Bali
UPACARA - THE BALINESE CEREMONY

 

THE BALINESE CEREMONY

  • When: all year
  • How long: 8hrs
  • Group size: min 2pax
  • Price from: 80usd/pax

 
HIGHLIGHTS

  • MEET THE BALINESE – HINDU PRIEST
  • WEAR TRADITIONAL BALINESE COSTUMES
  • DISCOVER RELIGION AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE THE INHABITANTS OF THE ISLAND
  • ENTER 14TH CENTURY BATUKAU TEMPLE
  • SEE JATI LUWIH RICE TERRACES – BALI’S GREEN LUNGS

This is as unique and authentic as it gets. Unavailable anywhere else, come experience the real Bali with an emphasis on this island’s spiritual and religious aspects. Begin your tour at a Brahmin’s private house. Bapak Astiki, a Balinese-Hindu priest, also happens to be a friend of ours that performs numerous ceremonies, every single day, according to the complicated rite of Balinese Hinduism. “Bapak” is more or less the equivalent of “Mr.” or “Sir”; it is the polite form of addressing honourable men and Astika is a name. Bapak Astiki’s wife will prepare traditional Balinese ceremonial costumes for you (an indispensable element that allowes entrance into the inner parts of shrines) and offerings for prayer later in the shrines. While enjoying your morning cup of coffee or tea, Asika will provide a lecture on the basic issues concerning Balinese religion and the philosophy of life the inhabitants of the island embrace. Later on, the group will be driven to Tabanan, one of the most beautiful and traditional regions of Bali in the central part of the island. Here we will visit a 14th century Batukau temple and take part in an authentic temple ceremony together with the Balinese people. Astika will explain how to make offerings, what should be done during the blessing, and the meaning of the complicated ritual procedures that are everyday reality for the Balinese. After the ceremony is concluded you will still have time to explore the area of Central Bali. Let us drive you through Jati Luwih – Bali’s green lungs; a huge area covered with rain forest and rice fields. Here you shall have healthy, Balinese lunch in the restaurant with stunning view on the biggest rice paddies of the island. Later in the afternoon you will continue your trip to Tanah Lot – truly spectacular temple built on piece of rock torn off the mainland and surrounded by the ocean. When the tide come high it seems like the temple was actually floating on the water. It’s one of the most scenic spot of the Island of Gods, pretty crowded during sunsets.

INCLUDED: all entrance fees, tickets, offerings prepared for the temple, rental of Balinese outfits, services of local priests, English speaking guide, transfers, lunch in the local restaurant