Enjoy this full-day private tour to Ubud with an English speaking driver who will have you visiting many historical sites as well as beautiful natural places.
Meeting at your hotel lobby in the South of Bali, your driver will take you to Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) Temple. This cave is built at the crevasse edge from the federation of 2 rills that is called Pangkung River, where the irrigation is mixed with the Petanu River flow. The federation area of two rivers is called Campuhan (mixture) It owns the magical energy on the basis of the Rwabineda concept hence Goa Gajah is intentionally built among two rivers.
You will be pampered with a fabulous view of the Kintamani Volcano as your next stop. Kintamani is surrounded by captivating nature and there are six ancient villages around the cauldron of Batur Lake. The local people from the Bali Aga Villages own the unique cultures, houses and lifestyle. You can enjoy the view from the local restaurant while getting your lunch (additional costs apply).
The next destination, your driver will take you to is the Tegalalang Rice Terrace, this area is famous for its beautiful view of rice paddies. The rice terrace has a beautiful design with exquisite hollowing rice fields which are precisely located on the bank of the hill. In this area, you will see the Balinese farmer attend to their rice field using the system irrigation called Subak. Tourists can stop on the roadside to enjoy the view and take photos.
Enjoy the coffee making process in the production of Luwak coffee at the local coffee plantation in Ubud. The Luwak coffee is made from coffee cherries which have been eaten and passed through the digestive track of the civet. After they have been collected, the beans are processed hygienically, and given a medium roast so as to not destroy the complex flavors that develop through the process. You can also learn a little about the spices that are grown at the plantation.
Still in Ubud you will visit the monkey forest which is famous because there is a small rainforest dwelt by a group of around 200 monkeys and other tropical animals. If you enter the forest, then you will find the Siva Temple which is located on the south-east side.
Last but not least, you can walk around in Ubud and visit the Ubud Palace located in the center of Ubud Village. This is a beautiful Balinese traditional house for the king of Ubud. You can explore around the building and story behind it. You can also visit the Ubud art market in front of the Royal Palace and get some artwork for your room decor or display.
Please note that entrance fees are not included in this tour, so you will need pay additional entrance fee about 100,000 - 200,000IDR.
Your tour will finish when the driver takes you back to your hotel.