Awaken the Senses
Bali, Female Only Retreat, 2024
Awaken the Senses
A Trails and Fitness, Female Only Retreat
9 Days Dates TBC, 2024
Embark on a journey to Bali and uncover the enchanting allure of Indonesia's captivating island retreat. Adorned with quaint, personality-infused villages, majestic volcanoes emerging from verdant landscapes, picturesque beaches, and vibrant reefs, Bali stands as an ideal destination for an island escape.
Challenge yourself on the slopes of the steaming Mt Batur, delve into the underwater wonders of Bali Barat National Park, indulge in the flavors of delectable Balinese cuisine, and experience moments of serene tranquility at Pura Ulun Danu Bratan—a Hindu–Buddhist lake temple devoted to the goddess of the waters. Allow yourself to be captivated by the warmth of the locals, the intricate traditions, and the hospitable culture that define the beauty of Bali.
Why You Will Love It:
This trip will immerse you in Balinese culture; you'll eat street food, meet songket weavers, witness a traditional Kecak dance performance and visit a Hindu-Buddhist island temple.
Daily yoga for runners lead in beautiful surroundings.
Guided trails exploring the local area.
A guided hike to the summit of Mt Batur will provide you with dazzling sunrise vistas that stretch across the Lombok Strait, all the way over to the peaks of Mt Rinjani.
The lovely, peaceful village of Undisan is nestled in the lush Balinese hills. This is the perfect place to escape the tourists, and the heat!
Ubud is the artistic and cultural heart of Bali, enjoy a guided walk through the lush green surrounds and gain an insight into daily village life.
With hiking, cycling and snorkelling, this trip is steeped in outdoor activities. But there's also plenty of time to relax; bathe in hot springs or laze on the beach.
Is This Trip For You?
A good level of fitness is essential, as there are a number of physical activities included (cycling from Ubud, walking up Mt Batur at sunrise and snorkelling in Bali Barat National Park).
There is one very early start – your sunrise climb of Mt Batur kicks off at 3 am. This means you'll be walking over some gravel and volcanic rock in the dark. Head torches, warm clothing and good walking shoes are a must. The view at sunrise is well worth the effort, especially if the weather's fine!
We visit villages and small towns on this trip, where life is more conservative than in the tourist areas. You will need to bring clothes that allow your shoulders and knees to be covered for both men & women. At some hot springs you will need to wear a t-shirt and shorts over your swimwear.
Bali is blessed with a consistent climate for most of the year. However, the rainy season (usually October–March) brings frequent downpours. The good news is that these rainy bursts don't last long, and it is usually still warm.
What is included:
8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Local van, Private vehicle, Boat, Bicycle
Resort (2 nights) Hotel (5 nights) Homestay (1 night)
What is not included:
1: Flights – If flying from London, you would be looking to pay between £500-£700 for a return economy flight – Please make sure you book refundable flights and have travel insurance.
2: Extra food whilst out of the house/accommodation
3: Alcohol (this isn’t something I provide as part of my retreats)
4: Transfer from the airport, although we can help arrange this and group people together to make it cheaper.
What will it look like:
Please download out itinerary here.
Please note all rooms are shared with a same sex person £850 pp (Twin room with private ensuite)
(For those seeking a private room with ensuite bathroom: £995 pp)
Please note that a non-refundable deposit of 35% will be payable upon booking.
The balance will then need to be paid 6 weeks before the retreat starts. If cancellations are made within four weeks of the retreat starting, no refund is possible on the balance or deposit.