Ubud Outdoor activities

Our most recommended Ubud Outdoor activities

Bali: Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast

1. Bali: Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast

Scale one of Bali’s natural wonders with a private, early-morning hike up Mount Batur, including breakfast and a trip to a coffee plantation afterwards.  With all entry tickets, accommodation transfers, and an expert local guide also included, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is enjoying the panoramic views.  Begin your ascent at the base of Mount Batur after an early pickup from your accommodation. You’ll even start your jungle trek on an exclusive path with fewer trekkers around. Savor the pristine night sky away from the city lights as you hike. After a 2-hour trek, you’ll then be rewarded at the top with sunrise views over the natural landscape and ocean horizon. And even better, you get to enjoy breakfast at the volcano’s summit.  On the way down you’ll enjoy more vistas, such as Lake Batur, an enormous volcanic crater lake.  You’ll also have the opportunity to stop off for a cup of local Luwak coffee at a coffee plantation before being dropped off back at your accommodation.

Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Natural Hot Spring

2. Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Natural Hot Spring

Hike up the stunning Mount Batur on an early sunrise trek to its summit. Follow your guide up the mountain, enjoying a well-earned breakfast at the top while you watch the brilliant colors of the sunrise. Top off your active morning with a soak in a natural hot spring and an invigorating coffee plantation visit. Get an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Bali in time to watch the sunrise from the top of Mount Batur. Depart between 1:30 AM and 2:30 AM (depending on the location of your hotel), and then journey towards the active volcano near the village of Kintamani. Upon arrival at Mount Batur, get a short introduction and safety briefing from your private guide. All the guides are locals with experience of climbing Mount Batur since they were children. Benefit from their extensive knowledge and passion for the region before you embark on your 1.5-hour trek to the highest volcanic crater in Bali in time to watch the sunrise. Upon arrival at the top, enjoy breakfast and take in the amazing views of the surrounding area at the break of day. After sunrise, enjoy some time to walk around the crater of the volcano before crossing a hill of lava and black sand. Trek back down the mountain, and then soothe away your aches and pains at a natural hot spring at 9 AM. Visit a coffee plantation on the way back to your accommodation, and get dropped off by approximately 1 PM at the end of an amazing morning.

Bali: Mount Batur Guided Sunrise Trek with Breakfast

3. Bali: Mount Batur Guided Sunrise Trek with Breakfast

Embark on a guided sunrise trek to the Mount Batur volcano on a full-day trip from Bali. Ascend this famous volcano which stands at 5,633 ft above sea level. Take in the views overlooking the crater lake while you enjoy breakfast at the summit. Get up early to begin their trek in time for the break of dawn. Enjoy a transfer from your hotel in Bali and arrive at the starting point at 3:40 AM for a short briefing and to receive your trekking gear. The trek to the summit of Mount Batur takes 1.5-2 hours, across 3.5 km. The total distance of the trail is approximately 11 km over 4 hours. Begin your hike before light, walking at cooler climes under an awe-inspiring blanket of stars. At the top, witness the sun come up over a sea of clouds before continuing to trek around the crater lake and summit ridge. You'll be given a hot beverage and a sandwich and egg to revive your spirits. After exploring recent lava flows and younger craters, head down to loop back to the starting point through a unique volcanic landscape full of native flora and fauna. Watch out for the tall grass with purple bloom and encounter mischievous Balinese long-tailed macaques along the way.

