Take a trekking tour through small, hidden paths through the rice paddies and coconut plantations. You’ll stop by the home of a local, where your host will serve you some fresh coconut and Balinese cakes.
- 8 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 9:00 AM
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- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English
You'll get to know a histiric palace called Puri Saren Agung in the heart of Ubud. Most of it dates back to the early 20th century, after the 1917 earthquake destroyed the previous royal family. To this day, royals still dwell within its elaborately sculpted walls. Many of the buildings in the compound aren’t as ornate, but the grounds still make for an interesting place to explore. Your guide can point out interesting stone carvings made by a local artist named Gusti Nyoman Lempad. Blanco, arguably the most famous and successful artist to ever live in Bali, built his magnificent studio on top of a mountain overlooking the Campuan River. This flamboyant building, a unique blend of Balinese architecture imbued with the spirit of his native Spain, houses an interesting collection of works drawn from different periods of his long career. Finally, you’ll head to one of the most popular attractions in Ubud, the Sacred Monkey Forest. This is an ecological reserve that serves as a sanctuary for the long-tailed macaque and has its own Hindu temple complex.
The “Palace of Paintings” is Bali’s oldest art museum and showcases a large collection of modern-traditional Balinese paintings and woodwork. The museum’s collection represents important Balinese artistic styles including works from the Wayang, Sanur, Batuan, Ubud, Young Artist, and Keliki schools. It’s located in central Ubud, in the Gianyar Regency about one hour North of Denpasar. The museum’s lush landscaped grounds and quiet galleries of beautiful local artwork offer a welcome retreat from the often crowded streets of Ubud.
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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.
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!