Welcome to Ubud

Ubud is culture, yes. It's also home to good restaurants, cafes and streets of shops, many selling goods from the region's artisans. There's somewhere to stay for every budget, and no matter what the price you can enjoy lodgings that reflect the local Zeitgeist: artful, creative and serene.Ubud's popularity continues to grow, adding on the hoopla created by the bestselling Eat, Pray, Love. Tour buses with day... Read More

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$25 Cultural & Theme Tours

Ubud Tanah Lot Tour

Your tour begins in the morning with hotel pickup by private vehicle. Explore the rice terraces at Tegalalang, known for the subak system of traditional Balinese irrigation that, according to history, was passed down by a revered holy man named Rsi Markandeya in the eighth century. This high roadside location is cool and breezy and offers good photo ops.Next, arrive at coffee farm to learn about the process of Bali's famous Luwak coffee, made from the beans of coffee berries that have been eaten by Asian palm civets and other related civets, then passed through their digestive tracts. Other crops grown in this area include vanilla, cloves, and cacao. See the coffee-making process, and enjoy provided tastings for all coffee, tea, and cocoa drinks except for the Luwak coffee (own expense).At midday, head to Ubud, the center of arts in Bali. Over the next few hours, see Mas village, known for woodcarvings; Celuk village, where artisans make silver and gold jewelry by hand; and Tohpati village, which is known for batik weaving. Then in the early evening, arrive at Tanah Lot, a rock formation just off the coast of Bali, where a temple sits on the rocks and offers a great place to watch the sunset. There are several points to see this temple, all of which boast views. You may spot black and white sea snakes at the base of the rocks that are said to guard the temple from evil spirits.Your day tour ends with return to your hotel.

$43 Walking & Biking Tours

Half-Day Electric Bike Tour of Ubud

Get ready for an awesome time!  Start your tour with a pickup from your hotel in Ubud and be at the starting point in 15 minutes.  That's right, our bikes are electric so no long, crowded van ride up the mountain just to roll down.Our spectacular tour goes from Ubud up to the famously stunning Tegalalang Rice Terraces. Tegalalang is a UNESCO world heritage site and once you arrive you will see why. Stop to take in the view. Allow the peaceful atmosphere to wash away your worries.  After this, you’ll travel back to Ubud, riding through villages along the gorgeous back roads.  Our guides are from Ubud and know all about the area.  They will take you to beautiful temples and share their knowledge and experience with you.After returning to the starting point you will enjoy a delicious Balinese lunch.  What a day!

$20 Transfers & Ground Transport

Best Private Arrival Transfer: Bali Airport to Hotel

With this private arrival transfer from the Denpasar International Airport to your Bali accommodation, you’ll enjoy a hassle-free start to your vacation. When you leave the baggage claim area at the Bali airport, you’ll be met by a representative holding a sign with your name. Your professional driver will then assist you with your luggage and lead to you to your private vehicle, where you can settle into your seat and relax as you’re taken straight to your hotel, resort or villa in Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Ubud, Candidasa, Uluwatu or Canggu.When making a booking for this private arrival transfer from the Bali airport to your hotel, you will need to advise your flight details and your hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed at the time of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!Price is per person, based on 3 to 6 adults per car/vehicle.

$45.05 Day Trips & Excursions

Bali Highlights Tour

Meet your professional guide upon pickup at your hotel for your full-day sightseeing tour of Bali. Hop aboard your comfortable coach, which stops at each site for approximately 30-45 minutes.Your first stop is the village of Blahbatuh, home to Bali’s only surviving gong-smith, who is an expert at casting bronze to make Balinese musical instruments. At a factory, watch the fascinating process of creating an entire gamelan orchestra — from large gongs to tiny bells. Your guide will describe the ancient method of casting metal components of the xylophone-like instruments for each gamelan.Next, your guide will take you on a tour of the Archaeological Museum, also known as the Gedung Arca Museum. Located in Bedulu Village, approximately 4 miles (7 km) from Ubud and 18 miles (30 km) from Denpasar, the museum displays historical and pre-historical collections dating back to the Stone Age. You’ll see bronze bells used as religious tools in the 15th century and view huge stone sarcophagi — ancient royal coffins dating back to 500 BC. Continue to the plantation village of Sri Batu and explore the garden on foot. Your guide points out various plants being harvested and explains their culinary or medicinal uses. Here, you'll have the opportunity to purchase a range of eastern spices, cloves, coffee and tropical fruit. In the cool mountains of Kintamani, take in the views of Mt Batur. Black lava runs from the peak of this active volcano to the valley floor, where the shimmering Lake Batur — Bali’s widest lake — lies at its base. Stop here for a delicious lunch (own expense), served in a local restaurant offering an Indonesian buffet and magnificent vistas. Marvel at the crescent-shaped lake, surrounded by the steep walls of the crater rim where the original Mt Batur erupted tens of thousands of years ago.After lunch, make your way to the traditional village of Penglipuran. Wander with your guide through a bamboo plantation, and learn about the ancient beliefs and unique customs the locals maintain. Finally, head to Bukit Jati, located in Gulingan village, where you’ll partake in afternoon tea and coffee, served as you enjoy views of the rice fields and the blue sea beyond.

$65 Private & Custom Tours

Private Bali Tour: Temples and Rice Terraces Tour

Your private tour brings you to the centre of art and culture in Ubud, you will see how the local people live their daily life and make their creations. In this tour you will be invited to have a holy blessing at the holy spring temple for purification and soul cleansing.At 9am you will be picked up from your accommodation in your private vehicle and taken to Ubud.  You will arrive at Gunung Kawi at 10:30am. This is an 11th century temple and funerary complex that is spread across either side of the Pakerisan River. It comprises 10 rock-cut Candi (shrines) that are carved into some 7 metre high (23 foot) sheltered niches of the sheer cliff face.Visit the Holy Spring Temple (Tirta Empul) at 12:30pm. Here you can have a holy blessing for purification. You will be provided with a Sarong to enter the temple as well as doing the blessing.Next at 1:30pm you will have a lunch at a small restaurant inside the jungle with views of the valley and rice terraces.The rice terraces are the next stop. You will have a short trek to the middle of rice paddy fields surrounded by the green countryside. After your short trek you will stop at a coffee plantation to taste the Luwak Coffee which is strangely digested through the Luwak.Visit a popular monkey forest in the centre of Ubud to see long tailed macaques in the green jungle before arriving back at your hotel at 7pm.

$45 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Ubud and Tanah Lot Day Tour

At 9am you will be picked up from your accommodation in your private vehicle.   After being picked up you will arrive at the traditional art centre at 10am. You will be able to see traditional and modern paintings created by a maestro from Ubud. You will also be able to see the wood carving centre where the best sculptors in Bali come to create their designs. The silversmith production centre is your chance to see how the local people create their pieces with silver. On this tour you can also stop and check out how Batik traditional Balinese clothing is made.Arrive at the rice terraces at 11am where you can enjoy a short trekking journey along the rice paddy fields. At 12pm you will visit the Ubud monkey forest which has long tailed macaques monkeys under the shadow of the green sanctuary tropical forest. From 1pm you can have lunch (not included) at a small local restaurant in the middle of rice fields. Visit a coffee plantation at 3pm to see the Luwak (animal) coffee production process for the most expensive coffee in the world. You will arrive at Tanah Lot Temple at 5:30pm. You will finish off your day by seeing a magnificent temple with the background of a wonderful sunset.