UBUD & CANGGU | BALI
It’s time to cross off this bucket list vacation and cure your wanderlust with The Hot Room’s retreat to Bali. Indulge in world-renowned spa treatments in between adventures to temples, waterfalls and the famous Monkey Forest. Take in the vibrant green rice paddies and mountains of Ubud and the gorgeous beaches of Canguu on this 9 day retreat. Enjoy daily movement, meditation and self-inquiry on the Island of the Gods with a beautiful community of yogis.
Double Occupancy $2749
Single Occupancy $3649
$500 deposit due by January 15. Full payment due April 15.
- Accommodations at Sankara Resort in Ubud & Como Uma in Canggu
- 8 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Dinners (one drink included at dinner)
- Temple Blessing
- Balinese Dance Class
- Multiple Spa Treatments
- Ubud Monkey Forest Visit
- Bike Tour though Central Bali
- Take Part in Canang Making
- Guided Waterfall Hike
- Tanah Lot Temple Visit
- Yoga, Yoga Nidra and HIIT classes
- Airport transfer in Bali
- English speaking guide
What’s Not Included
- Your Flight to Ngurah Rai International Airport
- Travel insurance
- Meals Not Mentioned Above
- Optional Spa Treatments
- Taxes & Gratuities
- Personal Expenses
- Optional Activities
- Indonesian Visa Fee
Where will this retreat take place?
This retreat will start with 5 days in Ubud and end with 4 days in Canguu.
When are payments due?
A $500 deposit is due by January 15 to reserve your spot. The 1st payment is due February 15 and final payment is due by April 15.
Where do I fly into and out of?
Ngurah Rai International Airport in Indonesia.
Can I get help finding a flight?
Yes, when booking you can choose an option to have our travel agent help book your flight?
Is travel insurance required?
It is not required but highly recommend you purchase travel insurance with “Cancel for Any Reason”. Check out this article to compare plans: https://www.forbes.com/advisor/travel-insurance/best-cancel-for-any-reason-travel-insurance/
Do I need to be vaccinated for COVID-19 to enter Bali?
Please read the current entry requirements for traveling to Indonesia and returning to the United States: https://id.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/.
Do I need a Visa to enter Indonesia?
Your passport must have at least two blank pages and be valid for at least six months beyond the date of your arrival in Indonesia. If your passport does not meet these requirements, you will be denied entry into Indonesia. The Government of Indonesia does not recognize the 12-page U.S. emergency passport, issued by U.S. embassies and consulates overseas, as a valid travel document for visa-free travel, and, if traveling on this emergency passport, you may be refused boarding and/or entry by immigration officials. If you travel on a limited validity passport, such as an emergency passport, you must obtain a visa prior to arriving in Indonesia.
Please see the Indonesian Embassy’s Consular webpage as well as U.S. Embassy Jakarta’s webpage for the latest information. If you are traveling on a full-validity passport, there are three ways to enter Indonesia:
1. Tourists (Visa-on-Arrival): This is a $35 USD visa issued upon arrival valid for up to 30 days for tourism, family visitation, and other purposes. You may extend a Visa-on-Arrival one time for a maximum of 30 additional days, for another $35 USD.
2. Diplomats or Official Passport Holders: Please contact U.S. Embassy Jakarta’s Management Section for assistance with visa processing and submit visa applications to the Indonesian Embassy as soon as possible, as visa processing times may vary. Please see the Indonesian Embassy’s Consular webpage for the latest instructions
3. Business/Other: Travel for more than 30 days or travel for non-tourism purposes, including business, employment and journalism, requires that the appropriate visa be obtained from an Indonesian embassy or consulate before arrival. If you are traveling on an emergency passport, you must obtain a visa before arrival in Indonesia.
Entry requirements are subject to change at the discretion of Indonesian immigration authorities. If you overstay your visa, you are subject to a fine of 1 million Indonesian rupiah (about $70 USD at current exchange rates; fees may change at any time) per day and may be detained and deported. U.S. citizens have been jailed for visa overstays or entering the country on the wrong visa class for their purpose of travel. Travelers coming to Indonesia for non-tourism purposes are strongly encouraged to consult Indonesian Immigration’s website.
While you are in Indonesia, always carry your passport, valid visa, and work or resident permit, if applicable. Immigration authorities may request that foreigners present their travel documents during routine inspections of apartment buildings, other residential areas, or offices. Travelers have been detained for questioning for not having their passports with them.
The U.S. Department of State is unaware of any HIV/AIDS entry restrictions for visitors or foreign residents in Indonesia. The Indonesian government screens incoming passengers in response to reported outbreaks of pandemic illnesses.
What is the exchange rate for the Indonsian Rupiah?
As of Dec 9 it is 1 IDR = .64 USD
What kind of activities will we be doing in Bali?
