OCT. 24 - NOV. 2, 2018

Tour Escorts:
Jim West
Jim
West
Michelle Mischkulnig
Michelle Mischkulnig

Package Price:
$3,947.00 | Air from USA

(per person, based on double occupancy)
Land only rates are available at request.

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Once in a while an amazing opportunity comes along where creativity, spirituality, passion for art and a desire to learn all come together in one special tour, and this is the one!

You are invited to join Australian master artist Michelle Mischkulnig and Jim West on a once in a lifetime trip in Bali this October as we present: “WALKING ON SUNSHINE- a creative & spiritual journey of discovery!”

This 10-day experience is life-changing in many ways, from the specially designed textile workshops and exciting hands-on batik classes, to the spiritual wellness you will encounter as you immerse yourself in the Balinese way of life.

Space is limited to 20 people with only 10 participants in each workshop at one time. Michelle’s passion and skill level as a textile genius will give each participant an opportunity to expand their creative soul and dance in a safe and enlightened space of abandoned joy, and Jim West shares his enthusiastic approach to life, business and his spiritual journey.

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

  • Round trip international airfare from the United States to Bali, Indonesia. (Other international airfare is available upon request)
  • Deluxe hotel accommodations in the city of Ubud and beach resort area of Nusa Dua.
  • Bus transfers to and from the airport and hotels in Bali.
  • All taxes and gratuities included in the price.
  • Hands-on Batik workshops” with a focus on fabric dyeing, painting, hot wax stamping and more. (All materials provided)
  • Master textile workshops” with renowned artist Michelle Mischkulnig. (Class kits included)
  • Special shopping opportunities for batik fabric at a fraction of retail prices.
  • Daily breakfast, some lunches and welcome/farewell dinners.
  • Special “flower offering workshop” made in the traditional Balinese way.
  • Special “photography workshop” with Jim West.
  • A spiritual cleansing encounter at the “Tirta Empul Temple.”
  • Morning meditations and Tai Chi class for beginners.
  • Creating a business from your passion” presentation with Jim West.
  • An “optional dinner and fireside blessing” with a local Balinese family.
  • Special showing of the Emmy-Award nominated “Destination Craft with Jim West - Bali episode.”
  • Commemorative Craftours gifts including lanyard, luggage tag and totebag.
  • Shopping in special craft markets and shops for unique treasures.
  • Traveling with an Artist’s Eye” presentation with Jim West.

BALI HIGHLIGHTS:

Monkey Forest Sanctuary MONKEY FOREST SANCTUARY Play Movie
The Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and temple complex in Ubud, Bali. Its full name as written on a welcome sign is the Padangtegal Mandala Wisata Wanara Wana Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. The complex houses approximately 605 Crab-eating Macaque monkeys. There are four groups of monkeys each occupying different territories in the park. The Sacred Monkey Forest is a popular tourist attraction in Ubud, and is often visited by over 10,000 tourists a month. The Monkey Forest contains the Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal temple as well as a "Holy Spring" bathing temple and another temple used for cremation ceremonies.
Tenganan Village TENGANAN play movie
Tenganan Village is one of the oldest Balinese Traditional located in Karangasem Regency, east part of Bali. This village is much referred by cultural literature science of Tenganan Pegringsingan, which is very famous in the island. It own very unique local community life pattern which is one example of Bali Aga Village cultures (Hindu Prehistoric) and different with other countryside in plain of Bali. Nowadays, this village has been appointed as a place for tourist destination which can present the attractive and unique matters which able to add the variation of object and fascination for tourist to come.
Ubud Royal Palace Ubud Royal Palace play movie
The Ubud Royal Palace is one of the most prominent places in Ubud, as it is smack-dab on the main Jalan Raya Ubud road and intersection. The palace can also be regarded as the focal landmark of Ubud. The Ubud palace was built during the lordship of the late Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel (1800-1823), and is well-kept by his successive heirs.

3-DAY ISLAND OF JAKARTA EXTENSION:

We are also offering an optional 3-day tour to the island of Jakarta. Please let our office know if you are interested.


TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST BALI TRIPS:

