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Ubud: Waterfall, Rice Terraces & Monkey Forest Private Tour

1. 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: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

2. Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

Join a guided day trip to the eastern part of Bali to visit the mother temple of Bali, Pura Besakih, along with Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang temple and its iconic Gate of Heaven. Enjoy convenient hotel transfers and a lunch stop overlooking Mount Agung. Following a pickup from your hotel, head to the majestic Lempuyang Temple in the eastern part of Bali. Along the way, pass long stretches of beautiful and pristine rice paddies, travel along winding roads, and marvel at breathtaking mountains. Be awed by the magical views of Mount Agung behind the temple. Your own private guide will not only snap cool shots for you but will also explain the history of the ancient temple as well as the Balinese people and their culture. Next, visit Tirta Gangga, known as the most beautiful former royal water palace in Eastern Bali. Explore the water palace's tiered fountains, gardens, and stone sculptures of mythical creatures spouting water into pools.  Outside the palace, soak up views of the lush rice paddies of northeastern Bali. After visiting the water palace, savor a scrumptious buffet lunch (with optional add-on) overlooking Mount Agung, Telaga Waja river, and the rice fields. When you are finished, make your way to the biggest temple in Bali, Pura Besakih.  Join this tour of Pura Besakih with your guide and learn why it is the most important, the largest, and the holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali, and one of a series of Balinese temples. The temple miraculously survived the catastrophic volcanic eruption of 1963. Leverage and customize your experience with add-ons from professional, coffee tasting to traditional massage. (some add-ons are only available for private tours). Select the private tour options to enjoy the highest degree of flexibility, intimacy and customized experiences, or join the small group tour to enjoy the tour in an affordable way.

Bali: Ubud Rice Terraces, Temples and Volcano Day Trip

3. Bali: Ubud Rice Terraces, Temples and Volcano Day Trip

Venture into the picturesque landscapes of central Bali on a full-day tour of the rice terraces, temples, and active volcano of the island’s scenic center. Enjoy an Indonesian lunch, and more. Following a pickup from your hotel by a driver who will provide outstanding satisfaction, transfer by an air-conditioned car to Batubulan village to see the center of handmade Batik weaving. Continue to the village of Celuk to see gold and silversmiths at work. Next, go to the home of Bali’s wood carving crafts at Mas, and learn how to recognize and work with good wood. Next, transfer to the artists' village of Batuan Ubud, before admiring the wood carvings at Batuan Trinity Temple. Proceed to the holy temple of Sebatu and the holy spring water temple of Gunung Kawi. Enjoy lunch in Kintamani, with panoramic views of Mt. Batur and its lake. Then, visit Tegalalang village to taste some Balinese Luwak coffee and ginger tea. Marvel at the spice gardens and rice terraces before afternoon tea. Finally, go to the Sacred Monkey Forest which serves to protect the Balinese long-tail monkey (aka crab-eating macaques). Wander around the market at Ubud, and see the King’s (Royal) Palace.

Ubud: Monkey Forest, Rice Terrace & Tanah Lot Private Tour

4. Ubud: Monkey Forest, Rice Terrace & Tanah Lot Private Tour

After a morning pickup at your hotel, head to your first stop, a Batuan traditional Balinese house, located in the Gianyar regency. Follow your guide to a typical local home. Admire Balinese architecture – a compound with several buildings – and learn the importance of each part. Then journey to the Tegallalang rice fields of Ubud, famous for its beautiful scenery of rice paddies and the traditional subak irrigation system. Get a stunning view of the rice terraces on the slopes of the hills across the valley, and enjoy the cool and breezy climate. Next, visit a coffee plantation to learn about the famous luwak coffee. Discover how the farmers collect the still-intact beans from the forest floor and clean, roast, and grind them. Study the entire process of making the unusual brew, and get a chance to try some other coffees, tea, and cocoa drinks. Continue to Ubud Royal Palace (Puri Saren Ubud) and see one of the area's most prominent monuments. Constructed in traditional Balinese style, the palace has been well-preserved by Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel's heirs. Marvel at the gardens and the banyan tree that provides shelter from the heat. Afterward, make your way to Sacred Monkey Forest and discover the home of around 200 monkeys in Ubud. Believed by the locals to be "God's Guard of the Dalem Agung Temple," the long-tailed macaques dwell in certain areas and can often be seen on the roads.  End your tour at Tanah Lot Temple, known for its enchanting seaside setting and sunset views. Look at the ancient Hindu shrine, perched in the crashing waves, and watch the sun melt over the horizon. Then, travel back to your hotel or accommodation.

