Around Ubud Half Day Tour

First stop is Celuk, an area famous for its artistic and skilled silver and gold craftspeople. After the spacious, air- conditioned shops of Celuk we discover a totally different different shopping experience in Sukawati’s bustling market that  houses a treasure chest of  traditional Balinese wares, arts and handicrafts. The village of Mas is famous for its wood carvings, mostly crafted from local timber or ebony wood imported from Sulawesi. We will visit some of the art shops to see various wood carving styles, from traditional to modernistic. Last we reach Batubulan, an artistic, agrarian village which is well known for its stone carvings and Barong dance. Barong is a popular story-telling dance that powerfully narrates the fight between good and evil.

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Around Ubud Half Day Tour

Nature Full Day Tour

A full day tour meandering through Bali’s breathtaking rural scenery and popular sightseeing stops infused with nature.  It starts with an optional short or long elephant trek on the ridge of a lush valley and continues to the Butterfly Park to observe rare and endemic species from Indonesia. The nature theme continues at Jatih Luwih’s beautiful rice terraces, one of the most spectacular scenic stops in Bali. It has centuries old rice terraces of a rich green or yellow hue depending on the season. Just a short distance away is the 11th century Batukaru Temple, one of the six directional temples believed to protect the island and its people from evil spirits. Following the serenity of this sacred temple is a refreshing walk through the Botanical Garden in Bedugul. Here you will learn about the use of plants in the daily lives of the Balinese people, as well as many interesting tropical rainforest plants and bird life. The next stop is the picture-postcard perfect water temple, Pura Ulun Danu, dedicated to the goddess of water that is unexpectedly positioned just off the shores of placid Lake Beratan.  We end this tour with a visit to one of Munduk’s waterfalls.  Guests select the level of difficulty, but there are plenty accessible within an easy 15 minute walk.

We suggest you limit your program to sites with the most itinerary.  The tour guide will tailor a program to your preferences.

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Silver Jewelry Making Classes

Studio Perak is a socially-responsible Ubud business where Bapak Ketut plies his trade of making beautiful, organically inspired jewelry with silver and semi-precious stones.

His one of a kind creations are sold from his two store locations in central Ubud.  Ketut’s designs are inspired by nature and simplicity, and the natural shape and properties of semi-precious stones. Traditional techniques of Balinese silver smiting are incorporated into fresh, contemporary designs.

In the 3 hour course you will be able to complete a ring or pendant of your own design, or borrow the base of one of their designs to make your piece. Studio Perak offers classes from Monday to Saturday from 9am to 12noon and / or 2pm to 5pm  The price of  Rp 35o,000 includes 5 grams of silver.  If you would like to use more silver or use stones, these can purchased at an extra cost.

Call 62 361 974244 or e-mail: info@studioperak.co

 

Mask Making

Even today masks are still worn during temple dances in which the Balinese teach each other epic stories of their Hindu religion, and celebrate various stages of life, the rice planting and harvesting season and the victory of good over evil. A mask carver is called the ‘undagitapel’ and those who make the mask for temples have to be a member of the Brahman caste since he knows the required rituals involved with making a sacred mask.  The Balinese believe that everything has a soul: the rain, the winds, a rock and even a mask.

The village of Mas just south of Ubud is most famous for its amazing masks and woodcarvings. When you walk around Mas you’ll observe many craftsmen working on a mask or a wooden statue where they use over 30 different tools to carve out the wood. There are four types of Bali masks found in most of these shops – human, animal, gods and demons

Tilem Gallery, Tantra Gallery, Ida Bagus Anom (for masks), and Ida Bagus Sutarja (for masks) are some of the most renowned places where masterworks are still sold amid decorative pieces which are produced in quantity for the travel memento and mass export market.

The Houses of Masks and Puppets (Rumah Topeng and Wayang) displays various kinds of masks and puppets from different regions in Indonesia and around the world that have been collected, stored, and displayed for the public since 2006.The collection includes more than 1,200 masks and 4,700 puppets. Located just a few miles from the heart of Ubud, the House of Masks and Puppets covers more than 1 hectare of land surrounded by traditional Balinese village and rice fields. The land provides a wide range of facilities, including a tropical garden, exhibition rooms, performance buildings, and a Balinese house.

