Campuhan Ridge Walk is a free and easy trek along a beautiful block pathway in Ubud. It’s the perfect place to grab some fresh air, so here’s all the info.
Getting to Campuhan Ridge Walk is actually quite easy, and takes only minutes from the main Ubud Road. If you’re riding a motorbike, it is even easier. All you have to do is take the main Ubud Road heading west, and you’ll follow a descent through a road covered with trees. If you’re coming from the main road of Ubud, the Campuhan Ridge Walk entrance will be on your right side. It’s easy to miss the entrance because it’s quite hidden, so make sure you pay attention!
The Campuhan Ridge Walk can is a relatively light hiking trail. You can easily walk the trails with regular shoes. However, we do recommend that you wear something light and comfortable. The trail itself starts off from the bottom of a hill, with a gradual ascent as you continue through the path.
Visit the Campuhan Ridge Walk by going on a short drive to Ubud area during your stay at Mara River Safari Lodge. Don’t forget to book your visit directly through our website for extra discounts!
Tegalalang forms the three most splendid terraced landscapes in Ubud’s shared region, with the others being in the villages of Pejeng and Campuhan.
The Tegalalang rice terrace alone offers a scenic outlook that spreads down before you and away to the rice paddies on the slopes across the valley.
The high roadside location is cool and breezy and it is a well-known spot for tourists to stop and take photos.
Once you are at Tegalalang Rice Terrace, you can enjoy the view from on top but it’s also possible to hike down and walk up on the other side again.
We definitely would recommend hiking down. You will need anywhere from 30 minutes to 1.5-hours to explore every corner of the area. Make sure to take water and sunscreen!
When in the rice paddies you can see the water running in narrow channels between the terraces and down through the raw earth.
As a result the ground is rather soft and muddy, and you don’t realise how narrow the walkways are between the terraces so be careful not to slip and land in one of the paddies!
Once in the rice terrace, expect to get sweaty! You’ll be climbing up and down the terrace along narrow, grassy paths, and may get muddy
The Ubud Monkey Forest lies within the village of Padangtegal, which owns it. The village’s residents view the Monkey Forest as an important spiritual, economic, educational, and conservation center for the village. There are many of point of interest that you can see here. Other than around 700 monkeys, you also can see 186 species of trees in 12.5 hectares of forest, where will allowing you to get an abundant of fresh air.
The Sacred Monkey Forest is open daily from 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM (Ticket office closes at 5:30 PM).
The Ubud Monkey Forest is not just a monkey spotting opportunity, it is a deeply important religious and spiritual complex for the local community. Here you will find Balinese Hindu temples, tranquil rivers, beautiful moss-covered stones and stunning forested areas to explore. It’s also important to note that this is where the monkeys live and they are free to roam as they please, they are not confined.
For over a thousand years, Balinese Hindu worshipers have been drawn to Pura Tirta Empul (Holy Water Temple), whose sacred springs are said to have been created by The God Indra and possess curative properties.
This tradition still continues almost unchanged, and today, aside from worshipers, tourists from all over the world also come to this place to marvel at its beauty and bathe in its refreshing blessed water.
During his recent holiday in Bali last June 2017, former US President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama and daughters Malia and Natasha, made Tirta Empul one of their selected sites to visit and experience.
The Tirta Empul Holy Water Temple is located in the village of Manukaya, near the town of Tampaksiring, not far from Ubud, in the Gianyar Regency, the cultural heart of Bali. The temple is situated just below the Presidential Palace of Tampaksiring. Built-in 1957 by Indonesia’s first president, Soekarno, the beautifully built palace itself is an important landmark of the island and the country. Together with the Presidential Palace, the Tirta Empul Holy Water Temple provides some of the most fascinating views you will ever see.
As a Petirtaan or bathing center, Tirta Empul is quite a large temple complex and it takes at least 30 minutes to an hour to explore the entire site. Just as at other temples and sacred sites around the island, you will need to put on a ‘sarong’ before entering the premises. The sarongs are available at the temple’s entrance and can be rented for a small donation.
