All-inclusive wellness retreat to the Grand Hyatt in Bali, Indonesia
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Walker Wellness Retreats
1320 E Atkin Ave
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
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.
July 29th-August 7th, 2022
9 nights/ 10 days
The price for this all-inclusive retreat is only $2695 per person based on double occupancy.
Arrive in Bali at 11:59PM. Private transport from Grand Hyatt to the resort. Grand Hyatt will be picking us up.
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.
Breakfast at your leisure. 9:00 AM pickup for all-day tour. 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
Breakfast at the Hotel. Pick up from private guide 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
Breakfast at the Hotel. Pick up from private guide Private waterfalls tour with local guide. 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
Cooking Class in Ubud. Pick up at 7:00 AM by local tour guide. 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.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Day trip: Private snorkeling trip to Nusa Penida for our group only. Our guide 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.
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
Uluwatu temple and kecak fire dance
Jimbaran beach seafood dinner
Flight departs from Bali at midnight
Payments can be made via cash, check, Venmo - OR by credit card for an additional 3% processing fee. Venmo is preferred. walkerwellnessretreats1
Retreats can be booked through the website. We also accept cash, checks, Venmo, and credit cards for an additional 3.5% processing fee.
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. Please contact us for additional questions around reserving your spot.
You are responsible for purchasing your own flights and travel insurance, but please contact us if you would like assistance. We offer these services for no additional charge.
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.
PASSPORT AND VISA
International travel requires your passport to be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip. In addition, please check with the appropriate consulate or embassy for the latest visa requirements.
PRIOR TO YOUR DEPARTURE
Inform your bank of travel destinations to avoid blocked transactions. Sign up for State Department/Embassy alerts
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
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!