Spring Cleansing at Sebatu
Sebatu village, around 15 kilometres north of Ubud, is home to one of the island’s most powerful springs. The Balinese come from across the island to bathe in its sacred waters and perform ‘melukat,’ a traditional water purification ceremony intended to rid the mind and body of negative influences. ‘Lukat’ means ‘letting go’ and as such stress and sin, whether from this life or past ones, are said to melt away following the rite.
Location: Central Bali
Time: 7 hours
Provided: English speaking guide, sarongs, flower offerings, water, Indonesian lunch
Bring: Change of clothes, old trainers for trekking, sunscreen, hat
Price: IDR 600,000
Restore lost energy or revive a troubled mind at Sebatu’s magic springs where our local guides, Stone and Made, will accompany you for an authentic Balinese cleansing ritual.
First, they’ll take you on an hour-long walk through the village’s patchwork of rice fields. You’ll be able to watch the farmers at work, learn about the small shrines that border each paddy, and see native fruit trees, including cacao, passion fruit, guava, jackfruit and banana, along the way.