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Ubud Travel ~ Tours, Trips & Transport Around Bali

You only live once. Get yourself over to Bali and soak up a suitcase-full of memories that'll last you a lifetime.

Map of Bali by the Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias, circa 1930

Map of Bali, Indonesia, by the Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias, circa 1930.

» Bali Day Trips and Tours

Spoil yourself with a day-trip around Bali. Soak up the island's unique Hindu culture and stunning natural scenery – from active volcanoes and world-renowned rice-fields to Ubud, Uluwatu and beyond...

'Love Bali' painted sign at the rice terraces in Tegallalang, Bali

'Love Bali' sign at the rice terraces in Tegallalang, Bali.
© 2017 Ubud High.

» Scooter Rentals and Motorbikes For Hire in Ubud, Bali

Independent traveller? Hire your own scooter or rent a motorbike and trip around Bali at your own pace.

Rent a motorcycle or scooter in Ubud, Bali

Renting a scooter or hiring a motorcycle in Bali? You've come to the right place.
© 2017 Ubud High.

» Mount Batur and Mount Agung Sunrise Trekking Tours

You haven't lived until you've trekked up an active volcano at sunrise. Mount Batur or Mount Agung? Get your hiking boots on while you're in Bali and tick this off your bucket list.

Dawn breaks during a sunrise trek on the caldera of Lake Batur in Kintamani, Bali, Indonesia

Dawn breaks during a sunrise trek on the caldera of Mount Batur in Kintamani, Bali, Indonesia.
© 2017 Ubud High.

» Downhill Cycling Tours in Bali

Take your time – and save your energy – on a relaxing, landscape-filled downhill bicycle tour from Mount Batur's Kintamani all the way to Ubud.

Rice-fields during the downhill cycling tour, Bali

Rice-field views during the downhill cycling tour in Bali.
© 2017 Ubud High.

» Traditional Balinese Cooking Classes in Ubud

Discover the culture of Bali through its unique, tempting food, and join a traditional Balinese cooking class in Ubud led by a local Master Chef. What are you waiting for? Get your apron on...

» ATV Quadbike Adventure Tours Around Ubud

In Bali, and in the mood for a little adventure? Hop on your own ATV quadbike and see Ubud's countryside from refreshingly new angles.

All-terrain-vehicle ATV quadbike tours in Ubud, Bali

All-terrain-vehicle ATV quadbike tours around Ubud, Bali.

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The Big Picture

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM BALI – The Soul of Indonesia.

Bali Portraits ➨

Balinese housewife with rice-paste facial, Ubud, Bali

PORTRAITS from Bali's female side.

Balinese-Hindu Melasti Water-Purification Ceremony Before Nyepi, the Day of Silence ➨

Balinese-Hindu faithful de-camp from trucks at Masceti Beach for the annual Melasti ceremony, Bali, Indonesia

BEACH-SIDE water purification ceremonies in the lead-up to Nyepi, Bali's Hindu Saka New Year and Day of Silence.

Ogoh-Ogoh Parades and Festivals on the Eve of Nyepi in Bali ➨

A toothy, topless ogoh-ogoh monster sports a necklace of poisonous snakes in Singakerta, Ubud, the day before Nyepi

OGOH-OGOH PARADES of papier-mâché monsters in Ubud, Sanur, Renon and Kuta on the eve of Nyepi – Bali's Hindu Day of Silence.

'Kerauhan' – Trance and Mass Possession at a Hindu Village Temple Ceremony in Bali, Indonesia ➨

Possessed Balinese-Hindu women dance and pray during a mass-possession ceremony at an annual village temple festival in North Bali, Indonesia

TRANCE AND MASS POSSESSION at an annual Hindu village temple festival in Buleleng, North Bali.

Yoga, Dance, Music and Therapy at the Bali Spirit Festival in Ubud, Indonesia ➨

A Watsu water-therapy session is conducted in a swimming pool during the Bali Spirit Festival in Ubud

A WEEK-LONG FESTIVAL of yoga, therapy, music and dance at Ubud's annual Bali Spirit Festival.

Coastal Beach Erosion and Climate Change in Bali, Indonesia ➨

Sandbags support the foundations of a beachside Hindu temple damaged by coastal erosion and freak waves in Canggu, South Bali

CLIMATE CHANGE and coastal erosion washes up on the shores of Bali.