BALI WELLNESS RETREAT

Experiences Available On These Dates

January 16-24, 2022

June 12-20, 2022

July 10-18, 2022

September 11-19, 2022

October 23-31, 2022

November 13-21, 2022

December 25 - January 2, 2023

This experience begins at $1549 per person not including airfare.  Only a $350 deposit per person to confirm your space.  These are small group adventures ONLY.  Once the space is gone, it's GONE!

TENTATIVE ITINERARY

The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary. 

VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

DAY 1

Arrival

Arrive at any time. Your arrival transfer is included. This evening, meet the group and CEO for a welcome meeting. Take this opportunity to set your intention for the trip ahead.

Private Vehicle. 

  • Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group 18:00 Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travelers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don't forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

DAY 2

Explore

Enjoy an early morning yoga class before a healthy breakfast. Participate in a day exploring the spiritual side of Bali in depth, including visits to Hindu temples Tirta Empul where you will take a holy bath to purify yourself, and Gunung Kawi, the ancient funeral monument of the Balinese Kings.

  • Stop for lunch at the G Adventures supported-Bali Community Training Lunch Program. Opt to wind down with a yoga and meditation session.

  • Before departing, create an offering called Canang in Balinese. This offering will be brought with you to the temples to ask for permission from the gods to enter.

  • Your Wellness Moment: Morning Yoga Start your day with a Hatha yoga session

  • Tirta Empul Temple Visit - Take in the beauty of this Hindu temple, built in 962 and dedicated to Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation. Wade through its bubbling springs, believed to hold curative powers.

  • Gunung Kawi Temple Visit-Explore this ancient Hindu temple complex, an ancient funeral monument of the Balinese Kings. Be sure to check out the shrines carved into the cliff -- they stand at an impressive 7m (23ft).

  • Your G for Good Moment: Bali Community Training Lunch Program-Enjoy lunch at the G Adventures-supported Bali Community Training Lunch Program. This initiative supports and assists people living with disabilities in Bali to find independence and meaningful employment through training in the hospitality sector. In Hindu-Bali, it is a societal belief that being born with a disability is a product of "bad karma". Our ground partners are working in the community to break down these stereotypes, and provide resources, training, and education to adults living with disabilities to gain independence and confidence, and find employment within their community. Fully managed and operated by individuals living with disabilities, enjoy a delicious traditional Balinese buffet lunch prepared by the organization while learning more about this initiative that empowers individuals through skills and employment training. All proceeds from this included lunch support the organization's training, education, advocacy and outreach programs, as well as resources such as wheelchairs and three-wheeled mopeds.

DAY 3

Immerse

Enjoy an early morning yoga class before a healthy breakfast. Visit an organic farm accompanied by a chef who will explain the ingredients used in Balinese cuisine, then get your hands dirty and enjoy the ritual of preparing a typical Balinese meal in a traditional Balinese kitchen. Learn various techniques and get to know the equipment. Afternoon at leisure with the option for a yoga and meditation session.

  • Your Wellness Moment: Morning Yoga - Start your day with a Hatha yoga session

  • Your Foodie Moment: Organic Cooking Class-Refine your culinary skills with a Balinese cooking class. Discover the secrets of delicious local cuisine and how to use exotic herbs and spices.

  • Free Time -Ubud Afternoon - Opt for a massage, cycling, or simply wandering around town.

DAY 4

See A New City

Depart for Pemuteran via Tabanan, where you will stop at a traditional Balinese house compound and experience their healing ceremony. Learn about typical Balinese life including how to write in the Balinese alphabet, then enjoy a family-style regional lunch. Continue to Pemuteran and enjoy a free afternoon. - Private Vehicle - Ubud – Tabanan 1h30m

  • Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

  • Your Wellness Moment: Healing Ceremony - Enjoy a healthy welcome drink. Visit a typical Balinese house compound and learn about daily life including how to make offerings, herbal medicine “Boreh”, how the Balinese calendar is built, how to write the Balinese alphabet on a Lontar leaf and how to make coconut oil. Visit with a Balinese Healer called a Balian.

