White Water Rafting in Ubud

Ubud is one of the best places in Bali to experience the nation’s culture, especially in relation to the arts. This is also the best place to visit if you wish to experience a white-water rafting adventure.

White water rafting on Ayung River| Img by: Sue Waters via FlickrCC BY-SA 2.0

The Ayung River

This is the longest river in the entire nation, with a length spanning just under 70 kilometres from the northern mountain ranges all the way to the Badung Strait at Sanur. This river is also renowned for the white-water adventures that place within it.

Tour Providers

There are many places that offer white-water rafting experiences around Ubud, but one of the most respect entities is Mason Adventures, who provide comprehensive and safe packages. They also offer the longest adventure along the Ayung River. If you’re staying at an Ubud hotel along the likes of Alila Ubud, they would be able to either organise a tour or refer you to a provider.

Key Information

The experience takes place over 12kms and is filled with many twists and turns, and lasts somewhere between three and four hours. Anyone from 5 to 65 years would be able to handle this unforgettable adventure.

Tips

A change of clothing is absolutely essential if you wish to go white-water rafting. You should also not carry any sort of electronic items with you throughout the actual journey. Safety is paramount, so make sure all the necessary gear is in place.

 

 

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Discover Ubud Monkey Forest – Time to Monkey Around

Visiting the Ubud Monkey Forest

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Guests at an Ubud hotel located in Bali’s central foothills such as Alila Ubud, must make their way to the Ubud Monkey Forest for an unforgettable experience. As more than 700 monkeys call Ubud Forest their home, entering the forest is like stepping into a scene from the Jungle Book. The monkeys are divided into four main groups and are defined by the areas of the forest they inhabit. 

 

Forest Temples

The Ubud Monkey Forest is formally known as the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary and the area is home to three beautifully adorned temples. Each temple is dedicated to a different God and attracts worshippers each day. Photographers would be thrilled by the opportunity to photograph the lively monkeys against the backdrop of the intricately carved temples.

 

Feeding Monkeys

There are feeding areas located around the Monkey Forest where visitors can purchase fruit to feed the monkeys. It is fun to watch the agile creatures devour the fruits but be warned that sometimes they may become aggressive when food stocks are low.

 

Primate Pickpockets

The inhabitants of the Ubud forest are a mischievous bunch and surprisingly adept pickpockets so it is best to empty your pockets before you wander through the forest in order to have an enjoyable visit.

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Sacred Monkey Forest Ubud – Monkey Park

Bali is not strange place to tourist, visited by thousands all year around for various reasons starting from beaches, culture, night life, Bali never fails to disappoint it’s guests. The Indonesian island has a wide array of accommodation choices to suit its various guests’ needs. A popular option among guests is an Ubud Hotel. There are many hotels spread across various parts of the Ubud however one that has been a highly noted option among its guests has been Alila Ubud Bali, a hill side retreat in Bali that captures most of the Balinese culture.

A trip to Ubud would not be complete without a visit to see the cheeky monkeys. The famous “Monkey Forest” is located in Ubud and attracts a large number of tourists annually. The monkey forest is a nature reserve as well as a Hindu Temple Complex. The monkey forest is located in a village known as Padangtegal, the villagers view the reserve as an important cultural, economical as well as educational center. The mission of the reserve is to conserve the area within its boundaries according to the Hindu Principle “Tiri Hata Karana” which aims to help people live harmoniously during their lives.

The reserve spreads across 10 hectares of land and has around 150 different types of trees. The park has a hilly terrain as well as is covered by thick vegetation. There are different trials that visitors can take to access various parts of the park such as the deep Ravine that runs through the park as well as access the stream.

The forest grounds are also home to three Hindu temples all of which is believed to have been constructed around 1350. The three temples are namely Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal , Pura Beji and Pura Prajapati.

The monkey population in the park according to statistics from 2011 was over a 600. They are locally known as the Balinese Long Tail monkeys.