If you have never set foot in Ubud before, then let this post inspire you to plan your next trip here. I can tell you personally that Ubud has much to offer and should feature in your bucket list especially for all the nature lovers out there. The next question to ask is what kind of tours are available in Ubud. There are indeed plenty to choose from and that cater to everyone’s personal choice. The following list of tours is not exhaustive but will give you a glimpse of what to plan for your trip to Ubud.
Mount Batur is an active volcano in Kintamani where it last erupted in the year 2000. You can get a pretty decent view of the sunrise from the top of the volcano provided it is not a cloudy day. Be sure to bring a head torch with you as your climb will start around 3am when it is still dark outside. Good luck! Then, after the climb, reward yourself by soaking in the natural hot spring.
Duration: 8.0 hour
There are many enjoyable walks that you can take in Ubud. The most popular is the Campuhan Ridge Walk. Almost all hotels or hostels in Ubud will recommend this. Then, continue your walk with a visit to the Tegalalang Rice Terraces, watch monkeys in the Monkey Forest, and refresh yourself at the Tegenungan Waterfall.
Duration: 8 hours
For the cycling enthusiasts and those who are not keen on walking a lot or sitting too long in air-conditioned vehicles, then you can opt for a cycling tour. These tours usually involve riding through small dirt roads past the scenic views of the cascading rice terraces where you also get to visit temples and explore villages along the way. The guides can even take you off the beaten track accessible only by bike. As these are electric bikes, you do not have to worry about the long, crowded van ride up the mountain just to roll down.
Duration: 3 hours
Your journey begins in the morning where you will be picked up from your accommodation and then discover Balinese culture including wood carvings, and meet the silversmiths and batik artists from Ubud’s art villages. Enjoy your visit to Tanah Lot, a famous Hindu temple perched on top of a rock formation, but do not forget to take loads of pictures amidst the scenic backdrop. You will also get to see the Tegalalang rice terraces on your tour and have a taste of Luwak coffee from the Luwak coffee plantation.
Duration: 8 to 10 hours
For those wanting to experience and learn about Balinese culture, this will be an eye-opener. You will get to see the Balinese architecture and discover the traditions from your guide. Visit the Ubud palace and watch the Barong Dance, admire quality Balinese art in an artisan village, visit the Batuan Temple where you can see the Ramayana and Mahabharata story along the temple wall, then proceed to the Goa Gajah Temple (Elephant Cave) and later take in the breathtaking Tegalalang Rice Terrace scenery and enjoy lunch at a local eating place.
Duration: 9 to 12 hours
You can start your visit with a full day tour (you can have the option of a private tour) with a personal guide included. They can help you customize a trip to suit your palate or simply pick any of their existing tour packages. The tours will start as early as 9am and you will get to visit the famous rice terraces and explore the water temples. Discover also the artistic heritage of Ubud, or head over to the village of Kintamani to marvel at the majestic view of the Mount Batur.
Duration: 6.0 hour
Get picked up from your accommodation and enjoy a thrilling white water rafting experience with an experienced guide down the famous Ayung River where you will also get to see beautiful stone carvings along the way. Savor a Balinese style lunch at the riverside restaurant after your rafting adventure.
Duration: 2.5 hour
For those who are not keen on peddling their bicycles, then this Quad Bike Tour is for you! The tour is suitable for all skill levels. You will enjoy a 2 hour ride through rice paddies, villages, jungle, rivers and including a bamboo forest. Explore and have a great adventure with nature.
Duration: 5 to 7 hours
Bali, truly an island of the Gods!
From magnificent mountains, volcanic hillsides to lush greenery, it is no surprise that Bali is known as the Island of the Gods. Take a tour now to fully explore and immerse yourself in Bali’s cultural heart. After which you can sit back, relax under the tropical sun and enjoy your Balinese meal.
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