What you'll do
Experience the idyllic beauty of Bali and help us keep it that way. I will escort you to the rural village of Tangkas, where we will be welcomed by Pak Darmawan and his wife, Puspa. They will serve tea, coffee, and snacks sitting on the family bale as everyone introduces themselves and gets comfortable. Darmawan, with Puji translating, will brief us on the day’s activities. This includes a visit to Watu Klotok temple for a traditional Balinese ceremony, a short beach cleanup activity, and a visit to the village recycling center that Darmawan founded. Finally, we'll have a Balinese meal for lunch. Darmawan will also discuss the theme of this experience—how he and his village are working to Keep Bali Beautiful. We will discuss the Balinese Hindu idea of Tri Hita Karena, which is harmony with nature, harmony with the community, and harmony with the Gods. We will learn how the introduction of plastic and modernism has diverted from the path of Tri Hita Karena and has created a major pollution problem for Bali and Tangkas Village. Finally, Darmawan will introduce how his village has come together to return to harmony with nature by launching a waste management and recycling program.
Hi, my name is Darmawan from Tangkas Village in eastern Bali. My family have been farmers here for five generations. I combine working on my family farm with my job as an agricultural expert for the regional government. I am married and have two young children. About five years ago, with the help of Keep Bali Beautiful, I launched a recycling program to solve the problem of plastic pollution that was harming my village. I hope you will come and join us for a tour of my village, meet the leaders of the village and have lunch with my family.
About the organization
Keep Bali Beautiful
The island of Bali is drowning in plastic pollution and it is killing our land, sea, and wildlife. Keep Bali Beautiful's mission is to provide funding and technical expertise to village recycling and environmental education programs to solve this problem. Keep Bali Beautiful is a project of Ahimsa in Action—a US nonprofit organization that supports community projects primarily in Indonesia.
This is a social impact experience where 100% of what you pay for this experience goes to Keep Bali Beautiful .
Balinese snack and lunch
Sarong and Sash For the temple
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Where you'll be
We’ll begin at Pak Darmawan’s house in Tangkas Village, Klungkung. Tangkas is a farming village and Darmawan’s family has worked the land here for many generations. From here, we will take a short drive to the beachfront temple of Watu Klotok for a traditional Balinese ceremony, and a quick beach cleanup activity. Afterwards, we will return to the village to visit the recycling center that Darmawan founded, and finally have lunch at his house.
Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
Wear comfortable clothing for the beach cleanup. We will meet at Darmawan's house in Tangkas Village. Drive time from Ubud is 45 mins, Kuta 1 hour 30 mins, Sanur 1 hour, and Candi Dasa 30 mins.
Eat, Pray, Recycle: Village Eco Tour