- RT air via LAX or SFO. Ground only also available.
- Airport transfer (except those doing their own air)
- 6 nights at Munduk mountain resort.
- 7 nights in Ubud, Bali’s cultural center.
- 2 traditional massages with local professionals, with time to schedule further treatments if desired.
- 4 visits to Balian, Balinese traditional healers
- Attendance at five classical dance and Gamelan music performances
- Island tours include visits to Tenganan aboriginal village, traditional markets, and the temples of Tampaksiring, Gunung Kawi, Mengwi, Ulun Danu.
- 3 treks through rain forests, rice fields, and plantations.
- 6 dinners in Munduk, lunch in family home, and ristaffel dinner of Balinese festival food. Breakfast each day.
- Seminars on sacred masks, local customs/culture, language, & Hindu religion, ceremonies, trance, rites of passage, East/West medicine, etc.
- Evaluations and discussions.
- Services of Madé Surya, professional guide who speaks both Balinese and English
- Services of Evelyn Hall, healing arts professional practitioner
Days 1 – 6 in Munduk Village, Bali
- Monday, August 21: Transit Depart the USA via SFO or LAX, or from your home slightly after midnight. Cross international dateline and lose one day, which is made up on your return.
- Tuesday, August 22 • Day 1 • Munduk. D: Arrive in Bali where you are met by your guide and Transfer to Munduk mountain village hotel, have an optional light dinner and a comfortable night’s sleep.
- Wednesday, August 23 • Day 2 • Munduk. BD Movement/Meditation with Evelyn. Buffet breakfast, followed by an introductory session with Made Surya with focus on basic Indonesian manners & customs. Then a walk to Munduk village, for an orientation, stopping at a coffee mill and also the Munduk market, with an explanation of the “exotic” fruits and vegetables. 1:30-3:00 A session on basic aromatherapy/plant medicine and tips on how to view and interact with those plants in Bali with Evelyn, followed by the basics of Bali Hinduism with Surya. Sunset and family style dinner of local specialties.
- Thursday, August 24 • Day 3 • Munduk: BD Early Movement/Meditation with Evelyn. Following breakfast, a guided tour with Made Surya of natural medicinal herbs both growing wild and cultivated in the hotel herb garden and along the way to Bali’s tallest waterfall with a chance for the adventuresome to take a dip. Lunch, downtime, and included therapeutic massages begin. Afternoon session with Evelyn, identifying and utilizing herbs you collected on your walk. Late afternoon orientation session with Surya, focusing on the caste and banjar system. Group dinner together.
- Friday, August 25 • Day 4 • Munduk. BD Early Movement/Meditation with Evelyn. Breakfast, followed by walk through the neighboring countryside: small villages, rice fields, coffee and clove plantations, culminating at the sacred Growing Stone. Return to hotel for lunch. Casual forum on massage, with Surya talking about Balinese massage, an Ayurvedic practitioner from the hotel explaining their work, and Evelyn describing eclectic American practices. Massages continue. Late afternoon introductory session on Balinese pharmacopeia and seminar on the Balian, local traditional healers, followed by group dinner.
- Saturday, August 26 • Day 5 • Munduk BD Early Movement/Meditation with Evelyn. Breakfast is followed by visit to a local Balian for an interview and to observe his work. After lunch, massages continue. Late afternoon talk on Kanda Empat, the “Four Spiritual Siblings” each person is born with.
- Sunday, August 27 • Day 6 • Munduk BD Early Movement/Meditation with Evelyn. In the morning we journey to Penebel village in another district to visit a hot springs and discuss essential oils. Afternoon we observe a dance class by village children. Afternoon talk focusing on the traditional Balinese Rites of Passage and their symbolism and importance in Balinese life, followed by general discussion with Evelyn about their role in the west.
Evening farewell to Munduk ristaffel and performance of music and dance by the village Gamelan group.
Days 7 – 14 in Ubud, Bali
- Monday, August 28 • Day 7 • Ubud B Depart Munduk for Ubud, Bali’s “Cultural Center,” stopping at Pura Ulun Danu, Bali’s most stunning temple floating on a small island in a volcanic lake and the spice and flower market. We wind our way through the towering volcanoes and Bali’s fruit and vegetable basket, ending our travels in Ubud. Downtime. 7:00 be at the entrance of the Pura Dalem Ubud for a performance of the Kecak dance by torch light, and the Fire Trance dance.
