Local Area Attractions
These are the places, we highly recommend while visiting Ubud. As some of these activities are offered by independent tour companies, price may vary depending on number of people, itinerary selected and equipment needed. For further information, please seek Patih, your personal butler.
Several “must do” activities are recommended in Ubud:
- Visit the palace, Ubud’s many art galleries or shop at traditional market.
- Conquer Ayung River on rafts and riverside picnic Explorer’s style.
- Yoga in the outdoor or relax with a Balinese spa treatment.
- Hike the majestic Mount Batur at sunrise.
- Private session with one of Ubud’s Traditional Healers.
- Evening Kecak Fire & Trance Dance at Agung Rai Art Museum.
- Cycling through the village’s rice terrace.
- Bali Elephant Camp and Night Safari – be a Mahout for the day and experience nature in the evening.
- Water blessing at Tirtha Empul Temple Holy Spring.
Tirta Empul Temple
Experience Tirta Empul Temple Holy Spring. Built in 926 AD, this iconic temple is famous for its purifying holy water, which attracts devotees, particularly during full and new moons, who come for blessings. Appointments for this once-in-a-lifetime experience can be arranged through your personal butler.
Visit Ubud Village & Monkey Forest. For thousands of years, Ubud has been the spiritual and cultural hub of Hindu Bali. Witness these, as you walk around visiting Ubud Palace, Saraswati Temple’s Lotus Pond, selfie time at Pura Gunung Lebah at Ubud’s famous Dutch bridge, Ubud Market and local Art Galleries. Your Patih can also arrange private appointment with Ubud many artists.Ubud Monkey Forest is a nature reserve and Hindu temple complex. Its official name is the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. The village's residents view the Monkey Forest as an important spiritual, economic, educational, and conservation center for the village.
Visit picture-perfect Jatiluwih Rice Terraces located in the region of Tabanan and among the most striking examples of terraced agriculture in the world. Arguably Bali’s oldest and most complex example of the Subak rice terrace system of agriculture. Taman Ayun Temple is a Royal Temple of Mengwi Empire and it is located in Mengwi Village. The function of this temple is to pray the god in manifestation (Wisnu) which is based at the top of Mangu mount. Feel free to seek Patih for more information.
Kecak Fire Trance Dance
Learn Bali’s nocturnal and the endangeredThis theatrical Balinese dance and drama, developed in the 1930s, brings together at least 100 men who tell stories through their movements, chants and voices.