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Ayung River: All Inclusive Rafting Adventure

1. 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 Sunset: Uluwatu Temple, Kecak Dance and Jimbaran Bay

2. Bali Sunset: Uluwatu Temple, Kecak Dance and Jimbaran Bay

Experience the best sundown spot in Bali on a visit to Uluwatu Temple, a Balinese temple to the sea gods with a commanding view of the Indian Ocean. Part of a series of temples built to protect the island from evil spirits, today its cliffside location is home to a family of friendly monkeys. Once night falls and you have seen the colors of the sunset, experience one of the island's most famous cultural performances at a "kecak" fire dance. Watch the locals act out a scene from the Ramayana with a mesmerizing trance chant, exciting performances of fire dances, and intricate costumes. Then, get the option to enjoy dinner at a seafood restaurant serving delicious barbecue food in Jimbaran Bay. Sink your feet in the sand as you dine and relax at the end of an unforgettable day!

From Ubud: Authentic Cooking Class in a Local Village

3. From Ubud: Authentic Cooking Class in a Local Village

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then visit a local fresh food market to choose the ingredients for your cooking class. Select from the available vegetables, herbs, meat, and spices on display and experience a little of the local life in Bali. Next, visit a rice plantation and learn how the staple crop is cultivated and prepared. Soak up the scenic views of the surroundings. Continue to the traditional village of Laplapan, where you will get a warm welcome from the locals on arrival. Take part in a half-day morning or afternoon cooking class and learn all the secrets of preparing food from Bali, while expert chefs provide guidance and assistance. Interact with your fellow cooks and discover handy techniques as you prepare 3 starters, 4 main courses, and 1 authentic dessert. Then, sit down to a meal and savor the delicious flavors of your creations.

From Ubud: Balinese Cooking Class at an Organic Farm

4. From Ubud: Balinese Cooking Class at an Organic Farm

Learn to cook authentic Balinese food at a cooking class in Bali, and experience a different side to the island rarely encountered by tourists. Meet the friendly locals and take a tour of a local market where they start their day early in the morning buying and selling their daily ingredients. Journey to the cooking school at an organic farm. Get a welcome coffee or tea on arrival, and then take a tour of the premises. Learn how a Balinese family makes use of the natural resources surrounding them, as you collect some vegetables for your class. Get an introduction to your chef, who will ensure everything runs smoothly throughout your class. Then, prepare a menu (regular or vegetarian) to enjoy at the end of the class. Regular Menu: Prepare the dishes for a regular meal, including a base gede (traditional spice paste) and sayur urab (mixed green salad with coconut and spice). Then, learn the secrets of opor ayam (Balinese chicken curry) and sate lilit (traditional kebab made with pork and Balinese spices). Prepare a tuna sambal matah (tuna with raw sauce) and tempe asam manis (sweet sour tempe), along with pisang goreng (banana friters with coconut and melted palm sugar) for dessert. Vegetarian Menu: Cook a vegetarian meal, starting with a base gede (traditional spice paste), and then follow by making an authentic gado gado (steamed vegetables with traditional peanut sauce) along with an opor tempe (Balinese tempe curry) and bergedel (fried corn with Balinese spices). Discover the secrets of tempe asam manis (sweet and sour tempe) and tum bambu (wrapped in banana leaf). End by making pisang goreng (banana friters with coconut and melted palm sugar) for dessert.

Kamandalu Ubud: Romantic Boat Diner in Tropical Lagoon

5. Kamandalu Ubud: Romantic Boat Diner in Tropical Lagoon

Start your evening with a convenient pickup from your accommodation and head to a luxurious 5-star resort. Upon arrival, take a leisurely stroll through the venue and take in the beauty of the Balinese wilderness as you marvel at the luscious trees that surround you, and listen to the delightful sound of the birds. Then, enjoy a charming boat cruise to the lagoon. As the boat slowly drifts under the flickering lights, entertain your taste bud with the delicious appetiser and some sparkling wine. Continue to the tropically set dining table by the lagoon where you can enjoy the rest of the specially prepared dishes. In total, enjoy 6 gourmet courses matched perfectly with 3 carefully selected wines. While you eat, admire the breathtaking tropical forest that envelops you and marvel at the twinkling stars that light up the night sky. This is a truly unforgettable night of romance, that will give you memories to cherish forever.

Ubud: Romantic Dinner on a Forest Tree Deck

6. Ubud: Romantic Dinner on a Forest Tree Deck

The evening begins with pickup from your accommodation in Ubud and heads to a luxurious 5-star resort where your romantic adventure awaits. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the venue to your private tree deck for the evening. Feel immersed in the beauty of the Balinese wilderness as you marvel at the luscious trees that surround you, and listen to the delightful sound of birdsong. As the evening draws in upon the jungle, take a seat at the table on your private deck, and begin your six course meal. Seymour the rich flavors of your meal, with a variety of menu selections including beef, seafood, halal and vegetarians. Dine on delicious pan seared duck breast, Tasmanian salmon, crispy tempura mussels, and sticky rice noodles, then for dessert, crepes and tiramisu ice cream.  While you eat, admire the breathtaking tropical forest that envelops you and marvel at the twinkling stars that light up the night sky. This is a truly unforgettable night of romance, that will give you memories to cherish forever.

