Island of the Gods

September 5th -15th, 2017
Join Reverends David Ault and Edward Vilgoen on a pilgrimage to the Island of the Gods, where holding sacred space is a way of life. With daily chanting of the Gayatri mantra, led by Dr. Edward Vilgoen, and gentle yoga with William Abel, you will be immersed in an atmosphere of exotic beauty, spiritual devotion, and splendid nature. Your guides will be Bali Expert Spirit Tours who have over 35 years of experience in Bali, studying the culture, and leading tours.

 

$3,189.00 Land Only

Air travel can be arranged through Bali Advisor

 

 

DAY 1 – September 5th, 2017
Arrive in Bali and transfer to Puri Santrian in Sanur Beach. This beach front hotel is a short ride from Bali’s international airport. We will have the first afternoon and evening in Bali to relax at the pool or go for an evening swim in the Indian Ocean and enjoy dinner on your own.

DAY 2 – September 6th, 2017
Each day begins with chanting the Gayatri mantra, and gentle yoga, followed by breakfast and our daily spiritual program with Dr. Edward. We then have the day to receive welcome massages, and to relax by the pool. In the evening we will have our welcome dinner.

Included:

  •  7:30 am chanting
  •  8:00 am yoga
  •  9:00 am breakfast
  •  10:00 am – 11:00 am daily spiritual program
  •  Complimentary 1-hour welcome massage
  •  7:00 pm welcome dinner

DAY 3 – September 7th, 2017
Travel day to Eastern Bali. Enjoy a ride along the coast through beautiful rice fields to Candidasa, a secluded and peaceful seaside area. Along the way we will visit Goa Lawah Temple, known as the Bat Cave Temple, one of Bali’s six holiest temples. This temple has been worshipped since around 1,000 A.D. It is said that the bats provide sustenancefor the legendary giant snake, Naga Basuki, which is also believed to live in the cave.

Our home will be a beautiful beachfront hotel, the Rama Ocean View. All rooms are decorated with Balinese harmony in mind. This will be our home base for the next three days while we explore the eastern part of the island.
In the evening we will have dinner on our own at the ocean front restaurant.

Included:

  •  7:30 am chanting
  •  8:00 am yoga
  •  9:00 am breakfast
  •  10:00 am – 11:00 am daily spiritual program
  •  11:30 am Depart for East Bali,visit Goa Lawah (Bat Cavetemple en route
  •  Check into hotel Rama CandiDasa

Temple

 

DAY 4 – September 8th, 2017

After lunch we will travel to the water palace in Tirtagangga, which means sacred waters of the Ganges. These waters are considered to be holy and are used for religious ceremonies. On the way back to our hotel we will stop at Tenganan, an ancient Bali Aga village, famous for double ikat weavings and lontar palm leaf carvings.Included:

  •  7:30 am chanting
  •  8:00 am yoga
  • 9:00 am breakfast
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am daily spiritual program
  • Afternoon Tour to Tirtaganga and Tenganan

DAY 5 – September 9th, 2017
After our morning program you may go on the optional snorkeling trip, or rice patty walk. Otherwise please enjoy the hotel pool and optional spa activities.

Included:

  •  7:30 am chanting
  •  8:00 am yoga
  •  9:00 am breakfast
  •  10:00 am – 11:00 am daily spiritual program

DAY 6 – September 10th, 2017
After our morning program we will head to the village of Ubud, the artistic and cultural center of Bali, where we will spend 6 days and 5 nights. We will stay at the Komaneka Rasa Sayang Resort hotel located just off of Monkey Forest road, in the center of Ubud’s bustling activity. Ubud is the home to Bali’s famous art museums and is a shopper’s paradise. The Ubud market has an exotic and vast array of locally produced handicrafts.

In the evening we will dine together at a restaurant near our hotel.

Included:

  •  7:30 am chanting
  •  8:00 am yoga
  •  9:00 am breakfast
  • 10:00 am – 11:00 am daily spiritual program
  •  Transfer to Ubud
  •  Dinner

DAY 7 – September 11th, 2017
After our morning program, you will have free time. Explore Ubud and visit nearby shops or salons such as Ubud’s old style family run Nur Salon with its Mandi Lulur or flower bath massage treatment, one of the most popular optional experiences on our tours. Other optional Ubud activites include: A rice field walk or a visit to Pura (temple) Gunug Lebah, 1.5km from Ubud market to the west. It is located where Cerik river and Wos river meet and is very peaceful and considered very holy. Included:

  •  7:30 am chanting
  •  8:00 am yoga
  •  9:00 am breakfast
  •  10:00 am – 11:00 am daily spiritual program
  •  Day Free to explore Ubud

DAY 8 – September 12th, 2017
After our morning program we will visit Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu, one of Bali’s prettiest temples. This is a quiet temple in homage to Visnu, the preserver, who rules over water. The natural springs and waterspouts deliver holy water, which travelers may collect. A statue of Saraswati, sits in the middle of a large koi pond, that graces the temple. Afterwards we will travel a short distance to the Valley of the Kings. At the bottom of a lush green river valley lies one of Bali’s oldest and largest ancient monuments. In this valley there are 10 rock- cut candi (shrines) – memorials cut out of the rock face in imitation of actual statues. They stand in awe- inspiring 8m-high sheltered niches cut into the sheer cliff face As you wander between monuments, temples, offerings, streams and fountains, you can’t help but feel a certain ancient majesty here.

Included:

  •  7:30 am chanting
  •  8:00 am yoga
  •  9:00 am breakfast
  •  10:00 am – 11:00 am daily spiritual program
  •  Visit to Gunung Kawi Sebatu and Valley of the KIngs

DAY 9 – September 13th, 2017

This is a free day for you to explore optional activities such as biking, rafting, cooking classes, shopping or museum tours. Morning spiritual program will continue as scheduled. In the evening we will enjoy a performance of authentic Balinese dance by Semara Ratih (Sun and Moon,) one of Bali’s premier dance and gamelan groups.

Included:

  •  Breakfast Al a carte
  •  Balinese Dance performance

DAY 10 – September 14th, 2017This morning begins with an early pilgrimage to the west coast of Bali, to visit the famous seaside temple, Tanah Lot. This temple was founded by a Brahman priest from Java , named Nirartha. He was believed to havebeen seen meditating on this rock In the 16th Century. The local villagers saw a light shinning down where he was meditating and built a temple there in his honor.The temple sits on a large offshore rock, which has been shaped continuously over the years by the ocean tide. At the base of the
rock is a holy fresh water spring where we will receive blessings before our prayer service with exclusive access inside the holy temple.In the evening we will have a farewell dinner.

Included:

  • Pilgrimage to Tanah Lot
  • Farewell dinner

DAY 11 – September 15th, 2017
After our morning program we will have the opportunity to finish our last minute shopping before we say our goodbyes and transfer to the airport for our flight back home.

Included:

  •  7:30 am chanting
  •  8 am yoga
  •  9 am breakfast
  •  10:00 am – 11:00 am daily spiritual program
  •  Transfer to airport

 

Tour includes

10 Nights luxury hotels
Daily breakfast
Daily Spiritual Meetings and Light Yoga Welcome massage
Temple fees
Airport transfers in Bali
Balinese sarong and sash
Balinese prayer and ceremony in 3 of Bali’s holiest temples Three dinners and one lunch
Dance performance by Semara Ratih
Guide Services provided by Spirit Tours and
Rest Dewata Tours

$3189.00 land only

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