101 BEST Things To Do In UBUD Bali 2024 (Our Experience)

Hey Friends! Welcome to the Ultimate Ubud Travel Guide about The Best Things To Do In Ubud Bali, one of the top destinations in Indonesia! We Lived in Bali for 1 year and we will help guide you on all the best things to do in Ubud Bali from actual real-world experience!

Best Things to do in Ubud Bali, couple in Ubud Bali at the rice terraces

Ubud is a beautiful complex of rice fields and terraced rice paddies that has been a sacred place for centuries.

Known as the “yoga capital of the world,” Ubud is perfect for anyone looking to relax and de-stress.

I’ve included the best landmarks, monuments, museums, tourist attractions, historic sites, tours in Ubud Bali, and some of my favorite bars and restaurants. 

In addition to its sacred sites and natural beauty, there are plenty of other activities you can do in Bali including:

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  • visit Bali’s best restaurants and cafes
  • soaking up the local art scene
  • exploring the nearby rice fields

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1. Visit A Waterfall

Undoubtedly, some of the most beautiful waterfalls abroad are in Ubud, Bali.

Tegenungan Waterfall is a personal favorite of ours and is north of Denpasar and a popular attraction for many tourists.

You can take incredible photos here, and you are allowed to swim at the plunge pool at the waterfall too.

Be sure to visit this 25-meter-high waterfall in the morning as it tends to get crowded in the afternoon. The entrance fee is 15,000 IDR for adults and 10,000 IDR for kids.

You will cross over a short bamboo bridge to get to the front of the waterfall and when you look above to the right of the waterfall, you will see beautiful greenery and a swing you can ride above.

Restaurants are nearby for your convenience, and if you want to take some fantastic photos alone, be sure to get there early.

There are other famous waterfalls in Ubud, including:

  • Manuaba Waterfall
  • Sumampan Waterfall
  • Suwat Waterfall
  • Nungnung Waterfall
  • Dusun Kuning Waterfall and many more

2. Mount Batur

Mount Batur In Bali
Mount Batur

This beautiful active volcano is well-known for its captivating views of the surrounding mountains, Lake Batur, and black lava from a previous explosion in 2000.

The Balinese consider Mount Batur the second most sacred mountain after Mount Agung.

Group tours are available, but you can also do a private time if you are more comfortable with that, and you can book with Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking which offers a range of activities for Rp 800,000 such as:

  • hiking up the mountain by a local guide during sunset or sunrise
  • pickup and dropoff from Seminyak
  • breakfast at the top of the mountain
  • lunch after the hike up
  • flashlights and water

It would take around 2 hours to hike to the top of the mountain, which is 5,633 feet or 1,717 meters high. For someone like me who sucks at cardio, this climb would be a bit of a struggle for me, but I suggest you go for it and just take breaks along your way to the top, and you should be fine.

Hiking shoes are a must for this trip!

3. Bali Elephant Sanctuary

If you’re looking to see elephants up close and personal, the Mason Elephant Sanctuary in Ubud is the perfect place.

Here, gentle giants can roam free among lush tropical gardens while their caretakers work to ensure their well-being.

Built on a sprawling property just outside of Ubud, this sanctuary offers visitors an opportunity to learn about elephant conservation and enjoy plenty of activities with the animals.

From exploring their spacious enclosure to taking a ride on one of these massive mammals, there’s something for everyone who visits Mason Elephant Sanctuary in Bali.

You can enjoy bathing an elephant with your friend, ride the elephants after bathing them and then enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet facing a beautiful view of the elephants and the surroundings nearby.

You can do the same thing at night, where Taro Jungle will be dimly lit for your convenience, and take a nightly safari ride and finish off with a tasty dinner buffet.

If that’s not enough, you can also take a ride on your elephant through Taro Jungle and the nearby park.

If you want to enjoy all the amenities, Mason Elephant Sanctuary has to offer but can’t do it all in one day, consider staying at the elephant park lodge, which has won an award for being the world’s Best Luxury Eco Safari Lodge.

You can enjoy a luxury stay here with many amenities, including an outdoor pool and watching the elephants do their day-to-day activities.

4. Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

we took a selfie with a monkey in Ubud Monkey Forest
Selfie with a monkey in Ubud Monkey Forest

This is the natural habitat and sanctuary for the Balinese long-tailed macaque.

Over 1,000 monkeys have lived here for hundreds of years, which is why it is considered a holy place in Bali and is a popular attraction for many tourists.

There is an entrance fee of IDR 80,000 for adults and IDR 60,000 for children, and the ticket office is open between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Just a heads up, do not look the monkeys directly in the eye, panic, or run from them if they are trying to approach you.

Not only will you see monkeys, but you can also check out three temples:

  • Pura Dalem- pray to God Shiva
  • Cremation temple- Balinese people pray to Brahma
  • Holy Water Temple- Goddess Gangga

You may notice visitors throwing a coin in the Holy Spring Temple pool as they believe their wish will come true if they do this.

Make sure you are gentle with the monkeys and follow all the guidelines when visiting Monkey Forest. This is a place Austin and I went to before leaving Bali.

It was a wonderful, fun experience that we will never forget!

5. Balinese Massage

It’s well-known that Balinese massages can cost you around $5 USD per hour, but if you want to experience the most relaxing moments of your life while in Bali, this would be the only time we suggest you spend a little bit more money and get a massage from a spa or wellness center.

These massages typically consist of a deep-tissue full-body massage while targeting the sore areas in your back or shoulders.

Here is a range of massages you can get while in Bali:

  • Reiki: a Japanese form of energy healing, the masseur, transfers energy from their palms to the person they are massaging to encourage physical and emotional healing.
  • Flower bath: a rosewater bath perfect for tightening pores and soothing skin.
  • Hot stone massage increases circulation and eases stiff muscles.
  • Tuina: based on Chinese medicine techniques, including acupuncture, Chinese herbalism, and fire cupping.

6. Balinese Cooking Classes

Are you looking for a unique activity to do in Bali? Why not try out cooking classes with local experts.

This allows you to learn traditional Balinese cuisine and get hands-on experience preparing some of your favorite dishes that you can make right at home.

There are several options for cooking classes in Ubud:

  • Local Market Tour and Traditional Balinese Cooking Class with A Family
  • Organic Farm and Bali Farm Cooking School
  • Vegetarian Ubud Cooking Class in Bali
  • Private traditional Balinese cooking experience and garden tour in Ubud

The above classes range from $30 to $80 per person.

Be Bali Day is a family-run operation with beautiful views and farms surrounding you as you immerse yourself in Indonesian food culture.

You’ll be able to eat what you make and leave with memories of a great time learning about some of Indonesia’s most popular cuisines.

Whichever option you choose, one thing is for sure: you will have an unforgettable experience while learning to cook delicious Balinese cuisine.

7. Balinese Dance Show

If you’re visiting Bali and want to experience some of the island’s traditional dances, check out one of these shows!

Ubud, Bali is well known for being the cultural center of Bali, and Tanah Gajah Resort hosts traditional fire dances including:

The Balinese Fire Dance: The Balinese Dance Kecak is a trance ritual adapted from Ramayana and performed primarily by men who dance and sing acapella.

It was first performed as a form of entertainment in the 1930s.

Balinese dance is an ancient dance tradition that the Balinese people practice as a way of their religious and artistic expression.

The performances featured here are all favorites among locals:

  • Devdan Show at Bali Nusa Dua Theatre
  • Kecak Dance
  • You can also enjoy seafood dinner on the Beach at this resort.

8. Bali Bintang Rafting

If you are the adventurous type like us, you will probably enjoy something more outdoorsy like Bali Bintang Rafting, where you can enjoy a 3-hour trip on the Ayung River which is Bali’s longest river.

It is only $30 per person, and not only will you enjoy views of wildlife, jungles, waterfalls, and fields as you go along, but after the trip, you can enjoy a buffet lunch as well.

Your trip will also include:

  • A life jacket
  • Helmet
  • Paddles
  • Kayak

9. Batuan Temple Pura Batuan

Batuan Temple was founded in 1020 AD making it nearly 1,000 years old, and it is one of the three village temples dedicated to a Hindu God.

It is one of the most famous temples in Ubud for its temple tours and beautiful architecture.

You probably have seen this temple on Instagram because it is a very Instagrammy location known for its split gates right at the entrance.

It is one of three village temples in Tri Kahyangan made up of shrines and stone guardians, well preserved, as well as it’s sandstone and bas motifs.

The entry gate was in one piece but eventually split into two parts.

Beyond the gate, you will find more statues and a gorgeous garden.

After passing through another gate, you will see the shrine inside the temple where Hindu Gods are enthroned during special occasions such as festivals where they are flooded with offerings and devotions from Balinese people.

It is a way of inviting the gods down to Earth.

Regardless of the time you visit the beautiful Batuan Temple temple, it will be a memorable experience.

There is no fee to enter the Batuan Temple, but donations are always welcome.

10. Yoga Barn in Ubud

The Yoga Barn is a well-known yoga studio to visit in Bali, and it is also a massive studio with a:

  • juice bar
  • treatment room
  • guest accommodations
  • restaurant
  • 7 yoga spaces!

Not only can you do yoga here, but as mentioned above, there are places to dine, enjoy fresh juice, and there are also film nights, workshops, and yoga teacher training you can attend.

It is close to Monkey Forest, so don’t forget to check out this place before or after visiting the jungle nearby.

You will come across some beautiful scenery here made up of flowers and lotus-filled ponds, so make sure you have your phone or camera handy.

With nearly 20 available classes per day, you will find a class that interests you.

Be sure to arrive at your class early because they fill up fast, and you will want to have a good seat close to your instructor.

Some classes may have up to 60 people at a time, the price per class is around $10, and the more classes you sign up for, the greater your discount will be!

11. Agung Rai Museum of Art

Be sure to check out the Agung Rai Museum of Art, which was opened by Professor Dr. Ing. in 1996.

Agung Rai was the museum’s founder as he devoted his life to Balinese art and culture.

This cultural center is home to a wide range of Balinese art and a great place to learn about the culture. You’ll find paintings, sculptures, and other works that date back centuries.

The museum’s excellent rice field setting makes for an idyllic visit.

This place is something to admire as unique artwork from prominent artists like Javanese artist Raden Saleh can only be found at the Agung Rai Museum of Art.

You will come across contemporary, traditional, and many other artworks for a $4 fee. You will receive a booklet about the artwork in the museum, and a drink that is included in your fee.

Not only will you witness historical art, but there is so much more you can do, including:

  • visiting the library and reading room
  • seminars
  • cultural workshops
  • music
  • painting classes
  • dance & theatre performances

If you check out the museum’s website, you will find places to dine, resorts and villas to sleep in, and packages offered to make the most out of your visit.

12. Swept Away Restaurant

Located close to the Ayung River, rice fields, and green hillside, dinner at Swept Away restaurant is the perfect romantic way to spend the night with your partner.

They offer in-villa dining, and whether you decide to dine indoors or outdoors, the view is captivating.

You can enjoy local or international dishes, and Swept Away offers a 24-hour private dining service for two in your villa.

My favorite part about this restaurant is probably the 100 candle-lit dinner with flower petals all around to help set the mood along with the nature sounds close by.

