- Desa Bengkala village tour
- Sharing with our difabled friends in the community
- Learning the local sign language, Kata Kolok
- Learn how the traditional woven cloths and plates are made
- Traditional Janger Kolok dance performance
Unity in diversity - such is the Indonesian motto. Perhaps embodied by no other place the way it is in Bengkala Village, where you can find communities of disabled people inventing their own unique ways of communicating called Kata Kolok. This is perhaps the best way for us to learn that diversity is indeed beautiful.
In this trip you will be able to experience this precious way of life up north in a remote area of Bali. The experience includes a village tour, watching the making of the traditional woven clothes, traditional plate and possibly the incense sticks, having traditional lunch together with the locals and closed by a special performance of Janger Kolok performed by the disabled.
Who This Experience Is Good For
Everyone! This trip will take you to see life through different eyes.
Easy. The most challenging part of this trip is probably just to stay still in the bus to reach the village itself.
Meet Our Local Host
Pak Wisnu Giri will be our local host of this trip. He was born and has always lived in Desa Bengkala, despite being born being able to speak and hear, Pak Wisnu Giri has dedicated his life to learn and teach Kata Kolok for everyone in the community to be able to communicate freely. In his day to day, he helps the teacher in their local elementary school by translating the subjects into sign language.
- Pick up at the accommodation
- About 3 hours trip to Desa Bengkala in a Minibus
- Registration upon arriving at the village
- Village tour
- Watching Janger Kolok Performance
- Back to Canggu
- Local Guide - Pak Wisnu Giri will be your local host
- Ground Transport - Roundtrip to Desa Bengkala and back to Canggu
- Food - Lunch - Balinese lunch made by locals. Vegan and vegetarian menu is available
- Drinks - Mineral Water
- Entrance Fee / Tickets
What's Not Included
- Purchase of Woven cloths is not included
Know Before You Go
- The trip is going to start early in the morning and it will take quite a long time to reach the destination, make sure you have had breakfast beforehand or bring the meal that you can enjoy while commuting to the destination.
- Packed water and snacks are highly encouraged for the journey.
– This trip is specially designed by the Remote Year team
- Proceeds will directly impact the local community
- The village is considered as a remote village, therefore it is best to expect the least from the humble community
- Tipping for your host/driver is not necessary.
Minimum To Operate
Deadline To Book
10 days prior to the start of the experience