bali - island of the gods
Our next trip will probably depart UK on:
MARCH 25th 2023 (travel restrictions permitting)
Please contact us to register your interest.
On this 2 or 3 week trip curated and led by Bali expert Saj Collyer, you will stay in south east Bali in a delightful family run hotel with gorgeous established tropical gardens.
You can pick-and-mix a trip of a lifetime. Choose from Balinese music, dance, cookery, batik, yoga, silverwork, weaving, watersports and more... alongside sight seeing days to temples, dances, rice paddies, beaches, markets and of course the odd day by the pool!
Select the length of your trip - 2 or 3 weeks.
Guide price for 3 weeks including flights, hotel, transfers in Indonesia, all transport, breakfast, lunch Monday- Friday, all sightseeing, some classes (music/dance/yoga). £2,800
Prices for additional classes such as textiles and silverwork range from £30- 80 per day depending on choices taken.
If you would like us to put a price together for a package, please contact us and we will happy to assist.
Gamelan is a traditional percussive music that accompanies the life of Balinese people, an integral part of the culture. This distinctive sound knows no language boundary, meaning anyone can appreciate this form of art. Saj has studied gamelan for 30 years and teaches at the University of Plymouth
This elegant and beautiful style accompanies most gamelan music. You don't need to have danced before to try this.
Like most cultures, food plays an intrinsic part of daily life and the Balinese enjoy a culture of food for both scared and secular purposes. In taking this option you will visit the morning market to buy ingredients and will learn some popular Balinese dishes with their delicate, fragrant spice pastes.
This class offers a unique insight into the botany, dye processes and practice of Indonesia’s textile traditions. Starting with an explanation of the work of the Bebali Foundation and a walk through the Bebali natural dye plant garden, you will learn about the more than a hundred plants are used by traditional weavers across Indonesia to make natural dyes for cotton, silk and other fibers.
Down on the beach is the most heavenly yoga studio that we have been working with for a few years now. . Pick from a varied mix of classes from beginners to advanced. Lots of different very experienced teachers to work with, practicing many different yoga practices.
Spend a day making a beautiful piece of jewellery which you will be very proud of. Learn new skills if you have made jewellery before, or start from the beginning with patient and experienced teachers.
Depending on the dates you attend you may attend a day course in Ata (rattan) weaving at the ancient Bali Aga village Tenganan,
We also have a large list of day activities which can be arranged for you including diving, snorkelling, white water rafting, biking down the volcano, cycling through rice paddies, fishing, dolphin watching, trip to the reptile park, sunrise volcano trek and much more.
You can download our brochure for this trip by clicking on the button below
"What an amazing three weeks! The attention to detail in planning and making sure everything happened as requested by all members of the party makes this stand out amongst all the travelling I have done.
Your understanding of the culture and people of Bali meant we experienced things that a regular tourist would never get a chance to do. Our visit to the night ceremony at the temple to watch Calonarang and trance dance was the highlight for me.
Thanks so much! Can't wait to book the next trip !"