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Bali / Authentic Experiences / Balinese Purification in Tirta Sudamala

Overview: Learn How to Make Offerings - Get to Know How a Balinese House Works - Pray Together With a Hindu Priest - Live the Balinese Purification Ritual.
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- Pick-up at 9:00 at the given address and drop-off at the same place at the end of the tour (drop-off time may vary depending on weather or traffic conditions).
- English-speaking or French-speaking local private guide/driver guide, depending on chosen option, and air-conditioned vehicle.
- Petrol and toll (for the motorway if the trip starts from Nusa Dua or Jimbaran) expenses. Parking fees at the different steps of the tour.
- Fresh water bottles made available for you.
- Lending of the sarongs and sashes for the purification.
- Visit of a traditional Balinese home.
- Workshop to learn how to make offerings with a Balinese family (all materials are supplied).
- Donations at the Tirta Sudamala temple.
- Prayer, purification ritual and the blessing at the sacred sources with explanations about the Balinese customs (in English).
- Renting of secure lockers and use of a changing room at the temple.
- Tasting of tropical fruits, Balinese cakes and local snacks.

Not Included

- Lunch and personal expenses.
- Your guide will not expect any tips, however, if you did appreciate his services and if you wish to reward him with something, do not hesitate to do so.

Things to keep in mind

- Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be Hindu to proceed with purification.
- Changing rooms are available. Make sure to bring appropriate clothing (swimsuit and t-shirt for the purification) as well as a towel.
- We recommend you use waterproof cameras and smartphones.
- The source water is drunk by the locals, however we recommend you favour bottled water to stay hydrated.
- If you wish to stop for some pictures along the way, do not hesitate to ask your guide.
- Your guide’s vehicle represents his only source of income: thank you for taking good care of it.
- You will be free to have lunch in the immediate vicinity of the visited sites. Your guide can also recommend you some addresses if needed.