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Private Ubud Exploration For A Day

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Enjoy the beauty and intriguing culture of the Balinese city of Ubud, as you tour the Rice Fields, Monkey Forest, Spice Garden and a unique arts village on the island of Bali.

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.

About Shore Excursions Group
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Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memorie ...
from $35.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
6 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable seasonal clothing, closed toe walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and rain protection if necessary.
Guests must be able to step in and out of the vehicle. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.