Bali Wellness Retreat

      Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia

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      Mar 1 - 9, 2024
      Group size: 8 - 12
      Bali Wellness Retreat
      Ubud, Gianyar Regency, Bali, Indonesia

      Walker Wellness Retreats
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      33 reviews

      Mar 1 - 9, 2024
      Group size: 8 - 12

      About this trip

      Come join us in paradise for a 9 day/8 night all-inclusive wellness retreat to Ubud, Bali!

      During this all-inclusive retreat, we will have a private guide for our group only. He will take us all around the island. Please note there are excursions planned most all days but everything is completely optional. If there is every a day you wish to stay back and relax, please do what you would like for your vacation. While Bali is beautiful, the traffic can be bad and the time in the car can be long. Some people may decide to skip out on a planned excursion and that is totally fine.


      We will be staying at the same hotel for the duration of the retreat so you only have to pack once. 


      No vaccines are needed to enter Indonesia. You can purchase your visa on arrival. They will accept USD, local currency or card for the visa.


      Please note that everything is completely optional. The itinerary is subject to change due to weather. This retreat is a little more active as we have a lot of excursions planned but we hope to provide you with a nice mixture between relaxation and excursions. Please also note that the retreat officially starts on the first day at the welcome dinner and ends after breakfast on the last day.

      General Info

      On this all-inclusive luxury wellness retreat, you will stay in a 5-star centrally located hotel in Ubud. You will enjoy daily excursions and wellness activities. There will be a mixture of adventure with relaxation to ensure you return home relaxed and rejuvenated. 


      Everything will be taken care of from the time Walker Wellness Retreats greets you at the airport.


      A little about Bali...

      No island has enchanted travelers quite like Bali. Smaller than Hawaii’s big island, Bali packs countless adventures into one small package. Dazzling beaches beckon the sun seekers and surfers along the island’s southwest coast, while ancient temples and a thriving wellness scene draw travelers inland to Ubud. It’s the kind of place where hedonists, relaxation-seekers, and ecotourists can all find something to enjoy, from wild nightclubs in Seminyak and Kuta to luxury clifftop hotels in Nusa Dua to the pristine jungles and volcanic landscapes of the island’s north.

      FAQ General

      Planning a trip to Bali is an exciting endeavor, but it's crucial to be well-prepared to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience. One common question that often arises is, "Do I need a visa to visit Bali?" Let's dive into some key details and essential information for your Bali adventure.

      1. Visa Requirements: Depending on your nationality, you may need to apply for a visa in advance or be eligible for a Visa on Arrival. Ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months from the arrival date, and don't forget to check your visa status using the official link: Bali Tourism Board - Immigration. Remember, having a return ticket is a must for entry.
      • Staying Under 30 Days: No cost for entry.
      • Staying Over 30 Days: Purchase a Visa on Arrival for $35 USD and extend it before it expires on Day 30, which can be arranged locally.
      1. Arrival Information: Fly into Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). Be mindful of potential time differences and flight durations to avoid any scheduling issues.
      2. Electrical Current and Adapters: Bali operates on a 220V electrical system with European-style plugs. Bring adapters for your electronic devices or borrow them from reception. American adapters are available in all rooms.
      3. Vaccinations: No mandatory vaccinations are required for Bali. However, it's advisable to check with your healthcare provider for recommended vaccinations based on your individual health needs.
      4. Currency: The official currency is the Indonesian Rupiah. You can convert your currency or use ATMs to withdraw Rupiah. Be aware of varying ATM withdrawal fees, and inform your bank about your travel plans to avoid any issues with credit card usage.
      5. Weather and Packing Tips: Bali experiences stable weather, with a wet season from November to March and a dry season from May to September. Temperatures generally range in the mid to high 80s and up. Pack light, breathable clothing for sun protection, and don't forget mosquito repellent for evenings.
      6. Mosquitoes: Bali is home to mosquitoes, especially active during dusk and dawn. Bring mosquito repellent and apply it generously. Organic repellent is available at reception for your convenience.

      Conclusion: By addressing these key travel considerations, you'll be well-prepared for your Bali adventure. Enjoy the stunning landscapes, vibrant culture, and unforgettable experiences that this tropical paradise has to offer! Safe travels!

      Packing List

      Clothing

      While vacationing on an island often encourages skimpy beach attire, the Indonesian locals dress quite conservatively. You should dress appropriately and cover your knees and shoulders when visiting Hindu temples, sacred sites, or when exploring small villages in the island interior. Beach attire is excellent for daily wear other than when dining or clubbing at pricey establishments. 


      Plan on bringing light cotton clothing; jeans will be hot and heavy for most circumstances. High-tech, quick-dry garments will work, too, but don't leave them hanging to dry somewhere they could be stolen.


      You won't need as much clothing as you would expect; keep your packing simple and purchase items locally if you run out of outfits to wear. If on an extended trip, you'll find plenty of places that do laundry for a fee based on weight.


      When packing, separate clothing and other "kits" into sealed modules or cubes in case temperature and pressure changes pop open bottles.


