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8 Best Itineraries Bali Half Day Tour: "Art Villages & Monkey Forest"

A famous trip to relish the charm of natural countryside, watching the loveliness balinese dance performances, see the elegance of arts handicrafts, roamed macacas sanctuary with the existence majesty of hindu temples (pura) which situated inside tropical jungle, walking around kingdom's residence, and encounter local community friendliness with their local traditional trading.

Ubud Holy Monkey Forest - Tohpati, Batubulan, Celuk, Mas, Ubud, Village, Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia
Ubud Holy Monkey Forest

Tour package ubud art village is an activity that configured well during a half day, that becomes an attractive options also a favourite destinations by many tourists and now offered specifically for you who keen to enjoy the beauty famous of the heart from paradise island with thousand of temples.

Concerning of this sightseeing is, where you will get an amazing experience to visit all the interesting venue, in addition this vacation is the most complete program and highly recommended, because you will have the opportunity to know and understood more detailed related to all real beauty from these tourist trip, besides you will get an exciting impression in it.

Tour Itinerary (Code: G - 3)
Barong and Keris Dance
Woven Batik Hand Weaving
Gold and Silver Jewelry
Wood Carving
Paintings Gallery
Holy Monkey Forest
Royal Palace
Traditional Art Market

Usually, this traveling has a schedule which begins in the morning at 8:30 and return back to the hotel around at 3:00 to 4:00 pm and will spend time about 5 to 6 hours with pick up area around: Kuta, Seminyak, Canggu, Kerobokan, Legian, Sanur, Nusa Dua and Denpasar.

This Bali half day leisure is so well-known and strongly suggested by Sorga Bali Tours (Online organizer for holidays, Adventure packages and Bali tour service activities).

Picnic that we offer is a "Private recreations", which means only you and your group who will go and will not be joined with other people, also supported by an experienced driver and powered by fully air-conditioned transport with full registered car for tourism transportation.

So it made your time more comfortable while explore all the spot.

All tourism traveling that we provide regarding to the rates will be quoted per vehicle (not per head), with maximum passenger capacity up to 7 persons.

Barong and Keris Dance

# 1. Batubulan will be the first stop and this area is located at the eastern side from the capital city, where the region still be a part of Gianyar regency (a district which become the valley's of many artists and central of cultures).

Barong and Keris Dance - Batubulan, Barong Keris Dance
Barong and Keris Dance

This territory is also the centre of stone sculpture, besides every day start from 9:30 am and finish till 10:30 am routinely held a show which lasted for one (1) hour with the admission fee ticket will be charged at IDR. 100.000 per pax.

The staging is very famed played by a group of artists which passed from generation to the next, with theme story taken from epic of "Mahabharata", that in general describes about the duality of life which basically tells about the opposition of good and bad characters from eternal human nature.

According to research, the real fact of Mahabharata happened around 15.000 years ago.

All entertainment types with its functions are classified into 3 (three) categories, ie:

  • Wali (only staged during a religious ceremony)
  • Bebali (performed for ritual and commercial)
  • Balih - Balihan (totally just for fun)

So...Barong and Keris included in dance classification of number 2 (two).

Woven Batik Hand Weaving

# 2. Will be the next purpose, in this case still talking about Batubulan also to be the spot of making batik and hand weaving process.

Woven Batik Hand Weaving - Tohpati, Batik Hand Weaving
Woven Batik Hand Weaving

Here you will get a further explanations with clearly about the demonstration which still using ordinary methode. So this could be an inspiration in addition to understanding directly, Batik cloths can also used as a unique souvenirs.

Gold and Silver Jewelry

# 3. Next point will go to celuk, which is an area as the center headquarters of all jewelries.

Gold and Silver Jewelry - Celuk, Gold Silver
Gold and Silver Jewelry

All skills how to process the finery that they get here, is a legacy from their ancestors. As well as their product has been known throughout the entire world.

Wood Carving

# 4. The following location will view Mas region as the place of all wooden engraving, in addition also being central craft of furniture.

Wood Carving - Mas, Wood Carving
Wood Carving

Here you be able to sight clearly how was their chiseling skills when create an amazing work.

