Ubud has become the cultural and artistic heart of Bali. Until late in the last century, Ubud was a minor principality subservient to the palaces of Peliatan and Gianyar. Through a series of well-chosen alliances and the colonial meddling of the Dutch, Ubud prospered and began attracting refugee painters, sculptors, dancers and architects who had fallen out of favor with the other kingdoms. Under the influence of Prince Agung Gede Sukawati, Ubud attracted Western artists and scholars such as Miguel and Rose Covarrubias, Margaret Mead and Walter Spies who helped secure Ubud as the cultural and spiritual nucleus of the island.
Pick up at 09.00, today you will experience the spiritual sight of Bali in depth. We will start with a visit to a Balinese family compound at the Yayasan Widya Guna foundation. Then hands on working on creating an offering called canang in Bali. This offering will be brought to the temples to ask permission of the Gods to enter. You will wear also simple Balinese dress & sarong (included) before proceeds to temple.
At Gunung Kawi you will see the beautiful rice fields and the carved façade dating back to the 11thcentury. They are called the Kings tombs, commemorating the Udayana Kingdom. The guide will lead you on small rice field paths surrounding the complex. At Tirta Empul, the guide will take you around the temple with its 14 Holy water fountains for purification. The guide will explain about the offering and the way of making the prayers before you take the holy bath to purify yourself (If do not want to take bath is ok too!). Back to the foundation you will be served a lunch at a beautiful spot near the class rooms of the foundation. After having lunch then you will be transfer back to hotel or you can still play around with the children at the foundation.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
Today you will have an adventurous activity in Bali by taking part in the real Bali Eco Cycling through the heartland of Bali, travelling downhill on non-tourist sites, secret back roads and minor village roads (with little traffic), experiencing typical Balinese daily life and enjoying the beautiful Balinese countryside.
There are numerous stops on the way, including a visit to a Balinese home/compound, (where you get to see first hand how the Balinese live outside the tourist areas), a Balinese plantation (where you learn of the medicinal and culturally important uses of local plants, the process of making coffee and see many of the spices you have used in cooking and tropical fruits growing in their natural environment. After finishing the cycling in the afternoon, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
The package price will depend the choice of your accommodation.
|Hotel Name||Room Type||Package Price From|
|Puri Garden Hotel 2*||Deluxe Pool View||200 USD|
|Sri Ratih Cottages 3*||Superior Room||232 USD|
|BejiUbud Resort 4*||Deluxe Garden||290 USD|
|Komaneka at Monkey Forest 5*||Suite Room||580 USD|