One of the most rewarding aspects of recovery is when we learn to enjoy life and have fun without drugs and alcohol. Bali is home to some of the best scenery and most pleasurable activities on the planet, and our 28-day program includes three fully staffed Sunday excursions. We consider these to be the highlight of the Kembali experience. After all, our villa is right in the middle of paradise.
Get back to nature and discover one of Bali’s most epic adventure rides as you splash and paddle through the Ayung River, just minutes outside of Ubud. Our adventure will begin with a welcome drink, followed by a guided 2.5 hour excursion through 10 kilometers of a variation of class II and class III rapids sprinkled in with calm waters along the river. You’ll travel through lush rainforest and local villages, while your guide ensures that all international safety standards are upheld for the duration of your journey.
Jatiluwih Rice Terrace Bicycle / Hike / Hot Springs Trip
Discover unforgettable dramatic and exotic landscape along the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces which cover the entire region of the Jatiluwih Green Land in West Bali. The terraces feature some of the island’s most stunning panoramas with majestic highlands and memorable scenery — a peaceful escape to sooth the soul and experience the ‘real’ Bali. The trails are relatively flat and easy to walk or cycle. Once we wrap up our journey, we’ll then head over to the nearby Angseri Hot Springs to relax the remainder of the day away.
Virgin Beach/Temple Visit
One of the most beautiful secluded beaches in Bali is Virgin Beach. It boasts white sand, turquoise water and wonderful scenery. Read a book, suntan, get a massage, snorkel and enjoy some great fresh seafood. On the way back we will stop at the famous Tirta Gangga Royal Water Palace named after the sacred Ganges river in Hinduism.
Thursday Afternoon Outings
Ubud Monkey Forest and Downtown Ubud
Who doesn’t love a little monkey business from time to time? Spend a day with these mischievous cuties at one of Ubud’s most popular attractions, the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary — home to the grey long-tailed macaques. Not only will you have the opportunity to watch these animals in their natural habitat, swinging on vines and feeding on bananas, but you’ll have access to refreshing walks through the lush, leafy nutmeg forest and some beautiful ancient temples. It’s a must-see attraction on nearly every Bali traveler’s itinerary, and it’s also just a short trip away from the Ubud Royal Palace and the Ubud Art Market — two more must-see-and-dos.
Campuhan Ridge Walk
If a picture is worth a thousand words, the views from Ubud’s Campuhan Ridge will leave you speechless. Minutes up the road from the Royal Palace is the stunning Campuhan Ridge Walk where you’ll have the opportunity to go on a gentle 9 kilometer hike above the breathtaking Sungai Wos River. On a clear morning or afternoon, you can see Mt. Agung in the distance, and there are several cafes boasting stunning views along the way if you fancy a rest, a refreshment, or simply a quiet moment to soak it all in.
Pura Gunung Kawi Temple
One of our afternoon excursions will include a visit to a holy temple site where we’ll be accompanied by a Balinese priest. Here you’ll encounter a true Bali experience during an authentic cleansing ceremony. Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple, which is referred to locally as Pura Tirta Dawa Gunung Kawi Sebatu is one of the island’s least visited temple complexes, but it happens to be one of the most beautiful and tranquil.
Balinese Cultural Show
In Bali, particularly in Ubud, art, culture, and dance are a part of daily life. In fact, these things are lived and breathed by the locals. Three of the most popular dance traditions in Indonesia originated right here in Bali: Barong, Legong, and Kecak. The most recognized is Barong — a dance style that narrates the struggle between good and evil. Legong is probably the most expressive and is performed by young girls who begin their training around age five. And last, Kecak is typically performed by men and it’s another expressive, trance-like performance involving fire, elaborate costumes, and intricate hand gestures a cultural experience that won’t disappoint.