Do you have a plan to have the holiday in Ubud Bali with friends, family, and kids? If yes, you will wonder about the best things to do in Ubud Bali, an exciting place to see, where to stay, and the best way to get around. As one of the Bali activities tour agents, we often asked our customers about going to Ubud. Below is the frequently asked question about Ubud vacation.
- What should I not miss in Ubud Bali?
- Is Ubud safe at night?
- Which is better, Ubud or Kuta?
- How many days in Ubud is enough?
- Can you walk around Ubud?
- What can you do in Ubud for free?
- What is there to do in Ubud with family?
- The most popular one is, what do to in Ubud?
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As you may see, people ask plenty of questions before they decide to visit Bali. Also, to make our customers find an answer in accessible ways, we create an article about the Ubud travel guide on this website. Also, we can’t answer all the above questions on one page. Specifically, on this page, we will answer a question regarding what to do in Ubud. Therefore, please continue reading this page, due to you will get information such as;
- Bali Island Attraction & Activities.
- Ubud Tourism General Information.
- Best Way To Get Around Ubud.
- List Of Best Things To Do In Ubud Bali.
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Bali Island Attraction & Activities
Furthermore, Bali island nowadays becomes the most popular tourist destination in Asia, visited by Indonesian tourists and international travelers. Bali island has unique art, culture, natural environments, a safe place for a holiday, and a secure society.
While there are many interesting sights you can visit and fun activities to join while on Bali vacation. However, most travelers have a limited time of traveling in Bali. Therefore, it makes not all attractions and activities on Bali island can be visited. Thus, this will create questions for most travelers while visiting Bali. The questions, which places that I should stay and activity that I should join during a holiday in Bali?
To answer the above questions, I have previously written a post about Bali’s top favorite holiday destinations. If you want to know about the list of the leading famous holiday destinations in Bali, please click the below link!
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On the post of Bali’s most favorite tourist attractions, I have included Ubud on the list. The area is vast and offers plenty of unique attractions and fun activities.
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Ubud Tourism General Information
Most people who have visited Bali, for sure they know about Ubud at least have seen before. Furthermore, Ubud is one village in Gianyar Regency, located in the central of Bali.
For your information, in central Bali, there is no beach. So if you have a question, does Ubud have beaches? The answer is no! Therefore, you will not find a girl in a bikini and beaches in Ubud Bali. Most of the white sand beach location is in South Bali such as Kuta Beach, Melasti Beach Ungasan, Echo Beach Canggu, Petitenget beach Seminyak.
The village well-known for art, culture, spa, nature, and white water rafting Bali; thus, if you were looking for things to do in Ubud, you could try Ayung Rafting.
Furthermore, the Bali Rafting Tours at Ayung River are very suitable for families and children. Many travel magazines listed white water rafting Ayung river as the best outdoor adventure on things to do in Bali.
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SPA Destinations In ASIA
Also, suppose you love SPA and want to try the famous Balinese massage. In that case, you will find many spas, and very easy to get them because plenty of companies provide SPA services in Ubud Bali. Ubud becomes one of the SPA destinations in ASIA. From acupressure, reflexology, aromatherapy, and other SPA services quickly found in Ubud.
Because the village is central to Balinese art and culture, you will find plenty of painters, sculptors, and dancers in Ubud. So, no wonder there are many art workshops, art galleries, and museums in Ubud. The most famous museum in Ubud is The Neka Art Museum.
Besides Museum, you also can watch Balinese dance performances in Ubud and available every day. Form Kecak fire dance show, Barong dance Ubud, and Legong Dance Ubud.
For your information, if you want to watch the best Kecak and fire dance in Bali, you should visit the Uluwatu temple in Bali. There is a vast dance stage at the Uluwatu temple’s inner side, with a background facing west to the Indian ocean. The Uluwatu Kecak and fire dance start at 18:00 till 19:00. Therefore, the audience beside able to see Kecak dance, also able to see the sunset.
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Best Way To Get Around Ubud Bali
Furthermore, for those of you who have never had a vacation to Ubud Bali, the chances are that you will ask! What is the best way to get around Ubud?
There are plenty of ways to get around in Ubud. However, don’t expect you to get public transportation, except for a meter taxi. Therefore, you will find plenty of meter Taxis around the road, or you can ask the hotel reception to call a meter taxi for you.
Ride A Scooter
Do you love to ride a scooter? Therefore, you can hire a scooter in this area, and this is the cheapest way to get around in Ubud. Also, finding a scooter parking area is easier compared to finding a car park.
Getting a scooter in Bali is easy; all you need to do is search on Google and type the keyword Bali scooter rental. Scooter rental rate usually around IDR 75,000 for 24 hours usage. Please note, there is less fuel on the tank. Therefore, immediately fill the fuel tank at a nearby gas station.
