In between nowhere and the sea

 
Overall experience (1 review)

Overall experience (1 review)

With Duara [we had] the opportunity to not just visit, but live in a really local mountain village.  It was impressive to see how the host family gave us the warmest welcome and was happy to show us their daily life."
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COMMUNITY

Very rural with scenic views

LIVELYHOOD

Handicrafts and growing coconuts

FAMOUS FOR

Volcanoes and black sand beaches

RELIGION

The village is Hindu 

LANGUAGE

Bahasa Indonesia and very limited English
 

TRAVELLERS

Very unlikely to meet other foreigners

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3 nIGHTS IN munti gunung

130 EUR

ACCommodation: 

  • Private room in a local home and bed sheets included

  • Home made breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

  • Shared toilet and washing facilities

activities:

  • Cooking and eating together with your host family

  • Practicing the livelihood of the family (handicrafts and daily chores)

  • Hiking excursion to the nearby hills

  • Shopping trip to the local market

  • Meeting the savings group

6 nights IN munti gunung

230 EUR

accommodation: 

  • Private room in a local home and bed sheets included

  • Home made breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

  • Shared toilet and washing facilities

activities:

  • Cooking and eating together with your host family

  • Practicing the livelihood of the family (handicrafts and daily chores)

  • Hiking excursion to the nearby hills

  • Shopping trip to the local market 

  • Meeting the savings group

  • Participating in a hindu ceremony (depending on season)

  • Playing games with your neighbors

  • Fishing trip to Lake Batur with your hosts

DUARA CONTACT: sury

Sury is your responsible English-speaking contact person in Munti Gunung. She makes sure there is someone to meet you and introduce you to your host family. You can contact Sury in case you have questions before or during your stay.

My friends and family call me Yan, Wayan or Sury. I am a mother of one daughter. I love positive changes! My hobbies are watching and listening to life. I like to knit in my spare time. I think it is time for travellers to have different experiences with local people, in their homes.”

Are you hesitating to book directly? Elina from Duara is ready to answer your questions via email: elina@duaratravels.com

Are you hesitating to book directly? Elina from Duara is ready to answer your questions via email: elina@duaratravels.com


HOW TO GET THERE

Public transport in Bali is rather non-existent, so the best way to get to Munti Gunung is by private car. The ride from Denpasar takes about 3,5 hours and costs 25-35€.

Note that not all drivers might be familiar with the way to Munti Gunung, as it is definitely off the beaten track. Ask your Duara Contact Sury for help in organizing a driver!

 

OTHER things to do near munti gunung village

Go swimming in the ocean a short motorbike ride away from the village – the views on the way are spectacular.


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traveller REVIEWS

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ISABEL & DANIEL, GERMANY
June 2017

"After some nice, but really crowded and touristic first days in Bali, my travelmate and I were looking for something different. Something like the real Bali, real balinesian people and their real culture. 

With Duara and the opportunity to not just visit, but live in a really local mountain village, we found exactly, what we've been looking for. 

Duara's local contact person helped during the first two days, so that getting to know each other and everything else worked out quite easy – even with a huge language barrier. It was impressive to see, how the host family gave us the warmest welcome and was happy to show us their daily life, even if this is limited compared to "our standard".

I can take a lot away from this and I'm thankful for the experience. If you're looking for the true side of a country but just haven't got enough time for a whole voluntary program, Duara is just right for you."

 

"The best thing with the visit was that our family got to learn English. Google Translate helped us. The travellers were able to join our daily activities and the ceremony. They taught our son how to skateboard."

COMMENT FROM THE HOST FAMILY (TRANSLATED)


THE VILLAGE SAVINGS GROUP

One share of your payment goes to a local savings group. In Munti Gunung it goes to a neighbourhood group called Pos. The group arranges celebrations at the temple, cleans the streets and takes care of various issues in the community.