Ubud and Gianyar

  • Sacred Monkey Forest.

Sacred site of forest and temples. About AU$3. This temple is one of the most sacred in Bali. Monkeys can be cheeky so no glasses, earrings or loose objects please.

 

  • Agung Rai Art Museum.

About AU$1. Cultural events and fine arts

 

  • Goa Gajah  Elephant Cave.

Dates back to 11th century. About$1. This is a mysterious cave with relics, ancient bathing pools and surrounded by rice paddies and a garden. It is still an active worship site, please do not photograph people praying.

 

  • Kecak Fire and Trance Dance.

Approximately 100 men sing and sway and tell the story wearing traditional costumes.

 

  • Saraswati Water Palace.

About AU$1. Very serene and beautiful with impressive statues. There is also a café overlooking the palace.

 

  • Neka Art Museum.

About AU$5. A great selection of paintings by Balinese and Expats

 

  • Puir Saren (Ubud) Palace.

Free. Set in the centre of Ubud opposite the market. It has well preserved Balinese architecture and they have dramatic evening dance performances.

 

  • Peliatan Royal Palace.

Free. Interesting architecture and famous for the Legong dance and performing arts.

 

  • Gunung Lebah Temple.

The temple was built by a high priest in the 8th century, who was fascinated by the beautiful valley where 2 rivers joined. Free

 

  • Elephant Safari Park.

About AU$20 & AU$10 member of World Zoos.

Accommodation also available here and a wonderful night safari. The zoo has an well cared for orang-utan and lion to cuddle, and elephant rides.

 

  • Tegallang Rice Terraces.

A timeless ancient valley irrigated in the tradtional Balinese way.   A favourite place for stunning photograhps. Free.

 

  • Oka Luwak Coffee Plantation.

The most expensive and rare coffee in the world.  Free coffee and cocoa tasting but Luwak  Coffee costs $5 a cup.

 

  • Bangli Pura Penglipuran traditional Village.

Very little modernisation, and at 700 metres above sea level it is always cooler there with breathtaking views. The people who live here welcome visitors to show their village and homes.

 

  • Bali Fun World.

Around AU$15 or free under 18 months, over 60.                                              

   

  • Taman Nusa Cultural Park.

On 11 hectares  Around AU$40. Showcasing the history of Indonesia from the stone age to now. Performers and activites happening all day.

 

  • Bali Bird and Reptile Park.

About AU$28 and AU$15 children. There are flight displays and you can pictures holding some stunning birds.

 

  • White Water Rafting.  

Approximately AU$35 to AU$70. A safe and fun day out for most ages ( 5+).  Full equipment available.

 

  • Bali Zoo.

About AU$22 and AU$11. You can swim with the elephants, feel the scales of a crocodile or pat a tiger cub.

 

  • Canyon Tubing.

From AU$55 - AU$80. Drift down the stream and see monkeys and birds. Where tubing is difficult we use a flying fox. Equipment meets EEC standard

 

  • Gunung Sari Dance, Gianyar.

Many local people also attend to support their friends and family.  Great atmosphere. This group have travelled the world.

   

  • Ubud Market.

Many handcrafts, clothing, bags, baskets, hats. Eat Pray Love was also filmed here.

 

  • Kintamani.

Looking over Mt Batur a mighty active volcano and the largest lake in Bali,  there are many beautiful places to view the scenery. Best to visit in the morning.

 

  • Trunyen.

Trunyen is a “Bali Aga” village which is different to other Balinese villages and people. Their dead are laid above the ground, covered with a bamboo cage. The famous Banyan tree stops the odours. The villagers are Ok about tourists but it will cost about AU$50 for 4 people for the boat ride and guide.

 

  • Candi Tebing Cunung Kawi Temple.

Royal tombs carved into stone cliffs from 11th century. 300 steps.

 

  • Taman Nadi Agro Coffee.

A tour showing coffee,  cocoa, tea and spices and taste testing.

   

  • Goa Garba. 

A 12th century (1116) spiritual cave located in Gianyar, and one of the most historical sites in Bali.  It is believed to be the meditation place of Mahapatih Kebo Iwa, the Prime Minister of the ancient Bedahulu Kingdom. There are ancient inscriptions that are not fully understood today.