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Host: Sudarta

Bali, Indonesia

USD
$58-$72 per person

Experience rural Balinese life on a local farm

Host offerings
  • Rural farmhouse
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Sudarta

Sudarta is your quintessential gentle, wise, older Balinese man who radiates kindness and generosity. Sitting on his farm cross-legged on the ground as is traditional in his village, you'll be struck by the peace of the setting and of Sudarta.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Market visit: (1-8 guests) You will be picked up from your hotel in Ubud, Sanur or Kuta and driven 1.5 hours to Tajen Village. Your experience will start with a walk down a path surrounded by paddy fields to Sudarta’s village home. Here you will be taken on a tour of a vegetable and spice garden where local ingredients are grown and discover local Balinese vegetables such as cassava, ferns, lemongrass and a variety of bananas. You may even forage for ferns or other vegetables when in season to be prepared in a Balinese way with grated coconut. Sudarta will also explain how rice is cultivated in Bali. You will then join Sudarta's cousin Kadek in an outdoor kitchen and help him to cook a range of traditional Balinese daily dishes, using local ingredients and spices. You will finish your cooking class with a delicious meal served at a dining area where you will sit on the floor and eat from a banana leaf basket with a view of the rice fields. Dishes may include jukut ares with ayam or babi (banana trunk in an onion and fresh turmeric gravy along with chicken or pork), sayur don sele urab (cassava leaves with grated coconut), ayam goreng sere (shredded chicken in spices and lemongrass), fresh seasonal vegetables and rice followed by fresh fruit. Young coconut, tea or coffee are served upon request.

After your meal you will be driven to Jatiluwih, a UNESCO world heritage site to see the beautiful rice paddy terraces of Bali before visiting Batukaru Temple, one of Bali's six main temples. The temple is located in a forest and can be entered if you wear a traditional sarong. After your visit you will drive 1 hour back to your hotel.

Notes: This experience will give you an insight into a traditional way of life. You will sit on the floor and eat from a basket lined with a fresh banana leaf while looking out into a beautiful farm. The meal will be eaten outdoors and there is no fan, so it may be quite warm. Sudarta's home has an eastern style toilet.

Languages spoken: English

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Sudarta

$58-$72 USD

per person
100% VETTED
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  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Credit card is not charged until the host confirms your booking
  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$72 $66 $58
Alcohol
$0 per person
Transportation
$0 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$72 $66 $58
Alcohol
$0 per person
Transportation
$0 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-2:00pm

Meet Sudarta

Sudarta is your quintessential gentle, wise, older Balinese man who radiates kindness and generosity. Sitting on his farm cross-legged on the ground as is traditional in his village, you'll be struck by the peace of the setting and of Sudarta.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Market visit: (1-8 guests) You will be picked up from your hotel in Ubud, Sanur or Kuta and driven 1.5 hours to Tajen Village. Your experience will start with a walk down a path surrounded by paddy fields to Sudarta’s village home. Here you will be taken on a tour of a vegetable and spice garden where local ingredients are grown and discover local Balinese vegetables such as cassava, ferns, lemongrass and a variety of bananas. You may even forage for ferns or other vegetables when in season to be prepared in a Balinese way with grated coconut. Sudarta will also explain how rice is cultivated in Bali. You will then join Sudarta's cousin Kadek in an outdoor kitchen and help him to cook a range of traditional Balinese daily dishes, using local ingredients and spices. You will finish your cooking class with a delicious meal served at a dining area where you will sit on the floor and eat from a banana leaf basket with a view of the rice fields. Dishes may include jukut ares with ayam or babi (banana trunk in an onion and fresh turmeric gravy along with chicken or pork), sayur don sele urab (cassava leaves with grated coconut), ayam goreng sere (shredded chicken in spices and lemongrass), fresh seasonal vegetables and rice followed by fresh fruit. Young coconut, tea or coffee are served upon request.

After your meal you will be driven to Jatiluwih, a UNESCO world heritage site to see the beautiful rice paddy terraces of Bali before visiting Batukaru Temple, one of Bali's six main temples. The temple is located in a forest and can be entered if you wear a traditional sarong. After your visit you will drive 1 hour back to your hotel.

Notes: This experience will give you an insight into a traditional way of life. You will sit on the floor and eat from a basket lined with a fresh banana leaf while looking out into a beautiful farm. The meal will be eaten outdoors and there is no fan, so it may be quite warm. Sudarta's home has an eastern style toilet.

Languages spoken: English

Traveler reviews

This is a new host who does not yet have any reviews. You can see reviews of our other Bali Traveling Spoon experiences on TripAdvisor:
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$72 $66 $58
Alcohol
$0 per person
Transportation
$0 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
$72 $66 $58
Alcohol
$0 per person
Transportation
$0 per car
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Market Tour+ Cooking Experience + Meal
9:00am-2:00pm
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