to ask for permission from the gods to enter.
Your Wellness Moment: Morning Yoga
Start your day with a Hatha yoga session
Tirta Empul Temple Visit
Ubud
Take in the beauty of this Hindu temple, built in 962 and dedicated to Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation. Wade through its bubbling springs, believed to hold curative powers.
Gunung Kawi Temple Visit
Ubud
Explore this ancient Hindu temple complex, an ancient funeral monument of the Balinese Kings. Be sure to check out the shrines carved into the cliff — they stand at an impressive 7m (23ft).
Your G for Good Moment: Bali Community Training Lunch Program
Enjoy lunch at the G Adventures-supported Bali Community Training Lunch Program. This initiative supports and assists people living with disabilities in Bali to find independence and meaningful employment through training in the hospitality sector. In Hindu-Bali, it is a societal belief that being born
with a disability is a product of “bad karma”. Our ground partners are working in the community to break down these stereotypes, and provide resources, training, and education to adults living with disabilities to gain independence and confidence, and find employment within their community. Fully managed and operated by individuals living with disabilities, enjoy a delicious traditional Balinese buffet lunch prepared by the organization while learning more about this initiative that empowers individuals through skills and employment training. All proceeds from this included lunch support the organization’s training, education, advocacy and outreach programs, as well as resources such as wheelchairs and threewheeled mopeds.

Optional Activities – Day 2

Afternoon Yoga
Ubud
Take a break form your day with an afternoon yoga session.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
Accommodation: Puri Bagus Jati (or similar) Hotel

Day 3 Ubud

Enjoy an early morning yoga class before a healthy breakfast. Visit an organic farm accompanied by a chef who will explain the ingredients used in Balinese cuisine, then get your hands dirty and enjoy the ritual of preparing a typical Balinese meal in a traditional Balinese kitchen. Learn various techniques and get to know the equipment. Afternoon at leisure with the option for a yoga and meditation session.
Your Wellness Moment: Morning Yoga
Start your day with a Hatha yoga session
Your Foodie Moment: Organic Cooking Class
Refine your culinary skills with a Balinese cooking class. Discover the secrets of delicious local cuisine and how to use exotic herbs and spices.
Free Time
Ubud Afternoon
Opt for a massage, cycling, or simply wandering around town.

Optional Activities – Day 3

Massage
Candi Dasa
Relax and soothe sore muscles with a local massage.
Afternoon Yoga
Ubud
Take a break form your day with an afternoon yoga session.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
Accommodation: Puri Bagus Jati (or similar) Hotel

Day 4 Ubud/Pemuteran

Depart for Pemuteran via Tabanan, where you will stop at a traditional Balinese house compound and experience their healing ceremony. Learn about typical Balinese life including how to write in the Balinese alphabet, then enjoy a family-style regional lunch. Continue to Pemuteran and enjoy a free afternoon.
Private Vehicle
Ubud – Tabanan – 1h30m
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Your Wellness Moment: Healing Ceremony
Enjoy a healthy welcome drink. Visit a typical Balinese house compound and learn about daily life including how to make offerings, herbal medicine “Boreh”, how the Balinese calendar is built, how to write the Balinese alphabet on a Lontar leaf and how to make coconut oil. Visit with a Balinese Healer
called a Balian.
Private Vehicle
Tabanan – Pemuteran 2h
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Free Time
Pemuteran Afternoon
Enjoy free time this afternoon.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
Accommodation: Taman Sari Cottage (or similar) Hotel

Day 5 Pemuteran

Begin the day breathing through a special Balinese Healing Yoga session followed by a healthy breakfast. Afterwards, drive to the pier for a short boat ride to Menjangan Island for a day of snorkeling over magnificent underwater vistas. Return to hotel with the rest of the day to spend at your leisure.
Your Wellness Moment: Balinese Healing Yoga Session
Enjoy a unique calming yoga that will challenge both body and mind.
Snorkelling Menjangan Island
Menjangan 4h30m
Hop on a 30 minute boat ride to Menjangan Island. Snorkel over sponges, sea plants, coral and fish for an hour before stopping for a scenic lunch break on the island. After lunch jump in for another snorkelling session at a new spot off the Island.
Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch
Accommodation: Taman Sari Cottage (or similar) Hotel

Day 6 Pemuteran/Sanur

Depart for Sanur. Enroute your first stop will be Munduk, perhaps Bali’s most beautiful waterfall. Next visit Ulundanu Temple, a Balinese Hindu Temple located in the Candi Kuning highland countryside. Continue to Jatiluwih to begin a cycling trip through rice fields. On arrival in Sanur relax with a cold drink by the ocean.
Private Vehicle
Pemuteran – Sanur 5h-6h
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle. Enjoy multiple stops enroute.
Hike to Munduk Waterfall
Munduk
Munduk is arguably Bali’s most beautiful waterfall. After trekking 300m from the main road through lush green forest and nature song, opt to take a refreshing dip in Munduk’s pool.
Ulun Danu Temple Complex Visit
Danau Beratan – Munduk
Bring your camera for this floating temple visit; the captivating Ulun Danu Temple, founded by the King of Mengwi in the 17th century, is one of Bali’s most important and most photographed temples.
Cycling Jatiluwih Rice Terrace
Jatiluwihkawan – Kintamani
Start cycling (on an electric bike) amongst the rice fields. Ride through the exotic landscapes to Jatiluwih’s stunning centre, guided by an experienced local guide who will share their knowledge about this UNESCO recognized living monument.
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Puri Santrian (or similar) Hotel

