Meet your local guide upon hotel pickup in Kuta, Sanur or Nusa Dua. Board your coach for Celuk Village, renowned in Bali as a major center for gold and silver works. Watch skilled goldsmiths and silversmiths create gorgeous pieces of jewelry among the galleries and workshops that line the village’s main road. Your guide will accompany you to a selection of shops where artisans have perfected their skills to create unique and intricate designs. Learn about the jeweler families that comprise the village as you observe the elaborate production process for these works of art, including items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and broaches.
Balinese woodcarving is considered to be one of the finest in the world. For centuries woodcarvers created sculptures influenced by traditional beliefs and Hindu myths. On a tour of Mas Village, famous for its distinctive style of wood sculptures, you’ll find naturalistic forms as well as characters from Hindu epics. This village near Ubud has its own typical style of wood carving that is nationally and internationally recognized. Among the craft shops you’ll be introduced to expert woodcarvers who chisel ornate items from hardwood, including traditional Balinese masks used in ritual dance performances.
Your final stop is Ubud, the artistic heart of Bali, where many local and European painters have settled. Ubud boasts dozens of galleries and shops filled with paintings and sculptures, many by well-known artists. You’ll visit a top-notch establishment with your guide for an overview of Bali’s stylistic differences. View traditional Balinese paintings as well as a variety of works by contemporary artists on display before returning by coach with drop-off at your hotel.