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From Ubud: Balinese Cooking Class at an Organic Farm

1. From Ubud: Balinese Cooking Class at an Organic Farm

Learn to cook authentic Balinese food at a cooking class in Bali, and experience a different side to the island rarely encountered by tourists. Meet the friendly locals and take a tour of a local market where they start their day early in the morning buying and selling their daily ingredients. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in the Ubud area and journey to the cooking school at an organic farm. Get a welcome coffee or tea on arrival, and then take a tour of the premises. Learn how a Balinese family makes use of the natural resources surrounding them, as you collect some vegetables for your class. Get an introduction to your chef, who will ensure everything runs smoothly throughout your class. Then, prepare a menu (regular or vegetarian) to enjoy at the end of the class. Regular Menu: Prepare the dishes for a regular meal, including a base gede (traditional spice paste) and sayur urab (mixed green salad with coconut and spice). Then, learn the secrets of opor ayam (Balinese chicken curry) and sate lilit (traditional kebab made with pork and Balinese spices). Prepare a tuna sambal matah (tuna with raw sauce) and tempe asam manis (sweet sour tempe), along with pisang goreng (banana friters with coconut and melted palm sugar) for dessert. Vegetarian Menu: Cook a vegetarian meal, starting with a base gede (traditional spice paste), and then follow by making an authentic gado gado (steamed vegetables with traditional peanut sauce) along with an opor tempe (Balinese tempe curry) and bergedel (fried corn with Balinese spices). Discover the secrets of tempe asam manis (sweet and sour tempe) and tum bambu (wrapped in banana leaf). End by making pisang goreng (banana friters with coconut and melted palm sugar) for dessert.

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Ubud & Canggu: Rice Terrace, Waterfall & Black Sand Beach

2. Ubud & Canggu: Rice Terrace, Waterfall & Black Sand Beach

After pickup in a private vehicle from your hotel, you will head to Ubud and make your first stop at the stunning Tegenungan waterfall where you can walk up close to the cascades and step over the top rocks to get amazing views of the surrounding jungle. Next, explore the Ubud Art Market that is located in front of the Royal Ubud Palace. Here you can find beautiful silk scarves, lightweight shirts, handmade woven bags, baskets or hats; statues, kites and many other hand-crafted goods. The Ubud market also served as a setting for the Hollywood movie 'Eat Pray Love', which shows a scene where actress Julia Roberts is opposite a male character strolling through the stalls which are frequently visited by foreign and domestic visitors in real life. Your visit to Ubud is not complete without visiting Tegallalang rice terrace, famous for its beautiful scenes of rice paddies. Your private tour guide will explain to you about Subak which is the traditional Balinese irrigation system. You will have the option to visit a Luwak coffee plantation where you can see how the most expensive coffee in the world is made. After exploring Ubud, you will go to Canggu, the new benchmark for edgy beach clubs and bars, progressive eating spots and slick spas in Bali. Your guide will take you to check out the black sand beach where you can relax, grab a beer, and witness the sunset view before going back to your hotel.

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Ubud: Highlights Small Group Guided Tour

3. Ubud: Highlights Small Group Guided Tour

Zip through Ubud in a private car and meet other travelers on this small group tour of up to 5 people. Waste no time getting up close and personal with Bali’s lush rice terraces and rich historic heritage. Visit religious sites, explore the region's culture and history, and experience stunning landscapes. After pickup from your hotel, the first stop on your tour is at the scenic Tegenungan Waterfall. After some swimming and selfies, head to your next stop, the Monkey Forest. Meet some playful new companions and be entertained by their mischievous antics as you wander through the forest. Next, savor an authentic Balinese meal for lunch, giving you energy for the afternoon. Take a short hike through the beautiful rice terraces of Tegallalang and admire the beautiful scenery. End your tour with a visit to the temple complex and holy mountain spring of Tirta Empul, before being dropped off back at your hotel.