  • Tabanan – Pemuteran Private Vehicle 2h

  • Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.

  • Pemuteran Afternoon - Free Time -Enjoy free time this afternoon.

DAY 5

Island Time

Begin the day breathing through a special Balinese Healing Yoga session followed by a healthy breakfast. Afterwards, drive to the pier for a short boat ride to Menjangan Island for a day of snorkeling over magnificent underwater vistas. Return to hotel with the rest of the day to spend at your leisure.

  • Your Wellness Moment: Balinese Healing Yoga Session - Enjoy a unique calming yoga that will challenge both body and mind.

  • Snorkeling Menjangan Island - Menjangan4h30m Hop on a 30 minute boat ride to Menjangan Island. Snorkel over sponges, sea plants, coral and fish for an hour before stopping for a scenic lunch break on the island. After lunch jump in for another snorkelling session at a new spot off the Island.

DAY 6

Go Chase Waterfalls

Depart for Sanur. Enroute your first stop will be Munduk, perhaps Bali's most beautiful waterfall. Next visit Ulundanu Temple, a Balinese Hindu Temple located in the Candi Kuning highland countryside. Continue to Jatiluwih to begin a cycling trip through rice fields. On arrival in Sanur relax with a cold drink by the ocean.

  • Pemuteran – Sanur5h-6h - Private Vehicle

  • Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle. Enjoy multiple stops enroute.

  • Hike to Munduk Waterfall - Munduk is arguably Bali's most beautiful waterfall. After trekking 300m from the main road through lush green forest and nature song, opt to take a refreshing dip in Munduk's pool.

  • Ulun Danu Temple Complex Visit -Danau Beratan – Munduk - Bring your camera for this floating temple visit; the captivating Ulun Danu Temple, founded by the King of Mengwi in the 17th century, is one of Bali’s most important and most photographed temples.

  • Cycling Jatiluwih Rice Terrace - Jatiluwihkawan – Kintamani - Start cycling (on an electric bike) amongst the rice fields. Ride through the exotic landscapes to Jatiluwih's stunning centre, guided by an experienced local guide who will share their knowledge about this UNESCO recognized living monument.

DAY 7

Dance Like No One is Watching

Start the day with a morning yoga session in view of the ocean waves. This afternoon opt for an in-depth Balinese dance class or try your hand at massage by taking an informative course.

  • Your Wellness Moment: Morning Yoga - Enjoy a morning Hatha yoga session at an eco-friendly yoga shala with a second-floor vantage point looking out over the beach.

  • Optional Activities - Balinese Dance Class-Sanur - Join a fun and knowledgeable Balinese Dance lesson with professional practitioners. First learn of its history then see a demonstration before joining in yourself. The instructors will guide you through postures and moves, then combine them all into an enthusiastic dance.

  • Optional Activities - Massage Course -Sanur -Balinese people believe that body, mind and spirit work in harmony, and that health and wellbeing leads to happiness. The traditional Balinese massage is useful for healing, releasing tension, freeing tissues of toxins and improving circulation. In this class you will learn and practice techniques of the traditional Balinese massage. The technique use a combination of gentle stretches, skin rolling and pressure-point stimulation.

DAY 8

Defy Gravity

Sanur - After breakfast enjoy the unique experience of doing anti-gravity yoga in a local families backyard. The rest of your day is free to explore this beach town.

  • Your Wellness Moment: Anti-Gravity Yoga - Join locals at this intimate, neighbourhood-favorite yoga spot. Instantly feel relaxed in the serene backyard, the perfect spot to achieve a total-body workout by performing a series of exercises inspired by yoga, pilates, calisthenics and aerial acrobatics. All while hanging in a silk hammock.

  • Free Time -Sanur Afternoon -Relax on the beach, or choose from the endless ways to stay active including stand-up paddle boarding, running, surfing, cycling or snorkeling. 

DAY 9

Depart Sanur based on your return flight.

Reclaim Yourself