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Pengelipuran Village: "Be a Balinese For a Day" Private Tour

Product ID: 163074
Be welcomed by your Balinese host at Pengelipuran Village. Discover Balinese life with a market visit, shopping for fresh food. Meet the village locals and learn about their way of life before cooking and eating a tasty lunch with your private guide.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Your hotel in Bali
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore a local market to shop for fresh ingredients
  • See beautiful rice fields and learn about rice growing
  • Meet your local host, learn about their day to day life and make a Balinese offering
  • Cook a delicious Balinese meal and enjoy lunch together with your host
Full description
Become a member of a Balinese family for a day and experience this unique way of life. Start your day just like any other Balinese local by visiting a food market. Here you will get your hands on the freshest ingredients for your cooking experience. Stop over at Tegalallang to see beautiful rice fields and learn about rice growing from your guide. During harvest season, you can see how the locals are harvest their paddy here and even try it out.

Head out next to Wayan Sumiarse at Pengelipuran Village and meet your local host. Discover a delightful, well-kept village composed of wide, brick roads, lined with rows of charming,  traditional houses interspersed with neatly manicured gardens. As you head to your guide's house, you will learn about their day to day life, their unique beliefs and rituals and have a chance to make a Balinese offering. If you wish, you can also put on Balinese dress provided by the family. 

Explore the village and have a chance to visit the temples and meet other local people. Stop over at the elementary school to say hello to Balinese children there. Returning to the house, start to cook with your guide before enjoying your deliscou meal together. 
  • Private tour guide
  • Hotel transfer
  • Local host
  • Entrance fee
  • Lunch
  • Balinese dress
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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Absolutely wonderful

We were picked up at our hotel right on time and were first taken to the local market where we bought some ingredients to make our lunch.we then visited a local school who were all very friendly and happily to see us. We then carried on to our guides home and met his beautiful wife and family who made us a drink and showed us their house and explained all about living in this village and how it works ,after a long leisurely lunch we visited the bamboo forest where my wife and I had a lovely walk.Then on to a coffee plantation which was fascinating all about different teas and coffees and meeting the little animals who’s poo makes the dearest coffee in the world then on to the rice terraces this was very busy but loads to look at with a lot of fun activity going on here as well zip wires and high swings etc. We really had the best day and we were asked was there anything else we wanted to see before we returned back to our hotel and thanked our guide for making our most memorable day

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October 9, 2019

This was an excellent tour that gave our family a unique perspective and understanding of local culture and experience. Sumi was a very gracious and thoughtful guide and we enjoyed getting to know him and his family. We got to experience shopping for ingredients at a local market, exploring Pengelipuran's elementary school, and preparing and eating food at Sumi's family home. We also briefly toured the neighboring bamboo forest and then visited the Tegallalang rice terraces on our way back to our accommodation. Overall it was a wonderful time. My only complaint is not with the tour itself but rather with the pricing structure on GYG. Because all persons are charged the same rate with no child discount, our family of five paid US$370 - a king's ransom in the Bali economy and more than we paid for anything else in our two-week holiday. It was still very worthwhile but we feel it could be priced more favorably for families.

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August 28, 2019

This experience was great and I totally recommend it to anyone whether you are travelling solo, with partner, friends or family. Sumi was an excellent host that is very proud of his origin and traditions and super keen to share the balinese culture and rituals. Cooking together with his wife was great, both are very friendly and hospitable! I loved the walk in the market that was the first stop and the visit to local school and being a guest in Sumi’s house! He was an excellent photographer all the way through the tour too!

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August 22, 2019

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Bali Private Tours

Product ID: 163074