Renew and rejuvenate in Southeast Asia's epicenter of spirituality and wellness on this new Bali adventure! Experience nine decadent days beginning on the slopes of Bali's second-highest mountain. Hike through Batukaru Nature Reserve's lush jungle, filled with chattering monkeys and birds. Cycle through Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, visit Batukaru Temple, and watch the sunrise from atop Ubud's Mount Batur. Participate in traditional Balinese blessing and offering rituals. With daily yoga, massage and spa treatments, and stays in luxurious eco-resorts throughout the trip, you're assured a wellness retreat for body and mind that will leave you feeling healthier than when you arrived!
Strengthen your body - ride through rice terraces and hike on Mounts Batukaru and Batur
Soothe your body and soul - yoga sessions, massages, and spa treatments at luxurious resorts
Expand your mind - blessing ceremonies, offering lessons, and dinner in a local Balinese home
Welcome to Bali! Arrive at the international airport in Denpasar by 3pm and transfer to your eco-lodge on the slopes of Mount Batukaru, the second-highest mountain in Bali. Set in peaceful and natural surroundings, the property features a yoga studio overlooking the lush jungle. After a welcome and trip orientation, enjoy dinner at the lodge in a traditional Balinese setting.
Ease into the day with a morning yoga session. After breakfast, visit a spa for a rejuvenating Balinese massage and body scrub. If you choose, you may join another yoga session before lunch, and then experience the magic of a traditional Balinese temple ceremony at a local temple. As a participant, dressed in the appropriate attire, you are guided through the temple ritual and learn about its significance before heading back to a tented camp where a sumptuous afternoon tea awaits. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant on the slopes of Mount Batukaru.
Join a morning yoga session at the studio. After breakfast, drive to the starting point of today's Batukaru jungle trek. It's a half-day walk through the lush forest, and your local guide helps you to spot rainforest vegetation, playful monkeys, and vibrant birds. Enjoy a local picnic-style Balinese lunch, then return to the lodge for an afternoon yoga session. Dinner tonight will be at a local restaurant surrounded by the lush jungle of Batukaru. The food will be predominantly Indonesian food.
Enjoy the day at your leisure today. Take advantage of morning and afternoon yoga sessions, and even pamper yourself with a relaxing massage at the lodge with our local therapist. Whatever you do, the mountain lodge serves as an idyllic haven for rejuvenation, exploration, and relaxation.
After a morning yoga session and breakfast at the lodge, head out to explore the countryside by bicycle - the best way to savor the scenery close-up. First drive to the spectacular beauty of the UNESCO-recognized Jatiluwih Rice Terraces. From here, travel mainly on flat paved routes, passing small villages along back roads. Enjoy a Balinese-style lunch overlooking the mesmerizing rice terraces. En route back to the lodge, visit Batukaru Temple (Pura Luhur Batukaru), one of Bali's most sacred jungle temples. Reboot with an afternoon yoga session, then transfer to Ubud.
Revel in another leisurely day of yoga and massage at the resort. A highlight of today is an offering lesson, a truly memorable experience in which you learn to make the canang sari - temple offerings made by Balinese Hindus. Local women share their knowledge of Balinese life and prayer based on family traditions passed from generation to generation. An unforgettable afternoon! Come evening, enjoy an authentic dinner while you meet, dine with, and learn from a local family in their home. A traditional Balinese performance completes a very memorable day.
Rise early! At 3:30am transfer to trailhead and trek through the jungle before ascending up a volcanic rocky path to Mount Batur's main crater. From Mount Batur's summit (5,600') witness the stunning sunrise and sweeping views over Mounts Abang and Agung, and across the Lombok Strait. Head down Batur's west slopes, stopping at craters from eruptions in 2001 and 1999 - the latter is still smoking! - and to observe the surrounding lava field. Cross black seas of lava sand to the trek's end, then transfer to the resort for lunch and afternoon yoga.
Embrace the day with morning yoga, then choose activities for the day in Ubud. Options include exploring the simplicity of village life, worship, and nature on a guided morning walk. Visit Green School, renowned for its integrated traditional academic education with sustainable green practices. Or explore architect and designer Elora Hardy's wonderland world of bamboo homes. This evening, join the group for a festive farewell dinner!
After breakfast at the resort, bid farewell to Bali and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
MT Sobek's new wellness offerings balance activity with relaxation, yoga and massage in scenic and serene destinations.
Our team of wellness guides are accredited yoga instructors who work with your body and encourage mindfulness.
This trip has been carefully designed so that you can enjoy the beauty and culture of Bali, and return feeling healthier than when you arrived.
Our expert guides and trip leaders are truly the key to our trips' success. Many are locals who live in-country year-round; others have made it their second home—all are passionate, enthusiastic and endlessly knowledgeable. Meet a few of the guides that might be on your trip.
Rejuvenating yoga, massage, and spa treatments plus temple offerings and blessing ceremonies. Our wellness trip still includes hiking and cycling.
Elegant eco-lodges in traditional Balinese settings - both carefully selected by our Asia experts for their peaceful, quiet and secluded atmosphere.
Although it can still rain in the dry season, you'll have the best conditions for hikes. Temperatures will range from the high 60's to mid-80's.
Our MT Sobek representative will meet you at the Denpasar Airport and transfer you to the eco-lodge.
American citizens do not need a visa for Indonesia for tourism stays of less than 30 days.
No, we will provide yoga mats and any props at each of the yoga venues on this trip.
Yes, all are welcome on this trip from yoga novices to experienced yogis.
No, the beauty of this trip is that it combines cultural exploration of Bali with hiking, spa treatments, yoga sessions and blessing ceremonies for a well-rounded and balanced trip.
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