Indonesia: A Feast for the Senses

Location & Dates: Java & Bali April 20 – 28, 2018 + Lombok April 28 – May 2, 2018

Featuring: Wellness Travel Experts Sallie Fraenkel and Linden Schaffer

 Java Buddha

 

TOUR INTRODUCTION:

Touch down in Indonesia and the first thing you SEE is its mesmerizing natural beauty. Close your eyes and inhale, SMELL the air filled with scents of frangipani, clove, and coffee. LISTEN to the sounds of nature and street vendors, experience the extraordinary TOUCH of healers and spa therapists, TASTE the fresh, vibrantly colorful Indonesian cuisine. Made up of over 17,000 islands, 800 languages, and countless ancient traditions, Indonesia is a magical archipelago situated between South East Asia and Australia.

Our 9-day/ 8-night wellness journey begins on the island of Java with its gugung (fire mountains) and historic heartland. We then visit the island of Bali, and the spiritual and artistic hub of Ubud. Co-hosted by Sallie Fraenkel, wellness travel expert and founder of the MindBodySpirit Network along with best-selling author, Pravassa founder, and wellness travel expert, Linden Schaffer, we invite you to explore specially curated wellness and cultural experiences that will transform and nourish all your senses.

We invite you join us for a #changedbytravel journey.

 

HOTELS:

Pravassa is proud to have built lasting relationships with locally run hotels, supporting the communities we visit and fostering the concept of Fair Travel. Our handpicked, vetted, luxurious accommodations in Java, Bali, and Lombok offer quiet restful settings and world-class food, allowing you to focus on self-care and the opportunity to reconnect with the world around you.

 

JAVA: MesaStila is a five-star, luxury boutique resort featuring antique Javanese villas ringed by volcanoes on a working coffee plantation.  Dutch colonial buildings dot the lush surroundings where an award-winning spa with one of the only hammams in Indonesia and a chef whose healthy culinary creations make it feel like your own private paradise. MesaStila features 24 luxury villas with original antiques, local art, and magnificent views of the volcanoes and coffee fields The expansive grounds house a spa, gym, tennis court, yoga pavilion, library and emerald infinity pool filled with fresh spring water. The food and spa therapy ingredients are grown onsite in their organic gardens. All rooms have an outdoor verandah, air conditioning and WiFi access.

Java MesaStila Superior Villa

 

BALI: COMO Shambala Estate Along the banks of the Ayung River overlooking scenic rice fields, this secluded retreat is a slice of paradise and true wellness sanctuary. Wander the gardens of the magical grounds, enjoy an Ayurvedic, Thai or indigenous spa treatment overlooking a gorge or meditate in a small wooden hut. Here the accommodations feel like home and consist of 31 suites housed in five beautiful residences. Surrounded by jungle, each residence shares an infinity pool, open-air dining area, and personal butler, who appears with fresh-squeezed juices just when you need it. The cuisine is made from organic, locally sourced ingredients lovingly prepared to increase your energy and vitality. Other activities include Qigong, Tai Chi, Pilates, yoga, tennis, outdoor circuit training and mountain biking. The award-winning spa offers a variety of holistic healing options from renowned therapists. All accommodations have air conditioning, WiFi access, yoga mat and more.

Bali Como Pool

 

LOMBOK: Jeeva Beloam On a secluded cove of white beaches you’ll find one of the few untouched places left in the world.  In Lombok you can truly return to the natural rhythm of life.  Spend a few days off the grid in the eco-chic, recycled wood beachfront bungalows of Jeeva Beloam, a five-star resort.  Deep within a protected natural preserve, the resort is inspired by a passion for responsible travel, supporting the local community while focusing on your comfort and wellbeing. Spend your days in barefoot luxury enjoying water sports on the expansive turquoise sea, dining on fresh meals and turning to the simple pleasures so many have forgotten. All bungalows have handcrafted furniture, indoor and outdoor living space and air conditioning. This is a technology-free environment with no Wi-FI access.

Lombok Jeeva Beloam

 

SAMPLE ITINERARY:

April 20th  |  Java

Upon landing in Jakarta, you’ll be greeted with VIP arrival assistance and whisked through customs. From here, board a quick domestic flight where you’ll be greeted plane side and escorted to a waiting car for the drive to our resort. Enjoy a traditional Javanese welcome followed by check-in. Relax before our welcome gathering and curated welcome dinner. 

Pravassa java morning

 

April 21st  |  Java

Our first full day in Indonesia begins with a traditional Jamu service and a morning yoga session. Following breakfast we’ll head out on a guided 2-hour cycling tour to explore local villages and temples and become acquainted with Java’s ancient history and traditions. After a delicious and healthful picnic lunch, we return to our hotel and indulge in a signature spa treatment dedicated to your wellbeing with a steam, body scrub, water treatment with hair wash and scalp treatment followed by a traditional Javanese massage and some light refreshments. You will be floating as we gather to enjoy our very special wellness dinner.

Java Bike

 

April 25th   |  Bali

Spend your morning at leisure or enjoying a group wellness class. Following breakfast join us for a give back experience since we believe that true wellness is wellness of the individual and the planet. We’ll visit a non-profit that focuses on sustainability education via community-integrated, entrepreneurial learning. After this very special morning, we’ll relax with lunch at a local café featuring healthy, fresh foods. The rest of the day is at leisure. 

Bali Trta Empul ceremony

 

April 26th   |  Bali

Awaken all your senses this morning as we meet just after sunrise to walk through the jungle of Ubud. Lush fields with farmers tending to their crops and flocks of ducks will greet you as you soak in the feeling of local life. After breakfast, we’ll dress in sarongs for our visit to the water temple for a cleansing ritual. This afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to visit a Balian: a local healer. Or you may choose to return to town for an afternoon of shopping and strolling. This evening is at your leisure.

Bali rice 95103712

 

SAMPLE INCLUSIONS:

  • 8 Nights in Five-Star Luxury Resorts in Java and Bali
  • Onsite Wellness Travel Experts: Sallie Fraenkel + Linden Schaffer
  • English Speaking Guides
  • Domestic Flights & Ground Transfers
  • Specially prepared Indonesian Wellness Travel Guide
  • Pre-departure Wellness Education and Consultation
  • All Entrance Fees
  • Vetted, Curated Wellness Travel Experiences

 

ABOUT YOUR WELLNESS GUIDES:

Sallie Fraenkel

Former CMO & COO of SpaFinder and EVP of the Global Spa and Wellness Summit, Sallie Fraenkel has over 30 years of experience in the spa, wellness, and entertainment industries. Her life-long passion for travel began when she planned a trip to Bermuda for her high school friends. In 1992, Sallie's life was transformed by a trip to Canyon Ranch. Today well-being of the individual and well-being of the planet are Sallie’s foremost interests as she strives to create transformative travel experiences, where creativity, ingenuity, authenticity, and integrity are apparent at every turn. 

 

Linden Schaffer

As a wellness travel expert, consultant, and founder of the first wellness travel company, Pravassa, Linden has been leading travelers around the world on wellness tours since 2009. Crafting group and individualized itineraries for the people and companies that are looking to restore productivity and creativity, she enables travelers to reach their full wellness potential by facilitating individual relaxation, stress reduction, life-balancing education, and making sure each client’s needs are met. Linden contributes to columns in The Huffington Post and MindBodyGreen. Her first book, Living Well on the Road, with the foreward written by famed actor and travel writer, Andrew McCarthy was just published and became a #1 bestseller upon release.

 

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