You can enjoy a 4-course, 6 or 7-course meal perfectly crafted by professional chefs using locally sourced ingredients.

Swept Away has been given 5-star reviews by many happy customers, which makes it well-deserving of its name, “paradise on earth.”

13. Visit traditional Art markets

Bali’s art markets showcase talented artists and artisans with their carved statues, paintings, clothing, and other hand-made goods.

The Ubud Art Traditional Market and Sukawati Art Market are among the best marketplaces in Bali for authentic souvenirs at affordable prices.

Ubud’s traditional art market is divided into two parts:

The Westside is a more conventional artistic market, while the market a block away on the east is a more traditional fundamental market.

The Ubud Art Market is not just limited to art, but you can also find:

  • souveniers
  • clothing
  • accessories

The art market is located right in the center of Ubud and is open from 9 a.m. to around 6 p.m. Try to get there early before other tourists overpopulate the area.

The traditional market consists of multiple buildings and streets where vendors have their shops set up.

If you get there early or right before closing time, there is also a better chance of you getting a discounted price on different items as sellers are eager to make their first sale of the day and will be willing to work with you on price negotiation.

Whatever you decide to buy, whether a dress, sarong, or jewelry, you will find something nice to take home with you.

14. Go Snorkeling

Bali Blue Lagoon Snorkeling offers a beautiful view of the blue sea at Blue Lagoon Beach and many cliffs overlooking the sea.

Depending on the group size, it is $30 per person and is perfect for beginners as Blue Lagoon Beach has calm waters and is a great place to explore tropical marine life.

You may see:

  • clown fish
  • puffer fish
  • moray eels
  • angelfish

If you book here, you will be offered an all-inclusive package with lunch and transportation. You will also get the opportunity to visit Tanjung Jepun, which is another popular snorkeling site in Bali.

You will be given safety procedures before you go diving, an Indonesian buffet lunch, and pick up and drop off services if needed.

You will also receive bottled water and an English-speaking driver in this package.

15. Go for a spa session at Lembah Spa

Lembah Spa is one of the most tranquil spas in Bali, and not only will you feel relaxed inside the spa, but you also get a gorgeous view of the Petanu River.

Here are some services offered at Lembah Spa:

  • Body Scrub (45 mins)- 350,000
  • Flower bath with essential oils (30 mins)- 200,000
  • Hair cream bath (60 mins)- the secret to the long beautiful hair of many Balinese women- 600,000
  • Stress relief Pevonia massage (90 mins)- 1,200,000 – Traditional Balinese massage and a soothing balm applied to your back and feet.
  • Four hands harmony– (60 mins)- 1,350,000- receive a back massage by 2 masseurs simultaneously! Said to make you experience “unparalleled relaxation“.
  • Many other services are offered, but here are a few of my favorites I wanted to introduce to you. For a complete list of the services provided by Lembah Spa, click here.
  • If you are coming to Lembah Spa with a friend or a partner, I recommend looking into the spa packages, allowing you to experience more treatments while saving a bit.
  • For example, the romantic couples treatment is 120 mins long for 3,300,000 per couple and includes:
  • Balinese Massage with a choice of essential oil
  • Body Scrub with Pevonia Silky Skin scrub
  • Body mask with natural yogurt
  • Warm flower bath
  • Cool pool and Jacuzzi
  • Relaxation and fresh juice17. Go for a bike ride

If you are a simple person and just enjoy taking in the beautiful views in a foreign country, consider going for a cycling tour in Ubud.

Here are two affordable cycling tours in Ubud:

1. Half-day electric cycling tour of Ubud

  • From $40 per person
  • Around 3 hours long
  • Balinese lunch included
  • round trip transportation from Ubud hotel

You will visit the Tegalalang Rice Terraces on your electric bike and pass by many local villages.

Your guide will give you commentary about the places you stop at and what you will see as you bike ride along with the scenery.

You will enjoy a Balinese lunch as your last stop before being dropped off back at your hotel.

Bottled water is included, don’t forget to wear your sunscreen and comfortable shoes!

2. Half-Day Ubud Rice Field and Village Cycling Tour:

A similar bike tour where you will visit the countryside of Bali as you bike through rice plantations and jungles.

You will also learn about country life as you stop at a traditional Balinese house compound.

Info about the jungle and plantations will also be told to you by your tour guide.

Safety equipment, including gloves and helmets, will be given to you at the start of your tour, and like the other tour, you will finish off enjoying a Balinese meal at a nearby restaurant.

You can enjoy a similar tour of the jungle and plantations on a hot, overcrowded bus, so why not enjoy the same views on a bike where you will have fresh air and can take in the views up close!

18. Go to the Setia Darma House of Masks

This unique museum showcases around 5,000 puppets and 1,300 masks, making it a place with some of Indonesia’s most colorful heritage items.

Each act and puppet comes with a description, so you know exactly what you’re looking at, and its meaning.

There is no admission fee; you can also look outside the museum to see a traditional Balinese garden and get a drink from the onsite coffee shop.

Museum was founded by Agustinus Prayitno and is split into 4 antique Javanese houses.

The 1st house has traditional shadow puppets, while the 2nd gallery has leather shadow puppets commonly seen at ceremonies on Balinese rites of passage and temple anniversaries.

A puppet master would conduct shows and try to portray lessons and words of wisdom throughout the performance.

Some of the items in this museum may also come from Europe, Africa, Latin America, and even China.

One puppet was created during the 2008 Presidential Election and was designed to look like Barack Obama.

19. Silver jewelry-making class in Ubud

Looking for a fun way to spend your weekend in Ubud?

Whether you’re interested in learning how to make silver jewelry or just want an excuse to wander around this beautiful town, this is a great class to go to.

One of the most popular workshops in Bali is the Silver Jewelry Making Class where you’ll learn about this ancient art form’s history and techniques while creating your jewelry piece.

This unique experience allows you to enjoy a fun, creative hobby combined with Bali’s oldest crafting techniques.

Silver jewelry making is an ancient Balinese art critical to the island’s rural economy.

An excellent workshop takes you through the jewelry-making process, from melting the silver to putting together the work.

Learn all about silver jewelry making and how it has evolved in Bali, using just 5 grams of silver to create your pair of earrings, rings, and jewelry.

Chez Monique was one of the first silversmiths in Ubud to offer special classes for those who wanted to learn the art of making silver jewelry.

20. Sound Healing at Pyramids of Chi

I think this is one of the coolest places you can visit in Bali.

As a spiritual person, the Pyramids of Chi is definitely on my bucket list the next time I’m in Bali.

Surrounded by rice fields, you will have the sound healing experience inside one of the pyramids, and the sound healing cannot be explained.

It is just something that you have to feel to believe.

Over 60,00 people have visited the Pyramids of Chi within the last few years.

A free shuttle bus is available for you also to explore a unique gift shop, workshops, “Food as Medicine” wellness cafes, and other events located around the Pyramids of Chi.

Some events include:

  • cacao ceremonies
  • light therapy
  • breath and voice workshops
  • yoga
  • spiritual awakening

Fun fact: Sound healing is good for stress relief as high-frequency sounds replenish brain energy.

21. Puri Saren Agung (Ubud Royal Palace)

If you want to enjoy some culture and see some of Bali’s most iconic landmarks, Puri Saren Agung should be at the top of your list.

The palace was originally built as the residence of the Raja (King) and royal family in 1640, but it has been extended over time by Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel.

Every evening at 7:30 p.m., visitors can catch a traditional Balinese dance show performed in the same venue – Puri Saren Palace.

Puri Saren Agung is also home to many cultural relics such as carvings, paintings, and sculptures that date back centuries.

Whether you’re snapping photos or just soaking up the local atmosphere, Puri Saren Agung is worth a visit!

The palace was built during the lordship of Tjokorda Putu Kandel (1800–1823) and features well-preserved Balinese architecture and a unique garden setting.

The royal family of Ubud lives in Puri Saren Agung, also known as Ubud Palace, although you cannot go into the palace but you can go to the front section of the court that is open to the public.

The royal palace is a great way to enjoy the arts, dancing, and literature as meeting halls host:

  • Readers Festival
  • opening ceremonies of the annual Ubud Writers.

Walkthroughs are available during the day for photos and viewing of the palace.

The stage has traditional gates and guardian statues, and performers are dressed in traditional clothing.

You will also get to see performances with percussive gamelan orchestras.

Shows can last quite a long, so it may not be ideal for young children, but as an adult, you’ll surely enjoy the performances you will see.

Remember to bring bug spray as other travelers recommend and arrive around a half hour early before showtime to get a good seat!

Read the story beforehand so you have a better understanding of what you will see in the show!

While the royal palace doesn’t charge an entry view for viewing the lovely palace, you are looking to pay around 100,000 IDR to see the dance performances.

22. Zen Hideaway

Zen Hideaway starts at $143 per night, and prices may be negotiable with the host depending on how long you stay here.

Based on our past travel experiences, the longer you stay at an Airbnb, the greater your discount will be.

This is a very Instagrammy location as it is the “birthplace” of Bali Swing and is a unique riverfront villa that is 150 years old and designed with a Japanese aesthetic.

You will have captivating views of:

  • rice fields
  • Ayung river valley
  • waterfalls
  • Mt. Agung
  • the jungle

Transportation to and from the airport is provided by the host (IDR 300,000) each way, as well as a simple breakfast, but keep in mind that the Bali Swing is part of a shared property with Zen Hideaway #2 and Zen Hideaway #3.

Get ready to enjoy the beautiful sounds of nature around Zen Hideaway and talk to local farmers, temple dancers, school kids, and coconut pickers.

Reviews say that the host and people around are amicable and helpful.

The Airbnb also comes fully furnished and has many amenities, including:

  • two floors
  • a kitchen
  • open-air living and dining space
  • WIFI
  • extra bed
  • work desk
  • large parking area
  • master bedroom
  • study room
  • air conditioning

23. Legong Dance performance

Legong is a traditional form of Balinese dance dating back to the 19th century and characterized by expressive gestures, facial expressions, footwork, and intricate finger movements.

Legong used to be used as a form of royal entertainment, and it was said that the prince of Sukawati fell ill and dreamed of two dancers performing for him, and once he woke up, he decided to make his dream become a reality.

Many dancers are young female performers as this kind of dancing requires lots of flexibility and fast-paced movements.

The dancers wear spectacular costumes and a golden headdress that is fairly heavy, but this does not stop the dancers from giving their audience a jaw-dropping performance.

Although Legong used to just be seen in big palaces in front of the eyes of royal families, it can now be seen on stage throughout Bali.

24. Yeh Pulu Temple

This temple with ancient history is located in the Bedulu Village, and inside, you will come across a cave, which is said to be the place where King Bedahulu used to meditate.

It is also a place of worship for the Balinese people who come to pray to the Ganesha Statue and even an archaeological site where a wall inside the temple has 25 meters of reliefs (sculptural method) telling about the old Balinese way of life.

This temple used to be where rice was kept for locals as Yeh means water and Pulu translates to container, referring to the container that rests in the holy spring on the site.

Yeh Pulu temple is not a well-known place by many tourists, so if you want to experience a more private adventure, this would be an ideal temple for you to visit.

