OUR FIRST DESTINATION ANNOUNCED: EXPERIENCE WEST BALI & UBUD!
By Fiona Bettesworth | 12 October 2017
We are very excited to announce our first destination and partnership – Real Indonesia is partnering with Five Pillar Foundation to offer not one but four (4) unique travel experiences in West Bali & Ubud!
1. Immersing in Arts, Culture and Rural Life in West Bali. [As of March 2019 now called: Art & Culture Explorer – West Bali 3D2N]
Over three days you will experience the beauty of West Bali and meet villagers from different walks of life - including a group of farmers who came together to grow cacao and make their own chocolate, a woman who makes her own virgin coconut oil using a secret recipe of 11 kinds of coconuts, a community of villagers who raise gurami (freshwater fish) in the middle of their rice terraces, and a talented family of artists. This experience includes pick up and drop off from/to Kuta or Ubud and two nights’ accommodation in a beach-side hotel in West Bali.
2. Connecting with Nature and Community in Ubud. [No longer available]
This two-day experience will let you slow down and truly connect with nature and the local community. You’ll have many opportunities to explore the island’s botanical diversity through a variety of experiences, including exploring the picturesque Luwas village. You’ll have many opportunities to connect with the local community, including making natural beauty products and visiting a local women’s centre to learn about the life of women and enjoy freshly prepared food using fresh, local ingredients.
This experience includes pick up and drop off from/to Ubud, we can recommend accommodation in Ubud but understand that many guests may already have accommodation booked and therefore have not include accommodation as part of this experience.
3. An Exclusive Dining and Cultural Experience at the Palace in Ubud. [As of March 2019 now called: Dinner With a Prince at Ubud Palace]
An evening experience where you will have the opportunity to spend time exploring the palace with the prince and you will be treated to an authentic Balinese feast. You will get an exclusive insight into life at the palace, directly from the prince, including being shown the grand courtyards, burial areas and the family temple. The evening concludes with a spectacular performance of Balinese dances set to gamelan music (which is open to the public). This experience includes pick up and drop off to/from Kuta (South Bali) or Ubud.
4. Village Inspired Adventure in Bali. [As of March 2019 now called: One Day Village Adventure]
This one-day experience offers an authentic opportunity to connect with villagers over a full day of activities - a great way for your family to support local families (suitable for children 10+). The whole village comes together to welcome you all, and activities include a farming experience (cow-ploughing), offerings making, music and dance lessons. This experience includes pick up and drop off to/from Kuta (South Bali) or Ubud and a full Balinese-style lunch.