batik lovers Journey to Bali

11 DAY TOUR, AuGUST 24 - September 3, 2016

PRICE - $3995
INCLUDES Round Trip Air from Los Angeles and Most Meals

$2995 land only - (air is not included)

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Travel with us on this amazing journey to the batik capital of the world - Bali, Indonesia. Through World of Quilts Travel, Deb Roberts is once again bringing you the opportunity to enjoy the Balinese world of batiks as well as the beauty and special culture this island paradise has to offer.  We have prepared an incredible and unique vacation experience where one will be inspired by the breathtaking beauty of the island while enjoying a first hand experience for batiking 'Bali Style'. 

Fabric manufacture has been an Indonesian tradition for centuries, and Bali is a hub of fabric printing and shopping opportunities.  As an added bonus, our guide is knowledgeable in all facets of Bali's arts and textile culture to lead us on every step of our journey around the island.  It is also our pleasure to offer an exceptional opportunity to visit the Hoffman California-International Fabrics batik factory where you will learn firsthand about the process as well as the many contributions the Hoffman family has made to benefit the island.  Additionally, we provide the opportunity for you to make your own batik in two distinctly different settings.  As you learn how batiks are made and witness the process, you will come away with a whole new appreciation for the skill behind creating these incredible hand made prints.  Come along, make your own batik fabrics, enjoy fabric shopping where batiks average $2.00 a meter, taste incredible food, visit with warm and friendly islanders and enjoy the colors, beauty and inspiration that Bali has to offer.

No matter where you live, you are welcome to join any of our cruises or tours.  We have welcomed guests from South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, France, Germany, Japan, Turkey and the Netherlands on our tours, you may join us from anywhere, please email for special pricing.

YOUR FULL TOUR INCLUDES (based on double occupancy)
-  Roundtrip airfare from  LAX
-  All island transfers and scheduled travel by deluxe motor coach
-  Services of a full-time tour director, translator and cultural expert
-  Insider (best price negotiated) shopping at the best stops for beautiful batiks
-  Deluxe resorts
-  Entrances, workshops and activities per the scheduled itinerary 
-  24 Meals
-  Special Bali bag and surprise gifts
-  More fun than you ever thought possible on an 11 day tour


Day 1 - August 24, 2016.   We will depart Los Angeles International Airport to Denpasar, Bali, Wednesday morning at approximately 01:00 (AM) on Cathay Pacific Airlines.  Relax and enjoy our overnight flight to Hong Kong.  Changing planes in Hong Kong, we arrive in Bali on Thursday, August 25 around 3:00 in the afternoon.  Several meals will be served on our overnight journey. D, B, L, S.    You will need to plan your arrival in Los Angeles for August 23 as our flight is shortly after midnight on the 24th.

August 25, 2016: Upon our arrival in Bali, once you have proceeded through customs, we will be met at the airport by our coach and guide for transfer to our incredible hotel on the Indian Ocean. This evening we will meet for a special welcome dinner together. We will have special gift presentation and learn about a Balinese tradition during our dinner, our guide has been especially selected for our group based upon his expertise on Balinese culture, art & textile history and industry. L, D

August 26, 2016: After enjoying a full breakfast at the hotel, we will gather together and depart on a tour to the town of Tohpati and it's Batik Factory. Here we will see Batik dyers, weavers and painters and stop for a lecture and demonstration to learn how Batik is made.   Following lunch at one of the favorite stops in Bali - the Bali ZOO, we will visit the famous art villages of Celuk where we will see a silversmith jewelry making demonstration and enjoy one of the area's finest silver establishments.  We will also enjoy a visit to one of the manufacturers at the woodcarving village of Mas. After we return the hotel, the remainder of the day and evening are free.   B, L ***Optional tour:  Sunset Dinner Cruise (see below)

August 27, 2016:  A special treat is in store today as we are off to dye batik Bali style.  Our workshop today will teach us the fundamentals of the batik resist dyeing process.  Each person will have the opportunity to prepare several pieces of cloth for dyeing as they learn the process of applying the wax.  Following our dyeing time, we will have a lovely Balinese style lunch.  The remainder of the day will be free for you to enjoy the beauty of our hotel area or shop in the nearby market areas.  B, L

August 28, 2016: Another amazing opportunity today as we will be batiking Bali style. Today we will depart on a journey to a very special privately owned batik factory where they make the beautiful contemporary batiks we all love. It is a similar, but entirely different dyeing process from what we learned yesterday.   Following our morning dyeing, we will have an enjoyable lunch in the capital city of Denpasar followed by what everyone waits for...BATIK SHOPPING.  As of this writing, contemporary (American) batik styles are $2.00 a meter. It can't get much better than that!  Remember, you can bring back 100# of luggage on your international flight.  Following shopping we will head back to our hotel were the remainder of the day is for you to enjoy the area. B, L

