Balinese Cooking Class in a Local Village


Our Balinese Cooking Class starts with a visit to the traditional market. Here you can see all kinds of spices and main ingredients used for cooking Balinese food. It is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the social life of the Balinese people as well.

The cooking class is different compared to other cooking classes. We do not just show you how to cook Balinese food but also tell you about its philosophy.

This cooking class helps empower and develop the local village and encourages the younger generation to develop their own cooking skills.

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The cooking class was very nice! Wayan is a good chef and he explained everything very well! We had a lot of fun together! Putu the driver was also very nice and told us a lot about Bali and the Balinese people!! Rumah Desa is a beautiful place! And last, but not least. I think the food we made was good, a little bit too spicy for me, but good! :-) A lot of people ate it and thought it was good (all thanks to Wayan of course! :-)) Now we can make some Balinese food in Holland! Or we will try at least!!

The Netherlands

In a small village, 27 km north of Denpasar in Bali is the homestay and cooking class of the friendly Wayan Sudiantara and his family. They live in a beautiful traditional Balinese compound and Wayan told me a lot about the traditional way of living with all its traditions. He is proud of his culture and likes to share and preserve it. I joined the traditional cooking class from Wayan Muliarta which was very entertaining and super delicious. It was way more than a cooking class. I was even invited to visit the temple and to see the traditional dancers and I walked with Made through the rice fields as he explained all kinds of things about the community and the farming in Bali.

The Netherlands

We did a Balinese cooking class at Rumah Desa (Bali) on our holiday. The lovely people in the village explained everything about the spices and herbs and we went to a local food market. The cooking class is a must-do! We cooked for three hours and had so much fun. The food was delicious!!! It is a shame that we don't cook that much in Holland.

Eva Oppel
The Netherlands

I had an amazing day at Rumah Desa. It was not just a 'cooking class', but so much more. I learned a lot about Balinese food, the lifestyle of Balinese people, the culture, and more. We cooked a lot of different dishes, which all tasted amazing! We talked a lot and in the end Wayan read my hand, to tell me about me and my future. It was very special, wouldn't wanna have missed it. Wayan and his team are doing an amazing job!


The cooking class in Rumah Desa was the coolest activity of our holiday! The staff is so nice and sweet and the class is really good. You get a big book with all the dishes to take home and you will be able to make the best Indonesian rijsttafel ever!!

The Netherlands

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Wayan W.

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I have been actively involved in community-based tourism development since 2010. When I visited villages in remote areas of Bali Island, I saw that they have the potential for tourism which could help the villagers earn a living. They only need to know how to manage, package and promote it to the world. I noticed that when the locals know the value of their traditional culture, customs, natural environment and understand that they can benefit from it, they are very interested to open up for travelers like you. I am here to help them promoting their valuable cultural knowledge with the goal to increase their earning power. This goal can only be achieved with support from travelers like you!


Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy: Flexible

> If the traveler cancels more than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 100 % of the amount paid
> If the traveler cancels less than 2 day(s) before the start of the experience, he is reimbursed 0 % of the amount paid

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Duration: 7h 00m

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