Don’t hesitate to visit the Goa Gajah Temple, which is located nearby.

25. Campuhan Ridge Walk

If you enjoy walks in nature, this is the perfect activity for you as you will enjoy lots of majestic views of many hills and other greenery.

It is recommended to go to the Ridge Walk early in the morning before the sun hits its peak, as it usually gets very hot in Bali.

If you go early in the morning or during sunset, you will see the best views of the nature side of Ubud.

It is around 2.5km, including walking to the end of the ridge and back, so it may take an hour or two, depending on how fast you walk.

There are also warungs around for your convenience and a place to buy drinks at the beginning of your walk and also in the middle of your route.

Campuhan Ridge Walk is free of charge, and after you cross a small bridge, you will see the Pura Gunung Lebah temple.

The further you go, the more you will see.

You will get a glance of Mount Agung, rice fields, small villages, and Sungai Cerik River if you get far enough.

This is one of the easier nature treks you can take in Bali, and it is just the perfect way to spend an afternoon on the weekend.

26. Gianyar Night Market

Check out the Gianyar Night Market, as it will definitely be a memorable highlight of your trip.

This market is located in Gianyar, one of Bali’s regencies, about 10 kilometers east of the Ubud district.

It opens daily at around 3 p.m. and doesn’t close until midnight.

Dinner is served around 6 p.m., which is when many fluorescent bulbs begin to light up the market.

For dinner, try the traditional nasi goreng, martabak, chicken satay, or the Balinese specialty Babi guling meaning suckling pig.

For dessert, buy some Pisang Goreng and shop till you drop (not literally) as you have a range of options, including:

  • fruits
  • vegetables
  • DVDs
  • jewelry
  • toys
  • clothes
  • Balinese Hindu ritual items (offerings, incense)
  • flowers

27. Bali Zoo

Bali Zoo is a place to check out if you’re looking for a fun afternoon activity in Ubud.

General admission is around $25 per ticket.

They have attractions like the Petting Zoo and Pony Ride for children and the Jungle Splash Waterplay area for some water fun.

For lunch, Gayo Restaurant and Wantilan Restaurant are both great options.

Asian zoos have their advantage: they provide affordable exotic animal experiences – such as the chance to feed exotic animals for $5 at Bali Zoo!

There are many other family-friendly activities you can participate in, such as:

  • elephant mud fun IDR 1,215,000 ($87)
  • Breakfast with orangutans – & elephant expeditions ( with transfers)
  • From IDR 1,350,000 ($96)
  • You will see many exotic animals, including elephants, tigers, birds, orangutans, otters, and lemurs.

28. Bali ATV Ride-Quad Bike

This half-day private tour includes a quad bike ride, a refreshments lunch, a shower, and hotel pickup and drop-off from Ubud and South Bali.

On an ATV Quad bike adventure, enjoy traveling through the local villages and experiencing true Balinese village life while passing through sacred temples, rice fields, and a bamboo forest.

ATV stands for the all-terrain vehicle and is suitable for all skill levels as you follow your experienced guide along the way.

Tickets start from $54 USD based on the size of the group, and you will ride across plantations, jungle tracks, forest trails, and splash through rivers.

There will be stops along the way allowing you to snap a few photos and admire the beauty of Bali, and before you are dropped back off at your hotel, you can stop by for free Balinese coffee or tea at a local coffee plantation.

29. Elephant Cave/Goa Gajah

The Goa Gajah, also known as “Elephant Cave,” is an archeological site located a few kilometers from central Ubud on the cool western borders of Bedulu Village.

The elephant cave is close to the elephant river and is a mysterious cave with a unique entrance as the entrance is said to resemble the witch Rangda from Balinese mythology that used to eat children.

Others say the entrance resembles the Hindu Earth God Bhoma.

The elephant cave is a sight to see, with ancient bathing pools and gardens surrounding the cave.

Ancient relics were known to be surrounding the cave dating back to the 11th century, and inside the cave is rather small, as the left passage has a statue of Hindu god Ganesh and the right passage has a small worship area with stone lingam and yoni for the Hindu God Shiva.

Remember to dress respectfully when visiting Goa Gajah, as your shoulders and knees should be covered whether you are a man or woman.

This is not the ideal place to take photos as you need to be respectful of the locals that are worshipping inside the cave, and you should be aware that there is not much lighting inside the cave.

It is 15,000 IDR per person or $1 and is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

When leaving, you will notice paddy fields and stone steps that can lead you to the remains of a crumbled Buddhist temple nearby and a waterfall too.

30. Dewa Indera Statue (Peliatan)

A beautiful white and grey monument that is worth visiting in Ubud as you can admire it from afar.

It is said to be located at the road conjunction on the East side on the way out of Ubud.

It is a famous landmark in Peliatan, representing the God Arjuna in Hindu mythology.

The God is shown standing on an elephant while holding a bow and arrow and is surrounded by an arc of serpents.

The area where the statue is located tends to be pretty busy with cars and motorcycles, but you can take great photos from far away too.

31. Bali Bird Park (Taman Burung Bali)

Bali Bird Park is a famous tourist attraction located approximately 20 minutes from Ubud and 40 minutes from Kuta Beach.

There are 1,600 exotic species of birds, with 250 different species coming from Sumatra, Papua, Java, and elsewhere.

The park is divided into seven distinct regions that recreate geographic habitats with indigenous plant life and allow for close viewing of many rare species.

Some of the Bali birds found in the area include Bronze-tailed Peacock Pheasant, Black-naped Fruit Dove, and Bali Starling.

The park is also popular for its waterfall location and nearby Teganungan waterfall.

This park is definitely for nature lovers as you and your kids can enjoy performances and educational shows too.

Even if it is raining that day you visit, you can enjoy the 4D air-conditioned cinema inside.

Not only can you see the birds, but you can also feed them, and photos even show species parched on top of visitor’s shoulders.

Admission to Bali Bird Park with hotel transfer starts at around $42 per person but varies by group size.

The package includes 2-way transfers from your South Bali or Ubud hotel for whatever time is best for you.

Some tours even include lunch with your English-speaking driver.

There is a restaurant on site where your kids can enjoy coloring and delicious food too.

32. Air Terjun Kuning/ Kanto Lampo Waterfall

Air Terjun Kuning waterfall is a stunning waterfall where you can take some insane Instagram photos either by yourself or with your partner.

Just be careful on the way down as it is quite wet, and slippery on the way to the falls.

This is more of a private waterfall, so you can enjoy your own company if you get there early enough.

Water can be quite rough, but you can swim in the waterfall, there is a Bali swing nearby, and a restaurant for your convenience.

You get a beautiful view of rice paddies from the restaurant, and the food is cheap but also delicious.

It is located in the middle of a Balinese village, making it a very non-touristy area, so it is worth the climb.

The water is fresh and clean, and jungle trekking is another thing you can consider doing while visiting Air Terjun Kuning Waterfall.

Entrance fee is 10,000 IDR.

33. Celuk Village Desa Celuk

Celuk Village is a popular tourist attraction located at the entrance gate of Gianyar Regency in Sukawati District.

Here you will find a range of beautiful gold and silver handicrafts made by families and villagers who are professionally skilled at what they do.

This craft village has produced souvenirs and export commodities for national, local, and international markets.

You can find a range of jewelry such as:

  • earrings
  • hairpins
  • necklaces
  • rings
  • brooch
  • culture symbols

You will get to admire beautiful work in these shops and workers are said to give you a warm welcome as you visit.

34. East Tour Nusa Penida Bali

Although this tour is a bit pricey ($99 per adult), I think it is well worth it.

You will walk away with some memorable views and overall, an incredible experience.

What’s included:

  • Admisison to Atuh Beach
  • Admission to Diamond Beach
  • Admission to Teletubbies Hill
  • Entry to Cave Temple at Goa Giri Putri
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned car with English speaking guide and driver.

Nusa Penida is a beautiful island in Bali that needs to be seen to be believed.

It offers a unique landscape that is different than the mainland.

The Nusa Penida tour is around 10 hours long, making it perfect for an all-day adventure.

Nusa Penida Island is composed of three small islands where you will see marvelous waterfalls, secluded beaches, and roads through the jungle that you’re free to explore.

You will get incredible views over the edge of the cliffs and notice lots of greenery and palm trees surrounding you.

As you explore the beaches included in your tour, you will have plenty of lovely backdrops for photos with turquoise blue waters, and the view from the top of Diamond Beach is just incredible, with lots of limestones and palm trees on this stunning white beach.

Bottled water, lunch, private transportation, and fast boat transfers are also included in the price.

You can go on a day tour of Penida Island to explore the west or east coasts, with the west coast being more popular because it is closer to the harbor.

If you prefer to see both sides, making a three-day Nusa Penida trip is better.

Nusa Penida is a small island off the coast of Bali, southeast of the mainland, where you won’t find the snazzy beach clubs, but instead organic cafes.

35. Pura Gunung Kawi

The Gunung Kawi Temple is in northeast Ubud, in Tampaksiring close to Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

The temple complex includes a collection of ancient shrines carved into the face of a rock cliff in central Bali and the main site.

Pura Gunung Kawi is an 11th-century temple and funeral monument near Ubud, Bali, with 10 rock-cut shrines carved into 23 feet high sheltered in a 2-hour visit.

The shrines have a powerful meaning behind them as they are said to have been dedicated to members of the Balinese royal family, including King Udayana, his son, and his wives.

It is a bit of a walk to the temple at the bottom of the river valley, so make sure you have water handy as, after your visit, you have to walk back up a bunch of steps too.

If you need a break on the way down to the shrines, there are restaurants, cafes, and souvenir shops for your convenience.

Once you get to the bottom, you will come across the first 4 shines, and then you will find another hidden shrine towards the south side.

Once you cross a bridge and end up on the opposite of the river, you will see the other 5 shrines awaiting you.

The temple complex is located in Bali’s Tampaksiring region, approximately 20 kilometers northeast of Ubud and 40 kilometers from Denpasar.

The entrance fee is about $3 for both adults and kids.

You will be given a sarong to wear to the temple after you purchase your ticket.

Pura Gunung Kawi is open from 8 am to 6 pm.

36. Visit Bamboo Forest

Now this place is truly magical!

A whole forest made of bamboo sticks?

Yes, you heard that right.

You will get phenomenal photos here, and not only that, but it is only 5 meters away from Penglipuran Village.

You can dress as casual as you want and don’t have to worry about snakes or other wild animals in this forest, but there may be bugs around.

You will get to experience local life in Penglipuran and Kintamani villages, as well as demonstrations of Balinese arts and crafts in Ubud, and visit a coffee plantation.

Before you even stop at the village, you will get to stop at Batuan Temple on the way.

When you visit the coffee plantation, you will learn about the coffee-making process and get to try different traditional coffees.

The tour includes stopping at the sacred Tirta Empul Temple, where the Balinese bathe in the sacred waters for healing and spiritual benefits.

If you book the full-day trip tour that starts at $50 per person, you’ll even get to take a dip in the natural rock pools at Tibumana Waterfalls, Tirta Empul Temple, and Tegallalang rice terrace.

Your private tour will pick you up and drop you back home too.

