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Ubud: 3-Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class

1. Ubud: 3-Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class

Looking for a one-of-a-kind moment in Bali? This unique experience allows you to enjoy a fun, creative hobby combined with Bali's oldest crafting techniques. Spend a half-day with Ayu, who will introduce you to this special realm of art. She will teach you how to craft your idea into a wearable art piece just like she was taught by her father and her older brother when she was 9 years old. Learn all about what silver jewelry making entails and how it developed over time in Bali. Using 5 grams of silver, create your very own pair of earrings, ring, or pendant. Work together with Ayu to turn new silver into a polished art piece. It’s fun, it’s a challenge and a terrific way to spend your leisure time in Ubud.

Bali All Inclusive: Ubud Rice Terraces, Temples & Volcano

2. Bali All Inclusive: Ubud Rice Terraces, Temples & Volcano

Venture into the picturesque landscapes of central Bali on a full-day tour of the rice terraces, temples and active volcano of the island’s scenic center. Enjoy an Indonesian lunch, and more. Following a pick-up from your hotel by a driver who will provide outstanding satisfaction, transfer by air-conditioned car to Batubulan village to see the center of handmade Batik weaving. Continue to the village of Celuk to see gold and silversmiths at work. Next, go to the home of Bali’s wood carving crafts at Mas, and learn how to recognize and work with good wood. Next, transfer to the artists village of Batuan Ubud, before admiring the wood carvings at Batuan Trinity Temple. Proceed to the holy temple of Sebatu and the holy spring water temple of Gunung Kawi. Enjoy lunch in Kintamani, with panoramic views of Mt. Batur and its lake. Next, visit Tegalalang village to taste some Balinese Luwak coffee and ginger tea. Marvel at the spice gardens and rice terraces before afternoon tea. Finally, go to the sacred Monkey Forest that serves to protect the Balinese long-tail monkey (aka crab-eating macaques). Wander around the market at Ubud, and see the King’s (Royal) Palace.

Bali: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diving Course

3. Bali: 3-Day PADI Open Water Diving Course

The first day will begin with the registration and paperwork for the course at the diving center. This will be followed by instructional videos and knowledge reviews through quizzes and exams of the first three modules learned that day. Enjoy lunch and refreshments to strengthen up for the afternoon, which entails swimming pool skills training, the log back of all equipment used at the diving center and the sign-off paperwork. The second day will start with an equipment preparation and loading of vehicles to travel to Padang Bai, joining a boat ride to the Blue Lagoon to experience the first open water dive training. A little break on the boat will offer time to relax on the deck or take a swim in the lagoon. The second open water dive will follow after which a return to Padang Bai will enable you to have lunch at Topi Inn before returning to the diving center. Learn about the theory of the final two modules and review your knowledge with quizzes and a final exam. The third and last day will lead you to Tulamben, where the wreck of the USAT Liberty is located and the third and fourth open water training dives will take place. Between the dives, you will have lunch at Puri Madha. Upon packing up the equipment after the last dive, the certification and sign-off will follow back at the diving center.

Ubud: 3-Hour Wood Carving Master Class

4. Ubud: 3-Hour Wood Carving Master Class

Looking for another way to experience the vibrant culture of Bali? Let a Balisene master introduce you to the ancient art of wood carving during this 3-hour creative class. Your instructors will skillfully guide all novice woodcarvers to find the mask, the animal, or the shape that is "hiding" inside each block of wood. Bali’s wood carvers are known throughout the world for their intricate and nuanced wood creations that adorn nearly every home on the island. This skill is inherited from one family generation to the next. Don't miss the opportunity to take part in this extraordinary craft while on the island. Stretch your creative muscle while vacationing in paradise, and then you can take home what you have helped to create as a souvenir you can't buy at any markets. Families and kids are welcome for a memorable cultural experience.

Ubud: 3-Hour Batik Making Class

5. Ubud: 3-Hour Batik Making Class

“Batik” is a traditional process of dying whole cloth with beautiful patterns that originated in Indonesia. On this 3-hour batik-making experience, learn all the traditional techniques as practiced by generations of Indonesian families. Get up close to the Balinese batik guru who will guide you through the process and share with you the philosophies behind some of the most common batik patterns.   Start with applying hot wax to a stenciled design on a fabric canvas, then apply the colors to the patterned fabric. Embrace your artistic side as you create your own unique design as you go along. With all the materials and guidance provided, it will be easy and relaxing to create a masterpiece that you can then take home with you.

From Ubud: Balinese Cooking Class at an Organic Farm

6. From Ubud: Balinese Cooking Class at an Organic Farm

Learn to cook authentic Balinese food at a cooking class in Bali, and experience a different side to the island rarely encountered by tourists. Meet the friendly locals and take a tour of a local market where they start their day early in the morning buying and selling their daily ingredients. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in the Ubud area and journey to the cooking school at an organic farm. Get a welcome coffee or tea on arrival, and then take a tour of the premises. Learn how a Balinese family makes use of the natural resources surrounding them, as you collect some vegetables for your class. Get an introduction to your chef, who will ensure everything runs smoothly throughout your class. Then, prepare a menu (regular or vegetarian) to enjoy at the end of the class. Regular Menu: Prepare the dishes for a regular meal, including a base gede (traditional spice paste) and sayur urab (mixed green salad with coconut and spice). Then, learn the secrets of opor ayam (Balinese chicken curry) and sate lilit (traditional kebab made with pork and Balinese spices). Prepare a tuna sambal matah (tuna with raw sauce) and tempe asam manis (sweet sour tempe), along with pisang goreng (banana friters with coconut and melted palm sugar) for dessert. Vegetarian Menu: Cook a vegetarian meal, starting with a base gede (traditional spice paste), and then follow by making an authentic gado gado (steamed vegetables with traditional peanut sauce) along with an opor tempe (Balinese tempe curry) and bergedel (fried corn with Balinese spices). Discover the secrets of tempe asam manis (sweet and sour tempe) and tum bambu (wrapped in banana leaf). End by making pisang goreng (banana friters with coconut and melted palm sugar) for dessert.