Ubud: Waterfall, Rice Terraces & Monkey Forest Private Tour

4. Ubud: Waterfall, Rice Terraces & Monkey Forest Private Tour

Explore the top attractions of Ubud on this tour with hotel transfers from selected locations in Bali. Visit sights like the Tegenungan waterfall, Mas Village, and the King's Palace. Pick from a basic tour, a tour that includes lunch, and a tour with lunch and a Jungle Swing experience. After a pick-up from your hotel, this is your itinerary: Tegenungan Waterfall This area is on the south side of Ubud and a really nice place to enjoy your cup of tea and see the wonderful waterfall. You can get close to it and feel the fresh spray of the natural water. Mas Village  This is a village specializing in woodcarvings. Most of the prominent woodcarvers of Bali live in Mas village, producing elaborate and fine wood carvings and teaching the young generation to carve. Ubud Monkey Forest The home of more than 600 long-tailed macaques, Ubud Monkey Forest is a tropical green forest close to the center of Ubud. Inside the forest, you can see a sacred temple sanctuary guarded by the monkeys. Ubud Traditional Market Here is where you can find an Ubud community gathering in the market to sell all of the produce from around the area: cheap souvenirs, handicrafts, fruit, and much more. Ubud King Palace In the center of Ubud, you will see the palace from the road. Entering the area you can walk around to take pictures of the traditional Balinese architecture complex and see daily traditional Balinese dance. Tegalalang Rice Terrace Here you can see a typical scene in Bali: a rice terrace positioned in a beautiful rice field with green coconut plants. This makes it the best sight of the Balinese countryside.  Coffee Plantation Visit the coffee plantation where you'll see, among other things, the most expensive coffee in the world, called Luwak Coffee. This is a coffee made by an animal that eats the bean and digests it in its stomach.  In the morning, the coffee will still be intact in the animal's feces and collected to be processed to make the coffee. Enjoying this coffee in front of the Rice Terrace view will be an unforgettable experience. 

Bali: ATV Quad Bike & White Water Rafting Experience

5. Bali: ATV Quad Bike & White Water Rafting Experience

Raft the unspoiled Ayung River and ride the ATV through rice fields, bamboo forest, and lush tropical landscapes of Bali. Begin with pickup from your Bali hotel and transfer to the departure point by air-conditioned car. On arrival in Singakerta Village in Ubud, have some time to practice driving your ATV before starting. Discover jungle trails, rural villages, and plantations of Bali, following your guide off-road through the rain forest and rice paddies. After working up an appetite, tuck into lunch at a local restaurant before transferring to the Ayung River for the second activity of the day. Cruise along the thrilling rapids and see the waterfalls and scenic gorges of the Ayung River on a white water rafting excursion. End with a return transfer to your hotel.

Bali: Customized Private Car Charter with Optional Guide

6. Bali: Customized Private Car Charter with Optional Guide

Hire a car and an optional licensed guide for a day and make seeing the top sights in Bali a breeze. Travel in an air-conditioned car that has plenty of space for up to 5 people. Relax and let your driver take you to the sights that interest you most. Skip the hassle of public transportation. Begin your customized tour of Bali at the time that best fits you and benefit from an itinerary that can be altered and adjusted according to your interests and duration. With a wealth of attractions on offer at all the major sightseeing spots, your guided tour will give you a personalized experience in paradise.  Explore with a licensed guide, whether you want to see some of the island's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the rice terraces and their water temples, or take part in water sports activities in the south of the island. You can head inland to discover the artistic heritage of Ubud or go to Mt. Batur to see the volcano overlooking the village of Kintamani. Get up close to nature at Ubud Monkey Forest and see the Hindu temple complex of the village of Padangtegal. 

From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

7. From Bali: Snorkeling Day Trip to Nusa Lembongan

Snorkel through the colorful underwater worlds of the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida on this guided tour from selected locations in Bali. Use high-quality gear to search for marine life and kayak through mangroves. Enjoy a delicious beachside lunch buffet.  Following pickup from your accommodation in Bali, journey across the water to the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida to experience some of the most diverse coral reefs on the planet. Meet a snorkeling guide who will help you with all the necessary equipment. Flotation devices can be provided for people not comfortable in the water so that everyone can discover the pristine corals and enjoy the warm waters that are home to schools of brightly colored fish. Look for resident emperor angelfish, parrotfish, moray eels, and sea turtles. The specially designated snorkeling areas make for a safe and enjoyable activity for all ages. Visit Crystal Bay, and Gamat Bay, famous for its sprawling coral garden and light currents. The exact snorkel spots visited will depend on the conditions. Feast on a delicious beachside lunch and take a mangrove tour by kayak to experience the scenery from a different perspective. If the weather and water conditions are ok, you'll also have a chance to visit Manta Bay.

Ayung River: All Inclusive Rafting Adventure

8. Ayung River: All Inclusive Rafting Adventure

Try out white water rafting in Ayung River with a guide, while soaking up the gorgeous surroundings. Opt for a hotel pickup and travel in air-conditioned comfort to the rafting point. Change into rafting clothes and equipment and set off on your exhilarating adventure. Recharge with a delicious buffet meal. Start at a traditional wantilan (Balinese pavilion). Set in the middle of green rice fields overlooking the breathtaking Abang mountain, this lobby is your first stop of the day. Get briefed by your guide to set off on a safe and fun rafting trip. Start your rafting adventure on Ayung River, the longest river on the island of Bali. Navigate class 2 rapids that sometimes rise to class 4 during the rainy season. Experience the natural scenery, wildlife, and exotic plants of Bali along the way. After working up an appetite, treat yourself to a buffet lunch in a restaurant overlooking the Ayung Valley.

