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      This program immediately follows our regular Bali program, so it is a good option to extend your stay in Bali.

      • Hotels: Upgraded Comfort Class

      • 07/14/2024 - 07/22/2024

      • Max Participants: 15

      • 9 Days / 8 Nights


      Bali has long been a top destination for travelers looking to uncover their spiritual side. Start your journey inward with Canang in Ubud, a traditional offering given at Hindu temples, before immersing yourself in nine days of rejuvenating activities, healthy food, and captivating sights. From daily yoga practices to traditional Balinese healing ceremonies to stops at serene beaches (Pemuteran, Sanur), you will be entranced by Bali’s natural calming spirit that continues to lure people from all over the world seeking a deeper connection. Learn more about yourself in Bali, all while earning professional development credit with other educators.

      This map of the tour shows the starting point in Ubud, where there is a bicycling activity. The group then travels by bus to Pemuteran and then on to Sanur, where the program ends.

      This program is being organized by Debra Bolinger. All participants must be approved by Debra.

      What's Included:
      • Arrival transfer
      • Morning Yoga, Ubud
      • Tirta Empul Temple Visit
      • Gunung Kawi Temple Visit
      • Bali Community Training Lunch Program, Ubud
      • Organic Cooking Class, Ubud
      • Healing Ceremony, Tabanan
      • Balinese Healing Yoga Session, Pemuteran
      • Snorkeling Menjangan Island
      • Hike to Munduk Waterfall
      • Ulun Danu Temple Complex Visit
      • Cycling Jatiluwih Rice Terrace
      • Morning Yoga, Sanur
      • Anti-Gravity Yoga, Sanur
      • G Adventures tour leader throughout, local guides
      • 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches – allow $125-165 USD for meals not included
      • Hotel (8 nts)
      • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
      What's Not Included:
      • International air travel
      • Incidentals
      • Travel health and cancellation insurance
      • Applicable visas
      • Tips or gratuities
      • Airport taxes
      • Beverages
      • Meals not mentioned in itinerary
      • Departure airport transfer

      Itinerary Download PDF

      Arrive in Ubud at any time. Your arrival airport transfer from Denpasar is included. Due to the potential for flight delays or cancellations, we recommend that you plan to arrive in Indonesia at least a day in advance. This will also give you time to adjust to the time difference and overcome any jetlag. We can book extra hotel nights for you in Sanur before and/or after the trip. Please note that check-in at the hotel is usually around 2:00-3:00 p.m. There are no planned activities until an intro meeting around 6:00 or 7:00 p.m., usually in the hotel lobby. Check for a sign or ask at the reception desk about the exact time and location of the group meeting. Please make every effort to arrive in time for this meeting. If you are delayed and will arrive late, please inform us. Your tour leader will then leave you a message at the front desk informing you of where and when to meet up tomorrow. After the meeting, you might choose to get dinner at a nearby restaurant with your traveling companions and your tour leader to further get to know one another.

      Enjoy an early morning yoga class followed by a healthy breakfast. Before departing, create an offering called Canang in Balinese. This offering will be brought with you to the temples to ask for permission from the gods to enter. Today you will take in the beauty of the Tirta Empul Hindu temple, built in 962 and dedicated to Vishnu, the Hindu god of preservation. Wade through its bubbling springs, believed to hold curative powers. Then you will explore the ancient Hindu temple complex at Gunung Kawi, a funeral monument of the Balinese Kings. Be sure to check out the shrines carved into the side of the cliff. Enjoy lunch at the G Adventures-supported Bali Community Training Lunch Program. This initiative supports and assists people living with disabilities in Bali to find independence and meaningful employment through training in the hospitality sector. In Hindu-Bali, it is a societal belief that being born with a disability is a product of "bad karma." Our partners are working in the community to break down these stereotypes and provide resources, training, and education to adults living with disabilities to gain independence and confidence and find employment within their community. Enjoy a delicious traditional Balinese buffet lunch prepared by the organization, fully managed and operated by individuals living with disabilities, while learning more about this initiative that empowers individuals through skills and employment training. All proceeds from this included lunch support the organization's training, education, advocacy, and outreach programs, as well as resources such as wheelchairs and three-wheeled mopeds. Opt to take a break from your day with an afternoon yoga session. And in the evening, opt to end the day with another yoga and meditation session.

      Start your day with a Hatha yoga session and a healthy breakfast. Today you will visit an organic farm accompanied by a chef who will explain the ingredients used in Balinese cuisine. Then, get your hands dirty and enjoy the ritual of preparing a typical Balinese meal in a traditional Balinese kitchen. Learn various techniques and get to know the equipment. Spend the afternoon at leisure with the option for a yoga and meditation session, a massage, cycling, or simply wandering around town.

