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Nature Lovers Tour of Bali


We're going to Bali! 7 nights in Bali staying at Puri Gangga Resort.

This tour focuses on nature, animals, and spirituality. Each day features some contact with either animals and/or nature as well as the spiritual sites and traditionals of Bali. This is an opportunity to experience a new culture, learn about and be around animals and plants, and practice yoga daily.

Itinerary Overview

Day 1
Arrive at the airport. Be met by a local guide who will take you to your hotel. Check-in and dinner at Puri Gangga.

Day 2
Morning yoga and meditation
Purification ceremony at Sebatu temple
Evening yoga and meditation

We'll do a water purification ritual at Sebatu Temple to start our week off with intention.

We'll do a water purification ritual at Sebatu Temple to start our week off with intention.

Day 3
Morning yoga and meditation
Kintamani village, Mt. Batur volcano, rice paddies of Tegalalang
Taman Tirta Gangga (ancient royal water palace)
Kusamba (fisherman's village)
Goa Lawah (sacred bat cave)
Goa Gajah temple

Tirta Gangga literally means water from the Ganges and it is a site of some reverence for the Hindu Balinese.

Tirta Gangga literally means water from the Ganges and it is a site of some reverence for the Hindu Balinese.

Day 4
Morning yoga and meditation
Full day at BARC (Bali Dog Adoption and Rehabilitation Center)
Dinner at 3 Monkeys restaurant in Ubud
Evening yoga and meditation (optional)

The Bali dog is not feral.  It is a semi-feral animal that relies in part on food provided by humans. Pure Bali dogs are a unique breed found only in Bali. Their DNA is made up of a combination of Australian Dingo, Chow Chow and Akita. Until 2004 no outside dogs were allowed into Bali, so the Bali dog remained pure. Sadly, with the influx of breed dogs, the Bali dog’s unique DNA is becoming mixed. Genetic scientists from UCAL Davies who have studied the Bali dog state that in its pure form it is the true protodog with enormous value to all of dogdom and to science. 90% of the dogs you see on Bali’s streets have a place to which they “belong”, but this is not ownership as understood in the Western context.  A Bali dog may “belong” to a family, kampung, warung or other place of business, but this does not mean that the people involved will necessarily give it food or water or otherwise assume any responsibility for its care. Bali dogs are by nature free roaming animals that have roamed the island of Bali for thousands of years.

The Bali dog is not feral.  It is a semi-feral animal that relies in part on food provided by humans. Pure Bali dogs are a unique breed found only in Bali. Their DNA is made up of a combination of Australian Dingo, Chow Chow and Akita.

Until 2004 no outside dogs were allowed into Bali, so the Bali dog remained pure. Sadly, with the influx of breed dogs, the Bali dog’s unique DNA is becoming mixed. Genetic scientists from UCAL Davies who have studied the Bali dog state that in its pure form it is the true protodog with enormous value to all of dogdom and to science.

90% of the dogs you see on Bali’s streets have a place to which they “belong”, but this is not ownership as understood in the Western context.  A Bali dog may “belong” to a family, kampung, warung or other place of business, but this does not mean that the people involved will necessarily give it food or water or otherwise assume any responsibility for its care.

Bali dogs are by nature free roaming animals that have roamed the island of Bali for thousands of years.

Day 5
Morning yoga and meditation
Tegenungan (hidden waterfall)
Monkey Forest
Campuhan Ridge walk
Evening yoga and meditation

Over 700 monkeys live freely in the Sacred Monkey Forest which is built around 3 ancient temples from the 14th Century.

Over 700 monkeys live freely in the Sacred Monkey Forest which is built around 3 ancient temples from the 14th Century.

Day 6
Morning yoga and meditation
Pura Tamam Ayun
Bedugul
Ulun Danu Temple
Local fruit and flower market
Tanah Lot Temple
Evening yoga and meditation

Tanah Lot is Bali's most venerated sea temple

Tanah Lot is Bali's most venerated sea temple

Day 7
Morning yoga and meditation
Optional programs

  • Bali Botanical Garden
  • Heron Village
  • Green School (learn hydroponics and sustainable farming)
  • Bali Eco Walk (learn about Bali's native herbalism and healing plants)
  • A Day With Balinese (visit elementary school; traditional Balinese tea & cake ceremony)
  • Bali Shark & Turtle Conservation (includes opportunity to swim with sharks!)

Evening yoga and meditation

Learn about sustainable living at Green School Bali. Some of the topics taught at this campus that's fully integrated with the jungle include composting, solar energy, water filtration, aquaponics, and more.

Learn about sustainable living at Green School Bali. Some of the topics taught at this campus that's fully integrated with the jungle include composting, solar energy, water filtration, aquaponics, and more.

Day 8
Departure day

Your Nature Lovers Tour of Bali Custom Package Includes:
    •    Stay at Puri Gangga Resort
    •    All transfers and tours in itinerary by air-conditioned minivan
    •    Local English speaking guide during the tour
    •    Meals as indicated in the itinerary
    •    Entrance fees, donation and admission for tours as mentioned in the itinerary
    •    Service charges, room tax, local tax/VAT, driver, guide expenses and baggage handling
    •    Entrance fees, donation and admission for tours as mentioned in the itinerary
    •    1x cleansing purification at Sebatu Temple
    •    6x healthy dinner at the hotel
    •    1x dinner at 3 Monkeys restaurant in town (Ubud)
    •    1x program with BARC
    •    10x yoga classes and yoga mat provided

Package does not include:
    •    Expenditures of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry etc.
    •    Extension stay in the south of Bali
    •    Optional tours & programs (example, see day 7)
    •    Travel insurance
    •    Tipping for guide/driver
    •    Additional meals and snacks not in itinerary

Travel insurance must be purchased with your initial deposit. Cost of insurance is $249 per person.

PRICING:
Price per person (sharing double room): $1440
Single room supplement (if you prefer to have a room to yourself): $400
Airfare: Depends on where you are coming from and dates you will fly. Search for DPS (Denpasar Airport, Bali)

Register via Learning Journeys

Questions? Please email me!

Earlier Event: January 27
Urban Yoga Retreat