We are the only tour
allowed to visit the Hoffman California Fabrics Batik Facility.
BATIK LOVERS BALI
12 Day Tour May 7-19, 2019
INCLUDES-Round Trip Air from San Francisco
limited single supplements and land only options are available
By popular demand, for your
personal enjoyment we've expanded our 2019 tour.
Travel with us on our 16th journey to the batik capital of the world - Bali,
Indonesia. More than any other tour provider, we know Bali like the back of our
hand. Once again, World of Quilts Travel is
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
you will be inspired by the breathtaking beauty of the island as well as enjoy a
first hand experience for batiking 'Bali Style', including our exclusive visit
to Hoffman of California batik factory.
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, India and the Netherlands on our tours, you may join us from anywhere,
please email for special pricing.
"This was the trip
of a lifetime Deb, I cannot thank you enough."
"I've learned with
travel, you get what you pay for...and your trip was magnificent in every way
and worth every penny, thank you so much. I am sure to be joining you again."
"Every day in Bali
has been amazing, it's the best trip I've ever been on."
"My first batik trip
to Bali was with a group of over 60 quilters and very confusing. I saw Bali through entirely different eyes this time."
"Bali at this time
of year was brilliant and so was the tour."
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 and leads
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.
Day 1 - May 8, 2019. We
will depart San Francisco International Airport to Denpasar, Bali,
Wednesday morning May 8, at
(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, May 9, around
3:00 in the afternoon. Several meals will be served on our overnight
You will need to plan your arrival in San Francisco for May 7.
D, L, L, B.
Day 2 - May 9:
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.
Relax and enjoy this beautiful area this evening.
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
Day 3 - May 10: 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, 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
Day 4 - May 11: 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 return to our oceanside hotel where 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.
Day 5 - May 12:
Another amazing opportunity today to print your own batik fabric.
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.
Day 6 - May 13: Your day. Over the years, so many tell us that they really wish they had
more time to enjoy our beautiful Indian Ocean resort that we've added this
day just for you. If
what you want to do is relax and regroup by the pool or ocean or take on
another Bali adventure, this day is yours do with as you wish. If you
would like to arrange an optional side trip to any other area, perhaps
one of the nearby islands, want to snorkel or go for an elephant ride, or
return for more batiks, our
guide will be happy to assist you with any optional arrangements. We want
this to be your day to enjoy this island paradise.
Day 7 -
May 14: This is a Free Day.
You might like to take in our ***optional tour to Tenganan or we can
arrange any other activity for you
(see to the right for more information). B
Day 8 - May 15: Today we will transfer to our
hotel in Bali's beautiful rainforest village of Ubud. On our way we will
stop with lunch at the beautiful Bali Bird Park. After our arrival in Ubud
our guide will take us to the Ubud Palace and Market for an introduction to the area.
The remainder of he afternoon is yours to enjoy the local
sites for the remainder of the day. B, L
Day 9 - May 16: 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 our time today 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 and the choice is yours! B
(Lunch is included with the spa or cooking class)
Day 10 - May 17: 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
Bali 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. On our way back to the hotel, we will
stop at the Ubud Monkey Forest for those wishing to enjoy this area with
the guide. B, L
Day 11 - May 18: Today is a day of
leisure, you may enjoy time enjoying the Ubud Rain Forest, relaxing by the pool or use this last
opportunity to run into town to pick up those last minute gifts and surely
more batiks!!! If you like you may take advantage of our ***optional tour
to Tanah Lot Temple and Rice Terraces. B
Day 12 - May 19:
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 knowledge....it 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 San Francisco. B, L, D,
Just like anywhere else, prices cannot be
guaranteed. Batik pricing of $2.00/meter is based on the exchange
rates of our 2017 tour and
is subject to change
Full Price - $3695 per person double.
There are limited single supplement opportunities available, please ask.
Optional Excursions: May 14:
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 on the shore of the beautiful Indian
Ocean. Price - $95, includes
guide, transportation, all entries, lunch and tip.
May 18: Tanah Lot
and Rice Terraces. Drive through the hills and villages of Eastern
Bali. Spend your free day visiting two of the most photographed
places in Bali. Price - $75 includes guide, transportation, entries, lunch and tip.
airfare from SFO - a land only option is available for $3195
*Balinese welcome dinner, farewell dinner gathering plus 22 additional
*All island transfers and scheduled travel by deluxe motor coach
*Services of a full-time tour director, translator and cultural expert
*Several opportunities to make your own batik fabrics
*Insider (best price has been negotiated) shopping at the best stops for
beautiful batiks (currently, under $2 a meter).
*Your choice of
an indulgent spa treatment or a Balinese Cooking Class
*Jewelry manufacturer and
showroom, where you may schedule an optional opportunity to make your own
silver jewelry. *Bali Bird Park with
*Tour of the Hoffman
Batik Factory (we are the only Bali tour allowed access to this incredible
*Visit to the Monkey Forest
*Complimentary access to wood carving classes at your leisure
*Complimentary transportation and entrance to the Neka Art Museum at your leisure
*Deluxe 5 star resorts
*All entrances, workshops and activities per the scheduled itinerary
*Special gifts and surprises
*100 pound luggage allowance
included in your flights *Guaranteed - under 30 participants
THE TOUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE: *Airfare between your city and SFO
*Optional travel protection
*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
Fare(s) quoted of of
(with roundtrip air) in USD, per person, based on cash payment for double
occupancy, not including airline surcharges or fees. Single Supplement is
$1650. Those electing the land-only tour will be responsible for
their own air arrangements and airport-hotel transfers. Discounted
fare for 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
which apply when registration is received. Itinerary subject to change
without notice. The
prices above reflect a discount for those who wish to pay by cash.
We offer this discount for those who wish to pay by check or money order,
otherwise, when paying by any other means, the discount no longer applies.
(non-discounted) fare is $3690 for the full tour, $3249 for land only.
WEATHER -Bali is approximately 8
degrees south of the equator. So, you can expect a tropical, warm
and humid climate all year around with two main, distinctive seasons:
DRY and RAINY.
The best time to travel to Bali
depends mainly on the weather, the rainy season is from October - April,
the dry season is from May - September. We plan our Batik Lover's
Journey to take advantage of the best weather Bali has to offer, hopefully
avoiding the torrential downpour possibilities of the rainy season.
Immunizations and Travel warnings: Please see the CDC website regarding
immunizations and travel to Indonesia, and consult your healthcare
provider for their recommendations regarding immunizations.
unforeseen circumstances, there may be times when tours, teachers,
itinerary, inclusions, projects, special offers and schedules may need to change
or be canceled without
notice. In order to participate in related activities, all cruises and
tours offered through World of Quilts Travel must be booked through Deb
Roberts Tours. We cannot make exceptions, thank you for your
understanding. Deb Roberts' Tours is not responsible for typographical
errors or omissions.
Contact Information: Telephone -
USA (001) 646 84 QUILT or 646 847-8458 (please listen to voice recording