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Ubud and Tanah Lot Guided Private Tour in German

4. Ubud and Tanah Lot Guided Private Tour in German

Discover the home of over 500 longtail macaques with a visit to the Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest. Marvel as they roam free in their natural environment, and then take a scenic drive to the Tegallalang Rice Terraces.  Get some time for lunch at a recommended restaurant in Ubud, where delicious choices include authentic satay, suckling pig, grilled fish and local vegetables.  Continue in the afternoon with a visit to the royal temples and garden complex of Pura Taman Ayun, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. End the day at Tanah Lot Temple and watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

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Ubud: Campuhan Ridge to Ubud Monkey Forest Walking Tour

5. Ubud: Campuhan Ridge to Ubud Monkey Forest Walking Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel, you will walk through Campuhan Ridge which is the best known trek in Ubud, known for its free and easy nature trek. The hike will let you enjoy cool fresh air and the most gorgeous hillside views in the region. Along the walk, your own friendly private guide will also tell you stories about Balinese culture and daily life. Along your walk to the Sacred Monkey Forest, you will pass by and visit some interesting places. The next stop will be the beautiful water temple of Saraswati. This shows the classic architecture of a Balinese temple with a beautiful foyer featuring ponds filled with blooming pink lotuses. The temple is dedicated to honor the Hindu goddess of knowledge and arts, Saraswati. You will also pass the Ubud Royal Palace where your guide will explain the history of the palace and the royal family of Ubud.  You will then stroll along Ubud Traditional Art Market where you can find beautiful silk scarves, lightweight shirts, handmade woven bags, statues, kites and many other hand-crafted goods. You will have some local snacks with coffee or tea at the market before walking a few steps more to the Sacred Monkey Forest. Here, you can watch playful monkeys in their natural habitat, swinging through canopies, lazing along pathways or feeding on bananas. The site also offers cool walks along paved pathways through a leafy nutmeg forest and beautiful ancient temples with guardian statues covered in moss.

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Seminyak: Balinese Cooking Class & Market Tour

6. Seminyak: Balinese Cooking Class & Market Tour

Experience the Balinese cooking culture and Indonesian food making in Seminyak. Perfect as an educational session for you or your group, yet easy and fun. An expert native Balinese chef will assist you in learning the culture, ingredients, and how to prepare and create authentic Balinese - and some popular Indonesian - dishes. A certificate of completion is also included. Your class will begin with a visit to the nearby local market from the cooking class venue. The mentoring chef will accompany and guide you from one stall to the next to find the ingredients which are required for the cooking class. The chef will help you to identify and select the best local herbs, spices, fresh fish, meats, vegetables, and fruits for completing your Balinese cooking experiment. You will discover which local ingredients can be easily found abroad, especially in an Asian grocery stores. You will then later use the ingredients that were bought in the morning market run. After your market tour, you will then come back to your cooking class venue and start preparing your dish. Interact with your fellow cooks and discover handy techniques as you prepare various dishes. Then, sit down to a meal and savour the delicious flavors of your creations.

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Sidemen: Firewood Cooking Class & Organic Farm Tour

7. Sidemen: Firewood Cooking Class & Organic Farm Tour

Your local host has spent years dishing out authentic Indonesian cuisine in the best Indonesian restaurant in Tokyo, but then decided to return to their roots in beautiful, rural Sidemen in East Bali to teach travellers from all over the world the beauty of this cuisine through organic ingredients and age-old recipes. Following pick-up from your hotel, you will visit Klungkung Market, the second biggest market in Bali where you will experience local Balinese shopping. Trek through Sidemen's rice paddies with amazing views and hand pick your own vegetables from the organic farm before you start your cooking class. There will be no use of electricity and gas, which all adds to the incredible experience. You will also have a chance to swim in the river afterwards! Learn about the Balinese way of life and culture, and learn how to get maximum flavour and a large variety of dishes from very few but very fresh ingredients. Recipes will also be provided to let you bring these incredible flavours back home. Vegetarian option: • Jukut ares (banana stalk soup) • Plecing kankung (green leaves with spicy sauce) • Gado gado (vegetables with peanut sauce) • Perkedel jagung (corn fritter) • Tempe/tahu cury (tempeh and tofu coconut curry) • Sambal tomat (spicy tomato sauce) • Sambal nyuh (coconut spice) • Bubur injin (black rice pudding) Non-vegetarian option: • Jukut nangka (pork and jackfruit soup) • Jukut urab (vegetables with grated coconut) • Tempe manis (tempeh with sweet sauce) • Pepes ikan (spiced fish in banana leaf) or sate ikan (minced fish sate) • Gule ayam (coconut chicken curry) • Sambal tomat (spicy tomato sauce) • Sambal matah (raw spicy sauce with shallots, chilies and lemongrass) • Bubur injin (black rice pudding)

