Water is considered the "lifeline" of Bali. From ritual purifications with holy water to the famous subak irrigation system, the flow of water guides daily life on Bali. Blessed with four stunning crater lakes in the central highlands, which act as reservoirs for the entire island, Bali has historically always had an abundance of clean water. With the spectacular growth of tourism and the rigor of modern lifestyles, this precious resource is slowly becoming threatened.
Join Fivelements as we follow the story of water as it flows from the mountains down to the sea. We begin our journey with an afternoon drive to the village of Munduk, a small coffee growing community near Lake Tamblingan. Before sunset we will pray in the lake temple and explore the surrounding jungle paths. The next morning, accompanied by a guide, we will hike through protected forest with the hypnotic sound of rushing water following our every footstep. On the way, we will visit a sacred spring, hidden waterfalls and a village-built micro-hydro plant.
To conclude a beautiful day, you may choose to stay for a seaside dinner along the stunning northern coast of Bali. Perhaps you will even extend to an overnight stay on a traditional, handcrafted, wood Phinisi boat and awaken to the site of dolphins on the tranquil Bali Sea.
Duration of this Healing Journey: 1 night / 2 days +
* This journey includes 3-4 hours of medium to strenuous hiking. Participants should be in good physical condition.
* 10% of the proceeds from each Healing Journey are contributed towards building social programmes for the local villages and temples involved and Balinese cultural preservation.