16 Things to Do in Ubud
On this tour, you’ll visit the ancient elephant temple called Goa Gajah, which is one of Bali’s oldest sacred spaces. Your guide will talk you through the complexities of Balinese culture. This ancient temple is surrounded with beautiful rice fields and small streams that lead to the Petanu River – another natural site intertwined with local legends. Enjoy a stroll through the temple and the neighboring rice fields and jungle. After this you will visit a Balinese compound and will be introduced a well-known priest to take a part in an astrology session and purification ceremony.
4 hrsFrom $150
Discover the beauty of Bali, Indonesia on both a natural and artistic level when you go on this fun and engaging tour. Explore traditional painting methods and wood carving. Then visit a turtle conservation center; the island and her animals are such an inspiration that they must be preserved. Learn about traditional artistry in Ubud and take more than a memory back with you — purchase an original piece from a studio or workshop!
8 hrsFrom $66
This tour takes you to some of the most breathtaking views in Bali. Sign up to ensure you get some of the best views in Indonesia as backdrops for your vacation photos. The tour begins at 8:30 AM, which gives you plenty of time to fit all the sights in. Make sure to have eaten breakfast before you set out and be ready for a full morning and afternoon.
8 hrsFrom $67
Take a 3-hour guided walk to learn more about the medicinal use of herbs in Balinese culture, followed by a lesson on how to make some of these concoctions yourself. Your guide will show you which herbs go into the local’s authentic beauty treatments and health-giving drinks.
5 hrsFrom $84
Escape the everyday in Bali, Indonesia and live your best life in a big way. Experience both luxury and simplicity with one amazing tour. A Day in The Life of a Balinese Farmer provides you with guided walks, picnic breakfasts and lunches, interaction with local farmers, and spa treatments — all in the span of a single adventure. Because you'll be enjoying the expertise of the Four Seasons, you can rest assured that every element of your tour will be exceptional.
4 hrsFrom $298
At Balinese museums, you’ll see ancient examples of silver relief used to decorate temples, as well as sacred tools used in temple offerings. This 3-hour workshop introduces you to some of the intense techniques that make it possible to bend and pound silver into an intricate pattern. Come with a few ideas, as you’ll be making your own design.
3 hrsFrom $97
If you’ve never been to Bali, then there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of gamelan. This refers to ensemble of bronze percussion instruments, including gongs and cymbals. On this tour, you’ll listen to a demonstration by master musicians and try your hand at making music as well!
2 hrsFrom $58
This hands-on tour introduces you to one of Bali’s oldest forms of craftsmanship: woodworking. You’ll see intricate carvings on Bali’s historic palaces and temples, and this tour will give you some idea of the labor and talent that goes into creating them.
2 hrsFrom $72
Visit the Ubud Palace to see a traditional legong dance at Ubud Palace – a lively introduction to Indonesian art and history. This historical palace is in the Ubud city center, making it easy to include in most Bali itineraries. It was built in the early 19th century and served as the royal residence for many years, and retains much of the grandeur of its heyday.
2 hrsFrom $10
No matter what your familiarity with Balinese art, this tour is a fun way to create your own interpretation of Balinese painting with a local artist as your guide. This 2-hour experience ensures that you have a personalized souvenir to bring home.
2 hrsFrom $81
Explore one of Bali's most fascinating sacred spaces where the grounds of three temples is also the home of several monkey communities. The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is the dwelling of some 900 Balinese Long-Tail Macaque Monkeys. This unique outing lets you observe the architectural beauty of ancient temples, a luscious forest, and the finer points of primate societies.
2 hrsFrom $35
Indonesia has a long and rich tradition of producing some of the world’s most beautiful and beloved fabrics. This incredible tour takes you on a walk through a very special garden –– one that grows plants which will then be turned into natural dyes for batik fabrics. Learn all about traditional Indonesian textile processes on a tour that’s one part culture and one part craft.
- Elliot H.
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