37. Budiasa Art Gallery and Wood Carver

You will get to learn about the 4 types of wood used for wood carving, and you will enjoy seeing the process of professional wood carvers from the beginning.

They will be happy to answer your questions about this art form, and you will get to see many beautiful carvings that are pricey but beautiful to admire.

Budiasa Art was created in 1992 to showcase art from carvers from Mas village and other nearby places.

38. Eat at Bebek Bengil

If you are looking for some delicious traditional Balinese food, this is a good place for you to visit.

Also known as “Dirty Duck Diner,” it is also the “original crispy duck since 1990“.

If you’re wondering how it got its funny name, it’s because when the restaurant was almost finished being built, on a rainy day, ducks on the rice field across the road came over and left their wet footprints on the floors and tables in the restaurants.

They left their muddy footprints all around the restaurant, and that’s how it got its name “dirty duck.”

Choose from various food options while enjoying an ambient vibe at Bebek Bengil.

Choose from appetizers to desserts, vegetarian-friendly options, seafood, pasta, and even a kid’s menu.

There’s even a catering and buffet menu.

Many prices are affordable, some are expensive, but you will definitely enjoy a tasty meal here.

Some meals you must try here are :

  • black Russian pie
  • crispy duck Bali
  • duck spring roll
  • grilled Thai chicken wings
  • tom yam goong

They also claim to have the finest coffee in Bali and have some pretty unique drinks like:

  • Bali Street
  • Hanoman Street
  • Brumbun Duck
  • Lemon Breeze
  • Ubud street

Bebek Bengil ranks 476 out of 1161 best places to eat in Ubud on Tripadvisor.

Its sister restaurants can be found around Bali including South Jakarta, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, and many other places.

Regardless of your choice, each restaurant provides a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere.

Locals, foreigners, and even presidents have dined here over the years.

39. Gaya Ceramic Pottery Class

If you have been looking to explore more of your artistic side, then this is your place to do it!

An Italian couple started the Gaya Ceramic Pottery Class in 2001 after they moved to Bali and in 2010, founded the Gaya Ceramic Arts Centre where you’ll find:

  • intensive workshops
  • Artist in Residency program
  • ceramic classes

You will learn all about pottery, from the process and materials to the color and shapes that can be created through pottery making.

You can even join the studio internship, where you will learn what it takes to run a pottery shop you will spend most of the day helping out in the studio then spend the rest of your time as an independent clay artist.

There is an art space gallery where you can admire creations from artists worldwide, including 8 different countries.

To style your home, you can purchase past work with various creations, including art pieces, amenities, installations, and other objects.

There is truly something for everyone at Gaya Ceramic Pottery class.

If you don’t walk away with a physical item, you will at least walk away with some new knowledge!

40. Gedong Arca Museum

An archeological museum in Tampak Siring Village in Gianyar where you will witness over 3,000 collections as the museum was established in 1958-1959 but was officially open to the public in 1974.

It is an important location that has stored ancient relics from East and West Nusa Tenggara and Bali.

You will see pretty cool objects from prehistoric times, including:

  • cultivation tools
  • ancient household items
  • fishing tools
  • hunting tools
  • religious items

The museum is split into three parts:

  • Archeological Rescue Hall
  • Arca building area
  • Office/ Administration Building area

Outside the museum, you will notice three inner and outer courtyards and a central courtyard.

The outer courtyard has three chambers where you will find the ticket booth, pavilion, and bale kulkul.

The pavilion has 7 chambers where sacred relics are stored, and special events take place too.

The central courtyard consists of five chambers, a green garden, and a beautiful pond.

Entry is free into the museum, but the website does mention that their online ticket shop and tours are temporarily closed, so I believe the site does charge for special events.

41. Gates of Heaven ( Lempuyang Temple)

Lempuyang Temple, also known as Pura Luhur Lempüang, is one of Bali’s oldest and most prestigious temples. Pura Lempuyang Temple is one of the best temples to visit Bali and also one of the holiest in Bali and is frequently on a Bali bucket list for many travelers.

The split gates represent the difference between holy grounds and the outside world.

Believe it or not, there are 7 different temples within the complex, but most tourists are attracted to the gates of heaven.

The Instagram-worthy gates are about $7 USD per person, and if you need a shuttle bus service to the entrance of the gate, it’ll cost you $3 USD.

Be sure to arrive early because by early afternoon, the crowd will start coming in, and you won’t be able to get those Instagrammy photos alone.

While the temple is open to worship for 24 hours, visiting hours are just from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Secret: If you want to do that mirror effect where it looks like water is beneath you at the gates you may have seen in other IG photos, take a piece of glass or a small mirror and put it under your camera.

After you visit the gates of heaven, don’t forget to explore the rest of the temple, which will take you a few hours with the 6 other temples in the complex, and most importantly, dress modestly!

42. Lumbung Sari Coffee

Lumbung Sari Cofee is a fantastic coffee plantation, otherwise known as the “house of coffee,” where you can taste up to 14 different teas and coffees.

With 5-star reviews, this place is one you shouldn’t miss, as the tasting experience will only cost you around $3 USD.

One thing that may make you change your mind is the process of how Luwak coffee is made.

The Luwak cat at the coffee plantation would eat the coffee fruit and then literally poop out the bean that was unable to be digested, and then that is used to make Luwak coffee.

Lumbung Sari Cofee is open every day from 9-6:30 pm

You will see some cool sculptures/statues/ here as well as swings and a heart-shaped chair perfect for taking romantic photos with your partner; Reviews also state that you may get free coffee tastings.

43. Budaya Ning Spa Bali

Open every day from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. You can surely have the experience of a lifetime as this spa is well known for its excellent service, kind workers, and relaxing atmosphere.

Happy customers also stated that the spa was very clean and affordable and had a beautiful view of rice fields after their massage.

They were offered fresh fruit and ginger tea.

The website has an offer for 2 people where the first massage is full price and the second is 10% off.

Here are some other massages Budaya Spa offers:

  • Traditional Balinese massage: Personalized massage from various techniques like Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thaï, Tui Na…to create a therapeutic and a highly relaxing expérience. 60 min: Rp 130.000
  • 90 min: Rp 170.000
  • Star Massage: consists of massaging the 5 extremities of the human body (the head, both hands & feet). 60 min: Rp 120.000
  • Foot massage: Pressure point and relaxation techniques focus on reflex points on your feet, release blocked energy channels, and stimulate the body’s self-healing abilities.

30 min: Rp 50.000

60 min: Rp 90.000

44. Mason Jungle Buggies Bali

This jungle was specifically designed to be an ATV track that spans 5 km over each lap

A few things you should know:

  • You need to have a license and be 18 or older to drive.
  • lunch is available at an onsite restaurant.

Tour includes:

  • 3 laps on the track
  • air-conditioned hotel transfers
  • full safety equipment
  • free wifi
  • access to Mason Gourmet Chocolate Factory showroom
  • emergency accident insurance
  • air-conditioned hotel transfers
  • emergency air medivac

You can travel through all the twists and turns alone or with a guide. It’s totally up to you.

45. rent a motorbike

Renting a motorbike could be the coolest, simplest thing you can think to do in Bali. Many people who visit Bali tend to experience or even end up owning their row scooter to get around easily.

You will need a license to do this, and you should practice safety by wearing a helmet and following the traffic rules that you should be familiar with in Bali before you decide to ride a motorbike.

46. Ubud Yoga House

It is a smaller studio compared to the manual and is only a 15-minute walk from the center of Ubud.

If you want to become a teacher, you can attend teacher training at Ubud Yoga House for $2,200. USD.

A maximum of 12 students will be allowed for the training class, and a 200-Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training will last around 20 days.

At the end of the training, you will receive a certificate and will be trained in an open-air studio with beautiful views of jungles and green rice fields.

Accommodations include a private room with breakfast, bath, and swimming pool, all inside the gorgeous bamboo studio.

Here are some classes you can consider joining:

130,000 regular price and 100,000 IDR for Indonesians and KITAS. Balinese by donation

Private Class by appointment:

500,000 IDR for 1 or 2 people 150,000 IDR for each additional person. 60 minute class.

They do not accept reservations for regularly scheduled classes. Please arrive 10 minutes early.

This healing oasis is perfect for beginners and even advanced yogis.

The benefit of these small classes is that each person can get the extra attention they need while perfecting their yoga poses.

Ubud Yoga House offers free lemon water, tea, coffee, and yoga mats for your accommodation.

But seriously, what could be better than practicing yoga in a beautiful green rice field? I would suggest taking on the sunrise yoga class if you’re an early bird to enjoy that beautiful view early in the morning.

47. Ubud Shisha

Ubud has something for everyone, no matter how you like to spend your free time.

After a night eating out in Ubud, you can go to Ubud Shisha to have we have delicious tea and soft drinks, very fast wi-fi, and everything to feel the natural smoke flavors.

There are comfortable chairs for you to lounge, and the cool LED lighting in the bar will make you feel like you’re in a different universe.

The hookah bar opens at 4 p.m. If you are interested in hosting a party with many people, you can get a free quote here.

Reviews claim it was the best hookah lounge they have ever been to, and they got to experience a range of delicious flavors from different brands.

48. Ubud Bali Hot Air Balloon

If you want to see more of Bali in a short period of time, this is a fun option for you.

You’ll get to fly over jungles, mountains, paddies, and hot springs and then also be able to stop at the Ubud market and Elephant Cave. You can book this hot air balloon trip for $143 per person as it departs from Ubud’s Chedi Club.

Here’s what else is included:

  • breakfast (before or after your ride)
  • round trip transfers in air-conditioned minivans from hotels in different Balinese towns
  • afternoon tea or dinner
  • souvenier
  • insurance
  • views of Mount Agung

Breakfast includes Indonesian foods like Martabak, noodles, or a choice of pancakes, bacon, sausage, omelets, scrambled eggs, and different coffees and teas.

Sunset afternoon tea will include snacks like finger sandwiches, curry puffs, tuna satay, and sweet treats like mixed fruit tarts and chocolate cakes.

While the trip duration is around 2 hours, your hot air balloon flight will last around 5-7 minutes.

Perfect for couples or 2 adults and 1 child will be allowed for the weight capacity.

49. Dinner on a forest tree deck

A perfect way to spend a romantic night in Ubud, this dinner is a little pricey, around $252 USD for a group of 2 people. You will be offered a 6 course meal while you can look up at the twinkling stars and enjoy the natural sounds around you. You will hear the calming sounds of a river nearby while dining in a tropical forest.

The trip includes you being picked up from your place, and you will be driven to a 5-star resort around where your dinner will take place and where you’ll be seated.

You will take a walk to your private tree deck, where you will enjoy your delicious dinner, and your night will be decorated with decorations and candles for dinner.

What else is included:

  • a bottle of Balinese wine
  • coffee/tea/water
  • service charge
  • return hotel transfer (if you are staying in Ubud)
  • private venue

Pickup time is around 5:30 p.m. and upon booking, be sure to specify your dietary needs: Vegetarian, halal, seafood, and beef meal options.

Here are some delicious options from the menu:

  • sticky rice noodles
  • crepes
  • seared duck breast
  • crispy tempura mussels
  • Tasmanian salmon
  • tiramisu ice cream

Don’t forget to bring an ID or passport with you.

