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Yoga in Bali Trip Details

Introduction

Yoga, a harmonizing system of development for the body, mind, and spirit.  Mindfulness, the practice of being aware of your body, mind, and feelings in the present moment.  The combination of these two is thought to lead one to a sense of peace and well-being, and also a feeling of being at one with their environment.  

This retreat combines the practice of yoga with group life coaching and the rich tradition of spirituality that is steeped within Balinese culture.  Enjoy the tranquility of a countryside village from our villas located on the outskirts of Ubud, a town known as Bali’s cultural heart.  Wander among ancient temples gaining an understanding of religion’s importance to everyday local life.

Duration:  7 days / 6 nights

Start:  Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS); Denpasar, Bali
Plan to arrive between 12:00 - 5:00 PM

Finish:  Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS); Denpasar, Bali
Plan to depart after 12:00 PM

What's Included

-7 day / 6 night stay with villa mates
-5 Breakfasts and 6 dinners included
-Pickup and drop-off at Denpasar (DPS) Airport
-Yoga twice per day and 4 group coaching sessions
-Day trips to rice paddies, Yoga Barn, monkey forest, water temple, and waterfall
-Cultural exchange with village children's orchestra
-An Under30Experiences Trip Leader and one local guide
-The chance to meet awesome people!

Highlights

-Daily yoga sessions (for all levels) with an experienced teacher
-Partake in an ancient water purification ceremony at Tirta Empul
-Life coaching group sessions
-Hang with the local monkeys on a day trip to the Monkey Forest
-Experience a Tibetan gong and meditation ceremony at the famous Yoga Barn
-Taste the local culture with a special children's orchestra ceremony

Is this Trip for You?

-Age requirement:  21+
-Group Size: 12 max
-Physical Rating: Moderate; Twice daily yoga sessions to your ability level. 
-Style:  Relaxful with a focus on personal growth and reflection.  
-The trip is based just outside the town of Ubud, Bali’s cultural center where there are hundreds of shops selling antiques, wood carvings, crafts, textiles, paintings and jewelry
-Accommodations are villa style with multiple rooms in one house located in a small countryside community allowing you to experience the everyday lives of the Balinese people

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Itinerary Disclaimer

Travel can be unpredictable. Our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience.

While it is our intention to adhere to the itinerary, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into it and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.

Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.

Meals

Meals included: 5 Breakfasts and 6 dinners at the villa.  Breakfast and dinner are Balinese buffet style.

Breakfast includes a combination of the following:

  • Coffee, tea, water and juice
  • Eggs, pancakes, Balinese hashbrowns, bacon, fruit
  • Croissants and bread

Dinner includes a combination of the following:

  • Juice, water, tea
  • Chicken, beef, pork, tofu, tempeh (Balinese style)
  • Steamed or fried rice, fried noodles
  • Veggies / salad
  • Lunches will be at local restaurants recommended by our Bali team.

We do our best to accommodate vegan and vegetarian requests or any allergies

Transport

All transport is arranged by the vIlla.

Sedan style taxis and 8 passenger vans are used to transport travelers to activity locations and into the town of Ubud.

Accommodation

Villas (6 nights) with roommate(s).

Solo travelers are placed with someone of the same gender

*Laundry available at the hotel. Please ask the front desk for details*

**Own-rooms options are available upon request and subject to hotel availability. There’s an extra charge for requesting own room.**
*Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory in order to participate on any of our trips.

When selecting a travel insurance policy please bear in mind that all travelers must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name. Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage and emergency contact telephone number.

Trip Leader Expectations

All Under30Experiences trips are accompanied by experienced trip leaders and community managers.

The goal of the trip leaders is to facilitate an awesome experience and help our travelers have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are traveling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends.

You can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.

Packing List

Please be eco-friendly
  • Bring a sustainable water bottle
  • Use as little plastic as possible by declining straws and plastic bags at restaurants and when shopping
  • Please avoid aerosol bug sprays as they negatively affect the environment
  • Bring "reef safe" sunscreens that do not contain oxybenzone and octinoxate because they kill coral

We recommend using a travel backpack for your convenience, or a medium-sized suitcase if you prefer. A daypack is also essential for carrying everyday items. Space is limited on transportation, so there is a limit of one main piece of luggage per person. You will be responsible for carrying your own luggage.

