Spirit Quest Tours Heads to Bali for Popular Eat, Pray, Love Tour

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Spiritual travel company Spirit Quest Tours will lead a group to Bali June 22 - 28, with an optional extension through July 2. The trip, which loosely follows Elizabeth Gilbert's worldwide best-selling book, has been designed to nurture the body, mind and spirit in one of the most exotic locales on the planet.

A powerful spiritual adventure to Bali makes the perfect trip for 2013.

Many people who come on our tours to Bali are on a spiritual quest, much like Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, and they find many answers here

Spirit Quest Tours, a Las Vegas tour company focused on spiritual travel to some of the world’s most exotic locations, is headed back to Bali for their popular Eat, Pray, Love tour of Bali, June 22 – 28, 2013.

Halle Eavelyn, co-owner of Spirit Quest Tours, will guide guests on an adventure through the island of 10,000 temples, with its spectacular gardens, colorful people, and magnificent scenery.

“Most people who come on our tours to Bali are on a spiritual quest, much like Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, and they find many answers here” Eavelyn says.

As a spiritual tour company, Spirit Quest Tours focuses on helping guests experience the country like a native. In Bali, that experience begins with instruction in proper Balinese prayer customs and attire, in preparation for praying in the Bali temples with the locals.

The tour includes meals in Italian restaurants and yoga and meditation, in a nod to the Italy and India portions of Eat Pray Love, as well as an introduction to the famous Balinese shaman, Ketut Liyer, Liz's personal guru. and some of the other Balinese folks from the book. The trip also includes plenty of time for spa treatments and pampering with Balinese massage, reflexology and traditional aromatherapy, as well as visits to local craft studios and into Balinese villages to meet more of the locals.

Spirit Quest Tours offers what Eavelyn says is the best of group travel without the hurried pace.

“Our intimate knowledge of the country allows our guests to enjoy a relaxing experience with all the details handled. At the same time, we understand that not everyone wants to get up early, so we allow everyone to choose their own pace. We find most guests prefer to be with the group, but rest and alone time are also encouraged, as is journaling. The nurturing activities of our itineraries help guests enjoy the country while refreshing their bodies, minds and spirit,” Eavelyn says.

Guests of the tour stay in the heart of Ubud at the Pertiwi Resort, which offers luxury and privacy. Morning meditations and yoga sessions begin the day for those who wish to participate.

“Of course we have arranged for private readings with the famous Ketut Liyer, the palm reader featured in the movie version of Eat, Pray, Love,” Eavelyn says.

The tour explores the Italian and Balinese cultures of the island through its food, music, culture, and art. Shopping in the marketplace offers ample opportunity to purchase silk sarongs, handmade batik fabrics and Balinese arts and crafts.

Eavelyn says for many who visit Bali, Besakih Temple, built into the slopes of Mount Agung, is an important excursion. “This is one of the most sacred places in all of Bali, and many of our guests choose to don the traditional prayer sarong and sash to worship inside the temple with the locals,” she says.

A visit to the Monkey Forest sanctuary is a highlight of the tour and provides guests with the opportunity to interact with the local monkeys. The healing waters and 13 holy springs at Tirta Empul provide a unique opportunity to experience crystal clear waters and cleansing in a tradition that dates back centuries.

“This year we also are offering a four day extension to the beaches at the Melia Bali Resort. It’s an amazing way to cap the trip, and the beach location is truly paradise,” Eavelyn says.

For more information on the June Eat, Pray, Love Tour, visit http://www.spiritquesttours or contact Spirit Quest Tours at 877 406 5206.

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