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Bali Shopping & Culture Tour
Bali Shopping and Culture Tour: Bringing a New Meaning to Tourism
We live in a world where globalism reigns supreme. As a result, many of the products we use each day have lost that personal touch. However, homemade and handcrafted goods are still a massive part of Balinese culture. During your vacation, do yourself a favor and head off on a tour that seeks to explore every bit of artisanal goodness this island has to offer. The Bali Shopping and Culture tour through Bali Buddies will let you and your traveling band do just that.
Mingle with Locals and Stumble Upon Art in Four Unique Villages
Throughout the Bali Shopping and Culture tour, you’ll have every opportunity to explore handmade eclecticisms made by people who call Bali home. This Indonesian island has no shortage of creativity, with evidence of art making dating back centuries. These people are skilled in more ways than one, so prepare to be astounded by everything from paintings to sculptures.
Four villages in particular hold a penchant for handcrafting, and this tour is the perfect way to visit them. Whatever the art form, you’ll know that each display is made with a true sense of heritage, and that’s something not everyone can brag about.
The first stop on the tour is a place called Tohpati Village, home of Bali’s Batik Center. Here, you can explore the process of painting fabric, with beauteous examples of decorated cloth to inspire you. Their strategic use of wax helps to imprint designs that everyone can enjoy. The second stop is Celuk Village, a place best known for its gold and silver processing. Expert jewelers abound here, with intricate designs to prove their expertise. Nearly every home amidst the village houses a jeweler family, so there are plenty of opportunities to meet locals who are skilled in their trade.
Next up on the tour is a village by the name of Batuan. Their very own Hindu temple is quite the marvel, and it’s teeming with paintings and other art worth fawning over. Even the roof of the temple is a work of art, having been crafted from astounding black palm fiber. By the time you reach Mas Village, you’ll be ready and eager to learn all about the artistic side of wood carving by way of a friendly demonstration.
Learn What Handcrafted Really Means in Bali
We’ve made every effort to make our Bali Culture & Shopping tour as authentic as possible. For us, this means giving you the freedom to roam each village’s shop as you see fit, and granting you the opportunity to explore pieces of art that speak most to you.
Throughout it all, you’ll be alongside a professional, English-speaking driver whose primary goal is for you to enjoy yourself. This means reveling in complimentary hotel pickup and drop off, giving you one less thing to worry about. So too does it mean loading up in a vehicle equipped with refreshing air conditioning, as well as bottled water for every passenger.
This full-day tour wouldn’t be complete without a relaxing pit stop before going home. Tegenungan waterfall is the final exploration prior to drop off, and you really couldn’t ask for a better place to take a load off. With a serene sense of nature from every angle, you’ll have the chance to soak up the day you’ve had, and truly appreciate the art you and your loved ones have encountered along the way.
Price: IDR 700,000 for the day (up to 4 guests)
- Pick-up and drop-off
- Parking fees
- Bottled mineral water
- English speaking driver
- Personal expenses