Things to do in
Ubud

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Bali: Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast

1. Bali: Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast

Embark on a guided hike up Mount Batur on a day trip from Bali. Watch the sunrise from the top, tuck into a delicious breakfast, and take a trip to a coffee plantation afterwards. Begin your ascent at the base of Mount Batur after an optional 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 or meeting point. Before and after your hike, enjoy the exclusive use of Mt. Batur Lounge, the only villa-style lounge around with clean, modern toilets and a comfortable shower facility. After refreshing yourself in the showers, enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee in the lounge.

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. Before and after your hike, relax in the Mt. Batur Lounge, the only villa-style lounge around with clean, modern toilets and a comfortable shower facility. Meet directly at the location or get an early morning pickup from your hotel in Bali (depending on the option selected), in time to watch the sunrise from the top of Mount Batur. Depart at the time you selected (also 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 guide. All the guides are locals with experience 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 during the break of the 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. If you choose to meet at Mt Batur Lounge, you'll get dropped off at the Mt Batur Lounge. If you selected the option with transfers, continue to visit a coffee plantation on the way back to your accommodation before ending your morning.

Ubud: ATV Quad Biking Adventure Guided Tour

3. Ubud: ATV Quad Biking Adventure Guided Tour

Explore this tropical paradise as you discover its varied landscapes, lush rice paddies, overgrown jungles, and rushing rivers on an ATV Quad bike adventure. Experience a convenient pickup at your accommodation by your English-speaking guide and head to the starting point in Ubud. You will be given a thorough safety briefing and all the equipment needed for a safe journey. Choose to either ride in tandem with a companion or drive your own ATV. Be treated to the spectacular sight of Bali's natural beauty as you move through and around the extensive track.  If you're up for a bit more thrill, just let your guide know, and they'll take you to a more technical terrain where you can make your way up steep hills at full speed or slide down slopes as you please. After an exciting ride, freshen up with a relaxing shower before feasting on a buffet meal of scrumptious food. Be dropped off safely back at your hotel to enjoy the rest of your day. Or simply go and leave by your own means.

Bali: Ubud Palace Legong Dance Show Ticket

4. Bali: Ubud Palace Legong Dance Show Ticket

Witness one of Bali's most revered classical dances in a unique setting, at the iconic Ubud Palace. Book your tickets o this traditional show and experience a visually alluring royal court performance, known for its physically demanding postures and fast-paced movements. Arrive at the imposing Ubud Palace and experience what locals call the Legong Dance, which loosely translates to 'the dance of the royal palace’. Discover the energetic dance that was once performed only in front of the royal family, and take in the imposing Puri Saren Royal Palace. Watch highly-skilled performers in colorful costumes, including a golden floral headdress of considerable size and weight, along with complete regalia from shoulders to feet. See the professional dancers carry out movements effortlessly, despite the bulk of their outfits. Take part in an enthralling story, performed by three dancers: a female attendant of the court and two identically dressed 'legongs' who adopt the roles of royal people. Immerse yourself in the history of East Jave during the 12th and 13th centuries with this engaging show.

Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour

5. Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour

Make your Instagram followers envious as you explore Bali on a customizable day trip to its most recognizable hotspots.  All entry fees are included, as well as an expert local tour guide, who will share gems about Balinese history and culture along the way. Your first stop is the Hindu Lempuyang Temple. Famous for its split gate, the Gates of Heaven, you’ll be able to take that very same photo you’ve seen so many times on Instagram.  You’ll then be whisked to Tirta Gangga, a former royal palace famous for its holy (and incredibly photogenic) water features and gardens.  Next up is Tukad Cepung, a cave containing an amazing natural waterfall, where you’ll even get to have a dip.  After that is rural Ubud, home to many beautiful lush green rice fields. And last but not least, you’ll get to try out one of Bali’s famous jungle swings.   Choose the exact experience that you want — from private tours with hotel pickup to small-group tours where you can meet other adventurous travelers. Pick the lunch add-on for a delicious buffet lunch, or take home ten polaroids to remember your trip. Select the premium or private options for additional add-ons. Enrich your Instagram with photos taken and edited by a photographer, watch yourself from above with 3-4 minutes of drone footage sent to you 24 hours after your tour, simply unwind with a relaxing massage or alternatively book also our North Bali: Full-Day Instagram Tour to enhance you Instagram experience by capturing the top things to do of north of Bali.

Ubud: Waterfall, Rice Terraces & Monkey Forest Private Tour

6. 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. 

Ubud: 3-Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class

7. Ubud: 3-Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class

Looking for a one-of-a-kind moment in Bali? This unique experience allows you to enjoy a fun, creative hobby combined with Bali's oldest crafting techniques. Spend a half-day with Ayu, who will introduce you to this special realm of art. She will teach you how to craft your idea into a wearable art piece just like she was taught by her father and her older brother when she was 9 years old. Learn all about what silver jewelry making entails and how it developed over time in Bali. Using 5 grams of silver, create your very own pair of earrings, ring, or pendant. Work together with Ayu to turn new silver into a polished art piece. It’s fun, it’s a challenge and a terrific way to spend your leisure time in Ubud.

From Bali: 3 Snorkeling Spots Tour to Lembongan and Penida

8. From Bali: 3 Snorkeling Spots Tour to Lembongan and Penida

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 or meet at the ferry office (depending on option selected), 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.

Bali: Ubud Gorilla Face ATV and Ayung Rafting Trip with Meal

9. Bali: Ubud Gorilla Face ATV and Ayung Rafting Trip with Meal

Explore Ubud's tropical jungle as you discover its varied landscapes, lush rice paddies, and rushing rivers during a combo ATV quad bike adventure and white river rafting tour on the famous Ayung River. Have lunch and benefit from the option of a roundtrip transfer from Bali. Go directly to the meeting point or start with pickup before heading to Ubud. Following a safety briefing, gear up with all the equipment needed for a safe journey. Choose to either ride in tandem with a companion or drive your own ATV for a thrilling solo ride. Ride through Gorilla Face Cave as you venture through the jungle and along rivers and rice paddies. Experience different terrains on an exciting ride, then freshen up with a shower before heading to the next activity. Hop in a raft and enjoy 2.5 hours on the Ayung River. Discover sweeping views of the green jungle and waterfall along the river. Later, enjoy time for another shower, followed by fried rice or noodles for lunch. After lunch, return back to the meeting point or your pickup location.

Bali: Ayung River Guided Rafting Adventure with Lunch

10. Bali: Ayung River Guided Rafting Adventure with Lunch

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.

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What people are saying about Ubud

Overall rating

4.8
(24,658 reviews)

Thanks a lot to Dika for this wonderful day. He was a very careful, kind and helpful guide as well as a good safe car driver. I recommend you this tour as its a complete one. Also If you have a short trip in Dali like me, this tour is the perfect one. We saw many different famous place in only one day. Also thank you for the coffee-tea testing. Coming from France, I recommend you the avocado coffee from the shop, sweet and not that strong, we don’t have this flavor in France… thanks again Dika!

If I could, I would give them 20 stars! This was by far the best experience we’ve ever had ! Dayu is the best tour guide ever and such a sweet and kind soul! And Toni was the best driver and funniest guy! We hope to see each other again! Lots of love from Silvia & Jorge!

There was a lot covered in the day but also didn’t feel rushed at the same time. Got to do so much and see lots of Ubud. Kaka was such a great guide, he even brought me sweet treats too. Would highly recommend :)

Made is a super guide! He is very kind, helpfull and speaks a discrete english! I recommend him as a guide for this hiking!

Santosa is a real authentic balinese guide, he was amazing