Rise and shine for an early start of the day and grab a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel. Your pick-up vehicle will arrive at 7:45 AM, but make sure to leave at the earliest for river rafting at Ayung River so you don’t miss out on any fun.
Arrive at the Sobek’s approximately by 9:30 AM and meet your expert guide who will fill you in with basic rules and regulations to be followed during river rafting. Slip into your safety gears and head to the starting point by 10:00 AM to kick-start your journey. Row your rapid along the streams and narrow ways to feel the thrill of it. Dunk and splash as it slides down the stream and swirls along the funneled waters and sudden drops. Get your adrenaline pumping as you explore the local flora and fauna. After completing the activity, dry off in the changing room and slip into to dry clothes to begin your cultural journey to explore Ubud.
Set yourself on a path of locale journey that explores Ubud from a new perspective. Begin your journey with Monkey Forest which is a sanctuary for hordes of grey long-tailed monkeys. The site is well-preserved with the adaption of community-based management programme that makes an important spiritual, economic, educational and conservational center. Other than watching the monkeys play you could swing along the canopies, feed the monkeys, waltz on the pathways or just relax in the shade of humongous trees. You could also visit the Ubud palace being the most famous Ubud landmark. It is preserved with typical Balinese architecture and whimsical gardens which is lit with dramatic dance performances during the evenings.
Your next exciting journey will be the Tegalalang, where you will be greeted by the famed paddy fields of Bali for as far as the eye can see. This journey offers a fun way to witness rural Bali as you get to enter the fascinating world of rice farming or you could choose to strut along the Campuhan Ridge walk. This walk will offer some eye-pleasing views of the natural side of Ubud. Sprawling with trees and hills, it has a picture-perfect backdrop of the forest rather than that of rice terraces.
Lastly, visit the Ubud traditional market adorned with beautiful silk scarves, lightweight shirts, handmade woven bags, baskets, hats among the other handmade goods. Stroll through these shops as these will serve as a threshold of what Balinese culture and lifestyle all about. This laid-back vibe will showcase Bali’s uniqueness that highlights the craftsmanship and artistry. After an exhausting day head to the hotel to relax and rejuvenate.