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Ubud Tours: These Are The Best Tours And Attractions In Ubud And Beyond

by Chloe Gunning
Tegalalang Rice Terraces, near Ubud, Bali
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From white water rafting, volcano hikes and quad biking, to cooking classes, nature tours, cultural activities and jungle swings, you’re guaranteed to love these Ubud tours!

I fell in love with Bali when I visited a while back. After a mammoth adventure around Indonesia, it was the place where I finally had some time to relax. The highlight for me was the jungle town of Ubud. 

I love that it ticks so many boxes… Whether you fancy a relaxing break, an adventure trip, or a bit of both, there really is something for everyone. I used it as a jumping off point to explore waterfalls, hike a volcano and soak up the culture and cuisine on the island. It was a great base. 

So if you’re looking for things to do in Ubud and beyond, I’ve popped together a handy guide to some of the best tour packages, attractions and activities. There zero chance of you getting bored! 

Please note, all of these will pick up from Ubud hotels, and some offer transfers from other parts of the island too (check first!)

Mount Batur Volcano Hike

Without a doubt, one of the best things I did during my trip to Bali was this volcano hike up Mount Batur. After being picked up sometime after 2am, you’ll drive to the base of the volcano, where a guide will lead the way. The aim is to reach the summit for sunrise, and I can honestly say it was one of the best things I’ve ever done while travelling – but it’s also one of the most challenging!

The steep incline and darkness make it both physically and mentally draining, but once I saw sunrise it was all worth it. Oh and the way down was much easier! The tour I did included transfers, a guide, breakfast and a trip to the hot springs afterwards. Read my blog post all about the Mount Batur Sunrise Trekking.

Check prices, info and book the Mount Batur volcano hike.

Taking in the incredible view of sunrise from Mount Batur, Bali

Taking in the incredible view of sunrise from Mount Batur, Bali

Photographing the incredible view of sunrise from Mount Batur, Bali

Photographing the incredible view of sunrise from Mount Batur, Bali

READ MORE: Ubud, Bali: The Ultimate Travel Guide

Bali Quad Bike Adventure Tour

If you like a bit of an adventure, hop on an ATV, rev up the engine and explore with a guide. It’s a great way to see some of the island’s most beautiful spots. After a refreshing welcome drink and a crash course (!) on how to drive the vehicle, you’ll head out for a few hours, passing rice fields, bamboo forests and characterful villages.

Check prices, info and book a Bali ATV Tour.

ATV tour, Ubud, Bali

ATV tour, Ubud, Bali

Bali Half-Day White River Rafting Tour

Adrenaline addicts will LOVE this white water rafting tour in Bali! You’ll paddle down the Ayung River in a raft taking in the stunning Balinese landscapes.

It’s a unique way of checking out some of the harder to reach spots, and there’s chance to see a beautiful secret waterfall for a refreshing dip too! After lunch at a restaurant in the jungle, it’s back on the rafts to head to the finish point.

Check prices, info and book a half-day white river rafting tour in Bali.

White Water Rafting, Ubud, Bali

White Water Rafting, Ubud, Bali

Balinese Cooking Class Near Ubud

This is one of my dream tours in Ubud – yep it revolves around food! The 5-hour Balinese cooking class gives you a real flavour of the island’s cuisine, as you learn tips and tricks from a local chef. You’ll visit a bustling local market to pick up fresh ingredients, and see what daily life on the island is like.

Then you’ll head to the rice paddies to see exactly where some of Bali’s fresh ingredients come from. Then it’s time to head to a traditional home kitchen to cook lunch or dinner. You’ll get to eat what you cook, so be sure to listen to the chef’s instructions!

Check prices, info and book a Balinese cooking class with lunch or dinner in Ubud.

Mie goreng at Mama's Warung, Ubud, Bali

Mie goreng at Mama’s Warung, Ubud, Bali

Famous chicken satay at Mama's Warung, Ubud, Bali

Famous chicken satay at Mama’s Warung, Ubud, Bali

Best of Ubud Tour: Rice Terraces, Monkey Forest And Jungle Swing

If you’re looking for a general tour of Ubud and the surrounding areas, visiting a heap of the key sights in a day, then this private tour is a great option. On this full-day tour you’ll explore the lush Tegalalang rice terraces, seeing first hand how the rice is grown.

You’ll hang out with the monkeys in Ubud Monkey Forest and see some of the nearby temples, all while learning all about Balinese culture. You’ll also visit Tegenungan waterfall – the most famous waterfall near Ubud, where you can even take a refreshing dip if you fancy! Plus, with so many incredible Instagram photos of people on jungle swings in Bali, there’s a chance to tick that off your bucket list too!

Check prices, info and book the Best Of Ubud Tour.Bali Jungle Swing

Monkey Forest, Bali

Monkey Forest, Bali

Beautiful light in Monkey Forest, Bali

Beautiful light in Monkey Forest, Bali

 

Bali Temples and Rice Terraces Tour

If you’re keen to get to grips with Balinese history and culture, then this  Bali tour package is perfect! You’ll get to see the 11th-century shrines at Gunung Kawi, plus a holy blessing in Tirta Empul’s temple spring.

There’s also a chance to sample the famous luwak coffee (yep that’s the one made with poo!) and check out the lush rice paddies too. Plus before you finish the tour, you’ll head to Ubud’s Monkey Forest to see the cheeky animals at play! Just watch out for your sunnies – these monkeys have been known to get a bit too friendly!

Check prices, info and book the Bali temples and rice terraces tour.

Tegalalang Rice Terraces, near Ubud, Bali (Photo: Macca Sherifi)

Tegalalang Rice Terraces, near Ubud, Bali (Photo: Macca Sherifi)

Scuba Diving In Bali: The Liberty Shipwreck

Head north through rice paddies and jungle to Tulamben where you’ll scuba dive at a spectacular shipwreck – the USAT Liberty. It’s suitable for all levels of divers, but you’ll need to be properly certified. It’s a shore dive, so you simply walk out from the beach and descend to the black volcanic sand.

How did it get there? Well the shipwreck was on the shore, but Mount Agung’s eruption in 1963 pushed it deep into the water. Along with the wreck itself there’s plenty of underwater life to see, including groupers, parrot fish, turtles, barracudas and black tip sharks.

Check prices, info and book a trip scuba diving in Bali at the Liberty Shipwreck

Diving in Barbados (Photo: Macca Sherifi)

Diving in Barbados (Photo: Macca Sherifi)

Forest Dining at Tree Deck overlooking lush valley of Ubud

This has to be the ultimate date night! Head to the edge of the forest and settle in at Tree Deck, with its magical setting and flickering candles. Then relax and enjoy a six-course tasting menu, including sparkling wine. The menu changes, but has previously included delicious scallops, pan seared beef loin, crepe suzette and more!

Check prices, info and book dinner at Tree Deck near Ubud.

Tree Deck, Ubud, Bali

Tree Deck, Ubud, Bali

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out some of my suggestions for your time in Bali. If you’re planning your trip, don’t forget to take a look at my other guides to the region:
Ubud, Bali – The Ultimate Travel Guide
Where To Stay In Ubud – The Best Hotels For All Budgets 

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