50. Goa Rang Reng Waterfall Ubud

Goa Rang Reng Waterfall is 5 IDR for an entry fee and is a hidden waterfall in Rangkiang Kanginan Village.

You will find three beautiful large waterfalls after you take a 15-20 minute trek down to the base.

The waterfall is 4 kilometers from the village center and is a popular place where locals come to cleanse themselves spiritually and where you can hang out in the large pool at the bottom of the waterfall.

Goa Rang Reng flows down gently and is between rice terraces and is just a 10-minute walk from the parking lot dedicated to it. Be careful on the way down. It is a very slippery pathway. on the way down as it is a Mudd

It is best to reach this waterfall by motorbike because of the pathway that splits into two leading to the waterfall. One path leads to the sacred cave, which you can explore with a local guide nearby. The other path leads you to Goa Rang Reng Waterfall.

51. Alchemy Cafe

A delicious cafe with many healthy food options is reviewed as one of Ubud’s best raw food health restaurants. The atmosphere is also wonderful and is vegan and vegetarian friendly. Although it is a cafe, you can eat breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner here.

It is the island’s first 100% raw, organic, and vegan restaurant and was established by food enthusiasts in 2011.

Alchemy Cafe aims to provide sustainable living, heart-based culture, authenticity, and support for healthy habits.

The theme inside the cafe is very Boho, and the menu has entirely plant-based items, as well as a salad and soup bar. You can also enjoy freshly squeezed juices and soft-serve ice cream here.

Alchemy also has a yoga and meditation center and an academy where you can learn to cook at a raw vegan culinary school.

Take-out and delivery are also available here.

52. Enjoy some Babi Guling

Babi Guling (Balinese pork belly) is a popular dish in Bali and one of the island’s most well-known dishes. The pig is traditionally spit-roasted and stuffed with a spicy concoction typically consisting of turmeric, coriander seeds, lemongrass, black pepper, and garlic.

Babi Guling is the island’s most well-known dish, made of suckling pig that has been spit-roasted over coals and rubbed in a combination of spices. You will come across many restaurants in Bali that serve Babi Guling since it is such a famous Indonesian dish.

53. Enjoy Museum Rudana

Museum Rudana is a private art gallery that is a great place to see past artifacts from ancient civilizations. You will be able to gain insight into the resilience of Hindu symbolism in modern Balinese art.

Nyoman Rudana is the museum’s founder and used to collect artwork by local artists who wanted to showcase their work, bringing the museum lots of fame since the 70s.

This museum Rudana is not only for viewing but also an educational center for learning about traditional and modern art and appreciating it all.

You can participate in a range of exhibits and activities, including the peace exhibition, where you will hear about how peace can be spread through culture and art.

54. Batuan Village

Batuan Village is in the south of Ubud and has been well known for its artwork since the early 1900s, which is one of the reasons it is now a famous painting center and has many art galleries for you to take in all the beauty. Every time there is a full moon, the village holds an ancient Gambuh dance.

If you want an exciting way to experience Balinese culture, you can do so through the beautiful artwork of locals who showcase their culture by painting Gods, demons, dancers, and the religion and history of Indonesia.

Nearby, you will also come across some unique souvenir shops, old workshops, and a modern shopping center where you will get some excellent finds at a reasonable price.

55. Full body massage at Bali Orchid Spa

Because of its excellent highland location, slow-paced village lifestyle, and overall laid-back atmosphere, Ubud is a favorite destination for many spa-goers, yogis, and well-being practitioners in Bali’s southern coastal areas.

Bali Orchid Spa is only 15 mins from central Ubud and is a luxurious experience from the moment you walk in as you have a calming atmosphere with all the greenery and relaxing chairs inside the spa walk in.

Open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day and is a place to get personalized massages which many happy customers said they were delighted with and wished they spent more time enjoying.

Pickup around the area is available, and there are 5 open-air spa rooms with

Their website mentions that “Balinese believe that body, mind and spirit work in harmony.”

The spa promises its massages will offer healing power, remove toxins and improve circulation.

The Orchid spa also has locations in Kuta and Nusa Dua.

Here are some services Orchid Spa offers:

  • facial massage
  • lymphatic massage
  • cream bath
  • chocolate packages
  • beauty packages
  • honeymoon package
  • warm stone massage
  • foot reflexology

56. Kemenuh Butterfly Park

Looking for something fun and educational to do in Ubud, Bali?

Check out the Kemenuh Butterfly Park! This lovely facility has multiple enclosures with walking paths to watch hundreds of butterflies fly around. There’s also an outdoor enclosure where you can see some of the most beautiful color varieties of butterflies.

Plus, it’s a great place to learn about butterfly ecology and conservation!

The park is only 10 minutes from Ubud, and admission costs 100,000 rupiahs per adult.

The staff carefully placed the butterflies on the palms of the guests’ hands or clothes so that they could take pictures.

Kemenuh Butterfly Park is an excellent choice for families with children, with complimentary book tours and tickets available – Viator. Reserve a ticket for your trip to Bali today.

57. Keramas Beach in Bali

This beach is well known for its black sand beach, scenic views, and powerful waves making it a popular surfing spot for many surfers.

You will get a good view of Nusa Lembongan across the ocean, and the sand stretches for 1.8 km, making it an excellent beach to take a long romantic stroll.

Komune Beach Club at the Komune Resort is one of Keramas Beach’s most popular nightlife venues. You’ll enjoy beautiful sunsets and relax with music on the pool deck, an open-air garden, and even some movie screenings.

58. Lunch at Sari Organik

Sari Organik, located halfway between the Pyramids of Chi and Ubud, is a great place to eat while viewing beautiful rice fields.

The staff is very friendly, and the food is delicious. If you want some time away from busy crowds in Ubud, this is a good option for you.

While waiting for food, staff will offer your kids drawing materials until the food is ready.

There are also great drink selections like fresh juices and smoothies and a great place to view Bali’s incredible sunsets.

Sari Organik is also vegan and vegetarian friendly. Prices are affordable but can range to the higher end of the scale depending on your order.

59. Lobong Culinary Experience Bali

Your taste buds will thank you on this one because you will get to experience an authentic Balinese cooking lesson in a local family home compound.

Youll get a deeper dive into the traditional lifestyle,

Less than 6 miles away, you can also stop at the monkey forest in Ubud, visit the Tegalang rice terrace, or take an adventure in Ubud Forest.

Reviews say Lobong Culinary was one of the best experiences they’ve had in Bali, and they walked away learning many recipes they could try out at home.

You also get to tour a local Balinese market where you will learn about ingredients and get hands-on experience cooking with a family inside a home.

The host will happily answer your questions about Balinese culture and give you a recipe book to take back home with you.

Visitors could not say enough about this culinary experience and are so ecstatic that they would give their experience a 10-star review if they could.

60. Meduwe Karang Temple in Bali

Meduwe Karang Temple is only a half-hour drive from the capital of Singaraja and is filled with beautiful shrines and reliefs, and its walls have detailed carvings that are really pleasing to the eye.

Entry is free into the temple, and around the temple are tropical gardens, which is another beauty to admire.

Although entry is free, donations are welcome, and with this, you will get a tour from local English-speaking guides who will happily give you information about the temple’s history.

The main shrine depicts a westerner writing a bicycle, and the courtyard is commonly used for religious gatherings.

Bring your own sarong so you are well covered and will be presentable to enter the temple.

It’ll take you around 45 mins to get around the entire temple.

61. Tampak Siring Tampaksiring | Pura Tirta Empul

Also known as Tirta Empul, a holy spring temple that Balinese highly revered as it is located 30 minutes north of Ubud.

Tampaksiring is in central Bali, and the pond in the temple’s inner courtyard is known for its “healing powers.”

A sacred spring flows at the temple, so you should go in and enjoy a holy dip that will cost you just 50,000 IDR.

This is a popular tourist spot for many tourists, so be sure to arrive there early, and you can learn a lot about this temple from locals or even from a tour guide.

Your tour guide will tell you about visits from presidents to the temple, where they hosted events and other activities at the temple.

You will also hear about a 40-meter-long bridge called Jembatan Persahabatan (the Bridge of Friendship), built for state and official visitors to promote friendship. Locals were allowed to stand underneath the bridge during events to waive at the state and official visitors and presidents as well.

There are fish in the pond that you can feed as well as tadpoles and frogs.

After water purification, you can be blessed by a priest, and I recommend visiting Tirta Empul if you are on a spiritual journey.

62. Intuitive flow yoga in Ubud

Intuitive flow yoga offers its student so much

Here is a look at their schedule:


9:00 am – 10:30 am Himalayan Kriya Yoga (O)Verena


9:00 am – 10:30 am Himalayan Kriya Yoga (O)Verena


7:00 am – 8:30 am Morning Flow (O)Astri

9:00 am – 10:30 am Himalayan Kriya Yoga (O)Verena

11:00 am – 12:30 pm Hatha Vinyasa (G)Nina


7:00 a.m. – 8:30 am Sunrise Yoga (O)Nina

9:00 am – 10:30 am Hatha Yoga (O)Sandi


7:00 a.m. – 8:30 am Sunrise Yoga (O)Yogini Linda Madani

9:00 am – 10:30 am Gentle Yoga (O)Novia

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 pm Yin Restorative (O)Novia


7:00 am – 8:30 am Morning Flow (O)Astri

9:00 am – 10:30 am Hatha Vinyasa Flow (M)Nina

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 am Strength Vinyasa (M)Raldo

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 pm Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra (O)Yogini Linda Madani


9:00 am – 10:30 am Yoga Pranala (O)Yogini Linda Madani

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Yin Yoga (O)Raldo


7:00 a.m. – 8:30 am Sunrise Yoga (O)Yogini Linda Madani

9:00 am – 10:30 am Hatha Vinyasa Flow (M)Nina

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 pm Gentle Yoga (O)Neti


They also offer online classes, which is very convenient if you want to experience yoga in Bali without being in person. But if you can be there in person, that’s wonderful too because you’ll get stunning views of rice fields around you.


only cash payments:

  • Regular Drop-in 110 k
  • Kitas 90k
  • Drop-in for Balinese people
  • Indonesian KTP 65k
  • Card 5 Classes Validity 30 days 400k
  • Card 10 Classes Validity 60 days 650k
  • Card 15 Classes Validity 90 days

This yoga studio offers you much, from 200 and 300-hour teacher training programs to workshops and retreats.

There truly is something here for everyone.

Intuitive flow retreats are held in Ubud, Bali, and sometimes in other parts of the world!

You will find ways to strengthen yourself inside and out during the workshops.

A past even they had was a 75-hour women empowerment yoga teacher training and a 100-hour Ayurveda and therapeutic yoga teacher training with 2 instructors.

If you want to keep in touch with Intuitive flow yoga, don’t hesitate to follow them on Instagram!

63. POD Chocolate factory

If you’re looking for a must-do activity in Bali, visit the Pod Chocolate Factory.

Before entering the facility, you will be stunned by the outdoor views.

The factor is a beautiful bamboo tree hut surrounded by many palm trees and pink flowers at the entrance.

It is the world’s first 100% plant-based chocolate factory.