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Passport & Visas

  • Make sure you have an updated passport with you. Under30Experiences recommends that your passport be valid for at least 6 months after your trip. Please consult the US embassy for more information.
  • Make sure there is no damage to your passport. Conditions that may constitute damage requiring you to replace your passport include water damage, a significant tear, unofficial markings on the data page, missing or torn out visa pages, a hole punch, or other injuries.
  • If you are going to stay in Indonesia for more than thirty days, you need to file for a visa extension in order to avoid steep penalties by the Indonesian government.

Health & Insurance

  • Our suggested travel insurance vendor is World Nomads and has a minimum of $200,000 coverage.
  • Please consult with your doctor before traveling in regards to physical activity and vaccinations.
  • Check the Center for Disease Control for any recommended inoculations.
  • Mosquito born viruses exist in most of Southeast Asia.  Please cover exposed skin and use mosquito repellent.

Money & Currency

  • Remember to call your bank and credit card company and let them know you will be traveling overseas.
  • Bring cash with you!  It will be helpful to have at least the equivalent of  $250 USD cash on you during the trip for lunches, snacks, optional activities, souvenirs, etc.
  • The local currency is called Rupiah (IDR) and exchanging USD into IDR is a very straightforward process.
  • For an up-to-date exchange rate, dowload the app XE
  • At restaurants there's a 10% tax + 5% service charge. If you pay with card, some places will charge an additional 3% charge. Further tipping for wait staff is appropriate in the case of excellent service. When in doubt, ask your trip leader for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and culture.

Safety & Security

  • Always carry a copy of your travel insurance, health insurance and passport with you.
  • Keep your passport and any valuables locked in the safe at the accommodations.  A photo of these items on your phone is a good backup.
  • US Citizens please register with the State Department's“SMART Traveler Program” who can contact your family in case of emergency.

Weather

The average temperature for Bali in September and October is 82 degrees fahrenheit during the day. Humidity is around 70%, which is the lowest average for the year in Bali.

Bali's tropical monsoon has two distinct seasons: dry (between May to September) and wet (between October to April).

We are traveling on the shoulder of rainy season. We expect most days to be sunny, but the more prepared you are for your trip the better.

cultural information

  • Hello -- swastiastu
  • Thank you -- suksma
  • You’re welcome -- suksma mewali
  • No lie! I ain't kidding! -- sing ooh-loo ooh-look
  • I'm just joking -- tea-young midge cajun-dull
  • Goodbye -- om santi santi

Optional Activities

Activities in Ubud, Bali

While your trip leader will assist you with optional activities available, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgment when selecting an activity in your free time.

General Rules

Respect the people around you and the environment in which you’re traveling. This includes, but is not limited to fellow travelers, trip leaders, the local community, nature, wildlife, and yourself.

Do your best to keep yourself and fellow travelers out of harm’s way.

It’s important to obey local laws and customs while on our trips. This includes, but is not limited to wearing appropriate clothing while visiting certain communities, refraining from taking photos of people without asking, avoiding the use of illegal drugs, having weapons, and soliciting prostitution. If you’re not sure about something, take time to educate yourself, or ask.

Travel involves contact with new cultures. When confronted with a different way of living than you’re used to, do your best to understand that neither way is better or worse. They’re simply different ways of life.

Know your limits! This applies to physical ability, emotional space, social situations, and alcohol consumption. If you can’t participate in something, be upfront about it. If you need a break from people, take it. Stop drinking before you get too drunk.

Trip leaders are working in the travelers’ best interest. If they say something or ask you not to do something it’s not because they’re tyrants, but because they want you to have a good time!

Lying or withholding information about any physical or mental condition that might affect your ability to participate in any of the activities may be grounds for removal from your trip with no refund.

Staying longer or arriving early?

There is a lot to experience in Bali so if you want to stay longer or arrive early - go for it!

Here are some suggestions but if you need some more, just reach out to us!

Manggar Indonesia Hotel is a 10 minute walk from the airport (if coming in the night before and need to stay close to the airport)

Biyukukung Suites & Spa - if looking to stay somewhere in Ubud

Hotel Ayana - if looking to stay in a different area of Bali (south)

Come with us to Thailand!

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