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Insider Tip: Rediscovering Bali

May 4, 2015 by Khiri Travel | Filed Under: , , , ,

The name Bali is synonymous with popularity and fame. Tourism in Bali developed as far back as the 1920’s from when Hollywood celebrities such as Charley Chaplin were attracted to this exotic Indonesian island in search of awakening life experiences.

At the time, a group of artists like Walter Spies from Germany and Rudolf Bonnet from Holland were playing host to the thousand or so visitors to the island. It was the Golden Age for travelers to Bali, a time that has been idealized and romanticized in literature. This beautiful period continues to influence the perception of Bali we have today.

Nowadays, as a world destination with a staggering number of tourist arrivals, the image of Bali as an exotic art haven has somehow lost its former luster with most travel agents. Some parts of the island have suffered from overdevelopment. However, at Khiri Travel Indonesia we believe the heart and soul of Bali is still very much alive and well today, but in less obvious places. We endeavor to connect locals and travelers in meaningful ways to recreate the surprise and enchantment of those early 20th century travelers.

Manager tip insight - Gonzalo - Indonesia

Our signature program, “A Day in the Life of a Balinese Artist,” is a good example on how to create meaningful interactions between the Balinese and travelers. By visiting local artists at their homes, we put visitors in touch with Balinese maestros. And it is not all about art; after meeting some artists, we arrange for your travelers to share a delicious local meal hosted by an authentic Balinese family at their home in a small village.

Bali is still a place to dream of memorable experiences such as witnessing the traditional clothing and gentle spirit of a village temple ceremony, visiting a colorful market in a small town like Gianyar or strolling through the rice fields with a local student of botany. Our passion is to uncover truthful and unique Balinese experiences and share it with your travelers. We provide the framework to connect locals and visitors for the benefit of the community.

If there is something that is striking about Bali is that once you escape the tourist traps there is the entire world of culture, food and people waiting to be rediscovered. Local ceremonies, tradition, and friendly people continue to thrive. There is no other place like Bali and we love helping your travelers uncover its secrets.

Gonzalo Gil Lavedra

Branch Manager Bali – Khiri Travel Indonesia

For more information about Bali and our tours to meet the people, please leave your contact information in the form below and our specialized travel team in Bali will get back to you.

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