Balinese Cultural Experience | Yampu Tours

-

Balinese Cultural Experience

, ,

PRIVATE TOUR - 10 DAY SAMPLE ITINERARY

FROM $4005+

Private Tour Highlights

  • Experience the Balinese way of life and connect with the local people as well as their culture
  • Visit a coffee plantation and learn of the combination of Arabica and Robusta brought by the Dutch
  • Visit Taman Ayun or Royal Family Temple dating back to 1634 during the Mengwi Kingdom
  • Visit Tanah Lot, which is perched on a rocky islet that’s inaccessible during high tides
  • Enjoy famous Barong and Keris dances portraying the eternal struggle between good and evil
  • Enjoy lunch in a restaurant that faces the still active volcano and Lake Batur
  • Visit the temple of Pura Uluwatu, perched above the sea on a headland at the tip of the peninsula
  • See the Monkey Forest, then drive to Ubud’s market and Ubud Palace, home of the Royal Family
  • Visit a local elementary school and observe local teaching methods
  • Visit an ashram near Ubud set in a garden and take a yoga session or join chanting with others
Interested in this tour?   Let us build you a customized quote based on your budget.

Tour Overview

Be prepared to dive into an exciting Balinese cultural immersion! Experience a local’s typical way of life by visiting their home and observe their family temples within their homes each facing Mount Agung, the home of the Gods. The families will demonstrate how to make the typical Balinese offerings as well as permit guests to take their own creation to the family temple. Take time with these families to attempt traditional recipes in a hands on cooking class and enjoy the completed meal for lunch.

By day visit coffee and rice plantations and learn of the manner in which they are cultivated by the Balinese. In the afternoon, visit the temple of Tanah Lot, which is perched on a rocky islet and is only accessible at low tide. During this splendid visit to Bali one can see several typical dances such as the Barong and Keris dances which portray the eternal struggle of good and evil or the Kecak dance performance designed to tell the story of an external love tale between Rama and Shinta.

Guests will also be provided with the opportunity to visit the Monkey Forest- home to a vast population of macaques and then drive further on to Ubud to visit their local market as well as the Ubud Palace, which is still occupied by the Royal Family. In the evening, the palace is still responsible for hosting some of Bali’s most renown dance performances such as the Legong Dance, Barong Dance, Ramayana and Mahabrata ballets.

One of the final experiences offered to guests on this tour is the privilege of joining a blessing and purification ceremony at Dalem Pingit Temple, which is considered a small, rather old temple near the river in the Sebatu Village. The temple is located on the banks of the river near a bathhouse and a waterfall. There is said to be a legend explaining how the waterfall has been known to cure many various diseases and it is the guardian of the temple who will lead visitors to the Dalem Pingit Temple to make their offerings.

Inclusions
Price includes domestic and regional flights within the itinerary; all hotel accommodations including daily continental or buffet breakfast; all transfers between airports and hotels with assistance and baggage handling; guided tours in English including entrance fees.
Exclusions

International airfare (unless specifically included), airport departure taxes that must be paid on-site, gratuities, meals not mentioned, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages with meals, early / late check-out, room service, visa fees/services and other personal items or services not mentioned.

Best Time to Travel
JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN
JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

Best Good Consult

Pricing Details
  3-Star 4-Star 5-Star Luxury
Double £$2198 £$2901 £$3468 £$4169
Single £$3933 £$5335 £$6469 £$7878

Prices shown above are per person. Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Yampu has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability. Prices include local airfare (where applicable), hotel accommodation including daily breakfast; all transfers with baggage handling, all guided tours in English and all entrance fees.

Trip Type:

All our trips are operated on a private basis unless specified otherwise. This is only a sample itinerary; your Yampu Tour Consultant will personalize this trip for you according to your available dates, interests and type of hotels. This is your trip and we will work on making it perfect!

Tour Itinerary

Day
1

Bali Denpasar Area

Overnight flight to Bali.

Overnight flight to Bali.

Day
2

Bali Denpasar Area - Bali Ubud Area

Private Transfer from Denpasar Airport to Ubud Hotel.

Upon arrival in Bali, guests will be met by a Yampu representative and privately transferred to their hotel in Ubud for check-in.

Private Transfer from Denpasar Airport to Ubud Hotel.

Upon arrival in Bali, guests will be met by a Yampu representative and privately transferred to their hotel in Ubud for check-in.

Day
3

Bali Ubud Area

Private Full Day Balinese Home Visit with Cooking Class and Lunch.