As soon as you enter the temple, you will walk through the large stone Balinese gate (locally known as Candi Bentar) and arrive in the outer courtyard of the temple. This area of the temple is called ‘Jaba Pura. ‘At the end of the courtyard is another Candi Bentar built into the wall that leads to the central courtyard. This gate is guarded by smoothly carved huge statues of two Dwarapala or guardians given a brush of golden colors. At the top of the gate is a carving of Kala which is quite different than other Kala carvings elsewhere since it has fangs that stick upwards and a pair of hands with open arms.
Entering the inner courtyard, you will arrive at the ‘Jaba Tengah’ area which is the main area of the temple. The holy springs here bubble up into a large, crystal-clear pool within the temple and gush out through 30 waterspouts into the two sacred purification pools. Local Balinese and Hindu worshippers stand in long lines in the pools waiting to dip their heads under the water spouts in a purification ritual known as ‘melukat’. Bathers start in the pool on the left side standing in the pool to the waist under the first water spout. Once they have cleansed themselves under the first spout they join the next queue. This process is continued until they have cleansed themselves under each waterspout. However, there are two spouts that are meant only for cleansing the dead and are prohibited to be used by the living for the ‘melukat’ ritual.
Behind the purification, pools are the final section of the Tirta Empul Holy Water Temple, called the Jeroan. Mostly overlooked by tourists, the jeroan or inner courtyard is a pleasant place to visit and relax after the hustle and bustle of the purification pools. This is where people come to pray. The front part of the courtyard is dominated by the large water spring that feeds the purification pools. The spring is filled with green algae and small fish swim among the reeds. Behind the springs are large Hindu shrines. This part of the temple is nice to quickly explore. The shrines are brightly decorated, which contrasts with the starched white clothing of the Balinese who come here to pray.
As you exit Tirta Empul you pass through a large pool filled with koi fish. This section of the temple is walled off on all four sides from the rest of the complex, which gives it a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Fat koi swim lazily in the pond waiting for their next meal.
Tirta Empul is dedicated to Vishnu, the Hindu God of water. An inscription dates the founding of a temple at the site to 926 AD. In the Balinese language, Tirta Empul loosely translated means water gushing from the earth, which for this reason Tirta Empul is regarded as a holy spring. The Tirta Empul Temple includes shrines to Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, as well as one for Indra and Mount Batur. It is considered one of the five or six most holy temples in all of Bali and is considered one of the holiest water sources in Bali (the other being Pura Ulun Danu at Lake Beratan).
Tegenungan waterfall, has a height of approximately 4 meters, but has a fairly large water discharge. Waterfall discharge will be very large during the rainy season, which ranges from December to February. At the bottom of the waterfall you will be able to find a small area such as a pond. The water in the pool is very clear and suitable for those of you who just want to play water or bathe. But during the rainy season, it is recommended that you not try to take a shower, because the water discharge is very large. Besides being able to see the view of the waterfall, at the location of this waterfall, you can also see temples and water showers originating from natural springs.
Seeing the enthusiasm of visitors who want to spur adrenaline by jumping from the height of Tegenungan, coupled with the swift rainfall of Tegenungan waterfall, it seems the manager is paying close attention to the safety of each visitor with a guard officer. At certain times when the rainfall is too heavy or the river is inadequate, visitors are strictly forbidden to jump.
One board with a humorous message is quite interesting as one of the locations taking pictures with Tegenungan waterfall set. “Dont Worry Be Sexy … But No Naked”.
In Ubud, Gianyar Regency, we can enjoy a lot of cultural beauty, not only there are rafting attractions, watching traditional dance, tourist parks, but also ancient sites that you can visit, one of which is Mount Kawi.
Gunung Kawi is not the name of a mountain as is the case in the area of Java, but one of the tourist attractions of cultural heritage with some ancient relics in the form of temples composed of carved stones.
In addition to enjoying the scenery around attractions, there are many historical values that we can know. The following are some things related to the Gunung Kawi tourism object, in Bali. Gunung Kawi Temple is located near the Pakerisan river, Penaka Hamlet, Tampaksiring Village, Tampaksiring District, Gianyar Regency.
Gunung Kawi Temple in Tampaksiring Village, Tampaksiring District, Gianyar Regency, Bali. (BARRY KUSUMA) When we first set foot on the location of Mount Kawi, the beautiful and cool atmosphere can be felt because of the grove of trees that grow around the location. River water flow adds more and more fresh atmosphere. There are tiered stairs that will take the visitors who want to get to the location, this ladder is made of solid rock that is neatly lined up, there are about 315 steps when we pass it to the Gunung Kawi tour.
