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One Day in Ubud, Bali: Itinerary to Transform and Travel with Sam Sees World

Guest Post by Samantha Karen of Sam Sees World

To travel means more than just seeing new places and trying new things. To travel fully means to

immerse yourself into the ways of life of the places you visit and to transform yourself along the

way. The transformation may be a new mindset or a new opinion, however, no matter how big or

small it is something to cherish.

Ubud is located in the heart of Bali. It is essentially a city built within the jungle and unlike any

other place on earth. The vibe of Ubud is relaxed, soothing and carefree. There are monkeys on

the electrical wires, yoga studios scattered about, and amazing scenic places to adventure too.

One day in Ubud is enough time to get a taste of the city and leave you wanting more. You will

surely fall in love with the stunning beauty and unmatched vibes that you may even be planning

your visit back while you leave.

Use this One Day in Ubud Itinerary to transform and travel. With this your travel to Ubud will give

you more than just a new photo, but a new perspective. While in Ubud my intentions for you are

internal happiness and gratefulness.

Photo Credit: Sam Sees World in Ubud, Bali

My Experiences With Ubud

I traveled to Ubud in March 2019 and fell in love instantly. My boyfriend and I spent a week exploring the streets, surrounding areas, and engaging with locals. Since I visited for an extended period of time, I know what to see while there with one day and what you can skip.

During my visit I stayed at Yuni’s House in the middle of the city. I felt like I was in the middle of all the action and could easily see everything and be a part of the Ubud life. The hotel was quaint but authentically Balinese and was the perfect place to stay.

My travels in Ubud were molded by healthy eating and new experiences. I have been a vegetarian (vegan almost) for almost 7 years and I find when I fuel my body with clean, healthy foods I feel happier and more energetic. Plus, moving around and trying new things always lifts my mood and shows me how multifaceted humans are and how much we can learn from one another.

I spent my days exploring with my long time boyfriend, which only made my time in Ubud better! He has been my boyfriend since we met on exchange 3 years ago and our love story began. Since then we have travelers around the world together and created a deeper bond with each trip.

With this in mind, lets embark on an Ubud adventure.

Photo Credit: Sam Sees World

Why Visit Bali

Bali is the best of all world. In very few other places can you find white sand beaches, dense green jungles, old temples, and active volcanos! This is the perfect place for all types of travelers.

The religion practiced in Bali is Hinduism which means you will find religious offerings all around Ubud and other cities. The offerings are in the form of rice, flowers, incense, and fruit and are presented as gifts to the deity. With these scattered around the city it offers a welcome air of peace and tranquility.

Over 500 languages are spoken in Indonesia and Bahasa is the predominant language in Bali. However, over 80% of the Balinese economy is based off tourism so you can expect almost everyone you meet to speak English!

Ubud Visit

Ubud is the perfect place to visit if you are looking for culture, beauty, and nature. No matter what your travel style there is something for you in this magical town!

One Day in Ubud, Bali: Itinerary to Transform and Travel

Use this itinerary to guide your 24-hour visit to Ubud. Skip things that don’t interest you and stay longer at ones that do. Traveling is a very personal experience so follow your heart the entire way.

Ubud Art Market

There is no better place to connect with local vendors and support the local economy than at the famous Ubud Art Market. This art market consists of a street packed with shops full of jewelry, clothing, paintings, sculptures, utensils.

It is one of the best things to do in Ubud and is an area full of life and excitement and the perfect place to pick up a souvenir. You can easily spend an hour or so explore the shops, checking out the unique products and speaking with the locals.

Ubud Art Market

Photo Credit: Sam Sees World

Ubud Monkey Forest

The Ubud Monkey Forest is a sacred place. It is a sanctuary for the majestic Balinese long tailed monkey, where the monkeys are kept safe and free.

There are no cages in this forest and the monkeys can leave and roam the streets if they will – which is something many of us look for in animal related tourist attractions.

The sacred forest is conserved based on Tri Hita Karana, which means it is a place that creates peace and harmony to its visitors. So, whether you visit to see the beautiful monkeys, explore the lush jungle, or to soak in the peaceful atmosphere, it is a must visit.

Ubud Monkey Forest

Photo Credit: Sam Sees World

Waterfall Heaven

There is no better way to experience pure happiness than to experience something amazing. Luckily Ubud is full of amazing sights, such as the thundering waterfalls scattered about.

The best one in my opinion is Tibumana waterfall This is a huge waterfall that spills into a pool of water, right in the middle of the jungle.

Heading here early in the morning before the others arrive and enjoying it in minimal company is beyond magical.

The feeling of floating in the blue water, heading the water crash around you is harmonious to say the least. It is the perfect place to forget your problems and be truly present.

Waterfalls in Ubud

Photo Credit: Sam Sees World

Ubud Temples

Temples are commonplace in Ubud and are stunning to admire. They are scattered all around and some are even open to the public. One of the best ones to visit is Tirta Empul Temple. This is a Hindu water Temple with famous holy spring water.

The holy water feeds to various pools which are used for purification rituals. This is a must visit with one day in Ubud to spend some time purifying your mind and soul from anything that has been holding you pack.

Tirta Empul Temple

Photo Credit: Sam Sees World

Tegallalang Rice Terrace

Getting lost in foreign, unique places is one of the best ways to find yourself. Ubud is located right beside the infamous Tegallalang Rice Terraces which is the perfect place for this. Spend an hour or two walking the unique rice field formations and explore this foreign concept! You will be amazed at how the Balinese grow their rice and in awe of their talents

Tegallalang Rice Terraces

Photo Credit: Sam Sees World

Plant Based Vegan Meals

Traveling and eating go hand in hand. When in Ubud eating at some of the amazing plant based restaurants has to be high on your to do list. Eating healthy, clean meals is the best way to feel good from the inside.

Luckily, Ubud is a top travel destination for healthy restaurants and all around the city you will find them! This is the perfect place to feel clean and happy on the inside as well as on the outside. This dish was jackfruit pulled pork tacos and it was amazing!

Healthy Eating in Ubud, Bali

Photo Credit: Sam Sees World

Reasons to Stay in Ubud, Bali More than One Day

There are many reasons to stay longer in Ubud, Bali in general. It's easy to see from the One Day Itinerary in Ubud, Bali how one day is more than enough to fall in love with Bali. It is easy for you to get lost in wandering waterfalls, markets, forests, rice terraces and eating healthy for more than one day in Ubud, Bali.

Have you been to Ubud, Bali before? Is Ubud on your travel list soon? Share and tag @samseesworld and us @katrinajuliafit @fitlifecreation and anyone you would love to travel to Bali with.

About Samantha Karen:

Samantha Karen is the founder of the travel blog Sam Sees World. She is a millennial traveller who is continuously craving new experiences & wants to see as much of this beautiful planet as possible. She hopes her content inspires you to book a vacation or pushes you to question why you haven’t yet.

I have been to 26 countries and 3 continents, and one day would love to visit all continents and many more countries.

My favourite place to visit depends on my mood! Sometimes I love getting lost in big cities full of tourists and visiting world renowned landmarks. Other times I love exploring unknown cities and towns and discovering a side of the world untouched by tourism. Wherever my wanderlust takes my I go!

I would love to highlight how important and transformational I think travel can be. When you explore the world you not only learn about new cultures, religions and traditions but you also learn so much about yourself and where your place is in the world.

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