Escape to Bali from $2447 USD with round trip air from Los Angeles to Denpasar on Eva Airway, 7 nts hotel, some meals, transfers, guided excursions.
Its lush beauty and scenery makes Ubud the ultimate location for amour, yoga, meditation and relaxation. Stemming from this best-selling memoir based on Elizabeth Gilbert’s experiences in Asia, this one week itinerary offers the cultural highlights of Ubud: Balinese healing, a cycling tour, local cooking class and a romantic dinner on Jimbaran Beach.
Day 1. Arrive Bali.
Upon arrival at Denpasar Airport, your Goway representative will be waiting for you at the main gate, holding the a sign board with your name on it. After a warm welcome the guide will take you to Ubud and brief you about your itinerary. Located in the cool mountains, Ubud is Bali’s cultural heart, and the center of Balinese arts and crafts.
Day 2. Ubud.
Today you will have the opportunity to participate in an early Meditation class and Hatha or Asthanga Yoga program, held in the hotel’s outdoor yoga space, which overlooks a rice field. After breakfast, the remainder of the day is free to explore Ubud, a short 25 minute walk or a quick taxi ride away. Enjoy some of the other activities offered by the hotel, such as painting or wood carving lessons. (B)
Day 3. Ubud Touring.
You can enjoy a full day touring Bali. First visit the Tampak Siring, the holy fountain of youth located in Tampak Siring Village. The temple and its bathing spots have been used by the Balinese for over a thousand years promoting good health and prosperity. Regular purification ceremonies also take place here. You will also visit the Elephant Cave (known as Goa Gajah), nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and dates back to the 9th Century. Then pass through the Tegallalang Rice terraces to capture a picturesque green rice terrace. Arrive back to your hotel at 5pm and the rest of your day is free at leisure. (B)
Day 4. Ubud Healing.
No visit to Bali would be complete without an exploration of its insightful healers. Today you will experience traditional Balinese faith healing with a visit to one of the most noted healers in Bali, Pak Cok. You will meet with him in a private session for a consultation, where you have the opportunity to discuss anything you would like to know, let him check you and offer recommendations covering all aspects of life, health, career and family. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at the Lotus Restaurant in Ubud. Spend time strolling through the many shops and galleries before returning to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at your leisure. (BL)
Day 5. Cycling around Ubud.
After breakfast, you will be picked up for a relaxed cycling trip around Ubud’s villages to see the local Balinese rural life and a village temple. Cycling along small roads, the tour will take about 2 hours and you will see many friend locals along with way. Arrive back at your hotel around 3pm and the balance of your day is free. (BL)
Day 6. Ubud Cooking Class.
Once again you can start the day with an early morning 7am Yoga Session and meditation. Enjoy a healthy breakfast and leisurely morning and at noon, you will be taken to a traditional family home near Ubud to learn the secrets of Balinese cooking. Embark on a culinary adventure in this afternoon cooking class, utilizing traditional ingredients and preparation methods, in a fully equipped community village kitchen. This experience involves a trip to the local market, a guided explanation of the local ingreidients and then the class. Enjoy your efforts for lunch. The afternoon is free to explore town or relax at your hotel. Tonight enjoy a delicious dinner at Café Wayan. (BLD)
Day 7. Ubud – Benoa.
Rise and shine and start the day with a one hour yoga session with meditation. At noon, prepare to be transferred to your beachfront hotel in Benoa. This evening, enjoy a candle lit dinner on Jimbaran Beach.(BD)
Day 8. Depart Bali.
The day is free at your leisure until your transfer to the airport or your extension to other parts of Bali or Indonesia. (B)
6 nights accommodation in Ubud and 1 night in Benoa/Nusa Dua, meals shown as BLD, return airport transfers (Denpasar Airport), all touring & as stated in the program including a full day Ubud tour, Indonesian cooking class, cycle tour, and a consultation with a Balinese faith healer.
Valid for travel 15 Jan – 31 Mar’13. Book by 15 Dec’12. Taxes included. High Season Surcharge applies from: 01 Jul – 31 Aug
|Ubud||Benoa/Nusa Dua (Beach)|
|Moderate||Ananda Cottages||Kind Villas|
|First Class||Maya Ubud||Nusa Dua Beach Hotel|
|Deluxe||The Chedi Club Ubud
Four Seasons Sayan
|The Legian Seminyak
Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay