Taste of Bali
October 30 – November 9, 2017
11 Days/ 10 Nights
Description of Tour:
The Taste of Bali retreat is Love Your Spirit Tours signature introduction excursion to Bali, Indonesia. For 11 days, guest are immersed in the beauty and tranquility of Bali. We will explore 9th Century Balinese antiquities, to UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES. We will step back into time & explore the influence of Javanese aristocracy. The Taste of Bali is captured as we take in the magical sunsets, stroll through rice-fields while stimulating our senses through the sacred music and dance. This excursion is designed for those who seek to experience the cultural richness of the Island of the Gods, while taking in the hidden treasures behind the hidden façade.
ItineraryDAY 1 ~ Travel Day
Your driver will meet you in front of International Arrivals/ Denpasar International Airport –Transfer by private car (about one hour drive) to Ubud – resort, the village of Penestanan.
DAY 2 Relax, Rewind, and Rejuvenate
Bask and pamper with a traditional Balinese massage, combining elements of acupressure - firm pressure applied to the body from your long journey.
Our afternoon is set aside for reflection and guided exploration of our village. Meeting the warm local community is a highlight. Our evening culinary delights will be prepared by an International Chef of where the confluence of two sacred rivers meet, on the grounds of the Renaissance Master, Antonio Blanco. Our private tour through the Blanco grounds and museum is followed by an enchanting savory selections of international delights.
DAY 3 Art of Bali
Hidden treasures of Bali will take to us to the permeant collection of Balinese paintings from the turn of the century to the unspoiled and sacred grounds of Arma Museum with collections of traditional and Indonesian contemporary works.
DAY 4 Balinese Epicure
Experience the traditional market in Ubud for the preparation of our Balinese cooking class. Discover the spiced flavors of Bali Cuisines of exotic ingredients from a unique culinary heritage.
DAY 5 Textiles & Temples of Bali
We will travel to the 10th century of the Royal Courts of Java and experience the Javanese aristocracy influence of the Balinese Culture through traditional handcrafted textiles and ancient spiritual traditions of ceremony within the original Hindu community. Our day will end as we take in the sea breeze and reflection on Candidasa Beach.
DAY 6 Ubud behind the facade
Our Rice Terrace walking tour will take us behind the façade of Ubud taking in centuries of rice harvesting and preparation.
DAY 7 Mountains, Rice Terrace & Volcanos
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES will captivate our day as we explore significant sites from the 9th century to the 13th century.
Day 8 Music & Dance of Bali
Love Your Spirit Tours evening of Balinese dance dates back to the 1930’s performed by men chanting a song of sorrow through the sounds of an ancient chorus set in elaborate dressed customs.
Day 9 Magic of Bali
Our visit to the Royal Family Temple built in 1634 by the King of the Mengwi Dynasty provides an extraordinary glimpse of Balinese Architecture on the Island. Our early evening will end with the magic of a Bali sunset and traditional offering ceremony.
Day 10 Taste of Bali
This day is set aside for collective and individual gratitude. Our evening is set aside for a spectacular evening of music, dance and Balinese Celebration.
Day 11 Departure
A graceful departure.