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If you do not want to ride a scooter, you can get a car rental for self-drive or car rental with a driver in Bali. However, it’s not recommended to self-drive the car to get around the central Ubud area. You must be wondering, why?
Please note, the village does not have plenty of car parks, especially in central Ubud, which will make it quite difficult to park your vehicle. Most of the car parks available are using the public road and its hard to get a single space.
If you do not want to get bothered by parking your vehicle, we recommend hiring a car with a driver. It is your driver’s job to park the car.
In Central Ubud, a car park is next to the royal palace or at the Monkey Forest car park. Therefore, after you park the car, you need to go around on foot at central Ubud. For your information, favorite things to see at central Ubud include Saraswati temple, Roya palace, art market, and Monkey Forest.
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List Of Best Things To Do In Ubud Bali
Furthermore, there are plenty of best things to do in Ubud Bali. This page will give you a list of information on holiday activities and attractions in Ubud.
A list of things to do and places to see in Ubud is not my opinion or copy-paste information from another website. However, the list of places to see and things to do in Ubud are our customers’ summaries. Who book a tour package, Bali water sports packages, car rental with driver, or white water rafting in Bali with us.
As we know, each traveler from a particular country has a distinct interest in things to do and activities that they want to join during holidays in Ubud Bali. Therefore, I choose only places and activities, favorite by Singaporean, Indian, and Hongkong tourists. Below is the list of the best things to do in Ubud Bali.
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1. Ayung River Rafting With Sobek
For your information, there is two types of water sports love by Singaporean, Indian and Hong Kong tourist and there are:
- Bali marine sports game at Tanjung Benoa Beach.
- Bali river rafting tour. While there are two best locations to have river rafting in Bali, and there are Telaga Waja River at Karangasem regency and the Ayung River.
One of the most enjoyable things to do in Ubud, if you love outdoor adventure, is the Ayung river rafting. Ayung river is the name of a river in Ubud Bali.
To finish Ayung river rafting, you will need 2 hours. During white water rafting at Ayung river, you will see various things. Such as; waterfalls, rock formations, riverbanks. Nature scenery combined with adventure; then, you will get a pleasant experience.
Ayung River is suitable for a first-timer or beginner who would like to join white water rafting trips. Rafting on the Ayung River is more inclined as a recreational event than a sports event because the Ayung river has moderate rapids flow.
So if you are staying at one of the hotels in Ubud and want to join Bali’s fun adventure, you should try Ayung river rafting trips.
For your information, there is plenty of river rafting company available at Ayung River. One of the best rafting tour companies in Ubud in terms of services is Sobek rafting and Mason Rafting Ubud.
However, the Bali Sobek rafting at Ayung River price slightly higher than other Ayung rafting tour companies such as Payung rafting. If quality during rafting is what you are looking for, Sobek rafting is the company you should choose.
Further Detail, Ayung River Rafting Ubud. Age Requirement, 7 - 65 Years Old. Sobek Rafting start point at Ayung River on Google Map. Free parking. Bali Sobek Rafting Ubud Price, USD 55/person. Opening hours, 09:00 - 15:00. Best time to have rafting is in the morning at 10:00 am.
2. Tegalalang Rice Terrace
When you plan to visit Ubud Bali for a holiday, for sure, you will find some information about things to do in Ubud. When you search on the internet about things to see in Ubud, you will see an iconic image of a vast rice terrace. The name of the site to see a rice terrace call Tegalalang rice terrace.
Besides the Tegalalang rice terrace, another Bali rice terrace popular among travelers is the Jatiluwih Rice Terrace in the Tabanan regency.
Rice terraces in Tegalalang, highly favored by Indian, Malaysian, Philippines, Singaporean, and Hongkong tourists. Also, the location of Tegalalang rice terraces in the same direction as Kintamani Bali.
Tegalalang rice terrace becomes famous due to its terrace layout. Tegalalang rice terraces have unique scenery with terraced shape rice fields with a slope of about 40 degrees angle. The terraced design in Tegalalang is a way of the Balinese traditional irrigation system or famous call as Subak.
Many cafes in the Tegalalang rice field area have direct access to the Tegalalang rice terraces’ scenic view. You can hang out with a light snack and drink while enjoying the rice terrace’s landscape view.
Due to the Tegalalang rice field, the location in a valley, therefore it creates scenic lookouts. Besides being able to see the rice terrace scenery, at Tegallang rice terrace, there are popular activities among visitors, call Bali swing.
The Tegalalang rice terrace’s iconic scenery makes plenty of tourists list Tegalalang rice terraces on their Bali vacation itinerary. With the high number of tourists’ visits to Tegalalang rice fields, I list Tegalalang rice fields as the top things to do and places to see in Ubud.
