The rich Balinese Hindu culture and spiritual significance is immediately present to arrivals to the island of the gods. But have you ever wondered about the meaning behind the spiritual traditions regularly performed by the locals? Did you ever wonder about the ancient healing methods and practices of the Balinese? We are offering this tour to provide a deeper dive into the spiritual and health concepts that make Bali the amazingly unique place it is.
Spend a full day mystical adventure tour to expand your insights on the amazing culture of Bali!
- English, Indonesia
- by Pak Suteja
BALI SPIRITUAL TOUR: The Healer
08:30 Pick up from Hotel
Be welcomed by on of our local tour guides. In perfect English (other languages on request) he will introduce you to the Balinese way of life, and base knowledge on Balinese Hindu spirituality.
09:30 Tirta Empul – Water Purification Ritual
Visiting the famous water purification temple Tirta Empul is on everyone’s bucket list. Discover the healing powers of holy water at Tirta Empul, a revered Hindu Balinese water temple near Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia. Constructed around a significant water spring in 962 A.D., this temple is a place of spiritual purification for Balinese Hindus.
11:30 Goa Gajah: The Elephant Cave
Immerse yourself in the spiritual calm of Goa Gajah, or Elephant Cave, near Ubud, Bali. Unearth the enchanting mix of Hindu and Buddhist imagery in this 9th-century sanctuary. Marvel at the menacing faces carved into stone, representing protection from evil, and witness the stone statue of the Hindu God Ganesh, said to give the temple its name.
13:00 Lunch Break
Choose form delicious traditional meals such as:
– Nasi or Mie Goreng
– Sate Lilit
– Babi Guling
– Nasi Campur Bali and many more
14:30 Meeting with traditional Healer – High Priest
Time for the highlight of this tour: In Balinese culture, a traditional healer, known as a “Balian,” serves a pivotal role in maintaining the community’s physical and spiritual health. Deeply connected to their cultural heritage, Balians apply ancestral practices in their healing methods. They offer help such as:
– spiritual healing
– physical healing
– provide guidance through divination and counsel on personal issues or future events
– acting as mediators, interacting with the spiritual world during ceremonies and significant life events.
Balians vary in specializations, focusing on areas from herbal medicine to spiritual counseling, each according to their specific expertise. The Balian we will introduce you to, is respected amongst the balinese people especially for his healing power. In an extended session you will get the chance to learn about the work a balian applies, and get insights on yourself.
17:00 Saraswati Temple
Experience the enchanting blend of architecture and spirituality at Pura Taman Saraswati, also known as the Ubud Water Palace. This beautiful Hindu temple, nestled in Ubud, Bali, is dedicated to the goddess Sarasvati, embodying learning, literature, and art.
The temple’s most captivating feature is its serene lotus pond and water garden, adorned with frangipani trees and volcanic tuff sculptures of Hindu mythological figures. Enjoy the beautiful gem as a final highlight of the Bali spiritual Tour: The Healer, at the perfect time to make some beautiful pictures.
18:00 Transport to the hotel – end of the tour.
- Tirta Empul - Water Purification Ritual
- Goa Gajah: The Elephant Cave
- Meeting with traditional Healer and High Priest
- Saraswati Temple