Discover Bali Culture

Balinese Art

$963 USD per room (Double Occupancy) – Discover Bali Culture Promo* Package Tour includes:

  • Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel
  • 11 Days and 10 Nights hotel stay
  • Private air – conditioned transport
  • Daily breakfast
  • All transfers as per itinerary
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Entrance fee

* The Discover Bali Promo Tour Package is available from April 01, 2016 to March 31, 2017

Single Supplement $501 USD per night

 

 

Hotels You Stay At

Sri Ratih CottagesPuri Santrian Hotel
Sri Ratih Cottages

5 Night Stay – Superior Room

3-stars

Sri Ratih Cottages, nestled on the lush outskirts of Ubud, is a pristine boutique hotel known for its stylish modern Balinese design, tranquil atmosphere, and the warm hospitality of the staff. The spaciously set out rooms surround the inviting turquoise waters of the swimming pool which sits at the centre of well-kept tropical gardens. Guests can sample mouth-watering far eat the restaurant, Sri Ratih Café and Jewelry or take advantage of a soothing spa treatment for optimum relaxation at the Sri Ratih Spa. Sri Ratih Cottages boasts 30 rooms, appointed with locally-sourced Balinese furnishings and artworks with a natural timber and stone accents to maintain a comfortable ambiance in the midst of the tropical heat.

Sri Ratih Cottages enjoys a strategic location in the lush and peaceful hinterlands of Ubud, Bali’s artistic and spiritual centre.

 

Peak season surcharges apply:
July 15 – August 31
December 25 – January 05

3 Night Stay – Superior Room

Puri Santrian Hotel is set on Sanur Beach outside Denpasar. This lavish hotel is 11 km from Bali Museum and 15 km from shopping and nightlife in the upscale Seminyak district.

Elegant, island-inspired rooms and bungalows have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Club rooms include access to a private pool and a jacuzzi, and an opulent suite features an infinity pool and an outdoor pavilion.

There’s also an upscale restaurant and a refined open-air bar. An outdoor pool includes a sundeck, and a spa offers massages and beauty treatments. Other amenities include cooking classes, yoga and afternoon tea.

Peak season surcharges apply:
July 01 – September 30
December 20 – January 10

 

Tour Details

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6 and 7Day 8Day 9 and 10Day 11
Arrive at Denpasar, Sanur

Arrive at Denpasar. Upon arrival, our travel guide meets you and are chauffeured to the Sri Ratih Cottages, in Ubud, in your private air-conditioned vehicle.

About Denpasar International Airport

Denpasar International Airport, also known as Ngurah Rai International Airport, is the main airport in Bali, located 13 km south of Denpasar. Ngurah Rai is the third busiest airport in Indonesia after Soekarno–Hatta International Airport and Juanda International Airport. In 2011 Ngurah Rai International Airport recorded 39,509 international and 64,262 domestic flights which carried 6,177,044 and 6,594,830 passengers respectively. The 2011 passengers were doubled within 5 years. The airport has category IX and is capable of serving aircraft up to the size of Boeing 747-400.

The airport is named after I Gusti Ngurah Rai, a Balinese hero who died on 20 November 1946 in a puputan (fight to the death war) against the Dutch at Marga in Tabanan where the Dutch defeated his company with air support, killing Rai and 95 others during the Indonesian Revolution in 1946.

Ubud, Bali Cooking Class (Breakfast and lunch included)

After breakfast, we take an early morning drive to the local market to get products needed for the cooking class. A local guide helps us to get everything and talks about the cuisine of Bali. We then go to a local family and visit the neighborhood. With the help of locals, we prepare lunch using the ingredients we bought at the market.

After lunch, you will have free time for leisure, or any other activity you wish to partake on your own time.

About Balinese Cuisine

Balinese cuisine is a cuisine tradition of Balinese people from the volcanic island of Bali. Using an incredible variety of spices, blended with the fresh vegetables, meat and fish. Part of Indonesian cuisine, it demonstrates indigenous traditions, as well as influences from other Indonesian regional cuisine, Chinese and Indian. The island’s inhabitants are predominantly Hindu and culinary traditions are somewhat distinct with the rest of Indonesia, with festivals and religious celebrations including many special foods prepared as the offerings for the deities, as well as other dishes consumed communally during the celebrations.

Rice, the primary grain is almost always consumed as a staple accompanied with vegetables, meat and seafood. Pork, chicken, fruit, vegetables and seafood are widely utilized, however just like most of Hindus, beef is never or rarely consumed.

