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Views of Rice Paddys in Ubud, Bali
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Culture Week in Bali

Get ready for an action packed week full of exciting adventures, cultural excursions to learn about Balinese culture and getting to know the rest of the group!
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    Overview

    Indonesia is one of the most interesting countries in the world for cultural learning and experiences. Bali is renowned for its diverse and sophisticated art forms, such as painting, sculpture, woodcarving, handcrafts, and performing arts. Bali boasts one of the most diverse and innovative performing arts cultures in the world, with paid performances at thousands of temple festivals, private ceremonies and public shows. Culture Week is packed full of exciting adventures, cultural excursions and interactions. It includes language lessons, visits to various temples around Bali, a walking tour of Ubud and the famous Monkey street, local art and cooking classes, traditional dance shows and flower arranging classes.

    During the Culture Week, you will be participating in various activities and will get acquainted with the Balinese culture, study the Balinese language and explore Ubud and its beautiful surrounding areas. Through this week you will experience a traditional Balinese show and challenge your artistic and creative side through traditional Batik Painting and also try out your skills as a cook with a traditional Balinese cooking class. Finally, you will make a traditional flower offering and offer your creation at one of the most impressive Balinese temples: The Holy Tirta Empul Temple. At this temple, you will also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in Holy Water and pray for good luck.

    Objectives

    • To introduce you to the authentic Balinese culture and immerse you into it. By doing so, you will experience the best and the closest you can get to this impressive culture.

    Impact

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    Location

    Ubud, Indonesia
    You will be accommodated in one of our houses in the village of Pejeng Kaja. Located on the outskirts of Ubud, village life is quintessentially local here and you will get a good chance to see typical Balinese life – roosters crowing and all!
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    Itinerary

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      Sunday - Arrival
      Arrive at Denpasar International Airport (DPS) in our pickup window Sunday 06:00 to 13:00
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      Monday
      On Monday, you will have breakfast and then get an introduction to the Bali traditions and culture. Then you will go on a walking tour of the popular Monkey street and Ubud market. After the visit, you will have lunch and then join a class on introduction to Balinese culture. You will then have an early dinner and leave to witness the traditional Balinese dance show.
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      Tuesday

      8.00 Breakfast

      9:30 Balinese Language Class

      12:00 Lunch

      14:00 Village Walking tour (Visit rice terrace, an art village and beauty hills by walking)

      17:30 Dinner

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      Wednesday

      8:00 Breakfast

      9:30 Balinese Language Class

      12:00 Lunch

      13.00 Batik painting class

      17:30 Dinner

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      Thursday

      8:00 Breakfast

      09:30 Cooking class

      12:00 Lunch

      14:00 Balinese flower offering Class

      18:30 Welcome and Goodbye dinner

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      Friday

      8:00 Breakfast

      9:00 Spiritual Tour: we go to visit the famous temple " PuraTirtaEmpul " the holy water temple and you can enjoy a shower with the Holy Water(Late Lunch at the house /Possible to get some snack or drink in the temple)

      13.00 Lunch

      15.00 Project meeting

      17:30 Dinner

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      Saturday - Departure
      Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Take a taxi to the airport (1.5 hours) to get the earliest flight on Saturday Afternoon
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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Transfer Ubud - Lombok$180
    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
    • Pick-ups outside of the regular pickup window$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredOn signup
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • Participants below 18 are required to provide parental consent letters and participants above 65 should have the medical clearance.

    Food

    Indonesian food is tasty and diverse and you can expect to experience a myriad of flavours and meals during your stay. Typical dishes included Mie Goreng (fried noodles and vegetables), Nasi Goreng (fried rice and vegetables) or Gado Gado (mixed vegetables with a satay sauce). For those who do not eat meat, Indonesian cooking uses a lot of tofu and tempeh (soybeans), some western dishes would also be available. Breakfasts are varied and include pancakes, fresh fruit, toast etc. Tea, coffee and purified water are available at the house. We do not recommend drinking tap water.

    Accommodation

    The accommodation is located in Pejeng Kaja which has shared rooms for participants including all facilities as well as enough space for them to interact and enjoy their time in Bali. There are two centers in Pejeng which are specially furnished for the participants’ accommodation namely Santi Rahayu and Melati.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Bali Culture Week

CategoryLearning
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$350/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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