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Ubud: 3-Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class

1. Ubud: 3-Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class

Looking for a one-of-a-kind moment in Bali? This unique experience allows you to enjoy a fun, creative hobby combined with Bali's oldest crafting techniques. Spend a half-day with Ayu, who will introduce you to this special realm of art. She will teach you how to craft your idea into a wearable art piece just like she was taught by her father and her older brother when she was 9 years old. Learn all about what silver jewelry making entails and how it developed over time in Bali. Using 5 grams of silver, create your very own pair of earrings, ring, or pendant. Work together with Ayu to turn new silver into a polished art piece. It’s fun, it’s a challenge and a terrific way to spend your leisure time in Ubud.

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From Ubud: Balinese Cooking Class at an Organic Farm

2. From Ubud: Balinese Cooking Class at an Organic Farm

Learn to cook authentic Balinese food at a cooking class in Bali, and experience a different side to the island rarely encountered by tourists. Meet the friendly locals and take a tour of a local market where they start their day early in the morning buying and selling their daily ingredients. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in the Ubud area and journey to the cooking school at an organic farm. Get a welcome coffee or tea on arrival, and then take a tour of the premises. Learn how a Balinese family makes use of the natural resources surrounding them, as you collect some vegetables for your class. Get an introduction to your chef, who will ensure everything runs smoothly throughout your class. Then, prepare a menu (regular or vegetarian) to enjoy at the end of the class. Regular Menu: Prepare the dishes for a regular meal, including a base gede (traditional spice paste) and sayur urab (mixed green salad with coconut and spice). Then, learn the secrets of opor ayam (Balinese chicken curry) and sate lilit (traditional kebab made with pork and Balinese spices). Prepare a tuna sambal matah (tuna with raw sauce) and tempe asam manis (sweet sour tempe), along with pisang goreng (banana friters with coconut and melted palm sugar) for dessert. Vegetarian Menu: Cook a vegetarian meal, starting with a base gede (traditional spice paste), and then follow by making an authentic gado gado (steamed vegetables with traditional peanut sauce) along with an opor tempe (Balinese tempe curry) and bergedel (fried corn with Balinese spices). Discover the secrets of tempe asam manis (sweet and sour tempe) and tum bambu (wrapped in banana leaf). End by making pisang goreng (banana friters with coconut and melted palm sugar) for dessert.

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Ubud: 3-Hour Batik Making Class

3. Ubud: 3-Hour Batik Making Class

“Batik” is a traditional process of dying whole cloth with beautiful patterns that originated in Indonesia. On this 3-hour batik-making experience, learn all the traditional techniques as practiced by generations of Indonesian families. Get up close to the Balinese batik guru who will guide you through the process and share with you the philosophies behind some of the most common batik patterns.   Start with applying hot wax to a stenciled design on a fabric canvas, then apply the colors to the patterned fabric. Embrace your artistic side as you create your own unique design as you go along. With all the materials and guidance provided, it will be easy and relaxing to create a masterpiece that you can then take home with you.

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Bali: Padangbai Blue Lagoon Beginner's Dive Experience

4. Bali: Padangbai Blue Lagoon Beginner's Dive Experience

Get a better understanding and feeling for scuba diving on a beginner's dive experience on the east coast of Bali. Following pick-up from your hotel, journey to Padangbai, and then climb aboard a traditional jukung (Balinese boat) and sail for 15 minutes to the Blue Lagoon. Marvel at the mix of white sand, beautiful beaches, clear blue water and the sight of Padangbai as you set sail. Learn the basics of diving, including how to relax and reassure yourself during a dive. If you decide you want to go further, the day can count as a credit towards completing your PADI Open Water Diver course. Expect to see many blue-spotted stingrays, along with octopus, scorpion fish, sweet lips, trigger fish, moray eel and more. You might even encounter a submarine! Take 2 dives, and enjoy some time to swim and relax. A delicious lunch at the end of your second dive is included.

