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Things to do – in and around Ubud

We are happy to arrange an array of activities during your stay with us:

Scenic outings on foot and / or by car

Just 10 minutes from the cultural hub of Ubud Village, Villa Semana is the perfect base-point to explore the culture and attractions of the volcanic mountain region. Rice-field walks and visits to the Kintamani Crater, are all within a comfortable half-day trip distance.  Let us arrange a private tour in the comfort of one of our air-conditioned cars.


Experience a private cooking lesson with our Chef Alit. We are setting-up the cooking station in our gardens with fresh herbs and vegetables right at your “finger-tips”. Before you embark in the preparation of the three-course Balinese menu, you’ll visit the whet- or traditional- market.

Cooking Class

Candlelight Dinner

Candlelight Dinner under the stars

An unforgettable romantic dinner to celebrate this special occasion!


Escape the tourist center to the cooler climates of the Bali Mountain region. The downhill trails from Mount -Batur will lead you through sleepy villages along little-used roads and tracks.


Morning Walk

Morning Walk around Villa Semana

Walking around Villa Semana will take you through picturesque rice paddies and quiet paths along the Ayung River. Feel the cool breezes, listen to the sounds of the birds in the valley and see the farmer’s activities in the morning.



It is now believed that almost 70% diseases are caused by stress. Yoga and Meditation have been trusted for thousands years to help one reach calmness and peace of mind. Calmness is the source of physical, mental and emotional health. Only calmness can balance the stress one faces in daily life.

Museum Neka

Museum Neka

Art Museums and Galleries

Ubud is home to a number of well-know art / painting museums:

  • Museum Puri Lukisan
  • Neka Museum
  • Arma Museum
  • Museum Rudana
  • Setia Darma, House of Masks and Puppets

The Prince of the Royal family of Ubud and a Dutch expatriate artist, resident in Ubud, Rudolf Bonnet collaborated to bring Balinese artists together into a common association, helping to spread Western arttechniques among the different art schools, likewise other artists such as Walter Spies. Also admire Lempad, Affandi, Sadali, Hofker, Bonnet, Le Mayeur and many more – all are “household-names” here in Bali. Never let it be said that the flow of influence works in only one direction!

Besides paintings it's fun to visit the ARMA, when local children practice Balinese dancing during Gamelan practice. There are also regular Legong and Kecak performances. There are a myriad of cultural courses offered here too.


Temple Ceremony 

Most of the population in Bali is Hindu (approx 80%). The Balinese culture is unique, with events such as temple ceremonies and cremations, some of which you may see during your stay. Each Balinese family has their own family temple, which they worship each day.
We will inform you if and when such a ceremony takes place close by Villa Semana.


Traditional Balinese Performance

Ubud is known as the center of Bali's arts and crafts. Each night somewhere in the area there are dance and/or Wayang Kulit (shadow puppet play) performances.

Monkey Forest

The Ubud Monkey Forest

Green Ubud Monkey Forest is the most popular stop for tourists in the town of Ubud itself.  Hundreds of playful and interactive Macaque monkeys call the sacred forest home and roam freely around the tree canopy and temple complex.

Walking around the winding, moss-covered brick paths of the Monkey Forest, is a great way to escape the heat of the afternoon, but mind your belongings.  The steady stream of tourists has made the monkeys bold enough to even reach into pockets in search of something interesting!

White water rafting around Ubud


The Ayung Riveris Bali's most spectacular, and provides 27 sets of challenging and fun filled rapids set to a backdrop of wild unspoiled rainforest, towering gorges and magnificent rice paddy terraces White Water Rafting tours in Bali are NOT all the same. Some rivers are situated in various parts of the island and you may be required to spend up to 5 hours on return bus trips, however the AYUNG RIVER is located only 30 minutes drive from Villa Semana.  Don't miss out on this fun-filled adventure and see some of Bali's most breath-taking scenery.

Bali Buggy Driving

The Bali Quad and Bali buggy tours bring you to a part of Bali where you still can find old traditions alive. You will drive your self.


Banjar Semana, Desa Singakerta, Ubud, Bali - Indonesia
Tel: +62 361 8987 111 - Fax: +62 361 8987 222

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