1st Clowning Trip to Bali

June 2-10, 2024 | Bali, Indonesia

2024 Registration is Now OPEN ->


We are pleased to announce the first Gesundheit Humanitarian Clowning Tour in Bali, Indonesia!

 We will be working with our sponsor, Yayasan SoleFamily, a humanitarian health-focused NGO based in Kuta, Bali.  


Humanitarian clowning brings a fresh perspective to situations of suffering. Clowning is a way to  connect with people and share love. It helps bring about a more compassionate world. Wearing a red  nose nudges us to be spontaneous and improvise play. Clowns create joyful atmospheres which  enhance the well-being of individuals and groups. The power of laughter is immeasurable.  

While each clown’s visit is unique, collectively we will be spreading joy throughout Bali. We clowns  enter any space with deference as we become aware of the mood of the people in the room or area.  Often all that is needed is a friendly smile or a hand to hold. Clowns are not just silly. Each experience  is a unique moment created by the clowns and the participants together. We look forward to building  relationships with the people of Bali and spreading joy with the clowns.  

Patch Adams will be joining us remotely for this trip, with online encouragement, inspiration, the big  picture, and Q-and-A at several times during the week.  



Rumah Daisy Cantik “Beautiful Daisy House” (RDC) is located in a quiet rural area in Kaba-Kaba,  Tabanan northwest of the capitol, Denpasar. It is an area of splendor with the natural surroundings and  feeling of “traditional Bali” with beautiful sunsets; a beautiful natural landscape with rice paddies all  around. Six independent villas compromise the 5,150 square meters of land. There is a large meeting  area (AC) with fully-equipped kitchen. The 20 square meter main pool is at the center of the property.  A place to enjoy the natural surroundings, practice yoga / meditation or chat with fellow clowns. 

Tabanan is the capital town of the regency of Bali and home to some of the most famous landmarks, including the stunning Jatiluwih rice terraces, the enchanting sea temple of Tanah Lot and Ulun Danu  Beratan Temple (all places we will visit). 




Cost of the trip is $1500.

The Tour Package includes:

  • Accommodations in hotels (with a roommate)
  • Meals
  • Transfer to and from the airports
  • Transportation within the island
  • Visa Fees

The tour package does not include:

  • International and domestic airfare
  • Individual Airport Transfers


The visas for Bali will be acquired for the clowns and staff by a legal team in Bali. We will need from  the applicants: 

  1. A clear scanned color copy of the passport ID / photo page with AT LEAST 6 MONTHS  left / upon the date of arrival in Indonesia. 
  2. Recent colored photograph (4x6cm) with white background 
  3. A copy of personal bank statement with a minimum balance of USD 2,000 or equivalent showing the last 3 months of the transaction with the applicant’s name on it – in ENGLISH. Visas take up to three weeks to process, so please provide your visa materials promptly!

This means for you to be sure of a spot on the trip, we need to receive your registration, visa information, and payment by MAY 1, 2024. 

Travel to Bali:

Clowns book their own airfare to Bali.  

Send itinerary/details once you have purchased your flights. 

Arrive Denpasar, Bali (DPS) Sunday June 2, 2024 

Leave Denpasar, Bali (DPS) Monday June 10, 2024 

  • Book your roundtrip flight into Ngurah Rai International Airport, Denpasar 26.8km from  Rumah Daisy Cantik (RDC) May need to show immigration your return ticket home within  30 days of arrival. 
  • We will arrange transportation to the accommodations (after we receive your flight itinerary) Upon departure, transportation should cost you no more than IDR 300k ($19 USD) 


Want to Participate?

Cost: $1500 USD (Early bird discount: $1400 for registrations received on or before April 20) covers food, lodging, clowning events, and transportation within the country. This fee does not include your transportation to Bali. Space on this trip is very limited. We register participants on a first come first serve basis, and Gesundheit! trips are known to fill up quickly.

  1. Download the Gesundheit Bali Clown Trip info package. 
  2. Fill out the online registration & release form, and pay the full fee amount ($1400 USD before April  20, $1500 USD after) 
  3. Email your visa materials (passport scan, photo, and bank statements) to rumahdaisycantikceo@gmail.com 
  4. Send your travel itinerary details to rumahdaisycantikceo@gmail.com 

Flights: Send itinerary/details once you have purchased your flights. Arrive Denpasar, Bali (DPS) Sunday June 2, 2024 & Leave Denpasar, Bali (DPS) Monday June 10, 2024 

Early bird discount: $1400 for registrations received on or before April 20.

Visas & Passports: The visas for Bali will be acquired for the clowns and staff by a legal team in Bali. Passports are required with AT LEAST 6 MONTHS left upon the date of arrival in Indonesia. Please see Visa Section above. 

Not ready to register yet?
Write to:
Mary Swanson at rumahdaisycantikceo@gmail.com or
Mark Enslin at enslin.mark@gmail.com 


Thank You and we hope you join us!



Clowns are sponsored by Yayasan SoleFamily Bali 

SoleFamily is an NGO (Yayasan) in Bali started by founder, Robert Epstone from the UK, after moving to the island in 2011 to retire. Robert pledged to go barefoot until he had raised $1 million for his foundation. They have assisted over 900 families with their focus being community outreach, medical intervention, food aid, education, and occasional disaster relief. Solefamily changes the lives of people of all ages and religions throughout Bali by bringing hope and sustainable solutions to those who find access to healthcare difficult. 

We will visit SoleFamily in Denpasar, Kolewa Care Center (www.kolewa.com), Let’s Help Bali  (www.letshelpbali.org), clown in hospitals and anywhere we are able to under the guidelines of the  C6B Indonesian visa.




Suggested Readings & Helpful Links


  1. Ultimate Travel Guide to Bali
  2. Bali Culture Guide


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