Bali: 2-Day Sunset and Sunrise Camping at Mt. Batur

9. Bali: 2-Day Sunset and Sunrise Camping at Mt. Batur

Experience Bali from the top of its most famous mountain on a private overnight camping adventure at Mt. Batur. Towering 1,717 meters above sea level, the volcanic mountain is the 2nd highest point on the island. Get the most out of the experience with mountain hikes, and spend the night under a canopy of stars at the summit. Day 1: Depart in the afternoon at approximately 12:30 PM, and journey to the village of Toya Bungkah on Mt. Batur. Hike for approximately 2 hours, depending on the number of hikers and their physical condition. Then, set up your tents when you reach an altitude of 1,500 meters above sea level. At approximately 18:00, hike for about 14 to 20 minutes to the summit of Mt. Batur, and watch a majestic sunset at the top of the volcano. Enjoy a simple meal (typically banana cooked using the steam of the volcano) along with hot Balinese coffee and tea. Then, return to camp to cook dinner and make a campfire to sit around and try some of the local Arak Bali and Brem wines. Toast the end of the day and make a wish for clear skies to see the moon and the stars and enjoy a magnificent sunrise the following day. Day 2: Wake early to watch the sunrise from the mountain. Pack up all your camping gear before the early morning tourists arrive. A porter will be on hand to take care of the equipment while you watch the beautiful colors of purple, orange, pink and red appear in the sky. Marvel as the sky changes from black to blue while the clouds dissipate and re-form due to temperature changes caused by the rising sun. Get panoramic views of the ocean in the distance as the day begins. On a clear day, you can easily see Mt. Rinjani on the neighboring island of Lombok. Then, hike to the 3 main craters of the volcano and see some of the recent black lava flow. End at the natural hot springs of Batur, where you can relax and recharge your mind with the help of Mother Nature. Customize your experience with add-ons from coffee tasting to traditional massage. Some add-ons are only available for some options.

From Ubud: Downhill Bike Tour with Rice Terraces and Meal

10. From Ubud: Downhill Bike Tour with Rice Terraces and Meal

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then journey by air-conditioned minivan to the starting point of your amazing downhill bike ride. Arrive high on the slopes of Kintamani volcano and get kitted out with a suitable bike to suit your needs. Feel the tropical breeze on your face as you follow your guide on an exciting bike ride down through the lush rainforest. Stop to visit an organic plantation and go for a walk through the UNESCO World Heritage rice terraces. Learn about the pioneering subak irrigation system that made the rice paddies famous. Cycle through the handicrafts villages of Ubud, where artisans use traditional methods to create wood-carved souvenirs, silver jewelry and colorful woven textiles. End with a delicious meal in a local restaurant in Ubud before getting dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Ubud

What a hike! We got picked up by Agus exactly on the time he said. He was very nice and we talked a bit but as we had a short night he let us just enjoy the drive in the dark. Our guide was Nova. Such a great guy! He let us rest when we needed, was running up and down between us and the 2 other girls making sure everybody is ok on the way up. We got lucky with the weather and saw the sun coming up, even got some cool pics. The breakfast was ok for most people, I’m not fan of banana but honestly you’ll survive that few hours on biscuits too. The hike was tough both up and down, but doable. Make sure to have proper hiking/trail shoes for good grip. And it’s definitely cold, especially after sweating 2 hours. Overall it was a great experience!

What an amazing trip! Got to see so much and still had the whole day to explore Ubud. The trek was super well organized, the hot spring had great views and so nice to soak after the hike. The coffee plantation host was very knowledgeable and friendly. Our driver Mira was fantastic! He was super quick at responding to messages, very friend and kind. Our trekking guide Pande was amazing, so full of energy, funny, and took unreal photos for us. Can’t thank both of these guides enough, they both really made the tour!

Was the best day we have had in Bali. Kariasa was a fantastic guide and helped us through all the experiences. We will not go with anyone else on our next trip to Bali!!!

Kuya Etok was really nice and acommodating. He was on time. Very helpful and took care of us. Very safe driver too!

Beautiful sunrise but quite a difficult hike, worth it all in the end. Tour guide was exceptional.