Canang Making- Canang is an offering made of braided coconut leaves and different colors of flowers that have a unique philosophy. This offering is made daily by Balinese Hindus to thank the GOD (Sang Hyang Widhi Wasa) in praise and prayer. Offerings are seen in the Balinese temple (Pura) and on small shrines in houses.
Kintamani Bike Tour- This is a stunning starting point, with views over the active volcano Mount Batur, which sits alongside Lake Batur, and the surrounding landscape of Central Bali.
A short drive will bring you to the cycling starting point in Abuan village, from there you will wind your way downhill through the colorful tapestry that is the Balinese countryside. You will have several stops en route, taking in villages, housing compounds, and local temples.
Tegalalang Market Visit- This colorful marketplace has a wide range of items on display including clothing, textiles, leather goods and locally crafted souvenirs. Have fun wandering around and making the odd purchase, but keep in mind prices are negotiable, so remember to bargain for a fair one.
Ubud Walking Tour- You will pass over the lush river valley of Tukad Wos, commonly known as the Campuhan Ridge, offering views of Gunung Agung and glimpses of small village communities and rice fields. This is a light trek, lasting around 2 hours.
Gunung Lebah Temple Visit- This temple was built in the 8th century and has become synonymous with Ubud and Balinese history.
Kemenuh Village Hike- Step out from the artisan town of Ubud and take a step into the lush jungle. Trek through this tropical greenery while passing along rice paddies and village farms.
Continue the journey further down until you hear water running down from the hill; your trek will end at the scenic Uma Anyar Waterfall. Enjoy the combination of greens in the surroundings and the refreshing water splashing from atop the rocks. Take your time to enjoy the ambiance surrounding the waterfall or take a dip into the refreshing water before returning to the hotel.
Balinese Dance Class- Balinese Dance is an expression of the human soul which is realized through movement of all the body in a beautiful way, accompanied by music and rhythm based on the character and theme of the dance. Balinese dance is unique, dynamic, and highly stylized. A dancer must be able to move every part of their body in a dance, from head to toe.
Ubud Monkey Forest Visit- a lush nature reserve and temple complex on the outskirts of Ubud. The forest is home to over one hundred species of trees, a number of interesting temples, and hundreds of crab-eating macaque monkeys. Spend awhile observing their characteristics and mannerisms before continuing with a tour through Ubud.
Ubud Palace Visit -The local royal family still reside in the palace, but you are free to wander around most of the compound, discovering the ornate architecture and learning about the Asta Kosala Kosali tradition of house building, a method not dissimilar to the ancient art of Feng Shui. This will be followed by free time to explore the many shops and boutiques that are plentiful in the center of town.
Melukat Cleansing Ceremony- A Balinese priest will lead the purification ceremony in a resplendent location at a confluence of rivers, waterfalls, or fountains where participants will undergo a series of rituals, prayers, bathing, and soaking themselves in a holy stream.
This ritual is aimed at cleansing the body, mind, and soul from any kind of bad influences and relieving stress. The ritual ends with blessing prayers to invite all the good spirits, wisdom, and knowledge.
Meet a Balinese Family- Begin your local encounter by preparing breakfast in the Balinese compound. Seasonal tropical fruits will be served as well as soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, tea, and Balinese cookies. Invigorated by your fresh breakfast, the rest of your time here will be dedicated to exploring the local vicinity where you will have time to take a stroll through local farms, witness the rural life of the Balinese people or learn more about the complexities of rice growing.
Tanah Lot Temple Visit- Mne of the amazing and famous temples in Bali. With its spectacular location, Tanah Lot is an integral part of Balinese mythology and one of seven sea temples that are said to form a “chain” around the island. The temple is only accessible at low tide but despite its off-shore location in the Indian Ocean, it features a freshwater spring at its base which is said to contain holy water. As a result, the temple is extremely sacred and Balinese visit from all over the island to drink the water and splash it over their bodies in order to cleanse themselves of any bad spirits. The temple’s inner sanctum is located on top of the rocky outcrop and only accessible to Balinese Hindus. You will arrive in time for sunset when photographic opportunities abound.
How many yoga classes will we have per day?
There will be a class every morning and if the schedule permits, in the evening too.
ENLIVEN YOUR SENSES in Bali
Ubud is attractive to tourists for a variety of reasons. On a relatively small island with a wealth of attractions, there are plenty of reasons why Ubud was voted recently as the most fascinating city of Asia by Condé Nast Traveler.
Ubud is full of Sacred Water Temples, authentic healers, rice fields, incredible jungle, mountains, Ceremony & Prayer.
All day, everyday, there are Prayers and Blessings happening in Bali. EVERYTHING is Blessed, twice a day. Your bike, electricity, gas, front porch, home, garden. The energy of HEART in Bali is palpable.