Their chocolate is made from fresh tropical ingredients such as cashew milk, cocoa butter, and coconut. Here, you’ll see chocolate being made from bean to bar, all of which are made with cocoa pods grown locally.

You can also take a half-day private tour with English-speaking assistance if desired. The tour starts by learning about the cocoa trees and then takes you down to the factories where you get involved in creating something fantastic!

64. Pondok Bambu Wayang Kulit

This is a great way to experience ancient traditions, and you will receive a written synopsis to help you better understand what you are seeing. Some characters will speak in English for comic relief and to help you better understand what you are viewing.

The show will cost you 100,0000 IDR, but the show’s viewers definitely recommend it and can’t talk enough about the craftsmanship of the puppets.

While the show is happening, you are allowed to get backstage access to see what it’s like behind the scenes while the show is in progress to witness the art of shadow puppets.

The puppet master talks in Balinese and English, and the story involves soldiers, a princess, a monkey, and a war.

It is known as one of the most unique shoes in Bali but just be mindful on the way there that this place can be difficult to find as it is located at the back of a store “Pandok Bambu Music” on Monkey Forrest Road.

65. Petula heron colony in Petulu Village

This is a fun and less popular tourist area for visitors of Ubud, and it is well known for being the nesting site for thousands of white herons.

However you maneuver around the colony, you will surely see these beautiful white birds when you look up above the tree line or circle around the rice fields.

After a study was done of the Petulu Village, it was estimated that this area was home to about 4,319 herons.

If you arrive before sunset, you will get a good view of the white herons flying in the sky before they decide to nest in the trees overhead.

According to Balinese culture, white herons are said to be holy and blessed animals, and the birds are a reincarnation of thousands of slaughtered Balinese people killed during a massacre in the 60s.

66. Taman Ayun Temple

Taman Ayun Temple was built in the 17th century and is a family temple of the Mengwi Empire. This temple is popular among locals and tourists alike.

This temple’s name translates to Garden Temple in the Water’ and is one of the six royal temples in Bali.

Lotuses and many fish ponds surround it, and inside, you will notice a small guardian shrine and a large hall where many gatherings take place.

There are three grounds to the temple that represents 3 cosmological levels in Balinese Hinduism:

  1. world of man
  2. realm of gods and deities
  3. top most divine level

The encircling pools used to be a recreational place for palace maids to do activities, but it is now fenced up.

The entrance fee is 20,000 IDR, and the temple opens from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Make sure you are well dressed by wearing a sash and a sarong.

67. Taman Nusa Cultural Park

If you want to explore a lot of Bali in one day, this is the perfect activity for you.

It is an open-air museum where you get to interact with the cultures of different ethnic groups in Indonesia.

You’ll get to see some old traditional houses, around 60, some of which are hundreds of years old!

These houses are across 10 hectares of land, and you’ll also be invited to join in traditional dances, see the skills of artistic craftsmen and hear some traditional music.

You will start off by viewing old artifacts and photo prints and then eventually get a historical tour of the Bronze Age and then explore the lives of local people through different time periods.

68. Tdung Restaurant Pool & Bar

What’s cool about Tdung restaurant and bar is that both children and adults are welcome, and there is no minimum needed for you to enter the restaurant and have a good time.

The swimming pool gives you waterfall vibes, according to their website, and in addition to the swimming pool, you also have access to lockers, towels, and changing rooms.

You’ll be able to enjoy 3 set meals with wine pairing and can do an art class with artist Huanfong for 1,750,000 IDR.

house guests get access to healthy breakfast selections, including:

  • quinoa
  • granola
  • smoothies
  • french toast
  • eggs
  • waffles
  • pancakes

For private vents, you can request specific dishes and buffets for lunch and dinner and can hire other spaces for dancing.

Here are some other accommodations at this restaurant and pool bar:

  • 98 seaters open bar
  • main restaurant with 64 seaters
  • 270-degree view of green jungles (sometimes u can see monkeys)

There’s even a separate heated pool for kids to relax in, and you’ll get to enjoy Asian meals and a swim-up sunken bar where you can have some tasty cocktails.

Reesteraunt opens at 11 a.m. and closes at 1700.

You can keep up with the Tdung Restaurant pool and bar on Facebook and Instagram.

69. Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Us at Tegalalang Rice Terrace In Ubud Bali
Us at Tegalalang Rice Terrace In Ubud Bali

The beautiful Tegallalang Rice Terrace, located north of Ubud, is an ancient irrigation system dating back to the eighth century. It is one of the most popular attractions among camera-toting visitors in this region.

We suggest wearing light and breezy clothing, especially as it’ll get very hot and you’ll have a lot of walking around to do as you explore the large rice fields. Austin and I went here a few years ago, and we absolutely loved it!

After exploring the luscious rice fields, you get to take a swing on the Bali swing, where you take a few swings while looking down at the beautiful views below.

The swing will cost you around $10 USD.

Austin and I were afraid to go on the Bali swing because we have a fear of heights, but it is a popular activity that many tourists want to do when they are in Bali.

We got pretty aesthetic photos for our Instagram here and admired cool designs within the rice fields. There are also cool places around to shop for souvenirs and some stylish clothing and bags.

70. Visit Handara Golf Course Gate

The traditional Hindu gate, or in this case, golf course, plays an important role in Indonesian culture, particularly in Bali, and has become a must-visit place for tourists and photographers.

The gate symbolizes the entrance from the outer world and Handara Golf & Resort Bali is near an extinct volcano in the central highlands of Bali.

Rain forests, crater lakes, and lush green mountains will surround you, making it a good place to go sightseeing in North Bali.

If you come to Handara Golf and Resort, you must bring your camera to take pictures of every single moment you spend there, as you will see many cool things you’ll want to take photos of.

71. Visit a shaman healer

A shaman is a spiritual healer. You can find many shamans in Bali.

Balinese people are true believers in holistic healing practices to cure physical. And mental illness as opposed to traditional medicine.

Here are a few Balinese healers to visit on your next trip to Bali:

  • Cokorda Rai- known for his healing hands- uses pressure point techniques to target issues and blockages, including body pain and emotional stress. The price is IDR 300,000 minimum, working on a donation-based philosophy.
  • He is known for diagnosing problems so that you can quickly address them.
  • Ibu Jero – Balinese Energy Cleansing- Ibu Jero is a high priestess that offers one-on-one cleansing sessions to help eliminate any negative energy lingering on you. She is a descendant of five generations of Balinese healers and, through Reiki, energy healing for emotional healing and guiding you into a meditative state after pinpointing your pressure points. She will release the tension from it. IDR 1,000,000 minimum.

72. Visit Threads of Life Indonesian Textile Arts Center

Threads of Life isn’t just an art center but also a place where traditions are revitalized, women are supported, and a place where weavers research and rediscover local practices. Weaving communities maintain endangered techniques of natural dyeing and weaving.

There are also shops right around the art center where you can get a few pieces as souvenirs and take some textile courses to learn the art yourself.

73. Visit Gili Islands near Lombok

Gili Air Island is a lovely island to explore with many places to shop available at your convenience, 24-hour medical clinics, crystal clear waters, and so much more.

  • gorgeous beaches
  • lots of places to eat
  • many places to enjoy on a night out
  • lots of chances to catch beautiful sunsets

Scuba diving and free diving in and around the Gilis are also common due to the abundance of marine life and coral formations.

This archipelago in the Indian Ocean consists of three islands. This archipelago in the Indian Ocean consists of three islands.

The only way to get around on the island is by Cidomos (small horse-drawn carriage) or on foot.

You can do many activities here, including:

  • kite surfing
  • paddling
  • diving
  • yoga
  • snorkeling
  • riding a bike
  • watching sunsets
  • shopping

74. Toekad Rafting

With toekad rafting, you’re able to enjoy rafting along the long Ayung River, where you’ll get to see exotic plants and wildlife and admire the gorgeous scenery around you.

The trip will last around 2 hours, and you’ll get to pass by rice fields and Ramayana relief carvings.

Product Without transportation With Transport

Ayung River Rafting

Adult Rp. 250,000 Rp. 350,000

Ayung River Tubing

Adult Long Trip (3 hours) Rp. 375,000 Rp. 475,000

Combo – Rafting & Short Tubing


If you book here, you’ll be able to enjoy lunch after your trip with western and local food options.

75. Tibumana Waterfall

Tibumana Waterfall is a nice, picturesque spot near Ubud, Bali, that is super easy to reach with a quick drive or a short walk.

There is a beautiful palm-lined road that leads you to the Tibumana Waterfall parking area, though like all waterfalls, you must make a decline to reach it.

Suwat Waterfall is about 30 minutes drive from Ubud, and the pool at the waterfall is deep enough for a refreshing plunge.

Tibumana Waterfall is a must if you want to see a waterfall near Ubud that isn’t packed with tourists. This secluded waterfall is.

The waterfall is probably one of the hardest to reach; only 100 easy steps should take you there, down right in front of the waterfall, and the most unique thing. Turn the corner to a magnificent 20-meter high waterfall with an inviting natural pool, where you will be greeted by a friendly local lifeguard who supervises the attraction.

76. Titian Art Space

Lovely gallery in a lush environment dedicated to emerging Balinese artists. High-quality artists are carefully chosen by a dedicated team, both accessible and practical.

Visual fine art, functional artworks, gift items, decorative one-of-a-kind stuff, workshops, paper conservation lab and studio, community-based art, and they have several galleries and studios throughout the world.

Ubud is also the vibrant center of Bali’s arts scene, with a small treasure trove of museums and galleries and Monkey around a nearby nature reserve.

The gallery is small and easy to drive by, but once you’re inside, there are tons of magnificent works of art to admire and get a deeper understating of.

77. Wanna Jungle Pool and Bar

One of the coolest places you can visit in Bali, it is a great way to experience tropical relaxation and enjoy the hot sun in Bali.

The pool is unique as it spreads across 3 levels, each with a comfortable lounge area with pillows for you to relax.

In a house, guests have access to the pool and bar daily, and if you are a visitor wanting to visit the wanna jungle pool and bar, you can get day passes:

  • Bronze ticket: 200k per person-


• Entrance fee

• Set of Tapas Menu

• One Signature Welcome Drink

• Use of our Wanna Jungle Pool and Bar indoor table and chairs

• Use of our Swimming Pool

• Use of One Towel

• Use of our Change Room

  • Silver ticket:

 Rp. 300K per person


• Entrance fee

• Set of Tapas Menu

• One Signature Welcome Drink

• Use of our Wanna Jungle Pool and Bar outdoor (mezzanine area, Beanbags, Sun Lounger)

• Use of our Swimming Pool

• Use of One Towel

• Use of our Change Room

  • gold ticket:

Rp. 1.200K per Day Bed maximum for 2 person


• Entrance fee for two-person

• Three Courses from our food menu

• One Signature Welcome Drink

• Use of our Day Bed maximum for two-person

• Use of our Swimming Pool

• Use of our Hot Jacuzzi • Use of One Towel

• Use of our Hot Whirl Pool

• Use of our Change Room

The Wanna jungle pool bar is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and the menu has delicious Asian-fusion dishes, beverages, and light appetizers.

here’s some other helpful info:

Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Seats Indoor: 43

Seats Pool 1: 56

Seats Pool 2: 17

Seats Pool 3: 18

Some other cool things you have access to:

  • beer bucket (5 bottles of Bintang beer)- 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. (230K++)
  • finest spirit cocktails- IDR 110K++
  • Duo acoustic- Monday and Thursday 3–6 p.m.
  • happy hours (buy 1 get 1 free)- cocktail and Singaraja beer 11:00-15:00
  • live DJ performance- Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

78. Visit Ulun Danu Beratan Temple

The majestic Ulun Danu Temple is on Lake Beratan in the highlands of Bedugul Regency in Bali. Sometimes you’ll notice a thin mist across the lake and spreading throughout the air giving this landscape a magical appearance.

