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Ubud: Waterfall, Rice Terraces & Monkey Forest Private Tour

1. Ubud: Waterfall, Rice Terraces & Monkey Forest Private Tour

Explore the top attractions of Ubud on this tour with hotel transfers from selected locations in Bali. Visit sights like the Tegenungan waterfall, Mas Village, and the King's Palace. Pick from a basic tour, a tour that includes lunch, and a tour with lunch and a Jungle Swing experience. After a pick-up from your hotel, this is your itinerary: Tegenungan Waterfall This area is on the south side of Ubud and a really nice place to enjoy your cup of tea and see the wonderful waterfall. You can get close to it and feel the fresh spray of the natural water. Mas Village  This is a village specializing in woodcarvings. Most of the prominent woodcarvers of Bali live in Mas village, producing elaborate and fine wood carvings and teaching the young generation to carve. Ubud Monkey Forest The home of more than 600 long-tailed macaques, Ubud Monkey Forest is a tropical green forest close to the center of Ubud. Inside the forest, you can see a sacred temple sanctuary guarded by the monkeys. Ubud Traditional Market Here is where you can find an Ubud community gathering in the market to sell all of the produce from around the area: cheap souvenirs, handicrafts, fruit, and much more. Ubud King Palace In the center of Ubud, you will see the palace from the road. Entering the area you can walk around to take pictures of the traditional Balinese architecture complex and see daily traditional Balinese dance. Tegalalang Rice Terrace Here you can see a typical scene in Bali: a rice terrace positioned in a beautiful rice field with green coconut plants. This makes it the best sight of the Balinese countryside.  Coffee Plantation Visit the coffee plantation where you'll see, among other things, the most expensive coffee in the world, called Luwak Coffee. This is a coffee made by an animal that eats the bean and digests it in its stomach.  In the morning, the coffee will still be intact in the animal's feces and collected to be processed to make the coffee. Enjoying this coffee in front of the Rice Terrace view will be an unforgettable experience. 

Bali: Customized Private Car Charter with Optional Guide

2. Bali: Customized Private Car Charter with Optional Guide

Hire a car and an optional licensed guide for a day and make seeing the top sights in Bali a breeze. Travel in an air-conditioned car that has plenty of space for up to 5 people. Relax and let your driver take you to the sights that interest you most. Skip the hassle of public transportation. Begin your customized tour of Bali at the time that best fits you and benefit from an itinerary that can be altered and adjusted according to your interests and duration. With a wealth of attractions on offer at all the major sightseeing spots, your guided tour will give you a personalized experience in paradise.  Explore with a licensed guide, whether you want to see some of the island's UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the rice terraces and their water temples, or take part in water sports activities in the south of the island. You can head inland to discover the artistic heritage of Ubud or go to Mt. Batur to see the volcano overlooking the village of Kintamani. Get up close to nature at Ubud Monkey Forest and see the Hindu temple complex of the village of Padangtegal. 

Bali: Ubud Rice Terraces, Temples and Volcano Day Trip

3. Bali: Ubud Rice Terraces, Temples and Volcano Day Trip

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 pickup from your hotel by a driver who will provide outstanding satisfaction, transfer by an 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. Then, 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 which 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.

Ubud: Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Jungle Swing Private Tour