Read, All Things Need To Know About Tegalalang Rice Terrace. Entry Fee, IDR 10.000/person. Map Location On Tegalalang rice terraces Google Map. Car Parking Price, IDR 5.000/one car. Best Time To Visit, 09:00 – 17:00.
3. Campuhan Ridge Walk
Are there any free things to do in Ubud that I should not miss? Yes, there is, which is a walk around in the area. Visiting Ubud attractions is not always spending your travel budget.
The village area offers several beautiful walks activity with no expenses. You can have stepped on one of the rural villages, and you can walk through the rice field and do a forest walk.
One of the most popular walk activities in Ubud, which is free of charge, is the Campuhan Ridge Walk on Bukit Campuhan. If translated to English, Bukit Campuhan means Campuhan Hill. It is known as Bukit Cinta / Mountain Of Love among teenagers.
If you ask me why the youth called it the hill of love? For sure, I am not sure the answer! Perhaps, the name given to the mountain of love, due to Bukit Campuhan very often used as a pre-wedding photo spot.
When you do a Campuhan Ridge Walk, you will see greenery hills with a pathway along the mountain’s top. The well arranges a path on top of the Campuhan hill called Campuhan ridge.
Because of Bukit Campuhan Ubud’s beautiful scenery, these make almost every day, especially in the afternoon, Bukit Campuhan bustling with visitors. Most of the visitors will walk on the ridge of the Bukit Campuhan to allow them to see the beauty of the scenery. How about you! Do you have an interest in Campuhan Ridge Walk? If yes, find out further detailed information below!
Read More: “Campuhan Ridge Walk” >>> Free Parking. Bukit Campuhan location on Google Map. Most visitor typically spends up to 2 hours in Campuhan Hill. Best time to visit, 16:00 - 18:00.
4. Monkey Forest Ubud
If you are wondering, what should I not miss in Ubud Bali during vacation? The answers are the Ubud monkey forest. My experience when visiting the monkey forest with my family was great, especially for my children.
From my experience visiting the monkey forest in Ubud, we don’t have an annoying encounter. Also, we can see lots of gray monkeys, lush green forests, and a fantastic Balinese Hindu temple called Pura Dalem Padang Tegal. My kids cherished being capable of seeing the monkeys play and sleep.
Considerably Tame Monkey
The monkeys at the monkey forest are tame. However, please don’t attempt to provoke them with food or walk not on the designated pathway. Besides, avoid bringing any food; you also should keep your belongings in your bag, such as sunglasses, cameras, smartphones, hats, and jewelry. Due to the monkeys considerably naughty, and will attempt to take your belongings.
Park guardians cover all the forest areas. From what I see, the forest guardians always keep an eye on the visitor that gets close by monkeys.
Overall my family and I had a great vacation time at the monkey forest. So if you love animals, visiting the monkey forest is one of the best things to do in Ubud during your vacation.
Find Out More: “Monkey Forest Ubud” >>> Car Parking Fee, Free Of Charge. Map Location, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary Google Map. Best Time To Visit, 15:00 – 17:00. Ubud Monkey Forest Entrance Fee.
5. Puri Saren Palace
During my Sunday cycling trips with a friend to Ubud, we decided to visit the central Ubud. There are three well-known attractions in the central area: Puri Saren Palace (The King Royal Palace), Saraswati temple, and the art market. On that Sunday morning, my friend invites me to have a visit Puri Saren Palace.
Puri Saren Palace is the residence of Ubud Kings. As you may expect to visit the king palace, you will see many great things. When we enter the Puri Saren Palace, we saw amazing Balinese architecture, with plenty of carving and stone statues. When you go to the inner side of the Palace, you will see well-maintained gardens with plenty of artistic carvings, sculptures, and shrines.
The Restricted Area Of Puri Saren Palace
There is a sign that every visitor of Puri Saren Palace needs to be aware, which is a particular area is not eligible to enter by visitor. The restricted area is the area where the king lives. On that day, I didn’t enter the restricted area. However, I have once entered the restricted area because the king invited me during the photography tour.
As a Balinese that uses to see ancient Balinese architecture, understanding the Ubud palace architecture still becomes an incredible experience. Furthermore, to your knowledge, the entrance fee is not eligible to enter the Ubud Palace, which means it is Free.
Read More, All Things Need To Know About Puri Saren Palace. There Is No Specific Dress Code To Enter The Palace. It Will Be Great If You Wear Sarong And Scarf. Opening Hours, 08:00 - 19:00. Best Time To Visit, 08:00 - 09:00. See Here, Puri Sare Palace Location On Google Map.
6. Sobek Ubud Cycling Tour
Cycling activities in Ubud, for now, are dominated by European tourists. However, the movie Eat, Pray, Love starring a Hollywood artist, which is Ms. Julia Roberts. Many Indian, Singaporean & Hongkong tourists are interested in joining in bicycle rides in rural areas, especially cycling on the edge of rice fields.