Enjoy a day experiencing the Balinese way of life and connecting with the local people and their culture. Depart in the morning for Tabanan and visit a typical Balinese village that is home to many traditional Balinese resident compounds. Balinese families traditionally live in a number of houses that surround a patio, with the family temple facing Mount Agung, the home of the Gods. Visit a local family and learn how the compound is established. read more...

Private Full Day Balinese Home Visit with Cooking Class and Lunch.

Enjoy a day experiencing the Balinese way of life and connecting with the local people and their culture. Depart in the morning for Tabanan and visit a typical Balinese village that is home to many traditional Balinese resident compounds. Balinese families traditionally live in a number of houses that surround a patio, with the family temple facing Mount Agung, the home of the Gods. Visit a local family and learn how the compound is established. The family will demonstrate how to make the typical Balinese offerings and guests may offer their own creation to the family temple.

Afterwards, the family will teach traditional recipes in a hands-on cooking class. At the end of the lesson, enjoy the meal that was created for lunch! Then bid farewell to the host and head to Jatiluwih. Admire its magnificent landscape views and continue to Batukaru Temple, a picturesque temple on the foot of Bali's second highest mountain, Mount Batukaru. After visiting the temple, return to the hotel.

...read less

Day
4

Bali Ubud Area - Bali Sanur Area

Private Half Day Rice and Coffee Cultivation Tour.

The Balinese have traded rice and coffee for centuries, and today the country exports to every corner of the world. This morning, depart for a local farm to learn more about rice cultivation. Visit a local farmer in the beautiful surroundings of Ubud and talk to him about his daily activities. Continue with a visit to a coffee plantation and learn how the combination of Arabica and Robusta was brought about by Dutch colonists. Observe the local villagers read more...

Private Half Day Rice and Coffee Cultivation Tour.

The Balinese have traded rice and coffee for centuries, and today the country exports to every corner of the world. This morning, depart for a local farm to learn more about rice cultivation. Visit a local farmer in the beautiful surroundings of Ubud and talk to him about his daily activities. Continue with a visit to a coffee plantation and learn how the combination of Arabica and Robusta was brought about by Dutch colonists. Observe the local villagers processing the coffee and learn all the steps of the coffee making process.

Private Half Day Temple Tour with Sunset.

Visit Taman Ayun, also known as the Royal Family Temple. The temple dates back to the Mengwi Kingdom in 1634, and is surrounded by a mote, beautiful gardens and a pond. Continue to Alas Kedaton Temple, which is located in a forest known as the Monkey Forest in Tabanan. As the name suggests, guests will see several monkeys during their visit!

Continue in the late afternoon to Tanah Lot, Bali's most photographed temple. The temple is perched on a little rocky islet that is inaccessible during high tides. At sunset, when the tides are low, one can walk to visit the temple and watch the sun dip into the ocean. Return to the hotel after sunset.
...read less

rice-terraces-bali
Day
5

Bali Sanur Area

Private Full Day Mount Batur and Pengelipuran Village Tour with Lunch.

Depart in the morning for Batubulan to see the famous Balinese dance performance of Barong and Keris dances, which portray the eternal struggle between good and evil. From there, continue the trip to Mas, a charming village famous for its skilled woodcarvers. Continue with a scenic drive along the beautiful rice terraces of Tegalalang on the way to Mount Batur.

Enjoy a magnificent panoramic view during lunch in a restaurant that read more...

Private Full Day Mount Batur and Pengelipuran Village Tour with Lunch.

Depart in the morning for Batubulan to see the famous Balinese dance performance of Barong and Keris dances, which portray the eternal struggle between good and evil. From there, continue the trip to Mas, a charming village famous for its skilled woodcarvers. Continue with a scenic drive along the beautiful rice terraces of Tegalalang on the way to Mount Batur.

Enjoy a magnificent panoramic view during lunch in a restaurant that faces the still active volcano and Lake Batur. Afterwards, drive to Bangli and stop to see Pengelipuran, a traditional countryside village well known for its neat row of traditional Balinese entrance gates and its unique architectural traditions.
...read less

Day
6

Bali Sanur Area

Private Half Day Mangrove Tree Planting.

Mangroves are ecologically important in maintaining and building the soil, and acting as a home to many fish and crustacean species who are dependent on them to provide nursery areas. In addition to preventing erosion, mangroves are used in textiles, mats, and paper and are even the staple food in some areas. Bali is a small island and is especially susceptible to erosion in its southern areas.

Today, guests can spend some time helping to preserve the precious read more...

Private Half Day Mangrove Tree Planting.