4. Ubud: Monkey Forest Sanctuary and Jungle Swing Private Tour

At the start of your tour, get picked up from your accommodation and drive through the Bali countryside. Make your first stop at the famous Ubud Monkey Forest Sanctuary, home to over 500 long tail macaques. See the monkeys roaming around in their natural habitat. From the monkey sanctuary, head north of Ubud to visit Kumulilir. Challenge yourself to ride the 20-meter Jungle Swing to the jungle valley or rice terraces. Enjoy the views and take instagrammable pictures during this once-in-a-lifetime experience. After that, acquaint yourself with Indonesia’s world-famous Luwak Coffee at its coffee plantation. Learn about the unusual method of producing the coffee, which involves the coffee beans being eaten and defecated by Asian palm civets, then collecting the partially-digested beans from the forest floor. After sampling the other coffees and teas made at the plantation, opt to taste a Luwak coffee, too. On the way back to Ubud, pass by the Ceking Rice Terrace at Tegalalang to marvel at the UNESCO-listed rice paddies, one of Bali’s most iconic sights. Learn about the pioneering subak system (the Balinese cooperative irrigation system) for which the terraces are known.  Finish your tour by being dropped back to your accommodation in Ubud. Customize your experience with add-on options of coffee tastings to traditional massage. Not all add-ons are available for all options.

Ubud: Monkey Forest, Rice Terrace & Tanah Lot Private Tour

5. Ubud: Monkey Forest, Rice Terrace & Tanah Lot Private Tour

After a morning pickup at your hotel, head to your first stop, a Batuan traditional Balinese house, located in the Gianyar regency. Follow your guide to a typical local home. Admire Balinese architecture – a compound with several buildings – and learn the importance of each part. Then journey to the Tegallalang rice fields of Ubud, famous for its beautiful scenery of rice paddies and the traditional subak irrigation system. Get a stunning view of the rice terraces on the slopes of the hills across the valley, and enjoy the cool and breezy climate. Next, visit a coffee plantation to learn about the famous luwak coffee. Discover how the farmers collect the still-intact beans from the forest floor and clean, roast, and grind them. Study the entire process of making the unusual brew, and get a chance to try some other coffees, tea, and cocoa drinks. Continue to Ubud Royal Palace (Puri Saren Ubud) and see one of the area's most prominent monuments. Constructed in traditional Balinese style, the palace has been well-preserved by Ida Tjokorda Putu Kandel's heirs. Marvel at the gardens and the banyan tree that provides shelter from the heat. Afterward, make your way to Sacred Monkey Forest and discover the home of around 200 monkeys in Ubud. Believed by the locals to be "God's Guard of the Dalem Agung Temple," the long-tailed macaques dwell in certain areas and can often be seen on the roads.  End your tour at Tanah Lot Temple, known for its enchanting seaside setting and sunset views. Look at the ancient Hindu shrine, perched in the crashing waves, and watch the sun melt over the horizon. Then, travel back to your hotel or accommodation.

Bali: Ubud and Tanah Lot Small Group Guided Tour

6. Bali: Ubud and Tanah Lot Small Group Guided Tour

To fit as much into a day as possible, this Ubud tour will visit the highlights of central Bali before heading west for a spectacular sunset at Tanah Lot Temple. For your first activity of the day, you will watch the famous Barong and Keris Dance show. Here you will see talented Balinese performers will act out scenes from Hindu mythology, aided by incredible costumes and an Indonesian gamelan orchestra. Next up, you will visit Kanto Lampo Waterfall, a scenic cascade and shallow pool. After some swimming and selfies, you will stop for lunch at a local Balinese restaurant. For the afternoon’s activities, you will head to Ubud to meet some playful new companions at the Monkey Forest. This sacred woodland is the perfect place to feel the living magic of Bali, just make sure to watch your belongings! Of course, no trip to Ubud would be complete without a photographic stop at the Kumulilir Bali Swing. A professional instructor will safely strap you into the giant swing and push you out above a canopy of rainforest and rolling rice fields. Finally, you’ll jump back in the minivan and head west towards Tanah Lot for sunset. This UNESCO Heritage Hindu temple is visited from far and wide by tourists and locals alike. Dating back to the 12th century and translating as "Land in the sea", Tanah Lot is an important pilgrimage site, buzzing marketplace, and dramatic photo stop. You can simply grab a drink, set up camp on the shore, and watch the crashing waves and slowly-sinking sun.

