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Ubud: 3-Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class

1. Ubud: 3-Hour Silver Jewelry Making Class

Looking for a one-of-a-kind moment in Bali? This unique experience allows you to enjoy a fun, creative hobby combined with Bali's oldest crafting techniques. Spend a half-day with Ayu, who will introduce you to this special realm of art. She will teach you how to craft your idea into a wearable art piece just like she was taught by her father and her older brother when she was 9 years old. Learn all about what silver jewelry making entails and how it developed over time in Bali. Using 5 grams of silver, create your very own pair of earrings, ring, or pendant. Work together with Ayu to turn new silver into a polished art piece. It’s fun, it’s a challenge and a terrific way to spend your leisure time in Ubud.

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Ubud: 3-Hour Batik Making Class

2. Ubud: 3-Hour Batik Making Class

“Batik” is a traditional process of dying whole cloth with beautiful patterns that originated in Indonesia. On this 3-hour batik-making experience, learn all the traditional techniques as practiced by generations of Indonesian families. Get up close to the Balinese batik guru who will guide you through the process and share with you the philosophies behind some of the most common batik patterns.   Start with applying hot wax to a stenciled design on a fabric canvas, then apply the colors to the patterned fabric. Embrace your artistic side as you create your own unique design as you go along. With all the materials and guidance provided, it will be easy and relaxing to create a masterpiece that you can then take home with you.

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Bali: Small-Group Ubud and Tanah Lot Guided Tour

3. Bali: Small-Group Ubud and Tanah Lot Guided Tour

To fit as much into a day as possible, this Ubud tour will visit the highlights of central Bali before heading west for a spectacular sunset at Tanah Lot Temple. For your first activity of the day, you will watch the famous Barong and Keris Dance show. Here you will see talented Balinese performers will act out scenes from Hindu mythology, aided by incredible costumes and an Indonesian gamelan orchestra. Next up, you will visit Kanto Lampo Waterfall, a scenic cascade and shallow pool. After some swimming and selfies, you will stop for lunch at a local Balinese restaurant. For the afternoon’s activities, you will head to Ubud to meet some playful new companions at the Monkey Forest. This sacred woodland is the perfect place to feel the living magic of Bali, just make sure to watch your belongings! Of course, no trip to Ubud would be complete without a photographic stop at the Kumulilir Bali Swing. A professional instructor will safely strap you into the giant swing and push you out above a canopy of rainforest and rolling rice fields. Finally, you’ll jump back in the minivan and head west towards Tanah Lot for sunset. This UNESCO Heritage Hindu temple is visited from far and wide by tourists and locals alike. Dating back to the 12th century and translating as "Land in the sea", Tanah Lot is an important pilgrimage site, buzzing marketplace, and dramatic photo stop. You can simply grab a drink, set up camp on the shore, and watch the crashing waves and slowly-sinking sun.

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Ubud: 3-Hour Traditional Balinese Painting Class

4. Ubud: 3-Hour Traditional Balinese Painting Class

Take your appreciation of Balinese painting to a deeper level as you learn all the basics of creating a traditional painting. Let your creative side enjoy a unique kind of art with a local teacher by your side. Pak Sulendra will help you draw a sketch of a traditional motif on canvas or feel free to bring your own inspired idea. Proceed to color it vibrantly using a centuries-old painting style passed through generations of Balinese painters. Learn about the the two-dimensional world of Balinese traditional painting, which uses repeating figures of natural, historical, or religious themes painted with the few natural colors available on the island.  This workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities as your local instructor will guide you all the way, aiming for all guests to leave the gallery having enjoyed their class and connected to the Balinese experience.

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Ubud: 3-Hour Wood Carving Master Class

5. Ubud: 3-Hour Wood Carving Master Class

Looking for another way to experience the vibrant culture of Bali? Let a Balisene master introduce you to the ancient art of wood carving during this 3-hour creative class. Your instructors will skillfully guide all novice woodcarvers to find the mask, the animal, or the shape that is "hiding" inside each block of wood. Bali’s wood carvers are known throughout the world for their intricate and nuanced wood creations that adorn nearly every home on the island. This skill is inherited from one family generation to the next. Don't miss the opportunity to take part in this extraordinary craft while on the island. Stretch your creative muscle while vacationing in paradise, and then you can take home what you have helped to create as a souvenir you can't buy at any markets. Families and kids are welcome for a memorable cultural experience.

