Bali – Indonesia

This inspiring school trip combines making a lasting difference to paraplegics by installing disabled-accessible bathrooms, plus experience a cultural tour, cooking class, Balinese dance lessons and performance, snorkeling and other water activities, all led by expert Balinese guides.

Day 1 Arrive in Bali

Upon arrival into Bali, you are greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Candi Dasa, on Bali’s East Coast. You have a welcome dinner and settle in to your surroundings.

Day 2 Cultural tour

Your Balinese guides take you on a tour of some of the cultural highlights, stopping at villages and learning about the tradition of handcrafts and local artisans (silver jewelry maker/woodcarver/ painter’s workshop and gallery).

Visit a musical instrument workshop as well to learn another dimension of Balinese culture. Travel through a plantation village and be in awe of Lake Batur, Bali’s largest lake, and tour an archaeological museum and marvel at the royal family’s ancient burial relics.

Day 3-5 Installing Bathrooms

Helping in Karangasem, East Bali, building bathrooms for households with physically disabled (mostly paraplegic) people. You will break into smaller groups and help build bathrooms; markedly improving the quality of life of the disabled people and their families. None of these families can afford to have these bathrooms installed.

You have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy the hotel and surroundings.

Day 6  Cooking Class and snorkeling

This morning we head to the market with your chef and learn about which herbs, vegetables and meats to select, before heading to the kitchen and preparing two classic Balinese dishes, such as Nasi Goreng, Satay, or Gado-Gado.

In the afternoon we grab the snorkeling kit and hit the beach and head out to explore colorful coral reefs teeming with marine life.

We top off the day with a Balinese dinner and traditional dance performance accompanied by traditional Rindik music.

Day 7 Departure

After breakfast, depart for the airport for your flight out.

Essential elements:

Volunteering: Building a disabled-accessible bathroom for a paraplegic (sea turtle conservation also possible)

Experiential Learning: Cooking class, Dance lessons

Cultural Immersion: Local guides, market visit, cultural tour meeting local artisans, traditional dance performance

Curriculum: Religious Education, Physical Education

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