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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: Padangbai Blue Lagoon Beginner's Dive Experience

2. Bali: Padangbai Blue Lagoon Beginner's Dive Experience

Get a better understanding and feeling for scuba diving on a beginner's dive experience on the east coast of Bali. Following pick-up from your hotel, journey to Padangbai, and then climb aboard a traditional jukung (Balinese boat) and sail for 15 minutes to the Blue Lagoon. Marvel at the mix of white sand, beautiful beaches, clear blue water and the sight of Padangbai as you set sail. Learn the basics of diving, including how to relax and reassure yourself during a dive. If you decide you want to go further, the day can count as a credit towards completing your PADI Open Water Diver course. Expect to see many blue-spotted stingrays, along with octopus, scorpion fish, sweet lips, trigger fish, moray eel and more. You might even encounter a submarine! Take 2 dives, and enjoy some time to swim and relax. A delicious lunch at the end of your second dive is included.

From Ubud: Balinese Cooking Class at an Organic Farm

3. 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. 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.

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: Wellness Retreat with Massage, Yoga Class, and Lunch

5. 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.

Bali Eat Pray Love Private Tour

6. 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. Leverage and customize your experience with add-ons, such as polaroid camera photographs, massages, Luwak coffee tasting, jungle swings, rafting, ATV rentals, and a buffet.

Ubud: Traditional Basket Weaving Class

7. 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: 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.

Bali: Healing and Aura Cleansing Tour with Yoga & Meditation

9. Bali: Healing and Aura Cleansing Tour with Yoga & Meditation

Go deeper into your yoga and meditation practice with the guidance of a Balinese shaman in this workshop. Discover indigenous rituals for aura cleansing through yoga, meditation, and spiritual cleansing. Enjoy pickup from Jimbaran, Ubud, Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta Selatan, Kuta, Kintamani, or Denpasar. After getting picked up from your hotel with either a private or shared transfer, start the day with a morning yoga practice including pranayama, classical Hatha yoga asanas, sun salutations, and other dynamic movements with synchronized breathing and deep relaxation exercises.  Next, release any stress or tension that might have built up in your system with a guided meditation in the sacred Penulisan Temple. Continue to Pura Gunung Kawi Sebatu Holy Spring Temple for a Melukat (traditional Balinese aura cleansing) ceremony to wash away any bad karma.  You may choose to upgrade your tour to include a visit to the Ubud Monkey Forest, where you can get up close and personal with the Balinese long-tailed macaque. Alternatively, you can choose to soar on the Bali jungle swing.  Other upgrades available at check-out include request a female guide, an Ayurvedic spa visit, a 1-hour massage, and a professional photographer to accompany you throughout the day. Alternatively, you can purchase 10 Polaroid photos to immortalize your day of healing. Finish the workshop with drop-off back at your hotel. 

Bali: Full-Day Private Water Temple Ritual & Yoga Class

10. Bali: Full-Day Private Water Temple Ritual & Yoga Class

Join a full-day yoga retreat in the beautiful landscapes northeast of Ubud. Visit a holy water temple and with guidance choose to take part in a traditional cleansing ritual with holy water. Take part in a guided healing yoga and meditation practice at a secluded villa. Enjoy free time at the villa to lounge, relax, and eat lunch. After an early pickup, head to Mengening Holy Water Temple, Pura Mengening, located in the village of Saraseda, Gianyar Regency. The temple is sacred as a place of melukat, a ritual in which locals perform self-cleaning or ablution with holy water. It’s also a site where the Balinese request tirtha – the holy water used for Hindu ceremonies. These springs have been derived from natural sources since the 11th century, and the pools’ bathing waters are cool and clear. Before going in, receive guidance on how to act in the ritual, especially how to present the canang sari flower offering with incense. The bathing rite is said to be both a physically and spiritually rejuvenating yet meditative experience. After, travel to Tepi Sawah Villa. Enjoy your delicious lunch with both vegan and vegetarian options here as well as some free time to lounge, take a swim in the pool, or explore the grounds.  Later, take part in a Bali healing yoga and meditation practice with Jero Priestess Luh Manis, who will guide you through a spiritual experience that reconnects with nature and the universal energy.

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4.8 / 5

based on 297 reviews

The studio is in a remote location so you will most likely need a taxi as the studio does not do collection. The experience itself was so fun, though I realise I have little talent in silverworking myself. The teachers help you a lot and take your creation to a whole other level!

Amazing experience! We got the jewelry we wanted to and the process was fun! Some other participants even got to include pearls, so bring those if you want to. The instructors also helped during the process and made sure everyone got their wanted piece of jewelry!

My daughter and friend went on a spiritual journey . They came back motivated inspired saying they loved it and that the guide was amazing who explained everything clearly and he sent multiple photos to show their journey. Highly recommend.

We really enjoyed this activity, the teachers were nice and we were very pleased with the final result. We did the 10am course and were the only ones there.

Fun cooking class in great settling. Great flavors and well organized. The guides are friendly and very informative