Arriving in the tourist area, we can see the temple site which is divided into two groups, unique to this temple group separated by the Pakerisan River flow. In addition to the temple, there are also bathing pools and water showers. Part of the temple group west of the river, there are 4 pieces. Whereas for the only group located east of the river there are 5 units. The scenery in Gunung Kawi Temple is dominated by rock walls carved in the form of temples that seem to be framed with arches. The function of the arch around the temple turns out to be protective to prevent erosion that can cause damage to the temple. Seen several types of moss plants growing around the rocks.
Gunung Kawi Temple in Tampaksiring Village, Tampaksiring District, Gianyar Regency, Bali. (BARRY KUSUMA) Entering the western area of the temple complex, there is a hermitage called a monastery. The shape is in the form of a room made of stone on a carved cliff, the monastery’s room is not too large but has a small hole that serves as air circulation. Possibly, in ancient times this place was used as a place of meditation. In addition to baths, water showers, monasteries, the Gunung Kawi temple complex, it is also equipped with a hermitage called Geria Penanda and a gate. The atmosphere around the calm and cool Gunung Kawi tour is indeed very fitting to be a place of recreation, meditation or just relaxing unwind. This place has become a protected ancient site, but still functioned by local residents as a place of worship of Hinduism until now. The origin of the name of the temple of Gunung Kawi is a mountain which means mountain and kawi which means sculpture. This name is indeed in accordance with the state of the temple made of stone cliffs in the mountains by carving.
The discovery of the Gunung Kawi Temple site was first discovered by researchers from the Netherlands in 1920. Since then, research has been conducted on the ancient site of Gunung Kawi Temple.
According to research, it is known that this temple was made during the reign of King Udayana to the reign of his son named Anak Wungsu, precisely in the 11th century. Gunung Kawi Temple in Tampaksiring Village, Tampaksiring District, Gianyar Regency, Bali. (BARRY KUSUMA) Raja Udayana was one of the kings who was quite famous in his time. Raja Udayana came from the Marwadewa Dynasty and later married a daughter from Java named Gunapriya Dharma Patni. From his marriage, Raja Udayana obtained the descendants of 2 children named Erlangga and Anak Wungsu. One source that shows Gunung Kawi Temple was built during the days of King Udayana is the inscription carved on a pseudo-door.
From this paper, researchers can conclude and interpret the existence of temples. Gunung Kawi Temple is located about 40 km from the city of Denpasar, can be reached by car or motorcycle for 1 hour. However, if from Gianyar it only takes half an hour to get to the location or is about 21 km. Other transportation options, you can use public transportation such as buses, taxis or travel cars.
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Our park is home to animals representing more than 100 species, including rare & endangered species – the Komodo Dragon, Orangutan and the Bali Starling bird.
Bali Safari Park is at the frontline of wildlife conservation in Indonesia. We are actively involved in ensuring the future survival and wellbeing of many Indonesian animal species
Goa Gajah Temple is located in the village of Bedulu, Blahbatuh district, district level II Gianyar. The distance from Denpasar is approximately 26 Km, very easy to reach. There are art stalls and restaurants. Because it has a high historical value, Goa Gajah Temple was chosen and included in the tour package events in Bali that we offer.
This temple is encompassed by rice fields with the beauty of the Petanu river canyon, located on the tourist route Denpasar – Tampaksiring – Lake Batur – Kintamani. Around it there are historical places such as Yeh Pulu, Samuan Tiga, Gedung Arca, Arjuna Metapa, Kebo Edan, Pusering Jagat, Penataran Sasih and others. But Goa Gajah has no known origin yet.
This name is a combination of the name Pura Guwa (the name of the local community) with the ancient name contained in the inscriptions namely Ergajah and Lwa Gajah. The names of Anta Kunjarapada and Ratna Kunjarapada were from the end of the tenth century to the end of the fourteenth century (Negara Kertagama). This extinction is supported by the Archaeological Heritage.