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Bali: Archeological Museum & UNESCO Temples Private Tour

6. Bali: Archeological Museum & UNESCO Temples Private Tour

Head north from Ubud on this private full-day trip to Tukad Pakerisan in Tampak Siring, listed as one of UNESCO World Heritage sites. The city was the former capital of the Ancient Bali Kingdom. Visit Gunung Kawi, a pre-Hindu temple complex still breathing the atmosphere of ancient legends. Hear long-lost tales of forgotten Balinese kings who lived in an obscure but important period of Balinese history. The temples are believed to be constructed in the 11th century. Next head south to Yeh Pulu, one of several fascinating archaeological sites that you can visit in the central Bali highland village of Bedulu. Admire an impressive 25m-long display of carvings etched into a rock face, depicting mythological characters, Hindu gods, as well as people going about normal village life. Continue to Pura Samuan Tiga, a 10th century temple in the village of Bedulu in Gianyar. The temple dates back to the Warmadewa dynasty. The old temple is a great place to see ancient Balinese temple architecture up close. It features ornate sandstone carvings and majestic temple gates. The visit ends at the Bali Gedong Arca, or Bali Archeological Museum, which is an archaeological museum located in Tampak Siring Village. Tour the museum's collection of heritage objects collected over the centuries.

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Ubud: Wood Carving Class in a Balinese Home

7. Ubud: Wood Carving Class in a Balinese Home

Take part in a wood carving workshop appropriate for beginners and learn how to make your own masterpiece with the help of an instructor. Get working with your hands and produce a wood carving that you can take home. After, head to the famous Tegallalang Rice Terrace for instagrammable views and visit a local market.  Following pickup from your hotel, head to Mas Ubud Village, known as the art center of wood carving. Before the workshop starts, you are greeted by your instructor with welcome drinks and a local snack. Start the workshop and learn how to make wood carving from a block of wood that is carefully processed to become a very beautiful wood carving. Learn about various types of wood that are good for making wood carvings. Your instructor will guide you in the process of making beautiful art pieces of wood carvings. Then your creation is yours to take home, a truly personalized souvenir not able to be bought in any market. After the workshop, explore Ubud Tegallalang Rice Terrace. Enjoy the scenic views and hear the story of Subak irrigation. You will also have the opportunity to walk around the Ubud Center and visit a local market before being taken back to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Bali

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Skilled and humble teacher, sereen setting, clean, you're doing the creative part and him doing the welding, nice snacks and tea. Thought it wouldn't be that difficult, but I was sweating over my creation which turned out to be a lovely ring. Mine was 7 grams, so had to pay 2 gram extra, being only 30.000. They also have a large shop with a variety of items, silver and other, and they didn't even mentioned it - so no commercial pressure. I ended up buying some pottery for a very reasonable price. The taxi did pick me up even my hotel was not located in the designated area. Overall had a very good experience and good value for money!

It was a lot of fun and he was very helpful. Though I feel I picked something very simple to make. The only thing is to make sure you take a photo of your work before handing it over. It still looks AMAZING but he definitely changed it from my original work to a little different style. I'm sure partially to make it look more professional and nice to wear, and also due to the way they had to put it together so it wouldnt be problematic. In all, I had fun and they were really friendly!

It’s was a really nice day packed with activities. Made was a great guide, he showed me around and gave me the inside scoop on Bali culture and the sites. His English is great and he is an excellent conversationalist. I highly recommend

Was great to see a jeweler at work and see the whole process from start to finish. We got to design and bend our jewelery but the jeweler did the rest which was probably wise as the end product would not have been so great.

Could learn a lot in basic sliver jewlery making and could bring a self made silver item to your home