DISCOVERY OF BALINESE LIFE

PRIVATE DAY TOURS

Culture

59 $

Are you looking for a real immersion into Balinese culture ?

This day tour is a great opportunity to feel like a local and understand Balinese culture, its intricate symbols and traditions !

Explore the countryside, meet local people, discover breathtaking and remote natural landscapes, and experience the everyday life of the inhabitants ...

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

09:00 - Find out the ancestral know-how of Balinese weavers

Witness the technique and process of textile fabrics. It’s a great opportunity to learn about this ancient art form, as well as understand the textile role in the expression and recognition of spiritual believes.

09:30 - Go for a walk in the countryside

Off the beaten track, get an authentic taste of Bali, as we go for a walk for about 1h00 in Sidemen Valley. Along the path, there is a chance to meet the farmers working in the field and get to understand their every day life. We discover the exotic plantations and their use in Balinese culture and food. While exploring the valley, our guide will explain to you the Subak system. This cooperative social system controls the water and is part of the UNESCO list. When the weather is clear, you have a stunning view over the Agung Volcano, sacred symbol and highest point of Bali, dominating the surrounding areas. We will cross a small river by foot to arrive at Bali Countryside property, a little taste of adventure! We adjust the path, length and difficulty according to our participants’ health and weather conditions.

10:30 - Experience Balinese daily activities with the inhabitants of Sukahet Sari

Bali Countryside takes its roots in the will to preserve the cultural heritage while giving back to the local community. We aim to offer activities for travelers who wish to know more about this authentic culture that still remains. We invite you to take part in workshops:

11:00 - Cooking Lesson

• Come along for a short cooking lesson of 3 small Balinese specialties. A great way to learn how we traditionally cook with wooden oven and have an authentic taste of Balinese cuisine.

11:30 - Prepare the daily flower offerings

Awaken your inner child while preparing the daily offerings and ceremony cakes. Learn about their meaning and use during the Balinese rituals. Also find out the Balinese skills while imitate them making decorations from palm-leaves

12:30 - Local liquor tasting

We invite you for a local liquor tasting, while explaining about the fabrication process.

13:00 Lontar and balinese Sanskrit

Learn how to write your name in Balinese Sanskrit on dried palm-leaves named Lontar and used in the past as manuscripts. You discover also the Balinese alphabet named Aksara Bali. A nice souvenir to take back home!

13:30 - Traditional herbal drink making

Prepare the famous local herbal drink “Jamu” and learn about its health benefits.

14:00 - Balinese buffet lunch

We invite you for a Balinese buffet lunch. Surrounding by nature, it's the perfect set up to relax and enjoy the view !

One of our most beautiful days in 3 weeks in Bali. Very worthy, we learned a lot about the culture. Our 3 kids loved it (ages 3.10 and 12). Walking in the forest and rice fields, making offerings, learning Balinese alphabet, cooking ... a must do ! And all of this respecting the inhabitants and the environment.

Nadine Olive

INCLUSIONS

Meals and drinks as mentionned
Local English speaking guide
Visists and activities as mentionned

NOT INCLUDED

Personal expenses (drinks ...) and tips
Transport
Other activities/ inclusions than mentionned

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