- Tuesday, August 29 • Day 9 • Ubud. B Early movement meditation with Evelyn. Day free until late afternoon departure for the 11th century temple and monuments of Gunung Kawi. On to Sacred Springs of Tampaksiring, believed to have healing properties. There will be a purification ceremony for those who wish to participate. Evening performance of classical dance with the women’s Gamelan playing.
- Wednesday, August 30 • Day 10 • Ubud B Early Movement/Meditation with Evelyn. Visit to the home of another local Balian (healer) to watch him practice and perhaps have a “checkup.” Afternoon discussion of healing techniques with Evelyn & Surya. Evening performance of the Jegog, giant Bamboo Gamelan.
- Thursday, August 31 • Day 11 • Ubud B Early Movement/Meditation with Evelyn. Island tour to East Bali, taking us through striking visions of terraced rice fields and craggy mountains, ending up at the aboriginal village of Tenganan to watch the double ikat weaving process (created only two places in the world), and a demonstration of Balinese lontar or palm leaf books being made, and meet another local healer. Lunch overlooking the rolling surf in Candi Dasa. Our next visit is to Goa Gajah, an 11 century important temple in Bedulu village. Our last stop is to Senang Hati—an NGO for disabled Balinese adults, to tour their facility and check out their boutique. Free evening, with an opportunity to see another performance.
- Friday, September 1 • Day 12 • Ubud BD Early Movement/Meditation with Evelyn. Visit to our third healer–a woman who specializes in trance channeling. Lunch at our favorite cafe in Sanur beach. Journey to the home of your guide for session making Jamu—traditional herbal tonic followed by talk/discussion with Evelyn on western concepts of trance. Farewell to Ubud feast–an elaborate ristaffel banquet.
- Saturday, September 2 • Day 13 • Ubud BL Early Movement/Meditation with Evelyn. 9:00 Depart for a performance of the Barong dance, the struggle between the forces of good and evil, in Batubulan, village of stone carvers. Onward to the traditional family compound of your guide in the Capital city of Denpasar, have a wonderful lunch created by the family, and tour the family compound. Final group celebration and ceremony to say good-bye to Bali. dinner on your own.
- Sunday, September 3 • Day 14 • B Check out and transfer to the airport, or stay on and enjoy more of Bali.
Not included: Laundry, overweight fees, additional sightseeing, tips, meals not noted.
Cost: $3975 based on two persons sharing a room with bathroom. Single supplement available. Minimum 8, maximum 16 participants. Do your own air? Deduct $800.
Roommates: Single people may sign up for accommodations desired on a shared basis; roommates can be chosen from other tour members. If a roommate is unavailable, the participant will be notified of the adjusted price for a single supplement: $363 extra.
Deposit: A deposit of $500 per person is due at the time of booking. Final payment is due 45 days prior to beginning date. Deposit, minus a $100 cancellation fee, is refundable until 45 days prior to departure. For cancellations after June 1, cancellation fee $500.
No refunds will be made after Aug. 1, 2017.
Passport, Visa, and Health: A passport, valid six months from date of entry with proof of onward transportation is required for entry into Indonesia. Visa on arrival valid for 4 weeks. If you wish to stay longer, apply to the Indonesian Consulate for a 2 month visa prior to arrival. No inoculations are required or advised. Everyone participating in this trip is expected to be in good health and able to walk at least three miles unaided.
About our Hotels: The first of its kind in Bali, Puri Lumbung Cottages is more than a hotel-it is an eco-tourism project dedicated to the discovery, conservation and enhancement of the unspoiled area around Munduk. The people of Munduk village are involved as much as possible in caring for their guests. They not only provide employment, but engage them in activities that maintain the tropical rainforest and preserve water. We also encourage the young villagers to keep their cultural heritage alive with traditional dance, music and crafts. They were one of the first hotels to separate their trash, and regularly recycle plastics.
In Ubud, Oka Wati’s Bungalows are conveniently located near the center of Ubud, but tucked away from hustle. The charming hostess was a pioneer in tourism in Ubud.