Bali with Kevin Hofer Handstand Training

Ubud - Candidasa

2020: Apr 1 - Apr 8

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Handstand your way through Bali on a photography and fitness training journey with your host, Kevin Hofer. Experience Mount Batur at sunrise, explore the Tegalalang rice field, walk through a traditional Balinese Village, and soak up the sun on the beaches of Bali! This trip offers the perfect combination of photography, training, adventure and fun!

  • 8 days

  • 8 - 20 spots

  • Double occupancy in 3 and 4-star hotels (single rooms available)

  • All breakfasts & 2 dinners included

  • Fly into Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). The included airport transfer will make 3 pickups from 8am-6pm.

  • Fly out of Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). TrovaTrip will provide two airport transfers on the final day. Due to the transfer back to Denpasar, please book your airfare anytime after noon.

Activities Included

  • Handstand Fundamentals Workshop (120 mins)
  • Handstand Conditioning Workshop (100 mins)
  • Handstand and Arm Balancing Workshop (90 mins)
  • Handstand Jam (90 mins)
  • Intro to Photography Workshop (45 mins)
  • Photography Retouching Workshop (90 mins)
  • Sunrise Campuhan Ridge Visit
  • Tegalalang Terrace and Sacred Monkey Forest Visit
  • Mount Batur Sunrise Hike
  • Besakih Temple Visit
  • Tenganan Village Visit
  • Snorkeling at the Blue Lagoon
  • Water Temple Visits
  • Virgin Beach Visit

Other Inclusions

  • Double Occupancy in 3 and 4-star Hotels
  • Local Guide throughout Trip
  • All Tour Transfers
  • Arrival Airport Transfer (until 6pm on first day)
  • Departure Airport Transfer (morning of last day)
  • All Breakfasts & 2 Dinners

Exclusions

  • International Flights
  • Food & Alcohol (except as noted)
  • Visas & Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfers Outside of Designated Times
  • Tips for Guides
  • Perfect Weather

Your Host

Kevin Hofer

@kevindhofer

Kevin is a world wanderer, professional photographer, and hand balancing teacher. His passion for creative arts drives him, and his dedication to his handstand practice keeps him grounded. Join him if you love to adventure and laugh at bad jokes.

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Bali! You’ll be picked up from the airport and transferred to the hotel in Ubud (~1 hour).

Meet the crew for dinner at 7pm and cheers to the adventure ahead!

Overnight in Ubud

Included: Airport Transfer, Welcome Dinner

Arrival: Fly into Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). The included airport transfer will make 3 pickups from 8am-6pm.


Day 2

Rise and shine! Get ready to capture some epic shots at Tegalalang rice fields. After returning to the hotel for breakfast, Kevin will walk you through his Intro to Photography Workshop.

Next, kick that jet lag with a Handstand Fundamentals Workshop.

In the late afternoon, you’ll take your photography learnings and apply them by snapping even more photos at the Campuhan Ridge.

Overnight in Ubud

Intro to Photography Workshop: Learn the basic knowledge about cameras and how to successfully capture great photos on location.

Handstand Fundamentals Workshop: Learn the fundamentals that will help you create balance on your hands, warm up, and practice handstands, handstands, and more handstands.

Included: Sunrise Campuhan Ridge Visit, Breakfast, Intro to Photography Workshop (45 mins), Handstand Fundamentals Workshop (120 mins), Tegalalang Terrace and Sacred Monkey Forest Visit


Day 3

Wake up early and summit Mount Batur just in time for the sun to rise. The journey is 2 hours up and 2 hours down, and totally doable for any level. The views at the top will make it all worth it!

The rest of your day is at leisure. Tired from your exercise? Sign up for the optional 60 minute Balinese massage to relax after the hike!

Overnight in Ubud

Included: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike, Breakfast

Optional: Balinese Massage (60 mins)


Day 4

Today, you can enjoy a free morning or sign up for the optional Balinese Cooking Lesson! You’ll be able to go to the market, pick out your ingredients, and whip up a delicious Indonesian meal with the assistance of a local chef!

In the afternoon, get back together with the crew for a Handstand Conditioning Workshop led by Kevin.

Overnight in Ubud

Handstand Conditioning Workshop: Build strength and flexibility around all things needed for handstands and arm balances.

Included: Breakfast, Handstand Conditioning Workshop (100 mins)

Optional: Balinese Cooking Lesson


Day 5

Time to say goodbye to Ubud and hello to Candidasa! After check out, you’ll make your way East to your next hotel with some stops along the way at the Besakih Temple and lunch at a local restaurant. Next, you’ll be able to learn more about Balienese culture on a guided walk through a traditional Balinese Village (Tenganan Village).

Once you check into your next hotel in Candidasa, enjoy your free afternoon before your evening Photography Retouching Workshop.

Overnight in Candidasa

Photography Retouching Workshop: Learn how to use Lightroom to take your photos to the professional level. Fine tune color, composition, and more.

Included: Breakfast, Besakih Temple Visit, Tenganan Village Visit, Photography Retouching Workshop (90 mins)


Day 6

Time to explore the east side of Bali! You’ll explore two water temples; Taman Ujung and Tirta Gangga. After lunch at a local restaurant, spend the rest of the day enjoying the soft sands at Virgin Beach!

In the evening, you’ll get back upside down at the Handstand and Arm Balancing Workshop with Kevin and the gang!

Overnight in Candidasa

Handstand Workshop: 20-30 minutes warmup flow followed by workshop-style arm balancing

Included: Breakfast, Water Temple Visits, Virgin Beach Visit, Handstand and Arm Balancing (90 mins)


Day 7

What’s a vacation at the beach without some snorkeling? Grab your goggles for a half day adventure exploring the east coast of Bali snorkeling at the Blue Lagoon!

In the afternoon, enjoy your final handstand jam where you can see how far your inversion practice has come!

Tonight, you’ll meet back up with everyone to cheers to an amazing week at the farewell dinner.

Overnight in Candidasa

Included: Breakfast, Snorkeling at the Blue Lagoon, Handstand Jam (90 mins), Farewell Dinner


Day 8

All good things must come to an end. Grab your final breakfast and then get ready to catch the transfer to the airport (~2 hours). Until next time!

Included: Breakfast, Airport Transfer

Departure: Fly out of Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). TrovaTrip will provide two airport transfers on the final day. Due to the transfer back to Denpasar, please book your airfare anytime after noon.

Trip Operated By

Buffalo Tours was originally launched in 1994 by founder Tran Trong Kien. As a young medical student from Hanoi, Kien spent his spare time guiding travellers throughout Vietnam to help fund his studies and show off the country he loved.

Today, Buffalo Tours is one of Asia’s leading destination management companies, with hundreds of thousands of passengers carried annually and several internationally recognised industry awards under our belts. Since our modest beginnings, the Buffalo Tours team hold responsible travel as a core commitment. As we have grown, so too has the commitment to work responsibly with our customers, host communities and local business partners. We always ensure our tours have a minimal impact on the natural environment, while remaining respectful and observant of local customs and supportive of local economies.

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