Indonesia

Bali - Spiritual Enlightenment  Journey

Description

You can feel the energy from the moment you arrive at this beautiful island of Bali. The energy revolves around the laws of Karma, where a constant balance of opposing forces exists: lightness balanced against shadow, and gods balanced against demons, to name a few. You can tap into this energy and deepen your experience of Balinese culture. Go beyond tourism and into the realm of personal transformation.

Bali is an island rich in spiritual heritage.  This heritage is celebrated daily, from morning offerings to daily prayers. Devotion is present in everyday life for the Balinese, which creates undeniable energy we love as visitors. The Balinese have a gentle and kind way in which life is enjoyed, and many will make a pilgrimage for a Bali Spiritual Experience to find the secret. Whether it is yoga or meditation, we all search for that stillness in the mind that is present here and treasured. Venture into one of these unique journeys to grow, release, heal, and surrender on an island firmly rooted in the practice of meditation and continual personal growth.

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1

  • It is only a short drive from the south of Bali to Ubud. Balinese kings, benevolent to the arts, transformed their court seat of into a true global village.

  • Ubud shops, galleries and craft shops blend traditional arts and crafts with modern design. Visiting European artists, attracted by the lure of an untouched tropical paradise, were encouraged to stay. They gave new impetus to existing, local arts, while creating some exciting new forms in the process. This atmosphere reverbs to this day.

  • A visit to Ubud means indulging in local arts, visiting temples and enjoying the archetypical Balinese surroundings of steep gorges and sculpted rice fields.

 

Day 2

  • Take a journey to awaken your spirituality, a self-discovery in meditation, yoga, physical and spiritual cleansing.

  • Start early morning assisted by a local priest. With the ancient healing approach we will experience and learn how to open your chakra to promote spiritual healing.

  • Welcoming with a Tulasi Tea Herbal Tea and Yogis fruits while an introduction of yoga and meditation philosophy is delivering,

  • We then continue with the Hatha Yoga Session, the root of all yoga practices.

  • Following with a meditation to identify the inner problem.

  • Afterwards the highest priest will proceed with the Seven Chakra Healing Purification. The water blessing purification is for balancing all chakras in human body.

  • End the session with Dharma discussion on Life and stress management. You will also have a chance to do the healing consultation.

  • Before you return back to Ubud, we descend into a steep valley, location of the sacred Gunung Kawi. Megalithic stone remembrances to some of Bali's long forgotten God-Kings.

  • Breakfast at hotel and lunch at a local restaurant.

 

Day 3

  • Today we journey to Pakerisan Valley, a 10th Century World Heritage site and birthplace of the Hindu Darma religion, to uncover the historical religious roots of modern-day Bali.

  • Our day starts with a small monument situated on the banks of the Pakerisan River; the ancient site consists of several temples that literally carved into the cliff faces of both sides of the river.

  • A short visit to Holy Spring fed pools, built in 1023, Tirtha Mengening roughly translates into “child waters” and offers a cleansing purification ritual followed with a quiet meditation conducted by a Balinese priest.

  • After the ceremony, take a plunge into the cool spring waters of the gentle river, shaded by a large tree. Soak in the serene atmosphere. This temple is seldom visited by tourists despite being one of the most sacred in the region.

  • Our guide will share how Balinese people connect with God through the temple and demonstrate how to open your mind to the spiritual world.

  • Continue through the rice terraces and picturesque Bali coastline.

  • In the distance you will be able to see Pura Pegulingan, built as a Buddhist temple with a Hindu styled exterior in the 10th century. It is the only working Buddhist and Hindu temple in Bali.

  • Leaving the jungle temple, we depart to a special place for a delicious organic vegetarian lunch. Here we will meet our curator for the day, an experienced researcher of Balinese spiritualism and curator of the Sukarno museum to conclude the trip.

  • Breakfast at the hotel and lunch at a local restaurant.

 

Day 4

  • Experience an exciting day in the Countryside of Central Bali, including a gentle walk through beautiful rice field terraces, learning about traditional coffee processing, plowing the rice fields with traditional methods and a stunning tranquil picnic lunch in the rice fields.

  • Take a gentle walk through the picturesque landscape of terraced rice fields to the village where we will visit several local homes to step inside and experience the daily life of the local villagers.

  • First, we will practice weaving a traditional offering basket out of coconut leaves - a fundamental skill for Balinese.

  • Followed with an afternoon blessing ceremony in the village temple.

  • Proceed to learn all about coffee and join a cooking class with the locals.

  • At nearby rice field learn about rice and help a local farmer to cultivate the rice field, Bali's most important plant.

  • At the end enjoy a picnic lunch in a bamboo hut, with outstanding views of terraced rice fields, before returning to the tent.

  • After sunset, take part in a rhythmic chanting ceremony where all participants will be dressed in proper Balinese temple dress.

  • After an approximate 25-minute walk to a temple in the rain forest, a temple priest will lead you through an old ceremony of blessing and asking the gods for more prosperous live, health and success.

  • Breakfast at hotel and picnic lunch.

 

Day 5

  • Today you'll drive on a scenic road to East Bali.