Ubud: Floating Breakfast and Hot Air Balloon Experience

7. Ubud: Floating Breakfast and Hot Air Balloon Experience

Begin your day in paradise with a breakfast served in an infinity pool at one of the most prestigious resorts in Ubud. The floating breakfast comes on a beautifully designed wooden boat decked out with your favourite treats complete with a bottle of sparkling wine. This is the ultimate indulgence if you are a honeymooner or part of a couple celebrating the spirit of love. All you have to do is slip into your swimwear to enjoy your floating breakfast in a setting overlooking the breathtaking beauty of Ubud’s terraced landscape. Based on a la carte choice, you will have plenty of selections ranging from fresh juices, tea and coffee selections, smoothies, a fruit platter, cereals, or muesli. You can also select to have either Indonesian breakfast such as noodles, martabak or suit yourself with Western-style breakfast ranging from scrambled egg, omelette, egg benedicts, bacon, sausages, or pancakes. You will also enjoy a bottle of local sparkling wine to complete your celebration with your loved one. Your ultimate morning will then continue by experiencing Bali's first and only hot air balloon experience. See a spectacular display from above, from the lush tropical forests of Ubud to the holy Mount Agung on the eastern horizon. This experience is a one-of-a-kind adventure to go up in the air by 23-metre hot air balloon, fitted for travellers with a cosy wicker basket. Each flight climbs a thrilling 50 metres over rice fields and floats at the end of a tether.

Bali: Private Full or Half-Day Authentic Food Tour

8. Bali: Private Full or Half-Day Authentic Food Tour

Discover the highlights of Bali's culinary scene on this tour, which will take you to places other tourists don't go. Visit places where only locals eat and see how everyday people live their lives. Start your authentic culinary adventure with Babi Guling Ibu Oka. which is arguably the most famous place to have Balinese-style roast suckling pig. This dish is a celebration meal, served at rite-of-passage ceremonies like the weddings of Hindunese people in Bali. Your journey will not be complete without tasting the famous authentic Ubud crispy duck and Nasi campur teges. You will then take a short walk in the scenic rice terrace in Ubud and enjoy freshly picked coconut. Continue with a visit to Bali Pulina where you can witness the traditional process of making the Luwak coffee. Then, enjoy a cup of coffee while admiring the beautiful landscape of refreshing green surroundings. No meal is complete without dessert. You will be heading to Gianyar Night Market where you will try famous Balinese street food and desserts such as chicken betutu, satay lilit, terang bulan, kue pukis and the famous lak-lak. Your guide will then take you back to your hotel after a full-day culinary adventure in Bali. Customize your experience with add-ons such as coffee tasting or a traditional massage.

Ubud: Private Evening Tour with Legong Dance Performance

9. 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: Kecak Dance and Royal Balinese Resort Dinner Ticket

10. Ubud: Kecak Dance and Royal Balinese Resort Dinner Ticket

Immerse yourself in the colorful spectacle of a Kecak fine dance performance during your stay in Ubud. Enjoy a performance by a local dance troupe, followed by dinner featuring Balinese cuisine in a restaurant nestled amongst rice paddies. Kecak Dance is believed to originate from a Balinese ancient ritual to repel evil spirits in which dancers fall into a trance. Bali's famous fire dance is a spectacular performance that immerses you in Indonesian tradition and culture. The spectacular Balinese Kecak fire dance performance is held at Tanah Gajah Ubud's atmospheric candle-lit outdoor amphitheater. After the show, you can take photos with the talented performers who are happy to pose for photos to remember your experience. Following the show, make your way to The Tempayan restaurant for the Royal Rijsttafel dinner experience, featuring local Balinese cuisine. Drawing inspiration from Ubud's rich history and local culture, the restaurant is influenced by the designs of Balinese-style pavilions and offers unobstructed panoramic views of Tanah Gajah’s rice fields and the tropical jungle beyond from every table.

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4.9 / 5

based on 199 reviews

We did this tour on the 2nd of Jan 23 and our guide was Wirra. The guide communicated via what's app on the day of the tour and took photos as we went and posted them to us on what's app. A great experience was had and I am sure we would never have eaten from some of the food vendors on our own. We enjoyed the tour and the food was great and yes we did not get an upset tummy. 100% recommend this tour and if you can ask for our guide Wirra as he was just so considerate for a couple in their late 60's. Thank you.

This was so professionally organized!!Loved it from the beginning to the very end,farm is amazing place to see and "taste" and you can learn so much not only about cooking but about indonesian culture in general.Highly recommended tour!

I really enjoyed our tour with Tirta. Tirta went out of his way to make sure I received the best street food experience.

Fabulous experience. We took the 10 am rafting time which gave us enough time to get back to our hotels and crash!

Absolutely wonderful and my guide was very good! However, the food at the beach restaurant was quite expensive.