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Balinese Culture and Wellness

Travel to Ubud where culture is still preserved and famed as a center of wellness activities in Bali.  Start today’s trip to visit one of the secret temples in Bali and get purified in the holy spring water of Sebatu temple then end the day with 2 hours spa in one of the wellness resorts in Ubud.


Be ready at the lobby hotel and get picked up by the guide for today’s trip. Heading to Ubud to visit a less visited temple in Sebatu village called Pura Gunung Kawi, Sebatu. Gunung Kawi temple, Sebatu is one of the most beautiful and tranquil temples. The temple complex comprises a collection of ancient shrines. Most are surrounded by mountain spring-fed water features. At a far separate section, there are bathing pools and fountains where some locals come to bathe and shower.

Continue to a nearby secluded temple called Genah Melukat temple which is mean a temple for purification purposes. Left the car parked and walk on foot for around 20 minutes passing local merchants selling a traditional fried jack fruit, incense, and Canang for offering, then walk-through leafy concrete path down to the holy spring waterfall. On a big Balinese day i.e., full or new moon, many Balinese will come here to pray and purify their body, Balinese believe this holy spring water can heal any black magic disease.

Once here, why not try to immerse your body under the holy spring water to purified and be refreshed. The water can be very freezing. Afterward, change the clothe and get back to the parking lot.

Note: the changing room is very basic.

Proceed to one of the wellness resorts near Ubud to enjoy a healthy lunch.

After lunch heads to the spa and prepares to unwind with an indulgent two-hour spa treatment. Start with a refreshing foot bath followed by a traditional Balinese massage. Then immerse yourself in a Madura Island rock salt bath that warms the body allowing the pores to open. The spa therapist will then apply a conditioning body mask comprised of ginger, cloves, and other spices ground with brown rice, all enclosed with an outer banana leaf body wrap.  A soothing head and face massage completes this spa experience. Feeling refreshed and rejuvenated you can then relax and enjoy the views on the drive back to your hotel. (L)

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Important Information

Price Includes

  • Private air-conditioned transportation with mineral water is provided in the car.
  • English speaking guide
  • All entrance fees and activities as mentioned
  • Meal as specified (L=lunch)

Price Excludes

  • Other meals than mentioned.
  • Other services than mentioned.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Gratuities, personal expenses, drinks, and other items.
  • Other services are not clearly indicated in the Package Inclusion above.

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