Looking to discover the natural beauty and rich heritage of Bali away from the usual beachside destinations? A visit to Ubud offers all this and so much more!
This part of Bali provides plenty of exhilarating activities to enjoy amidst the stunning hilltops views and lush greenery of Ubud. Villas close to the popular Campuhan Ridge are ideal for those looking for an early morning hike, while horseback riding tours and mountain biking are on offer too. For something truly wild, head to the Ayung River for white water rafting!
Ubud Monkey Forest
This enchanting forest is home to ancient statues, sacred temples and not forgetting more than 700 monkeys! Within a 15-minute drive from Chapung Sebali, this attraction in Padangtegal Village offers much to explore and plenty of photo opportunities of these long-tailed macaques who are playful and mischievous.
Ubud Art Market
Ubud is known for traditional arts and crafts which can be seen at its famous art market. There is much to peruse and purchase when here; these include locally made batik items, handwoven bags, jewellery, silk scarves, clothing, woodcarvings, statues, paintings and various other products that make for great souvenirs too.
The Elephant Cave
Locally referred to as “Goa Gajah”, the Elephant Cave does not, in fact, have any elephants! This ancient cave with its demon mouth entrance and statues within is worth visiting; outside one will find an idyllic courtyard, large stone carvings, a holy pond and fountains that add to the site’s allure.