      Depart for Pemuteran via Tabanan, where you will stop at a traditional Balinese house compound for a healthy welcome drink and healing ceremony. Learn about typical Balinese life, including how to make offerings, herbal medicine “Boreh,” how the Balinese calendar is built, how to write the Balinese alphabet on a Lontar leaf, and how to make coconut oil. Visit with a Balinese Healer called a Balian, and then enjoy a family-style regional lunch. Continue to Pemuteran and enjoy a free afternoon. Approximate travel time: 3.5 hrs by private vehicle

      Begin the day with a unique calming yoga that will challenge both body and mind. Breath through a special Balinese Healing Yoga session, followed by a healthy breakfast. Afterwards, drive to the pier for a 30-minute boat ride to Menjangan Island. Snorkel over sponges, sea plants, coral, and fish for an hour before stopping for a scenic lunch break on the island. After lunch, jump in for another snorkeling session at a new spot off the island, and then return to the hotel with the rest of the day to spend at your leisure.

      While en route to Sanur, stop at Munduk, perhaps Bali's most beautiful waterfall. After trekking about 330 yards from the main road through lush green forest and nature song, opt to take a refreshing dip in Munduk's pool. Next, visit Ulundanu Temple, a Balinese Hindu temple located in the Candi Kuning highland countryside. Bring your camera for this floating temple visit; the captivating temple, founded by the King of Mengwi in the 17th century, is one of Bali’s most important and most photographed sites. Continue to Jatiluwih to begin a cycling trip (on an electric bike) through rice fields. Ride through the exotic landscapes to Jatiluwih's stunning city center, guided by an experienced local guide who will share their knowledge about this UNESCO-recognized living monument. On arrival in Sanur, relax with a cold drink by the ocean. Approximate travel time: 5-6 hrs by private vehicle (with multiple stops en route)

      Start the day with a morning Hatha yoga session at an eco-friendly yoga shala with a second-floor vantage point looking out over the beach. In the afternoon, opt for an in-depth Balinese dance class, or try your hand at massage by taking an informative course.

      After breakfast, join locals at an intimate, neighborhood-favorite yoga spot. Instantly feel relaxed in the serene backyard, the perfect spot to achieve a total-body workout by performing a series of exercises inspired by yoga, pilates, calisthenics, and aerial acrobatics—all while hanging in a silk hammock. Spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach, or choose from endless ways to stay active, including stand-up paddleboarding, running, surfing, cycling, or snorkeling.

      There are no planned activities today, so you may depart Sanur at any time. If you wish to extend your stay in Sanur, consider booking post-tour accommodation with us. Please note that check-out time from the hotel is usually mid-morning, but luggage storage services are available at the reception desk. Want more adventure? Book two or more GEEO programs in the same school year and receive a discount! GEEO will give you 10% off of the lesser value program(s) (up to 3 programs per year). If you would like to extend your time abroad but don't see another GEEO program that interests you, let us know. We can work with you to find a trip from our tour operator’s much larger catalog. Their tours are open to the general public and not designed specifically for educators, but we can still offer you and your travel companions a discounted educator price on any additional tours that you book.