Day of Art Activities (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

After breakfast, we will visit the local Balinese village. We will tour the village and enjoy the unique experience of learning about the Barong mask making process. Then, after lunch, we will be attending a traditional dance class. In the evening we will get to see a traditional Bali dance before dinner.

About Balinese Art

Balinese art is art of Hindu-Javanese origin that grew from the work of artisans of the Majapahit Kingdom, with their expansion to Bali in the late 14th century. From the sixteenth until the twentieth centuries, the village of Kamasan, Klungkung (East Bali), was the centre of classical Balinese art.

Ubud and Batuan are known for their paintings, Mas for their woodcarvings, Celuk for gold and silver smiths, and Batubulan for their stone carvings. Covarrubias describes Balinese art as, “… a highly developed, although informal Baroque folk art that combines the peasant liveliness with the refinement of classicism of Hinduistic Java, but free of the conservative prejudice and with a new vitality fired by the exuberance of the demonic spirit of the tropical primitive”. Eiseman correctly pointed out that Balinese art is actually carved, painted, woven, and prepared into objects intended for everyday use rather than as object d ‘art.

Ubud Monkey Forest (Breakfast included)

After breakfast, we will start our day by visiting the Ubud Monkey Forest. We then proceed to Gunung Kawi Temple and to the Tirta Empul temple. We pause for lunch. After lunch, we will visit Woman Brahmin, and then back to the hotel.

About The Monkey Forest

The Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and Hindu temple complex in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Its official name is the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (Balinese Mandala Suci Wenara Wana), and its name as written on its welcome sign is the Padangtegal Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. The Ubud Monkey Forest is a popular tourist attraction and is visited by over 10,000 tourists a month.

The Monkey Forest lies within the village of Padangtegal, which owns it. The village’s residents view the Monkey Forest as an important spiritual, economic, educational, and conservation center for the village.

The Ubud Monkey Forest covers approximately a tenth of a square kilometer and contains at least 115 different species of trees. The park is heavily forested and hilly, A deep ravine runs through the park grounds, at the bottom of which flows a rocky stream. Trails allow visitors access to many parts of the park, including the ravine and stream.

Bicycle Tour – White Water Rafting at Ayung River (Breakfast included)

After breakfast, we will head out to enjoy nature of Bali by bicycle. We will meet the locals and observe their life. Then, we have lunch and head out to the Ayung River and enjoy the beautiful view of Bali.

About Ayung River

The Ayung River is the longest river on the Indonesian island of Bali. It runs 75 km from the northern mountain ranges and discharges into the Badung Strait at Sanur near Denpasar.

Ubud – Free Days (Breakfast included)

Free days for you to enjoy at your leisure. You can enjoy the pool or go shopping for some awesome souvenirs.

About Ubud

The town of Ubud, in the uplands of Bali, Indonesia, is known as a center for traditional crafts and dance. The surrounding Ubud District’s rainforest and terraced rice paddies, dotted with Hindu temples and shrines, are among Bali’s most famous landscapes. Ancient holy sites include the intricately carved Goa Gajah (“Elephant Cave”) and Gunung Kawi, with its rock-cut shrines.

Ubud –  Sanur (Breakfast included)

After breakfast, we shall travel to Sanur and check-in at the hotel.

About Sanur

Sanur is a seaside town in the southeast of the island of Bali, in Indonesia. Its long stretch of beach offers shallow waters. Colorful jukung fishing boats rest on the sand, backed by a paved cycling path. The Pura Blanjong temple is built from coral and has inscriptions dating from the 10th century. The leafy main street Jalan Danau Tamblingan is lined with art galleries and restaurants.

Ubud –  Sanur (Breakfast included)

Free days for you to enjoy at your leisure. You can enjoy the beach or go shopping for some awesome souvenirs.

About Sanur

Sanur is a seaside town in the southeast of the island of Bali, in Indonesia. Its long stretch of beach offers shallow waters. Colorful jukung fishing boats rest on the sand, backed by a paved cycling path. The Pura Blanjong temple is built from coral and has inscriptions dating from the 10th century. The leafy main street Jalan Danau Tamblingan is lined with art galleries and restaurants.

Denpasar – Next Destination ((Breakfast included)

Transfer to Ngurah Rai International Airport for your flight to home or on to your next destination.

 

 

Not Included in Tour Package Price :

  • Airport departure tax
  • Drinks, gratuities and expenses of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • Any other optional item
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