Traditional Weaving Tour with Master Weavers on Nusa Penida

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Experience authentic traditional Balinese crafts culture at a grass roots level. Join us with an exclusive small group tour to the beautiful island of Nusa Penida, exploring local traditional weaving crafts with the island’s master weavers.

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  • Daily workshops in basketry and weaving techniques taught by the island's master weavers
  • An English speaking translator/guide for the workshops
  • Easy access to the beach and island's fabulous snorkeling sites
  • Easy access to the island's most famous temple - Pura Ped

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Important Information

If you take medication, make sure all medications are packed in their original, clearly labeled, containers. A signed and dated letter from your physician describing your medical conditions and medications (including generic names) is also a good idea. Is it also advised to bring extra medication with you in the case of loss or theft. Nusa Penida is a remote island and access to medical services and medication is limited.

Identifiable risks

• Travel by boat, motorbike, and car incurs obvious risk of accidental injury. Every participant must have their own comprehensive travel insurance.
• It is advised to consult your own physician regarding the health risks associated with travel to Bali.
• If you are prone to sea-sickness please bring your own medication i.e. quells etc.
• Do not drink the tap water. Purified water is widely available for a minimal cost.

During the course of the tour you will be guests of the people on Nusa Penida and it is important to be aware of, and show respect for, the cultural practices and beliefs of the local people. Please dress and act appropriately and adhere to the following guidelines.

• Dress conservatively and modestly. Overtly revealing clothing is frowned upon.
• The head is where the spirit resides and is considered sacred. Do not touch a person’s head.
• Women are asked not to enter temples if menstruating, pregnant or have recently given birth
• If visiting a temple or mosque, cover shoulders and knees. Traditional dress is usually provided for a small donation
• Remove your shoes at the door of peoples homes


What you need to bring

If you take medication, make sure all medications are packed in their original, clearly labeled, containers. A signed and dated letter from your physician describing your medical conditions and medications (including generic names) is also a good idea. Is it also advised to bring extra medication with you in the case of loss or theft. Nusa Penida is a remote island and access to medical services and medication is limited.

Identifiable risks

• Travel by boat, motorbike, and car incurs obvious risk of accidental injury. Every participant must have their own comprehensive travel insurance.
• It is advised to consult your own physician regarding the health risks associated with travel to Bali.
• If you are prone to sea-sickness please bring your own medication i.e. quells etc.
• Do not drink the tap water. Purified water is widely available for a minimal cost.

During the course of the tour you will be guests of the people on Nusa Penida and it is important to be aware of, and show respect for, the cultural practices and beliefs of the local people. Please dress and act appropriately and adhere to the following guidelines.

• Dress conservatively and modestly. Overtly revealing clothing is frowned upon.
• The head is where the spirit resides and is considered sacred. Do not touch a person’s head.
• Women are asked not to enter temples if menstruating, pregnant or have recently given birth
• If visiting a temple or mosque, cover shoulders and knees. Traditional dress is usually provided for a small donation
• Remove your shoes at the door of peoples homes


Meet your host :
Liza and Wayan
  • English (Fluent)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Fluent)

Originally from Australia, with a penchant for travel, I (Liza) am passionate about leaving the environment and community in a better condition than when we arrived! It's not just about low-impact, It's about positive impact travel. 30 minutes and a world away from the bustle of Bali's commercial tourism, lies Nusa Penida Island. With her mysterious local history, deep traditional culture and magnificent natural wilderness, the Nusa Penida experience is for those who seek a spiritual and environmentally conscious travel experience. I fell in love here, as I'm sure you will too.
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Reviews (2)

  • Shana Dean Shana Dean

    I had the amazing opportunity to experience this tour with Kim, Liza and Wayan recently and I can honestly say this trip was life changing for me. The island, the people and the learning all wove together to create an experience I will never forget. The hosts were fun, considerate and very down to earth. The accommodation is lovely and the food was beautiful and authentic. If you get the chance to do this tour go for it, you won't regret it!

  • Layla Layla

    Such a blessing to be involved in the Weaving Connections trip to Nusa Penida!
    Days were filled with fun and creativity as we sat with local weavers, practicing ancient techniques of creation.
    During the week we were presented with a lovely balance of weaving workshops paced out in relaxed island style.
    We were witnesses to traditional cultural and spiritual practices as island life carried on around us, while the warm natures of the weaving teachers and their families made us feel very welcome.
    The perfect adventure for anyone interested in learning traditional Indonesian weaving techniques or simply wanting a taste of traditional island life.
    Our family left feeling enriched and inspired.

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