In honor of Goddess Danu, this temple was built with Danu, meaning lake in Balinese, and the goddess Danu is the queen of water, rivers, and lakes.

Here are some cool facts about Ulun Danu Beratan Temple:

  • Style of the temple: 3 colors to represent 3 gods: Vishnu, Brahma (the creator), and Shiva (the destroyer).
  • Vishnu: black
  • Brahma: red
  • Shiva: white

The temple is made up of 4 sacred buildings:

Linga Pura is a place of worship for Shiva, and it is 3 levels high.

Pura Puncak Mangu was built for the god Vishnu and is 11 levels high.

The main temple is PuraTeratai Bang, and Pura Dalem Purwa is the last temple that was built to worship Sang Hyang Widhi and is also a place to pray for prosperity, fertility, and well-being.

The existence of the temple dates back as far as 1566 and is in excellent condition, although it is ancient.

Lake Beratan is also the second largest lake in Bali, and the mountains surrounding it are known as the holy mountains for the fertile soil that comes from them.

The lake is also used as the source of irrigation for plantations and rice fields across the Bedugul Village.

The entry fee is 10,000 IDR for foreign tourists.

79. Genta Agrotourism Villa

When you stay at Genta Agrotourism Villa, you’ll have access to Bali Zoo and Bali Bird Park, which is only a 5-minute drive from the villa. It is also about 8 km from Sanur Beach and Ubud Monkey forest.

Many amenities are offered at this villa, including an outdoor pool and onsite massages.

You’ll have access to:

  • picnic area
  • concierge services
  • wireless Internet access
  • luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • lockers
  • free parking
  • air-conditioned rooms
  • rainfall showerheads
  • Free coffee/teabags
  • housekeeping
  • electric kettles

Guests of Genta Agrotourism Villa can enjoy a tasty meal at Genta Warung.

80. Tukad Cepung Waterfall

The best time to go to Tukad Cepung waterfall is to see the fantastic light rays shining through the roof, next to the waterfall’s curtain. There are two important photo spots at this waterfall: one is in the waterfall’s cave.

The sun’s rays shining through the falls early in the morning is the best time, and you may even beat the crowd.

Also, when you get to the bottom of the stairs, there is a sign to the left for Tukad Cepung. To the right is another small waterfall that most people don’t even bother about. If you go that way, walk 30 meters past it, and you will find a small cave on the right with another small waterfall inside!

The sunlight shines right above the waterfall, giving it an illuminating effect on the water.

the fee of IDR 15,000 per person.

81. Visit Bali’s hottest yoga studio

Ubud Yoga Centre is pretty special with a two-tiered complex building with a range of activities, including:

  •  Yoga center, Paiste gong center, kids center, gift shop, and a cafe wine bar.
  • Change up this text- Our yoga studio is a welcoming home for anyone of any age or fitness levels wanting to experience the happiness of yoga, whether it is through a vigorous flow class, a hot, sweaty class, a slow relaxing session, mind-body connection practice or a gong meditation session.
  • CAFE & LOUNGE- A peaceful and mindful place to eat delicious, healthy food and spend time after class.
  • KIDS CENTRE- Library, music, yoga, dance, arts, all for your precious little ones.
  • YOGA CLASSES & EVENTS- Daily classes, retreats, workshops, and holiday training.
  • LIFESTYLE SHOP- We’ve got yoga clothes, jewelry, holistic self-care products, snacks, and more.
  • BEAUTY / BODYWORK- Natural Facials and Massage for Yogis (must pre-book in advance).
  • PAISTE GONG CENTRE- Experience deep vibrational sound healing.

There are so much of yoga classes available, including:

  • Bikram yoga
  • Hot Barre
  • Kundalini Yoga & Meditation
  • Sound healing
  • Kids Yoga
  • Hot TRX
  • Yin Yoga
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Ashtanga Yoga Hot
  • Vinyasa
  • Breathwork
  • Flyhigh Yoga

82. Wayan’s Shop

You will find beautiful high-quality products made by local artists in Ubud for adorable prices.

The shop is located on Jalan Raya Camphuan, Camphuan-Ubud in Gianyar-Bali.

Only around 1 km away from Ubud Center and right across from Warwick Ibah Hotel.

You can purchase:

  • silver jewelry, including rings, bracelets, silver earrings
  • puppets
  • wood carving (masks, Balinese statues, brass, and bronze sculpture)

83. penataran sasih temple

During the 13th and 14th centuries, this Balinese temple was very popular.

Built-in 1266 AD, THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE TEMPLE is still in good condition and beautiful to see.

Instead of a sarong, you will be given a material belt to put around your waist at the temple gate.

served as the state temple of the Pejeng Kingdom, 1293 – 1343 AD.[1]

Significant features of the temple include:[2]

  • split-gate entrance.
  • A modern chronogram in front of the entrance.
  • A collection of the 10th-12th century[3] Hindu sculptures brought here from other parts of the island.
  • A very tall stone Seat of Ganesh in the middle of the central courtyard.
  • The celebrated Moon of Pejeng, a very early and revered colossal bronze drum.

Fees are IDR 20,000 per person.

84. Goa Garba

These ancient temple ruins can be found in an ancient cave in Bali that has been an archaeological site since the 12th century.

This is a private area, so you won’t have to worry about tons of tourists being at this site, and what makes this place remarkable s that it was a place of study and school for the king’s children.

It is an excellent place for mediation because of the quiet it is, and it used to be a place of mediation in the rock wall f the temple.

The place is not too well known by tourists and sits on the bank of the Pakerisan River.

Goa Garba is only 15 minutes east of Ubud, and there is no entrance fee.

85. Goa Giri Campuhan Waterfall

When you visit Goa Giri Campuhan Waterfall, you get the luxury of seeing two waterfalls at once. (Goa Giri and Krisik waterfall)

On the way to the waterfall, you will come across rice fields with Gunung Agung Peak in the background.

There will be a 30-meter-long staircase on the way to the falls, which has a remarkable effect as it appears to be a high-rise waterfall with a height of 25 meters.

The word Campuhan means flowing two rivers and meeting into one in Balinese.

You will also hear the sweet sound of birds by the waterfall, and nearby is a natural swimming pool with clear waters.

Make sure to bring a change of clothes with you as you may get splashes from water droplets on the top of the cliff and comfortable shoes are a good idea too.

86. Have dinner at Locavore

Locavore stands by creating modern cuisine with local produce in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Around 95% OF THE INGREDIENTS are sourced within the country, and all of the utensils used in the restaurant are made n workshops nearby.

The restaurant offers a relaxed ambiance inside, and there are a lot of food options inside, including vegetarian and non-vegetarian options and options for drink pairing.

Snacks are available, too, including seaweed, watermelon, and incredible flowers!

Some dishes are very “aesthetic,” like the sweet potato chip served with edible flowers on top and sprinkled with turmeric on top.

Youll find some traditional Balinese dishes like the bangkal Hitam dish, which consists of Balinese black pig, stink beans, miso onion creme, smoked potato, and salsa.,

There is also tasty sorbet for dessert.

87. Komaneka Fine Art Gallery

At this contemporary art gallery, Here you will find unique work by artists and may even get to meet some of the artists too!

You will get to see beautiful paintings and sculptures and a little gift shop too. You’ll notice some wood carvings and small paper sculptures too.

The artwork at the gallery reflects the visions and lifestyles of contemporary connoisseurs.

This is one of the few galleries in Bali that shares the experience of living with arts and has good space to show off large-scale contemporary works.

Komaneka represents two generations of the family dedicated to acquiring and exhibiting one of the greatest Balinese and Indonesian art collections.

88. Jambangan Bali Cooking Class

Jambangan Bali Cooking Class is the perfect experience if you want to learn how to cook traditional Indonesian food.

! This hands-on cultural experience provides access to ingredients and equipment that may not be available at home.

Bali is known for its wide range of traditional foods made from indigenous ingredients. Come into Jambangan Bali’s house and cook your own food while learning Indonesian cooking.

Reviews state that the host welcomed them into their beautiful home and were very friendly, making it an unforgettable local experience. The food was delicious – we can’t wait to go back!

The jambangan cooking school is located in a small campaign outside Ubud. After a visit to the local market for some of the ingredients, you’ll transport.

89. Aling Aling Waterfall

Aling Aling Waterfall Trek and tour Here on Viator!

Along Aling Waterfall If you’re visiting Bali and want to explore some fantastic natural scenery, Aling Aling Waterfall is a great place to start.

This tour includes some serious cliff jumping and natural slides, making it perfect for thrill-seekers of all levels. You can also take the easy option and just enjoy the falls from a distance.

It’s located in the Bedugul, Lovina, and Sekumpul Waterfalls area of Bali, so it’s easy to get to if you’re traveling alone.

Four different waterfalls make this an exciting destination for photographers and visitors who want to relax in nature!

90. Mas Village Desa Mas

Visitors to Mas Village will find a style of woodcarving that combines humanism and naturalism, as well as Balinese masks and carvings.

Mas is a village about six km south of Ubud, Bali, Indonesia – known for its woodcarvings. Mas is the home of the renowned Nyana & Tilem Gallery. The area also is the birthplace of the famous Mask Carver Ida Bagus Sutarja.

Probably the best-known craft villages around Ubud, There are also several formal galleries, such as Tony Rakawhere you get to see modern art and tribal pieces.

No admission fees are required, and if you go on a Bali craft tour, you’ll be able to take some souvenirs home and visit other villages such as Tohpati Village or visit art markets in Ubud.

If you love indigenous art, then this is a place for you to visit.

The quality of the art pieces and the prices will vary depending o what you’re looking at.

91. Museum Puri Lukisan

If you’re ever in Bali, be sure to visit Museum Puri Lukisan. This historical museum has a vast and varied art collection from the island’s traditional and contemporary schools. There are more than sixty pieces of sculpture on permanent display and some amazing paintings from the region’s history. If you’re able to spend at least two hours here, you’ll be able to see everything that this beautiful gallery has to offer!

The Puri Lukisan Museum is the oldest art museum in Bali, Indonesia, and it features modern and traditional Balinese paintings. It is located in the town of Ubud, where one may also find several galleries, including Ida Bagus.

The Puri Lukisan Museum is the oldest art museum in Bali, Indonesia, and it features both modern and traditional Balinese paintings. It is located in the town of Ubud, where one may also find several galleries, including Ida Bagus.

Take home some souvenirs from the gift shop at the museum’s entrance, such as books on Balinese history, art books, handicrafts, and other items.