August 29, 2016:  This is a Free Day.  You may lounge by the pool or on the beach, return to our shopping area from yesterday to buy more batiks or take in our optional tour to Tenganan (see below for more information).  B

August 30, 2015: Today, we will visit one of the most photographed and beautiful places in all of Bali,  the Tanah Lot Temple which was built in the 13th century on a rock just approximately 200 meters off shore. Following lunch we will transfer to our hotel in Ubud. After our arrival, our guide will walk us through the Ubud Market and introduce us to the area.  The remainder of he afternoon is yours to enjoy the local sites for the remainder of the day.  B, L

August 31, 2016:  By this this point in the tour, everyone usually sees one thing they would like to do that is not included on our tour and wishes for an extra free day. SO, we have decided to devote time to the two most popular side trips our visitors have participated in over the years. It is up to you to choose which of the following you would like to do, and we will take care of the rest!  We have arranged either an Indulgent Balinese Spa Treatment or a Balinese Cooking Class.  The choice is yours!  B.

September 1, 2016: Following breakfast, we will visit the private facility where Hoffman California International Fabrics has their batik lines printed and processed. This will be a full morning with much of the time spent outdoors where the fabrics are printed, dyed and dried. Our hosts hold nothing back in showing us the age old processes necessary to make the batiks from this company what they are best known for, incomparable beauty. Not one machine is used in the process - it is all hand done. Not only will you walk away with a different appreciation for batiks, but when you learn more about little known company traditions and their generosity toward the people of Bal and consideration for the Balinese environment, you will walk away having more appreciation for Hoffman as well as their beautiful fabrics. Before heading back to our hotel, we will have lunch at a lovely ocean-side restaurant where you will also be given time for enjoying the beach and swimming. B, L 

September 2, 2016: Today is a day of leisure, you may enjoy time relaxing by the pool or use this last opportunity to run into town to pick up those last minute gifts and surely more batiks!!! Tonight we will gather for a farewell  Balinese style banquet together. B, D

September 3, 2016: Sadly all good things must come to an end and today we will find ourselves departing Bali We will each leave with a deeper understanding of Indonesian culture and textile may also be that we will be leaving with many incredible memories and fabrics which will go together into a beautiful quilt - Bali style. You will enjoy an early dinner on our flight from Bali to Hong Kong, followed by two additional meals on our overnight trans-Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles. B, L, D, B.

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Optional Excursions:

September 4:  Tenganan.  Many in our group search for things to do on the free days, and this optional tour on our first free day is an opportunity to visit Bali's oldest village where you will be steeped in the culture of Tenganan.  Here, is where the Gringsing Ikat are woven.  This is one of only three places in the world where this technique of weaving is practiced. Our host is visited by royalty and celebrity alike as well as museum curators and renowned textile collectors in order that they may acquire one of these rare pieces.  During the day, you will also have an opportunity to become more acquainted with the Balinese culture, including the possibility of additional village visits and stops for Temple Celebrations (as they may or may not occur on this day) or other traditional events. Lunch is included at a restaurant in the hills affording you an unparalleled view of Bali's rice terraces.  Duration - full day.  Price - $85, includes transportation, all entries, lunch and tip.

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Just like anywhere else, prices cannot be guaranteed.  Batik pricing of $2.00/meter is based on the exchange rates of an earlier 2015 tour and is subject to change without notice.


Fare(s) of $3995.00 (with roundtrip air) in USD, per person, based on double occupancy and because of fluctuations up or down, does not include air international departure fees or government tax and fuel surcharges which will be added on at the time of final invoicing.  Those electing the 'land only' option of the tour will be responsible for their own air arrangements and airport-hotel transfers.  Land only rate (not including air) is $2995.00 per person, double occupancy. Deb Roberts Tours is not responsible for omissions or typographical errors.  Please refer to terms and conditions which apply when registration is received. Insurance rates quoted 10/2013 and are subject to change prior to booking. Itinerary subject to change without notice.   *Your passport must be valid for 6 months after the return of this tour.

Your tour price does not include:

*Airfare between your city and LAX
*Optional travel insurance
*Optional Gratuities
*Items of a personal nature, such as laundry or room service, excess baggage charges
*Passport or visa fees
*Immunizations or vaccinations
*Airline fees, surcharges, fuel or government taxes and fees.
*All other items not specified on the itinerary.


 Watch a great video from the Hoffman California Fabrics Batik Factory which we will visit on our tour.




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