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Pre & Post GSS2024 Tours

Join one of the great pre and post tours and hang out with your fellow speakers. Tours are organised by our official GSS tour partner, Nicki Delmulle from Africa Spiral. Nicki has had over 30 years in destination tourism and is based in Asia. Any questions about the tours can be answered by clicking on the button and emailing Nicki. Tours are on a per person basis twin share and single and upgraded options are available.

September 25th
Full day tour Uluwatu Instagram Tour

Our Uluwatu Instagram Tour will leave you breathless! This popular Bali tour introduces you to some of the most beautiful beaches on earth - truly an unforgettable experience! The emerald sea, soft sandy beaches and rugged coastlines set the scene for the day. After a full day enjoying Uluwatu's beaches and a delicious lunch, your tour ends with a traditional Kecak Fire Dance at Uluwatu Temple while you watch the sun setting. This Bali tour will create memories that you'll cherish forever.

 

Highlights:  Suluban Beach • Bingin Beach • Karang Boma Cliff • Watch the famous Kecak Dance 

From 109USD per person

September 26th
Half Day Morning Tour

The tour starts with a blessing on Melasti, which is performed during sunrise on the beach by Ibu Jero, a highly respected Balinese priestess. This blessing is a unique and memorable experience that combines the natural beauty of Bali with its rich spiritual culture.

Balinese blessings are an essential part of Balinese culture, and they are performed for various occasions such as births, weddings, housewarming, and to welcome tourists to the island. The blessing ceremony typically involves the use of offerings, holy water, flowers, and other traditional items. During the ceremony, the priest or priestess will recite prayers and mantras in the Balinese language while sprinkling holy water on the individual or group being blessed. This ritual is believed to purify and cleanse the soul, bringing good luck, health, and happiness to those being blessed.

Next, head to Thomas Beach, a hidden gem that offers serene views of the Indian Ocean and is perfect for a morning swim or relaxation. Enjoy a delicious brunch before continuing to Nyang Nyang beach, a secluded spot with crystal clear waters and panoramic views that will leave you in awe. This half-day tour combines spirituality, nature, and delectable food in one immersive experience, giving you a taste of Bali's unique culture and natural beauty. 

Back at The Hilton by 14h00 

From 99USD per person

PACKAGE 1:
Ubud and Surrounds: Culture and Nature 

30th September to 05th October – 5 nights 

September 30th 

Check out of the Hilton and transfer to the spiritual and cultural centre of Bali, the beautiful town of Ubud.  

 

Accommodation: Plataran Ubud Hotel & Spa 30 Sep – 05 Oct

 

After check in, stretch your legs and set out on the Campuhan Ridge Walk. A small bridge over the sacred Campuhan River leads to the majestic Pura Gunung Lebah temple complex. These intricately carved walls and the towering meru tiers of the shrines that are visible from the path provide an exotic and cultural touch to the beginning of this nature walk.

Just past the temple, the view widens to reveal the vast hills that make up the valley hinterland. Slopes as far as the eye can see are an undulating sea of green, covered in tall reed grass, which at times are harvested by the locals for thatched roofing that’s common in traditional Balinese architecture. Thereafter visit the local market.

 

01 October 

Come to the ‘Island of Gods’ for a truly unforgettable vacation experience. If magical waterfalls, stunning temples and tropical jungles sound like something you’d be into, Bali is definitely the place for you! Let us show you around our favorite island paradise 

Your fantastic English-speaking tour guide will take you to see some of the famous Bali Instagram spots on the island, including:

• Tirta empul • Tukad Cepung Waterfall • Tegalalang rice terraces • Local Balinese coffee plantation with a coffee tasting • Famous jungle swing.

02 October 

Day at leisure

 

03 October 

Balinese Local Village, Culture & Trekking Experience 

 

If you are looking to experience the real, authentic Bali, far away from all the main tourist attractions and you are curious to see how the locals live, this might be the tour for you!

Forget everything you think you already know about Bali because on this tour you'll get to experience first-hand what the Balinese culture and the beautiful family traditions really consist of! You will be able to visit a part of the island without the crowds and actually see what it's like to live a day in the footsteps of a local!

Prepare to be blown away by the kindness of the local families as they will welcome you with open arms into their homes! Trust us when we say this is truly a humbling and life changing experience you will remember for ever! 

After a tasty lunch, you will be invited to participate in typical traditional cultural activities. It's even possible to visit some local schools, meet farmers and if you're lucky... join a temple festival (depending on the cultural activity calendar of the village)!

To end this beautiful day our guides will take you to see the famous Melangit River and some stunning rice fields!

