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Our exclusive Bali Village Stays are the ultimate in "meet-the-people " experiences. Choose from our one-night "Village Life" package, or our three-night "Village & Beach Life" combination package. Or, opt for a Village day-trip, with transfers from most areas of Bali.

During the your visit to this off-the-beaten-path rural village, you'll share meals with the villagers, visit a local elementary school and participate in farming and other village activities. The villagers are warm, welcoming and appreciative of your interest in seeing how they live. Whichever option you choose, we promise you a memorable time - one which only a handful of tourists will ever experience.

Village Day Trip

In 2006 this exclusive cultural experience was listed as one of Condé Nast Traveler magazine's Fabulous Fifties - their list of not-to-be-missed travel experiences throughout the world.

Day 1 - This tour is designed to give you an overview of rural life in Bali. Begin by visiting a village elementary school (subject to class being in session). Your visit will include a donation of school supplies (supplies included in price). You'll then visit a farmer in his field to observe farming activities, including rice-cultivating by traditional methods. You're more than welcome to try your hand at ox-plowing or planting rice. Then join the village gamelan orchestra in playing their exotic musical instruments. You'll have lunch in the village compound and will have a lesson in how to make a temple offering and a woven coconut leaf hat. You'll also take a soft rice field trek, before transferring back to your hotel. Roundtrip transfers from hotels in most areas of Bali are included. Accommodations are not included.

Prices valid through March, 2018:
From $130
(or less if village day trip is added to other arrangements).


Village Life

Day 1 - Transfer from most areas of Bali, to the mountain village of Pacut. Along the way you'll see the spectacular rice fields of Jatiluwih. You'll also visit Batukaru mountain temple. This evening you'll join the villagers for dinner. You'll also enjoy entertainment by the village gamelan orchestra, as well as a performance of the Mask Dance. Feel free to join the dance, or to participate in playing the gamelan instruments. Overnight stay in the village compound.

Day 2 - After breakfast in the village compound, you'll have a lesson in how to make a temple offering and a woven coconut leaf hat. You'll then visit a natural hot spring for a relaxing soak. After an easy walk around the village you'll return to your home base to assist in preparing traditional tools for use by the farmers. You'll then be invited to participate in planting or cultivating rice - or simply observe the farmers at work. Continue to a local elementary school (subject to school being in session) where you'll present a donation of school supplies (supplies are included). You'll then transfer to the airport, or to a hotel in most areas of Bali.

Prices valid through March, 2018:
From $230 (or less if village life trip is added to other arrangements).


Village & Beach Life

Day 1 - Transfer from most areas of Bali, to the mountain village of Pacut. Along the way you'll see the spectacular rice fields of Jatiluwih and Batukaru mountain temple. You'll also enjoy entertainment by the village gamelan orchestra, as well as a performance of the Mask Dance. Feel free to join the dance, or to participate in playing the gamelan instruments. Overnight stay and dinner are included in the village compound.

Day 2 - After breakfast in the village compound, you'll have a lesson in how to make a temple offering and a woven coconut leaf hat. You'll then visit a natural hot spring for a relaxing soak. After an easy walk around the village you'll return to your home base to assist in preparing traditional tools for use by the farmers. You'll then be invited to participate in planting or cultivating rice - or simply observe the farmers at work. Continue to a local elementary school (subject to school being in session) where you'll present a donation of school supplies (supplies are included). You'll then transfer to Pemuteran, in the north of Bali. Two nights accommodations.

Day 3 - This morning you'll take a snorkel excursion to Menjangan Island. Snorkel equipment and a private boat are included. Breakfast and lunch are included.

Day 4 - After your included breakfast you'll transfer to your choice of Ubud, several beach areas or the airport, following visits to Munduk Waterfall, Ulun Danu Temple at Lake Beratan and the spice, flower and fruit market at Candi Kuning.



Per person Village & Beach Life prices through March, 2018 include: accommodations, hotel tax and service, daily American breakfast, lunch and dinner per itinerary, snorkel equipment and a private boat for Menjangan Island excursion, private sightseeing and transfers per itinerary.

  • From $575 Moderate accommodations.
  • From $620 Superior class accommodations.
  • From $800 Deluxe accommodations.
  • From $945 Deluxe+ accommodations.

Moderate: Village stay + standard room at Tamansari Cottages in Pemuteran.

Superior: Village stay + deluxe bungalow at Taman Sari Cottages in Pemuteran.

Deluxe: Village stay + garden view room at Matahari Beach Resort in Pemuteran.

Deluxe+: Village stay + deluxe room at Matahari Beach Resort in Pemuteran.


Other hotels or hotel categories may be substituted. Prices will be adjusted accordingly.


Out of respect for the villagers and their customs,
guests are asked to dress modestly.

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 for hotel accommodations. Village accommodations are in a local village house which is fan-cooled. Bathrooms are shared with villagers and/or other guests. There is no hot water in the village. Hotel accommodations have private facilities. Seasonal surcharges apply for hotel accommodations.


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