Private Full-Day Shore Excursion from Benoa Port to Ubud
On this fully customizable tour you might choose to visit the picturesque Pura Taman Saraswati in the center of Ubud. The waters from the temple at the rear of the site feed the pond in the front, which overflows with pretty lotus blossoms.
Other popular attractions that could form part of your itinerary include the Ubud Monkey Forest and Petulu village. You might also like to visit the Goa Gajah Temple (elephant cave temple), Mas village (wood carving village) and Celuk village (silversmith village).
- Round-trip transfers from the cruise ship terminal
- Expert local tour guide
- Food and drinks
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infant seats available
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Our driver met us at the pier and was wonderfully delightful and fluent in English. We told him that we wanted to go to the John Hardy workshop and he recommended that we stop along the way at other less expensive jewelry design studios. We did that for comparisons. After stopping at a few shops, we continued to John Hardy only to find that the prices are fair trade and the same as back home in Chicago. We went back to the other studios for purchases. Our day also included lunch at a resort overlooking the rice paddies. The food was great and service was leisurely. We continued to the Monkey Forest in Ubud. AWESOME!!! The primates were fun to interact with. Great day by taking a private guide for 8 hours.
Excellent value and experience! Our driver, Putu, was wonderful! He was friendly, fun, and knowledgeable, clearly answering our questions on Balinese culture, religion, politics and everything else. It was just my husband and I, so the tour was very personable. Putu was waiting for us when we exited the cruise port. He asked us what we wanted to see and do so we could pace the tour to our liking. Instead of using the busy main highway, he drove us on smaller roads, through small farms and villages. We saw what the locals live like, and also, the beautiful Balinese countryside. Really enjoyed the Monkey Forest! Lovely setting with hundreds of native monkeys...strutting, macho bosses, and wee little babies catching a ride, clutching their mothers bellies. Although the Bail Pulina Coffee Plantation was not something we planned to see, truly enjoyed the experience! One of the hosts of the plantation took us through the charming grounds while explaining the process of making Luwak coffee. Later we sampled a long, complementary tray of their coffees and teas in a traditional Balinese structure overlooking views of rice terraces and the lovely valley. We purchased cups of the specialty Luwak coffee, which beat Starbucks in both quality and price. Putu was always waiting for us with his friendly smile. He made sure we were returned to the cruise port in time to sail. Highly recommend this tour.