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Duration

9 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

English

About this tour

Embark on our exclusive Balinese Local Experience Cultural Tour, designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the vibrant Balinese lifestyle. Delve into the heart of Balinese culture as you explore local workshops, where skilled artisans hand-weave intricate baskets, talented artists create mesmerizing masterpieces, and master carvers craft exquisite wooden items.

Witness the mastery of traditional crafts by observing the locals at work. Afterwards, we will take you to the bustling Ubud market for a delightful shopping experience, followed by a visit to the magnificent Ubud Palace, the esteemed residence of Bali’s Royal Family.

During this comprehensive full-day tour, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Watch the Batik Artists and Hand Weaving
  • Visit Celuk Village, famous for its highly skilled gold and silver crafting
  • Visit Mas Village, renowned for its master carvers of teak, mahogany and ebony wood
  • Visit Ubud market
  • Visit Ubud Palace, the residence of Bali’s Royal family

Step into the enchanting Ubud Palace, a cherished symbol of Bali’s regal heritage
From start to finish, our all-inclusive tour ensures a day of relaxation and enjoyment, allowing you to create lasting memories while immersing yourself in the captivating Balinese way of life.

 

 

 

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in Balinese culture by observing and conversing with local artisans as they showcase their traditional crafts.
  • Experience the essence of Balinese culture as you engage with local artisans, observing their traditional crafts firsthand and engaging in meaningful conversations.
  • Our all-inclusive trip ensures a worry-free experience with no additional costs for lunch, entrance fees, and more.

Included/Excluded

  • Personalized round-trip transportation directly from your hotel
  • Professional English-speaking driver and tour guide
  • Comfortable private car with air conditioning
  • Coverage of petrol expenses
  • Delicious Indonesian lunch
  • Entrance tickets to designated attractions
  • Wet napkins for your convenience
  • Refreshing mineral water

Itinerary

<span>9:30 AM</span>Witness the captivating artistry of Batik artists and the meticulous process of hand weaving.

Batik is a traditional Indonesian art form that involves applying wax and dyes to fabric, creating intricate and vibrant designs. Skilled artisans use a combination of hand-drawn patterns and wax-resistant techniques to achieve stunning results. The process begins with drawing the desired design on the fabric using a special tool called a canting, which dispenses hot liquid wax. The wax acts as a barrier, preventing the dyes from penetrating certain areas of the fabric. After applying the wax, the fabric is dyed, typically starting with the lightest colors and progressing to darker shades. The areas covered in wax resist the dye and retain their original color. This process may be repeated several times, with the wax being applied and removed selectively to create layered and intricate designs. Once the dyeing is complete, the fabric is boiled or ironed to remove the wax, revealing the vibrant and colorful patterns. The final step involves washing and drying the fabric to ensure its durability and quality. Batik holds deep cultural significance in Indonesia and is considered a unique and cherished art form. It represents a beautiful blend of creativity, skill, and cultural heritage, making it a fascinating and captivating art to witness.

<span>10:30 AM</span>Discover Celuk Village, renowned for its expert gold and silver craftsmanship.

Celuk Village is a small village located in Bali, Indonesia, known for its remarkable expertise in gold and silver crafting. The village is home to a community of skilled artisans who have honed their craft for generations, creating intricate and beautiful jewelry and decorative items. Visiting Celuk Village allows you to witness the meticulous process of creating exquisite pieces of jewelry by hand. The artisans use traditional techniques passed down through the ages, utilizing precious metals such as gold and silver to craft stunning designs with intricate details and fine craftsmanship. As you explore Celuk Village, you will have the opportunity to observe the artisans at work, delicately shaping and forming the metals, and witness the creation of unique and eye-catching jewelry pieces. The village is filled with numerous workshops and galleries, providing an immersive experience into the world of gold and silver crafting. Whether you're seeking to admire the skill and artistry of the craftsmen, or looking to purchase a special piece of jewelry or a souvenir to take home, Celuk Village offers a fascinating glimpse into the rich cultural heritage and talent of Balinese gold and silver craftsmanship.

