The Spirit of Bali – Indonesia

Day 1 | Denpasar Bali – Ubud
We land into Bali and will be met by our guide and head directly to Ubud, Bali’s cultural center. If our flight arrives in time for lunch, on the way to Ubud, we will drop into The Green School for lunch and a visit at this remarkable eco-international high school.  A nice welcome into the Balinese country-side, this stop will put us in touch with how local students live and study in a unique environmentally sustainable school.  After lunch we check into our hotel and freshen up.  We will have our orientation and then some down time to relax and swim in the pool before dinner.  (L, D)

Day 2 | Ubud bike tour
Rise and Shine! Today, a short drive after breakfast and we’re off on our mountain bikes through the heartland of Bali, travelling downhill on non tourist, secret back roads and minor village roads (with little traffic), experiencing typical Balinese daily life and enjoying the beautiful Balinese countryside to Ubud. We ride through lush forested areas, plantations full of Balinese staples and cash crops (cloves, coffee, cocoa, vanilla, tapioca, taro, local vegetables and exotic tropical fruits), through timeless small villages and lush rice paddy panoramas. And throngs of adorable Balinese children will be there calling out ‘hellos’ and wanting ‘high fives’ on the way down. If we chance upon a ceremony (and we often do) you will be invited to witness the events and our guides will offer explanations. Lunch, set in the serene surrounds of rice paddies, is a delectable Balinese feast!  We head back to the hotel in the evening for a quick clean up and then we hit the town for dinner together.
(B, L, D) 

Day 3 | White Water Rafting and cooking lesson
After breakfast, we meet up with our rafting guide and head out on the Ayung River. As we carve through some of Bali’s most appealing landscape, the Ayung River provides a thrill that begins the moment we push of from the riverbanks. As we switch between Class I and II rapids, we will wind through deep valleys with cascading waterfalls and towering cliffs of prehistoric significance. On the more leisurely stretches through tropical forests we will see Hindu shrines that are brightly decorated on ceremonial days of prayer. Just as you think it is all coming to an end, the unpredictable Ayung

River propels our raft into yet another rapid. Once off the river, we head
back to our hotel to freshen up. In the evening, we will visit our good friend and Indonesian chef, Ms. Dayu, will be waiting for us with her kitchen ready. She will show us the secrets to the local food, teach us how to make some yummy dishes and then we will dine on our creations. After dinner, we head back to our hotel for a much deserved sleep. (B, L, D)

Day 4 | Ubud, Community Service Project
Today after breakfast in our bungalows, we begin our community service project. Details to be shared as we develop the best project to
meet community need and provide a meaningful experience for you!
Our project will take place at YAYASAN WIDYA GUNA a Home and
Learning Center for Underprivileged Children. (B,  L, D)

Day 5 | Ubud / Turtle Conservation and Education Center
Today after breakfast in our Hotel, we will check out and after one last spin through the center of Ubud and we move over to our beach bungalows in Sanur.  Here we will visit the Turtle Conservation and Education Center outside of Sanur. At the center we will learn about the history, exploitation, religious significance and conservation of the Southeast Asian Marine Turtle. Head back to our hotel and meet
the group for dinner and a relaxing night. (B, L, D)

Day 6 | Sanur beach – Ulu Watu Temple and Kedac Dance
Wake up today to the smell of salt air and a tropical breeze. We will have a leisurely breakfast and then head out to explore the beach with our guide. Optional beach yoga and/or beach games. After lunch at we board our vehicle and head into the mountains to the Ulu Watu Tample and the Kecak Dance Performance. Built on the cliff over Indian Ocean, the temple is a spectacular site and is one of the six most important Hindu temples in Bali. The Balinese Kecak Dance is a spectacular traditional dance with fire. The group of dancers sings a chanting, rhythmic choir with exquisite dance movements depicting stories of the Ramayana Epoch. Dinner together in one of our guides hand selected spots and then back to the hotel for a rest. (B, L, D)

Day 7 | Surfing in Legian (near Kuta)

Today after breakfast in Sanur, we head to the famous surfing beaches of Legian. Try your hand at a surf board along this well known coast. After lunch in the town, we spend time wander the shopping stalls, uncovering exotic souvenirs and trinkets to remember our trip to this wonderful island. (B, L, D)

Day 8 | Departure day
One last beach day, say farewell to our new friends and head back to the airport for our trip home.  (B)

Starting price
10 – 14 students + 1 teacher: $ 1 790 / student
15 – 20 students + 1 teacher: $ 1 670 / student
(Price depends on the time travelling)

Price includes:
All the transfers mentioned in the program, accommodation in an economic hotel, all the meals as mentioned in the program (B, L, D), all the activities mentioned in the program with entrance fees,  a Students Journey guide

Price does not include:
International flights, beverages and meals not specified, phone calls and personal expenses, travel insurance, Visa on arrival for entering Indonesia (at this time US$ 25.00 / Pers.), departure fee at this time 150,000 Indonesian rupiahs (equivalent approx. US$16), all other services stated as optional or not explicitly stated as included.

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