Pam Gray, Mukwonago, WI - "It was evident that much planning had taken place to give us a progression of experiences that really helped me appreciate the culture, art and natural beauty of the people and island of Bali. Our guide, Mawa, is exceptional! I loved this experience!"
Marion Fetter, Humboldt, Saskatchewan - "For me this was a trip of a life time, one that I will never forget. Craftours made it so easy for us to sit back and enjoy. Accommodations were top notch, food great, and Mawa our guide knew so much. Thank you to Jinny for teaching me a new quilting skill, I have been practicing and showing a couple of my quilter friends what I have learned. Thank again for a most memorable experience."
Charlotte Carr, Seattle, WA - "It was an excellent tour with 32 people on board. I prefer smaller tours, but this one was wonderful."
Janet Hamilton, Davis, California - "I’m not a quilter. Why take the journey? Three dear quilter friends wanted to make a foursome for the trip. I had been to Bali many years ago and had some idea what to expect. But this was really special. I learned so much about the art of batiking and also about the culture. These were experiences I would not have had going there on my own or with a general tour group. So Glad I did it."
Barbara Pierce , Brisbane, AU - "The trip was well organized, our needs were taken care of promptly. Our tour director is excellent, our tour guide was wonderful. I give the trip five stars. I had never been on a quilting trip before so didn’t know what to expect, what I found was a great trip, the tours were top notch."
Bronwyn Morris, Queensland, AU - "My Bali expedition was fabulous, sightseeing, down time, shopping. I would do it again in a heartbeat"
Joan Barto, Michgan, USA - "I have travelled with Sew Many Places for the past 12 years, taking at least one tour or cruise per year. It has been a wonderful opportunity for me to see the world, enjoy the company of quilters from all over the world and know that I don't have to worry about anything.
I am a widow and never mind traveling on any of their tours. I have been on two trips, one in Africa and one in India and they were truly amazing. I recommend Craftours to anyone who is a quilter and wants to travel and have a first class experience."
Sue Lathrop , - "Seeing gorgeous batiks in Bali was truly a highlight for me!!!"
Charlotte Carr, Seattle, WA- "I went with Sew Many Places to Bali and had both a wonderful time seeing a gorgeous country, but wonderful quilting experiences as well. I highly recommend Sew Many Places."
Mary Eagle, Cambridge, ID , - "I loved my trip to Bali with Sew Many Places. I would never have even imagined taking such an adventure on my own. Everything was so well planned that all I had to do was figure out what pack. It was almost as if even the weather had been arranged just for us!"
Eunice Sutter, Reston, VA - "A trip to Bali has always been at the top of my bucket list., and now another trip to Bali with Sew Many Places is again at the top of my bucket list. Before the trip, the staff made it easy for each traveler. It was a "no hassle" trip! Everything was taken care of. Once we arrived in Bali the trip was one I will never forget. The hotel was top notch, and hotel staff was very friendly and accommodating. Our local tour guide was the BEST! AS we traveled from place to place, Mawa kept us entertained with information about Bali and its customs and traditions. The tours were more than I ever expected we met and had an opportunity to meet and talk with the artisans who were eager to explain their craft to us. The trips to the Batik factories and the opportunity to design our own batik was fun, eye opening, and a very humbling experience. Further, I can't say enough good things about the people in Bali. Everywhere we went, whether it was the very nice restaurants or in the market place, the people met us with a smile and went out of their way to accommodate our individual needs and desires. Oh, Yes the BATIKS were wonderful! I wanted to buy them all! I can't wait to go again with Sew Many Places."
Donna Conklin, Murrells Inlet, SC - "My trip to Bali was the most wonderful trip of a lifetime!! We stayed in the best hotel, had the best people taking care of all our needs on our excursions. We had the best guides, and learned more than we could absorb on each days outing. It was great to talk to quilting people from other places, and form new friendships. Craftours is superb in knowing what is best for all of us on our tours, and making any changes to accommodate.

I would truly love to do another trip with Craftours and yes Tuscany and Ireland would be exciting.
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Beth Beardsley, Boulder, CO - "I traveled with Sew Many Places to Bali in 2007 and it was the trip of a lifetime! Bonnie Hunter and Kaye England were our guest teachers and they were wonderful. We had really interesting day trips that were a batik education and just plain Bali education. I meet so many wonderful quilters in one place. Our accommodations were first class. I cannot say enough about the laughter and friends that I made. If you have the chance to go, take my advice and GO!"
Toni Baker, N LittleRock, AR - "The Bali trip surpass my expectations, with lots to do although getting sick on that trip, I developed some friendships of very special quilters that I otherwise wouldn’t have ever meet. I cherish those quilters and sharing friendship with them."
Donna Ann Molinelli, Driggs, Idaho- "I have done two amazing tours with Sew Many Places. They were incredibly well organized and yet allowed for some "off-script" fun. Stopping at a school in Bali with a contribution is just one example. I have only applause and great memories."
Missy Lawver, Liberty, NC - "Amazing. The tour was well organized and the events were local cultural treasures that I never would have seen had I tried to visit Bali on my own!"
Lani Nagy, Willits, CA - "WOW! What a wonderful trip. Birds and elephants and Monkeys oh my! And the batiks were awesome. I learned so much about the making of batiks and I have so much respect for the people who work there. I hope I get to go again some day."
Lorraine Brown, Plainwell, MI - "This was the best experience I could have had! Learning Batiking has increased my appreciation for the art! The range of activities, the people, and the food is an experience I would encourage everyone to go!"
Amy Hyman, Scottdale, AZ - "This was truly a wondrous trip. It was versifier, allowed for free down time and exploration while keeping the focus on Batiking"
Jane Ratcliff, Phoenix, AZ - "It was an amazing trip, a true adventure. I got to see places I would never have seen on my own, and learn about the culture. Of course, the buying of batiks was incredible! Very nice, friendly, helpful and as accommodating as he could possibly be. He has obviously visited the area before and was quite knowledgeable of customs and culture."
Kartar Kaur Khalsa, Phoenix, AZ - "Batiking in Bali exceeded any and all expectations! Every day was full of new experiences and surprises! Budi & Surya were amazing! My friends & I are already planning our next trip!"
Wayne Lasson, Lake Forest, Illinois - "Trip was outstanding. A perfect balance between crafts and local places to see and free time. Accommodations were excellent - at both locations [one in craft area and one in resort area. We really saw and enjoyed Bali."
Ellen Davidson, Somerville, Massachusetts - "Excellent planning and pacing. Just the right balance of planned and open time. Right balance of doing crafts, observing crafts, and doing other excursions."
Peggy Moore, Hillsboro, Oregon - "Great trip with interesting sites and classes"
Tammy Kaplan,Savage, Minnesota - "This was a top notch tour in all ways. They make sure that we are well cared for at all times. It was educational, fun, safe, with a huge variety of activities every day, great people, just a blast!"
Dafna Gatmon, Davis, California - "I loved being able to do a trip with Ali Edwards and taking her workshops. She was wonderful."
Stacey Hunter, Portage, Michigan - "It was a wonderful, affordable way to see a location that I probably would never have seen without this tour opportunity."
Dany Dwyer, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts - "Loved being in Bali. Bali will have a piece of my heart always."
Laura Rentschler, Paw Paw, Michigan - "Bali was an amazing trip - in particular the people which are so gracious. "