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Ubud: Private Evening Tour with Legong Dance Performance

8. Ubud: Private Evening Tour with Legong Dance Performance

Following pickup at your accommodation, you will head to visit the Tegalalang Rice Terrace, located in the northern part of Ubud. Learn from your guide about Subak, which is the traditional irrigation system that the locals have been using for generations.  Your next destination will be the Ubud palace, which is the residence of the Ubud Royal Kingdom. You will then be taken to visit the Ubud Art Market, located across the street from the palace, where you can bargain for local art pieces. At 7:00 PM, you will be taken inside the palace to see a Legong dance performance. Before going back to your hotel after the show, you will have the option to have dinner in Ubud. Your guide will provide a great recommendation on his favorite local dinner spots.

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Ubud: Virgin Coconut Oil Making Class and Market Tour

9. Ubud: Virgin Coconut Oil Making Class and Market Tour

Treat yourself to an engaging virgin coconut oil cooking class, where you'll learn about exotic Bali coconut, ingredients, spices, and herbs. Your professional guide will teach you how to make delicious Balinese-style green curry in all its unique flavors and aromas. First, visit a local market to buy all the ingredients you'll need for the day. Learn about the various type of coconuts that grow in Bali and their significance in Balinese daily life. Then, hear about the process of making virgin coconut oil. Aside from learning how to make this oil, the experience is combined with a lesson on cooking Balinese green curry. The cooking class will be conducted in a relaxed and informal manner. Enjoy fresh, natural, and healthy food, without MSG and made using natural, locally-sourced products. The class ends by providing you with the chance to taste the delicious green curry you made. Take a part of Bali back with you with a new skill under your belt: great master of virgin coconut oil and green curry.

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Ubud: 2-Day Heart of Bali Private Tour

10. Ubud: 2-Day Heart of Bali Private Tour

Day 1: Hotel pick up (9:00am) Artisan village tour (Celuk, Mas and Tohpati), to see the production of silver wood, and batik  Batuan temple Goa Gajah elephant cave  Saraswati Hindu temple  Monkey Forest  Campuhan Ridgewalk  Hotel drop off Day 2: Hotel pick up (9:00am) Tirta Empul water temple  Gunung Kawi temple Tegalalang rice terraces coffee, cocoa, and tea plantation visit Batur volcano Hotel drop off (please specify when booking the tour)

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What people are saying about Bali

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 140 reviews

Excellent experience. Would highly recommend to those who want to learn to cook Balinese dishes in a beautiful environment amongst great people. The staff were all incredibly friendly, passionate and professional. Great explanations of the varying produce as well as herbs, explanations on the cooking process and so much yummy food cooked (vegetarian or meat). Then enjoyed by all.

We had an amazing trip in Ubud area. Our guide Wayan Agus was a really nice person who explained to us a lot of stuff about visited areas but also about Balinese culture.

Absolutely wonderful at a beautiful location. I have done a few cooking classes and this one is definitely the best! Love that they give you a cookbook!

Great experience, super delicious food, fun and easy to cook, kind people and good vibe! Must do when in Ubud!

Absolutely brilliant day! Extremely attentive guide that is flexible for your needs and added extra things in!