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Bali Eat Pray Love Private Tour

5. Bali Eat Pray Love Private Tour

Bali has a deep-seated and singular sense of spirituality that is instantly palpable to all who arrive here. On this special adventure, experience Bali from the eyes of Elizabeth Gilbert, who came to the island at the end of a year-long journey to search for balance and love in her life. Your journey starts with a walk through some of Ubud's tranquil and scenic rice paddy fields with your tour guide. This walk will let you enjoy the cool fresh air and the most gorgeous hillside views in the region. Then visit Intuitive Flow, one of the most beautiful yoga studios with a breathtaking view of the mountains and trees, here take a 1.5-hour yoga class. See the sun rising above Mt Agung in the morning classes and feeling it burn while saluting it, is pure magic. The class is also limited to a small group of 20 participants, giving you a more relaxing and peaceful feeling. Visit one of Bali's most sacred spots and bathe in the holy waters at Tirta Empul. Here, be guided through a spiritual cleansing ceremony by your experienced guide. After finishing the cleansing ritual, visit one of the most famous Ubud-based fortune tellers to complete your spiritual experience and have your life's questions answered. Your journey will not be complete without experiencing the wonderful life of plant-based wonders. There is no better place to have all this healthy, hearty and simply delicious raw and vegan comfort food in Bali. If you happen to take this tour on Sunday, you will also have a chance to visit Ubud Organic Market where you can meet the organic farmers that showcase their finest products ranging from vegetables, fruits jams, soy milks, nuts and chemical free beauty products.

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Bali: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diving Course

6. Bali: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diving Course

The first day will begin with the registration and paperwork for the course at the diving center. This will be followed by instructional videos and knowledge reviews through quizzes and exams of the first three modules learned that day. Enjoy lunch and refreshments to strengthen up for the afternoon, which entails swimming pool skills training, the log back of all equipment used at the diving center and the sign-off paperwork. The second day will start with an equipment preparation and loading of vehicles to travel to Padang Bai, joining a boat ride to the Blue Lagoon to experience the first open water dive training. A little break on the boat will offer time to relax on the deck or take a swim in the lagoon. The second open water dive will follow after which a return to Padang Bai will enable you to have lunch at Topi Inn before returning to the diving center. Learn about the theory of the final two modules and review your knowledge with quizzes and a final exam. The third and last day will lead you to Tulamben, where the wreck of the USAT Liberty is located and the third and fourth open water training dives will take place. Between the dives, you will have lunch at Puri Madha. Upon packing up the equipment after the last dive, the certification and sign-off will follow back at the diving center.

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From Bali: 4-Day Surf and Yoga Retreat in Nusa Lembongan

7. From Bali: 4-Day Surf and Yoga Retreat in Nusa Lembongan

After a 30-minute speedboat ride, arrive on the authentic tropical island of Nusa Lembongan and head to the retreat center. Your schedule will be provided during your check-in along with a welcome drink and a short rest. Start your first activity (surf or yoga) on the first day. The activities are held by teams of professional instructors and they will provide courses that match your experiences (beginner, intermediate, advanced) to ensure you have fun yet stay safe on the island. Surf lessons have a duration of up to 2.5 hours and are held in groups of 3 students per 1 instructor for the best learning conditions. The snorkeling is a longer trip of 4 hours and you will go by boat and with a group of travelers to explore the underwater wonders around Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida islands including Manta Bay, Crystal Bay, and Mangrove. You will have great chances to encounter and swim with the majestic Manta Rays during this snorkeling trip. The onsite restaurant focuses on healthy food for active people and provides a lot of choices, serving fresh juices and yummy smoothies. There is a whole dynamic in the retreat center and you will get the chance to attend explanation talks about yoga, surfing, and free-diving during your stay. You will also have 1 Balinese buffet dinner to share a memorable moment with the organizers, instructors and other travelers.

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Bali: 2.5-Hour Surfing Lessons