Due to the high demand for bike tours in Ubud, many outdoor activities operators initially only provide Bali rafting activities. Also, give a cycling tour. One of the best companies that offer bike tours in Ubud is Sobek Adventure Cycling Ubud.
Find Out More: “Sobek Adventure Cycling Bali” >>> Ubud Cycling Tour Price, USD 60/person. Sobek Cycling tour start point on Google Map. Free parking. The best time to have an Ubud bike tour is at 10:00 am.
7. Culinary Tour On The Edge of Rice Fields
If you would like to have a romantic dinner on the beach with a sunset view, Bali’s best place is Jimbaran Beach. However, if you would like to experience lunch or dinner on the edge of rice fields, Ubud is the place.
One of the most famous restaurants to have lunch or dinner surrounded by rice fields is Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant in Ubud. Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant Ubud’s main menu is fried duck or roasted duck, with a choice of 3 Balinese chili sauces.
Almost every day, Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant is full of visitors, both Indonesian and international visitors. The Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant Ubud’s main point of interest is the restaurant dining layout surrounded by rice fields. If you plan to try to have lunch or dinner at Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant, find out the detailed information below.
Read More: Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant. The food price range, IDR 20.000 - IDR 150.000. Opening Hours, 10:00 - 20:00. Popular Visit Time, 12:00 - 14:00. Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant Ubud on Google Map. Free parking.
8. Shopping At Ubud Art Market
There are many shops or stores in Bali to buy merchandise, and the most famous one is the Sukawati art market. However, if you want to find a shop or store to purchase Balinese merchandise located close to Ubud, then you can go to the Art Market.
The Art Market, nowadays gaining popularity due to one of the scenes on Eat, Pray, Love movie takes shooting spot in Ubud art market.
Since the film starring Julia Roberts created the Ubud art market, many International tourists have been interested in visiting the Ubud art market. Besides sensing, tourists also buy Balinese souvenirs for friends or family at the Ubud Art market.
Read More: “Ubud Art Market” >>> Car Parking, IDR 5.000 / one car. Ubud Art Market location on Google Map. Opening hour, 09:00 - 18:00. The best time to visit, at 10:00 am.
9. Mason Adventure Elephant Safari Ride
One of the best places to have an elephant safari ride in Bali is at Taro village. The price to have an elephant safari ride at Taro village by Mason Adventure Tours is relatively high for my budget. However, I don’t hesitate to try to have an elephant safari ride at Taro village.
Even though the elephant riding activity at Taro village is quite expensive for me, but still is value for money. Things that make me say it’s worth your cash due to the gardens are well-groomed, elephants are very tame and plump, no smell from the elephants, and you can eat buffet lunch as much as you want. Most of the visitors at Taro Elephant Safari are international travelers. In contrast, Indonesian visitor mostly comes during a holiday season, such as New Years.
So how about you? Do you have the interest to try Taro Elephant Safari ride Ubud? If yes, find out below for further detailed information.
Read More: Taro Elephant Safari Ride Ubud. Adult Price, IDR 1.330.000. Child Price, IDR 900.000. Taro Elephant Safari rides Ubud on Google Map. Free Parking. Most visitor typically spends up to 4 hours in the park. The best time to visit, 09:00 am.
10. Bali Bird Park
One of the best attractions for a family in Bali is Bird Park in Ubud Gianyar. Therefore, most tourists who visited Bali Bird Park are family travelers who have a vacation with children. Besides your boys’ ability to see a variety of birds, your boys can also feed the bird and watch the bird attraction show.
Read More: Bali Bird Park. Bird Park Admission, Adult, IDR 385.000. Child Entry Fee, IDR 192.500. Bird Park in Ubud location on Google Map. Free Parking. Opening Hours, 09:00 - 17:30. Most visitor spends up to 2.5 hours in the park. The best time to visit, 13:00.
11. Bali Zoo
Holidays by visiting family tourist attractions in Bali are a top priority for most tourists while on Bali’s vacation. The average customer who books a car rental service with a driver in Bali that we serve will have a holiday with family and children.
One of the family tourism activities that Indonesian tourists love while on vacation to tourist attractions in Ubud Bali is the Bali Zoo.
In addition to the uniqueness of the Bali Zoo and children being able to see a variety of animals, children can also play in the children’s pool, feed animals, and watch bird shows.
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Read More: Bali Zoo Park. Adult Zoo Admission: IDR 321.300. Child Entrance Fee, IDR 208.250. Bali Zoo Park location on Google Map. Most visitor spends up to 2.5 hours in the zoo. Free Parking. Opening Hours, 09:00 - 17:00. The best time to visit, 13:00.
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