Ubud: Half-Day Semi-Customized Private-Tour with Live Guide

7. Ubud: Half-Day Semi-Customized Private-Tour with Live Guide

This 5-6 hours semi-customized private tour takes you to experience the scenic part of Ubud and the surrounding area. Tailor make your half day tour to visit Ubud landmarks with other interesting its things to and its must have pictures. Once you are picked up at your hotel, get ready for a half-day of exploring, located in the uplands of Bali and is a completely different atmosphere to brash and busy areas like Kuta or Seminyak. With scenic a landscape, lively art scene, rich cultural atmosphere, and countless lifestyle attractions, there are no limits to the things you can do in this charming town. From the famous Ubud Monkey Forest to shopping, discover the top things to see in Ubud. List of Ubud top things to do and must have pictures 1. Explore Ubud Monkey Forest 2. Walk trough the iconic Tegalalang Rice Terrace 3. Go shopping at Ubud Market 4. Admire the Botanic Garden Ubud 5. Visit Holy Spring Temple Tirta Empul 6. Visit Goa Gajah Temple 7. Sample the delights at Gianyar Night Market 8. Visit and sample the famous and unique Luwak Coffee making process 9. Visit the Ancient Gunung Kawi Royal Monument 10. Chase one of the unique Kamto Lampo Waterfall or Tegenungan Waterfall. 11. Visit Ubud Palace 12. Admire Sarawasti Temple 13. Visit one of Ubud Artisan Villages (Celuk for Silver Smith Village or Visit Mas Village for wood carving village) On the day of the activity you can simply choose up to 4 of the places mentioned above that you would like to visit. Your lovely guide will be very more than happy to adjust your itinerary to include or exclude anything you'd like in Ubud. The usual policy is to dive deeper into your itinerary when we pick you up from your hotel so everyone is happy with the plan for the day. Drawing on a wealth of experience heading to all the major sightseeing spots of Ubud will ensure that your journey is as smooth as possible. Customize your experience with add-ons, such as polaroid camera photographs, a traditional massage, jungle swings, dance shows, paragliding, a Sea Walker experience, rafting, ATVing, a Luwak coffee tasting, or a Jimbaran dinner (some add-ons are only available for some options).

Best of Ubud : All Inslusive Tour with Optional Lunch

8. Best of Ubud : All Inslusive Tour with Optional Lunch

Take a day tour around Ubud are and immerse yourself in its vibrant culture of Ubudian as you spend the day visiting a selection of top Bali’s attraction including a stop at Ceking for Tegalalang Rice Terrace , Tegenungan Waterfall, Ubud Monkey Sanctuary, art market where you can hunt for your Bali souvenir, and Tirta Empul Temple known for its blessing holy spring temple. Begin your trip by visiting Ubud Monkey Forest, It is home for over 600 long tail macaques roaming around in their natural habitat. Take a famous selfie with monkey at Ubud monkey sanctuary with the assistance of the local staff. Next, head north to Ubud Palace (as known as Puri Saren) and Ubud Market across the main Ubud street. Perfect to learn the Ubud culture and wonderful location to get you some Bali Souvenir home. Continue to Tegalalang famous for its stunning natural landscape of Ceking Rice Terrace where you can learn its ancient Subak irrigation system. Stroll through the ridges and learn how Tri Hita Karana is a guidance for the Balinese way of life. Find out how it works for the Subak system in Bali, and take the chance to snap pictures with tropical landscape as the background. Stop at D’Alas Restaurant or other alternative restaurant you have in your list for your lunch of the day. It is available to purchase as add-ons. Perfect Indonesian style restaurant with fabulous scenery of the lust jungle of Ubud. Then, head east to Tampak Siring for an ancient temple called Tirta Empul Temple where you can witness how Balinese doing their spiritual cleansing before praying at its Utama Mandala of the temple. Completed the trip to Tegenungan waterfall with a beautiful green surrounding make the area very fresh. Take a short walk to get closer to the waterfall and snaps some photos for your social media feed of the day.

