If you've got a week to spare why not head to beautiful Bali? Grab 3 of your friends and stay in laid back Ubud far away from the hordes of tourists. Take a few classes in between relaxing by the pool or browsing in the fabulous shopping and markets of central Ubud.
Day 1: Today is arrival day - your private guide and driver will meet you all at Denpasar airport and transfer you in comfort to your Ubud villa.
Day 2: This morning you take a look at Balinese life starting with a tour of the fresh produce market, where all the locals start their day. You'll then spend the morning learning about the daily rituals of the Balinese from the making of offerings to how they cook their mouth watering traditional dishes. This afternoon is free for you to relax by the pool and maybe take the free shuttle into the markets and shops or some dinner at one of the hundreds of amazing restaurants in town.
Day 3: This morning you take in a seminar to lean about the textiles of Bali leaving you the afternoon free to shop or relax. There's also an option to take a silver jewellery making class or a beading class.
Day 4: Today you take a field trip to the weaving villages of Sideman and Tenganan - stopping along the way to check out the textiles at Klungkung.
DAY 5: Today you really explore your creative side with a fun batik painting class. Finishing round 2.00pm there's then plenty of free time this afternoon.
DAY 6: Today is a totally free day to lay by the pool, pamper yourself with a spa treatment or fit in some last minute shopping.
DAY 7: Your tour finishes today after transferring down to Denpasar for your flight home. Those with later flights might like to think about going down to Denpasar earlier to peruse the hundreds of fabric shops before their flight home!
Prices start at $1490 * pp - based on a group of 4 (dependent on your month of travel).