A total of 12 varied options have been created for our ‘Journeys by Alila’, a series of customised activities exclusively offered at all Alila Villas properties. 'Journeys by Alila' are designed to help you gain a deeper and more meaningful understanding of what defines the destination while pursuing your own personal passions. At Alila Villas Soori, you can take your pick of full-day and half-day bespoke experiences which focus on spa and wellness, Balinese culture, arts and crafts as well as environmentally conscious excursions.
"Naga's Diaries" A Photography Journey
Alila Villas Soori recently hosted the photography exhibition “Naga’s Diaries” by Spanish artist Lorena Martínez Acha, which was inspired by the artist’s journey through Bali in search of the legend of the mythical dragon known as the Naga – a symbol of eternal love, prosperity and protection to the Balinese.
Lorena’s photographic journey took her on a discovery of the heart and soul of Bali, to its sacred mountains at dawn, through its fertile rice paddies, and to the slopes of majestic Mount Agung, observing the island as though through the Naga’s protective gaze. Armed with their cameras and accompanied by one of the resort’s Leisure Concierge team, guests of Alila Villas Soori will be able to follow in Lorena’s adventurous footsteps, tracing the extraordinary route of Naga’s Diaries to discover exotic and lesser-visited sites across the island. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to engage directly with Lorena in Spain in an e-learning workshop conducted via skype or email from the resort, sharing their photos with her and receive technical advice and guidance on capturing incredible landscapes with greater depth and dimensio
Full Day per person USD 120++
All About Rice
Take a fascinating look at how rice is cultivated and its religious significance. Begin with a visit to Subak Museum, housing a collection of traditional Balinese irrigation and agriculture tools. Then head to Taman Buwana Farm for activities related to rice farming, and lunch served in a typical Balinese compound. Try your hand at making offerings, take a walk along the padi fields, ending at Pura Penawangan for an insight into the blessing ritual.
Full day p/person | USD 120 ++
Journey of Culinary Delight
After an early morning breakfast, take a trip with our chef to the bustling traditional market in Kerambitan, where you will find everything from exotic fruits, vegetables, spices and fish to flowers and all the essential elements for canang, the daily offerings. Together with the chef, select fresh and locally produced ingredients that you will use in cooking and savouring a local dish back in the resort’s open-air kitchen at Ombak.
Explore the Kerambitan and Tabanan area, learning about its royal heritage and the typical life in the surrounding villages. The journey starts from a simple blacksmith, taking in the traditions of making terracotta earthenware, wayang-style artwork and salt-making. Be taken on an experience where Bali’s idyllic scenery and way of life are not simply a part of your sightseeing tour, but instead immerse you in what makes Bali truly magical.
Kopi Luwak Voyage
Visit the Jatiluwih area to learn about the famed Kopi Luwak, observe the entire coffee-making process and savour delicacies made of coffee. You'll also explore a terraced cocoa plantation and discover many varieties of Balinese spices. You will be invited to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in the afternoon while taking pleasure in the scenic views of the exquisite landscape of Tabanan Regency.
Journey of the Gods
Journey from one of the nearest temples to the resort, Pura Penarukan, to one of the holiest sites in Kerambitan, Pura Ulun Suwi, followed by a stop at Alas Kedaton. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the beautiful Pura Taman Ayun, before heading to the famed Tanah Lot Temple. Complete your temple quest at the dramatic hilltop temple Timan Agung, where cocktails, canapés and a scenic sunset on the horizon will await you!
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