Mangroves are ecologically important in maintaining and building the soil, and acting as a home to many fish and crustacean species who are dependent on them to provide nursery areas. In addition to preventing erosion, mangroves are used in textiles, mats, and paper and are even the staple food in some areas. Bali is a small island and is especially susceptible to erosion in its southern areas.

Today, guests can spend some time helping to preserve the precious mangrove environment in this area. They will be picked up from the hotel in the morning and driven to Serangan or Mertasari Beach, where the mangrove forest unfolds. Jump from the boat into the mangrove and take a short walk with the park ranger to find a suitable place to plant some mangroves. After assisting with planting, take a walk on the jetty around the forest to admire the scenery. This mangrove forest is frequently used as a pre-wedding photo shoot venue. Later transfer back to the hotel.

Private Half Day Uluwatu Performance and Sunset with Dinner.

At 4:30pm, guests will be driven to Uluwatu, a beautiful highland in the south of Bali. After a 45-minute drive, they will see the holy temple of Pura Uluwatu, an exquisite monument perched above the sea and situated on a headland at the westernmost tip of the peninsula. At 6:00pm, an epic Balinese Kecak dance performance will start. The performance tells the story of an external love tale between Rama and Shinta, and the stunning sunset background will complement an unforgettable experience. End the day with a hearty fresh grilled seafood dinner on the beach of Jimbaran.
...read less

Day
7

Bali Sanur Area - Bali Ubud Area

Private Full Day Ubud Village and Palace Tour with Monkey Forest.

Start the day with a visit to the silver-making village of Celuk, Batuan Village, which is home to many artists, and the wood carving villages of Mas and Kemenuh. Continue to the Elephant Cave, Goa Gajah. The cave was built in the 9th century and the addition of the bathing place dates back to the 1950's. Pay a short visit to the Monkey Forest - home to a healthy population of long-tailed macaques, and then drive onwards to Ubud to visit read more...

Private Full Day Ubud Village and Palace Tour with Monkey Forest.

Start the day with a visit to the silver-making village of Celuk, Batuan Village, which is home to many artists, and the wood carving villages of Mas and Kemenuh. Continue to the Elephant Cave, Goa Gajah. The cave was built in the 9th century and the addition of the bathing place dates back to the 1950's. Pay a short visit to the Monkey Forest - home to a healthy population of long-tailed macaques, and then drive onwards to Ubud to visit the local market and Ubud Palace. The Royal Family still lives in the palace and at night, the garden is used for staging some of Bali's most important dances, such as the Legong Dance, Barong Dance, Ramayana and Mahabrata ballets.
...read less

Bali-Monkeys
Day
8

Bali Ubud Area

Private Full Day Tunjuk Farming and Coconut Plantation Tour with Lunch.

The village of Tunjuk is home to a prestigious community-based tourism project in which the villagers educate visitors about the traditional lifestyles they pursue. Depart for a drive to the center of the island and meet with the community upon arrival. Visit a local elementary school (closed on weekends and public and school holidays) and observe local teaching methods. Afterwards, join a local farmer and engage in farming activities read more...

Private Full Day Tunjuk Farming and Coconut Plantation Tour with Lunch.

The village of Tunjuk is home to a prestigious community-based tourism project in which the villagers educate visitors about the traditional lifestyles they pursue. Depart for a drive to the center of the island and meet with the community upon arrival. Visit a local elementary school (closed on weekends and public and school holidays) and observe local teaching methods. Afterwards, join a local farmer and engage in farming activities such as rice planting, harvesting, or ploughing land. Learn how to handle the basic farming tools and how animals are used in daily farming activities.

Then, enjoy a short hike around the paddy fields that surround the village and visit a coconut plantation. Observe how local people have mastered the art of climbing coconut trees and drink the juice of a fresh young coconut. Return to the village and enjoy a deliciously prepared lunch, after which guests will learn more about the traditional Balinese kitchen. Bid farewell to the hosts and return to the hotel. On the way back, visit the tranquil Taman Ayun Temple, which is home to beautiful tropical gardens.
...read less

Day
9

Bali Ubud Area

Private Full Day Spiritual Journey with Lunch.

Today's journey is focused on awakening the spirit. First, meet with a Balinese shaman and he or she will open the spiritual chakra. In Sanskrit, chakra means "wheel" or "circle" and is generally used to reference specific energy points along the central meridian of the body. There are seven chakra points in total, although some systems include one or two extra.

Afterwards, join a blessing and purification ceremony at Dalem Pingit Temple, a small old temple read more...

Private Full Day Spiritual Journey with Lunch.

Today's journey is focused on awakening the spirit. First, meet with a Balinese shaman and he or she will open the spiritual chakra. In Sanskrit, chakra means "wheel" or "circle" and is generally used to reference specific energy points along the central meridian of the body. There are seven chakra points in total, although some systems include one or two extra.

