DAY 7 | GULIANG – VILLAGE ACTIVITY – BLESSING AT SUDAMALA – GIANYAR NIGHT MARKET – GULIANG(40km – 08hrs)
Enjoy a simple breakfast at a local house as Balinese do every morning - of tea or coffee with Balinese cake. The activities start in the morning being a Balinese in a day, your host will let you know and show you the art of making the beautiful Balinese Canang Sari, the daily Balinese Hindu offering. Afterward, stroll through the village to see how the elderly Balinese making the palm wine, locally known as Tuak. You will have the chance to taste this common alcoholic drink.
Proceed to a blacksmith's house and see how the people produce Balinese traditional tools and then continue to the next house where you will see a Balinese man making the traditional hat that is commonly used by the farmer. Upon arrival in the rice field you will present the canang sari you made in the morning at a small shrine as the guardian of the field before you experience how the farmers working in the rice fields! You will learn how to plant or harvest rice (depending on season) and at the same time you will have the opportunity to learn more about Subak, the Balinese traditional irrigation system that is a UNESCO-acknowledged way of sustainable farming. A delicious lunch will be served on a hut facing to the rice field. Transfer back to your home and free at leisure.
In the afternoon, proceed to the nearby village where the sacred 12 fountain located. This temple is well-known among the Balinese and is usually busy during the full moon, the 12 spouts are used by worshippers to purify themselves. The Guardian of the temple will accompany you to present the offering at the main temple; before pouring your head and the whole body with the sacred water. Next, drive to Gianyar for the final Balinese adventure of the day for a unique dining experience. In the morning this is a market where the local residents buy their groceries and by night amazing local food. Blend in and eat like a local, there are many selections of food from fresh chicken satay to Nasi goreng or Balinese Rijsttafel Nasi campur to start your local cuisine adventure. Overnight at Guliang Village. Full-board basis.