Deluxe & best available Hotel accommodations as listed or similar with private bath/ shower.
Most meals- many deliciously authentic dining experiences
Smaller Group Camaraderie- maximum 16 participants
Welcome and Farewell dinners accompanied by local music and dance presentation
Accompanying Expert Travel Director -hands on to take care of all services and deliver seamless, magical experiences throughout.
All transfers and sightseeing tours, excursions as per tour itinerary
Services of local English-speaking guide on sightseeing tours & excursions
All entrance fees, guide fees etc.
Bottled water on tours
All applicable taxes on Hotels and transport
2020: Feb. 25 to Mar. 11, 2023: Mar. 17 to 31, 2024: Mar. 6 to 20
15 DaysVisiting: Bali, Ubud, Yogyakarta, Makassar, Tana Toraja & Jakarta
Indonesia is an archipelago in Southeast Asia consisting of 17,000 islands that straddles the Equator. The 6,000 inhabited islands that make up Indonesia are home to a diversity of cultures and indigenous beliefs. Bali is the festive face of Indonesia, the jewel in its crown. “Island of the Gods” and “Morning of the World” Profoundly influenced by its rich Hindu culture, Bali has 20,000 temples, 60 annual religious holidays, and 2,000 dance troupes. Hardly a day goes by without a celebration, a procession, or some other festivity. The rice-farming, pig-breeding, water-buffalo-loving Toraja inhabitants have become the focus of attention thanks to their elaborate ceremonies, burial sites and traditional houses, while North Sumatra offers visitors, especially nature lovers, beautiful tropical panoramas, terraced rice fields, blue mountains, jungle covered hills, white sandy beaches, music, dance and folk arts.
ACTC TOURS SPECIAL FEATURES:
ODALAN RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL/ SOCIAL OCCASION & A THEATRICAL EVENT– Odalan is a ceremony held on the temple’s anniversary date once in a Balinese year, which equals 210 days. The actual purpose of this ceremony to show gratitude to the Gods, spirits and ancestors, however it has been a tradition since the ancient times to have it celebrated on the anniversary day.
Melasti Festival- A precursor to Nyepi (New Years day) is held in every town and village. It is in simple terms a symbolic spring cleaning of Bali’s spirit in readiness for the big day. Large effigies of the gods are hauled to rivers and the sea for ritual bathing, prayers and religious offerings. We will visit temples celebrating Melasti.
OGOH OGOH is the most interesting event among the series of Nyepi Ceremonies. A work of sculptural art in the culture of Bali that describes the personality of the `Bhutas Kala’. Statues up to five meters high, which represent the negative aspects of all living things are built in preparation for the parade a day prior to New Years day. Statues can be viewed sprouting from the villages 3-4 weeks prior to Nyepi. During our stay we would be able to see Ogoh-ogoh in the final phases of construction. We will go around the different Banjars (communities) to see the creative designs and witness the dedication that goes into the statue construction.
· Torajaland: the land that time forgot– Humans in every culture throughout history have had questions about life after death. Few cultures, however, invest so much emotionally, spiritually, physically and socially in such metaphysical questions as do the Toraja. These are a people with no written language. Instead, they carve symbols into wood, in a form of information packaging known as “Pa’ssura.” Toraja land is a place unlike any other, both for its unique culture and its stunning landscapes.
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