Private Traditional Balinese Cooking Class And Garden Tour In An Ubud

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Overview

Eat with a local family in their home in this private 4-hour authentic experience. Visit a traditional Balinese walled family compound nestled in a village in the terraced foothills just north of Ubud. Learn to cook local dishes that you will enjoy together in the lush greenery surrounding your host's home.

This tour offers a morning or afternoon departure.

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Led by a local guide
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Lunch included
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Vegetarian meal option available

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Start this private food adventure with a convenient pick up from your Ubud hotel at 9am or 4pm. If you are not staying in Ubud, make your own way and meet your host Dewa at a designated resort near his house. Visit a traditional Balinese walled family compound nestled in a village in the terraced foothills just north of Ubud. Consisting of several open pavilions around a central courtyard, the village is home to your hosts Dewa, Jero and their extended family.

Near Dewa's home, discover exoticBalinese fruits, herbs andspices such as galangal, cloves, cacao and nutmeg and learn about their medicinal properties. Then, walk 10 minutes to Dewa's home for a tour of the family compound before joining the family to cook authentic, home-cooked Balinese dishes using a traditional wood-fired oven. Learn to cook dishes such aspepes Ikan (grilled tuna in banana leaves), bumbu kuning (chicken in a fresh turmeric and coconut milk sauce), and bregedel (hand-ground corn fritters). Enjoy the delicious meal you helped prepare while experiencing the life of a local family in the lush green of their compound walls. Leave with familyrecipes, new friends, and lifelong memories.

Please note, this is not a professional cooking class, rather this experience is a visit to an authentic, local home to meet a local family who are expert cooksand share Balineseculture and cuisine together.

Inclusions for Private Traditional Balinese Cooking Class And Garden Tour In An Ubud

  • Gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Local beer
  • Bottled water
  • In-home meal
  • All activities
  • Local host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Ubud hotels only 
  • Private tour

Exclusions for Private Traditional Balinese Cooking Class And Garden Tour In An Ubud

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off outside Ubud region

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A small amount of walking is involved

Please contact us to confirm if your hotel is within the pickup list

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • The trek, the tour, the whole experience was life changing and powerful! Dewa is poignant and wise and lives with a wonderful philosophy that is at peace with his environment and has given me food for thought. The food to eat was even more delicious and I’m keen to try the recipes out when back home

  • Words cannot describe this experience, there is no doubt that this 'tour' is worth your time. Dewa is beyond authentic, with a smile and a calm voice, he opened the doors not only to his house and village, but to a philosophy of life that holds more truth than anything we own or desire, one that allows us to exist beyond ourselves in close connectedness to nature and the seasons, community and cycles of life. The food we cooked under the family's guidance was delicious, varied and plenty, and I do not exaggerate to say that some of Dewa's words have had an irreversible, amazingly positive impact on my life. Yet, even if adding spiritual light onto your path while in Ubud is that's not what interests you, the time walking around the 'garden', and the discovery of the different wholesome ingredients that are included in these traditional recipes is just a time of simplicity, fun and joy. Also note that this is not one of the tours where there's many other people with you, it's a private tour and has a very different feel not that the other are not usually good, but this was the best cooking tour i've personally done- you also get to keep the recipes. A rich sharing experience that is worth every cent and more. Dewa, thank you so much for your light, Adrien and I shall carry it always. Until we meet again Sensei, I wish you and your family good health and happiness- Astrid.

  • We were in Bali for 10 days on our honeymoon and were excited to do a cooking class initially looking at some small group classes when we stumbled on this experience. Our time with the host, Dewa was truly a blessing and amazing experience!!! First, this is an incredibly authentic experience.... Dewa met us at a hotel close to his home we were in the vicinity and suggested coming to him and took us first on a walking tour of the local gardens, rice fields allotted to his home and neighbors and also local forest area. He explained so much about the agriculture, the history of Bali, the indigenous and also alien species of plants, herbs etc. We learnt why Balinese families have dogs, and also ducks and so much about the history of the people, the volcanic lands etc. Then back at his traditional compound, we were invited in and had a wonderful experience hands on preparing a multi-course meal, learning about the medicinal uses of all of the spices and ingredients drinking lemon grass tea over a series of days is a natural mosquito repellent!.

