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Thursday, 30 October 2008

Zen Resort Bali Discovery Tour of Culture, Nature and Wellness

Zen Resort Bali announces a two week holiday tour from south to central to north Bali, encompassing all that makes for an unforgettable holiday – luxury accommodation, exquisite international gastronomy, beautiful beaches and water sports, exciting night life, wonderful and bargain shopping, culture and history, arts and architecture, ayurveda spa and holistic yoga wellness as well as natural tropical and pristine agricultural landscapes.

Seririt, Indonesia, January 26, 2008 --( Zen Resort Bali, offering integrated and authentic ayurveda, yoga, pranayama and meditation together with traditional and modern wellness and beauty treatments, is a small boutique resort with just 15 villas, situated in a serene and peaceful environment in north Bali. The resort, perched on a small hill just 200 meters from the beach and with wide open sea views, is surrounded by rice fields, vineyards and natural forest

Zen Resort’s Bali discovery tour begins from the moment of landing at Denpasar Airport, with a warm uniquely Balinese floral welcome by the Zen driver - guide warmly. The comfortable and spacious car will be through out the length of the tour. The first stop will be the luxury beach hotel in Nusa Dua or Sanur. For the next three days it will be time to relax on the stretches of white sandy beaches or take a board to the surfer’s paradise or choose from a wide variety of water sports and even find time to go and shop at traditional markets and outlet super malls for some wonderful bargains. And as the golden sun sets on the sea horizon, it will be time to go and experience international gastronomy – from Balinese to European to Asian restaurants, followed by exciting nightlife to dance the night away. After three days of this “modern” holiday living, it will be time to head for Ubud in central Bali to feel, live and appreciate the world renowned Balinese culture and ceremonial traditions

Bali is one of the few places in the world where spiritualism and human solidarity with core values and morals have been preserved for centuries and are practiced everyday. In Bali spiritual worship, historically founded on a combination of Hinduism and Buddhism, gives great strength and the moral and caring means for a fulfilling, satisfying and happy life. Every Balinese home and public building has a temple and morning and evening ceremonies and floral offerings represent respectful and caring commitment towards fellow human beings and living in harmony with nature and the environment.

It will take just an hour’s drive to reach Ubud, staying for the next 3 days in a boutique luxury hotel surrounded by rice fields. Here highlights of the experiences will include, spiritual well-being in sacred temples, beautiful art and intricate craft shopping at a host of small boutiques where designers will be more then happy to show how it is all done. Walking around this small and picturesque small town, the most fascinating encounter will be to see some of the most beautiful gardens and rice fields through intricate gates fronting every Balinese home. And when walking becomes tiring, there is the host of Balinese traditional spas to take the aches and pains away. The evenings are time to dine in wonderful open air garden restaurants, offering a wide range of international restaurants where the prices are far below being reasonable. The evening comes to an end in Ubud early as there are no discotheques and no nightlife, with even all bars closing their doors by about 10 PM.

After 3 days in Ubud, it will be time to rethink about resolutions and thoughts of being healthier, beautiful, relaxed and rejuvenated on this holiday. For this, the next destination will be north Bali. The drive will take about 2 hours and Zen Resort guide will explain and stop when at temples and traditional villages, en-route passing through spectacular landscapes comprising rice field terraces, coffee, clove and cocoa plantations and pockets of rain forests.

The holistic wellness base for the next 8 days will be Zen Resort Bali. On arrival, the resident ayurvedic and yoga professionals from Kerala, India will consult and assess body constitution, lifestyle and health ailments towards designing each individual’s personal health and beauty wellness plan. Each morning will begin with an hour of yoga, pranayama and meditation. Also in the morning or afternoon, there will be 2 to 3 hours of ayurvedic treatments everyday. There will be plenty of time to read, slumber and relax in the beautiful tropical gardens as well as swim in the horizon infinity pool with alongside Jacuzzi. And in the early evening it will be time to join the meditation class at the Zen tree-tops meditation center. On selected days excursions will include visits to natural hot spring and a sacred Buddhist temple, eco-forest walk and rice field trekking, sunrise sail with the dolphins, and also options for snorkeling and scuba diving.

By the end of the week, all senses of feeling well will have been touched, awakened and renewed, thus revitalizing and rejuvenating the mind, body and soul, ready to head south to Denpasar Airport to catch the flight home. They cannot promise Nirvana, but Zen resort Bali assures an unforgettable and rejuvenating holiday that will be yearned for until the next holiday time.

Zen Resort Bali also offers a one week version of the Bali Discovery Tour as well as 3 to 21 days all inclusive integrated Ayurevda and Yoga health and beauty packages.