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Balinese Village Experience

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Stop At: Sangeh Traditional Village - Day Tours, Jl. Ciung Wanara no. 10. Br. Sibang, Abian Semal, Badung, Sangeh 80352 Indonesia

Part of the joy of travelling to a new destinations is learning about the culture and lifestyle of the original inhabitants of the land. This Balinese Village tour is more than just a series of photo opportunities, it is an immersive experience into the daily lives of the island’s villagers. You start your day at 8:30 am, when you’re picked-up by one of our professional drivers for your transfer you to the meeting point with your guide. Needless to say, your host belongs to the village and grew up there, and he can’t wait to let you experience the true Balinese Village Life.

Set in the quaint and gorgeous Pacung Sangeh Village we will take you off the well beaten tourist track and let you enter into the real life of Balinese villagers. You will be welcomed into a real family compound in the village and be given a tour. During this excursion travellers learn about the family temple, the people who live there and the special celebrations that happen at this magical place. As this is a real home for many families you never know who will be there or what will be happening. There may be children running around or, when you’re lucky, a special ceremony taking place. This all adds to the genuine experience you are taking part in.

he Balinese ladies who live in the compound will prepare you a traditional morning tea consisting of Balinese cakes, fruits, fresh coconuts & Bali Kopi. After morning tea you will experience making Canang Sari – the daily offerings made each day by the Balinese Hindus – some ladies make hundreds of these each day. You will create your own beautiful Canang Sari to be used later in the day at your blessing ceremony.

For lunch you will visit a village Warung (small local restaurant), which is located amongst the rice fields and serves traditional Balinese and Indonesian dishes. You will get to choose two dishes from the menu and a drink of your choice. Enjoy the endless rice field views and the warm, local hospitality. All of the food is prepared fresh on the spot and can be as spicy or mild as you request. After lunch, you will visit the Village Holy Water site, the only Holy Water site in Bali that has a waterfall and Hidden Canyon. In this sacred site the water is considered to be Holy and hold great cleansing powers.

Before entering the Holy Water site you will be dressed in a sarong and a sash. Using the offerings you made earlier today in the village, you receive a traditional blessing at the temple. For those willing to get wet, you can also experience a full cleansing ritual in the Holy Water. This includes visiting the Hidden Canyon and immersing yourself in the waterfall of the Holy Water. Patrons are guided through this practice, something many locals come to the Holy Water site to do often. The Balinese Hindus believe this ritual helps to cure disease and purify the aura and karma of past lives. After your ceremony you will have the chance to change before heading back to your resort/villa.

Duration: 4 hours
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We can collect you from where ever you are staying on the Island. The published rates include pickups from Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Canggu, Jimbaran, Benoa, Nusa Dua, Sanur
*other areas will attract a surcharge
  • Snacks - Traditional morning tea consisting of local in season fruits and Balinese sweets. Fresh coconuts, tea, Bali Kopi & cold water is also provided.
  • Lunch - Lunch will be at a traditional warung (local restaurant). You can choose two local dishes from the menu and a drink.
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Sangeh Traditional Village - Day Tours
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had the privilege of attending the Balinese Village Experience . The tour was well thought out and captured another side to Bali that a lot of tourists don’t experience . Eric our guide was amazingly patient and kind throughout the day , always checking...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Lauren M
Camper38598109301, Owner at Bali Buddies, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Lauren. We are so happy to have created some wonderful Bali memories for you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I felt so privileged to have been able to participate in such a sacred experience. We were welcomed and guided every step of the way. This was the highlight of my trip.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Julie P
Camper38598109301, Owner at Bali Buddies, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

How special that the Village Experience was the highlight of your trip.....we are so glad you loved it and it created some everlasting memories for you Julie.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When Karlie recommended this experience I had no idea how many magical moments we were about to encounter. From the moment we met Eric we were welcomed into his world, he immersed us in his culture and made us feel such a strong connection. I...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank LeonieJW23
Camper38598109301, Owner at Bali Buddies, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad this experience allowed you to feel a connection to Bali Leonie. Thanks for bringing your girl gang along to the Balinese Village Experience.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely tour. We were invited into Wayan Eric's Balinese family compound and learn all about Balinese lives, religion and family. This tour starts with being picked up from your hotel and includes a homemade morning tea, learning how to make offerings which we...More

Thank JillA155
Camper38598109301, Owner at Bali Buddies, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Jill and share your pictures. It was our pleasure to host you, we are so glad you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed September 11, 2019 via mobile

Honestly didn’t know what to expect but one of my best and most special days in Bali yet. I’ve been in Bali a while and ashamed that I didn’t know much about the culture of Bali. I learnt SO much from Eric & his family...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Milmol001
Camper38598109301, Owner at Bali Buddies, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

It was our pleasure to host you and we are so glad you loved your Village Experience as much as we loved having you on it. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review.

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