batik lover's Journey to Bali
with the Quilt Barn

12 Days - September 13 - 24, 2011

only $3,449 USD per person/double occupancy Including Round Trip air From Vancouver, BC

$2,398 land only - Fly from your home city

Travel with Pam Hewitt, owner of The Quilt Barn quilt shop in Washington, and World of Quilts Travel owner, Deb Roberts, on this journey to Bali, Indonesia.  We have prepared an incredible 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 exclusive (to Deb Roberts Tours') opportunity to visit the Hoffman of California Batik factory.  Come along, make your own batik fabrics, enjoy fabric shopping where batiks average $1.75 a meter and enjoy the colors, beauty and inspiration that Bali has to offer.

-  Roundtrip airfare from Vancouver (YVR)
-  All island transfers and scheduled travel by deluxe motor coach
-  Services of a full-time tour director, translator and cultural expert.
-  Deluxe 5 Star Resorts
-  Entrances and class fees per scheduled itinerary 
-  22 meals including full buffet breakfast daily
-  Special Bali bag and surprise gifts.


Day 1 - September 13, 2011.   We will depart Vancouver Airport to Denpasar, Bali, Tuesday morning at 02:00 (AM) on Cathay Pacific Airlines.  Relax and enjoy our overnight flight to Hong Kong.  Changing planes in Hong Kong, we arrive in Bali on Wednesday afternoon.  Three meals will be served on our overnight journey. D, B, L.

September 14: 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 hotel - the incredible 5 star, Nusa Dua Beach Resort and Spa.  This evening we will meet our guide at a special welcome dinner and orientation to our time in Bali.  Our guide has been especially selected for our group based upon his expertise on Balinese culture, art & textile history and industry. L, D

September 15: 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 prepared just for us at a local restaurant we will visit the famous art villages of Celuk where we will spend time perusing the many silver manufacturer storehouses, especially interesting for those who love those silver beads to use as embellishments. The remainder of the day and evening are free.   B, L

September 16:  A special time awaits as today we will spend with Balinese Royalty.   Dedicated to the preservation of the age-old textile art of Batik and the Balinese cultural traditions, our host today, is a Balinese Prince.  He has prepared a workshop for us that will include the preparation of Indigo and Morinda dye vats and  the opportunity to create our own wax resist and hand dyed batik fabrics.  Following lunch, we will stop for some shopping at the Denpasar Market area.   Here you are in for some fun as an entire street is dedicated to the sale of fabrics and  Balinese style batiks can be purchased for $1.75 a meter.  After we return to the hotel, the remainder of the day is free.  B, L

September 17: Today is a free day.  You may choose to relax on the beach at our luxury resort, spend time in the spa, head back to Denpasar for more shopping, or do it all.  B

September 18:  After breakfast this morning we will transfer to Bali's north shore where a real treat awaits.   Here, Penyabangan Village Beach is breathtakingly beautiful and one of those places that not every tourist visits.  Pam has made it possible for the group to visit a pearl farm, where oysters are harvested and exquisite pearl jewelry is made.   Our hotel for the night is the ocean-front Puri-Bagus Hotel in Lovina, this location will be perfect for a spectacular sunset view.  B, L.

September 19:  This morning we will spend some leisurely time in the area before heading to Ubud, which is in central Bali and the more tropical area. We may choose to stop at markets along the way, making our way into Ubud just after lunch.  Our hotel, the Komaneka Bisma is a spectacular tropical resort; once you check into your room, you may just decide to wander the tropical grounds or take in the luxury services offered for the remainder of the evening.  B, L

September 20:  After an incredible breakfast, we will go to the village of Tenganan.  This area is very rustic and traditional to the Balinese culture.  It is here they are famous for weaving the double Ikat.  We will also be stopping at a traditional outdoor food market and after lunch we will return to Ubud where you may choose to stay in town to shop or be dropped at the hotel.  If you stay in town, arrangements will be made to pick you up at a later time.  B, L

September 21: This morning we will visit the Hoffman Batik Factory.   Our group has an exclusive invitation to the factory and here, we will witness the amazing work at the Hoffman facility. The Hoffman's do not routinely open up the factory to group visits, so we are in for a unique treat.  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 a Hoffman Batik what it is 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 Hoffman traditions and their generosity toward the people of Bali, you will walk away having more appreciation for their company as well as their fabrics. Before heading back to our hotel, we will have lunch at a lovely ocean-side restaurant. B, L

September 22:  Following  breakfast, we will head to the coast and Bali's most photographed spot, the Tanah Lot Temple.  Here locals and tourists both enjoy the scenic vistas and local market.   After lunch we will return to Ubud for the remainder of the day. B

September 23:  Today is a day of leisure, and our last opportunity to run into town to pick up those last minute gifts and surely more Batiks!!!   Tonight we will gather for a farewell dinner and cultural dance show.  B, D 

September 24: Sadly all good things must come to an end and today we will find ourselves departing Bali, each 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 Vancouver, arriving on September 25.  B, L, L, D,

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