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Private Shore Excursion: Ubud Art Villages and Sacred Monkey Forest

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Kuta, Indonesia
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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

With just one day in port in Bali, most visitors head straight to the beach, but this private 7-hour shore excursion offers the perfect introduction to Balinese culture. Visit the handicrafts villages of Celuk, Mas, and Batuan; marvel at local wildlife in the Sacred Monkey Forest; visit Ubud Palace; then shop for souvenirs at the Ubud Art Market. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Full-day private Ubud shore excursion from Benoa port
  • Explore the artisan villages of Celuk, Mas, and Batuan around Ubud
  • Visit attractions such as Ubud Palace and the Sacred Monkey Forest
  • Browse the stalls at Ubud Art Market
  • Tour includes pickup and drop-off from Benoa cruise port
  • This private tour can be customized to your interests and ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide
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Departure Time

8:00 AM
Meet your private guide on arrival at Benoa cruise port between 8am and 10am (pickup times can be arranged to suit your cruise arrival) and relax in your private chauffeured vehicle on the around 1-hour journey to Ubud.

Before arriving in Ubud, explore the surrounding villages, renowned for their traditional handicrafts. Peek into the jewelry maker’s workshops in Celuk Village, admire the magnificent hand-carved woodwork in Mas, and marvel at the diverse artworks on sale in Batuan Village.

Continue to Ubud, where highlights include the grand Ubud Palace, and the Sacred Monkey Forest, a nature reserve home to around 700 macaque monkeys. Finally, pay a visit to Ubud Art Market, where you can browse the stalls for souvenirs and practice your haggling skills as you purchase unique paintings, sarongs, silk scarves, hand-woven baskets, or colorful clothing.

After 7 hours taking in the island’s highlights, return to Benoa port in time for your cruise departure.

Please note: This private tour can be customized to your preferences, so you can skip sights that don’t interest you or spend more time at those you enjoy.
Itinerary
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Abadi Bali Transport ( Private Tour Services )
With just one day in port in Bali, most visitors head straight to the beach, but this private 6-hour shore excursion offers the perfect introduction to Balinese culture. Visit the handicrafts villages of Celuk, Mas, and Batuan; marvel at local wildlife in the Sacred Monkey Forest; visit Ubud Palace; then shop for souvenirs at the Ubud Art Market. Port pickup and drop-off is included.
Duration: 7 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Celuk Village
First you will visit Celuk Village where you will see the Jewelry makers at work. There is so much lovely jewelry that it becomes overwhelming.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
If you love monkeys, then this is the place to go as they wander freely in this sacred forest that you meander through.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Mas Carving Center
You will then visit the village of Mas which is best known for its wood carvings. There are several shops along the main village street where one can see different kinds of exquisite wooden carvings been sold. The wood is either sandalwood, ebony or the local crocodile wood.
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Puri Saren Palace
From here we continue to visit Ubud Palace which is still used as a palace of residence. Parts of the palace are now open to the public and can be seen. The palace is well decorated with ornate doors, statues and carvings and has been well preserved. The palace also holds traditional dance performances.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ubud Traditional Art Market
Lastly you will visit the Ubud Art Market. Here you can browse and buy paintings, wood carvings, sarongs, shirts, shorts, silk scarves, lightweight shirts, handmade woven bags, baskets or hats, statues, kites and many other hand-crafted goods. Be sure to look around first to determine the going prices of these crafts before you buy something, then try your bargaining skills.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Abadi Bali Transport

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the maximum group size during Private Shore Excursion: Ubud Art Villages and Sacred Monkey Forest?
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This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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Where to start.......Our guide Wayan...
phcairns
, Feb 2018
Where to start.......Our guide Wayan was 11/2 hrs late! He didnt have a good enough grasp of English and certainly didnt have a good enough grasp of Bali history. He was too keen to take us to shopping outlets rather than places wed asked for. He hadnt planned any refreshment stops. He has great potential, but needs support and training to make that happen.
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Wayan was a young, enthusiastic...
kathygraham
, Feb 2018
Wayan was a young, enthusiastic guide and driver who was eager to show us around. We enjoyed stopping at the batik, woodcarving, and artists' workshops but the silver shop was a bit of a bust because they had no power. The Batuan temple was interesting and Wayan was particularly knowledgeable here. He then took us to a great restaurant for lunch. The highlight of the day was the Monkey Forest. It met all expectations.
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One of the worst tour ever. First...
ploppenheim
, Jan 2018
One of the worst tour ever. First there was the 3 day horror of trying to get a confirmation of our requested pick up time. I asked the question through Viator and sent several follow up emails when I got no response. I was told to call the local number, but I was in the middle of the ocean. We reached port and I had local call the number provided for the tour operator. They either got no answer or spoke to someone who had no record of our tour. It was a nightmare to sort out and has made me seriously question the Viator services. We did finally get a confirmation, 14 hours before the scheduled start time. That is not service in any country or language. The guide/driver was on time and did speak English, but did not understand the questions we asked, nor offer any commentary on the areas we were driving through. We hired a GUIDE, we got a driver. Absolutely, thoroughly disappointing.
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Our driver Putu was on time and...
Michael P
, Mar 2017
Our driver Putu was on time and waiting for us at the Port of Benoa. He greeted us with a big smile. Once in our comfortable Toyota and on our way. Putu asked us what we were excited to see. He suggested two temples - but we had visited them the day before so he suggested other points of interest and we left ourselves and the day into his hands. Our first destination was the Sacred Monkey Forest. Putu dropped us off and he said he would meet us inside after parking the car. We paid the 100,000 Indonesian Rupiah 8 US. There were monkeys everywhere. The little babies hanging onto their mothers were so cute. The forest was just that. A beautiful, dense tropical forest with bridges, a river. Our next stop was the rice terraces. Another beautiful scenic place with lush greenery. Our next stop was a coffee factory. We were given a tour and a guide explained the entire process of Lauwa coffee. Putu had arraigned for us to have a taste test of 9 different coffees and teas that were free of charge. I ordered a cup of the Lauwa coffee and we also had some banana fritters 8 US. We purchased some teas before leaving for our last stop a Bali house. Putu showed us the different rooms, inner courtyard, family temple area. Once again, Putu our Bali Ambassador that is what we called him received an A. With the help of Putu we had a wonderful time and saw exactly what we wanted to see. He was friendly, helpful and informative of Bali and what it had to offer a tourist. We made it back to the port in time to have a massage in the terminal area. We HIGHLY recommend this tour and wish that we could give it 10 stars. By the way we found this tour listed as NEW to Viator. Mike and Robin
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