Join me for one of the biggest Balinese Ceremonies
Feb. 19-28, 2020
Bali is known as The Island of the Gods and chosen as the top destination by Trip Advisor, 2017. It is the perfect place to recharge, renew, reboot. You’ll have time to nourish your body, mind, and spirit while you discover aspects of the Balinese Hindu culture during your unique vacation with a small group of like-minded people. Looking for ten adventurous, curious, flexible and community-minded travelers to join me in one of my favorite places on the planet,
February 19 – February 28
Limited to ten people. No big tour buses! Personalized.
Galungan marks the beginning of one of the most important religious ceremonies in the Balinese calendar. Celebrating the victory of Dharma (the Good) over Adharma (the Bad), it marks the time when the “spirits of the ancestors” visit Earth. The last day of the celebration is called Kuningan, the day the spirits leave the earth again.
Everything is personally arranged for you by me, Alexsandra Trevor, (AKA as Smart Alex Coach). I fell in love with Bali on my first visit in 1989 and lived there from 2011-2018. I’d love to share this remarkable place with you as an experienced and knowledgeable trip leader, I’m available to answer your travel questions before and during your holiday.
Your Holiday Includes*
*10 days / 9 nights – comfortable double shared accommodation
(private room available for 600.00 USD supplemental charge)
* Pick up from the airport in A/C car on your arrival to Bali (Denpasar Airport)
*Transportation to and from all scheduled activities listed with *
*One Traditional Balinese massage.
*Spiritual cleansing and blessing at Tirta Empul Temple.
*A guided rice field walk.
*A visit to the Traditional market in the early morning where/when the local’s shop.
*Scenic buffet breakfast overlooking the cauldron of Mt. Batu.
*A guided, slow easy-paced bicycle ride through small villages with little traffic. We’ll stop along the way to enjoy the view.
*A visit to a coffee plantation to learn about the coffee culture in Bali, including a delicious taste testing.
*A visit inside a typical Balinese family compound to see how they live and learn why all compounds have been designed the same way for hundreds of years. This excursion is a cultural experience off the beaten tourist path in to the real Bali.
*A sumptuous traditional Indonesian buffet lunch in a gorgeous rice field setting after the bike ride.
*A visit to the Sacred Money Forest Temple, a lush jungle oasis in the middle of Ubud, home to about 600 long taled monkeys.
*Traditional Balinese dance performance with amazing costumes and talent set at a Balinese temple at night. Ancient stories danced for the gods make for optimum photo ops and wonderful entertainment.
*There will be lots of Balinese ceremonies and temple offerings during this auspicious time and we will be invited to go inside at least one temple to take part in the ceremonies, a very unique experience for non-Balinese.
And more…….There will be so many spontaneous opportunities to view and experience traditions that we will just happen upon during our wanderings here. Many surprises await!
Optional time to explore on your own; or take a yoga class at an open-air bamboo studio; visit art museums; enjoy luxurious spa treatments at bargain prices; people-watch at one of the many cafes; take a silver making jewelry class, art class, perhaps take a cooking class to understand the use and meaning of the local food here; learn the ancient art of batik, get retail therapy at the many boutiques or just relax. I’ll help you arrange any of these activities and give recommendations. There is an amazing array of different cuisines set in unique atmospheres. Meals here are delicious and about one half of the cost in Western countries. Enjoy the local and international food available here. Lots of delicious vegan and vegetarian restaurants here.
*A closing group dinner.
Airfare not included. Obvious to most but not to some! Got miles?
A 500.00 USD deposit reserves your place.
Want to stay longer on your own and visit other parts of the island or some of the smaller out islands? Very affordable and easy to hire a driver or take a fast boat to the outer islands. I will help you arrange and give recommendations.
(Full refund up to 90 days in advance of the 1st day of the trip)
Win this trip! Here’s how: Gather your nine besties; once they have paid in full, you get your trip for free! (excluding airfare)
Contact me for more details at Smartalextravels@gmail.com
Whatsapp 1 702-728-9243