SOURCE: Eat Pray and Love Bali Tour

December 03, 2009 16:57 ET

Follow in the Footsteps of Julia Roberts on "Eat, Pray, and Love Bali" Tour: Oscar Winner to Star in Movie Based on Bestselling Book

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - December 3, 2009) - Soon moviegoers will be chanting their way to theaters to see the film adaptation of Elizabeth Gilbert's bestselling book, "Eat, Pray, Love," starring Julia Roberts. Spirit Quest Tours is now giving fans the opportunity to experience this big-screen journey for themselves on a spiritual vacation. The first-ever "Eat, Pray, and Love Bali" spiritual tour is providing a small group of travelers the ability to follow in the footsteps of America's Sweetheart embarking on the journey that has captivated the curious and inspired the faithful throughout the world.

Spirit Quest Tours has created a respite full of eating, praying and loving. The "eat" part features both Italian and Balinese food. "Bali food is so wonderful," Spirit Quest Tours' founder Greg Roach said. Praying is incorporated as an integral part of the tour. "We're teaching how Balinese Hindus pray, plus meditation and yoga." Participants will meet the authentic Shaman in the book, Ketut Liyer.

When it comes to Love, never doubt the power of numbers when one sees the Kecak dance. This popular Balinese dance requires 100 shirtless men in sarongs simulating fire and wind while chanting simultaneously with one huge voice. The mood during the Kecak dance is hot, literally, as some include the man playing Hanuman, the monkey god, dancing over fire.

In Ubud, the artistic center of Bali, guests stay at the Alila Hotel, featuring a stunning infinity pool overlooking the rice paddies, in an eco-friendly room with a private outdoor shower and even an iPod and dock. Spirit Quest Tours' guests will visit local temples, including the famous Taneh Lot, and enjoy spa treatments, shopping with local artisans, a torch-lit dinner on the beach, and a farewell dinner with Balinese dances such as the Kecak.

Eat Pray & Love Bali is set for May 2010, hosting only thirty-five lucky spiritual travelers. Tour goers will want to book fast before you miss your chants! Spots are $2,995 (early-bird discount of $400 through Dec. 1) and travelers will depart from either LA or NY. Contact Spirit Quest Tours at 877-406-5206 or via the web at: for details.

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