March 5th-15th, 2021
The price for this all-inclusive retreat is only $3695 per person based on double occupancy.
Friday, March 5th-Travel day
Saturday, March 6th- Arrive in Bali at 11:59PM. Private transport from Grand Hyatt to the resort. Grand Hyatt will be picking us up.
Sunday, March 7th- Free Day. Lunch at 12:00 PM at Grand Hyatt Garden Café. Located adjacent to the lobby. Free time. Dinner at Grand Hyatt at 7:00 PM at Pasar Senggol, Located adjacent to the lobby Grand Hyatt Bali.
Monday, March 8th- Breakfast at your leisure. 9:00 AM pickup for all-day tour from local tour guide with Listya. Today we will enjoy the Bedugul - Tanah Lot tour and view the following sights:
*Taman Ayun temple
*Wanagiri twin lake
*Jatiluwih rice terrace
*Tanah Lot sunset
Lunch and dinner out as a group. Drop off back to Grand Hyatt
Tuesday, March 9th- Breakfast at the Hotel. Pick up from private guide Listya at 9:00 AM in hotel lobby. Today you will enjoy a tour to Ubud tour and view the following:
*Tirta empul holy spring
*Tegalalang rice terace
Lunch and dinner out as a group. Drop off back to Grand Hyatt
Wednesday, March 10th-Breakfast at the Hotel. Pick up from private guide Private waterfalls tour with local guide Edy. Pick up from Grand Hyatt at 730AM. Return to Grand Hyatt by 530PM to get ready for dinner. Dinner by the beach at Salsa Verde at 7:00PM
Thursday, March 11th-Cooking Class in Ubud. Pick up at 7:00 AM by local tour guide Edy. Cooking class starts at 9:00 AM
Afternoon Authentic Balinese Massage at Karsa Spa in Ubud (4:30PM)
Dinner at 7:30PM at Nampu Japanese Restaurant at the Grand Hyatt Bali after massages.
Friday, March 12th- Breakfast at the hotel.
Day trip: Private snorkeling trip to Nusa Penida for our group only. Our guide Edy will pick us up at Grand Hyatt at 7:00 AM.
Included: all snorkeling gear, life vest, boat safety equipment, snorkeling guide, lunch, use of towels, beach shower, locker. beach admission and insurance. Please bring your swimsuit, hat, and sunblock. Snorkeling at 3-4 different spots.
Dinner at a local restaurant with Edy.
Saturday, March 13th- Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at 8:30 AM from local tour guide Edy. Today we will enjoy the Kintamani - Besakih Tour and experience the following:
Barong dance starts at 930AM.
Batur volcano & Lake view
Hotspring (don’t forget your swimsuit)
Besakih Temple (Mother temple in Bali)
Tukad Cepung waterfall
Dinner with Edy at local restaurant as a group
Sunday, March 14th-Early morning volcano hike. Pick up from local guide Edy at 130AM.
In the afternoon Edy will pick us up for the following activity:
Uluwatu temple and kecak fire dance
Jimbaran beach seafood dinner
Monday, March 15th-Flight departs from Bali at 1AM. Edy will pick us up at 10PM to take us to the airport.
International Airfare from USA
All tours with private tour guide
5 star accommodations in ocean front room
International travel insurance
Any additional food and drinks not included
Any alcoholic beverages
Any additional tours or excursion not included
Vaccine related fees
Any additional expenses related to COVID ( required tests, documentation, etc.
To Reserve: Payments can be made via cash, check, Venmo - OR by credit card for an additional 3% processing fee. Venmo is preferred. walkerwellnessretreats1
A 30% deposit per person is required to reserve your trip. This deposit is fully refundable up to 90 days prior to travel. Flights require 100% payment at time of booking (refund subject to flight class).
Insurance: We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance, which can reimburse you for unexpected trip cancellation and expenses related to travel delays or lost/delayed baggage. Walker Wellness Retreats provides basic travel insurance for all guests traveling internationally. No insurance is provided for domestic retreats and all retreat participants are required to have at least medical insurance.
Passport and Visa: Traveling international with Walker Wellness Retreats requires use of a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity upon date of travel. In addition, please check with the appropriate consulate or embassy for the latest visa requirements.
Outreach at Amy at any time with any questions: 435-232-2663
While vacationing on an island often encourages skimpy beach attire, the Indonesian locals dress quite conservatively. You should dress appropriately and cover your knees and shoulders when visiting Hindu temples, sacred sites, or when exploring small villages in the island interior. Beach attire is excellent for daily wear other than when dining or clubbing at pricey establishments.
Plan on bringing light cotton clothing; jeans will be hot and heavy for most circumstances. High-tech, quick-dry garments will work, too, but don't leave them hanging to dry somewhere they could be stolen.
You won't need as much clothing as you would expect; keep your packing simple and purchase items locally if you run out of outfits to wear. If on an extended trip, you'll find plenty of places that do laundry for a fee based on weight.
