Things to do in Ubud
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Ubud – the cultural heart of Bali is definitely not to be missed on your trip to Indonesia. Located amongst the rice paddies and just an hour’s drive away from the airport, here’s what to expect in this quaint little town.
Ubud is not your ordinary Balinese beach party. You won’t find huge beach clubs and the plethora of water sport activities like in the other cities but instead you will find yoga studios, green cafes for your clean eats, hikes up active volcanoes and of course a cultural center like no other.
For a completely hassle-free holiday, be sure to Klook yourselves a private car charter to take you through Ubud! Go at your own pace, wherever you want, whenever you want to, all in the safe hands of your trusty local driver. If you need recommendations on where to go or what to eat, be sure to seek his opinion!
Breakfast – The Garden Cafe & Juice Bar at The Yoga Barn
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Nothing says waking up in Ubud like a healthy breakfast before your yoga class! We’d opt for the deliciously fresh and ridiculously colorful breakfast bowls to fuel your morning yoga class.
Address: Jl. Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 7am-9pm
Yoga class at The Yoga Barn
Probably the biggest yoga studio in Ubud, all you budding Yogis out there, you definitely would not want to miss a class here. Open everyday all year round, whether you’re an expert at inversions or just want to try a class, they have classes for all levels. Drop in for a class and experience an outdoor yoga class where the birds chirp and the wind blows as you take your deep breaths. It is truly a relaxing experience.
Ubud Monkey Forest
The Ubud monkey forest forms a sanctuary for the monkeys – which are considered sacred for the villagers of Padangtegal who own the forest. With over 700 monkeys in the forest, take a stroll through and look at the families of monkeys in action!
We’d recommend not holding onto any food or even plastic bottles because these eager hungry monkeys might just jump on you.
Address: Monkey Forest Street – Padangtegal Ubud Gianyar – Bali (80571)
Opening hours: 830am – 6pm daily
Entrance fee: IDR 50,000 for adults and IDR 40,000 for children
Lunch at Naughty Nuris
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Definitely one of Bali’s must eats are the ribs at Naughty Nuris! Coupled with an ice cold martini, you might think it’s a strange food combination but trust us, it goes together as well as peanut butter and jelly. The tender fall of the bone ribs coated in a sticky sweet BBQ sauce will have you licking your fingers for more!
Address: Jalan Raya Sanggingan, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Opening hours : Monday-Sunday from 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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If you love nature, the Tegenungan waterfalls should definitely on your Ubud must visit list. As you walk through the lush greenery, you’ll be welcomed by the cascading falls which has an impressive volume of water at any time of year. Pack a swimsuit and take a dip in the cool plunge pool to cool off after climbing all those steps.
Opening Hours: 8am to 7pm daily
Address: Jl. Ir. Sutami, Kemenuh, Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80581, Indonesia
Entrance Fee: IDR 10,000
Ubud Royal Palace
The Ubud Royal Palace is one of the most prominent places in Ubud. Apart from being located in the middle of the main road in the city, the impressive well behaved Balinese inspired architecture is sure to catch your eye. Be sure to catch a photo at the front section of the Palace, entrance and walkthroughs for the front section is free!
Address: Jalan Raya Ubud No.8, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Opening hours: 8am to 7pm daily
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Stop by the Ubud market and pick up a souvenir or two to take home to your loved ones. From stackable storage boxes to beautiful hand printed Batik fabrics and hand woven basket bags, be sure to negotiate your price before purchasing!
Address: Jalan Raya Ubud No.35, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Opening hours: 6am to 6pm daily
Dinner at Ibu Oka
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Crispy, juicy suckling pig skin, need we say more? Ibu Oka is synonymous with the famous Balinese Babi Guling, which is rice topped with crispy suckling pig skin, grilled pork, sausages and deep fried pork. If you only eat 1 dish in Ubud, it has got to be this.
There’s no better way to wake up in Ubud than catching the sunrise on top of Mount Batur! Get up close with this active UNESCO Global Geopark Network volcano as you hike up 1717 meters above sea level. Enjoy a simple breakfast as you take in mesmerising views of the sun peeking over the volcanic valley.
Klook your Mount Batur sunrise trek and have an experienced english speaking guide take you up to the peak. This way, you won’t have to worry about getting lost! Plus, catching the sunrise means waking up at ungodly hours of the morning.
Luckily, it comes with 2 way hotel transfers so you can catch a snooze in the car! Plus, after all that trekking, enjoy a cup of Bali’s famous Kopi Luwak, the rarest and most expensive coffee in the world!
Jungle Fish Beach Club
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Who needs a beach when you have a nice jungle breeze and lush green forest views! This no-beach beach club – Jungle Fish is home to Ubud’s longest infinity pool, the perfect lazy afternoon after that long hike. Order a cocktail or two and a couple of Asian – Mediterranean tapas and you’re all set.
