8 Things You Must Do In Ubud

8 Things You Must Do In Ubud

Touching down in Bali, we knew Ubud was top of the list of places to visit. So we explored, and explored a bit more, until we could put together this ‘Things To Do’ guide of the zen capital.

Things To Do In Ubud

Tegalalang Rice Fields

Possibly the most famous rice fields in the whole of Asia. And it’s understandable why! The beautiful tiers of green shine amongst the sun and make for a beautiful photo or afternoon walk.

Wanderers & Warriors - Charlie & Lauren - Tegalalang Rice Terraces, Ubud, Bali

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

This place will have you entertained for hours. The monkeys are the tamest of those we’ve seen in Asia and are so used to people. So if you are a little nervous this is definitely the place to conquer your monkey fears. Buy a banana, hold your arm straight out and watch them climb!

Wanderers & Warriors - Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Ubud, Bali

Wanderers & Warriors - Charlie & Lauren - Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Ubud, Bali

Love Bali Sign

not so much as a thing to do but definitely a postcard shot most visitors are looking for. Becoming more and more popular through bali visitors Instagram feeds, this colourful artwork can be found near the entrance to the Tegalalang.

Wanderers & Warriors - Charlie & Lauren - Love Bali Sign, Tegalalang, Ubud, Bali

Campuhan Ridge Walk

A beautiful stroll on a sunny day. This walk takes you through the middle of Ubud and takes around 1.5 hours to complete. Make sure to take plenty of water and head off a little earlier to avoid peak midday heat.

Wanderers & Warriors - Charlie & Lauren - Campuhan Ridge Walk, Ubud, Bali

Mount Batur Volcano Hike

One of the highlights of our whole Bali trip. It was organised through Intro Travel so unfortunately we have no contacts or guides to recommend. But we set off around 2am and reached the summit for sunrise! A testing climb at points but well worth the early wake up and a great team bonding experience.

Wanderers & Warriors - Charlie & Lauren - Mount Batur Volcano Hike, Ubud, Bali Wanderers & Warriors - Charlie & Lauren - Mount Batur Volcano Hike, Ubud, Bali

Tegenungan Waterfall

One of the most famous waterfalls in Bali. If you hit it on a hot day this place is heaven. Take a dip, take a pic and take some friends for a good day out.


If you’re looking for Balinese markets Ubud is full of them. Having a walk through the Main Street and branching off can definitely kill a few hours and you may even find some unique buys to show off to your friends.

Take A Cooking Class

A must do in Bali, and where better for a cultural cooking experience than Ubud. We cooked up an awesome feed and took away a few recipes for home testing.

Wanderers & Warriors - Charlie & Lauren - Cooking Class, Ubud, Bali Wanderers & Warriors - Cooking Class, Ubud, Bali

Where To Eat

Cinta – The best food we ate in Ubud by far. After an evening of fine dining we popped back in the morning for the breakfast menu!

Where To Stay

Luxury – A couple of recommendations we can give are Alaya Resort which is in a league of its own in Ubud and of course Hanging Gardens Of Bali which are just outside of Ubud.

Mid-Budget – Pertiwi Bisma 2 – A little hint of luxury up in the peaceful palm tree forest! The grounds were immaculate and each villa was faultless.

Backpacker – Sila Urip Guest House – Great reviews at a tiny price for the middle of the island.

You can also check out the prices of other places to stay in Ubud here.

Travel Planning

For more things to do in Bali or for which route to take, make sure to check out our break down – The Best Of Bali – A Route & Trip Guide

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