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This trip is held in partnership with Wanderful, an international community of women who love to travel. You can learn more about Wanderful at sheswanderful.com.


Overview:

Images of yoga retreats, green smoothies, idyllic beaches and luxury spas paint a very surface identity to this rich and complex province. These islands offer so much more beneath the perfect holiday getaway.

This 13-day journey explores both Bali and Flores which are tucked into the chain of Sundra Islands in western Indonesia. We will uncover a more authentic side of these islands through delving deeper into the history of textiles, cooking traditional foods, connecting with community leaders, witnessing local dance and music, exploring incredible natural beauty and learning about local religion and culture.

We are lucky to partner with Threads of Life, a fair trade business dedicated to the revitalization and conservation of textile arts and weaving in Bali.

DATE: June 20th-July 2nd 2020

13 days/ 12 nights

PRICE:

  • $3825 per person based on double occupancy room. (2 beds) OR

  • $765 in 5 installments

  • $1200 for single supplement

LOCATION: Bali-Ubud & Manggis. Flores- Maumere & Moni


Trip Highlights:

  1. Trek through rice fields and discover traditional plant medicines

  2. Discover the many sides of weaving and textiles within different communities

  3. Climb to the top of Kelimutu Crater in an unforgettable sunrise hike



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Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival to Bali

Feel free to arrive at anytime today. You will be transferred to our hotel and in the evening we will have a group dinner.

Day 2: Rice Trek & Plant Medicine

Learn all about the traditional medicine of the surrounding villages. We will walk amongst the beautiful rice fields and have a home-cooked lunch.

Day 3: Temples & Cooking Class

Exploration of some of the nearby temples in the morning followed by a cooking class in the evening.

Day 4: Batik Dyeing workshop

Partnering with the organization Threads of Life we get a hands-on Batik workshop! A traditional dance performance will be in the evening.

Day 5: Flight to Flores

Head to the gorge island of Flores; just a quick flight away. Ample time the afternoon to relax by the ocean.  

Day 6: Boat & Snorkel Excursion

Explore the Maumere Bay as we travel through the many islands in this area. Picnic lunch included.

Day 7: Weaving Cooperative

Visit the Bliran Sina Cultural center, one of Indonesias most successful weaving cooperatives.

Day 8: Travel to Moni

Head up through spectacular mountain vistas to Kelimutu Ecolodge to get closer to the volcano!

Day 9: Volcano Hike

Sunrise hike to Kelimutu crater. An unforgettable experience!

Day 10: Back to Maumere

We wind our way back down to the coast stopping at Paga Beach for lunch and then a glorious beach BBQ in the evening.

Day 11: Flight back to Bali

After out short flight back we settled into our hotel in Manggis

Day 12: Textile Tour

We go into the heart of some villages to see traditional songket weaving. In the evening we will have our last dinner together.

Day 13: Departures

You can make your flight arrangements for anytime today out of DPS.

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Whats Included:

ACCOMADATIONS:

12 nights lodging in locally owned hotels and lodges.

MEALS:

12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 6 dinners

  • Bi-lingual local guide

  • Private van & driver

  • Airport transfers

  • Excursions listed on itinerary

  • Bike tour

  • Cooking class

  • Ferry ride

Departures:

June 20-July 2 2020: 8+ available. Double room with your own bed & shared bath. Single supplement available.