Bali: Leke-Leke Waterfall, Monkey Forest & Jungle Swing Tour

9. Bali: Leke-Leke Waterfall, Monkey Forest & Jungle Swing Tour

Explore Bali and its stunning landmarks on a full-day tour of Leke-Leke Waterfall and the Ubud Monkey Forest. Then, swing over the Tegalalang Rice Terrace on an epic jungle swing. Start the day at your hotel or any place you ask for as a meeting point. The first stop is at the Leke Leke Watefall, one of the hidden gems in Tabanan, located about 15 km from Ubud and about 25 km from the famous town of Seminyak. The waterfall is surrounded by the most green and lush forestation, perfect to just sit back, relax, and admire the beauty of mother nature. Next, discover the Ubud Monkey Forest, home of over 400 long tail macaques roaming around in their natural habitat. These creatures are believed by the locals to be God's Guard of the Dalem Agung Temple. Watch out, as these long-tailed macaques dwell in certain areas and can often be seen on the roads.  Before ending the day with the jungle swing with the scenic view of Tegalalang Rice Terrace, you will have time for lunch at a recommended restaurant in Ubud. With so many amazing restaurants in Ubud, from gourmet to gastro and expensive to cheap, the area is a foodie paradise. Leverage and customize your experience with add-ons from add-on listings: coffee tasting to traditional massage. (some add-ons are only available for some options).

Bali Full-Day Private Customized Tour

10. Bali Full-Day Private Customized Tour

Explore Bali according to your own interests on a full-day customized tour. Rent a driver and new model vehicle (up to 4 passengers) for 10 to 11 hours, and discover Bali's beautiful sites in a day. From the Monkey Forest to beautiful temples, the surf beaches of Kuta and the crafts of Ubud, Bali has it all. An airport pick-up is provided if needed, or you can benefit from pick-up in Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Sanur, Ubud, Candidasa or Denpasar. The supplier will create a package to save you time and money. Their friendly team will customize your trip and ensure your safety and satisfaction at all times. Make your vacation a memorable one at a reasonable price.

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Amazing day! Review of Hire Bali Driver Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile we had an amazing day on this trip! Our tour guide was Gede and he was the best!!! He picked us up from our hotel and on the way to Ubud he told us about the plan for the day and asked if there was anything else that we’d like to do additionally. He took us to a jewellery village where I got myself a beautiful, handmade silver ring. Wherever we went throughout the day, he was always very knowledgeable, was telling us a lot about the history of the places and always had answers to our questions. He had a great sense of humour, was telling jokes and kept us entertained even when we were getting tired. He took loads of amazing pictures of us in the best spots! We felt like travelling with a friend, not a guide - we were always taken care of and supported. I would recommend this trip with Gede to anybody, whether a solo traveller, a family or a group of friends! Thank you Gede!

The tour was excellent!!! I didn’t look what to expect on it, so everything I saw was an awesome amazing surprise!! Places we visited are magnificent!! Exceeded my expectations!! But all thanks to Dwipa!! Really great guide , very interesting, knowledgeable, he was telling me about different things about the culture, temples! He was also taking great photos and videos of me!! How great! Very nice guy plus excellent English and he also knows all best tours and places to visit in Bali! When I’m next time I’m 100% booking tours with him!!!

Lewer was a fantastic guide ! I ended up doing this tour on my own with 2 kids under 7 as my husband was unwell. I felt very comfortable with Lewer who was polite, appropriate and extremely helpful when my kids played up !! I was able to modify the tour so that the kids didn’t get too tired and we could focus on the activities they were interested in . A great day all around.

Great tour with magnificent views. Ma-de was our guide, he was excellent with us, he was always taking care of us and taking the best pictures for my husband and I. The tour includes some of the best places in Bali. I really recommend the tour.

This was a great way to visit Ubud, including coffee tasting, rice fields and the monkey forest! Our guide Madi Long was amazing!!! Fully recommend him!