Ubud Culinary & nightlife

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Bali: Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast

1. Bali: Sunrise Mount Batur Hike with Breakfast

Scale one of Bali’s natural wonders with a private, early-morning hike up Mount Batur, including breakfast and a trip to a coffee plantation afterwards.  With all entry tickets, accommodation transfers, and an expert local guide also included, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is enjoying the panoramic views.  Begin your ascent at the base of Mount Batur after an early pickup from your accommodation. You’ll even start your jungle trek on an exclusive path with fewer trekkers around. Savor the pristine night sky away from the city lights as you hike. After a 2-hour trek, you’ll then be rewarded at the top with sunrise views over the natural landscape and ocean horizon. And even better, you get to enjoy breakfast at the volcano’s summit.  On the way down you’ll enjoy more vistas, such as Lake Batur, an enormous volcanic crater lake.  You’ll also have the opportunity to stop off for a cup of local Luwak coffee at a coffee plantation before being dropped off back at your accommodation.

Ayung River: All Inclusive Rafting Adventure

2. Ayung River: All Inclusive Rafting Adventure

Try out white water rafting in Ayung River with a guide, while soaking up the gorgeous surroundings. Opt for a hotel pickup and travel in air-conditioned comfort to the rafting point. Change into rafting clothes and equipment and set off on your exhilarating adventure. Recharge with a delicious buffet meal. Start at a traditional wantilan (Balinese pavilion). Set in the middle of green rice fields overlooking the breathtaking Abang mountain, this lobby is your first stop of the day. Get briefed by your guide to set off on a safe and fun rafting trip. Start your rafting adventure on Ayung River, the longest river on the island of Bali. Navigate class 2 rapids that sometimes rise to class 4 during the rainy season. Experience the natural scenery, wildlife, and exotic plants of Bali along the way. After working up an appetite, treat yourself to a buffet lunch in a restaurant overlooking the Ayung Valley.

From Ubud: Authentic Cooking Class in a Local Village

3. From Ubud: Authentic Cooking Class in a Local Village

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel, and then visit a local fresh food market to choose the ingredients for your cooking class. Select from the available vegetables, herbs, meat, and spices on display and experience a little of the local life in Bali. Next, visit a rice plantation and learn how the staple crop is cultivated and prepared. Soak up the scenic views of the surroundings. Continue to the traditional village of Laplapan, where you will get a warm welcome from the locals on arrival. Take part in a half-day morning or afternoon cooking class and learn all the secrets of preparing food from Bali, while expert chefs provide guidance and assistance. Interact with your fellow cooks and discover handy techniques as you prepare 3 starters, 4 main courses, and 1 authentic dessert. Then, sit down to a meal and savor the delicious flavors of your creations.

Bali: Ayung River White Water Rafting & Ubud Jungle Swing

4. Bali: Ayung River White Water Rafting & Ubud Jungle Swing

This combo trip is perfect for adventures. From white water rafting to the Ubud jungle swing, you'll enjoy a day full of adrenaline and beautiful scenery. Qualified and friendly guides will keep you informed of what's coming next. The first stop will be 2.5 hours of white water rafting through the beautiful jungle scenery. You will pass river cliffs, rice fields, green vegetation, waterfalls, and challenging rocks. At the end of the rafting, enjoy a local buffet lunch.  Next, head to Kumulilir, home to Bali's famous jungle swing. Soar high over the jungle valley on the swing and snap some perfect pictures for your social media feeds. The last stop will be the Tegallalang rice terraces. Enjoy free time to walk along the green terraces and soak up the scenery. Customize your experience with add-on options of coffee tastings to traditional massage. Not all add-ons are available for all options.

From Ubud: Balinese Cooking Class at an Organic Farm

5. 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. 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.

Ubud: Floating Breakfast and Hot Air Balloon Experience

6. Ubud: Floating Breakfast and Hot Air Balloon Experience

Begin your day in paradise with a breakfast served in an infinity pool at one of the most prestigious resorts in Ubud. The floating breakfast comes on a beautifully designed wooden boat decked out with your favourite treats complete with a bottle of sparkling wine. This is the ultimate indulgence if you are a honeymooner or part of a couple celebrating the spirit of love. All you have to do is slip into your swimwear to enjoy your floating breakfast in a setting overlooking the breathtaking beauty of Ubud’s terraced landscape. Based on a la carte choice, you will have plenty of selections ranging from fresh juices, tea and coffee selections, smoothies, a fruit platter, cereals, or muesli. You can also select to have either Indonesian breakfast such as noodles, martabak or suit yourself with Western-style breakfast ranging from scrambled egg, omelette, egg benedicts, bacon, sausages, or pancakes. You will also enjoy a bottle of local sparkling wine to complete your celebration with your loved one. Your ultimate morning will then continue by experiencing Bali's first and only hot air balloon experience. See a spectacular display from above, from the lush tropical forests of Ubud to the holy Mount Agung on the eastern horizon. This experience is a one-of-a-kind adventure to go up in the air by 23-metre hot air balloon, fitted for travellers with a cosy wicker basket. Each flight climbs a thrilling 50 metres over rice fields and floats at the end of a tether.

