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  • Almost all of us have that desire of exploring some new destinations that no one has seen, going on new adventures that no one has done and indulging in offbeat activities like there is no tomorrow. When it comes to offbeat things to do in Ubud, one might think that there won’t be much to look forward to.

    Well, surprise! As no matter how small this place looks or how limited the options appear but this haven has certainly an array of under-the-radar activities for all travelers.

    There is a certain Bohemian vibe attached to this place that makes it so special. Apart from the standard places to visit, there are plenty of under-the radar places and activities that you would love to explore while in this heaven. Following is a list of best offbeat things to do in Ubud- no matter you are travelling solo or in a group, these places will certainly keep you elated.


    Here are some of th best offbeat things to do in Ubud:


  • 01Mount Batur Trek

    Mount Batur Trek
    Mount Batur volcano is a spiritual volcano for the Hindus. Located in the Batur village of Kintamani District, Mount Batur, a.k.a. Gunung Batur, has a height of 1717 m above sea level. Trekking to this beauty and beholding the sunrise from the top of this active volcano will be one unforgettable experience. The majority of the treks start early morning at around 3 AM or 4 AM so that you can reach the summit on time and witness the mesmerizing sunrise. For a fit hiker, it takes around two hours to reach at the top. The trek starts from the Toyabungkah village.

    Price: The approximate price for the Mount Batur Sunsrise Trekking is IDR 790500.
    Short Trekking in Mount Batur at Bali

    Short Trekking in Mount Batur at Bali

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  • 02Pod Chocolate Factory and Cafe

    Pod Chocolate Factory and Cafe
    If you are a chocoholic, then Pod Chocolate Factory and Cafe is a perfect place to visit for you. Visiting to the factory will allow you to acquaint yourself with some of the most unique methods of pod chocolate making. You can even try your hands in chocolate making and taste them. Moreover, you will also get a chance to taste cocoa nibs, raw cacao and many more. In short, you will witness whatever happens inside a chocolate factory. If you want you can also take home some chocolate, made by you, to your home as a souvenir.

    Location: The Pod Chocolate Factory and Cafe is located at Jalan Tukad Ayung, Carangsari, Petang, Kabupaten Badung, Bali

    Price: The approximate price is IDR 782,500 per person.

    Timings: 9 AM to 4 PM
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    Pod Chocolate Factory Tour at Bali Elephant Camp

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  • 03Visit Monkey Forest

    Visit Monkey Forest
    Ubud Monkey Forest is one of the most amazing and famous tourist destinations of Ubud. Your visit to Ubud will not complete without visiting this great place. It is primarily a nature reserve and temple complex, which is the home to around 340 monkeys, the Balinese Macaques, out which 34 are adult males, 19 are male sub adult, 122 juvenile, 77 adult females, and around 54 infants.

    Location: The Ubud Monkey Forest is located at the southern borders of Ubud town and is approximately 3 km from the central town.

    Entry Fees: The approximate price is IDR 40,000 for adult and IDR 30,000 for children.

    Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM
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  • 04White water rafting at Ayung River

    White water rafting at Ayung River
    If you are in search of some real adventure in Bali, indulging in the river rafting activity at Ayung River will be a great idea. From beginners to the professionals, the Ayung River has rapids of grade I, II and III, and streams to challenge and pump up your adrenaline, and is also known as family friendly white water river rafting. During your rafting journey, you can also get a chance to witness the wildlife amidst the rainforest, which include Blue Javan Kinghfisher, and many more. The total distance of river rafting comes to approximately 12 km and you face the rapids from grade 1 to 3.

    Entrance Fees: The approximate price is IDR 456,500 per adult.

    Timings: The duration of rafting activity comes to around 2.5 hours.
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    Ayung River Rafting in Bali

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  • 05John Hardy Workshop and Showroom

    Established in 1975, the John Hardy Ubud Workshop and Showrooms is the home to some of the most beautiful handcrafted jewelry in whole of Bali. The showroom offers plethora of choices to its visitors for everyone. These are a perfect gift to your family or your friend and you can also take them as a souvenir to your home from Bali. From beads, bracelets, earrings, necklaces to classic chains, coils and cuffs, you can find everything in the John Hardy Ubud Workshop and Showroom.



    Location: The John Hardy Ubud Workshop and Showroom is located at Jalan Raya Mambal, Br. Baturning, Kabupaten Badung, Bali, Indonesia.

    Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
  • 06Petulu

    Petulu, around 3.5 km north of Jalan Raya Ubud, is one of the places where you can have the sight of some of the most beautiful and unique birds. Every evening at around 6 PM, you can see thousands of large herons passing through Petulu. According to an old tradition, the villages believe that these herons bring good luck with them. While visiting Petulu, apart from this great scene, you can also try some authentic local cuisine from the footstalls.

