Discover the wonder of Ubud’s cultural and artistic highlights, including a visit to the famous Tirta Empul water temple.
Barong and Keris Dance Show
This tour starts with the ancient Balinese Barong and Keris dance show, one of Bali’s most famous dances. The dance is about the The Barong, who is a compassionate spirit in beast form and must protect a kingdom against the vengeful wrath of the widow and witch queen, Rangda.
Two male dancers will work with the Barong costume and is resonant of the Chinese lion dance. Supporting dancing monkeys, priests and village men add to the drama and atmosphere of the show. It’s an ancient demonstration of the Bali custom you simply must see.
Celuk Silver Villages
The celuk silver villages are Bali’s major center for goldsmiths and silversmiths. The local craftsmen create beautiful jewelry of the finest quality and unique and elaborate designs. Almost all households in this village are part of the industry that has been producing these fine items for centuries.
The gold and silver items they produce include souvenirs and mass export items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, studs, broaches and many other Balinese ceremonial accessories and adornments.
Many items are on show and available for purchase to mark the memories of your Bali holiday.
Mas Villages Ubud for Wood Carving
The Mas village in Ubud Bali is the center of Bali’s wood carving sculptors. The wood carvers are famous for their hand crafted work with local timber and their ability to produce complex creations that are derived from both nature and their traditional Hindu beliefs. Watch the works toil away on their work as you appreciate the level of detail that produce with every piece.
The village is a popular destination and all carvers have works available for sale at very reasonable prices. You may just find the perfect piece of art to take home and be a constant reminder of your Bali holiday.
Tirta Empul Temple
Tirta Empul, Bali, is one of the largest and busiest water temples in Indonesia. The temple was founded in 926 A.D. and is dedicated to Vishnu, who is the Hindu God of water. Here you can bath in the natural spring waters or ‘holy water’ of Bali like so many Balinese Hindu’s before you over thousands of years.
The waters are said to be healing and the area is sacred to the devote Hindu locals. The area is surrounded by lush tropical forest and ancient Balinese architecture. The spring feeds various purification baths, pools and fish ponds surrounding the outer perimeter, which all flow to the Tukad Pakerisan River.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Tegalalang Rice Terrace is the most famous of all of Bali’s elevated rice fields and one you have most probably scene in many travel books. The Tegalalang Rice Terrace is a tourist icon and you will soon see why as you take in the beauty of the intricate workmanship that it has taken to shape the natural slopes involving the subak (traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system)
The Tegallalang rice terraces alone offers a scenic outlook that spreads down before you and away to the rice paddies on the slopes across the valley.
The Coffee plantation area is set in the tranquility of local Balinese villages surrounded by the green lush tropical gardens, where tropical trees including cacao plantations thrives. From here the locals make the famous Lawak Balinese Coffee.
Luwak Coffee is produced from the coffee beans which have been digested by the local “Luwak”, which is described as a ‘ringed cat’.
It is considered to be the most expensive coffee in the world due to the different nature in which it is produced.Enjoy a coffee and watching the process and see the local Luwak
Monkey Forrest Ubud
Ubud Monkey Forest, also known as the Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal and is one of Ubud’s most popular attractions for tourists both international and locally.
The monkey forest is not only full of friendly and often very cheeky local but the site also offers cool walks through the lush Bali jungle and viewing of the ancient temples and guardian statues all covered in moss giving the feel of ancient Bali.
You can buy some peanuts and bananas to feed the monkeys but be mindful as they do get very excited. Make sure you keep your valuables secure, close to your body and your handbag should be kept close too.
Otherwise sit wand watch the monkeys bath in the small ponds and swing from the trees and there is always a mother with a tiny baby money to enjoy up close.
Ubud market offers many attractive souvenirs made by local Balinese such as handmade bags, statues, kites, silk scarves, and many other handcraft goods. Refine your bartering skills in this market as you can sharpen the price on almost anything you see. This is the perfect spot in Bali for great price and range of local wears and memorabilia of your Bali holiday
Ubud Royal Palace
The palace was the official residence of the royal family of Ubud. The Ubud Royal Palace is one of the most prominent places in Ubud and was built back in the early 1800’s allowing you to see and experience Balinese architecture centuries old. The palace is surround buy beautiful gardens and is considered one of the most adored buildings in Bali by locals.
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Duration : 10 Hours
Schedule : 8.30am – 6.30pm
08.30 : Pick up at the Hotel
09.30 : Watching Barong and Kris Dance Show
10.45 : Visiting Celuk Silver Smith Village
12.00 : Visiting Tirta Empul Water Temple
13.00 : Visiting Tegalalang Rice Terraces
13.45 : Lunch in Ubud Area
15.30 : Visiting Monkey Forrest Ubud
16.00 : Ubud Market and Royal Palace
17.00 : Visiting Bali Coffee Plantation
18.30 : Arrive at the Hotel.
(Please note that apart from pick up time, all timings are approximate)