Best experiences to book in ubud for solo travellers. Healing experience in Ubud, Bali.

Best Experiences To Book In Ubud for Solo Travellers

Hey there! If you are planning on visiting Bali, you should allow at least a week in Ubud. That’s where you will learn lots about the Balinese culture and explore temples. However, there is so much more to do! From more relaxing to totally adventurous things to do. In this blog post, I will go through the best experiences to book in Ubud for solo travellers so that all you have to do is reserve your spot and show up! πŸͺ„

Are you ready? Let’s dive in!

Booking Your Trip Online Vs. Locally

Best experiences to book in ubud for solo travellers. Booking experiences online.

You can totally book the majority of these experiences below once you get to Bali. Your hotel can arrange them for you or any tourist agency. However. they don’t have any reviews and you don’t know 100% what are the details of the trip (especially if it’s through your hotel). I’ve personally tried both and I found that the experiences booked online are more professional, better equipped and more reliable as you can tell they have clearly done the job for some time if they have many reviews. I use Get Your Guide to pick the experiences when travelling alone, it’s very trustworthy and it comes with loads of reviews.

Best Sightseeing Experiences in Ubud for Solo Travellers

Best experiences to book in ubud for solo travellers. Solo traveller sitting by the steps of a temple in Ubud.

Here below you will find a list of the best sightseeing experiences to book in Ubud. They are particularly meant for solo travellers because there is no minimum number of joiners (meaning you don’t need to be a group to reserve a trip) and they have been tested by me and other solo travellers.

You have 2 alternatives here. You can either book a single experience or a package which includes a few stops. This could be like a half-day package or a full day.

How do you know what’s best for you?

It depends on your time and what you are interested in the most.

Book single experiences if you are short on time or only want to focus on one type of activity.

If you have more time and have never been to Bali before, I would suggest the half or full-day experience so you can get a taste of everything.

Single Experience in the Monkey Forest

Best experiences to book in ubud for solo travellers. 2 monkeys one in front of the other in the Monkey Forest

This experience only includes the visit to the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary. It comes with a guided walking tour of the forest and a visit to the sacred Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal temple inside the forest.

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: 2 hours

πŸ’° Price: $20 or less (sometimes they have discounts). The price also includes the entry ticket.


Rice Terrace Tour with Instagrammable Swing Shot

Best experiences to book in ubud for solo travellers. Female solo traveller by the rice terraces in Ubud.

This is a tour including Ubud’s Tegallalang Rice Terrace, and swing over the terraces for panoramic views. I’m not sure if you’ve seen this before but from this tour, you would get an Instagrammable shot from the swing (I didn’t do the swings but I got a cute picture by the rice fields!). So if you’re looking for these sorts of things, you should definitely book this experience!

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Approximately 2 to 3 hours

πŸ’° Price: Around $15 to $20 per person


Waterfalls-Focussed Tour For Solo Travellers

Best experiences to book in ubud for solo travellers. Waterfall tour in Ubud, Bali

Visit scenic waterfalls hidden in lush jungles, and swim in natural pools. These are the waterfalls included in this tour:

  • Tegenungan Waterfall, Swimming (1 hour)
  • main-stop-icon.svgTukad Cepung Waterfall, Walk (1 hour)
  • main-stop-icon.svgTibumana Waterfall

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Approximately 8 to 10 hours

πŸ’° Price: Around $20 per person


Best Half-day Package

Best experiences to book in ubud for solo travellers. Coffee tasting experience in Ubud, Bali. You can see different kinds of coffes in white mugs served with some crisps.