Afterwards, join a blessing and purification ceremony at Dalem Pingit Temple, a small old temple near the river in Sebatu Village. Walk down several steps towards the river to find the temple near a bathhouse with a waterfall. According to legend, the waterfall has been there forever and is believed to cure various diseases. The guardian of the temple will accompany guests to present the offering at the main temple.

Next, visit Gunung Kawi Temple in Tampak Siring Village, which is situated on the Pakerisan River. The village is an archaeological complex carved out of living rock and dating back to 11th century. Walk down 300+ steps passing by lush jungle and rice terraces to reach the temple. Here, with the permission of the temple guardian, relax and enjoy a meditation in one of the caves nearby. Afterwards, lunch will be served at a local restaurant in Ubud. Continue with a visit to an ashram near Ubud, set in a beautiful garden with ponds and trees overlooking a rice field. Take the opportunity to do a yoga session here or join chanting with others for meditation. Later, return to the hotel.
...read less

Day
10

Bali Ubud Area - Bali Denpasar Area

Private Transfer from Ubud Hotel to Denpasar Airport.

Be privately transferred from the hotel to the airport for the flight home or the Yampu Tours add-on of choice.

Private Transfer from Ubud Hotel to Denpasar Airport.

Be privately transferred from the hotel to the airport for the flight home or the Yampu Tours add-on of choice.

Denpasar City, Bali, Indonesia

Ubud, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia

Sanur, Bali, Indonesia

Places You'll See

  • ubud-Indonesia-temple

    Ubud (Bali)

    For an artistic, cultural, and relaxing experience like none other, visit the town of Ubud. Famous for its arts and crafts, the town offers several art courses at places like the Five Art Studio Keliki Ubud. Or cooking classes at Pissari Bali Cafe. Take a bike ride through the bamboo forest, or visit the Pura Gunung Kawi Temple. Or take some time to relax at one of the numerous spas.

  • Bali-Jukung-fishing-boats-Sanur-Indonesia

    Sanur (Bali)

    With its laidback atmosphere, Sanur is perfect for a quiet beach-side vacation. The town also has its own wealth of cultural and historical attractions, such as the International Kite Festival or the Pura Blanjong Temple. Get a taste of Indonesian delicacies at one of the numerous restaurants found in the town.

Hotel Options

3 Star Properties

Bali-Ubud : Arma Hotel

Bali Ubud Area : Bebek Tepi Sawah Villas

Bali Ubud Area : Jungle Retreat by Kupu-Kupu Barong

Bali Sanur Area : Amertha Bali Villas

Bali Sanur Area : Swiss Belresort Watu Jimbar

4 Star Properties

Bali Ubud Area : Komaneka at Rasa Sayang

Bali Ubud Area : Alaya Resort

Bali Ubud Area : Kamandalu Resort & Spa

Bali Ubud Area : Warwick Ibah Luxury Villas & Spa

Bali Sanur Area : Puri Santrian

Bali Sanur Area : Segara Village Hotel

5 Star Properties

Bali Ubud Area : Maya Ubud

Bali Ubud Area : Uma Ubud Hotel

Bali Ubud Area : Komaneka Bisma

Bali Ubud Area : Komaneka Tanggayuda

Bali Sanur Area : Tandjung Sari

Bali Sanur Area : Griya Santrian Hotel

Luxury Properties

Bali Ubud Area : The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah

Bali Sanur Area : Fairmont Sanur Beach Bali

Bali Sanur Area : Mahagiri Villas

Testimonials

Sergio M, from Canada

Traveled February, 2013

We had a great time.

We had a great time. We enjoyed some very special and memorable experiences in Thailand and Bali was truly magical. I am going to build an album and I will send it to you.

Traveled To


Laura

Traveled June, 2016

We look forward to every day

While traveling: “We’re having a wonderful time. Everything has been great so far. We look forward to every day.”
Post trip: “We had a fabulous time. It was as near perfect as any vacation either of us has ever been on. I’ve had several people ask about it, and I am referring them all to Yampu.”

Client

Traveled July, 2012

loved Indonesia

We had a great time. We loved Indonesia most of all, our tour guide in Bali especially. The hotels were all very nice, and it was very nice to have help all along the way with Yampu. We would have been very lost without it at times I am sure.

Traveled To


Let Us Customize This Trip For You

Our World Experts offer full support and dedication to customizing this tour to fit your wishlist - We can mix and match experiences, hotels and highlights to fit your budget and taste.

Similar Tours