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Ubud Monkey Forest: Day Trips and Tours in Bali

The Ubud Monkey Forest is located in Ubud town and is a sanctuary for the Balinese Long-tailed Macaque. Over 1,000 monkeys live within this natural forest where three ancient Hindu temples can also be found.

Include an Ubud Monkey Forest tour on your visit to Bali if you want to explore this unusual attraction owned and managed by the local community.

If you are interested in heading up to the Ubud Monkey Forest, one of the most popular destinations for day tours in Bali, you will find all the information you need bellow.

How much do Ubud Monkey Forest tickets cost?

  • Adult: IDR80,000 (US$5)
  • Child: IDR60,000 (US$4)
  • Adult: IDR100,000 (US$6.5)
  • Child: IDR80,000 (US$5)

How to get to the Ubud Monkey Forest?

Ubud Monkey Forest is located near the Ubud town center and is easy to visit if you are staying locally. If you are staying further away you can also travel to the Ubud Monkey Forest on a day trip.

Guided tour to the Ubud Monkey Forest

Many day trips in and to Ubud include a visit to the Ubud Monkey Forest. An organized tour is a great no-hassle way to see this unique place as well as other top Balinese attractions in the Ubud area.

Private transfer to the Ubud Monkey Forest

If you would prefer to explore the Ubud Monkey Forest by yourself, you can always choose to book a vehicle and driver for a return transfer or for a half or full day of touring. Having a car at your disposal for the day will allow you to sightsee according to your own itinerary.

Ubud Monkey Forest by scooter

One thing you’ll notice in Bali is that motorbikes and scooters are a popular form of transport. You can rent a scooter or motorbike for your trip to the Ubud Monkey Forest. Most rentals include a helmet and raincoat and some companies will deliver your scooter to your hotel.

What is the typical itinerary of a day tour to the Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali?

Day tours that include the Ubud Monkey Forest are usually full-day tours and you can expect a busy itinerary. There is so much to see and do in Bali that it is a good idea to compare several different day tours to find the one that is best for you.

Most tours begin with an early morning collection from your hotel. Some tours operators only pickup at certain hotels and if you stay elsewhere they will provide you details of a pickup point.

On the way to the Ubud Monkey Forest you can expect to stop at some of the other top attractions in Bali. Depending on your tour and the time available, you may stop at one or more sites showcasing Bali’s natural beauty, cultural heritage or fertile farmlands.

Some tours include a Balinese buffet lunch. In case you pass one of the many over-water or jungle swings you can be sure that your guide will stop for a memorable photo opportunity.

After a full day of visiting and spending some time in the extraordinary Ubud Monkey Forest you will be driven back to your hotel or drop-off point.

What kinds of tours are available?

Tours to the Ubud Monkey Forest typically take place on a private basis. Here are some examples of tours available:

Private all-inclusive full-day tour including Ubud Monkey Forest

A private all-inclusive full-day tour is perfect if you don’t want to have to worry about paying entrance fees, meals and other incidental costs. Other stops on your tour may include the Tegenungan Waterfall, Mas Village, Ubud Traditional Market and King Palace and the Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

Private full-day tour including Ubud Monkey Forest

You will have the exclusive services of a private vehicle and driver-guide on these full day private excursions to the Ubud Monkey Forest. On this tour your vehicle and guide are included in the price, but you will need to pay entrance fees and for your lunch directly.

Private tour to the Ubud Monkey Forest including an ATV adventure

On this tour you have the chance to combine adventure and culture. Start your day with a Bali quad bike adventure passing rice fields, bamboo forests and traditional villages. After a traditional lunch, visit the Ubud Monkey Forests and learn more about local customs and traditions from your guide.

Private full-day tour including Ubud Monkey Forest including a cooking class

This private full-day experience is a real treat! Your day starts with a cooking lesson where you will learn how to make traditional Balinese food using original recipes and local ingredients.

After class, you pay a visit to the Ubud Monkey Forest before being treated to a 2-hour spa treatment before returning to your hotel.

Small-group full-day tour including Ubud Monkey Forest

On a full-day flexible start tour, your private driver-guide will offer you a flexible pickup time. Your tour includes scenic waterfalls, ornate wood carvings, holy shrines and a visit to a coffee plantation.

White water rafting adventure including Ubud Monkey Forest

Combine nature and adventure with a fun and family-friendly white-water rafting adventure on the Ayung River and a visit to the Ubud Monkey Forest. This tour includes a hotel pickup, a professional river rafting guide and all equipment, lunch and entrance fees.

How much does it cost?

Private all-inclusive full day tour including Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali last around 10 hours and start at US$55 per person. Tips for your driver-guide and drinks other than bottled water are not included, so be sure to budget for those.

Private full-day tours including a stop at Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali start at US$25. Entrance fees and lunch are not included.

Private tours to the Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali including an ATV adventure include pickup from selected hotels and cost from US$70 per person. This includes shower facilities, a set menu lunch, safety equipment and insurances.

A private full-day tour including Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali including a cooking class and spa treatment costs around US$140 per person.

Small-group full-day flexible itinerary tour including Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali cost from US$55 per person. These exclude lunch but do include all entrance fees.

White water rafting adventure including Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali cost from US$60 and can be booked for participants over the age of five.

What will you see on a Ubud Monkey Forest day trip?

With so many things to see and do you may not get the chance to visit all of the top attractions. Here are some of the worthwhile stops to consider on your excursion that includes the Ubud Monkey Forest:

Tegenungan Waterfall

With foaming water and lush surroundings, the Tegenungan Waterfall is the perfect place to enjoy a cup of tea.

Mas Village

Locals specialize in wood carvings and many of Bali’s most prominent woodcarvers are Mas Village natives.

Ubud Traditional Market

The Ubud Traditional Market is a community gathering place and is where you will find fresh produce, handicraft and inexpensive souvenirs.

Ubud King Palace

Centrally located with traditional Balinese architecture, the Ubud King Palace hosts traditional dancing events daily.

Tirta Empul Temple

Located in Tampak Siring, the spring water at the Tirta Empul Temple has been used to purify the body from bad luck for more than 1,000 years.

Tegalalang Rice Terrace

An iconic part of the Bali landscape, the rice terraces are one of the highlights of the Bali countryside.

What are the opening times?

The Ubud Monkey Forest is open daily from 9 AM to 6 PM. Tickets can be purchased between 9 AM and 5 PM.

When is the best time to visit it?

The Ubud Money Forest is open throughout the year. The monkeys are active all year round and are not too affected by the rain which usually falls in the evenings or overnight.

For a quieter visit, it is best to visit in the early morning or late afternoon, especially during the peak tourist season from July to August. The monkey forest is a very popular destination and can get very busy.

Travel tips

There are strict rules to follow at the Ubud Monkey Forest:

  • Do not panic or run.
  • Do not look the monkeys in the eye.
  • Do not hide any food.
  • Do not bring any plastic or paper bags.
  • Store your valuables safely.