Pick up from your hotel in Ubud for morning adventure cycling Mount Batur. Breakaway from the main roads and discover hidden Bali along the paths and trail leading down from volcanic Mount Batur.
Beginning with morning tea on the slopes of this still active volcano, the tour takes you down through sleepy villages, past ancient temples, and long leafy lanes through the rainforest that graces the mountain slope.
After the tour, back to your hotel, your driver will come and pick you up for your Ubud evening tour.
Spend an evening inland in Ubud, Bali’s artistic heart. There’s time to browse around the art galleries and craft shops and have dinner at one of the restaurants before watching one of the cultural performances listed on this page (dinner is not included).
When the regent of Ubud – Cokorda Gede Agung – founded painters co-operative, a dance troupe, and a gamelan orchestra in the 1930s, his intention was to ensure the preservation and development of Balinese arts. Gradually, Ubud and neighboring Peliatan village became a mecca for painters, dancers, musicians, and writers alike. Even today, the gentle pace of life, the village atmosphere, the wholesome cooking of the eating houses, the wealth of Balinese culture, and the quality crafts all prove irresistible to the discerning visitor.
Entrance to one of the following cultural performances is included:
• Legong Dance – a selection of 5 or 6 short dances, usually including the dramatic Baris warrior dance. (Ubud & Peliatan dance troupes are particularly renowned for these dances). Every Monday at Ubud palace, 19.30hrs, Every Saturday at Pura Dalem Puri, 19.30hrs
• Ramayana Ballet – a classical dance re-enacting part of the Indian Ramayana epic Every Tuesday at Ubud Palace, 20.00hrs
• Wayang Kulit – Shadow Puppet Show at Oka Kartini’s. The Dalang puppeteer usually portrays the Indian epics over 8 to 10 hours, but this hour-long performance shows you the highlights.