If you're coming to Bali a few days early and need accommodation, you may stay at Ananda Cottages for $80 per night. If you want to find a place in Ubud, check out this Lonely Planet link for Balinese-owned homestays. Prices for accommodation range from $15US to $175 per night so it really depends on what you're looking for. We've stayed at some really lovely homestays for around $30 per night.
Cheaper, $15 places are suitable but often don't have the tourist amenities (air-conditioning, pool, breakfast, etc.) Ask to make sure they have hot water.
Shots and Insurances
Currently, there are no required immunizations for travel to Bali. A tetanus shot is recommended. To prevent dengue fever, you can bring mosquito spray or buy some in Bali. Mosquito repellent should always be worn outdoors. If you do not have travel insurance for medical emergencies, you may want to consider it. Sacred Circularities, Jaguar Mary and the co-facilitators are not liable for any accidents that might happen during your stay in Indonesia. Listen to your heart and do what you must do to take care of yourself.
The best fares can be found by using air fare consolidators like Skyscanner, Vayama or Kayak. The airport of entry is Denpasar, which is the largest city on the island. Ananda Cottages is a one-hour taxi drive from the airport. All participants will receive a travel form in February on which you can indicate your flight details. We'll have a driver and/or Sacred Circularities community member there to greet you!
The retreat program begins on the first retreat day with a welcome buffet at 5:30pm. We end after the closing circle on the last day of the retreat at 12:30pm.Visa and Passport Info
A 30-day visa on arrival is available for purchase for $25US (not $20 as mentioned in the video) at the Ngua Rasa Airport in Denpasar. It can be extended an additional 30 days for about $80US at this writing. If you decide to stay in Indonesia longer than two months, please contact an Indonesian Embassy to arrange a two month visa before you arrive. You will be permitted longer visa extensions while in Bali if you make previous arrangements with an Embassy before you depart from your home country.
Your passport should be valid for an additional 6 months upon entry into Indonesia. If you're coming from the United States, you can apply for a passport at your local post office. Visa details vary from country to country. Please note that you will be required to pay a 200,000 rupiah ($18US) exit fee at the airport when you leave Indonesia. Pick up a Bali travel guide for more information.
Flaunt your Flow in the
HooperBeing Video Project!
It's Easy and Free!
Are you a hooperbeing? Sacred Circularities is putting a call out for 15-second video clips of hooperbeing-ness.
Show us your unique hoop expression in 15 seconds and we'll add it to a special 3-minute compilation of hoop dance movement art from all over the world. You don't have to be a hoop dance professional to be part of this fun event! The fun video to the right is of hula hooper, Hooping Powers from Baltimore, Maryland in the USA.