In the courtyard of Goa Gajah Temple there is an ancient Petirtaan 12 x 23 M2, divided into three chambers. In the north there are three Pancuran Statues and in the South chamber there are also Pancuran Statues, while in the middle room there are only neat statues. Approximately 13 meters to the north of Petirtaan there are Goa or Hermitage in the form of letters T. Lorong Goa size: width 2.75 M, height 2.00 M. On the right side of the hall there are recesses for meditation, a total of 15 pieces. In the easternmost niche there is a Trilingga and at the western end there is the Ganeca statue.
In the Goa Pura Gajah courtyard, fragments of buildings which cannot be reconstructed are also found. The perimeter wall is a wall of the cliff to the west. Approximately 100M in the south of Petirtaan found the remnants of the Cliffs of Cliffs. Part of the foot of the temple is still there – other parts have collapsed to the foot in front of it. A 13-umbrella Chatra lay on the edge of the leg. The temple’s body wears very beautiful decoration. There is also a three-pronged Chatra section.
Two Buddhist statues with Dhynamudra attitude placed on a throne adjacent to a niche that was almost broken. Faced with this temple there was a hermitage too. In front of this niche was built a resort hall and a pond.
Now, after you find out more about the history of Goa Gajah Temple, there is no doubt why Pura Goa Gajah deserves to be included in the Bali tour package program.
Bali’s first and only zoological park is a wondrous place where you can learn the behavior of over 600 rare and exotic animals in a lush, tropical environment. A park where you can participate in fascinating animal adventure activities, some of which are unique experiences of their kind in Indonesia.
Eat breakfast like a king, start the most important meal of the day with our adorable orangutan at their playground.
Night at the Zoo offers a fantastic experience exploring the zoo after dark! It is the next best thing to do while on the island besides gazing at dramatic sunset on the beach.
A new intimate Elephant Mud Fun half-day package allowing guests to get down and dirty with our friendly Sumatran elephants while discovering their behavior and lifestyle from the experienced mahout.
Celebrate your child’s special splash memorable and thrilling pool birthday party at Jungle Splash Waterplay and Bali Zoo!!
Design your exceptional pre-wedding photos with remarkable wildlife in lush tropical landscape.
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Kemenuh Butterfly Park is a park with butterflies in Kemenuh, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. It is located among rice fields. This park focuses on conservation and education as well as being an attraction for tourists and locals to enjoy
Your family fun educational journey begins at the lobby where information about the life cycle of the butterflies are displayed on the walls. Their staff will greet you warmly and direct you to the information wall before you enter the garden. The kids and you will be amazed with the amount of butterflies flying freely inside. The beautiful insects that live up to a maximum of two weeks seem to enjoy their short lives.
In the park, the children can learn the role of the butterfly in the world as they watch the charming insects collect the flower’s nectar and at the same time help the plants reproduce. Watch carefully, you may spot a couple of butterflies mating while hanging on a fresh green leaf. A butterfly goes through four stages of life. First, the egg that then hatches and gives birth to larva or caterpillar. The caterpillar spends its life eating and munching the leafy greens until they get big and it’s time to weave a cocoon around its body. It takes around two weeks until a beautiful butterfly pops out from the cocoon.
The kids and you can also learn about tropical flowers and plants. The owner of the park planted several significant species of flowers and plants intentionally as they are essential for butterfly and caterpillar’s diet. There are flowers that bloom in every season and there are also seasonal flowers. There are orange trees, betel leaf, and soursop trees which leaves are the favourite food for the hungry caterpillar.
Besides learning about butterfly and plants, you can just enjoying the garden while the kids try to chase the butterflies. The visit to the park will be a combination of light exercise and learning about the most beautiful insect in the world. This kind of trip is a memorable experience that will lingers in the memories of every visitor.
#11 Ayung River Rafting
Ayung River Rafting is a really interesting activity that you have to try at least once before you are leaving Bali. For your information, Ayung River is the longest river in Bali that is located in Ubud (62.5 km long). However, not all part of this river is used for rafting.
Besides known as the longest river in Bali, Ayung River also has the perfect track for rafting where this river has the grade II-III and it is also suitable for the beginner. Join with us to get the best experience of rafting in this river together with your family and friends.
We guarantee that you will not get bored during this 2 hours rafting journey because there are so many things that you can witness. At some spots, you will pass several challenging obstacles such as the huge rocks, small waterfalls, water slides and many more again.