Address: Jl. Raya Sebali, Kelusa, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 9am-9.30pm daily
Coffee Seniman Coffee Studio
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After catching a short power nap, energize your day with a freshly brewed cuppa at the Coffee Seniman Coffee Studio! Located in the center of Ubud, you’ll find everything from espresso based drinks to siphon coffee.
Every coffee is served on a wooden paddle with a glass of water and a small Balinese cake, but if you’re feeling super hungry, they have everything from full breakfast sets to your classic avocado toast!
Address: Jalan Sriwedari No. 5, Banjar Taman Kelod, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 8AM to 10PM daily
Massage at Maya Spa
Fancy having chocolate spread all over your body? Pamper yourselves after that tiring hike up Mount Batur with a chocolate body mask at the Maya Spa! If chocolate masks are not for you, opt for a rejuvenating body scrub and flower bath or have a professional masseuse ease away all that body tension with a relaxing massage.
Klook your spa treatment at the Maya Spa and get the ultimate V.I.P experience in this 5 star resort. With 2 way hotel transfers, just pick your preferred time slot when checking out and get ready to relax!
Sunset at Tegalalang Rice Terrace
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With such dramatic views, the Tegalalang rice terraces are the perfect place to catch the sunset in Ubud. Enjoy the view from the top or if you’re still up for more hiking, you can choose to hike down and walk up on the other side!
Immortalise your memories of Tegelalang with a professional Bali photoshoot! Enjoy round trip transportation from your Bali hotel and receive 25+ edited photos from a 4 hour photography session shot at three different locations!
Address: Jalan Tegalalang, Tegalalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 7AM to 7PM daily
Entrance Fee: IDR 10,000
Dinner at Locavore
This one of a kind Balinese restaurant serves sustainably sourced local produce only! Even the plates and silverware and made locally. Choose either a “Locavore” or “Herbivore” menu and enjoy an array of European and Indonesian fusion dishes! The bespoke cocktails are also made from homegrown tropical ingredients. We recommend getting a reservation because this place can get pretty packed!
Address: Jalan Dewi Sita, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Opening Hours: 12pm-2pm and 6.30pm – 11pm, closed on sundays
Breakfast at Alchemy
Embrace the green diet at Alchemy Bali, a vegan raw food deli! We’d recommend getting a fresh fruit smoothie bowl that’s not only good for you, it also great for the gram! If you’re looking for something more substantial, how about a vegan BLT?
Address: Jalan Campuhan 1, Penestanan, Ubud, Bali – 80571, Indonesia
Opening hours: 7AM to 9PM daily
White Water Rafting
Kickstart your morning with some adrenaline while rafting down the stunning Ayung River. As you set off on an exhilarating journey down the longest river on the island, be sure to follow the safety instructions the safety instructors gave!
We’re not sure if you’ll have the mental capacity to take in the lush green rainforests while rafting down those choppy waters but the views are pretty great!
Klook your white water rafting experience and it comes with a two way transfer and lunch! You won’t have to prepare anything except a change of clothes because you will be soaking wet.
Campuhan Ridge Walk
Just a 5 minute walk from Ubud’s main street, this ridge walk takes you to a whole new world. With rolling hills and stunning views, head over in the evening and watch the sun set! The return journey could take from 1 to 2 hours depending on how long you stop for pictures.
Address: Kelusa, Payangan, Jl. Raya Campuhan, Sayan, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Opening hours: 5.30AM to 7PM daily
Dinner at Bebek Bengil
Meaning “dirty duck”, reward yourself with one of Bali’s crispiest duck after a whole day of outdoor adventure! The crispy duck with its succulent flavorful flesh is truly not to be missed. If you’re travelling in a group, share a Balinese smoked duck! Wrapped in a betel nut leaf and smoked the traditional way, be sure to order it one day in advance.
Address: Jalan Hanoman, Padang Tegal, Ubud
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm daily
Dessert at Room4Dessert
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There’s always room for dessert! This cheeky dessert bar will give new meaning to a happy ending to your meal. Combining local Balinese spices, nuts and aromatics with seasonal fruits and traditional dessert ingredients, these playful desserts will take you on a gastronomic journey you won’t regret.
Address: Jl. Raya Sanggingan, Ubud
Opening hours: 5pm-11pm on weekdays, 2pm-11pm on weekends
Now that you’ve got your Bali activities all covered, you’re just missing the essentials. Be sure to pick up a 4G SIM card for all your picture perfect moments that are sure to evoke wanderlust in all your followers. We also recommend getting a pool float for those lazy days by the pool and of course, an airport transfer for a convenient hassle free trip to your hotel!