Continue your discovery journal with our Ubud travel itinerary in Bali, Indonesia. Are you ready for an exciting adventure in Bali’s arts and culture capital?

Explore ancient architecture at Pura Gunung Kawi | best things to do in Ubud
Meditate in the middle of Kanto Lampo Waterfall | best things to do in Ubud

Located in the central highlands of Bali, Ubud is a remarkable destination thanks to its majestic waterfalls, vast paddy fields, and rich and diverse culture. From sacred water temples to adventurous cave tubing trips, Ubud has countless exciting activities waiting for you to explore. Pack your backpacks and go on a Ubud journey with us now!

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Adventure through central Ubud for magnificent waterfalls
Shop for souvenirs at Ubud Market
A spectacular view of Saraswati Temple by the lotus pond | best things to do in Ubud

“Eat, Pray, Love” – Healing at Mengening Temple (#best things to do in Ubud)

Like Julia Roberts in the movie “Eat, Pray, Love”, you can experience spiritual healing in Ubud. Mengening Temple is an important sacred site where locals and tourists often come to participate in purification rituals, cleansing their souls of evil. When participating in this sacred ritual, you will be wrapped in a sarong and a Hindu priest will guide you into the cool stream.

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Suggestion: When booking a temple tour, you also have the opportunity to admire the beauty of Tegallalang Rice Terrace – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour includes round-trip transportation, helping you save more time and energy on your journey.

Immerse yourself in history at Pura Gunung Kawi

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Let’s “snap your fingers” to return to 11th-century Bali where large temples and houses are intricately carved, creating a nostalgic and artistic area. Pura Gunung Kawi is an archaeological site surrounded by lush green paddy fields. Here, you will discover the “Valley of the Kings” with its 12-meter-high monuments of ancient kings and countless other wonderful secret paths.

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“Date” with the most mischievous residents in Ubud Monkey Forest

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One of the most interesting activities when traveling to Ubud is meeting the most mischievous monkeys on the island. In the Ubud Monkey Forest, more than 700 long-tailed macaques freely walk, swing, eat, and “play tricks” that will make you laugh out loud.

Note: Ubud monkeys are famous for their intelligence but are also quite playful. They can “steal” your sunglasses, drinks, and other items, so be careful with your belongings!

Cave Tubing Adventure

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Go down the river in the coolest way – rowing a pontoon boat! Perfect for the adventurous, cave tubing is a great way to take in the sceneries as you challenge the rapids of the Pakerisan River and swim along the caves until you reach the picturesque Tegallalang Village. You can go in a group of five people or conquer the challenge on your own if you’re brave enough. This is not a Ubud travel suggestion for the faint of heart.

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Soar to the blue sky at Alas Harum

Don’t forget to experience the “flying-among-the-clouds” swing when coming to Bali! In the center of Ubud, you can soar high to the sky by playing the Alas Harum swing. You can choose among Super Extreme Swing (dare to reach a height of 25 meters!), Couple Swing (for two people), and Romantic Bed Swing (for couples). Each option gives you stunning views and the opportunity to take amazing photos for your Instagram!

A Couple Swing at Alas Harum

Hunt for magnificent waterfalls in the central of Ubud

Ubud is home to 24 of Bali’s most beautiful waterfalls. From the famous Tibumana Waterfall to hidden gems like Goa Rang Reng, this town has no shortage of great attractions. And what’s more? You can visit them on an exclusive tour! Embark on a day-long journey to discover Ubud’s best-hidden secrets: Kanto Lampo with its tiny but cool stream and Goa Rang Reng, a rock waterfall where purification rituals take place for local people.

Kanto Lampo Warterfall | best things to do in Ubud
Goa Rang Reng Waterfall where local rituals often take place | best things to do in Ubud

Enjoy afternoon tea at Chedi Club

After a long day visiting temples, do you want to “slow down” a bit to relax and recharge? Leave a space in your schedule to enjoy afternoon tea at Chedi Club – Ubud’s most luxurious resort located in the heart of the city. Here, you’ll bask in the scent of local tea leaves and enjoy a feast of spicy Balinese dishes, including tuna, chicken curry, and more!

Go on shopping sprees at Ubud Market

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Local art goods

Immerse yourself in the colorful festival atmosphere of Balinese arts and culture by visiting Ubud Market! Distinct from regular markets, Ubud Market is vibrant, offering fresh products from 3 AM to 8 AM, and then turns into a busy art flea market as 9 AM approaches! You can find traditional costumes and unique souvenirs. Let’s purchase a handmade bag as a gift.

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You can buy some souvenirs to bring home here | best things to do in Ubud

Admire the beautiful lotus pond at Saraswati Temple

The most beautiful temple you can visit in Bali must be Saraswati Temple. Surrounded by water, lotus flowers, and traditional Balinese architecture, this is the perfect place to cool off and admire the temple’s magnificence. When sunset falls, you will enjoy a traditional dance performance, helping you to understand more about Bali’s unique artistic culture.

Watching the sunset at Campuhan Ridge Walk

Good news: You don’t need to overspend on your Ubud trip! There are plenty of ways to enjoy travel and entertainment here without being profligate, and one of them is taking a sunset stroll at Campuhan Ridge Walk. This lush and scenic road is a popular spot for its stunning hillside views and gentle trails, ideal for cycling, relaxing strolls, and sunset photography.

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Relax and recharge with Balinese massage therapy

Pamper yourself with a relaxing experience at Chapung Wellness Spa, why not? This famous Balinese spa offers traditional Balinese massage, helping you recharge your mind, body, and soul after a journey of endless adventures. When you immerse yourself in Ayurvedic essential oils and healing herbs, you will feel all your worries disappear, immersing yourself in a peaceful tropical space in the middle of the rainforest.

Chapung Wellness Spa – a peaceful getaway spot in the middle of a rainforest

Become a Yoga Master in Ubud

Stepping into Blue Karma Hotel, you will feel a sense of calmness when the morning sunlight comes to greet you with a cleansing breeze. Another way to soak up Ubud’s peaceful setting is to experience an outdoor yoga session. In one hour, you’ll be stretching, meditating, and mastering total yoga!

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Above are unique Ubud travel experiences that you cannot miss when traveling to Bali. From exploring ancient temples and majestic waterfalls, to immersing yourself in nature and finding balance in your soul, Ubud promises to bring you a memorable vacation.

Do you love Bali and want to explore more of the beauty of this island? Check out our latest articles about Bali travel. Are you ready to travel to Ubud on your own with the suggestions above?

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