Scuba DIving and Snorkeling

Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Bali’s seas are surprisingly unheralded given its incredibly rich and varied dive and snorkeling sites. Deep drop-offs and steep banks, coral ridges and colorful fishes, volcanic outcrops and sea grass beds are all part of the underwater tapestry. With its diverse marine life and one of the world’s most famous wrecks, there’s enough here to keep you coming back for more. The best and most popular dive and snorkeling sites on Bali are Tulamben, Amed, Candidasa, Menjangan Island, Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. There are many Dive organisations that offer 3 day courses to obtain an international dive certificate or you can opt for an introduction dive.

Bali Safari and Marine Park

Bali Safari and Marine Park

This Park is home to hundreds of amazing animals representing more than 60 species, including some rare and endangered species. Combining Balinese cultural ambiance with African Savannah, the Bali Safari and Marine Park features Sumatran elephants Sumatran tigers, white tigers, leopards, Komodo dragons and orangutans amongst many fascinating creatures. Part of its educational initiatives are many animal shows which delightfully inform. Set on 40 hectares of land with breathtaking natural surroundings at the cultural center of Bali, Gianyar, the Bali Safari and Marine Park is extremely active in assisting with the protection and conservation of endangered species that are constantly losing their habitat to natural and man-made encroachments and problems.

 

For more information: http://www.balisafarimarinepark.com

Bali Bird Park

Bali Bird Park

Witness the largest and finest collection of Indonesian birds in the world plus fantastic birds from Africa & South America. Encompassing two hectares of botanical landscape, the park provides sanctuary to almost 1,000 birds of 250 different species.The park accommodates an amazing display of flora with more than 2,000 tropical plants including 50 varieties of palms alone and attracting numerous butterflies.

Prices inclusive tax:
Adult – Rp 243 000
Child – Rp 122 000

For more information: http://www.bali-bird-park.com/

Elephant Safari Park

Elephant Safari Park

Meeting international standards for animal care, this fabulous park is set in more than 2 hectares of exotic, eco-tourism landscaped botanical gardens surrounded by national forest. Acclaimed as the World’s Best Elephant Park, facilities include a full Reception area and Information Centre, comprehensive Museum with a large collection of elephant memorabilia, and the only Mammoth Skeleton in South East Asia. 

Get up close and personal with these incredible animals. Watch them immersing themselves in the park’s lake in-between elephant rides, shows and other pleasurable pursuits.  Hand feed them, touch them, take photos with them, and learn more about their ancestry and diversity at the Park’s historical and graphic displays.

Rafting

Sobek’s well trained guides and welcoming operational staff, make your trip the most memorable and enjoyable trip possible.  Sobek is world renowned for its brand new industry leading, safety approved equipment.

Sobek Ayng River Rafting

As you carve through some of Bali’s most appealing landscape, the Ayung River provides a thrill that begins the moment you push of from the riverbanks. As you switch between Class I and II rapids, you will wind through deep valleys with cascading waterfalls and towering cliffs of prehistoric significance.

On the more leisurely stretches through tropical forests you will see Hindu shrines that are brightly decorated on ceremonial days of prayer. Just as you think it is all coming to an end, the unpredictable Ayung River propels your raft into yet another rapid.

Sobek’s two hour, visually spectacular rafting trip down the Ayung River is made even more enjoyable and comfortable by the brand new industry leading, safety approved equipment.

Sobek Telaga Waya River Experience

The thrilling Telaga Waja adventure begins in the foothills of the sacred Mount Agung, after an in-depth safety and equipment briefing by Sobek’s experienced guides. From the time you drop into the first set of rapids, your heart will be racing and your adrenalin pumping.

In a continual spray of white clear water, you will rush past steep banks and ancient hanging trees, whilst rafting straight through cascading waterfalls of cold natural spring water. The Sobek guides will give you instruction and work with you to safely navigate the raft through torrents, twists, tight turns and inclined rapids.

Over head obstacles, narrow gorges and breathtaking views of terraced rice plains all along the way will give you an appetite for your final challenge! The Water Dam! Hold on, Take a deep breath, and down you go!

Evening Performances

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