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Ubud at a Glance

Ubud is nestled in the heart of Bali's interior jungles and is a wonderful place to visit to learn about Balinese culture. Rice paddies, coconut trees, temples and rural villages are all part of the fabric of life here.

Visitors enjoy Ubud because they can learn about and immerse themselves in Balinese culture. Music and dance shows are very popular and many visitors enjoy courses or lectures on aspects of traditional life. Whether you chose to experience Ubud from the comfort of a spa chair or with your hiking boots in the mud, there's plenty to see and do. Stop in at temples shaded by the verdant jungle. Watch for birds, monkeys, fish, insects and all sorts of exotic plant life. Try fresh tea and peruse local handicrafts.

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May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      • Major Airport Ngurah Rai International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      Most tourists require an Indonesian visa to enter the country. A valid passport with at least two pages available for stamping and with at least six month's worth of validity remaining will be needed to get the visa. Learn about requirements through the Indonesian Embassy. American citizens can refer to the U.S State Department's website for additional guidance.

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather: Typhoon season lasts from October until April and this mirrors the wet season. Most travel is still possible during this time, but rural areas can get muddy and impassable. 

      Safety Concerns Indonesia has a zero tolerance policy towards drugs and tourists who are caught with drugs will face harsh punishments. As with anywhere else, keep your money close to you and be on the lookout for scammers, pickpockets and other thieves. 

      Health Concerns Visit your doctor two months before your trip to learn about vaccinations and health requirements. If you are sleeping outside, it is wise to sleep under a bug net and to apply insect repellent. Visitors should avoid drinking the water unless they purify or boil it first.