<span>11:00 AM</span>Explore Mas Village and witness the mastery of talented woodcarvers.

Nestled in the heart of Bali, Mas Village is renowned for its masterful woodcarving traditions. This artistic community is home to skilled craftsmen who have dedicated their lives to the meticulous art of woodcarving. As you wander through Mas Village, you will be captivated by the intricate carvings adorning the storefronts and workshops. The talented artisans skillfully transform blocks of wood into exquisite sculptures, masks, furniture, and decorative items. The village's woodcarving heritage dates back for centuries, with techniques and designs passed down from generation to generation. The carvers often work with various types of wood, including teak, mahogany, and ebony, each possessing its own unique characteristics and beauty. Visiting Mas Village provides an opportunity to witness the craftsmanship firsthand. You can observe the carvers at work, delicately shaping the wood with precision and attention to detail. The mastery of their techniques is truly awe-inspiring, as they bring life to the wood, creating intricate patterns, expressive faces, and breathtaking works of art. Exploring the village's galleries and workshops, you may find yourself drawn to the remarkable woodcarvings, which make for exceptional souvenirs or statement pieces for your home. Mas Village is a captivating destination where the ancient art of woodcarving thrives, offering a glimpse into Bali's rich cultural heritage and artistic traditions.

<span>1:30 PM</span>Indulge in a delightful shopping experience at Ubud Market.

Ubud Market is a bustling and vibrant traditional market located in the heart of Ubud, Bali. It is a popular destination for both locals and tourists seeking to immerse themselves in the rich cultural and shopping experience. The market is divided into two sections: the traditional art market and the general market. The traditional art market offers a wide array of unique handicrafts, including traditional Balinese art, paintings, wood carvings, batik fabrics, intricate masks, and silver jewelry. Here, you can witness the skillful craftsmanship of local artisans and find one-of-a-kind souvenirs and gifts. The general market section offers a diverse range of goods, from fresh produce and spices to clothing, accessories, and household items. Strolling through the market, you will encounter vibrant stalls filled with colorful textiles, sarongs, handwoven baskets, ceramics, and other local products. While exploring Ubud Market, you can engage in friendly bargaining with the vendors to get the best deals. The market's lively atmosphere, vibrant colors, and the aroma of traditional street food create an immersive and exciting experience. Ubud Market is not only a shopping destination but also a cultural hub, reflecting the local Balinese way of life. It provides a platform for local artisans and traders to showcase their skills and products, preserving traditional crafts and supporting the local economy. Whether you are seeking to find unique souvenirs, immerse yourself in Balinese culture, or simply enjoy the vibrant atmosphere, a visit to Ubud Market is a must-do experience for any visitor to Bali.

<span>3:00 PM</span>Explore Ubud Palace, the captivating residence of Bali's Royal Family.

Ubud Palace, also known as Puri Saren Ubud, is a historical landmark located in the heart of Ubud, Bali. This architectural marvel serves as the official residence of the Royal Family of Ubud. The palace showcases stunning traditional Balinese design, with intricate carvings, ornate gates, and beautiful gardens. As you step inside, you are transported to a world of regal elegance and cultural heritage. The palace is not only a residence but also a cultural center where traditional Balinese performances, such as dance and music, are held regularly. These performances, accompanied by colorful costumes and expressive movements, offer a glimpse into the rich artistic traditions of Bali. Exploring Ubud Palace allows you to appreciate the intricate details of Balinese architecture and immerse yourself in the royal atmosphere. You can wander through the various courtyards, admire the ornate pavilions, and capture breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery. Additionally, Ubud Palace is located in close proximity to other cultural attractions, such as the Ubud Market and the nearby Monkey Forest, making it a convenient stop during your visit to Ubud. Visiting Ubud Palace provides a unique opportunity to witness the grandeur of Balinese royalty, delve into the cultural heritage of the region, and appreciate the architectural beauty that has been preserved through generations.

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Fullday (+7hours)

Language

English

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