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Arts of Bali

The Balinese language does not have a word for "art." Art is so integrated into daily life, culture and traditions, that there's no need for a separate word. Everyone in Bali is an artist of some sort. This itinerary focuses on art museums, art and craft villages and fine arts galleries. It also includes lessons in a variety of traditional art forms.

Day 1 Transfer from the airport to your Ubud area hotel. Six nights accommodations.

Day 2 This morning you'll attend a mask-making workshop. The mask-maker will explain the character, spirit and function of the mask. Though you won't have time to finish a mask, you can try your hand at carving (be careful - the tools are sharp). This afternoon you'll visit ARMA (Agung Rai Museum of Art) and Neka Museum. You'll also visit some fine arts galleries, as well as Puri Naga, a private home that's also an art studio.

Day 3 This morning you'll visit the craft villages of Mas (woodcarving), Batubulan (stonecarving) and Celuk (gold and silverworks) and Tohpati (batiks). This afternoon you'll have a private batik lesson. In the late afternoon visit Petulu village to see the white herons return to roost, followed by an evening performance of the Legong dance.

Day 4 Today you'll visit a mountain village where you'll observe or participate in traditional farming, visit a school (if in session) and take an easy rice field trek. You'll then see a demonstration, have a short lesson, and participate in playing the instruments of the village gamelan orchestra. You'll also have a hat-weaving lesson and a lesson in how to make a temple offering. In addition, you'll have a private Balinese dance lesson. For an additional charge, your dance lesson can include the Balinese make-up that dancers wear. Lunch is included in the village compound.

Day 5 This morning you'll visit Peliatan village (paintings), followed by a lesson in how to make a Penjor. Penjors are long, curved bamboo poles that are decorated and used in festivals and ceremonies in Bali. In the afternoon you'll have a kite-making lesson. This evening attend a performance of the primitive kecak dance.

Day 6 The morning is at leisure to explore Ubud on your own. This afternoon you'll have a private silver jewelry-making class.

Day 7 Transfer to the airport or most other areas of Bali.

Per person prices through March, 2019 include: accommodations, hotel tax and service, daily American breakfast, private transfers and sightseeing per itinerary, lunch per itinerary.

  • From $1,065 Moderate accommodations
  • From $1,170 Superior accommodations
  • From $1,580 Deluxe accommodations
  • From $1,920 Deluxe boutique accommodations
  • From $1,980 Luxury I accommodations
  • From $3,280 Luxury II accommodations
  • From $5,125 Luxury III accommodations

Moderate = Garden room at Beji Ubud

Superior class = Deluxe room at Ubud Village Hotel

Deluxe = Suite room at Komaneka Resort Monkey Forest Road

Deluxe boutique = Terrace room at Uma by Como Ubud

Luxury I = Valley pool villa at Komaneka Tanggayuda

Luxury II = Terrace suite at Como Shambhala Estate

Luxury III = One-bedroom retreat villa at Como Shambhala Estate

Other hotels and/or room categories are also available. Accommodations in other areas of Bali may be substituted. Prices will be adjusted accordingly.

Prices are per person, based on two people traveling together on a double occupancy basis. Reduced rates are available for groups of five or more people. Prices are based upon a cash discount. Prices are subject to change until arrangements have been confirmed. Prices are quoted and payable in U.S. dollars. Seasonal surcharges apply during high season..

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