      Frequently Asked Questions
      Please read our general FAQs, where you can find essential information that applies to all of our programs.
      Resources to Learn & Teach about Bali
      Visit our recommended reading page to see the list of books GEEO recommends reading before your program (this is not required reading). We also have lesson plans and Pinterest boards that may be useful for you as you learn about your destination and prepare to bring lessons back to your classroom.
      Terms and Conditions
      It is very important for you to visit our Terms and Conditions page before signing up for this program.
      GEEO Program Confirmation Process
      We require a minimum of 6 participants for most GEEO programs. We officially confirm that a program will run once at least 8 people have signed up, which provides a margin for individual cancellations. Nearly all GEEO programs ultimately meet this enrollment quota, and in the rare event that a program does not meet the minimum requirement and GEEO cancels the program, we will work with you to find a suitable alternative or provide a refund of your deposit if you prefer. We encourage you to sign up for any program that interests you, and we will notify the entire group once 6 people are booked and again once 8 people are booked. We always emphasize the importance of exercising caution when making non-refundable travel arrangements, especially given the unpredictable nature of travel. For example, we typically recommend booking flights with flexible change/cancellation policies.
      Cancellation policy
      All cancellations must be submitted to GEEO in written form by emailing your request for cancellation to If you do not receive a confirmation that we have received your written cancellation request, please call us at 1-877-600-0105. Verbal cancellation requests will not be honored.
      • If you cancel 60 days or more prior to departure, all your program fee payments will be refunded besides your $350 deposit which is kept on file for future use
      • If you cancel between 30 and 59 days prior to departure, you will receive a 50% refund and your deposit is kept on file for future use
      • If you cancel within 30 days of departure, you will receive no refund, but your deposit is kept on file for future use
      Trip Notes
      1. Indonesia has long been a great travel destination and is an intriguing and rewarding country to visit. English is widely spoken, and transportation and infrastructure are good, but maybe not at the same level as you would expect in developed countries. If you have patience, a great sense of humor, and a willingness to try and interact with the local people, your travel experience will be greatly enhanced.
      Group Leader Description
      All GEEO/G Adventures group trips are accompanied by one of G Adventure’s group leaders, which they refer to as Chief Experience Officers (CEOs). The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you 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. Our itineraries often have plenty of free time to explore on your own. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious, and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting – we think it’s the best of both worlds.
      Fitness Level
      This tour involves yoga, exercise, biking, and other physical activities that may be challenging for a few travelers. Participants may skip activities if they wish.
      Single Travelers
      Half of GEEO’s participants travel by themselves, so please don’t worry if you do not have a travel companion for your trip. Our program fee is for one traveler in double-occupancy accommodation, and GEEO can find you a roommate of the same gender if you do not have a travel companion. Most of our programs have a “My Own Room” option, also known as a “Single Supplement,” which is an extra fee that you can pay to have a room to yourself. You will only incur an additional charge if you specifically request a single room. To see the price for the “My Own Room” option, please find your program on our extra services page. If you want to room alone, please email to request a single room.
      Joining Instructions
      A complimentary arrival transfer from Denpasar Airport in Bali is included for this program. You will receive instructions and a confirmation voucher for your transfer prior to departure. Day 1 is an arrival day, and no activities have been planned. Upon arrival to the city on Day 1, or earlier if you have booked pre-accommodation with us, please make your way to the joining hotel. Please note: Check-in time will be in the afternoon. Once you arrive at the hotel, look for a note at reception from your tour leader. This note will give the details of your Welcome Meeting on Day 1, usually between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., during which you will get a chance to meet your tour leader and other travelers, as well as learn more about how the tour will run. If you don’t see a note, please ask reception for details. If you miss the Welcome Meeting, your tour leader will leave a note at reception for you with any information you may need and with instructions for the next morning.
      Emergency Contacts
      Should you need to contact G Adventures during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call their local G Adventures office. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message and contact information, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible. If your call is specifically concerning Denpasar (Bali) Airport Transfer complications please call our local G Adventures Transfer provider directly at +62 8113803820, +62 8113803821, or +62 81337618480. EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS G Adventures Office Bangkok, Thailand From outside Thailand: +66 92 338 9222 From within Thailand: 092 338 922 If for any reason you are unable to reach the G Adventures local office, please call the numbers listed below to connect with their Sales team, who will happily assist you. Toll-free, North America only: 1 888 800 4100 Calls from UK: 0344 272 0000 Calls from Germany: 0800 365 1000 Calls from Australia: 1 300 796 618 Calls from New Zealand: 0800 333 307 Outside North America, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and the UK: +1 416 260 0999
      Packing List
      Please read this article on GEEO’s blog for our staff’s suggestions on the best gear to pack for your upcoming travels. You must be prepared to carry your own bags and be comfortable carrying them up and down stairs, on and off transportation, and to hotels. As a rule, we try not to have to walk more than 15-20 minutes with your bags, which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 22-30 lb. Most travelers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size. No XXL bags please! 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 plus a daypack per person. Health & Safety
      • N95/KN95 face masks (at least a few just in case there is an outbreak within your group)
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Rapid Covid test/antigen tests (at least 3)
      Suggested Checklist
      • Casual clothes for warm to hot weather, that ideally can dry quickly (shorts and t-shirts)
      • 1 conservative outfit: clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
      • Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)
      • Day pack (used for daily excursions)
      • 2 bathing suits
      • Raincoat
      • Umbrella
      • Outfit for the airplane
      • Sleepwear
      • Sport sandals or flip-flops
      • Insect repellent
      • Reef safe sunblock (we recommend Thinksport Brand. You will use a lot of it!)
      • Small travel towel
      • Sunglasses
      • Sun hat
      • Toiletries (Preferably biodegradable) – your hotels will have soap and shampoo
      • Digital camera (with memory card & batteries/charger) or smartphone with a camera
      • Reusable water bottle
      • First-aid kit, including: lip salve, aspirin, bandaids, anti-histamine, (Regular and non-drowsy formulas), Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, electrolyte powder, insect repellent, extra prescription drugs you may be taking, motion sickness medication
      Optional Checklist
      • Drybag (will help keep cameras and essentials dry)
      • Binoculars
      • Flashlight/torch (headlamps are ideal)
      • Silk sleep sack
      • Travel pillow
      • Money belt
      • Portable bluetooth speaker
      • Phone/tablet for internet – most hotels have WiFi
      • Chargers for electronics as well converters/adapters, if needed