    Location: The Petulu is a small village near Ubud
  • 07Dive in Tegenungan waterfall

    Hidden the in the village of Ubud, the beautiful Tegenungan Waterfall is located in Tegenungan Kemenuh town of Sukawati District. It is approximately 16 km from Denpasar City and takes 30 minutes to reach here. So, if you are tired and refresh your body and soul, bathing under the Tegenuangan Waterfalls will be a lot of fun. Moreover, if you want, you can also jump fight of the waterfall as the height is only 15 meters and is completely safe. If looking for a great photographs, the best time is in the evening.

    Location: The Tegenungan Waterfall is located at Sukawati Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali
  • 08Studio Perak

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    Studio Perak is one of the most famous silver and jewelry workshop in Ubud, which offers the unique and original designs of sterling silver jewelry. Having three shops in central Ubud, viz. Jalan Hanoman, Jalan Dewi Sita and Jalana Raya Ubud Main Road, the Studio Perak was founded by Ketut Darmawan. You can even indulge in the jewelry making classes and workshops if you want to, and can learn various techniques making these beautiful silver jewelry.

    Location: The Studio Perak is located at Jalan Hanoman, Jalan Dewi Sita and Jalan Raya Ubud

    Timings: 9 AM to 10 PM, Course Timings: 9 AM to 12 PM

  • 09Campuhan Ridge Walk

    If you want to spend some quality and quiet time in Bali, then going to Campuhan Ridge Walk is a good idea. Covered with the pristine outback of terraced rice fields, the Campuhan Ridge walk is around 9 km trail, which takes approximately two hours cover two ways. The starting point is near the Warwick Ibah Luxury Villas and spas. Hence, if you are staying there, it is a benefit for you.

    Location: The Campuhan Ridge Walk is located at Campuhan in Ubud, Giyanyar

    Best time to go for a walk: The best time to go for Campuhan Ridge walk is either early morning or late afternoon for obvious reasons - protection from sunlight and heat.
  • 10Pura Tamam Saraswati

    Dedicated to Goddess Saraswati (Goddes of knowledge), the Pura Taman Saraswati Temple is one of the most famous temples in Ubud and is visited by thousands of Balinese Hindu every year. One of the major attractions of Saraswati Temple is the pond, full of many lotus flowers. The walls of the temple have extremely beautiful carvings from the Ubud artists. Moreover, the Kecak Dance Performance is done inside the temple every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30 PM and the price is around IDR 100,000 per person and is performed by Sandhi Suara Dance Group.

    Location: The temple is located at Jalan Kajeng in Ubud, Gianyar.
  • 11Yoga Barn

    Bali is extremely famous for its authentic yoga classes. One such famous yoga class is the Yoga Barn. Located in Ubud, the Yoga Barn offers daily classes and workshops on yoga. Apart from the yoga classes, the Yoga Barn also specializes in the holistic healing, which include cleansing and detox retreats, chinese medicine, acupuncture, naturopathy, sound medicine, ayurvedic rejuvenation and many more.

    The Yoga Barn is a retreat center with nine guest rooms and around 10-11 yoga sessions are done in a single day, bringing it to 75+ classes in a week.

    Location: The Yoga Barn is located at Jalan Raya Pengosekan, Ubud, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten, Bali.

    Price: The approximate price per class is around IDR 130,000 per adult and for 30 days of unlimited classes it is around IDR 2,600,000.

    Timings: 6 AM to 9 PM
  • 12Seniman Coffee Studio

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    Want to grab a cup of coffee in Ubud, the Seniman Coffee Studio in Ubud serve one of the tastiest coffees in Bali. Along with the cup of coffee, the Seniman Coffee Studio also gives you the taste of its authentic and traditional Balinese culture. The architecture is a perfect blend of modern and contemporary Balinese architecture. The coffee beans used in Seniman Coffee is brought from the lands of Java, Papua and Sumatra. All the coffees in the Seniman Coffee Studio are prepared by hands by pouring it via a special syphon or hand pulling brew. If you are interested in knowing these techniques, the staff will always be happy to tell you.

    Location: The Seniman Coffee Studio is located at Jalan Sriwedari, Banjar Taman Kelod, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali

    Timings: 8 AM to 10 PM
  • 13Gardening course at Har’s Garden

    If you are looking for some organic farming classes, where you can acquaint yourself with the insights of the same, the Har's Garden is the place for you. Filled with whole lot of leafy green vegetables, herbs, tomatoes, pumpkins, eggplant, cucumbers and many more the Har's Garden was started by Har and his brother. Here you can learn the various ways of organic farming and its procedures. You can also taste these fresh veggies here.

    Location: The Har's Garden is located at Jalan Sri Wedari, Tegallantang in Ubud.

