Yoga Tour - Experience the Essence of Bali With Alison Sykes
24-31st March 2013
Arrive at Denpasar Airport. You will be transferred to your superior hotel in air-conditioned private transport. Once you are all checked in and have had time to absorb your beautiful surroundings, we will have a meet and greet with your guides and other members of the group. We will have a delicious welcome dinner of Indonesian delicacies before you settle into your room for a good nights sleep ready for the week’s activities. Overnight in a superior resort.
After a morning yoga class and a scrumptious breakfast at our hotel, here you have the option to come on a tour to Padang Padang, a local swimming bay, where you can relax and enjoy a swim in the beautiful ocean. You will have lunch over looking the famous Uluwatu cliffs admiring the beautiful views while enjoying a meal at a local café, and then visit the famous black rock Uluwatu temple over looking the famous surfing spot and learning about Balinese Hindu life. (cost $20). Alternatively you can stay in the area to enjoy a spot of shopping or relax at the famous Kuta beach.
You all enjoy some free time in the afternoon before a sunset yoga class on the beach before we enjoy dinner at a local restaurant enjoying some fresh local cuisine. Overnight in superior resort.
After a morning yoga class and a scrumptious breakfast at our hotel you will enjoy some free time before we need to pack our bags and check out of the hotel. On our way to our next destination we will visit souvenir warehouses where you will have an amazing array of products to choose from. Everything from clothing, handicrafts, souvenirs, wooden products, artwork etc etc and at amazing prices.
We will stop at a local restaurant for some fresh local cuisine before we arrive at our next hotel, the Pan Pacific overlooking the famous Tanah Lot temple. You can enjoy some free time in this wonderful resort before we meet for a sunset yoga class.
Tonight we enjoy a scrumptious meal at the hotel. Overnight at deluxe resort.
After a morning yoga class and a scrumptious breakfast you can enjoy free time at the resort. There are many activities you can do, bike riding, tennis, enjoy the 30m waterslide, relax by the pool, visit the resort spa, or whatever you choose. You can have lunch by the pool. Or head into the nearby markets for some more traditional food if you prefer.
In the afternoon we provide you with the option of taking you on tour to the nearby Tanah Lot temple (cost – free). Here you will learn about this temple in the sea and if the tide permits you can be blessed at the temple by the local priests. You can visit the sea snakes that live in the caves or walk through the ground making the most of the opportunity for some amazing photos. After a visit to the temple we will take you to the local markets where you can buy anything you can dream of. Everything from brand name stores to local handicrafts. For those too shy to bargain we can help you with this and we can advise on what prices to pay for items. Take your time to head back to the hotel before our early evening yoga class. Tonight we will enjoy a meal at the resort. Overnight at deluxe resort.
This morning after our morning yoga class we enjoy a breakfast at the hotel before needing to pack our bags and check out. Here we head through a local village learning about the process of growing and harvesting rice and other local traditions. We will eat lunch at a local restaurant enjoying some beautiful local cuisine before arriving in the tranquil Ubud. In the afternoon you have the option of coming on an orientation and market tour of Ubud (cost – free). Here we will show you the local attractions, preferred restaurants, bargain shops, and other areas of interest. We will take you through the local Ubud markets and teach you more bargaining skills to help you buy any more local handicrafts or clothes of interest. We can introduce to some local stall holders who will ensure you receive a bargain!
After an interesting afternoon we will enjoy a late afternoon yoga class before getting ready to head to one of Ubud’s most beautiful restaurants where you can enjoy an array of fresh local or international foods. Overnight in a standard hotel.
After a morning yoga class and a scrumptious breakfast at our hotel, here you have the option to come on a walking tour through Ubud, through the rice paddies enjoying the most beautiful scenery, though the local jungle behind the village of Ubud and back through town (cost – free). If you would prefer to have the morning to yourself you can swim in the hotel pool or wander the streets of Ubud at your leisure.
Enjoy lunch in your own time then in the afternoon you get to pamper yourself. You can choose from a wide variety of spa treatments including a local Balinese massage, a facial, a pedicure, manicure, flower bath, body scrub or even a combination of a couple of these. You have the time so why not upgrade and spend the entire afternoon being pampered?
After this relaxing afternoon we will enjoy a late afternoon yoga class before enjoying dinner at a local Balinese restaurant. Overnight in standard hotel.
After a morning yoga class and a scrumptious breakfast at our hotel, here you have a few options. The first is to travel through terraced rice fields to Kintamani mountains for a view of Batur volcano. Stop for lunch near Kintamani and then travel to Besakih, the mother temple and biggest and holiest temple in Bali. It is perched nearly 1,000m high on the side of Mount Agung (cost – $30).
The second option is to experience a Balinese Organic Cooking Class in a local village. The cooking class involves a trip to the local market where you will learn about local Balinese spices and vegetables. From here you head back to a local village where you will learn about rice paddies and the local village life before getting to prepare local Balinese dishes and enjoying them for your lunch (cost - $40).
Alternatively you can have the day to yourself. You can wander the village of Ubud, enjoy another spa treatment, or you can relax at the hotel. You can enjoy lunch at the café of your choice.
We will enjoy a late afternoon yoga class and the dinner at a local Balinese warung. Overnight in standard hotel.
After a morning yoga class and breakfast this morning, you will have some free time for last minute activities including shopping or spa treatments before checking out of the hotel and transferring to the airport for your departure where we will sadly say goodbye.
In a rush to head home? If not why not consider extending your stay? We can provide you with a quote to stay for a few more days. Either continue your stay in Ubud or experience another part of the wonderful Island of Bali.
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2 nights accommodation in 4 star property in Kuta or Seminyak
2 nights accommodation in 5 star property in Tabanan
3 nights accommodation in 3 star property in Ubud
2 yoga classes daily
Return airport to hotel transfers
1 spa treatment of your choice
Shopping tour of local handicraft and souvenir markets
Jungle and rainforest walk
Tanah Lot temple and market tour
Tour of a local village and rice paddies
2 bottles of water daily