When packing, separate clothing and other "kits" into sealed modules or cubes in case temperature and pressure changes pop open bottles.
As with most of Southeast Asia, typical footwear consists of just a pair of reliable flip-flops. Some shops, temples, bars, and restaurants may ask you to remove your shoes at the door. Flip-flops are more accessible to slide on and off than sandals with straps. I wouldn’t recommend bringing expensive footwear. You can purchase cheap flip-flops in shops and stalls all over the island. You'll also need proper hiking shoes or sandals if you want to climb Mount Batur.
First Aid Kit
Don’t let an annoying ailment affect your precious time on the island. Fortunately, walk-in pharmacies sell nearly everything that you'll need -- including prescription drugs -- without the need to visit a hospital first. Pack only a small, simple travel first aid kit. (Hopefully, you won't need anything more than ibuprofen after too many beach cocktails)
Tip: Every first-aid kit should have anti-diarrhea medicine such as loperamide(Imodium), but don't take it unless getting to a toilet isn't an option (e.g., you'll be on transportation all day). Antimotility drugs may exasperate simple travelers’ diarrhea by trapping bacteria inside instead of allowing it to pass normally.
Money and Documents
Make two copies of your passport. Diversify your travel documents by hiding them in both your money belt/day bag and big luggage to avoid disaster if one or the other gets lost. Bring multiple credit cards, and plan on leaving one in the hotel safe in case of an emergency. I recommend sending someone in your family your travel itinerary and flight details. Send emergency contact phone numbers in an email to yourself in case you need to contact banks.
Bali has plenty of Western-networked ATMs, however, bring backup cash just in case the network goes down. Consider bringing $100 in case of an emergency.
Tip: Keep your passport locked in the hotel safe. Don’t carry it around with you out of fear of losing it or theft.
Don’t bring too many electronics. I recommend a mobile phone and optionally a camera. I would suggest considering bringing a portable battery charger for your phone. If you opt to bring fragile electronic devices, know how to protect them in a tropical environment. A good rule of thumb - leave non-essential valuables back in the USA.
Indonesia uses the round, two-pronged, CEE7 power outlets common in Europe. Voltage is 230 volts / 50 Hz. Unless you intend to carry a hair drier (don't!), you won't need a step-down power transformer because most modern device chargers (e.g., mobile phones, laptops, etc.) handle the higher voltage automatically. Although many hotels have universal outlets that work with many cord types, you may need a small adapter to accommodate your device.
Tip: Have a plan for your cell phone before you depart. Call your carrier to find out the details and coverage of using your phone while in Bali. Verizon offers it for only $10 a day if you sign up for their international plan in advance.
Along with the obvious stuff, consider bringing along the following:
Hand sanitizer and toilet paper for encounters with public squat toilets.
Flashlight for unexpected power outages -- a common occurrence in Southeast Asia.
Plastic bags or cases for waterproofing electronics and valuables.
Purchasing what you need on a trip after arrival not only helps the local economy, it's fun! Make sure you leave room in your luggage for purchases and unique items not easy to find at home.
You'll find plenty of shopping in Bali, particularly in Ubud, where lots of boutique shops carry unique clothing that is perfect for the island. Along with stalls and small shops, you'll find several large shopping malls in Kuta with name-brand items. Outside of malls, you will typically need to barter, particularly in tourist shops -- to get acceptable prices.
Rather than leave home with a full suitcase, consider waiting until you arrive in Bali to purchase some of these common items:
You'll probably want to bring toiletries, sunscreen, and consumables in case the brands you usually use are not available. Beware of the many local toiletries, particularly soaps and deodorants, that contain whitening agents.
Although violent crime is not an issue in Bali, the influx of tourists does attract some petty theft. Be mindful when choosing a day bag; backpacks or satchels with famous logos (e.g., IBM, LowePro, GoPro, etc.) announce to would-be thieves that the contents inside are valuable.
Other Items to Bring
Other Items to Leave Home
Leave the following items at home or purchase them locally if you need them:
Snorkel gear: You can rent gear snorkel gear daily when you need it.
Water filters: Although the tap water is not safe to drink in Bali, bottled water is available everywhere.
Expensive jewelry: Flashy bling will get you higher prices and make you more of a target for petty theft. Many jewelry artists call Bali home; consider purchasing some of their beautiful work. Also, I never travel with my actual wedding ring. Consider a cheap alternative that won’t risk getting damaged or be as difficult to replace instead.
Weapons/pepper spray: Arming yourself is certainly not worth the risk of trying to cross borders with it; leave weapons off your Bali packing list!
All-inclusive wellness retreat to the Grand Hyatt in Bali, Indonesia
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A $500 nonrefundable deposit is needed to reserve your spot. Your full payment is due by August 1st, 2020. Your payment, minus the $500 nonrefundable deposit is refundable up until 90 days prior to departure. You may transfer your spot to another person if you wish or be granted a voucher for a future Walker Wellness Retreat.