Bali Eat Pray Love Private Tour

7. Bali Eat Pray Love Private Tour

Bali has a deep-seated and singular sense of spirituality that is instantly palpable to all who arrive here. On this special adventure, experience Bali from the eyes of Elizabeth Gilbert, who came to the island at the end of a year-long journey to search for balance and love in her life. Your journey starts with a walk through some of Ubud's tranquil and scenic rice paddy fields with your tour guide. This walk will let you enjoy the cool fresh air and the most gorgeous hillside views in the region. Then visit Intuitive Flow, one of the most beautiful yoga studios with a breathtaking view of the mountains and trees, here take a 1.5-hour yoga class. See the sun rising above Mt Agung in the morning classes and feeling it burn while saluting it, is pure magic. The class is also limited to a small group of 20 participants, giving you a more relaxing and peaceful feeling. Visit one of Bali's most sacred spots and bathe in the holy waters at Tirta Empul. Here, be guided through a spiritual cleansing ceremony by your experienced guide. After finishing the cleansing ritual, visit one of the most famous Ubud-based fortune tellers to complete your spiritual experience and have your life's questions answered. Your journey will not be complete without experiencing the wonderful life of plant-based wonders. There is no better place to have all this healthy, hearty and simply delicious raw and vegan comfort food in Bali. If you happen to take this tour on Sunday, you will also have a chance to visit Ubud Organic Market where you can meet the organic farmers that showcase their finest products ranging from vegetables, fruits jams, soy milks, nuts and chemical free beauty products.

Ubud: 3-Hour Traditional Balinese Painting Class

8. Ubud: 3-Hour Traditional Balinese Painting Class

Take your appreciation of Balinese painting to a deeper level as you learn all the basics of creating a traditional painting. Let your creative side enjoy a unique kind of art with a local teacher by your side. Pak Sulendra will help you draw a sketch of a traditional motif on canvas or feel free to bring your own inspired idea. Proceed to color it vibrantly using a centuries-old painting style passed through generations of Balinese painters. Learn about the the two-dimensional world of Balinese traditional painting, which uses repeating figures of natural, historical, or religious themes painted with the few natural colors available on the island.  This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities as your local instructor will guide you all the way, aiming for all guests to leave the gallery having enjoyed their class and connected to the Balinese experience.

Ubud: Traditional Basket Weaving Class

9. Ubud: Traditional Basket Weaving Class

Learn a practical craft from a local Balinese teacher and create a woven keepsake as a reminder of your Balinese holiday in just two hours. Discover one or more weaving combinations that Balinese people have successfully utilized to craft hand-woven baskets used in everyday life on the island. The lontar plant is part of the bamboo family and has been used in Balinese culture for centuries to weave baskets to serve the family's practical needs. During this weaving class, delight in a 2-hour cultural adventure suitable for experienced weavers or curious first-timers alike.

Ubud: Wellness Retreat with Massage, Yoga Class, and Lunch

10. Ubud: Wellness Retreat with Massage, Yoga Class, and Lunch

Following pickup from your accommodation in Bali, head to Ubud Mengening Holy Water Temple for a self-cleansing ritual. Known by the locals as a Melukat ceremony, allow yourself to be led by a local guide as you go through the steps of prayer and medication to purify body, mind, and soul.  Continue to Bebek Tepi Sawah, an iconic Ubud restaurant where you will enjoy an organic lunch complete with healthy juice. After lunch, lie back and unwind with a 1-hour Balinese massage session to relax your body and mind. Complete this day of rejuvenation with a yoga session. Embrace the calming sounds of the surrounding jungle as you undertake a calming yoga class, suitable for all skill levels.

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I had Cepot as my driver and he was just fantastic!! He was really funny and shared lots of great information about Balinese culture and history. I was doing this solo and really appreciate the great photos he took of me! This is probably one of the best tours you can ask for. You get picked up at your hotel and are driven to all the locations. You get a lot done in one day and get to knock out a lot of the popular destinations. The owners/workers at the stops we made were extremely informative and very obviously have a passion for what they do. Recommend for people who like learning or ones that aren’t spending a lot of time in Bali and want to see a lot; (and for everyone else too)!

Anta was my guide and driver and did the job expertly. I was amazed we saw so much in one day. He was very knowledgeable about Bali and I learnt a lot both about the things we were seeing and also many other things about Bali life. Anta is a very friendly person and as a solo traveller this made a lot of difference.

I had a good time with this class. I have no skill with carving and ended up with a half decent souvenir! I will say this probably isn’t the best to do in large groups, I was by myself and pretty much needed the artisan to help me the entire time. But it was fun!

Amazing experience and recommend to do it while in Ubud! The people are very friendly and you are in the middle of a rice field. They help you with the design of your choice and make sure your end product is beautiful!

Lots of fun, easy to do and the owner is happy to lend a hand if you are not artistic like me!