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 women.
February 19 – February 29, 2020
Limited to ten women only!
No big tour buses!
Galungan marks the beginning of one of the most important religious ceremonies. 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 Alexsandra Trevor (AKA as Smart Alex Coach.) She fell in love with Bali on her first visit in 1989 and loves to share this remarkable place with you. As an experienced and knowledgeable trip leader, Alexsandra is available to answer your travel question before and during your entire holiday.
Your Holiday Includes*
*Pickup from the airport in private A/C car with English speaking driver
*10 days / 9 nights – comfortable double shared accommodation
(private room available for 600.00 USD supplemental charge)
*Transportation to and from all scheduled activities on this list marked with an asterisk*
*A full daily breakfast.
*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 locals’ shop.
*Scenic breakfast overlooking the cauldron of Mt. Batu.
*A guided, easy bicycle ride through small villages with little traffic. We’ll stop along the way to enjoy the view.
*Visit a coffee plantation to learn about the coffee culture in Bali, including a delicious taste testing.
*We’ll go inside a typical Balinese family compound and see how they live, learn why all compounds have been designed in the same way for hundreds of years. This excursion is a cultural experience off the beaten tourist path into the real Bali.
*A sumptuous traditional Indonesian buffet lunch in a gorgeous rice field setting.
*A visit to the Sacred Money Forest Temple, a lush jungle oasis in the middle of Ubud.
*Traditional Balinese dance performance with amazing costumes and talent set at a Balinese temple at night. Ancient stories told through dance, makes 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.
*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; take a yoga class at an open-air bamboo studio; shop; 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 are 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 menu available here.
*A closing group dinner.
Airfare not included. Got miles?
A 500.00 USD deposit reserves your place.
(Full refund up to 90 days in advance of the 1st day of the trip)
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Cost Per Person 1,999.00 USD