Program itinerary :
Day 1 / Morning visit of Bali’s Butterfly Park. The Butterfly Park of Bali is not only a park in the traditional sense, but it also gives you a clear picture of the life cycle of butterflies. Spread over 3,500 square meters, this enclosed park is perfect to watch free flying butterflies in their natural habitat. You can watch various colourful and exotic kinds of butterflies, including the rare Bird Wing Butterfly. The park guides will give you lots of information about butterflies and various other tropical insects.
Driving up further towards the mountains, we will walk through the famous terraced rice fields of Jatiluwih, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There we stop to learn all about the rice and its cultivation. At the half waypoint, we have a picnic lunch in the scenic rice fields. From there, a short transfer to check in at SANG GIRI Mountain Tent Resort. In the afternoon you are free to join a 1.5 hour guided trekking through the untouched, cool mountain rainforest, home to giant fern trees, strangling figs, bird nest ferns with leaves up to 2 meters long, spiky rattan and many other tropical plants. If you decide not to join the afternoon trekking, take time to relax on your private terrace at your tent or mountain deck, enjoy the panoramic view of mountains, with tea, coffee or hot chocolate. After sunset and following twilight, join a spiritual experience in a hidden jungle temple (Sri Rambut Sedana). A Hindu priest will lead us through the ceremony, asking the Gods for luck and wealth for a more prosperous future life. Your guide will explain all of the steps of the ceremony for your understanding. All participants will be dressed in Balinese temple costume. (Lunch)
Day 2 / After breakfast visit the Tirta Empul, the temple of holy water, to undertake a bath to purify your mind and body in these clear springs. This water source until now is believed to be the source of health, life and prosperity. You will be given flower offerings and you imitate and follow the instruction of your guide to do the old ceremonial bathing ritual (towels will be prepared). Lunch will be held in a small restaurant. Enjoy a pleasant 60 minutes of afternoon walking through small villages and beautiful Balinese countryside. Witness first hand Balinese rural life and visit a Balinese home compound. An afternoon coffee or tea at a café with a variety of home made cakes in Ubud is possible at your own accord. Transfer to your booked hotel in South Bali.(Breakfast + Lunch)
Departure : Every Sunday.
Include : AC coach, visit of the Butterfly Park, rice field walking, rainforest trekking, spiritual experience after sunset, visit Tirta Empul the water temple and join a bathing ritual, afternoon village walk, 1 breakfast, 2 lunches and 1 overnight at SANG GIRI and café stop in Ubud village (on own account).
Exclude : All not mentioned above under Include.
What to wear and to bring with :
Shoes and socks which are comfortable to walk with in the nature, a white shirt or white t-shirt (for the spiritual temple experience after sunset), appropriate bathing suits to take a bathing ritual in a water temple (For ladies who only have a bikini swimsuit, please bring a big t-shirt to wear over), a change of clothes, light jacket or long sleeves (Evening temperature at SANG GIRI Tent Resort could be fresh) and money in local currency (extras, dinner, alcoholic drinks, etc.)