Tourists like coming to Ubud because of its own unique appeal. It still retains the traditional aspect and natural element, and yet, there is a sense of modernity. You can see the balance of modern and traditional elements reflected from their lifestyle, the development of the area, and so much more. If you join the Ubud tour, you can learn a lot about the culture as well as exploring the beautiful spots.
Balinese Traditional Clothes
There are some places making Balinese clothes. If you go there, you can see the process. Balinese traditional clothes are beautiful. The women generally wear colorful or white kebaya with batik kamben, which is like a sarong. The men usually wear white batik, songket kamben, or white shirts with saput. Any material can be used to make the kebaya although lace is the most popular one.
Jewelry Making Supplies
If you are into making accessories, beads, or jewelry, there are quite a lot of shops providing the materials. Some of them are located in Seminyak and some are in Kuta. If you want to make jewelry with a professional polished look, go to Celuk village – not far from Ubud.
Want to know how coffee is made? Head to a coffee plantation to see the process. You can see how the beans are harvested and then manufactured to coffee – or even tea – variants. The plantation offers its own tour, but visitors can have it customized. Organic coffee manufacturing uses minimum chemical compounds in order to protect the environment, help local farmers generate good income, and also create tasty coffee.
If you are into Balinese painting, you may like the artistic theme and unique style. There are many art markets and shops selling these paintings in Ubud. Not only you can shop for paintings, but you can also see how the paintings are created and made. This can be included in your Ubud tour itinerary.
Balinese Wood Carving
If you like exploring Ubud, it doesn’t hurt to check some of the artists working on Balinese wood carving as well. The carvings are beautiful and unique. A lot of them are bought as souvenirs. You can either choose the elongated style using the smoothly sanded fine hardwood or the driftwood style combining the carving and the coarse untouched parts.
Looking for a way to relax and escape the crowd or city noise? Tegenungan Waterfall is the perfect spot to do so. It is quiet with lush greeneries surrounding the cascading waterfall. You can also find souvenir shops and food stalls there.
Tirta Empul Holy Water Temple
Come to Manukaya village and visit this temple complex with its holy spring. It is pretty ancient, dated back to 960 AD. The spring is located in the temple feeding the fish ponds, pools, and purification baths surrounding the complex.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace
You will want to take pictures of the green and lush rice fields. They look natural and gorgeous. The air is mild and fresh – perfect if you want to get away from the busy city for a while. Paintings and photographers love taking pictures in this location.
Those are the popular spots you can find in Ubud but there are tons of other options. These are just an example of how Ubud tour looks like.
Ubud Art and Culture Tour Price:
IDR 470.000 /person
Duration: approx 8 Hours
Pick up time : 8.00 am
Included in the Ubud art and culture tour package:
- Pickup from your hotel and back to your hotel (Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Tuban, Jimbaran, Sanur, Ubud, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua area)
- A private car with a good AC
- A driver who can speak English as your guide
- Entrance ticket for each attraction
Excluded in the Ubud art and culture tour package:
- meals fee and any other personal (optional) expenses.