What you will see around this river is varied such as a one-kilometer crafted wall with the Ramayana Story. Furthermore, you can also see so many five-star villas and hotels located on the side of this Ayung River. It will be more interesting with the green and mesmerizing nature of Ubud that makes this Ayung River Rafting is so popular among the tourists. In the middle of the rafting activity, you will also meet some waterfalls and you can take a picture there.
Cycling tour is one part of outdoors activities, which will be able to give you a new inspiration of Bali during your holiday in Bali. This tour is for all ages from children to the elderly, in this tour you will be able to feel and see the spectacular scenery and find out firsthand how people’s lives in the countryside of Bali. We also handle the Balinese cooking class (set in Balinese Compound), Bali trekking at Mount Batur and Ubud White Water Rafting.
Firstly we will pick you up from your hotel by A/C van , than drive you to a coffee plantation ( part of ecology tour), to see how’s coffee and cocoa are growing. We will also give you a chance to tasted the product of coffee, and tea what they produce, and also we served a banana pancake for your light breakfast. After the coffee plantation will takes only 10 minutes drive to the starting point, where we will start cycle along the secret back roads through the village ( no traffict) gently downhill for approximately 2,5 hours ( 18 kilometers)
During the bike tour, we will visit a Balinese compound and go for a short walk in the rice paddies. Throughout the tour there will be many opportunities to stop and take photographs, and interact with friendly local people! We will also stop at one of the many village temples, where you will be given detailed information about the Balinese lifestyle by our friendly tour guide.
To end the tour you will be driven another 10 minutes to a traditional Balinese home (Made’s House – The Owner of The Company) for lunch, where you will enjoy a delicious of Made’s Wife Home Cook, (vegetarian option available).
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#13 UC Silver Ubud
UC Silver, based in Batubulan, is one legendary sterling silver company. With operations commencing back in 1989, UC Silver is an obvious leader in the design field with two design studios in operation, one in Bali & another in Bangkok. Most would know that good quality sterling silver is 9.25 but UC Silver use a higher grade from 93 to 96, the absolute best
UC Silver’s jewelry is handcrafted completely or is finished with some machine work. Sterling silver jewelry items include necklaces, pendants, bracelets and cuffs, brooches, rings and earrings, a section for men’s jewelry and a small collection of baby christening gifts. Some items are a mix of Sterling silver with wood, leather, American turquoise, coral, some silver is engraved, some simple in style.
#14 Bebek Tepi Sawah Restaurant
Enjoy a wide selection of cuisine, ranging from contemporary western and innovative Indonesian or Balinese specialties in a fresh atmosphere within the environment of the real Bali’s Village.
Share the joy and satisfaction with other, to feel a wonderful experience of having a meal at corner of the rice field, while viewing the rice paddies and the wave of the coconut tree leaves, as well as listening to the various tiny little bird singing
Joged bumbung is one of many traditional dances that accompanied by traditional bamboo music instrument from Bali, Indonesia. A flirtatious dance that often performed at festivals and parties and in many ways has become the folk music of Bali. With the rapid rise of tourism in recent decades, Joged music is now often found being performed at hotels and restaurants. The bamboo instruments of the Joged, called Grantang or more commonly called Tingklik, like instruments made out of bamboo that played with both hands: the left hand plays the melody on the lower register, while the right hand plays a faster accompanied by Suling (Flutes), Kendang (Drum), and Ceng-ceng
#15 Puri Saren Agung ( Ubud Royal Palace )
Puri Saren Agung is the palace of the Ubud royal family, making it one of the most prominent landmarks in Ubud. It serves as a cultural repository of arts, dance and literature. The palace’s stage and meeting halls host international events, including the opening ceremonies of the annual Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.
Featuring well-preserved Balinese architecture and a charming garden setting, the palace was built during the lordship of Tjokorda Putu Kandel (1800–1823). The front section of the palace is open to the public, where there are walkthroughs for viewing and photos during the day.
The Ubud Royal Palace is best known among lovers of Balinese arts as one of the main sites to view traditional dance performances. The performance stage has a backdrop of ornate angkul-angkul (traditional gate and guardian statues). Every evening, it hosts performances with gamelan percussive orchestras. Tickets to these performances are usually available in the afternoon.