      • AirTags or Tile trackers
      • Packing cubes
      • Earplugs
      • Snacks – packing a few granola bars is a good idea; you can buy snacks when you get there too, so don’t go crazy here
      • Ziplock bags
      • Reading/writing material
      • Hand sanitizer/baby wipes
      • Light fleece top (for flights)
      Document Checklist
      • Passport (with photocopies)
      • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
      • Travel insurance ID card
      • Flight itinerary/boarding pass(es)
      • USD/EUR cash
      • Credit/debit card
      • G Adventures vouchers
      Laundry facilities are sometimes offered at the hotels for a charge. We recommend packing enough clothes so you don't have to do laundry. If you want to do your own laundry, we suggest you bring your own non-polluting/biodegradable soap.
      Passports and Visas
      All GEEO trips require that the participant have a valid passport. Please see our general FAQ for information on obtaining a passport. As with all of our trips, we try to provide the most accurate information we can, but governments sometimes change visa rules. It is your responsibility to double check the information we provide below by searching here. A 30-day visa on arrival is available at Jakarta (Soekarno-Hatta Airport) and Bali (Ngurah Rai Aiport). The cost is 500,000 IDR ($35 USD). All travelers to Indonesia must be in possession of a passport valid for at least six months from the date of arrival, have at least 2 blank passport pages, and have proof (tickets) of onward or return passage. U.S. passport holders can learn more here. We strongly encourage all travelers to check with their embassy about entry requirements to Indonesia. The situation with visas in Indonesia changes frequently.
      Money Exchange
      The local currency in Bali is the Indonesian rupiah (IDR). As currency exchange rates fluctuate, we ask that you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: We recommend that you obtain cash from ATMs while traveling; they will dispense the local currency. We do, however, recommend that you bring at least $200 USD in cash for emergency use or in case you have trouble with the ATMs. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops, but you may be charged an international transaction fee; ask your financial institution about their international fees. Please note that if you are carrying U.S. dollars, the bills should be in good condition (i.e., not torn, wrinkled, or marked on in any way) and dated recently.
      It is customary in Asia to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is an expected, though not compulsory, component of this program and an expression of satisfaction with the people who assist you on your trip. Tipping is also one of the most direct ways that you can have a positive economic impact within the local community. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There will be opportunities during the trip to tip your local guides or drivers. You may do this individually, or your tour leader may offer to collect the money and give a tip on behalf of the group. Recommendations for tipping local guides and drivers range from $2-3 USD per person per day, depending on the quality and length of the service. Ask your tour leader for specific recommendations based on the circumstances and expectations. Also, at the end of your program, if you felt your G Adventures tour leader did an outstanding job, a tip would be appreciated. The amount is entirely your personal preference, but as a guideline, $20-25 USD per person per week would be appropriate.
      GEEO cannot provide any medical advice, so it is very important to consult your doctor or a travel clinic about which vaccinations you will need for your trip. We recommend contacting Passport Health (, which has travel clinics located throughout the United States. You can also check the CDC's recommended vaccinations for your destination. Please take this seriously!
      We find the best prices for flights are often available around 90 days before departure, but of course this varies greatly from route to route and year to year. You should wait until this trip is confirmed before you book non-refundable flights. GEEO and G Adventures bear no responsibility for any flights purchased before the trip is confirmed. You will fly in and out of Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport for this program. Please double-check our itinerary for the date by which you must arrive in Sanur, which is about a 30-minute drive from Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport. You may want to arrive in Bali one or more days early in case you have flight disruptions. You can arrive at any time you choose, but try to make it in time for our 6:00 p.m. Welcome Meeting on Day 1. You can depart Bali any time on the final day of the program, or stay longer to see more of the island. The program ends in Candidasa, which is about a 1.5-hour drive to Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport. Your tour leader can help you arrange a transfer to the airport.
      Plugs and Converters
      There are two components to provide external power to your device: adapters and transformers (also called electrical converters). The adapter is for your device's plug, adapting the prongs on a standard U.S. two- to three-pronged power cord to fit the local outlets. The transformer/converter changes the local voltage to the voltage used in the U.S. The standard used in Bali is a round two-pin plug like those found in continental Europe (Type C and F). The voltage is 230V. (Standard U.S. electrical outlets are 120V.) Most new devices, including phones and laptops, are made to work with the different voltage rates, but some devices, like hair dryers, may only work on the U.S. standard of 120V. Check your device's plug or manual to see what voltage range it requires. Most transformer blocks will have an “Input” line that defines its voltage capacity; for example, “Input: 100-240V” means that it will work with voltages between 100V to 240V. If your device can’t handle the higher voltage, you’ll need to purchase a transformer/converter. You can find world transformers/converters online or at many retail stores in the travel section.
      Itinerary Disclaimer
      While it is our intention to adhere to the routes described on our website, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The information on our website is a general guide to the tour and region, and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
      Before you decide to travel with GEEO, it is important that you read all of the information about the program you are considering. Remember, our programs are quite adventurous.
      • The purpose of the accommodation is to provide a safe, well-located place for you to sleep. Sometimes you will be pleasantly surprised, but do not expect luxury as we are trying to keep these trips as inexpensive as possible.
      • We use a mix of transportation that gets our guests from location to location safely. Sometimes you will have full days and nights of transportation as our trips tend to cover a lot of ground. The transportation will often be an adventure in itself.
      • You must be able to easily carry or roll your luggage, so do not over-pack.
      • Many of our programs occur in locations where it is very hot during the day. Please make sure you have thoroughly read the itinerary and can handle the group activities, which sometime include day hikes with your daypacks.
      • We recommend always carrying snacks with you. Meals can sometimes be far apart.
      • Please make sure you understand the role of your tour leader on this trip, as they are not the traditional “guide” you may be expecting. While our trips are educational, they aren’t study/lecture trips. We want you to learn through exploring and much of your experience will be based on how active you choose to be in acquiring knowledge and interacting with locals.
      Hopefully this is the kind of adventure you are interested in!
      Bali is only eight degrees north of the equator and has tropical weather. The high temperatures do not vary much through the year, although Indonesia does have a distinct wet season that is brought on by the western monsoon from late October to April. July is in the dry season. You'll still get some rain, but it’s usually in short and heavy showers that leave fresh blue skies behind. Bali’s center is dominated by high mountains where you'll find cooler temperatures and more rain. Things are warmer and drier the further away from the mountains you are, and you'll be warmest on the coast.


