Ubud. The thing we know about this Balinese town is its reputation as the island’s art and cultural center. Did you also know that the immediate area outside of Ubud is home to some great soft adventure excursions? That’s right. Along with bringing your camera and art appreciation hats to Ubud, don’t forget to pack in some outdoor shoes, clothes and of course your adventure spirit.
Over the course of four days you will raft, trek, bike and drive through the island’s interior discovering stunning landscapes and scenes of rural lifestyles. But first, let’s put on those art appreciation hats and discover Ubud with an orientation around town. Tons of art galleries are here, included are modern works, traditional pieces, western artwork and combinations of any or all these.
Off with the hat and on with the outdoor shoes! Let’s head to the foothills of Mount Agung and go whitewater rafting along the Telaga Waja River. With a paddling guide, you’ll pass over class II and III rapids as you make your way down this scenic river. A lot of fun! Now let’s dry off and vary the trip a little bit with a cultural excursion to Besakih Temple, one of the island’s most revered and scenic temples.
One of Bali’s most iconic scenes, acres upon acres of green rolling rice terraces is yours to admire through a light trek. Loosen up this evening by attending a traditional dance performance.
Relax a little bit and let a VW 181 convertible do the work this time! Hop on and admire the spectacular Balinese scenery! You’ll travel along secondary roads stopping at the spectacular Taman Ayun, three incredible volcanic lakes as well as the local village of Munduk. Again enjoy those glowing rice terraces and coffee plantations before looping back to Ubud.
Now let’s try the area out on two wheels. Enjoy Mount Batur and the downhill ride with time, of course to admire nature’s natural art. You’ll also meet local villagers with time to say hello before heading back to your headquarters. Enjoy that well earned massage at the end of the day and reflect on the adventure you just took.
Indonesia, as you may have guessed from a country with more than 17,000 islands, is home to a vast array of adventures and experiences. There certainly is something for everyone! Come and see if there is something for you in our tours page.