Magic of Ubud without the crowds

 
Overall experience (2 reviews)

Overall experience (2 reviews)

"After one month in Bali, I finally was taking time to get to know the locals. I went to Sebatu – one thing to note is that one the way there and back you pass the most beautiful sites including one famous tiered rice field." Read more reviews

 

COMMUNITY

Idyllic small town near urban hotspots

LIVELiHOOD

Various professions and small businesses

FAMOUS FOR

Holy waters and Tegalalang Rice Terrace

RELIGION

Hinduism plays an important role in daily life

LANGUAGE

Bahasa Indonesia and pretty fluent English
 

TRAVELLERS

Likely to meet other foreigners

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3 nIGHTS IN sebatu VILLAGE

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, farming, keeping a small shop)

  • Trip to local rice fields

  • Visiting the temple and participating in a Hindu ceremony (depending on season) 

  • Meeting the savings group

6 nights IN sebatu VILLAGE

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 (keeping a small shop or helping with plantations)

  • Trip to local rice fields

  • Visiting the temple and participating in a Hindu ceremony (depending on season) 

  • Meeting the savings group

  • Learn how Luwak coffee is made of one of the most expensive beans in the world

  • Take a bath in the holy waters of Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple

  • Play a local game with your hosts

DUARA CONTACT: agus

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

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

If you have rented a motorbike, you can access the village from Ubud in 30 minutes. If you come by taxi, your Duara contact Agus will be happy to give your driver directions to find the way. From the airport it takes about 1,5h by car. 

OTHER things to do near sebatu village

Visit the scenic Tegalalang Rice Terrace a 20 minute ride away.

 


RATINGS (2 reviewS)

Communication with the local contact person

Hospitality of the host family
 

Sense of security in the village
 

Facilities in the home you stayed in


REVIEWS

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ANNA-KATRI, FINLAND,
AUGUST 2017

"On the first days I was a little shy to participate in the daily chores of the family, but it got easier as I understood that the family was really happy to host me and would have invited me to stay longer.

I visited local handicraft workshop,  joined a ceremony in the village and learned how to prepare temple gifts. I also made a trip to see how the famous Luwak coffee is made, visited Saturday market with the family and went for a motorbike ride to see the views of mount Batur.

Here, in the middle of rural Bali I felt more welcomed and pampered than in the many star hotels. In the future I will prefer experiences just like this - real encounters and memorable moments with local people."

 
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MARIA, PORTUGAL,
JUNE 2017

"Agus and Bonita were amazing and unstoppable in showing me around Ubud and Sebatu and especially teaching me about their culture! They both have beautiful hearts and were so patient with answering all my questions and taking me basically everywhere. Agus family was always ready to help me with anything, even though some of them didn't know how to speak English (which was never really a problem and gave me the opportunity to learn some Balinese). They took me to see their village, gave me the opportunity to taste delicious Indonesian food and even took me to a ceremony in the village's temple. This was the first time I travelled alone and they made it so easy and pleasant for me. I would not hesitate to go back. Thank you Duara for this amazing opportunity and I wish you loads of success with this amazing project! Bonita and Agus, I hope to see you again soon!"

 

RACHEL, UNITED STATES, MARCH 2017

"My time with Duara was really special because after one month in Bali, I finally was taking time to get to know the locals. I went to Sebatu – one thing to note is that one the way there and back you pass the most beautiful sites including one famous tiered rice field. You can stop and take photos here. The town itself is too cute and my guide knew everyone! We went to the local school to see the kids."