EARLY MORNING MEDITATION – We’ll start the day with a beautiful, centering meditation. Don’t know how to meditate, or have never done it before? No problem! this is the perfect chance to learn. Don’t feel like getting up early? Sleep in. enjoy a late morning and have breakfast any time you like.
By special arrangement, Spirit Quest has set up readings with the son of world-famous Ketut Liyer, the Balian featured in Eat, Pray, Love. Nyoman, who has followed in his father’s footsteps as a Balian, will give private readings inside his family compound, and you can also buy art drawn by Ketut or his granddaughter. Enjoy this glimpse into Liz’s world – she sat on Ketut’s porch for many many afternoons. (OPTIONAL)
LUNCH AT PIZZA BAGUS in Ubud, as we continue to explore the Italian experiences from “Eat Pray Love” – have a Margarita pizza, along with a reading about Liz’s pizza-eating experience in Naples, and enjoy handmade gelato for dessert.
Then we stop at our favorite local craft studios offering hand-made batik fashions and silver and gold jewelry. We are very pleased with the quality of the crafts on offer and have negotiated a group discount at both establishments.
AFTERNOON VISIT TO THE UBUD MONKEY FOREST – Cuddle up with these amazing local monkeys at the Monkey Forest sanctuary. See Mamas and their newborns, up close and personal, take as many pictures as you like, even feed the monkeys bananas. Enjoy shopping afterwards on Monkey Forest Road, a favorite with our groups.
DINNER AT CAFE WAYAN – Tonight we’ll enjoy one of the best meals on the island – the exceptional Balinese cuisine at a wonderful local establishment, the famed Cafe Wayan. Relax and drink in the rich ambience in a tropical garden, enjoying local delicacies and tastes in the heart of paradise.