This full day trip will give you a glimpse of Balinese lifestyle and tradition. Start with a morning tour to the Ubud Market, learn to make Balinese offerings, visit Pura Dalem Agung at Monkey Forest, take a soft trek through the ricefields after lunch and refresh in the pool of holy water at Pura Tirta Empul.
After breakfast, your driver will pick you up from your Hotel for an experiential day, getting into the heart of Balinese culture.
Start the day with a morning tour of the traditional Ubud Market. This is the best time to see the market as it is full of fresh produce from all over the island. Mingle with the locals as they go about their morning activities buying fruits, vegetables, spices and sweets for the daily family meal. The market is also filled with the colourful flowers that the Balinese use daily in their offerings at temples.
Next learn the art of making unique Balinese offerings, or canang sari. Offerings are an integral part of Balinese culture and this ritual permeates the life of the Balinese. Offerings are generally made three times a day, giving gratitude to the Gods.
Make your way to Pura Dalem Agung at Sacred Monkey Forest where you will learn about the Hindu spiritual significance the temple. To get your family into the local spirit, we’ll purchase a traditional sarong (the fabric wrap worn by men and women) for everyone and present your offering – your guide will advise of the ceremonial steps in giving an offering in Bali. This temple is located at the highest point in the forest and is still used for ceremonies. Your guide will also explain the architectural details of the Holy Bathing Temple and the Cremation temple.
Take lunch in a local restaurant surrounded by terracing rice fields. This beautiful location is set in a small village and away from the crowds. After lunch, take a soft one hour trek through the rice fields where you guide will explain the ‘subak’ systems of rice irrigation that is common to Bali. Rice fields are a signature of Bali and these quiet verdant paths lined by palm trees provide great photographic opportunities.
Bathing in a refreshing pool of holy water at Pura Tirta Empul, which is a popular local Balinese temple. This water temple is dedicated to Vishnu, and your guide will explain the importance of the water and cleansing ceremonies in Hindu culture.
Return to your hotel along streets lined with local art and craft where you can stop at your leisure before returning to your Hotel
TOTAL PRICE IS INCLUDED:
- Pick up service from your Hotel & transfer out back to your Hotel
- Land transportation with English speaking driver and fuel during the trip
- Mineral water
- All the tickets or entrance fee in every tourism object
- Cost for Highway and Parking during the trip
TOTAL PRICE IS NOT INCLUDED:
- Travel insurance
- Cost for lunch & dinner during the trip
- Bar, spa, laundry, phone call, internet, tipping and others