July 22nd, 2022 - July 31st, 2022
10 Days, 9 Nights
Small Group - 12 Guests
$2695 per person based on double occupancy.
$800 for single occupancy fee
Accommodations at THE ROYAL PITA MAHA
DAY 1- July 22nd
Travel day. You will be arriving a day or even two later than departure from the United States depending on your flight. Please make sure you arrive on July 23rd.
DAY 2- July 23rd
Arrival to Bali. Amy Walker will meet you at the airport (DPS). Private transport to your 5-star accommodations.
DAY 3- July 24th
Breakfast at your leisure. Optional morning yoga class at the resort. 10 AM scheduled 60-minute massage at the resort. 12 PM lunch at the resort. 7 PM dinner in the town of Ubud as a group.
DAY 4- July 25th
Breakfast at your leisure. 9 AM pickup in the lobby for all-day tour by your private guide. Today we will enjoy the Bedugul - Tanah Lot tour and view the following sights:
*Taman Ayun temple *Beratan lake *Handara Gate *Wanagiri twin lake *Jatiluwih rice terrace *Tanah Lot sunset
Lunch and dinner out as a group. Drop off back to resort around 8 PM.
DAY 5- July 26th
Breakfast at your leisure. 9 AM pick up in the lobby from your private guide. Today you will enjoy a tour to Ubud and view the following:
*Goa gajah *Tirta empul holy spring *Butterfly Park *Monkey forest *Tegalalang rice terace *Swing *Coffee plantations *Tegenungan waterfall Lunch and dinner out as a group. Drop off back to resort in Ubud around 8 PM.
DAY 6- July 27th
Breakfast at your leisure. 9 AM pick up in the lobby by your private guide. Today we will experience the following: *Elephant Sanctuary *Uluwatu temple and kecak fire dance *Jimbaran beach seafood dinner. Drop off back to the resort around 9 PM.
DAY 7- July 28th
Breakfast at your leisure. Optional yoga class in the morning at the resort. Free time to explore on your own. Afternoon Authentic Balinese Massage at Karsa Spa in Ubud at 430 PM. 730 PM private dinner at the resort for each group.
DAY 8- July 29th
Breakfast at your leisure. 7 AM pick up in the lobby from your private guide. Private snorkeling trip to Nusa Penida for our group only. 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. 7 PM dinner at a local restaurant.
DAY 9- July 30th
Breakfast at your leisure. 830 AM pick up in the lobby by your private guide. Kintamani - Besakih to 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. 7 PM dinner at local restaurant.
DAY 10- July 31st
Breakfast at your leisure. Departure day. Please make sure your flight departs out of DPS. Amy will arrange private transportation for you to the airport.
All tours with English speaking private tour guide
All entrance frees
Gratuities for private guides, excursions, and meals included in the itinerary Airport pick up and drop off
90-minute massage session at Karsa spa
8 nights of 5-star accommodations in a One-Bedroom Pool Villa
A private 3-course set dinner in the privacy of your villa or at Dewata Lounge A 60-minute Balinese Deep Tissue Therapy per person at Royal Kirana Spa & Wellness plus 3-hour spa time to enjoy steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and swimming pool at Spa Lounger & Garden
Daily afternoon tea with Balinese sweets
Daily yoga class each morning
Shuttle service to Ubud center
Airfare to and from Indonesia
Travel/ medical insurance
Any additional food and drinks not included
Any alcoholic beverages
Any additional tours or excursion not included
Gratuities for items of a personal nature, such as hotel staff (housekeeping, bellmen who bring you your bag), massage therapists, optional excursions, etc.
Visa fees (if applicable)
Vaccine related fees ( if applicable)
Any additional expenses related to COVID (required tests, documentation, etc.)
Payments can be made via PayPal, Venmo, Zelle or by credit card. Venmo is preferred (@walkerwellnessretreats1). For PayPal and Zelle payments, please use email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone number 435-232-2663. Credit card payments can be made via the website or by calling us on the phone. A $500 non refundable deposit per person is required to reserve your spot on the retreat. Your total balance is due in full 90 days prior to the retreat. Your payment is fully refundable minus the deposit if canceled 90 days prior to retreat. You are responsible for purchasing your own flights and travel insurance. We can help you arrange both if you would like assistance.
We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance, which can reimburse you for unexpected trip cancellation and expenses related to travel delays, lost or delayed baggage, emergency medical or evacuation. We recommend Allianz or World Nomads for travel insurance. Travel insurance does not cover cancellation out of fear of COVID unless you purchase " cancel for any reason" travel insurance. If the country is not open due to COVID travel restrictions then your retreat will be moved to a later date at no additional charge.
PASSPORT AND VISA
International travel requires your passport to be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip. In addition, you will need to pay for a Visa upon arrival to Bali.
PRIOR TO YOUR DEPARTURE
Inform your bank of travel destinations to avoid blocked transactions. Sign up for State Department/Embassy alerts.
** Please note that the United States now requires a negative COVID test taken no more than 24 hours prior to arrival back to the United States. We can help you arrange for a COVID test but the expense is the guests responsibility as costs vary depending on location. You will need a Negative COVID test to enter Bali.
Book your flight into Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Please make sure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the date of your entry into Bali.
Rooms are double occupancy with 2 beds (unless selected otherwise). If you don't have a roommate yet, you will be paired with one. All activities and meals are done as a group, choosing to opt out of an activity or group dinner, you automatically become responsible for your own expenses.
We will consume a variety of Balinese food. Meals are provided every day, but you are free elsewhere if you wish. No pressure to be with the group the whole time. Some alcoholic drinks are provided on this tour, however you are responsible for paying for any additional drinks not included.
Bali utilizes the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) - pronounced "ru-piah" as its currency. 1 USD is equivalent to 14870.29 IDR. Keep in mind, most restaurants, hotels and shops in Bali accept international credit and debit cards. However, be sure to put a travel notification on your cards before leaving your home country. You should still be prepared with cash for tips, souvenir shopping or any other expenses. Upon arrival, you can change your USD to local currency (IDR) at the Airport.
Outreach at Amy at any time with any questions: 435-232-2663
All-inclusive wellness retreat to Bali, Indonesia
We also accept Venmo - walkerwellnessretreats1
A $500 nonrefundable deposit is needed to reserve your spot. Your full payment is due 90 days prior to retreat. 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.
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!