Best of Ubud : All Inslusive Tour with Optional Lunch

5. Best of Ubud : All Inslusive Tour with Optional Lunch

Take a day tour around Ubud are and immerse yourself in its vibrant culture of Ubudian as you spend the day visiting a selection of top Bali’s attraction including a stop at Ceking for Tegalalang Rice Terrace , Tegenungan Waterfall, Ubud Monkey Sanctuary, art market where you can hunt for your Bali souvenir, and Tirta Empul Temple known for its blessing holy spring temple. Begin your trip by visiting Ubud Monkey Forest, It is home for over 600 long tail macaques roaming around in their natural habitat. Take a famous selfie with monkey at Ubud monkey sanctuary with the assistance of the local staff. Next, head north to Ubud Palace (as known as Puri Saren) and Ubud Market across the main Ubud street. Perfect to learn the Ubud culture and wonderful location to get you some Bali Souvenir home. Continue to Tegalalang famous for its stunning natural landscape of Ceking Rice Terrace where you can learn its ancient Subak irrigation system. Stroll through the ridges and learn how Tri Hita Karana is a guidance for the Balinese way of life. Find out how it works for the Subak system in Bali, and take the chance to snap pictures with tropical landscape as the background. Stop at D’Alas Restaurant or other alternative restaurant you have in your list for your lunch of the day. It is available to purchase as add-ons. Perfect Indonesian style restaurant with fabulous scenery of the lust jungle of Ubud. Then, head east to Tampak Siring for an ancient temple called Tirta Empul Temple where you can witness how Balinese doing their spiritual cleansing before praying at its Utama Mandala of the temple. Completed the trip to Tegenungan waterfall with a beautiful green surrounding make the area very fresh. Take a short walk to get closer to the waterfall and snaps some photos for your social media feed of the day.

Ubud: Private Evening Tour with Legong Dance Performance

6. Ubud: Private Evening Tour with Legong Dance Performance

Following pickup at your accommodation, you will head to visit the Tegalalang Rice Terrace, located in the northern part of Ubud. Learn from your guide about Subak, which is the traditional irrigation system that the locals have been using for generations.  Your next destination will be the Ubud palace, which is the residence of the Ubud Royal Kingdom. You will then be taken to visit the Ubud Art Market, located across the street from the palace, where you can bargain for local art pieces. At 7:00 PM, you will be taken inside the palace to see a Legong dance performance. Before going back to your hotel after the show, you will have the option to have dinner in Ubud. Your guide will provide a great recommendation on his favorite local dinner spots.

Ubud: Half-Day Semi-Customized Private-Tour with Live Guide

7. Ubud: Half-Day Semi-Customized Private-Tour with Live Guide

This 5-6 hours semi-customized private tour takes you to experience the scenic part of Ubud and the surrounding area. Tailor make your half day tour to visit Ubud landmarks with other interesting its things to and its must have pictures. Once you are picked up at your hotel, get ready for a half-day of exploring, located in the uplands of Bali and is a completely different atmosphere to brash and busy areas like Kuta or Seminyak. With scenic a landscape, lively art scene, rich cultural atmosphere, and countless lifestyle attractions, there are no limits to the things you can do in this charming town. From the famous Ubud Monkey Forest to shopping, discover the top things to see in Ubud. List of Ubud top things to do and must have pictures 1. Explore Ubud Monkey Forest 2. Walk trough the iconic Tegalalang Rice Terrace 3. Go shopping at Ubud Market 4. Admire the Botanic Garden Ubud 5. Visit Holy Spring Temple Tirta Empul 6. Visit Goa Gajah Temple 7. Sample the delights at Gianyar Night Market 8. Visit and sample the famous and unique Luwak Coffee making process 9. Visit the Ancient Gunung Kawi Royal Monument 10. Chase one of the unique Kamto Lampo Waterfall or Tegenungan Waterfall. 11. Visit Ubud Palace 12. Admire Sarawasti Temple 13. Visit one of Ubud Artisan Villages (Celuk for Silver Smith Village or Visit Mas Village for wood carving village) On the day of the activity you can simply choose up to 4 of the places mentioned above that you would like to visit. Your lovely guide will be very more than happy to adjust your itinerary to include or exclude anything you'd like in Ubud. The usual policy is to dive deeper into your itinerary when we pick you up from your hotel so everyone is happy with the plan for the day. Drawing on a wealth of experience heading to all the major sightseeing spots of Ubud will ensure that your journey is as smooth as possible. Customize your experience with add-ons, such as polaroid camera photographs, a traditional massage, jungle swings, dance shows, paragliding, a Sea Walker experience, rafting, ATVing, a Luwak coffee tasting, or a Jimbaran dinner (some add-ons are only available for some options).