      Shoes

      As with most of Southeast Asia, typical footwear consists of just a pair of reliable flip-flops. Some shops, temples, bars, and restaurants may ask you to remove your shoes at the door. Flip-flops are more accessible to slide on and off than sandals with straps. I wouldn’t recommend bringing expensive footwear. You can purchase cheap flip-flops in shops and stalls all over the island. You'll also need proper hiking shoes or sandals if you want to climb Mount Batur.


      First Aid Kit

      Don’t let an annoying ailment affect your precious time on the island. Fortunately, walk-in pharmacies sell nearly everything that you'll need -- including prescription drugs -- without the need to visit a hospital first. Pack only a small, simple travel first aid kit. (Hopefully, you won't need anything more than ibuprofen after too many beach cocktails)


      Tip: Every first-aid kit should have anti-diarrhea medicine such as loperamide(Imodium), but don't take it unless getting to a toilet isn't an option (e.g., you'll be on transportation all day). Antimotility drugs may exasperate simple travelers’ diarrhea by trapping bacteria inside instead of allowing it to pass normally.


      Money and Documents

      Make two copies of your passport. Diversify your travel documents by hiding them in both your money belt/day bag and big luggage to avoid disaster if one or the other gets lost. Bring multiple credit cards, and plan on leaving one in the hotel safe in case of an emergency. I recommend sending someone in your family your travel itinerary and flight details. Send emergency contact phone numbers in an email to yourself in case you need to contact banks.

      Bali has plenty of Western-networked ATMs, however, bring backup cash just in case the network goes down. Consider bringing $100 in case of an emergency. 


      Tip: Keep your passport locked in the hotel safe. Don’t carry it around with you out of fear of losing it or theft. 


      Electronics

      Don’t bring too many electronics. I recommend a mobile phone and optionally a camera. I would suggest considering bringing a portable battery charger for your phone. If you opt to bring fragile electronic devices, know how to protect them in a tropical environment. A good rule of thumb - leave non-essential valuables back in the USA.


      Indonesia uses the round, two-pronged, CEE7 power outlets common in Europe. Voltage is 230 volts / 50 Hz. Unless you intend to carry a hair drier (don't!), you won't need a step-down power transformer because most modern device chargers (e.g., mobile phones, laptops, etc.) handle the higher voltage automatically. Although many hotels have universal outlets that work with many cord types, you may need a small adapter to accommodate your device.


      Tip: Have a plan for your cell phone before you depart. Call your carrier to find out the details and coverage of using your phone while in Bali. Verizon offers it for only $10 a day if you sign up for their international plan in advance.


      Other Items 

      Along with the obvious stuff, consider bringing along the following:

      Hand sanitizer and toilet paper for encounters with public squat toilets. 

      Earplugs

      Mosquito repellent 

      Flashlight for unexpected power outages -- a common occurrence in Southeast Asia.

      Plastic bags or cases for waterproofing electronics and valuables.


      Souvenirs

      Purchasing what you need on a trip after arrival not only helps the local economy, it's fun! Make sure you leave room in your luggage for purchases and unique items not easy to find at home.

      You'll find plenty of shopping in Bali, particularly in Ubud, where lots of boutique shops carry unique clothing that is perfect for the island. Along with stalls and small shops, you'll find several large shopping malls in Kuta with name-brand items. Outside of malls, you will typically need to barter, particularly in tourist shops -- to get acceptable prices.

      Rather than leave home with a full suitcase, consider waiting until you arrive in Bali to purchase some of these common items:

      • Sarongs (some Hindu temples require that men wear one to enter)
      • Hats
      • Sunglasses
      • Beach bags
      • Swimsuits/beach cover-ups
      • Evening dresses
      • Flip-flops / sandals
      • Handmade jewelry
      • Aloe vera / after-sun lotion
      • Coconut oil (a great after-sun moisturizer that is popular on the island)
      • Snacks

      You'll probably want to bring toiletries, sunscreen, and consumables in case the brands you usually use are not available. Beware of the many local toiletries, particularly soaps and deodorants, that contain whitening agents. 

      Although violent crime is not an issue in Bali, the influx of tourists does attract some petty theft. Be mindful when choosing a day bag; backpacks or satchels with famous logos (e.g., IBM, LowePro, GoPro, etc.) announce to would-be thieves that the contents inside are valuable.


      Other Items to Bring

      • COMFORTABLE WALKING SHOES! Don’t even think about bringing non-practical shoes. You won’t wear them, and they will only take space in your bag.
      • Portable battery charger for your mobile phone
      • Empty garbage bag for laundry
      • Used grocery bags for wet shoes
      • Day bag for day trips
      • Poncho or umbrella
      • tissue pack
      • Hand sanitizer
      • Compression socks (for the long flight)
      • Sunscreen
      • Extra room in your luggage for bringing home souvenirs
      • Dramamine and other basic medications
      • Flip flops for the beach
      • Modest, temple appropriate outfits

      Other Items to Leave Home

      Leave the following items at home or purchase them locally if you need them:

      Snorkel gear: You can rent gear snorkel gear daily when you need it.

      Water filters: Although the tap water is not safe to drink in Bali, bottled water is available everywhere.