Ubud: Romantic Dinner on a Forest Tree Deck

7. Ubud: Romantic Dinner on a Forest Tree Deck

The evening begins with pickup from your accommodation in Ubud and heads to a luxurious 5-star resort where your romantic adventure awaits. Upon arrival, enjoy a leisurely stroll through the venue to your private tree deck for the evening. Feel immersed in the beauty of the Balinese wilderness as you marvel at the luscious trees that surround you, and listen to the delightful sound of birdsong. As the evening draws in upon the jungle, take a seat at the table on your private deck, and begin your six course meal. Seymour the rich flavors of your meal, with a variety of menu selections including beef, seafood, halal and vegetarians. Dine on delicious pan seared duck breast, Tasmanian salmon, crispy tempura mussels, and sticky rice noodles, then for dessert, crepes and tiramisu ice cream.  While you eat, admire the breathtaking tropical forest that envelops you and marvel at the twinkling stars that light up the night sky. This is a truly unforgettable night of romance, that will give you memories to cherish forever.

Ubud: Wellness Retreat with Massage, Yoga Class, and Lunch

8. Ubud: Wellness Retreat with Massage, Yoga Class, and Lunch

Following pickup from your accommodation in Bali, head to Ubud Mengening Holy Water Temple for a self-cleansing ritual. Known by the locals as a Melukat ceremony, allow yourself to be led by a local guide as you go through the steps of prayer and medication to purify body, mind, and soul.  Continue to Bebek Tepi Sawah, an iconic Ubud restaurant where you will enjoy an organic lunch complete with healthy juice. After lunch, lie back and unwind with a 1-hour Balinese massage session to relax your body and mind. Complete this day of rejuvenation with a yoga session. Embrace the calming sounds of the surrounding jungle as you undertake a calming yoga class, suitable for all skill levels.

Kamandalu Ubud: Romantic Boat Diner in Tropical Lagoon

9. Kamandalu Ubud: Romantic Boat Diner in Tropical Lagoon

Start your evening with a convenient pickup from your accommodation and head to a luxurious 5-star resort. Upon arrival, take a leisurely stroll through the venue and take in the beauty of the Balinese wilderness as you marvel at the luscious trees that surround you, and listen to the delightful sound of the birds. Then, enjoy a charming boat cruise to the lagoon. As the boat slowly drifts under the flickering lights, entertain your taste bud with the delicious appetiser and some sparkling wine. Continue to the tropically set dining table by the lagoon where you can enjoy the rest of the specially prepared dishes. In total, enjoy 6 gourmet courses matched perfectly with 3 carefully selected wines. While you eat, admire the breathtaking tropical forest that envelops you and marvel at the twinkling stars that light up the night sky. This is a truly unforgettable night of romance, that will give you memories to cherish forever.

Bali: Private Full or Half-Day Authentic Food Tour

10. Bali: Private Full or Half-Day Authentic Food Tour

Discover the highlights of Bali's culinary scene on this tour, which will take you to places other tourists don't go. Visit places where only locals eat and see how everyday people live their lives. Start your authentic culinary adventure with Babi Guling Ibu Oka. which is arguably the most famous place to have Balinese-style roast suckling pig. This dish is a celebration meal, served at rite-of-passage ceremonies like the weddings of Hindunese people in Bali. Your journey will not be complete without tasting the famous authentic Ubud crispy duck and Nasi campur teges. You will then take a short walk in the scenic rice terrace in Ubud and enjoy freshly picked coconut. Continue with a visit to Bali Pulina where you can witness the traditional process of making the Luwak coffee. Then, enjoy a cup of coffee while admiring the beautiful landscape of refreshing green surroundings. No meal is complete without dessert. You will be heading to Gianyar Night Market where you will try famous Balinese street food and desserts such as chicken betutu, satay lilit, terang bulan, kue pukis and the famous lak-lak. Your guide will then take you back to your hotel after a full-day culinary adventure in Bali. Customize your experience with add-ons such as coffee tasting or a traditional massage.

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What people are saying about Ubud

What a hike! We got picked up by Agus exactly on the time he said. He was very nice and we talked a bit but as we had a short night he let us just enjoy the drive in the dark. Our guide was Nova. Such a great guy! He let us rest when we needed, was running up and down between us and the 2 other girls making sure everybody is ok on the way up. We got lucky with the weather and saw the sun coming up, even got some cool pics. The breakfast was ok for most people, I’m not fan of banana but honestly you’ll survive that few hours on biscuits too. The hike was tough both up and down, but doable. Make sure to have proper hiking/trail shoes for good grip. And it’s definitely cold, especially after sweating 2 hours. Overall it was a great experience!

Great trip, driver was friendly to and from the destination and the guides were all excellent, once they clocked we were from London we were laughing all the way to the top as they practiced their best cockney accents. Incredible views even though it was a little cloudy at the summit.

Amazing experience to climb the volcano in the early morning and see the sun rising and the clouds moving around quickly. Magical atmosphere!

I loved everything about this class. Excellent instructors and amazing ingredients!

I loved it so much! Thank you for the cooking class, it was fun and tasty:)