Balinese Countryside Discovery

Come to enjoy the amazing landscapes and traditional countryside life in this remote area of Bali! Perfect for a corporate and business outdoor activity, this program explore the secrets of the Balinese daily life.

We split the group and observe a turn over on the activities.

  • ARRIVAL SIDEMEN – MEETING AT THE HAND-WEAVING COOPERATIVE
    09:30 – 10:00
Weaving Bali

Participants will discover the ancestral know-how of Sidemen women at a hand-weaving cooperative. In Bali, the fabrics, locally known as « Ikats » are much more than simple clothes, and reflect the historical and religious traditions, playing an important role in everyday life. In here, we will explain the different techniques of weaving the « Endeks » and « Songkets », while observing the process.

We use the farmer path to admire the famous landscapes and paddy fields of Sidemen. Participants learn about the Subak system and plantations and see how the farmers work in the fields.

This walk is the opportunity to understand the countryside way of life and its social and environmental organization.

Trekking Sidemen Bali

We give cool towels and welcome drink and let some free time to the guests before enjoying the workshops with the inhabitants.

Bali Countryside is a meeting place for visitors and inhabitants of Sukahet Sari village. The opportunity to observe, try, taste and get to know more the Balinese culture!

 Guests join our farmer in the field to try by themselves what they may have already seen around in Bali, plowing with cows and sting the rice. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about rice cultivation.

 Cooking lesson: guests learn how to prepare their own rice flour in a traditional way. Afterwards, they join the women in the Balinese kitchen to discover our short recipes, easy to reproduce once back home, to remember their Balinese break! They will learn how to prepare the sambal (a spicy sauce), or chocolate (depending of our garden products).

 We prepare the daily offerings and ceremony cakes, while learning about their importance and meaning. You will also see how Balinese people are clever with their hands as doing palm-leaf decoration.

 We enjoy a walk in the property to explore our organic garden. We grow herbs and aromas, fruits and vegetables, as well as exotic plants. Our guide will accompany them to explain their use, popular in Bali as natural remedies to support your health. The garden aesthetics represents ancestral symbolic drawings related to Hinduism spiritual beliefs. Stroll through the gardens and aromatic mandalas spirals and have explanation about ancestral herbal treatments.

  • ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES

 Come closer to the still to learn about the Arak distillation, before tasting this local liquor. Many villagers produce their own Arak, an original souvenir to bring if they wish!

   Join our blacksmith, using the coconut to operate the traditional oven and sharpen his tools.

 Watch our expert climbing the coconut tree, and for the more adventurous, you are free to do the same and enjoy the view while perched on your tree!

  Discover Balinese music and dance with our staff, try yourself the traditional instruments named Rindik and learn how to position your hands, fingers, hips and eyes games on particular musical rhythms.

The number of workshops will depend on your planning !

We invite the guests for a balinese buffet lunch in our open-air restaurant, while enjoying the traditional musical instruments. It’s time to enjoy the scenery and relax in this quiet and beautiful place.

Déjeuner buffet

PROGRAM DETAILS

TOUR CAPACITY: min 2 pax / max 150 pax
EVENT DURATION: 09H30 - 15H00
INCLUSIONS: Welcome drink & snacks, lunch, mineral water bottle, local guide and activities, insurance

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