Ubud one of the most visited places not just in Bali but in all of Indonesia. It became more popular when Ubud become a quest of love for Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, and Love. For me, Ubud is the center for arts and culture in Bali. Each activity in here is associated with spirituality, cultures and traditions, proximity to nature and the relationship between human beings. The everyday activities in Ubud, defines them. Also scattered around Ubud are Bali’s famed terraced rice paddies, remarkable man-made creations meshed in an emerald-green natural setting. One day ‘Sweet Escape’ tour to Ubud is one of my recommendation activities for those who would love to see the real Bali life; the people, culture and nature while creating a wonderful moment in your life with the person you love. The perfect introduction to Bali’s fascinating culture and handicrafts, picturesque rice paddy fields, traditional villages. This tour will leave you feeling culturally and physically enriched!
|Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is a nature reserve, a place to see Hindu Temple and a home to approximately 600 macaque monkeys. Monkey Forrest is a symbol of harmonious coexistence of humans with nature. Although the monkeys are fun to watch, the main feature of this forest are the three main temples inside ; Pura Dalem Agung temple, The Utama Mandala, and the Pura Prajapati. Make sure your camera is ready to take some good photos while the monkey is crawling on your shoulder.
|Ubud Traditional Art Market
The variety of merchandise can be overwhelming. The Ubud Art Market sells plenty of art with traditional and religious themes, from Buddha heads to topeng masks to statues of Wisnu and Garuda. You can also pick up hand-painted kites, brightly colored sarongs, and intricately patterned batiks. Home decor and housewares make a strong showing at Pasar Ubud, too, with a proliferation of incenses, fragrances, ceramics, wall hangings and carved picture frames for sale.
|Puri Saren, Ubud Royal Palace
The Royal Palace has been home to the royal family of Ubud since the late 19th century to the mid-1940s and is still inhabited by descendants of the last king. Parts of the complex are off limits to the public, but entry to the rest is free. You can wander around most of the large compound exploring the many traditional and ornate buildings. Take time to appreciate the stone sculptures, many of the local artists noted as I Gusti Nyoman Lempad. If you visit the palace on Sunday you will see children learn Balinese dance from 9:00 – 10.30am.
|Beautiful Rice Terrace at Ceking Tegallalang
Bali’s natural beauty comes in countless forms but the rice terraces create some of the island’s most awe-inspiring backdrop. The rice fields’ terraces are almost works of art. The fields are various shades of green and are extremely well maintained. The coconut trees still give an extra charm. Be sure to walk through the rice fields to explore close its distinctive architecture. After the tour, relax in one of the many cafes overlooking the rice fields. Don’t forget to take some beautiful photos with the wonderful background.
|Tirta Empul Holly Spring and Sacred Temple
One of the prominent temples in Ubud. This temple is built around a sacred spring, Tampak Siring, and its two bathing spots have been used by the Balinese for a millennium. It is believed that the springs have magical powers and bring good health and prosperity. Pack your bathing suit and experience the springs as the Balinese do. Ducking your head under each of the 13 holy springs, feel the significance of the waters as they cleanse your past and you emerge ready to create the future.
|Tour Duration||From hotel to hotel is approximately 9 to 10 hours|
|Price||USD 40 net / person ( No Hidden Costs)
Minimum 2 person, Maximum 5 person
100% cancellation fee applied if booking cancelled on the booking day.
|Whats Included ?||
|Exclusions||Food and Drinks, Gratuities (optional)|
|What to Bring||Recommended to bring sun screen, sunglasses, hat, camera, small money, changing clothes (just in case).|
|Extended Fee||Use the car over 10 hours, extra charge $ 10 /hour|
|Departure Point||Tour departs from all major hotels in Kuta, Legian, Sanur, Nusa Dua, Seminyak|
|Pick Up Time||We pick you up at Hotel Lobby Nusa Dua area 8:00 Kuta area 8:00 Seminyak area 8:00 Sanur area 8:00Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 – 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.|
|Remarks||The schedule on this tour is one standard course. If you extend hours, extra charge is needed. This tour is offered by Adventurous Bali. You can freely change schedule on the way. Please understand the transit time is changed by daily road condition|