      Expensive jewelry: Flashy bling will get you higher prices and make you more of a target for petty theft. Many jewelry artists call Bali home; consider purchasing some of their beautiful work. Also, I never travel with my actual wedding ring. Consider a cheap alternative that won’t risk getting damaged or be as difficult to replace instead.

      Weapons/pepper spray: Arming yourself is certainly not worth the risk of trying to cross borders with it; leave weapons off your Bali packing list!

      A Few Tips

      Here are a few tips:

      Please bring a pen for forms you will need to fill out when you arrive.

      Please bring $40 cash for your Visa on Arrival. You can only stay in Bali 30 days.

      Please bring little packs of tissues for using the bathroom while we are out and about.

      Please bring hand sanitizer, bug spray, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.

      Please bring a little day pack/ bag.

      Do not bring valuable and for sure do not bring anything that could be taken from a monkey when around moneys such as Uluwatu Temple and Monkey Forest ( i.e. sunglasses on your head, jewelry, hold your phone tight when taking pictures, have a cross body bag, no food around monkeys)

      Watch where you are walking, the side walks are uneven.

      Traffic is BAD. If you get car sick, please plan accordingly. One of the changes I made was not having us in a car so long each day.

      Mosquitos are no joke and we will be staying in Ubud, which is in the jungle.

      When using your credit card, they will ask you if you want IDR or USD- It doesn't matter unless your credit card charges foreign transaction fees which I don't think many do anymore. Just say local currency. They will also ask for Pin or Sign, just sign if it's a credit card. 

      Please don't forget your vaccination card, passport, copy of passport in case you lose your passport.

      You can haggle on the price of things if you want to buy in markets or along the streets. I can help you with this.

      Please download XE app for easy conversion of their currency. 100,000 IDR is just under $7

      Payment & Cancellation Policy

      In the event of trip cancellation before the 90-day deadline, $500 of the deposited amount is non-refundable as well as any airfare, train tickets or ferry tickets purchased as part of your trip package due to the strict cancellation policy by foreign carriers ( If applicable).


      Trip cancellations requested after the final payment deadlines listed above are non-refundable, and guests are encouraged to file a claim with their travel insurance for reimbursement. 

      In the unlikely event Walker Wellness Retreats cancels the retreat, guests will be provided a full 100% refund of their booking. 


      Lastly, we partner with several third-party booking platforms with separate deposit and cancellation policies. Please refer to their specific cancellation policies if booking through a third-party partner.


      Questions about refunds or cancellations? Click here to view our payment and cancellation policy.


      The deadline to book an international retreat is 30 days before the retreat begins; however, some exceptions can be made based on availability. Email us at contact@walkerwellnessretreats.com to inquire about booking after the deadline has passed.

      What’s included

      • All Accommodations
        9 days/8 nights at a 5-star resort
      • Meals
        All meals during the retreat (breakfast, lunch, & dinner)
      • Airport Transfers
        Pick-up and drop-off at Denpasar airport (DPS)
      • Transportation
        All transportation during the retreat
      • Gratuity
        Gratuities for tour guides, restaurant staff, and drivers
      • Retreat Gift
        1-hour Balinese massage
      • Cooking Class
        Authentic Balinese cooking class
      • Excursions
        Small-group excursions as listed on the itinerary
      • Private Guide
        Private local driver for our group only
      • Yoga Classes
        Optional yoga classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays

      What’s not included

      • Airfare
        Airfare to and from Denpasar, Bali
      • Additional Items
        Souvenirs, drinks, snacks, additional excursions, or other personal items
      • Additional Gratuity
        Gratuities of a personal nature (hotel staff, spa services, etc.)
      • Alchoholic Beverages
        Any alcoholic beverages (unless listed on itinerary)
      • Visa
        You will purchase your visa on arrival in to Bali at the airport
      • Insurance
        Travel insurance and medical insurance (required)
      • Travel Fees
        Any travel-related fees (visas, passports, baggage, etc.)

      Available Packages

      All-Inclusive Double Occupancy

      Double occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for 2 people.


      Helpful hints: If you have two people who would like to share a room, select 2 Double Occupancy packages. If you are traveling alone but want to be paired with another solo traveler, select 1 Double Occupancy package. If you are traveling alone and want your own room, select 1 Single Occupancy package below.

      $3,995
      Deposit: $749
      All-Inclusive Single Occupancy

      Single occupancy includes a private bedroom and private bathroom for 1 person.


      Helpful hints: If you are traveling alone but want to share a room with another traveler, select 1 Double Occupancy package above. If you are booking for two people who would like to share a room, select 2 Double Occupancy packages above. 

      $4,995
      Deposit: $974

      Available options



      Itinerary

      Day 1
      Arrival & Welcome

      Welcome to Bali! Walker Wellness Retreats will arrange for your airport transfer to the 5-star Royal Pita Maha in Ubud. Please plan to arrive before 6:00 PM. Your retreat officially begins at the welcome orientation. 


      7:00 PM Short retreat orientation in the hotel lobby to get to know your fellow group members.


      7:30 PM Dinner as a group at Pistachio Restaurant.

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