BEST UBUD TOUR | from $59
Immerse yourself in the beauty, culture, art, and history of Bali on a full-day private tour of Ubud and surrounding areas with a local guide to help you navigate cultural norms and customs respectfully. Experience spiritual purification at an 11th-century Hindu temple and visit lush green rice fields where you learn about the traditional cooperative irrigation systems used across the island. Skip tourist traps and the worry of navigating, and leave the details to your guide.
What To Expect
Tegalalang Rice Terrace (1 hour • Admission Ticket Not Included)
Tegalalang Rice Fields near Ubud, where subak (a traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system) is practiced. According to local history, subak was passed down by a revered holy man named Rsi Markandeya in the eighth century. Admire the view from here that spreads out to the rice terraces on the slopes across the valley.
Tirta Empul Temple (1 hour • Admission Ticket Not Included)
Tirta Empul is an important temple complex and holy mountain spring, located in the village of Manukaya in central Bali. The site serves as a legendary setting of a traditional tale about good versus evil. It is also a national cultural heritage site. The complex, built circa 960 AD, is also a silent witness to the old Balinese kingdom years, particularly at the time of the Warmadewa Dynasty. Another nearby and prominent site on top of a hill is the presidential palace, Istana Tampaksiring, built during the years of the nation’s first president, Soekarno. Tirta Empul, meaning ‘holy water spring’ is actually the name of a water source located within the temple. The spring feeds various purification baths, pools, and fish ponds surrounding the outer perimeter, which all flow to the Tukad Pakerisan River. Various sites throughout the region and many other archaeological relics relate to local myths and legends.
Tegenungan Waterfall (1 hour 30 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included)
Tegenungan Waterfall, is one of the few waterfalls in Bali that isn’t situated in the highlands or mountains. It’s only about 50 feet high (15 meters), so you can jump right into the waterfall if you wish (only after paying for insurance). Tegenungan is known for its lush green surroundings and heavy water flow, perfect for swimming and cooling off.
Puseh Batuan Temple (1 hour • Admission Ticket Not Included)
This Hindu temple is looked after by the villagers of the Batuan countryside and features Balinese ornamentation with a roof made from the fiber of chromatic black palm trees.
Ubud Traditional Art Market (1 hour • Admission Ticket Not Included)
The Ubud Art Market, locally referred to as ‘Pasar Seni Ubud’ is located opposite the Puri Saren Royal Ubud Palace and is open daily. Here you can find beautiful silk scarves, lightweight shirts, handmade woven bags, baskets or hats; statues, kites, and many other hand-crafted goods. Most of the goods found at the Ubud Market are made in the neighboring villages of Pengosekan, Tegallalang, Payangan, and Peliatan.
What to bring:
- Comfortable shoes.
- Mineral water
- Parking Fees
- Professional guide
- Air-conditioned vehicle
Entrance fees to all sites
Food and Drink
I will pick up all travelers in the hotel or pick up point
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