  • A stop will be made to Penulisan Temple, designated as a cultural heritage site dating from 11 - 13 centuries. In here we will do a worshiping to Lord Shiva as a manifestation of Almighty God. In this temple there are many relics of the Megalithic period up to the entry of Hindu civilization into Bali, with some uniqueness that makes it different from other temples.

  • In Penelokan, you'll have a spectacular view of the lake and smoldering cone before heading to a hidden gem of waterfall. Mesmerizing everyone who have managed to spot it. Well-guarded by the cliffs, it gives you the feeling of being in a cave, while the open sky right from where the waterfall emerges, gives you the most enchanting view. The sunlight falls on the glistering waterfall creating a rainbow, which feels as though it is projected right onto you. If you have never seen water flowing from the sky, then this would be your chance. You can swim in the waterfall and get close without getting too wet from the spray, so get your cameras ready. This quaint little waterfall is the perfect place to capture precious moments.

  • You will then rest in a local manage bungalow located close to Besakih Temple.

  • Breakfast at hotel and lunch at a local restaurant.

 

Day 6

  • Spiritual experiences in Bali help you reconnect with Mother Nature and discover some of the island’s holistic vibes.

  • Nestled in amid sweeping rice paddies, breathtaking mountains and peaceful streams, lies Bali's most iconic temple, Mother Temple of Besakih, a sprawling complex of shrines and temples, dedicated to the thousands of Hindu deities. On auspicious dates, this massive temple draws tens of thousands of pilgrims, a place of worship and deep cultural significance, where we will take part early in the morning.

  • Later off for a visit to Tenganan, a fascinating place. It is thought to be the home of the original Balinese, the Bali-Aga, who adhere to a secluded life style, different from the other Balinese. Village life plays out in a walled community, separated from the rest of Bali. Up to this day, they are masters of ikat, an extremely difficult method of weaving, producing magnificent results. Grinsing, their sacred cloth, is supposed to magically protect the owners form disease.

  • Your journey will end at a resort that lies beside of Taman Ujung Water Palace. A building combined with traditional and modern design, offering a spectacular sea view, mountain view and a view of a heritage site.

  • For 4* & 5* Property: Your journey will end in a relaxing retreat in Candidasa, an area that has managed to retain its village identity. The panorama encompassing islets to the left, Nusa Penida directly ahead and the headland to the right, with most of the hotels and resorts facing directly out to the sea.

  • Breakfast at hotel and lunch at a local restaurant.

 

Day 7

  • Before the sun rises, drive further east to one of Bali’s oldest and most venerated temples, believed to predate the majority of Hindu temples on the island.

  • Enjoy splendid panoramas of the eastern Bali mountain range and coastline, step after step, along with the lush surroundings and fresh mountain air.

  • As your final journey, we will worship in several main temples until we reach the peak of Lempuyang Temple.

  • Return back to your hotel, enjoy a delicious Balinese lunch style of Megibung in Tirtagangga. A water Palace, well-restored, that features a terraced area with numerous pools, water channels and fountains, set in a well-maintained garden with large stone statues, depicting traditional Balinese mythological figures.

  • Afterwards return to your hotel.

  • The rest of the day, pamper yourself by having traditional massage treatment. A Balinese massage uses a combination of gentle stretches, acupressure to stimulate the flow of energy around your body, and bring deep relaxation. Using freshly made virgin coconut oil, this medium–firm massage using Balinese long, strong strokes, skin rolling, kneading, and reflexology techniques to stimulate blood circulation and sooth aching.

  • Breakfast at hotel and lunch at a local restaurant.

 

Day 8

  • Morning breakfast and day at own leisure to enjoy the resort’s facilities, until departure time. Meet your guide at hotel lobby for your transfer service back to airport or your next destination.

  • End of services.

  • Breakfast at hotel.

Indonesia

Low Season From R 26 464.60*

per person sharing

High Season From R 27 292.85*

per person sharing

* All above pricing is based on 3* accommodation and a 2 pax group, inquire with us for 4/5* accommodation and bigger groups.

8 Days / 7 Nights

Set Date: 19 - 26 September 2020

Including

  • Accommodation as mentioned in the itinerary and is based on sharing a double or twin room incl. daily breakfast

  • Porterage at airports

  • Entrance fees, parking fees and customary donations throughout the course of the program

  • Services of a licensed, local, foreign speaking guide during excursions, tours and transfers

  • Private air-conditioned vehicle during transfers and tours as described in the attached program, unless specified otherwise

  • Meals as specified

  • Two set of Balinese Outfits, all offerings preparation for the worshiping and visiting the temple

  • Balinese Massage as per itinerary

Excluding

  • Flights

  • All expenses incurred due to flight delay, cancellation or other causes which are beyond our control

  • Personal travel insurance

  • Tips for guide and driver. Tipping in Indonesia is a common way of showing your appreciation and is highly recommended

  • Services not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Guide/vehicle during days or periods of time marked as ‘(at) leisure/free’ in the attached itinerary

  • Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, laundry, wellness treatments and any other item not mentioned in in the itinerary.

  • This list is exemplary and not limitative

  • Meals not mentioned in the attached program 

Surcharges apply for high season or late bookings. Prices are in ZAR, subject to availability & tax fluctuations.

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