92. Merta Harum Agroo Plantation

If you are in the area, stop here and enjoy a great guided tour around this small plantation with a knowledgeable guide and a Luwak coffee at the end of your trip.

A visit to Luwak coffee plantations in Ubud, with Merta Harum agroo plantation. This is before you enter Ubud center from the south area. Roasting the most expensive coffee in the world from cat poop.

Kopi luwak or civet coffee is made from the beans of coffee berries eaten by the Asian Palm Civet and other related civets, then passed through its digestive tract. Here you can learn more about their plantation by tasting coffee at Treehouse in their gardens.

Visitors to this planation were delighted with how friendly the staff was and how all of their questions were answered.

This is a must-visit for coffee enthusiasts to learn all about the coffee-making process, and by the end of your tour, you’ll have access to free tea tasting and can have coffee tasting too for a small fee.

A small gift shop is available for your convenience with teas and coffees to purchase too.

Don’t forget to bring your camera too as you will have beautiful views of low-lying terraces.

93. Private Bali White Water Rafting

White water rafting in Bali is a perfect activity for adventure seekers and even for those who are more laid back and just want to enjoy time out in nature.

With his fun experience, you’ll be able to navigate through rainforests in the highlands of Bali, take baths in natural pools, and discover hidden waterfalls along the way.

Some of the most popular rivers to do whit water rafting incude:

  • Ayung River
  • Melangir River
  • Telaga Waja River

If you book through a reliable local tour company, you can find cheap prices for tours like these which can be found on Viator White Water Rafting.

  • Ayung River Rafting : 30 USD per person
  • Telaga Waja River Rafting : 30 USD per person
  • Melangit River Rafting : 35 USD per person

People ages 7 years to 65 years are allowed to do white water rafting in Bali.

94. Sangeh Monkey Forest

Bali’s Sangeh Monkey Forest is a fantastic place where you can see hundreds of wild monkeys. It’s not as well-known as Ubud’s famous monkey forest, but it’s still a lot of fun! This sacred jungle in Ubud is home to 600 Bali macaques and is a great place to visit if you’re on vacation.

Thus forest is a sanctuary for grey long-tailed macaques and is a perfect location near the Ubud town center, near the tegalalang rice terraces, Goa Gajah.

Monkeys have been known to live in the Sangeh Monkey Forest Temple and temple complex for hundreds of years, and it is regarded as a holy place on the island.

95. Samuan Tiga Temple

If you want to enjoy a quieter day in Bali away from the city, consider visiting Samuan Tiga Temple.

If you’re looking for an exciting temple to visit in Bali, look no further than the Samuan Tiga Temple. This temple is located in Bedulu, 25 kilometers from Denpasar, 5 kilometers from Ubud, and only 400 meters from Elephant Cave in Goa. The Samuan Tiga temple is one of Bali’s most ancient temples, and its Siwa and Buddha statues represent reconciliation between the two. If you have time on your hands and are interested in history, this is a must-see destination!

96. Sari Api Ceramics Studio

Sari Api Ceramic Studio is located 3 kilometers north of Ubud and is the city’s first professionally run pottery studio. We offer a variety of classes and workshops to the public.

Sari Api offers ceramics classes for beginners, intermediate, and advanced sculptors, as well as hand-building techniques such as the pinch and slab. Sari Api Ceramics Studio is where you master the art of pottery! Get your hands dirty as you mold, glaze, and fire one-of-a-kind ceramic pieces to perfection. The ceramics class we took is held at Sari Api studios in the city every Saturday morning from 10:30 a.m. to noon for IDR 60,000 (approx. USD $5).

97. Saraswati Temple Pura Taman Saraswati

This temple is magnificent and artistic, and so many tourists come to see its beauty, but it is also used for worship, and Pura Taman Saraswati has a water garden. The Saraswati Temple in Ubud is a beautiful spot for worshippers and visitors alike, and it is dedicated to the Hindu goddess of learning, wisdom, music, and art.

The Pura Taman Saraswati temple (also known as the Ubud water palace) is an old Hindu temple in central Bali that was built by one of the Labuda princes.

The temple, also known as Pura Taman Saraswati or Taman Lakshman, is a beautiful water temple in central Ubud that is accessible from the Jalan Kajeng side street.

It features classical Balinese temple architecture and a beautiful foyer with water-filled ponds. The Saraswati Temple, famous for its lotus pond and dedicated to the Hindu goddess of learning, is impossible to miss.

98. Visit Instagrammable Locations in Ubud Bali

It’s no secret that Ubud is a great place if you want to capture stunning Instagram-worthy photos. I know I have visited a few places here myself that were definitely amazing that helped add more aesthetic to my Instagram feed.

Here are some places you can take Instagrammy photos, just to name a few:

  • The Bali Swing
  • Tegalalang Rice Terrace
  • Bird Nest Dinner
  • Lotus Cafe
  • Campuhan Ridge Walk
  • Ubud Palace
  • Ubud Monkey Forest
  • Tirta Empul Temple

99. Visit Taksu Yoga

Taksu Yoga stands by being an oasis of peace and tranquility in the heart of Ubud.

When you come in for a massage, you also have access to manicures, special training, and even a restaurant to dine in.

You can access unique meals at the restaurant, like the seasonal fruit specials, which include grilled prawns with mango salad, mango mint juices, and mango cheesecake.

The wellness center allows you to experience deep relaxation by international expert practitioners, health technologies, and the “spirit of the river and the forest.”

Class sizes are small, and you get a view of the beautiful jungle as you practice yoga in Taksu Yoga in this very private setting.

Here are a few classes that are offered at Taksu Yoga:

  • Vinyasa
  • Hatha
  • Restorative
  • Yin
  • Gentle yoga.

If you are more comfortable with having a private yoga class, you can book this 24 hours in advance

The drop-in class rate is 120k.

Alternatively, buy a class card that is valid for one month.

5 classes – 475k

10 classes – 900k

15 classes – 1,150k

20 classes – 1,400k

100. Take an Eco Tour of the Green Village

Green Village Bali is one of Bali’s most impressive sustainable housing communities, and join the tour if you want a glimpse into our two unusual bamboo houses.

The entire house is made of bamboo, from the roof, walls, stairs to the floor, and even the bathroom, an open-air bathroom surrounded by bamboo! And the space is incredible. The Green Village was designed in 2006 by jewelry designer John Hardy and later completed by his daughter, and you can take an Eco Tour at the Green Village.

Green Village Bali is an eco-friendly destination where you can immerse yourself in the many architecture, nature, and art-based activities.

The tour begins in Green Village, passes through bamboo forests, and then takes you to the bamboo houses and villas to give you a taste of Green Village life.

101. Lempad House

This beautiful home is named after I Gusti Nyoman Lempad, an artist from the twentieth century. He was well-known for his sculptures and paintings of Ubud temples.

Lempad House is run by his surviving family members and also has a beautiful Balinese garden and is a must-visit for art lovers.

You’ll hear the sounds of hens and birds closely nearby as you admire the artwork here.

It may take you around 2 hours to look at everything in Lempad House.

The wood sculptures in the garden are something to admire as well.

Whether you’re planning your first trip to Bali or have been there many times before, check out our other blog posts for our latest advice and recommendations on what to do when you are in Bali.

Frequently Asked Questions for Things to do in Ubud Bali:

What are the best restaurants in Ubud?

The best restaurants in Ubud can be found in the central part of the town, near the market. Some of the best options include The Cheese Shop and Silas Kitchen Local Warungs and more!

What is the best time of year to visit Ubud?

The best time of year to visit Ubud is January-March.

What are the best things to do in Ubud?

The best things to do in Ubud include yoga, a temple visit, Rice Terraces and souvenir shopping. The source of information for the facts and figures is the website of the Ubud Palace Hotel.

fruits, vegetables, snacks, toys and jewelry, to clothes, DVDs, DIY household tools, and Balinese Hindu ritual items such as flowers, incense and ready-made offerings.
If you’re looking for a fun afternoon activity in Ubud, Bali Zoo is definitely a place to check out.

They have attractions like the Petting Zoo and Pony Ride for children, as well as the Jungle Splash Waterplay area for some water fun. For lunch, Gayo Restaurant or Wantilan Restaurant are both great options.

Asian zoos do have their own advantage which is that they provide very affordable exotic animal experiences – such as the chance to feed exotic animals for $5 at Bali zoo! and a lot more! checkout our 100 Best Things to do in Ubud Bali!

What are some of the must-see attractions in Ubud?

Some of the must-see attractions in Ubud include Pura Dalem Kolonesi, rice terraces at Bedugulan and Mengwi rice fields, temple mountings, forested areas of Batubulan Valley, Tegalalang Rice Terrace, and a lot more! This article lists the top 101 best things to do in Ubud Bali!

What restaurants should I avoid when visiting Ubud?

The restaurants to avoid in Ubud are tourist traps. Try to eat at smaller local restaurants that are family-owned.

Where can I find cheap accommodation in Ubud?

There are many cheap lodging options in Ubud, but one of the best is to stay in an incredibly affordable villa for around $400 per month or stay at Ubud Villas, a hotel and hostel hybrid.

It’s located about two miles away from the center of Ubud. you can find anything you want, from guesthouses and homestays to regular villas to extra luxury style villas

What are the best things to do in Ubud Bali during 2024?

The best things to do in Ubud Bali during 2024 are to enjoy the art and culture of this beautiful region, go hiking or biking, participate in yoga classes or meditation workshops, visit local markets, and relax at a yoga temple or spa. And a lot more!

Is Ubud Bali worth visiting?

Ubud Bali is a great place to visit, particularly if you’re interested in yoga and meditation. The area has many great art galleries as well as some great restaurants. The best time to go is during the dry season when the heat is less intense.

Why is Ubud famous?

Ubud is famous for its movie eat pray love, stunning rice terraces, ancient temples and art galleries, and Bali waterfalls. The city is located in the south of Bali and is close to the popular tourist destinations of Canggu, Sanur, Jimbaran, and Kuta.

Is Ubud Bali expensive?

Yes, Ubud is considered one of the more expensive destinations in Indonesia if you eat at tourist places and tourist traps. However, there are various affordable options if you’re willing to look for them.

You can stay in a lovely villa for around $400 per month, which is insanely cheap. If you know how to travel hack, you can live here for cheap for around $1000 per month!

How much time should I spend in Ubud, Bali?

You Should spend around a couple of days to a month or more if you want to experience everything Ubud Has To offer and more!

What are the most interesting places to visit in Ubud, Bali?

The most interesting places to visit in Ubud, Bali include Pura Ulun Danu Bratan and its rice terraces, Tirta Empul temple complex with its sacred waterfalls, Monkey Forest and the rice paddies of Kampung Melati and the Tegalalang Rice Terrace In Ubud Bali.

What is the best time of year to visit Ubud Bali?

The best time of year to visit Ubud Bali is October through March.

What are some of the best restaurants in Ubud Bali?

The best restaurants in Ubud Bali are the local warungs, Local food markets, The Abundance, O-Noodle, Sari Wati, and Yudhisthira.

Conclusion for Things To do in Ubud Bali

Interested in More? here is a list of the best things in bali that we wrote about:

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