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 in Ubud guide of the zen capital.
8 Things To Do In Ubud
1. Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Possibly the most popular of the things to do in Ubud and definitely the most famous rice fields in Asia.
The beautiful tiers of green shine amongst the sun and make for an awesome afternoon walk in Ubud.
2. 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! Make sure to add this to your list of things to do in Ubud.
3. Love Bali Sign
Not so much as a thing to do, but definitely the postcard shot most visitors are looking for when heading to Bali.
This colourful swing has become more and more popular and is appearing in most Bali visitors Instagram feeds. If you’re looking to capture this shot it can be found near the entrance to the Tegalalang Rice Terraces.
4. Campuhan Ridge Walk
A beautiful stroll on a sunny day. The Campuhan Ridge Walk leads 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.
Click HERE to read our full Campuhan Ridge Walk blog.
5. Tegenungan Waterfall + Waterfalls Near Ubud
Some of the waterfalls near Ubud are known as the best waterfalls in Bali.
If you hit it on a hot day Teguenungan Waterfall is heaven. Take a dip in the water, take some photos and take some friends for an awesome day out.
6. Mount Batur Hike
One of the highlights of our whole Bali trip.
We set off with our Mount Batur trekking guide at 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 climbing an active volcano with the Intro Travel team.
7. Shopping In Ubud – Ubud Markets
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 in the Ubud markets.
8. Take A Cooking Class Ubud
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 in our Balinese cooking class. A cooking class is one of the most popular things to do in Ubud.
Where To Eat In Ubud
Cinta – In our opinion the best food in Ubud by far. After an evening of fine dining we popped back in the morning for the breakfast menu!
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.
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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