10 Best Tours in Ubud

Most Recommended Ubud Tours in Bali

Each of this selection of the best tours in Ubud take you to discover a highlight or more of the island’s hub of arts and culture. This popular central highland destination also offers magnificent scenery, from green rice terraces and valleys to art galleries, age-old temples and palaces. Depending on what you wish to see, tours can take between 5.5 to a full 9 hours to enjoy.

The top selection of these most recommended Ubud tours pack in much of the area’s main highlight attractions in a single excursion, with the likes of Tegallalang rice terraces, the Ubud Monkey Forest, the Puri Saren Royal Palace, Tirta Empul temple and holy water springs, museums and the sprawling Ubud Art Market often included. Some trips can take you further beyond, with destinations like Kintamani, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the famous Batur volcanic crater lake.

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As one of the most popular Ubud tour packages in our list, this option offers you a full day out to discover Bali's unique cultural heritage and scenic natural attractions. After your hotel pickup, enjoy the glimpses of Bali’s central region on the drive through the countryside. Stops at some of the island’s most famous artisan villages, include Batubulan, where a lively Barong dance performance takes place, as well as Mas – Bali’s wood sculpturing neighborhood. Before heading up to Batur in the Kintamani highlands, visit the mysterious archaeological site of the Goa Gajah ‘Elephant Cave’. Read More...

  • Price Range: from USD 57

This tour lets you learn more about the island and its people with stories told by your knowledgeable guide as you find temples, handicrafts and grand volcanic vistas along the way. From your hotel, journey first to some of the renowned artistic villages, where you can meet the master craftsmen behind the impressive handicrafts. Then, on your way towards the Kintamani highlands, drop by the lush rice terraces of Tegalallang, just north of the Ubud hub. In Kintamani, take in the magnificent panoramic views of the volcanic caldera lake of Batur. On your trip back, visit the Tirta Empul temple and its soothing holy springs before stopping by the Ubud Monkey Forest and local market. Read More...

  • Price Range: from USD 29
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Enchanting Ubud Excursion Duration: 6 hours

This guided tour of Ubud takes you to see traditional Balinese homes in the rural countryside, some of which showcase different structures and architectural styles. It also includes visits to some of Ubud’s renowned museums, such as the Puri Lukisan, which houses some of the best works by famous Balinese painters and sculptors. Nearby is the Puri Saren Agung – the royal palace of Ubud – in the town’s centre. Just across the road is the Ubud Art Market, where you can browse through the wealth of arts and crafts, and where you can practice your haggling skills. In the afternoon, head to the village of Petulu, where thousands of white herons cover the skies as they flock back to their treetop nests. Read More...

  • Price Range: from USD 53

If you’re into arts and crafts and interested in social responsibility programs, this Ubud tour might be your best choice. You’ll be able to try your hand at the traditional process of dyeing cloth through a textile workshop, as well as gain an insight into the island’s arts and culture at Ubud’s galleries, such as the Threads of Life, which aims to preserve rare and traditional textiles from Bali and across 11 Indonesian islands. Next, visit a local jeweller and learn how the proceeds from sales of the gold- and silver-plated items provides aid to vital community resources such as clinics, scholarships and even prisoner rehabilitation. Read More...

  • Price Range: from USD 187

This Ubud excursion takes you closer to the lush environment of the region. You’ll get to learn about the different species of Bali's native plants, admire the lush scenery of the highland region and join a hands-on workshop where you can learn to create your own beauty products from select natural ingredients. After a guided walk through an organic garden, you will be able to use the plants you have been shown to make your own hair conditioners, body scrubs, facial masks and more. The tour concludes with an appetising lunch at a local restaurant nearby before the trip back to your hotel. Read More...

  • Price Range: from USD 142

Enjoy an exciting day out in the gold and silversmith’s village of Mas, near Ubud, and learn more about its rich traditions, culture and way of life. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by the village priest for blessings, then you can meet up with friendly villagers and learn about their crafts, as well as meeting a local astrologer before learning how to prepare your own authentic traditional Balinese dish for lunch. It’s a great option, if you’re looking for a more personal encounter with local communities. Read More...

  • Price Range: from USD 175

This private tour takes you on a full day of discovery with stopovers at spectacular sites between Ubud and Kintamani. Among the famous temples that are included in the itinerary are Gunung Kawi, which is known for its impressive ancient shrines that are literally carved into a rock face. There’s also Tirta Empul, which is one of Bali’s most renowned holy water springs. The tour takes you to the breathtaking caldera lake of Batur, with beautiful countryside landscapes with rice fields and lush clove and vanilla plantations along the way. Read More...

  • Price Range: USD 152

Choose this tour option if you’re looking of something to do in the evenings, particularly if escaping the crowds of Bali’s south is high on your list of priorities. Stroll around Ubud's art galleries and craft shops and browse for souvenirs from local sellers, then conclude your evening with a cultural highlight: a Legong Dance – a composition of five or six short dances that typically includes a prominent dramatic warrior dance. Available only on Mondays at Ubud Palace and Saturday at Pura Dalem Puri. Read More...

  • Price Range: from USD 52

Gain insights into the artistic wonders of Ubud with visits to some of Ubud’s renowned museums. First stop is the Rudana Museum, which houses artworks of some of Bali’s famous maestros, then continue to the Blanco Renaissance Museum, which is the former home and studio of the late Don Antonio Blanco, with galleries full of his elaborate and mostly erotic works. Lunch is then served at a local restaurant with views over verdant rice paddies and flowing waterways. The ARMA Museum is the next stop, with its collection of graceful sculptures, famous paintings and dance workshops. At Njana Tilem Gallery, witness a masterpiece wooden sculpture in the making, then conclude your tour with a visit to the famous Ubud Art Market to find great items for your own collection. Read More...

  • Price Range: from USD 202

This gastronomic tour of Ubud lets you explore the secrets, techniques and traditions of local cuisine. Sip on a cup of hot tea or coffee as you hear about the itinerary for the day and the dishes on the menu. Venture out into the vibrant buzz of a local market and hear about the intricacies of regional Balinese cuisine while watch locals peddle, barter and purchase exotic fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs. Ride past rice paddies on your way to the kitchen, where you jump into the preparation of a meal under the guidance of your expert chef. Roll up your sleeves for this hands-on experience, then gather around the table and enjoy your creations for lunch. Read More...

  • Price Range: from USD 39
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