This is a semi-customed tour to cultural landmarks, artisan villages, or scenic landscapes. Considering it’s a half-day tour, the guide will ask you to only pick 4 locations so that you have enough time to explore each stop. This is a list of what could be included but you can customise your trip completely:

  • Explore Ubud Monkey Forest
  • Walk through the iconic Tegalalang Rice Terrace
  • Go shopping at Ubud Market
  • Admire the Botanic Garden Ubud
  • Visit Holy Spring Temple Tirta Empul
  • Visit Goa Gajah Temple
  • Sample the delights at Gianyar Night Market
  • Visit and sample the famous and unique Luwak Coffee making process
  • Visit the Ancient Gunung Kawi Royal Monument
  • Chase one of the unique Kamto Lampo Waterfall, Tegenungan Waterfall, Tibumana Waterfall, or Suwat Waterfall
  • Visit Ubud Palace
  • Admire Sarawasti Temple
  • Visit one of Ubud Artisan Villages (Celuk for Silver Smith Village or Visit Mas Village for wood carving village)

Because this tour is very affordable, it might be you will have to share your guide with other lovely travellers. However, the guide will make sure everyone is happy with the itinerary of the day by combining everything together.

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Around 4 to 5 hours

πŸ’° Price: Typically $35 per person. This includes water and hotel pick-up.


Best Full-Day Tour In Ubud For Solo Travellers

Explore Ubud’s highlights with a private guide, tailored to your interests. Here are some guidelines on what’s included but you can swap things around or change locations entirely. Again, it might be you are on your own or with other travellers. If you’re alone, the guide will also take quite a few pictures of you which is lovely when we travel alone!

  • Visit the traditional Batuan Temple
  • Tegenungan Waterfall
  • Go to a market that sells produce, souvenirs, and more
  • See the magical Tegallalang Rice Terraces (with or without the swing experience)
  • Sacred Monkey Forest

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Approximately 8 to 10 hours

πŸ’° Price: From $20 per person


Extreme Sports Experiences In Ubud for Solo Travellers

Best experiences to book in ubud for solo travellers. Female solo traveller wearing a white dress in the greenery of Ubud, Bali.

If you are one of those people who love a bit of adrenaline, I have quite a few options for you!

Ubud Gorilla Face ATV & Ayung River Rafting with Lunch:

Enjoy an ATV ride through Bali’s countryside, rafting on the Ayung River, and a lunch break.

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Approximately 8 to 10 hours

πŸ’° Price: Starting from $20 per person


Ubud ATV Quad Bike Adventure with Lunch & Transfer

Embark on an ATV adventure through rice fields, bamboo forests, and traditional villages, with lunch included.

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Around 2 to 3 hours

πŸ’° Price: Typically $50 to $60 per person


E-bike

Explore Ubud’s scenic landscapes and cultural landmarks on an electric fat tyre bike tour.

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Approximately 4 to 5 hours

πŸ’° Price: About $40 per person.


Zip-line adventure

Embark on a thrilling zipline adventure through the jungle canopy and swing over lush valleys.

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Approximately 4 to 5 hours

πŸ’° Price: Around $40 per person


Canyoning adventure

Embark on a thrilling canyoning adventure at Gitgit Waterfall, rappelling down cliffs and swimming through natural pools.

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Approximately 8 to 10 hours

πŸ’° Price: Around $80 per person


Best Mount Batur Hikes For Solo Travellers

Best experiences to book in ubud for solo travellers. Mount Batur views.

Mount Batur sunrise hikes are unforgettable! Witness breathtaking sunrises over Bali’s landscapes with options including breakfast or relaxation in natural hot springs. With durations from 8 to 12 hours and prices ranging from $30 per person. You have to be willing to wake up really early though, because you will watch the sunrise when you’re right at the top!

Mount Batur Sunrise Hike and Natural Hot Spring Visit

Trek to the summit of Mount Batur for a breathtaking sunrise view, followed by a visit to natural hot springs for relaxation.

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Approximately 10 to 12 hours

πŸ’° Price: Around $40 per person


Ubud Mount Batur Sunrise Hike with Breakfast!

Embark on a predawn trek to the summit of Mount Batur to witness a stunning sunrise over Bali.