    Timings: 8 AM to 4 PM (Mon-Sat)
  • 14Tirta Empul Temple

    Built in 960 AD, the Tirta Empul Temple is one of the most important temples in Bali and consists of a holy mountain spring. The temple is primarily an example of a traditional tale about good versus evil and is the cultural heritage site of Bali. The temple complex highlights the architecture of old Balinese Kingdoms from the time of Warmadewa Dynasty. Tirta Empul means 'a spring of holy water,' which is located inside the temple and is the source to plethora of pools, fish ponds and purification baths that flow into the Pakerisan river.

    Location: The Tirta Empul Temple is located in Manukaya Village, district of Tampaksiring, gianyar, central Bali.

    Entrance Fees: The approximate price is IDR 15,000 per adult and IDR 7,500 per child.

    Timings: 7 AM to 6 PM
  • 15Ubud Water Palace

    Ubud Water Palace is one of the most beautiful places in whole of Bali and is visited by thousands of visitors every year. One of the striking feature of Ubud Water Palace is the pond, which is full of many lotus flowers. The walls of the palace have extremely beautiful carvings from the Ubud artists. The entrance to the palace is free, except the dance performance, which takes place every day, except Friday, at 7.30 PM and the cost is approximately IDR 80,000 per person for the show.

    Location: The Ubud Water Palace is located at Jalan Raya Ubud.

    Timings: 8 AM to 4 PM
  • 16Symon's Art Zoo

    If you love art, then Symon's Art Zoo is your place. Situated in the Campuan region, the Symon's Art Zoo is a place where the wall, ceiling, surfaces inside and out are painted with myriads of loud colors, all hand painted by the American artist Symon. Also, there are many paintings drawn by him, which you can buy right away. As the Art Zoo is also the home of artist, you can also get a chance to meet Symon while your visit. Hence, if you are in a mood to buy his great arts, bring some cash with you during your visit.

    Location: The Symon's Art Zoo is located at Jalan Airsanih, Tejakula, Pacung, Kec Buleleng, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali.
  • 17Ubud Celuk Village

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    Located approximately 4 km southwest of Sukawati District, the Celuk Village is one of the major centers for goldsmiths and silversmiths. If you want to witness, some of the most amazing jewelry made up of gold and silver, Celik Gold and Silversmiths is the place to go. Almost every household in Celuk village has the artistic skills and belong to jewelers' family. The village highlights some of the most intricate and varying jewelry patterns made up of gold and silver. Some of the major items include broaches, studs, rings, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and many more. The majority of items are related to Balinese ceremonial accessories.

    Location: The Celuk Gold and Silversmiths is located at Jalan Raya Celuk, Sukawati, Gianyar.
  • 18Barong and Keris Dance performance

    Barong is a mythological character in Bali and is the leader of good, king of spirits and envy of Rangda. Also, the Barong is the magical protector of Balinese Villages. In short, the Barong and Kris dance performance highlights the war between good and evil spirit. The Barong and Kris dance performances are one of the most famous dance performances in Bali and is a must watch. You can find these dance performances in various villages and the majority of village tours offered in Bali include this dance performance. Primarily the Barong and Kris dance performances narrates the story of battle between good and evil in the dance form and is a perfect example of the blend of myth and history.
  • 19The Seeds of Life Cafe

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    The Seeds of Life Cafe is yet another beautiful yoga studio in Ubud, which offers its services in teaching Mysore style yoga, which is the heart and backbone of Ashtanga Vinyasa practice. The classes takes place from Sunday to Friday in the morning from 06.30 AM to 09.30 AM. During the yoga sessions, the trainer offers one-on-one guidance to every student, giving physical adjustments in terms of posture as it is important to have correct alignment while practising yoga. No matter you are a beginner or professional, this class is for everyone.

    Classes: The Seeds of Life Cafe offers classes in Mysore style yoga.

    Cost: Approximate price for one class is IDR 200,000 and up to 2,800,000 for 30 days.

    Location: The Seeds of Life Cafe, No. 2 Jalan Goutama, Ubud, Bali
  • 20Blanco Renaissance Museum

    Blanco Renaissance Museum
    Blended with the Balinese and European architecture, the Blanco Renaissance Museum highlights the work of the very famous artist Don Antonio Blanco. The museum is a five-acre property located at the banks of Campuhan River. Once you enter, you will be welcomed with a welcome drink and can stroll through the galleries, grounds and studios where plethora of beautiful paintings are hanging from the 60s-era.

    You can even buy books and lithographs of Don Antonio Blanco from the shops and enjoy some delicious cuisines from the restaurant inside the museum

    Location: The Blanco Renaissance Museum is located at Jalan Campuhan in Ubud

    How to reach: As the Blanco Renaissance Museum is not connected to any public transport; the only way to reach here is via hiring a car.

    Entrance Fees: The approximate price is IDR 80,000 per person.

    Timings: 9 AM to 5 PM
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    Ubud Nature Walk in Bali

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