Highlights include: 

  • Visit Bakas Village

  • Meet local families and see their homes

  • Learn how to do a traditional Balinese Dance and play the Gamelan

  • Learn how to make a traditional Balinese offering

  • Go trekking through the rice fields and visit Melangit river​

04 October 

Bali Secret Waterfall Tour 

 

There’s nothing quite like the magic of a beautiful flowing waterfall - and we’ll take you to the best that Bali has to offer!  Be sure to bring your bathing suit so you can take a dip under the waterfalls and feel at one with nature in the Bali hidden waterfall. The best part of this tour is that all of these hidden waterfalls in Bali are gems that only the locals really know about - so you won’t have to compete with huge crowds of other tourists

Some of the waterfalls you will visit include: 

  • Leke Leke Waterfall

  • Banyumala Waterfall

  • Munduk Waterfall

  • Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall

05 October

Transfer to the airport for your return flight 

 

From : USD840 per person sharing 

PACKAGE 2:
 
Balinese Culture and Island paradise
30th September to 05th October

September 30th 

Check out of the Hilton and transfer to the spiritual and cultural centre of Bali, the beautiful town of Ubud. 

 

Accommodation: Plataran Ubud Hotel and Spa or Komeneka Bisma or Alila Ubud 30 Sep – 03 Oct

Includes breakfast

 

After check in, stretch your legs and set out on the Campuhan Ridge Walk.

A small bridge over the sacred Campuhan River leads to the majestic Pura Gunung Lebah temple complex. These intricately carved walls and the towering meru tiers of the shrines that are visible from the path provide an exotic and cultural touch to the beginning of this nature walk.

Just past the temple, the view widens to reveal the vast hills that make up the valley hinterland. Slopes as far as the eye can see are an undulating sea of green, covered in tall reed grass, which at times are harvested by the locals for thatched roofing that’s common in traditional Balinese architecture.

Thereafter visit the local market.  

 

 ​01 October

Best of Ubud tour

 

Have you really been to Bali if you didn't go to Ubud? The answer to that is very simple: no!

Ubud is as spiritual as much as it is a tourist centre and this unique combination makes it one of the top destinations not only in Bali but in the world! This part of the island is known as the cultural capital of Bali and you will find lush green rice fields, fairytale waterfalls, intricate temples, unending sacred sites, breathtaking landscapes and mystical jungles! In short: there’s a peaceful and almost mystical aura about Ubud that will make you fall in love with it!

On this tour you'll get to see the 'real' Ubud and its highlights, giving you the opportunity to see the best this town has to offer. 

 

Highlights include • Monkey forest • Ubud jungle swing • Tegalalang rice terrace • Tirta Empul • Tegenungan waterfall

 

02 October

Balinese Local Village, Culture & Trekking Experience

 

If you are looking to experience the real, authentic Bali, far away from all the main tourist attractions and you are curious to see how the locals live, this might be the tour for you!

Forget everything you think you already know about Bali because on this tour you'll get to experience first-hand what the Balinese culture and the beautiful family traditions really consist of! You will be able to visit a part of the island without the crowds and actually see what it's like to live a day in the footsteps of a local!

Prepare to be blown away by the kindness of the local families as they will welcome you with open arms into their homes! Trust us when we say this is truly a humbling and life changing experience you will remember for ever! And that's a promise!

After a tasty lunch, you will be invited to participate in typical traditional cultural activities. It's even possible to visit some local schools, meet farmers and if you're lucky... join a temple festival (depending on the cultural activity calendar of the village)!

To end this beautiful day our guides will take you to see the famous Melangit River and some stunning rice fields!

Highlights:

  • Visit Bakas Village

  • Meet local families and see their homes

  • Learn how to do a traditional Balinese Dance and play the Gamelan

  • Learn how to make a traditional Balinese offering

  • Go trekking through the rice fields and visit Melangit river

 

03 October

Check out of hotel and transfer to ferry terminal for boat transfer to Nusa Penida Check in at Adiwana Warnakali or MĀUA Nusa Penida 03 – 05 Oct
Includes breakfast and high tea

 

04 October

Nusa Penida Snorkeling Adventure

 

We’ve all seen the incredible photos on Instagram of people on a Bali Snorkeling tour - bikini-clad people swimming in bright blue tropical waters alongside a magnificent manta ray or a ‘totally awesome’ giant turtle. Always dreamed of being the person in that photo? 

Well now this dream can become a reality with our Nusa Penida Snorkeling tour!

Head out to snorkel at four of the best Bali snorkeling spots in Nusa Penida - you won’t believe your eyes! 

After snorkeling, your lovely guide will take you on a private land tour to visit the iconic Kelingking Beach. Don’t worry, you’ll also have some time to relax and swim at another amazing beach - Crystal Bay. You even get to see manta rays on this Nusa Penida snorkeling trip which really is an unforgettable experience.

Higlights:  • Kelingking Cliff • Crystal Bay • Manta Bay • GT Bay • Gamat Bay • Wall Bay

05 October

Optional:

Nusa Penida Underground Temple Tour • Goa Giri Putri Temple • Diamond Beach • Lunch

Head underground to the most unique temple you've EVER seen as it is located, in Nusa Penida's biggest natural cave! This is not for the fainthearted as it will require a little bravery: to be able to enter the cave you'll need to crawl through some very narrow and dark passages. But don't worry because the cave opens up sizably just a few meters into the crawl space! You'll be rewarded with a walk through the island's major cultural attraction: the Goa Giri Putri Temple.

So all we can say is: channel your inner Indiana Jones, grab a flashlight and let's go explore!

 

Transfer back to airport for your flight home

 

From : USD1080 per person sharing 

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