Day 7 Sanur

Start the day with a morning yoga session in view of the ocean waves. This afternoon opt for an in-depth Balinese dance class or try your hand at massage by taking an informative course.
Your Wellness Moment: Morning Yoga
Enjoy a morning Hatha yoga session at an eco-friendly yoga shala with a second-floor vantage point looking out over the beach.

Optional Activities – Day 7

Balinese Dance Class
Sanur
Join a fun and knowledgeable Balinese Dance lesson with professional practitioners. First learn of its history then see a demonstration before joining in yourself. The instructors will guide you through postures and moves, then combine them all into an enthusiastic dance.
Massage Course
Sanur
Balinese people believe that body, mind and spirit work in harmony, and that health and wellbeing leads to happiness. The traditional Balinese massage is useful for healing, releasing tension, freeing tissues of toxins and improving circulation. In this class you will learn and practice techniques of the traditional Balinese massage. The technique use a combination of gentle stretches, skin rolling and pressure-point stimulation.
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Puri Santrian (or similar) Hotel

Day 8 Sanur

After breakfast enjoy the unique experience of doing anti-gravity yoga in a local families backyard. The rest of your day is free to explore this beach town.
Your Wellness Moment: Anti-Gravity Yoga
Join locals at this intimate, neighbourhood-favourite yoga spot. Instantly feel relaxed in the serene backyard, the perfect spot to achieve a total-body workout by performing a series of exercises inspired by yoga, pilates, calisthenics and aerial acrobatics. All while hanging in a silk hammock.
Free Time
Sanur Afternoon
Relax on the beach, or choose from the endless ways to stay active including stand-up paddleboarding, running, surfing, cycling or snorkelling.
Meals included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Puri Santrian (or similar) Hotel

Day 9 Sanur

Depart at any time.
Meals included: Breakfast

Dossier Disclaimer
The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer
While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and
the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Aboard expedition trips visits to research stations depend on final permission. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
Group Leader Description
All G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of our Chief Experience Officers (CEO). The aim of the CEO is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting – we think it’s the best of both worlds.

Meals Included
8 breakfasts, 4 lunches
Meals
Eating is a big part of traveling. Travelling with G Adventures you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap. Our groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other’s company. There is no obligation to do this though. Your CEO will be able to suggest favourite restaurants during your trip. Included breakfasts will usually be asian style consisting of noodles or congee (rice porridge) or bread and eggs. Vegetarians will be able to find a range of different foods, although in some areas the choice may be limited. While trekking in remote regions food is included, plentiful and made of fresh local ingredients. For all trips please refer to the meals included and budget information for included meals
and meal budgets. Indonesian cooking contains fermented shrimp paste (terasi) as a basic ingredient. Although there are many vegetarian options available, please be specific when ordering food, as often a little chicken is included with most dishes.

Transport
Private van, bike, walking.
Solo Travellers
We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.
Accommodation
Hotels (8 nts).

Joining Instructions
For details of your joining hotel please refer to your tour voucher, G Account, the G Adventures App or contact your travel agent.
When arriving at Denpasar Airport in Bali you will want to exit Customs into the arrival hall. Once here, there are money changers but they do not offer the best rate, so its best to wait until you arrive in Ubud. There are ATMs available that distribute Indonesian Rupiah (the local currency). An arrival transfer is included when you arrive on Day 1, or when you arrive up to three days prior to the tour, provided that you have booked your pre-accommodation through G Adventures in our joining hotel. Due to customer experience and quality considerations, all services related to the tour must be continuous. Our G Adventures representative will be at the airport to meet you. Our representative will stand at the meeting area of all travel/hotel representatives. It is located approximately 50 meters from the exit doors after luggage check. Our transfer representative will be waiting for you with a G Adventures sign board in hand. If for any reason you are not met at the airport, please call our local support line. If you are unable to make contact for whatever reason, please make your way to the joining point hotel via taxi. Please note that day 1 is an arrival day and no activities have been planned on this day. Upon arrival to your Joining Hotel (note that check-in time will be in the afternoon), look for a note or bulletin board in the reception with a note from your CEO. This note will give the details of your Welcome Meeting on day 1 (usually between 5pm and 7pm), where you will get a chance to meet your CEO and other travellers, as well as learn more about how the tour will run. If you don’t see a note, please ask
reception for details! If you are arriving later and will miss the Welcome Meeting, your CEO will leave a note at reception for you with any information you may need, and with morning instructions for the next day.