Ubud Activities

Our most recommended Ubud Activities

Bali: Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast

1. Bali: Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast

Scale one of Bali’s natural wonders with a private, early-morning hike up Mount Batur, including breakfast and a trip to a coffee plantation afterwards.  With all entry tickets, accommodation transfers, and an expert local guide also included, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is enjoying the panoramic views.  Begin your ascent at the base of Mount Batur after an early pickup from your accommodation. You’ll even start your jungle trek on an exclusive path with fewer trekkers around. Savor the pristine night sky away from the city lights as you hike. After a 2-hour trek, you’ll then be rewarded at the top with sunrise views over the natural landscape and ocean horizon. And even better, you get to enjoy breakfast at the volcano’s summit.  On the way down you’ll enjoy more vistas, such as Lake Batur, an enormous volcanic crater lake.  You’ll also have the opportunity to stop off for a cup of local Luwak coffee at a coffee plantation before being dropped off back at your accommodation.

Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour

2. Bali: Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour

Make your Instagram followers envious as you explore Bali on a customizable day trip to its most recognizable hotspots.  All entry fees are included, as well as an expert local tour guide, who will share gems about Balinese history and culture along the way. Your first stop is the Hindu Lempuyang Temple. Famous for its split gate, the Gates of Heaven, you’ll be able to take that very same photo you’ve seen so many times on Instagram.  You’ll then be whisked to Tirta Gangga, a former royal palace famous for its holy (and incredibly photogenic) water features and gardens.  Next up is Tukad Cepung, a cave containing an amazing natural waterfall, where you’ll even get to have a dip.  After that is rural Ubud, home to many beautiful lush green rice fields. And last but not least, you’ll get to try out one of Bali’s famous jungle swings.   Choose the exact experience that you want — from private tours with hotel pickup to small-group tours where you can meet other adventurous travelers. Pick the lunch add-on for a delicious buffet lunch, or take home ten polaroids to remember your trip. Select the premium or private options for additional add-ons. Enrich your Instagram with photos taken and edited by a photographer, watch yourself from above with 3-4 minutes of drone footage sent to you 24 hours after your tour, or simply unwind with a relaxing massage.

Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Natural Hot Spring

3. Bali: Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Natural Hot Spring

Hike up the stunning Mount Batur on an early sunrise trek to its summit. Follow your guide up the mountain, enjoying a well-earned breakfast at the top while you watch the brilliant colors of the sunrise. Top off your active morning with a soak in a natural hot spring and an invigorating coffee plantation visit. Get an early morning pick-up from your hotel in Bali in time to watch the sunrise from the top of Mount Batur. Depart between 1:30 AM and 2:30 AM (depending on the location of your hotel), and then journey towards the active volcano near the village of Kintamani. Upon arrival at Mount Batur, get a short introduction and safety briefing from your private guide. All the guides are locals with experience of climbing Mount Batur since they were children. Benefit from their extensive knowledge and passion for the region before you embark on your 1.5-hour trek to the highest volcanic crater in Bali in time to watch the sunrise. Upon arrival at the top, enjoy breakfast and take in the amazing views of the surrounding area at the break of day. After sunrise, enjoy some time to walk around the crater of the volcano before crossing a hill of lava and black sand. Trek back down the mountain, and then soothe away your aches and pains at a natural hot spring at 9 AM. Visit a coffee plantation on the way back to your accommodation, and get dropped off by approximately 1 PM at the end of an amazing morning.

Ubud: 3-Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class

4. 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: Mount Batur Guided Sunrise Trek with Breakfast

5. Bali: Mount Batur Guided Sunrise Trek with Breakfast

Embark on a guided sunrise trek to the Mount Batur volcano on a full-day trip from Bali. Ascend this famous volcano which stands at 5,633 ft above sea level. Take in the views overlooking the crater lake while you enjoy breakfast at the summit. Get up early to begin their trek in time for the break of dawn. Enjoy a transfer from your hotel in Bali and arrive at the starting point at 3:40 AM for a short briefing and to receive your trekking gear. The trek to the summit of Mount Batur takes 1.5-2 hours, across 3.5 km. The total distance of the trail is approximately 11 km over 4 hours. Begin your hike before light, walking at cooler climes under an awe-inspiring blanket of stars. At the top, witness the sun come up over a sea of clouds before continuing to trek around the crater lake and summit ridge. You'll be given a hot beverage and a sandwich and egg to revive your spirits. After exploring recent lava flows and younger craters, head down to loop back to the starting point through a unique volcanic landscape full of native flora and fauna. Watch out for the tall grass with purple bloom and encounter mischievous Balinese long-tailed macaques along the way.

Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

6. Bali: Besakih Temple & Lempuyang Temple Gates of Heaven Tour

Join a guided day trip to the eastern part of Bali to visit the mother temple of Bali, Pura Besakih, along with Pura Penataran Agung Lempuyang temple and its iconic Gate of Heaven. Enjoy convenient hotel transfers and a lunch stop overlooking Mount Agung. Following a pickup from your hotel, head to the majestic Lempuyang Temple in the eastern part of Bali. Along the way, pass long stretches of beautiful and pristine rice paddies, travel along winding roads, and marvel at breathtaking mountains. Be awed by the magical views of Mount Agung behind the temple. Your own private guide will not only snap cool shots for you but will also explain the history of the ancient temple as well as the Balinese people and their culture. Next, visit Tirta Gangga, known as the most beautiful former royal water palace in Eastern Bali. Explore the water palace's tiered fountains, gardens, and stone sculptures of mythical creatures spouting water into pools.  Outside the palace, soak up views of the lush rice paddies of northeastern Bali. After visiting the water palace, savor a scrumptious buffet lunch (with optional add-on) overlooking Mount Agung, Telaga Waja river, and the rice fields. When you are finished, make your way to the biggest temple in Bali, Pura Besakih.  Join this tour of Pura Besakih with your guide and learn why it is the most important, the largest, and the holiest temple of Hindu religion in Bali, and one of a series of Balinese temples. The temple miraculously survived the catastrophic volcanic eruption of 1963. Leverage and customize your experience with add-ons from professional, coffee tasting to traditional massage. (some add-ons are only available for private tours). Select the private tour options to enjoy the highest degree of flexibility, intimacy and customized experiences, or join the small group tour to enjoy the tour in an affordable way.

Ubud: Waterfall, Rice Terraces & Monkey Forest Private Tour

7. 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: Full-Day Spiritual Cleansing and Shamanic Healing Tour

8. Bali: Full-Day Spiritual Cleansing and Shamanic Healing Tour

Take part in a combination program of spiritual healing and spiritual cleansing at Tirta Empul temple. This spiritual journey begins at your hotel in the morning, where you will be picked up and transferred to the temple to meet one of the best Balinese Shamans from Puri Negari. Healing by Balinese Shaman combines Yagna, Yatra, and Mantra healing practices. Yagna healing is performed to remove negative factors in your life and to help you find peace and happiness. Mantra healing, performed by reciting mantras, clears lower vibrations from your system and elevates your energy. A mantra is a precise combination of sacred sounds forming a nucleus of spiritual energy that attracts high spiritual vibrations, leading to spiritual awakening and empowerment. Yatra healing is designed to remove afflictions that might be preventing you from obtaining a particular result. This can involve removing blockages in your career and bad intentions of your enemies, protecting you from negative forces, and aura healing and chakra balancing. This overall process is known as melukat by the locals and is carried out to spiritually purify the mind and soul. It can be done at any place considered holy by the Balinese, although the Tirta Empul (or Holy Spring Temple) is considered the most holy site for this cleansing. You can also enjoy an optional Luwak coffee tasting or a traditional massage.

Bali: ATV Quad Bike & White Water Rafting Experience

9. Bali: ATV Quad Bike & White Water Rafting Experience

Raft the unspoiled Ayung River and ride the ATV through rice fields, bamboo forest, and lush tropical landscapes of Bali. Begin with pickup from your Bali hotel and transfer to the departure point by air-conditioned car. On arrival in Singakerta Village in Ubud, have some time to practice driving your ATV before starting. Discover jungle trails, rural villages, and plantations of Bali, following your guide off-road through the rain forest and rice paddies. After working up an appetite, tuck into lunch at a local restaurant before transferring to the Ayung River for the second activity of the day. Cruise along the thrilling rapids and see the waterfalls and scenic gorges of the Ayung River on a white water rafting excursion. End with a return transfer to your hotel.

From Ubud: Evening Firefly Tour in Taro Village

10. From Ubud: Evening Firefly Tour in Taro Village

Soak up the atmosphere of remote and peaceful Balinese villages and see incredible fireflies on this unforgettable evening tour. After pick-up from your hotel, head to Taro Village where you will meet local families. Enjoy a dinner of local food in the middle of a rice field. Take a tour of the rice paddies and learn about the subak irrigation system, the rice paddies and their harvest cycle. Enjoy the sparkling lights of the fireflies while enjoying a hot drink. Listen for crickets, frogs and geckos and learn about other native wildlife.

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Loved driving thru the countryside in an open air Jeep. Beware, you will be in the sun for 8-10 hrs — so put on sun screen. We also had to stop several times to put up the roof and install the windows given the rain but after 30 mins or so, able to put the roof back down. The Mount Batur Valley was beautiful and it was interesting to have a local take us thru the black lava rock trails and how they use the minerals within the lava to make paintings. The hot springs was an experience. Although very touristy, it was peaceful to overlook the Batur Lake while soaking in the hot springs. There are many levels/pools to the hot springs with a large pool at the bottom. So you can soak in the upper levels and swim in the pool below. The changing room is co-ed with lockers and there are small shower/changing area available. Froggy’d father was our guide for the day and he was very helpful and he stopped several times so we could take photos or he took photos of us.

It was a great journey. I was last person to be picked up together with 3 young lads we went to climb Gunung Batur. Im glad i did it was worth it. What a view!!!! We were lucky with great weather. Also would like to thank our driver Mr. Senegal from Tripguru. Great service and very polite and kind. I would have him again as my driver whom loves to socialize. Thank you again.

It is the wonderful class. I joined the morning class and visited the local market. The driver is on time to take over us and guide us to know more about the local people daily life and cooking ingredients. And we go to traditional Bali house to learn the cooking. The teacher is very funny and easy to follow the cooking. All the food is delicious.

Enjoyed this trip a lot. We had a great tour guide as well “Froggy”. Picked us up on time, very friendly and never made us feel rushed. Cool old school top down Volksvagen ❤️❤️❤️

Tapaz was our driver for the trip and he is super nice and friendly!!!! He should get 10 stars out of 5 stars!