Many visitors to Ubud find pleasure in exploring its numerous excellent art galleries, but there are lots of other activities to enjoy while you are visiting the village. This is a beautiful area and there are multiple opportunities to explore its forests and wildlife. Adventure lovers can choose from treewalks, river rafting, and more. Classes and other interesting activities that explore Bali’s rich culture are also available. If you are looking for activities in Ubud, there are many to choose from.
Kayaking and River Rafting
If you are looking to feel some thrills in Bali, try river rafting or kayaking on the Ayung River in Ubud. All the necessary equipment will be provided to you and there are guides for each who will give instructions and ensure your trip is as safe as possible. However, this doesn’t take a way the excitement of rowing or rafting through rapids and curves. You will see beautiful scenery as you go down the river. Contact Bali Adventure Tours to sign-up.
For more fun on the water, go to the Siap River in northern Ubud to experience a canyon tubing adventure. There are canyons and hills throughout this area, especially near Kerta Village Payangan, where your excursion with Bali Canyon Tubing will be based. The canyon tubing course extends for around forty kilometers along the beautiful Siap. Admire the canyons and the clarity of the water while keeping a look out for animals in the trees, including monkeys. All the necessary safety equipment is provided.
Bali Zoo Treewalks
The Bali Zoo has fun tree walks available for visitors, both adults and children. The tree walk gives visitors the chance to participate in fun challenges in the forests around Singapadu, Gianyar, including rope climbing and flying fox fun above the trees. There are guides to assist and plenty of safety equipment. It is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is located on Jalan Raya Singapadu.
Balinese Dance and Music Lessons
Among the many culturally based classes in Bali are music and dancing lessons. Learn a Balinese dance or explore one of the island’s traditional musical instruments, such as the rindik gamelan. You can find these classes throughout Ubud, located in its galleries, studios, and small shops. Occasionally, you may even be able to join a real performance, depending on your skills. This is a great chance to learn a new skill and make some friends in Bali.
One of several interesting jewelry and silver workshops in Ubud, Studio Perak offers visitors the chance to take a class in jewelry making or simply see some beautiful craftsmanship. There are actually three shops that fall under the Studio Perak in Ubud. They are located on Jalan Dewi Sita, Jalan Raya Ubud, and Jalan Hanoman. This company creates beautifully and uniquely designed pieces of sterling silver jewelry. Each studio is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Yoga Barn
The Yoga Barn caters to everyone interested in yoga, whether you are focused on the spiritual aspects or merely the many mental and physical health benefits it offers. Bali has become a definite hotspot for yoga and spiritual healing practice and Ubud accordingly has several locations that offer yoga classes, retreats, or simply meditation space. The Yoga Barn is one of these, providing visitors with instruction and advice to help you improve your yoga experience. It is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the art and practice of yoga while also getting some much-needed relaxation. The Yoga Barn is located on Jalan Hanoman and is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Beginning in Abuan village, cyclers on this trip will descend from this highly elevated area down a twenty-nine kilometer path, ending in Ubud. You will pass rice paddies, villages, and the beautiful forests and groves that line the route. It is a fun and somewhat challenging way to experience some scenery with more excitement than driving or a walk. Families are welcome to take part and see the area surrounding Ubud in a new way.