Private Shore Excursion: Ubud Art Villages And Sacred Monkey Forest - Bali

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This 6-hour private shore excursion from your cruise ships arrival into the Port of Benoa will have you journeying to art villages of Batuan, Mas and Batubulan. It will take approximately 1-hour to drive from the Port of Benoa. You will then take a 30-minute drive from the art villages to the centre of Ubud to visit the sacred monkey forest, Ubud Palace and art market.

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You will be picked up from the Port of Benoa when you are allowed to disembark from your cruise ship between 8 and 10am (dependent on the arrival time of your cruise ship). Your private driver/guide will discuss your tour with you before you set off for the day.

First you will visit Celuk Village where you will see the Jewelry makers at work. There is so much lovely jewelry that it becomes overwhelming.

You will then visit the village of Mas which is best known for its wood carvings. There are several shops along the main village street where one can see different kinds of exquisite wooden carvings been sold. The wood is either sandalwood, ebony or the local crocodile wood.

Before you visit the Ubud art market you will visit Batuan Village. Here you can look for beautiful paintings to buy if you wish. It's huge and has a diverse style of paintings.

Continue onto visit the Sacred Monkey Forest. If you love monkeys, then this is the place to go as they wander freely in this sacred forest that you meander through. From here we continue to visit Ubud Palace which is still used as a palace of residence. Parts of the palace are now open to the public and can be seen. The palace is well decorated with ornate doors, statues and carvings and has been well preserved. The palace also holds traditional dance performances.

Lastly you will visit the Ubud Art Market. Here you can browse and buy paintings, wood carvings, sarongs, shirts, shorts, silk scarves, lightweight shirts, handmade woven bags, baskets or hats, statues, kites and many other hand-crafted goods. Be sure to look around first to determine the going prices of these crafts before you buy something, then try your bargaining skills. You will then be taken back to your cruise ship at the Port of Benoa.

Inclusions for Private Shore Excursion: Ubud Art Villages And Sacred Monkey Forest

  • Private driver/guide
  • Private tour
  • Fuel
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Exclusions for Private Shore Excursion: Ubud Art Villages And Sacred Monkey Forest

  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Wheelchair accessible

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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7 Traveler Reviews

  • Where to start.......Our guide Wayan was 11/2 hrs late! He didnt have a good enough grasp of English and certainly didnt have a good enough grasp of Bali history. He was too keen to take us to shopping outlets rather than places wed asked for. He hadnt planned any refreshment stops.
    He has great potential, but needs support and training to make that happen.

  • Wayan was a young, enthusiastic guide and driver who was eager to show us around. We enjoyed stopping at the batik, woodcarving, and artists' workshops but the silver shop was a bit of a bust because they had no power. The Batuan temple was interesting and Wayan was particularly knowledgeable here. He then took us to a great restaurant for lunch. The highlight of the day was the Monkey Forest. It met all expectations.

  • One of the worst tour ever. First there was the 3 day horror of trying to get a confirmation of our requested pick up time. I asked the question through Viator and sent several follow up emails when I got no response. I was told to call the local number, but I was in the middle of the ocean. We reached port and I had local call the number provided for the tour operator. They either got no answer or spoke to someone who had no record of our tour. It was a nightmare to sort out and has made me seriously question the Viator services. We did finally get a confirmation, 14 hours before the scheduled start time. That is not service in any country or language. The guide/driver was on time and did speak English, but did not understand the questions we asked, nor offer any commentary on the areas we were driving through. We hired a GUIDE, we got a driver. Absolutely, thoroughly disappointing.

  • Our driver Putu was on time and waiting for us at the Port of Benoa. He greeted us with a big smile. Once in our comfortable Toyota and on our way. Putu asked us what we were excited to see. He suggested two temples - but we had visited them the day before so he suggested other points of interest and we left ourselves and the day into his hands.

    Our first destination was the Sacred Monkey Forest. Putu dropped us off and he said he would meet us inside after parking the car. We paid the 100,000 Indonesian Rupiah 8 US. There were monkeys everywhere. The little babies hanging onto their mothers were so cute. The forest was just that. A beautiful, dense tropical forest with bridges, a river. Our next stop was the rice terraces. Another beautiful scenic place with lush greenery.

    Our next stop was a coffee factory. We were given a tour and a guide explained the entire process of Lauwa coffee. Putu had arraigned for us to have a taste test of 9 different coffees and teas that were free of charge. I ordered a cup of the Lauwa coffee and we also had some banana fritters 8 US. We purchased some teas before leaving for our last stop a Bali house. Putu showed us the different rooms, inner courtyard, family temple area. Once again, Putu our Bali Ambassador that is what we called him received an A.

    With the help of Putu we had a wonderful time and saw exactly what we wanted to see. He was friendly, helpful and informative of Bali and what it had to offer a tourist. We made it back to the port in time to have a massage in the terminal area.

    We HIGHLY recommend this tour and wish that we could give it 10 stars. By the way we found this tour listed as NEW to Viator.

    Mike and Robin

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