Ubud and Uluwatu Tour

Ubud monkey  forest

Tour Itineraries:

First stop is Batubulan Village to see Barong and Keris Dance performance which will start at 9.30 am and finish at 10.30 am. The Barong play represents an eternal fight between good and evil spirit. A Barong (a mythological animal) represents good spirit and Rangda (a mythological monster) represent evil. Balinese people also belived that the Barong is a symbol of protector. Many kinds of Barong face are Barong cat, Barong Landung, Barong Macan (tiger face) Barong celeng (pig face).

Secondly, we will continue our journey into some of tourism villages such as Celuk Village (Gold and Silver smith village) which was very famous for gold and silver Smith there are a lot of huge silver shops, Mas and Kemenuh Village (the wordcarving village) both village produce very good quality of woodcarving made from very hard wood such as teak, mahogany, ebony and hibiscus wood, those of wood import from another island such as Java, Sumatra and Sulawesi, Batuan or Lod Tunduh Village (Painter village)  is a place where you can see the society created variety of painting.

Thirdly, we will stop at Monkey Forest Ubud, The Sacred Monkey Forest of Padangtegal are commonly called long-tailed macaques. Their scientific name is Macaca fascicuiaris. On Bali, there are Balinese long-tailed macaque troops (populations) that live in areas where they have little to no contact with humans and troops that come into contact with humans on a regular basis. In western part of the forest is Dalem Temple (the temple dedicated to Siwa Gods), in eastern side is the cemetery and Merajapati Temple dedicated to Goddess Durga (wife of Siwa God).

Fourthly, we will take you to visit Ubud Market and Ubud Palace, the market has two different parts, traditional market located in the west of arts market, the traditional market sell daily food and open earlier. The arts market sells several of handicrafts, arts and textiles. Next we will drop to Ubud Palace where the Royal Family live, in evening the outside yard use by the local group dance performance to held Legong Dance, Barong Dance, Ramayana Ballet and Mahabrata Ballet.

Fifthly, we will stop at Uluwatu Temple, which was built in 11th century by Javanese priest Empu Kuturan or well known as Empu Raja Kerta. The temple located in south western tip of peninsula, up to the blue sea cliff approximately 100 meters high, the best place to view the sunset. In 16 century another Javanese priest Danghyang Nirartha visit this temple and add more building, he retreated to this temple for his final life, when he attained Moksa or freedom. Ulu in Balinese mean heart, Watu mean stone. In addition, we will stay at Uluwatu to see Kecak Dance performance which was very simple without music there is only men’s chorus chants the words Cak ke-cak ke-cak-ke-cak ke-cak ke-cak, in rhythm, over and over again, for this reason they are called the Kecak or Cak dance. Kecak dance consist of about fifty men wearing only a loin-cloth, the upper part of their bodies left bare. They form rows of circles, in the middle of which is a coconut oil lamp. The Kecak dance is performed for dance-dramas and the story presented is taking from the Ramayana epic.