Ubud, Indonesia

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Ubud Guide: Spend Less, Do More

Welcome to Ubud

Ubud-Rice-PaddyUbud is located in the central part of Bali and is considered to be the cultural centre of the island. Situated away from the surfer and beach scene, Ubud is a hub of arts and crafts, and offers a wide range of shops and galleries to explore and enjoy.

When it comes to Ubud accommodation all pocketbooks are catered to, with a good variety of budget offerings as well as mid-range apartments and hotels, luxury hotels, and private resorts on offer in the area. To maximise the local experience, home-stays offer a unique way for travellers to meet and interact with the locals, and are an excellent alternative to more traditional hostel accommodation.

Top Things to do and see in Ubud

Ubud-Agung-Besakih-templeVisit the Ubud Monkey Forest, home to over 300 Macaque monkeys, it provides a great opportunity to see the creatures in the their natural environment.

The Bali Countryside Cycling Tour leaves the traditional tourist attractions behind and offers participants a chance to really enjoy the countryside.

The Sobek Ayung River Experience provides rafting excursions which are suitable for adventurers of all ages. Lunch is served after the trip.

Kecak Fire and Trance Dance

Ubud-Vegetarian-Nasi-Campur-foodFor travellers looking for a truly Balinese cultural experience, the Kecak Fire and Trance Dance is a performance event suitable for all ages. Performers, most of whom come from the villages surrounding Ubud, act out stories through dance and chanting, finishing with the incredible fire dance. While considered 'touristy' by some, the Kecak Fire and Trance Dance is a wonderful way to gain insight into local customs, and witness traditional Indonesian dance.

Ubud Hotels

There is an excellent selection of cheap hotels in Ubud, and prices will vary depending on the season. For mid-range travellers, cottages, bungalows, and villas are comfortable self-catering accommodation options, and there are retreat facilities available for groups. Ubud is also home to several luxury hotels, some of which include spa facilities and event catering services

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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