3 nights 4 days
Stay with a local family in a Balinese village and learn about the local lifestyle. During your stay you’ll get to do activities, such as:
-Cooking and eating together with your host family
-Practicing the livelihood of the family: Wood crafting, preparing daily religious offerings
-Visiting the local market
-Bathing in the local holy spring
-Hiking to the rice fields and learning about the cultivation
-Visiting and learning about the community group
-If you are lucky get to visit local temple ceremony
The village experience is especially socially sustainable because the locals benefit directly from the travellers’s stays. The locals are also free to choose themselves what part of their culture they show to the travellers, instead of having a readymade touristic program to follow. Finally, no special tourism infrastructure is built in the village and the food and water consumption is only according to the locals’ needs. To maintain the carrying capacity of the village, only individual travellers can visit the area at once and no groups are accepted.
-Private room in a local home and bed sheets included
-Home made breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
-Shared toilet and washing facilities
What’s Not Included
Transportation for getting to the village
1st day: Arrival to the village in the afternoon, meeting the english speaking local contact person who introduces you to the host family. Getting familiar with the house and the hosts. Cooking and eating dinner together with the host-family. Depending on the time of arrival, small activites in the village can happen.
2nd day: Breakfast with the host-family, getting familiar with the livelihood of the hosts, for ex. Wood crafting, preparing daily religious offerings, feeding animals, having a walk in the rice fields and learning about rice cultivations. Lunch with the hosts. Afternoon freetime for walking around the village, talking with the hosts and the neigbors, bathing in a holy spring. Helping to cook the dinner with the hosts.
3rd day: Breakfast with the hosts, continuing daily works and cooking with the hosts. Visitng the local market and helping to prepare the dinner.
4th day: Breakfast with the hosts, last activities and maybe meeting the community group of the village. Leaving from the village before lunch time.
Please note that the activities mentioned are not final, and are suspected to change according to the season or the weather.
Program And Price
3 nights / 4 days: 130 eur / adult. Children between 5-15 years old – 50 %, children between 0-4 years old Free.
Anton from Finland, December 2018:
“The first thing that arises in my mind is the hospitality of the family that is just hard to describe in words. After the initial shyness on both sides, the curiosity won, and the bond started to form. During the days, I played with the kids on the yard of the compound, and in late evenings chatted on the veranda, exchanging stories from our cultures while snacking on local delicacies and sipping local drinks. The days didn’t consist only of playing and sitting and the family took me around the village: fishing, visiting temples and trekking to the rice wields through the forest. For me, the most fascinating part was to just follow the daily Balinese life rhythm and learn from it. It is very eye opening to immerse yourself in a total new way of living and surely makes you think about your own life back home. I certainly learned a lot of the experience and I hope the host-family also learned from me!”