Balinese Shaman Blessings and Tirta Empul

Balinese Shaman Blessings
and Tirta Empul

When deeply interested in the mysterious spiritual world of Bali and its healing powers for its
residents, a visit to a local Shaman is a must. During this full-day, guests are to be
blessed traditionally at the Tirta Empul, said to be home of curative waters.

WHY THIS TOUR?

The unquestionable belief of Balinese Shamans and their healing powers has played an essential role in the cultural aspect of Bali. This long tradition, called Bali Usada, dates back generations and takes a more prominent role in various communities on Bali compared to normal medicine.

A chosen few on the island remain important leaders in this field, chosen to be a medium between the spiritual world and the world we’re living. The experience on its own has had eye-opening effects on those visiting shamans as they channel information from the ancestral world.

TRAIL ITINERARY

Balinese Shaman Blessings and Tirta Empul

08:30 - 16:30

Our quest in seeking out the healing powers of one of the leading Shaman on the island starts with a short drive from your hotel at selected regions on Bali to a well-known village, known to be a pilgrimage site for shaman healing. This traditional healer has gained name and fame among the Balinese citizens in continuously practising traditional means of healing, including finding cures and reasons for physical and mental illnesses, removing spells and providing information from the ancestors. His wisdom and experience in this field may reveal something interesting you may not know. Due to the nature of his holistic practices, it is only possible to pre-book such sessions.

After this encounter with one of Bali’s most recognized Shaman, we follow local roads through the lush and green countryside to Penglipuran Village – an authentic representation of how Balinese life used to be for many centuries. The chance to socialize with the local community and learning about their traditions and cultural heritage will be yet another eye-opener. Ample time will be spending before we move on to the Tirta Empul.

The Tirta Empul on the Island of Gods is one of the most important temples, known for its water blessings at the Holy Spring. Visitors will be dressed in sarong and sash (the traditional clothing of Indonesia) before the priest of the temple will ask the gods for permission to enter this religious ceremony. Before entering the pool for the actual blessing ceremony, this event is beyond any doubt one of the most spiritual experiences one can undergo on Bali.

Refreshed, blessed and with a new sense of knowledge, we head back to your hotel either along Bali’s southern coastline or at the artistic centre of the island – Ubud – where you will arrive at around 16:30 hrs.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • Fee to meet the Shaman
  • Purifying blessing ceremony at the Tirta Empul
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Lunch at a local restaurant is included (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Supplements for transfers other than Sanur, Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Ubud and customers from any harbour or the International Airport on the island
  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying along South Bali (Sanur, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Legian and Seminyak) and Ubud. Transfers outside these areas, including any harbour and Bali’s International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • This tour is not operational during Nyepi Day, Bali’s Day of Silence. The date of this spiritual day changes annually.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the choice of local lunch address.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • During this tour, we will enter religious sites where a dress code may be applicable. Please dress respectfully by wearing clothing that cover the knees and shoulders, avoid wearing clothing with bright, fluorescent colours of any kind, obscene prints or pictures, beach wear or strapless sandals / flip flops. Failure to comply may result in denying access into these sites.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package.
  • Recommended to bring: change of clothing (2 sets), towel, swim wear and slippers / waterproof sandals. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • This tour is only on request basis as we require an official confirmation from the participating shamans to welcome guests.

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