With its signature terraced rice fields and wild orchids, cloud-capped volcanoes and tropical jungles, countless beaches and island breezes, Bali is famously known as the "the last paradise on earth." Yet beyond Bali's seemingly eternal summer, this "island of a thousand temples" radiates a colorful and vibrant culture rooted in deep religious tradition.
Demystify this peaceful and devout society through our engaging and very much hands-on cultural immersion program. You'll investigate the ornate costumes of the Balinese people, from gold-trimmed head ware and spidery batiks to the highly symbolic adat, or temple dress. You'll fathom the meaning behind the hand-made offerings and fragrant incense found at the local temples; learn to cook succulent dishes with Balinese spices; discover history of Balinese art; and develop an appreciation for the symbolism of the local dance as well as of the architectural design of local residences. Added to all this is thrilling surf lessons, cycling through small villages near Uluwatu, the ascent to the summit of Mt Batur and the white water descent of the spectacular Ayung River…all on this island of a thousand opportunities. Your students will love it!
UBUD / PACUNG / CANDIDASA / LIPAH BEACH
Balinese Cultural Immersion • Outdoor Adventure
• Environment • Religion • Art • Music
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