-Take a yoga class at Yoga Barn or go to the ecstatic dance (so fun!! and definitely a once in a life time experience)
–Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary: very touristy and a one time thing in my opinion. It’s really beautiful but also nice to see the monkeys at the beach in Uluwatu
–Pyramids of Chi: such a cool experience!! I highly recommend this if you like sound bathes. I did the Acoustic Bioresonance- Next Generation Sound Healing and it was an unreal experience. It was $70 but it’s an hour and a half experience and my friend that did it with me compared it to doing psychedelics (without the drugs). It was a sound bath on a vibrating waterbed with white lights…hard to explain, just do it! Also there is a cafe there and tons of other events that sound amazing
-Sign up for a yoga teacher training! Ubud is a center for everything spiritual so this is the perfect place. I did my 200 hour teacher training with East + West. Use code ‘arooke’ for $100 off your teacher training and message me with any questions about it!
-Take a day trip to Nusa Penida Island or any of the other islands around. Nusa Penida is a full day adventure so I highly recommend you be well rested and stay hydrated. The road are really rough there and there aren’t very many good restaurants but the views are stunning!
-Bali swing: I have never been to it because I heard it was a waste of time/money but up to you
-Tegallalang rice fields: really pretty, touristy but highly recommend!
-Tegenungan Waterfall: very touristy and lots of steps to get down there but if you have extra time it could be fun with a group or if you go early
-Kanto Lampo Waterfall: highly recommend, the water is clean and there are barely any people there. It is stunning!!
-Tirta Empul Temple: kind of insta famous, very cool temple experience, it is touristy and busy though. Highly recommend you go early and bring a sarong if you have one (if not they have them there)
-Hike Mount Batur: We got picked up from our villa at 2AM and it was about an hour drive. It is SO COLD so bring jackets and wear pants. It’s a hard hike in the dark but so worth it.
-Blue Lagoon: we went snorkeling here and it was so beautiful and it’s really fun with a big group
-Lempuyang temple: we did this the same day as the Blue Lagoon and it was really cool. You can see Mount Agung in the back of it and we went in the afternoon so it wasn’t that crowded.
-River rafting!! I am not exactly sure where this was but it was in Ubud and it was so beautiful and fun. I highly recommend do this…also there were a ton of waterfalls. Takes about 3 hours. Contact my driver Dewa, I listed his number at the top for more information
This is what I’ve done in Ubud but there is so much more in the surrounding areas. Eventually, I want to see the North side!