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Ubud tour; the cultural heart of Bali

Ubud as Cultural heart of Bali offers abundance of interesting things to be explored although not all you can see in one day. With its stunning scenery, rich culture, and endless activities, Ubud is a truly special place to visit. A Ubud day tour is a great way to experience the best of what Ubud has to offer in one day.

In addition to these core attractions, Ubud day tours may also include visits to other temples, museums, or cultural attractions, such as the Gunung Kawi Sebatu Temple (a rock-cut temple complex), or the Puri Saraswati Temple (a water temple dedicated to the goddess of knowledge and the arts).

Some Ubud day tours also offer additional activities, such as cooking classes, dance lessons, or yoga classes. Ubud day tours are a great way to see the best of Ubud and experience Balinese culture in one day. Tours typically depart from Kuta, Seminyak, or Nusa Dua, and the duration of the tour is usually around 8-10 hours.

Here are a few tips for booking a Ubud day tour:

      • Book your tour in advance, especially if you’re traveling during peak season.
      • Read the itinerary carefully to make sure it includes the activities and attractions you’re interested in.
      • Ask about the transportation and meal arrangements.
      • Check the departure time from your Hotel.
      • Understand the payment policy.

We will leave the Hotel from Kuta, Nusa Dua, seminyak or Canggu in the morning and you will firstly visit Puri Saren Agung – whose royal family ruled Ubud from the late 1800’s until 1917. Then, we continue to visit one of the Galery and Museum in Ubud. There, you can find many extensive collection of paintings by Balinese, Indonesian and also foreign artists in classic Balinese and contemporary styles . Afterwards you will pass the greenness of Tegallalang with its rice field and coconut trees and On the way, we will stop at a local organic Restaurant for Lunch.

In the afternoon, we will visit the holy spring of Tirta Empul, and its surrounding with a large shrine to worship the God Indra. So, there are bathing pools which the locals believe that it has a strong curative powers. On the hill behind this temple, there is a presidential guest house that was built by the President Soekarno. then continue for last visit in Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) whose history date back to the 11th century.

 

This ‘Ubud Tour’ Includes:

      • Private air conditioned car
      • All applicable entrance fees and parking fees
      • English/German/French-speaking guide
      • Prevailing government tax & service charge

This ‘Ubud Tour’ does NOT Include:

      • Expenditures of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs and etc.
      • Meals which is not specified in the itinerary
      • Tipping for guide, driver and porter
      • All things not mentioned in the program

  • Ubud Palace:

    The Ubud Palace, also known as Puri Saren Agung, is a royal palace complex situated in Ubud, Gianyar Regency of Bali, Indonesia. It is the official residence of the Ubud royal family. The palace was built in the 16th century and has been expanded and renovated over the years.

    The Ubud Palace is a popular tourist destination and is known for its beautiful architecture, lush gardens, and traditional Balinese dance performances. The palace complex consists of several buildings, including the main palace building, the art gallery, the library, and the temple.

    The main palace building is where the Ubud royal family lives and works. The art gallery houses a collection of traditional Balinese paintings and sculptures. The library houses a collection of books and manuscripts on Balinese culture and history. The temple is a Hindu temple where the Ubud royal family worships.

    Visitors to the Ubud Palace can tour the palace complex, visit the art gallery, and watch a traditional Balinese dance performance. The palace complex is open daily from 8am to 5pm.

  • Tegalalang Rice Terraces:

    The Tegallalang Rice Terraces are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most iconic landscapes in Bali, Indonesia. The terraces are located in the village of Tegallalang, about 20 minutes north of Ubud. The rice terraces are a beautiful example of traditional Balinese irrigation, called subak. The subak system is based on the principle of cooperation and community sharing, and it has been used for centuries to irrigate the rice terraces.

    The terraces are arranged in a series of steps, with each step slightly lower than the previous one. This allows the water to flow down the terraces and irrigate the rice plants. The terraces are also planted with other crops, such as coconut trees and banana trees, which provide shade and support for the rice plants.

    The Tegallalang Rice Terraces are a popular tourist destination, and visitors can walk through the terraces and admire the stunning scenery. There are also several restaurants and cafes located near the terraces, where visitors can enjoy a meal or drink while enjoying the views.

  • Tirta Empul:

    Tirta Empul Temple, also known as the Holy Spring Water Temple, is a Hindu temple located in the village of Tampaksiring, Bali, Indonesia. It is one of the most popular and sacred temples in Bali, and is known for its holy spring water, which is believed to have healing powers. The temple was built in the 10th century and is dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu, the god of water and preservation. The temple complex consists of several pools, which are fed by a natural spring. Visitors can bathe in the pools and drink the holy water, which is believed to cleanse the body and soul of impurities.

    The temple is also a popular place for Balinese Hindus to perform purification rituals and to pray for blessings. The most popular time to visit the temple is on the full and dark moons, when many Balinese Hindus come to bathe in the holy water. Visitors to Tirta Empul Temple are required to wear a sarong and sash, which can be rented at the temple entrance. Visitors are also asked to be respectful of the temple and the worshippers.

  • Goa Gajah:

    Goa Gajah, also known as the Elephant Cave, is an archaeological site located in the village of Bedulu, about 6 km from Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. It is a popular tourist destination for its unique cave temple and bathing pools. The cave temple was built in the 9th century and is dedicated to the Hindu god Ganesha, the god of new beginnings and wisdom. The entrance to the cave is carved into the face of a cliff and is flanked by two large elephant statues. Inside the cave, there is a large statue of Ganesha and several other religious artifacts.

    The bathing pools are located below the cave temple and are fed by a natural spring. The pools are used by Balinese Hindus for purification rituals and to pray for blessings. Visitors can also bathe in the pools, but they are required to wear a sarong and sash.

    In addition to the cave temple and bathing pools, Goa Gajah also has a number of other archaeological features, including rock carvings, statues, and inscriptions. These features provide insights into the religious and cultural practices of the ancient Balinese people.