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Around 8 to 10 hours

πŸ’° Price: Typically $30 per person


Fun Artistry Classes in Ubud

Best experiences to book in ubud for solo travellers. Silvia dressed in traditional Balinese clothes looking at the nature.

If you like learning new things, immerse yourself in the island’s rich cultural heritage with a variety of hands-on workshops. From crafting silver jewellery and wood carving to pottery and traditional music lessons, these experiences offer a chance to learn from skilled artisans. With durations ranging from 1 to 4 hours and prices starting at $20 to $70 per person, there’s something to suit every interest and budget.

Make Your Own Silver Jewellery from Scratch in Bali

Learn the art of silver jewellery making from scratch under the guidance of skilled artisans in Bali.

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Approximately 3 to 4 hours

πŸ’° Price: Around $60 to $70 per person


Ubud 3-Hour Wood Carving Master Class

Engage in a hands-on wood carving master class in Ubud, learning traditional techniques from skilled artisans.

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Approximately 3 hours

πŸ’° Price: Around $40 to $50 per person


Ubud Pottery Class with Andre

Join a pottery class led by skilled artisan Andre in Ubud, where you’ll learn the art of pottery making.

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Approximately 2 to 3 hours

πŸ’° Price: Around $30 to $40 per person


Traditional Balinese Music Lesson

Immerse yourself in the rich musical traditions of Bali with a hands-on lesson in traditional Balinese music.

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Approximately 1 to 2 hours

πŸ’° Price: Typically $20 to $30 per person


Batik making

Discover the intricate art of batik making during this hands-on workshop in Ubud.

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Around 3 hours

πŸ’° Price: About $25 to $35 per person


Best Cooking Classes In Ubud For Solo Travellers

Best experiences to book in ubud for solo travellers. Cooking class in Bali.

If you’re interested in cooking classes, you should check these ones out! I’ve listed 2 hands-on and exceptional classes. One is located at an organic farm (offering vegan options too) and the other is in a traditional village! Prices start from $40 and will take up at least 4 hours of your day!

Balinese cooking class at an organic farm

Learn to prepare authentic Balinese dishes using fresh ingredients sourced from an organic farm.

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Approximately 4 to 5 hours

πŸ’° Price: Around $50 to $60 per person


Cooking class in a traditional village

Delve into Balinese culinary traditions with a cooking class in a traditional village setting.

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Approximately 4 to 5 hours

πŸ’° Price: Typically $40 to $50 per person


Healing And Cleansing Experiences

Best experiences to book in ubud for solo travellers. Solo traveller during the cleansing experience in Ubud. She is wearing a white tshirt and red skirt and standing in front of a cleansing pool.

Bali is known for its traditional healing practices and cleansing rituals. I’ve listed 2 experiences to pick from. Led by knowledgeable guides, this tour unveils traditional cleansing rituals and shamanic healing techniques. With durations typically lasting 2 to 3 hours and prices starting at approximately $30 to $40 per person, these experiences will give you moments of reflection and spiritual introspection. It’s a great experience to do when travelling alone 100%!

The Full-Day Spiritual Cleansing Experience

Embark on a spiritual journey with a shamanic healing tour, including traditional cleansing rituals.

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Approximately 7 to 8 hours

πŸ’° Price: Starting from $60


Tirta Empul Temple with optional spiritual cleansing

Explore the sacred Tirta Empul Temple and participate in an optional spiritual cleansing ritual.

πŸ•‘ Experience duration: Around 2 to 3 hours

πŸ’° Price: Approximately $30 to $40 per person


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Best experiences to book in ubud for solo travellers. Image showing a beautiful house in Ubud, Bali. There is a white bath with a window on top of it. There is a chair in the room as well with a towel dropped on it.

Conclusion

I hope you found this blog post useful and managed to book a thing or two! Don’t forget to apply your mosquito repellent and SPF on your way out! Maybe I’ll see you in Ubud? 🌿✈️

Ciao for now,

Silvia x

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