Beside that, all the expertise they get are inheritance down - for generations, even some self-taught ability, in addition there are specific schools which teach about carve's knowledge, especially for youth.

Paintings Gallery

# 5. For the subsequent direction will toward to Ubud, as an area with the top reputation from painting's galleries.

Paintings Gallery - Ubud, Art Painting
Paintings Gallery

And supported by the existence several of arts museum that makes this place as the goal of inspiration by many trippers. In addition also endorsed by its beautiful scenery possessed, thus made many artists both from inside or outside the country fell in love with this little heaven, such as: Rudolf bonet, Walter spies, Antonio blanco and others who cherish the presence of this region.

Even recently one of the movie star Julia Robert also held filming the movie titled: "Eat, Pray, Love" that everything is done here.

In reality this natural countryside does have a very pretty charm and exotic, in addition also store various flagship tourist attractions, such as: sacred jungles apes, traditional art market and royal palace.

Holy Monkey Forest

# 6. The next place will walk around the sanctified primates area to roamed and observe the existence of indigenous native animal. Inside this tropical jungle, you can view hundreds of long tailed jocko around the forest which lives in original habitat and in latins language often called: "Macaca Fascicularis".

Sacred Monkey Forest - Ubud, Monkey Forest
Sacred Monkey Forest

There are about 300 macacas live in this sanctuary, which consist of 35 male with the weight about 8 - 10 Kg, 95 female around 4 - 8 Kg and and around 170 baby monkeys with the weight about 350 Gr.

Besides the native animal, there are also 3 (three) temples in the middle of this forestry, ie:

  • Pura Dalem Agung, which located in the southwest part as the main place for Balinese society who lives around the region to pray when the religious ceremony held every 210 days.
  • Pura Beji, situated in the northwest, with the concept structure of "Tri Mandala" (3 yard), ie: # Utama Mandala is the inner yard as the holiest part, # Madya Mandala is the middle yard decorated with one sacred pool and # Nista Mandala in the southeast part is the outer yard powered with a bathing place for living creatures.
  • Pura Prajapati which placed in the east part and become a cemetary complex with its function to do cremation or burial for those who lives around this place.

All the hindu temples which existed here has built around the mid 14th century, which at that time still under reign "Pejeng Dynasty", in time of early "Gelgel Dynasty"

For you who eager to roamed the monkey forest have to pay the entrance fee ticket at IDR. 20.000 /per individu at the outside gate before enter the tourism object.

Royal Palace

# 7. Will be the next spot to be visited, and here you can walk around to see the King's residence of "Puri Saren Agung" or better known by the name of "Puri Ubud". Up to now this place is one of the best tourist attraction in this little town.

Royal Palace - Ubud, Royal Palace
Royal Palace

Placement of Puri Saren existed right in the middle centre of activities. This palace is located opposite in front of the main market and almost every night regularly held a performances of Legong dance here.

Traditional Art Market

# 8. Is the last stop to visit and explore the trading activity from balinese community, in addition this mart also provide and offer various types of handicrafts, clothings and other items, also the bargaining system will definitely needed here.

Traditional Art Mart - Ubud, Art Market
Traditional Art Mart

Trip Cost Included:

  • Fully Air-Conditioned Transport
  • English Speaking Driver
  • Car Parking Fees
  • Toll Charges
  • Petrol

Things Not Included:

  • Your Lunch / Dinner
  • All Kinds of Other Personal Expenses
  • Cost of Admission Ticket (Entry Fee)

How to Do Ubud Tour Reservation (Trip Booking):
  • Simply fill the "RESERVATION DATA" which will be sent via Email, SMS, Phone, or WhatsApp.
  • After completing all reservation data, then "SCHEDULE PICK-UP" will be submitted.
  • Regarding payment you can do one day before or if urgent you can do on the arrival date.

Terms and Conditions
  • All rates quoted on cash payments
  • Maximum vehicle capacity up to 7 people
  • Reservation must be made at least one day before
  • Prices list vehicle hire will be charged per car (not per person !)

More information concerning tips how to do (organize) trip to Ubud, please read: "5 tips how to set (arrange) day tour trip to Ubud Bali art villages effective on Budget"

Ubud Map

Ubud Map, Bali, Indonesia

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