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Overall experience 4,6/5 (9 reviews)

Overall experience 4,6/5 (9 reviews)

"We spent two days helping at the organic farm and they showed us some incredible beautiful sights. We now have a second home, which is located at this family."  Read more reviews

 

COMMUNITY

Peaceful farmer village
 

LIVELiHOOD

Farming fruit, vegetables and rice
 

FAMOUS FOR

Endless rice fields and tropical fruit

RELIGION

The village is Hindu

LANGUAGE

Bahasa Indonesia and very basic English
 

TRAVELLERS

Unlikely to meet other foreigners

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STAY IN THE MOST POPULAR DUARA VILLAGE IN BALI FOR 3 OR 5 NIGHTS,
OR CONTACT US FOR OTHER LENGHT OF STAYS

 

3 nIGHTS IN gadungan VILLAGE
ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

150 EUR

Per person including 3 nights accommodation, meals and activities (children -50%):

ACCommodation: 

  • Private room in a local home, bed sheets included

  • Home made breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

  • Shared toilet and washing facilities

activities, such as:

  • Cooking and eating together with your host family

  • Practicing the livelihood of the family (farming and taking care of farm animals)

  • Learning to make coconut oil

  • Visiting the local temple

  • Walking on the beautiful rice fields
    (and learning how the rice is grown - depending on the season)

  • Playing a game with your host family

5 nights IN gadungan VILLAGE
ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE

225 EUR

Per person including 5 nights accommodation, meals and activities (children -50%):

accommodation: 

  • Private room in a local home, bed sheets included

  • Home made breakfast, lunch and dinner daily

  • Shared toilet and washing facilities

activities, such as:

  • Cooking and eating together with your host family

  • Practicing the livelihood of the family (farming and taking care of farm animals)

  • Learning to make coconut oil

  • Visiting the local temple

  • Walking on the beautiful rice fields (and learning how the rice is grown - depending on the season)

  • Playing a game with your host family

  • Shopping trip to a local market

  • Meeting the savings group 

  • Learning to make garlands for temple ceremonies

DUARA CONTACT: adi

Adi is your responsible English-speaking contact person in Gadungan. He contacts you with further instructions and makes sure you find your way to the village and your host family. You can contact Adi in case you have questions before or during your stay.

 

Are you hesitating to book directly or would you like to choose an other amount of nights? Salia from Duara is ready to answer your questions and help you to find a suitable solution! Send her an email (in English, French, Spanish and Finnish): salia@duaratravels.com

Are you hesitating to book directly or would you like to choose an other amount of nights? Salia from Duara is ready to answer your questions and help you to find a suitable solution! Send her an email (in English, French, Spanish and Finnish): salia@duaratravels.com


HOW TO GET THERE

Getting around in Bali is definitely easiest if you rent a motorbike, but you can always also get a taxi to take you to Gadungan.

Ask Adi for help in instructing your driver! From Denpasar or Canggu it takes about an hour and from the airport about 1,5h by car. 

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OTHER things to do near gadungan village

There are many famous destinations in the Tabanan area within easy reach from the village. Borrow or rent a motorbike to visit the temples, lakes, springs and waterfalls nearby.


traveller RATINGS (9 REVIEWS):

Communication with the local contact:

Avg. 4,75/5

Avg. 4,75/5

Hospitality of the host family:
 

Avg. 4,75/5

Avg. 4,75/5

Sense of the security in the village:

Avg. 4,5/5

Avg. 4,5/5

Facilities in the house you were staying at:

Avg. 4,37/5

Avg. 4,37/5


traveller REVIEWS

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andrea & rafnar, denmark
JUNE 2019

“We had a great and unique experience in Gadungan Village. Adi is a great guide and moreover, an incredible person. Staying with his family and taking part of the village’s activities was incredible. We’ve never felt more welcomed and well treated as in Gadungan. We look so much forward to come back. “

 
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VEERA, FINLAND
JANUARY 2019

“At first, I was a little nervous about staying in strangers house for three days. But I needed not to worry - my hosts made me feel warmly welcome and I felt like I was a cousin visiting. It was beautiful to see how similar we all are, and at the same time learn from their lifestyle so different from mine.”

 
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MOGANESH, SINGAPORE
NOVEMBER 2018

“Thanks to Duara Travel to make my dream come true to stay with locals in Bali. My host Mr. Nyoman Wira and his family such a gem. They treat me as their family members during my stay. Experience that you can’t buy only can be felt. They are so nice and even drive me to visit their temple and waterfalls. The paddy field and coconut oil making process It’s an eye opening for me. I enjoyed the stay so much. Everyday I had fresh fruits and durian. I get the chance to celebrate their Daughter Ayu’s birthday. Thank you again Pak wira and family. Will return again :)”

 
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ADRIENNE & HER FRIEND
THE NETHERLANDS
AUGUST 2018

“My stay in Guanduga was by far the most memorable experience in Bali. I learned so much about the Balinese culture, Hindu religion, rice farming, and met some amazing kind hearted people. It was the perfect opportunity to slow down for a few days amongst the busyness of traveling and experience a different kind of life. The hosts took great care of us and made sure to make the experience special . For travelers looking for a little more out of their time in Bali I can’t recommend this more.”

 
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LAURA, UNITED STATES,
JUNE 2018

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"Staying in Gadungan village was a great experience - the family is lovely, and you really get a feel for the real Bali. It is great to experience the daily life of a typical Balinese family, and you can get as involved in the rice picking and planting processes, and cooking, as you like. I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to break up their holiday with something a bit different."

 
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ADRIENNE & TWO FRIENDS, AUSTRALIA
JUNE 2018

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"We thoroughly enjoyed our experience in Gadungun as we were able to understand the true Balinese lifestyle. The village is set next to beautiful rice fields, some of which are owned by the family. The family were very warm and welcoming and we were constantly provided with delicious Balanlise food.

We were shown around the family’s farm, how to maintain rice paddies and were able to try home grown coconuts. We also swam in a stream considered sacred to the family which was really refreshing. We also attended a village fishing tournament which was really interesting!

Things move at a slower pace in the village so if you’re wanting to be busy during your stay I would talk to Adi at the beginning of the stay to get the most out of it. Our stay with Duara was a great contrast to the tourist route through Bali and we would really recommend doing a village stay.

 
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SAM, BELGIUM
SEPTEMBER 2017

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"Although it took us some time to settle into our new laid-back and tranquil lifestyle, we eventually learned that there are two things that matter the most in Indonesia: family and friendship. Adi and his family in Gadungan are the most loving and caring people we have ever met during our travels and they made our visit to Indonesia unforgettable. Nothing will beat the experience of meeting new people and living with them."

 
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THIBAULT, FRANCE
AUGUST 2017

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"Living a few days with Adi's family was a unique experience: making coconut oil and spend time with locals is something I have never done and it was simply amazing. In addition, the family helped me to travel around Bali with their car. It was very useful !"

 
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NICK & HANNAH,
THE NETHERLANDS
MAY 2017

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"We spent two days with this local family in Gadungan, helping at their organic farm, teaching them English, and they showed us some incredible beautiful sights. We now have a second home, which is located at this family!"


Videos from travellers

Watch the video of Salt in our Hair bloggers who visited Gadungan.