Bali Quilters Tour

Bali · About Escorted or Guided Tour

Created for today’s modern quilter, join us on this 14 day small group tour to the Island of the Gods. Your adventure will included 12 nights in beautiful 5 star hotels, with all of your breakfasts and tours included. Some of your highlights will include:

  • Tour a factory and do some Batik fabric shopping in what goes into making this beautiful fabric
  • Private Batik making lesson for our group
  • Private Balinese Cooking Lesson for our group
  • Visits to all of Bali’s expert craft villages with demonstrations included
  • Visit to the Elephant Safari Park at Taro to meet and interact with these gentle giants
  • Professional English speaking Balinese Tour Guide with air conditioned motor coach transportation
  • Tour around the island for spectacular views and remarkable sunsets that Bali has become famous for
  • If there are enough participants, you will be accompanied by a Bali expert with tips for shopping, sightseeing and fun
Air and Land - $4075/person + $350/person Taxes Double Occupancy

November 1 - November 15, 2018

Itinerary



Day One

Arrival in Bali, and transfer to hotel in Nusa Dua area

The Grand Mirage Resort Bali

Day Two

The Eastern Bali Mystic tour

This full day tour will take you deeper into the intricate, ancient and unique cultural heritage of Bali. The eastern corners of the island are not as developed as the south and there are many unexplored treasures to be found here. This tour takes you off the beaten tourist track and opens up another side to Bali; one of mysticism, magic and the spiritual heartland of the island. Taking in the Bali’s most holy Hindu site, the former capital and a distinctive village that has remained culturally intact since the 16th century, this tour is a must for travellers who wish to delve deeper into the history of Hinduism and the beating heart of Bali.

In the village of Batu Bulan you will be introduced to the fine art of Batik painting, afterward we continue to Hoffman Batik Factory. After this interesting visit, we proceed to visit Kehen Temple locates north of Bangli and it is the state temple of the Bangli kingdom. This temple is often described as the miniature version of Besakih Temple. Like the mother temple, this temple has 8 terraces and it is built on the southern slope of the hill.

At Bukit Jambul, we will stop for a refreshing view over the beautiful valley and the opportunity for lunch. On our way through the east of Bali you will discover the traditional village of Penglipuran. This village is unique for its different social community structure and layout, which dates back to the 16th century. On our return we will pay a visit to the Hall ofJustice called “Kerta Gosa” in Klungkung, the former capital of Bali.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day Three

The Beauty of Kintamani

This tour gives you a fantastic introduction to the best Bali has to offer; from stunning views of lakes and volcanoes, to traditional dances and intricate Balinese artwork. Taking in highland adventures and lowland villages, the Beauty of Kintamani tour will provide a cross section of all that is beautiful about Bali.

Bali is famous for its traditional dances. One of them is the famous Barong & Keris Dance telling a story from the ancient Ramayana Epic. Our first stop during this tour is to enjoy the beauty and gracefulness of the skillful Balinese dancers. The dance expresses the eternal fight between good and evil spirits and ends with the magical Keris (dagger) dance. Then we will proceed to the Village of Kemenuh to visit the talented Balinese woodcarving artists in their traditional workshops. You will see how they carve beautiful statues and works of art from a single block of wood. The journey then continues to Kintamani to view the breathtaking Lake Batur and the active volcano called Mount Batur (1,730 meters). Here is an opportunity for you to have lunch with an amazing view. Our next destination is Tampaksiring, ‘The Fountain of Youth” and Holy Spring.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day Four

Cooking Class by Anika

Learn the techniques and become familiar with the fresh herbs, spices, and other ingredients that make Balinese food delightfully tasty as well as nutritious and cleansing.

Begin with early morning visit to traditional market then through demonstration and hands-on experience, you will learn to prepare lunch on an assortment of exquisite dishes, from satay and grilled fish and curries to black rice pudding dessert.

With the assistance of the professional cooking teachers, prepare a complete menu based on regional recipes- nine main dishes and dessert, followed by lunch based on the prepared dishes, accompanied by traditional drink (Hibiscus Tea and Balinese Rice Wine).

Breakfast, Lunch

Day Five

Batik Making Lessons at Nirvanaku Batik Ubud or Fabric Shopping in Denpasar area

Because of the Batik making place, NIRVANA BATIK CENTRE, we will have to split into groups for this. We can have two groups go today and two tomorrow.

Batik Making Lesson

Discover all things Batik during this half day excursion in Ubud. Get an insight into this ancient technique of applying patterns with different colors to a piece of cloth through one day of practice and take your new traditional skill home with you.

Pick up at your hotel by our guide and drive towards Ubud to arrive at Nirvana Batik Center, home to the internationally recognized Batik artist, I Nyoman Suradnya.

The class starts with a brief history of Batik, learn the interesting fact of where this form of art originally came from and its evolution in Bali.

Next, be introduced to the materials and tools used to accomplish the creative steps before being guided to try the different techniques of Batik making; applying the wax with a canting and or brush followed by the dyeing process of 3 to 4 different colors to get the wanted result. Final step is to remove the wax and apply some final touches to your own Batik creation.

Lunch is at leisure before transfer back to hotel.

http://nirvanaku.com/batik.html

Or Fabric Shopping in Denpasar area in Sulawesi Street

Breakfast


Day Six

Batik Making Lesson at Nirvanaku Batik Ubud or Fabric Shopping in Denpasar area

Discover all things Batik during this half day excursion in Ubud. Get an insight into this ancient technique of applying patterns with different colors to a piece of cloth through one day of practice and take your new traditional skill home with you.

