Ubud one of the most beautiful places in the world. This area is the center for Bali arts and culture. Each activity here is associated with spirituality, cultures and traditions, proximity to nature and the relationship between human beings. The everyday activities in Ubud define them. Also scattered around Ubud are Bali’s amazing rice terraces, remarkable man-made creations meshed in an emerald-green natural setting.
One day ‘Sweet Escape’ tour to Ubud Bali is one of my recommendation activities for those who would love to experience the real Bali life; the people, culture, and nature while creating the best moment in your life with the people you love. The perfect introduction to Bali’s fascinating culture and handicrafts, picturesque rice paddy fields, traditional villages. This Ubud Bali tour will leave you feeling culturally and physically enriched!
- Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
- Traditional Art Market Ubud
- Puri Saren, Ubud Royal Palace
- Tegallalang Rice Terraces
- Tirta Empul Holy Water Temple
1st Stop: Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Located in the central Ubud, inhabited more than 700 monkeys populate the forest along with 186 species of trees in this 12.5-hectare sanctuary. Monkey Forrest is a symbol of harmonious coexistence of humans with nature. There are three temples within the Monkey Forest: Pura Dalem, the shrine to Lord Shiva, the Holy Water Temple, and the Cremation Temple.
In the forest, visitors can also find sculptures, symbolizing the energies supporting the powers of the three temples. The temple-structure is based on the doctrine of Tri Hita Karana, which teaches followers how to maintain harmonious relationships of humans with humans, humans with their environment, and humans with The Supreme God.
You are discouraged from playing or having physical contact with the monkeys, as they are wild animals which may bite. Feeding them peanuts is not good for their health. Do not try to hide the food as the monkeys will know and will try to take it. If a monkey jumps on you, remember to stay calm, stand up, and slowly walk away. If you want to get pictures with the monkeys, make sure your camera is ready while the monkey is crawling on your shoulder. Ask for assistance from the staff if necessary.
2nd Stop: Ubud Bali Traditional Art Market
The variety of merchandise can be overwhelming. You can buy plenty of art with traditional and religious themes, from Buddha heads to topeng masks to statues of Wisnu and Garuda. There are lots of choice for souvenir like hand-painted kites, brightly colored sarongs, and intricately patterned batiks. Home decor and housewares make a strong showing at Ubud Market, too, with a proliferation of incenses, fragrances, ceramics, wall hangings and carved picture frames for sale. Don’t forget to bargain up to 40% from the first price.
3rd Stop: 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. You can wander around in 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.
4th Stop: Tegallalang Rice Terrace
Bali’s natural beauty comes in countless forms but the rice terraces create some of the island’s most awe-inspiring backdrop. 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 Instagram photos with a wonderful background.
5th Stop: Tirta Empul Temple with Holly Spring and Holy Bath Ritual
This temple is built around a sacred spring, 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.
|Rate||USD 40 net / Person|
( IDR 560.000 / net / Person )
|Minimum Booking||2 Person|
|Duration||Up To 10 Hours|
|Pick up Time||08:00 am from the lobby of your hotel. |
Please note, pick up is only provided from the following areas: Ubud, Sanur, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Seminyak and Canggu
|Includes||Entrance fees, Donations and Parking fees in all destinations |
Private hotel pick up and drop off (selected areas)
English speaking guide / driver
|Sunglasses, hat, camera, mobile phone, |
extra battery, cash, credit card for personal expenses, change of clothes if you wish to do the bathing purification at Tirta Empul Temple.
Pick-up at your hotel.
It takes about 40 minutes to get to the first stop at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud.
08.40 – 9:30
Arrive and Exploring Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud.
You will spend about 40 minutes wandering around and take some pictures.
Leave Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in Ubud to proceed to Puri Saren Ubud Palace which takes about 10 minutes drive.
09:45 – 11:00
Exploring Puri Saren Ubud Palace and Ubud Traditional Art Market.
You can wander around Puri Saren Ubud Palace for 15 minutes and then cross the street to arrive at Ubud Traditional Art Market which is located just across the Ubud Palace.
You will spend about 1 hour on the traditional art market for sightseeing and souvenir shopping.
Leave Ubud Traditional Art Market to proceed to Bale Udang Restaurant for Lunch. It will take 20 minutes to drive to get to the restaurant. Please note that Lunch does not include on the package.
11.30 – 12:30
Lunch at Bale Udang Restaurant. You will spend about 1 hour in the restaurant.
Leave the restaurant to proceed to Tegallalang Rice Terrace. Take about 25 minutes.
13:00 – 13:45
Exploring Tegalalang Rice Terrace. You will spend about 45 minutes here to wander around the area.
Leave Tegallalang Rice Terraces to continue the trip to Tirta Empul Temple. The trip will take about 30 minutes.
14:30 – 15:45
Exploring Tirta Empul Temple. You will see around the temple and if you wish you can join the holy Bath. The guide will organize the sarong and offerings. You will spend about 1 hour here.
Leave Tirta Empul Temple to return to your Hotel. Depending on where you stay, the trip will take about 1 to 1.5 hours back to hotel.
17:00 – 17:30
Arrive at your Hotel.