8. Bali: 2.5-Hour Surfing Lessons

Benefit from the services of flexible guides at a 2.5-hour surfing lesson tailored to your skill level. Learn how to surf if you are a complete beginner, or improve your skills and techniques in a relaxed and safe environment if you are a little more advanced. The guides will respond and adapt to your likes and dislikes to ensure you make the best progress!   Select your skill level on booking and then, depending on the weather and wave conditions, surf at different non-crowded spots on both the east and west coasts of the island. When the swell is ideal, this is the perfect opportunity to explore Bali from a different perspective. All instructors are qualified with Bronze Medallion and Life Saving Certificates (International Life Guard Association), are accredited by the Association of Surf Instructors (ASI) and have first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training. Check out the options below and pick the lesson that best suits you. Beginner Class: Aimed at the non-experienced or beginners who want to refresh the basics, this class will teach you how to master and handle the surf board, the correct paddle techniques, take-off and first forehand and backhand turns. You will also learn about the ocean conditions and safety.  Intermediate Class: If you are able to stand up and you have caught and ridden green waves, you are ready for some intermediate guidance! Learn to improve your surfing skills and get surf secrets from your instructor.  Advanced Class: Learn the right position to observe the more difficult sets of waves as they approach. Discover how to duck dive, how to choose the good waves, and how to do maneuvers such as cutbacks, bottom and top turns.

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Bali: Tulamben Bay Beginner's Dive Experience

9. Bali: Tulamben Bay Beginner's Dive Experience

Get a better understanding and feeling for scuba diving on a beginner's dive experience on the north-east coast of Bali. Following pick-up from your hotel, journey to Tulamben Bay to discover its white sandy beaches and clear blue water. Learn the basics of diving, including how to relax and reassure yourself during a dive. If you decide you want to go further, the day can count as a credit towards completing your PADI Open Water Diver course. Benefit from a dive site that is right in front of the set-up location in Tulamben, so you will spend more time on your experience and less time traveling. The wreck of the USAT Liberty is so close to the shore you could probably throw a stone and hit it! Expect to see many blue-spotted stingrays, along with octopus, scorpion fish, sweet lips, trigger fish, moray eel and more. Take 2 dives and get the option to practice in a swimming pool before your first dive experience. Porters are provided to carry the equipment, and a complimentary lunch will be served between your dives.

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Bali: 3-Day Balinese Surya Yoga & Meditation Retreat

10. Bali: 3-Day Balinese Surya Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Experience one of the oldest spiritual ashrams in the world (Pasraman Seruling Dewata) which still conserves the original 13 types of yoga as how they have created thousands of years ago in the Himalayas, as well as the access to learning traditional Balinese meditation. Nowadays, these 13 types of original yoga are only available in Mount Batukaru, Tabanan in where you will be spending your 3-day retreat. Learn about Surya Yoga and Balinese meditation from two of the best teachers on the island, I Gede Arya and Krishna. I Gede Arya started to learn Balinese traditional yoga and healing meditation by the age of 17 in 1993. He is a disciple of the 9th generation of Perguruan Seruling Dewata in Bali. He specialises in the Watukaru yoga tradition (Balinese traditional yoga) of Perguruan Seruling Dewata, Balinese traditional meditation, and snake style of martial arts (silat). He is committed to conserving the ancient Balinese Yoga tradition, meditation, and silat by founding these retreats. Krishna is a traditional Balinese Watukaru Yoga and meditation teacher. She's been studying and teaching Balinese Yoga, meditation, pranayama and charka opening for the past 10 years. Her hands-on approach, passion for teaching and loving smiles are mind-blowing and will certainly help you deepen your Yoga and meditation practice. During this 3-day retreat, stay at any homestay or guest house accommodation, spreading across the Sesandan Megati Village nestled in the quiet traditional village surrounded by the rice paddy farmlands. Aside from yoga and meditation, you will also interact with the locals and do local activities such as blessing ritual, coconut oil making, cooking class, farming, martial arts, waterfall visit and many more.

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What people are saying about Bali

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 353 reviews

Balitrees is wonderful! You get to learn and practice traditional Balinese yoga in a beautiful setting with wonderful and supporting people. The food is delicious and the accommodations are nice. The two daily activities are set up with people from the village, so this is more than a yoga retreat, it is a cultural exchange. The scenery, people, and experience were beautiful in many ways.

Excellent experience. Would highly recommend to those who want to learn to cook Balinese dishes in a beautiful environment amongst great people. The staff were all incredibly friendly, passionate and professional. Great explanations of the varying produce as well as herbs, explanations on the cooking process and so much yummy food cooked (vegetarian or meat). Then enjoyed by all.

Absolutely wonderful at a beautiful location. I have done a few cooking classes and this one is definitely the best! Love that they give you a cookbook!

Great experience, super delicious food, fun and easy to cook, kind people and good vibe! Must do when in Ubud!

Great experience, they are also offering certificates