Pick up at your hotel by our guide and drive towards Ubud to arrive at Nirvana Batik Center, home to the internationally recognized Batik artist, I Nyoman Suradnya.

The class starts with a brief history of Batik, learn the interesting fact of where this form of art originally came from and its evolution in Bali.

Next, be introduced to the materials and tools used to accomplish the creative steps before being guided to try the different techniques of Batik making; applying the wax with a canting and or brush followed by the dyeing process of 3 to 4 different colors to get the wanted result. Final step is to remove the wax and apply some final touches to your own Batik creation.

Lunch is at leisure before transfer back to hotel.

http://nirvanaku.com/batik.html

Or Fabric Shopping in Denpasar area in Sulawesi Street

Breakfast

Day Seven

Fee Day

Free to explore at leisure - Beach activities

Breakfast

Day Eight

Move to Ubud Resort

Kamandalu Resort and Spa - Garden Villa with daily breakfast included

Oleh Oleh - Ubud


Bali is famous for its music, art, history and culture. Everywhere you turn there are workshops and galleries, or performances of gamelan and traditional dances. Generations of sculptors, actors, musicians and painters have crystalized the culture of this paradise island into vast array of artifacts, keepsakes and customs, making it easy to take a piece of paradise home with you. This tour will take you to some of the best spots for souvenirs, where you can see the finest creations of Bali’s famous artistic traditions, finished off by an unforgettable performance. The memories of Bali will stay with you forever.

Bali also is a shopper’s paradise. If you want to go shopping at all the right places in Bali, then this tour is your way to do it. Look for some authentic handcrafted souvenirs in the places they are actually made.

Batubulan Village is renowned for its stone carving art. The most famous silver and gold craftsmen are found in Celuk Village, while in Ubud you will find many paintings, both in traditional and modern style. Drop into one of the many galleries and take a stroll around the city’s art market.

Afterward, we take you to watch the famous Kecak & Fire Dance, where a group of male dancers will enchant you with an almost hypnotic, trance-like performance.

Breakfast

Day Nine

Elephant Safari Ride at Taro

Being the world’s largest sanctuary for Sumatran Elephant’s, the Elephant Park at Taro Ubud offers fun experiences such as the 30 minutes safari rides in the well protected jungle, completed with many other not to be missed activities such as museum visits and talent show.

The half-day experience starts with the park guide’s welcome and guide you to meet the Sumatran elephants. You will have a chance to hand feed and take pictures with them as well as learn about the park history. Next, your 30 minutes rides begins, the trek takes you through the well protected jungle atop the friendly mammals and you can get to know them better through their Mahout followed by Elephant Talent Show.

Afterwards, it is time to enjoy your sumptuous lunch buffet at the park restaurant continued by free time to explore the parks facilities such as elephant museums or take more pictures with them.

Transfer back to hotel at around 14:00 hrs.

Breakfast, Lunch

Day Ten

The Magic Northern Bali

This tour will take you back to nature and show you Bali’s scenery in all its glory. The north of Bali is home to national parks, serene coastline and mountain ranges that hide holy lakes & springs. This is the garden of Bali, where traditional farming techniques have created some spectacular and picturesque views.

First stop at Lake Buyan and Tamblingan allows you to view an area which is the habitat of many species of birds, trees and flowers unseen anywhere else on the island. We then stop at Bedugul to visit Lake Bratan, the “Lake of Holy Mountain”, and its floating temple called Ulun Danu. This holy site is dedicated to Dewi Danu, the goddess of water. Lunch at local restaurant. A bit further on, we will make a stop at the local flower and fruit market for the opportunity to buy fresh and natural tropical fruits directly from the farmers. It’s a long day driving across Bali, but it is well worth it to discover the heart of Bali’s impressive natural beauty.

Breakfast, Lunch


Day Eleven

Free day

Free day to explore at leisure.

Breakfast

Day Twelve

Breakfast at your hotel, then waiting your transfer to Bali airport to catch your International flight

Arrive Vancouver, own arrangement for overnight

Day Thirteen

Return to Regina


Group Terms and Conditions for Helmsing Travel

  • Deposit on tours is $500.00 per person and it is non-refundable once booked.
  • Final Payment on all tours is 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellation penalties will be assessed as follows:
    • 105 days or more prior to departure…………Loss of deposit
    • 104 – 46 days prior to departure……………….50% Non-refundable
    • 45 – 00 days prior to departure……………….100% Non-refundable
  • Purchase of Insurance for Cancellation, Interruption Baggage and adequate Out-of-Country Emergency Medical coverage is required for participation on our tours. Proof of insurance is mandatory, and credit card coverage is NOT adequate coverage.
  • Canadian passport holders must have six months of validity after their return date. Visas may be required (not included in the trip), however, we will assist you with obtaining the visa when required.
  • Passengers needing assistance with mobility must be accompanied by a companion. Because of the variability of destinations and nature of some trips, we can not guarantee that there will be accessibility at all stops.
  • All prices listed are for land only (unless otherwise stated) based on double occupancy. Please ask for availability and pricing for singles or triples.
  • Group space is limited and early booking is recommended. Once group space is filled, we are not able to request more space.

Not Included in Tour Pricing:

  • Visas that may be required
  • Meals and sightseeing other than those listed on the itinerary
  • Tips and gratuities for Tour Guides and services on the tour
  • Travel Insurance
  • Premium Economy Upgraded seating ( Price quote available ).

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Jodi Hartnell

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