      Please keep in mind that this trip offers some free time to pursue activities that interest you. Make sure you look over all of the optional activities and note these additional costs when deciding whether you can afford this program. The prices below are rough estimates for budgeting your trip.
      Tour Company Fee
      See our price in the top right corner
      Optional Activities
      $100-250 USD
      International Airfare from the U.S.
      Roughly $1,000-2,000 USD If you require assistance in booking your international airfare, we would be happy to help you.
      $79-200 USD Please note: It is mandatory for all of our travelers to have Emergency Medical insurance that covers both emergency evacuation and repatriation to the sum of $200,000 USD. We also strongly recommend purchasing cancellation insurance as an add-on.
      We recommend $30 USD for your G Adventures tour leader and $20-40 for miscellaneous tips (restaurants, drivers, day guides, etc.).
      Departure airport transfer
      $20-35 USD
      Meals Not Listed in the Itinerary
      $125-165 USD
      $35 USD
      Laundry, Drinks, Phone Calls, etc.
      Make sure you budget for these types of expenses
      Variable. Please consult your doctor.
      Variable. At your personal discretion.
      Non-Educator Donation
      $100 USD (suggested donation) This is only for non-educator guests traveling with an educator on a GEEO trip. Educators and retired educators should not make this donation.

      Optional Activities

      Most optional activities are booked and paid for locally, sometimes in the local currency, and you do not have to decide in advance which ones you would like to sign up for. The prices listed are based on the latest information we have received from our participants and G Adventures. They are not guaranteed to be accurate. Please use them as a rough guide for budgeting your trip.
      Massage: Price varies Relax and soothe sore muscles with a local massage.
      Afternoon Yoga Take a break from your day with an afternoon yoga session.
      Balinese Dance Class: Price varies Join a fun and knowledgeable Balinese Dance lesson with professional practitioners. First learn of its history and see a demonstration before joining in yourself. The instructors will guide you through postures and moves, and then you will combine them all into an enthusiastic dance. Massage Course: Price varies Balinese people believe that body, mind, and spirit work harmoniously and that health and well-being lead to happiness. The traditional Balinese massage is useful for healing, releasing tension, freeing tissues of toxins, and improving circulation. In this class, you will learn and practice techniques of traditional Balinese massage. The technique uses a combination of gentle stretches, skin rolling, and pressure-point stimulation.