Private Ubud Exploration for a Day

Private Ubud Exploration for a Day
From $35.00/person to $90.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable seasonal clothing, closed toe walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and rain protection if necessary.
Restrictions Guests must be able to step in and out of the vehicle. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Private Ubud Exploration for a Day

Known for its creative arts and historic traditions, Ubud is a fascinating city surrounded by beautiful rice paddies and steep ravines. With visits to the Ubud Monkey Forest and a unique arts village, your tour of Ubud will take you on a captivating adventure through natural and man-made treasures.

Begin your tour with a visit to the Rice Field in Ubud at Tegalalang, where the views of rice paddies will take your breath away with their natural beauty. Learn about the subak (traditional Balinese cooperative irrigation system) and its historic origins, which, according to legend, was developed in the 8th century by a revered holy man named Rsi Markandeya. Enjoy the scenic overlook and revel in the cool breezes as you view the rice terraces and valley slopes.

After viewing the rice fields, enjoy a visit to the popular Ubud Monkey Forest, where 200 monkeys inhabit the area surrounding ancient Hindu temples. Learn about the community's spiritual traditions and mythology and discover the importance of the monkey to the area's artistic and cultural heritage. Watch as the monkeys go about their daily routines and learn about how the various groups of crab-eating macaques inhabit different regions of the forest, occasionally traversing another group's territory, leading to squabbles among the animals. Learn about the community's reverence for the monkeys that are believed to be gods guarding the Dalem Agung Temple.

Following your excursion to the Monkey Forest, this Bali tour continues with a trip to the Spice Garden, where you can see coffee, vanilla, cloves and cacao crops growing. Learn about Coffee Luwak, a coffee made from the beans of coffee berries that have taken an unusual journey through the digestive tract of the Asian Palm Civet and become a surprisingly exclusive local delicacy.

Next, immerse yourself in the curious blend of contemporary and historic arts that make Ubud village the cultural center of Bali. Graced with ancient local arts and crafts traditions, Ubud has also attracted many contemporary artists and celebrities from around the world, capturing the imaginations of many well known creators with its magical charm. Watch as local artisans make wood carvings in Mas village, handmade silver jewelry in Celuk village, which is renowned for its Silver Filigree and gold jewelry special designs, and Batik weavings at Tohpati village.

Your experienced English-speaking guide will regale you with interesting facts and points of interest, as you visit the different stops along the way. Travel from each location to the next in style in an air-conditioned vehicle on this private tour. Don't forget your camera, as you will have many memorable moments to capture on this delightful tour in Indonesia.

Please Note: A tourist visa is required to debark in Indonesia. Cruise lines do not usually provide this visa, therefore, you will need to obtain one prior to your cruise.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  5 ReviewsReview This Tour
Excellent day excursion
March 14, 2023
Excellent excursion, very well organised to show us as much as possible by a friendly knowledgable driver. Good value for money.
Reviewer: John Rubidge
5 Stars
Fun day with Joe in Ubud
February 07, 2023
Joe was an excellent guide for our day in Ubud. His English was very good and he recommended sights for us to see. We got a late start so couldn't hit all that interested us. Joe told us about his family and lifestyle - interesting! We hope to use Shore Excursions for a cruise excursion in the future.
Reviewer: Lynda Grant
5 Stars
May 20, 2019
This was a great tour great guides and we loved it!!
Reviewer: Janet Trabucco
5 Stars
January 07, 2019
Our driver was courteous and friendly. He had to improvise our exploring though as we had trouble getting tendered to shore which caused us to arrive late. However, he gave us a wonderful tour of Bali. He was knowledgeable and fun to talk with. In spite of our late start he managed to get us to 4 different sites from temples to silver to batik . A wonderful day.
Reviewer: Dina Geerts
5 Stars
Fantastic tour, great value
April 23, 2018
Loved this tour. The guide met us at the exit to the port. He was friendly and knowledgeable and very happy to share information about his country. The itinerary was good. I liked riding around just looking at the sights too. At the Monkey Forest stop I was bitten by a monkey, now getting rabies shots, even though the staff at Monkey Forest said their monkeys are safe. I would definitely recommend this tour.
Reviewer: N Bagley
5 Stars