Magic of Ubud without the crowds

 
 Overall experience 4,5/5 (6 reviews)

Overall experience 4,5/5 (6 reviews)

"I was staying in Bali over a month so it was very refreshing to get outside of the tourist areas and see behind the surf shacks and trendy cafes. Sebatu was a perfect place for this - small, authentic and friendly village with a beautiful rice fields around it..."

"Wayan's wife cooked us amazing local breakfast, lunch and dinner and we learned how to make sambal and sate. This is how we got to experience the real Bali, away from the crowds and with the local Balinese people..."
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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 contacts you with further instructions and makes sure you find your way to the village and your host family. You can contact Agus in case you have questions before or during your stay.

 Are you hesitating to book directly? Salia from Duara is ready to answer your questions via email (in English, French. Spanish and Finnish): salia@duaratravels.com

Are you hesitating to book directly? Salia from Duara is ready to answer your questions via email (in English, French. Spanish and Finnish): salia@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.

 


Traveller RATINGS (7 reviewS)

Communication with the local contact person

 4,6/5

4,6/5

Hospitality of the host family
 

 4,9/5

4,9/5

Sense of security in the village
 

 4,7/5

4,7/5

Facilities in the home you stayed in

 4,4/5

4,4/5


Traveller REVIEWS

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STUART, UK
AUGUST 2018

“My stay in Sebatu was one that enriched my travels in Bali tenfold. Over the course of 3 days i learnt so much regarding Balinese culture, traditions, rituals, cermonies and language. My hosts were extremely welcoming and the room was comfortbale and clean. The food was amazing and i almost wanted to help cook my food so i can make more once home. My host Wayan and his wife were lovely and Agus my contact and guide gave me one of the best days out since i started travelling. All in all an amazing experience. “

 
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ANNI & IIRO
FINLAND
NOVEMBER 2017

"We had a chance to stay three nights at lovely Wayan's family at Sebatu village and experience real Balinese home and culture. Thank you Agus and Bonita for touring us around <3. And thank you Wayan's wife for the best Indonesian food!"

 
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LOTTE & FRANK
THE NETHERLANDS
OCTOBER 2017

"We loved our stay with Wayan and his family! We learned a lot about Balinese culture and got to visit a ceremony with Wayan. Wayan's wife cooked us amazing local breakfast, lunch and dinner and we learned how to make sambal and sate. This is how we got to experience the real Bali, away from the crowds and with the local Balinese people. Thank you Duara Travels for making this possible!"

 
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LOLA & JULIO, UNITED STATES, SEPTEMBER 2017

"We were blown away by our experience at Sebatu Village arranged by Duara Travels. Agus and his family were incredibly kind and equally curious about us and our culture as we were theirs. We were so lucky to visit during one of the full moon ceremonies, actually the biggest of the year! Our host family let us borrow traditional costumes, which are required to wear to the celebration. It was a joy to learn about the traditional clothing. Our hosts also joined us for a purification ceremony and explained the process to us. Each day was memorable and we couldn't have asked for a better experience to learn more about the wonderful Balinese culture."

 
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ANNA-KATRI, FINLAND,
AUGUST 2017

"I was staying in Bali over a month so it was very refreshing to get outside of the tourist areas and see behind the surf shacks and trendy cafes. Sebatu was a perfect place for this - small, authentic and friendly village with a beautiful rice fields around it. But the best part of my stay was definitely the family! They showed me their real life and took me with them to see and experience how they live and what they normally do every day. This was definitely a experience to remember!"

 
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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."