The March 2016 journey to Bali, “Island of the Gods,” promises to be one of the most memorable yet. Because while we know our fellow enthusiasts will brave some of the world’s most challenging environments for an amazing eclipse experience, who wouldn’t trade those harsher climes for the exotic, sun-drenched islands of the Indonesian archipelago?
indonesian Total Solar Eclipse & bali new year
For the Indonesian Total Solar Eclipse 2016, The Independent Traveller is pleased to be joining and partnering with Travel Quest for this incredible Eclipse tour and celebration.
- March 2-11, 2016
- Witness 2 minutes and 45 seconds of totality from a specially selected island
- Experience Balinese rituals that few outsiders get to see
- Discover Bali asli, the real Bali: emerald hills, hidden streams in bamboo groves, exotic wildlife, and more…
This adventure includes beautiful hotels and exotic locations. This tour features the unique celebration of Nyepi - Bali's New Years day of complete silence. Every culture has a different way to define and celebrate New Year, in Bali they welcome the new year based on the traditional Saka calendar. This year, Nypei - the day of silence and meditation takes place on the 6th March.
Experience the ‘Island of the Gods’
Your journey starts in Bali, which easily fulfills a lifetime of imagining: pristine beaches lined with swaying palms – and beneath them, friendly, gracious people welcoming you to luxury retreats by the Bali Sea. Then our local guides take you deeper into the heartland to discover Bali asli, the real Bali: emerald hills with terraced rice paddies descending to whitewater rivers; hidden streams winding through dense bamboo groves dotted with colorful birds; jungle trails overlooked by chattering monkeys as they swing through the high canopy; village men performing the kecak, or fire dance, against the stunning backdrop of the Mother Mountain; and well-worn paths among the towering coconut palms, leading to temples whose serenity seems untouched by modern times.
For the March 9, 2016, total solar eclipse we’ve found an island whose surroundings provide the ideal site for experiencing 2 minutes and 45 seconds of totality. But while the astronomical event is a focal point for our journey, this tour will appeal to any traveller wanting to explore magical Indonesia in style and comfortable.
Adventurers have been travelling to Indonesia for centuries, lured by its natural bounty and hospitable people. And what’s most striking for today’s explorers is how little has changed. As you join in the Balinese New Year celebrations, then witness the timeless fascination of a solar eclipse, you can’t help but feel more deeply connected – to humanity, to this Earth, and to the larger mystery above.
Following this 10 day Eclipse Tour, continue your holiday, travelling to wherever you desire. At The Independent Traveller we specialise in tailor-making holidays for each individual client. If you would like to extend your trip - put us to the test with your travel ideas and we will create something unique.