Bali: Ubud Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Legong Dance Show

8. Bali: Ubud Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Legong Dance Show

Join a tour to visit the famous world heritage sites and most scenic spots in and around Ubud. This tour covers not only Ubud's main attractions, but also hidden gems like cute cafes, small souvenir shops, and the famous jungle swing. After being picked up from your hotel, the first stop of the day will be Goa Gajah, which translates as Elephant Cave. It was built in the 9th century as a sanctuary and is now classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, visit the Tirta Empul Temple. Marvel at its beauty and bathe in its refreshing blessed water. The Tegalalang rice terrace is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Bali and one location not to be missed. Take in the awe-inspiring sight of the beautiful green rice paddies stretch on for miles on flat terraces built into the hills.  Continue to the Royal Palace to watch a traditional Legong dance performance. Legong is one of Bali’s most visually alluring royal court performances, and requires a significant level of flexibility. At the end of the tour, you will be dropped back at your hotel.

Ubud: 2-Night Romantic Getaway at the Kamandalu Ubud

9. Ubud: 2-Night Romantic Getaway at the Kamandalu Ubud

Designed to capture the essence of a real-life Balinese village, Kamandalu Ubud is a five-star resort that blends local tradition with contemporary style. Nestled in the green foothills of Ubud, the property is a boutique sanctuary, featuring exclusive villa accommodations.  This 2-night package is perfect for a honeymooning couple seeking a romantic getaway in Bali. You will stay in a luxurious villa with a private pool, and enjoy a floating breakfast and 3-course candlelit garden dinner.

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What people are saying about Ubud Palace

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Amazing day! Review of Hire Bali Driver Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile we had an amazing day on this trip! Our tour guide was Gede and he was the best!!! He picked us up from our hotel and on the way to Ubud he told us about the plan for the day and asked if there was anything else that we’d like to do additionally. He took us to a jewellery village where I got myself a beautiful, handmade silver ring. Wherever we went throughout the day, he was always very knowledgeable, was telling us a lot about the history of the places and always had answers to our questions. He had a great sense of humour, was telling jokes and kept us entertained even when we were getting tired. He took loads of amazing pictures of us in the best spots! We felt like travelling with a friend, not a guide - we were always taken care of and supported. I would recommend this trip with Gede to anybody, whether a solo traveller, a family or a group of friends! Thank you Gede!

We had the most amazing time on this tour! Rahdi was a fantastic guide to have with us. He is one of the best photographer/videographers I have ever seen. He took photos and videos for us that are professional quality and we were speechless at how talented he is! He is so knowledgeable about the history of the sites and the stories behind the statues and the incarnations of the gods. We were so impressed! He also planned the tour perfectly so we hit quite a few sites and seemed to always beat the crowds. I recommend this tour and would take it again because the sites are so gorgeous it would be amazing to go again.

Great tour with magnificent views. Ma-de was our guide, he was excellent with us, he was always taking care of us and taking the best pictures for my husband and I. The tour includes some of the best places in Bali. I really recommend the tour.

It was absolutely magical. Jungles, lotus flowers, temples and the Gates of Heaven. Can’t recommend it highly enough

Juli, our guide was awesome, so knowledge! Highly recommended!