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From Ubud: Halfday Evening Tour with Legong Dance

Ubud Palace Legong Dance Show

Experience the cultural charm and natural elegance of Ubud with our carefully curated Half-Day Evening Tour. This enchanting journey takes you through the lush Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest, to the serene Petulu Village known for its white herons, and concludes with a captivating Legong dance performance at the Ubud Palace. Perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in the beauty and traditions of Bali in a single afternoon and evening, this tour combines nature, culture, and artistry in an unforgettable exploration of Ubud's most iconic sights.

Itinerary overview

This captivating evening journey unfolds in Ubud, taking you from a sacred forest sanctuary to a village alive with nature's spectacle, culminating in a cultural performance. The adventure begins from:

Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest

Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest
Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest

Begin your adventure in the heart of Ubud at the Sacred Monkey Forest, a conservation and spiritual site that is home to a thriving community of grey long-tailed macaques. Stroll through the forest's ancient temple ruins and lush pathways, enjoy close encounters with the playful monkeys, and soak in the tranquil atmosphere of this sacred natural haven.

Petulu Village for White Herons

White Herons of Petulu Village
White Herons of Petulu Village

Next, visit Petulu Village, renowned for the beautiful white herons that come to roost every evening. Witness the mesmerizing sight of these majestic birds returning home at dusk, creating a serene and picturesque scene against the backdrop of the village's lush landscapes. This unique natural phenomenon provides a peaceful interlude and a rare opportunity to observe one of Bali's most enchanting wildlife rituals.

Ubud Palace to Watch Legong Dance

Ubud Palace Legong Dance Show
Ubud Palace Legong Dance Show

Conclude your tour with a visit to the Ubud Palace, a historical site that serves as the focal point for culture and arts in Ubud. Here, you'll have the privilege of witnessing the Legong dance, one of Bali's most revered traditional dances. Characterized by intricate movements, elaborate costumes, and expressive gestures, the Legong dance is a storytelling art form that captivates audiences with tales of ancient folklore and Balinese mythology. Watching this performance within the palace's ornate courtyards, under the evening sky, offers a perfect culmination to your tour of Ubud's cultural landscape.

What your tour includes

  • Comfortable transportation from and back to Ubud in a private, air-conditioned vehicle.
  • The expertise of a knowledgeable local guide to provide insights into each site's historical and cultural significance.
  • Entrance fees to the Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest and the Legong dance performance at Ubud Palace.
  • A unique and enriching cultural experience, combining natural wonders with traditional Balinese arts.

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes for exploring the Monkey Forest and village.
  • Modest attire suitable for temple and palace visits; a sarong or scarf may be required for entry.
  • A camera or smartphone to capture the beauty of the herons, the playful antics of the monkeys, and the elegance of the Legong dance.
  • Sun protection for the early part of the tour, including sunscreen and a hat.
  • A light jacket or shawl for the cooler evening temperatures, especially when watching the outdoor dance performance.

Not suitable for

  • People with mobility impairments

Set off on this Half-Day Evening Tour from Ubud for a magical exploration of Bali's wildlife, village tranquility, and cultural heritage. From the lively Ubud Sacred Monkey Forest to the serene spectacle of white herons at Petulu Village and the artistic beauty of the Legong dance at Ubud Palace, this tour offers a memorable journey through the heart of Balinese tradition and natural splendor.