    We had extra food from our class and Dewa asked if we would like to bring our guide and driver who were waiting for us to the meal and they were blown away with the food we made. The is part cooking class, part cultural experience, and part insight into the wonderful mindset of the Balinese people.....thoroughly recommend!!

  • WOW... I was truly blown away by how good this experience was, I HIGHLY recommend!!!! My partner and I did this on Thursday 3rd August, we stayed at The Stones in Kuta for our week holiday and made the drive out to Ubud, allow a good 2 hours we were a little late due to traffic Dewa and his family are the most kind, loving family, the food was beyond amazing and was so much fun to cook and prepare the meals with them, we also got to keep the recipes!! Their village, home and history behind their generation is stunning. I couldn't recommend this anymore! its a must do! I will be going back to visit them once I return to Bali.

  • This was definitely an experience, a gift. Thank you Dewa.
    We love to cook with the best of ingredients and this wonderful opportunity broadened our understanding of so much more.
    The support given to the local village by Travelling Spoon inc is also a revelation giving a chance for tourists to get up close and involved in village life.
    Dewa was the prefect host, we learned a lot about Buddhist philosophy and Balinese way of life. And of course the food we prepared was heavenly to us.A big plus seeing the plants growing in the garden and having the recipes to make a similar feast we we get back home. Many thanks Dewa.

  • Best tour ever ! A must do with Dewa !

  • Dewa was a most interesting guide and imparted a variety of very interesting facts about the lifestyle and views of the people of his village. Everyone we met was very welcoming and friendly and the whole experience was excellent. Primed with the knowledge of the way that Dewa's village viewed food and it's position in their lifestyle, we weren't expecting very much when it came to lunch how wrong we were! Dewa and a lady from the village explained how to prepare each course of a 7 course lunch menu which involved corn fritters, two chicken dishes and an excellent soya bean dish accompanied by 2 salad courses and a banana fritter dessert. We were involved in the preparation of each dish and each element was explained so that we could write down the recipes. After lunch, we were taken around the garden where the various fruits, vegetables and herbs were shown to us. This was followed by a visit to an area where students were learning art and we were introduced to their teacher and enjoyed a locally prepared coffee. Overall a very enjoyable experience that I would recommend to anyone with a view to learning a little more about Balinese food and culture.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Cooking with Dewa was one of the best culinary experiences I have had! My travel partner and I are both avid travelers, adventurous cooks, and food enthusiasts. Dewa provided an exceptional educational and culinary experience- we both had good opportunity to learn and assist with the cooking process. I felt fully at peace, grateful, and most importantly, FULL, when we concluded our experience. HIGHLY recommended.

  • Recently my friend and I took this cooking class, and it was one of our main highlights of our trip. Picked up from our hotel, our host drove us to his small village. We then walked around as he pointed out all kinds of interesting tidbits, from cultural and religious insights to animal, insect and agricultural information pertinent to his life.
    In his home, we were welcomed as part of the family. We cooked six different dishes, and were given recipes for each. Not only was it incredibly interesting to see the unique outdoor sinks and oven, but also we loved to learn how to make fresh coconut milk and lemongrass tea.
    Each recipe we helped to cook was absolutely delicious. There was one translator, and two women who were anchorage of helping the meal come to fruition. We were able to ask questions in an open, caring setting with respect and encouragement. I'm not sure which we loved more, the meal or the opportunity for an incredibly personal insight into the village life of these people.
    If you are hesitating, we highly encourage you to book this tour. You will not be dissented, and your gorgeous, scrumptious meal will be one you will not soon forget.

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