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Ubud Monkey Forest (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary)
Ubud Monkey Forest (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary)

Ubud Monkey Forest (Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary)

8:30am–6pm daily
Jalan Monkey Forest, Padangtegal, Ubud, Bali, 80571

The Basics

The sanctuary’s primate residents are its most popular attraction, along with ancient temples, dense forest, and over 186 tree species. Stroll through the sacred site to observe the monkeys in action and snap photos with them from a safe distance, then explore the ancient 14th-century temples, which are used as places of worship for the Hindu community. Most Ubud sightseeing tours include a stop at the forest sanctuary, along with other popular attractions such as the Tegalalang Rice Terraces, Goa Gajah Temple, and Ubud Palace. For a personalized experience, opt for a private tour.

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Ubud : Monkey Forest - Jungle Swing - Rice Terrace - Water Temple and Waterfall
Ubud : Monkey Forest - Jungle Swing - Rice Terrace - Water Temple and Waterfall
$33.00 per adult
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Great tour of Ubud!
Had a great day with dexde as our driver and guide! He was very knowledgeable And kind and even took a bunch of pictures for us! Definitely recommend this tour when you’re in Ubud!
Emily_L, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Ubud

star-5
Memorable tour of a lifetime!!
Lois_F, Jun 2022
Ubud : Monkey Forest - Jungle Swing - Rice Terrace - Water Temple and Waterfall
Our tour guide “Good Day” was knowledgeable and friendly! Going to the Swing Garden was an amazing, exhilarating experience. Walking through the Monkey Forest was awesome and getting up close with the monkeys was exciting! Superb tour!!!
star-5
Amazing day!
Nicole_H, Jun 2022
Ubud : Monkey Forest - Jungle Swing - Rice Terrace - Water Temple and Waterfall
Amazing day with driver Legi ! He was so kind and knowledgable about Bali, and was so patient as I toured all the sites. He took fantastic pics of me on the day too for my memories, like having a professional photographer! Cannot recommend Legi enough!
star-5
A great way to see Bali!!!
Vanessa_K, May 2022
Private Full-Day Tour: Balinese Ubud Temples and Sacred Monkey Forest
Highly recommend this trip. Had the most amazing driver Nyoman who was extremely friendly and funny who made this such a memorable trip. A must do!
star-5
Awesome Sauce!
Kawan_C, May 2022
Bali Quad Bike Adventure and Ubud Monkey Forest with All-inclusive
Our guide gusti from Bali Natural Tours was amazing. Everything from the on-time pick up in his air conditioned, clean car with water he thoughtfully brought for us as well as the information he provided as we drove from Sanur to Ubud. We learned a lot about the people and villages. ATVing was my best experience doing this abroad. The location where we did the majority of the ride was surrounded by foliage. This kept us cooler in the hot weather. Our atv instructor made sure out group stayed together and had fun. We stop in a village for about 15 mins, no one harassing you to buy anything. They were happy to have tourists back! Lunch was cool, the noodles and chicken were tasty with vegetables, jasmine rice, water and watermelon as well. No flies etc. Hey, that matters to me. Next we went to the monkey 🐒 sanctuary which was amazing as well. My son and I both took pictures feeding the money's, this did not cost extra! Loved the experience. Last stop was the coffee plantation. We learned about the various coffee and teas grown, this little walk and look around was about 30 minutes then we sampled literally 15 different coffees, teas and cocoas. Very relaxing 😌 area where we sat and sipped. I had a cough that was nagging me and I was provided a special mix of ginger, tumeric and lemon grass tea. It helped tremendously. The woman made me 3 cups of it. All included. We purchased some tea, coffee and incense. We also purchased photos from the atv place. Bring a bit of spending money if you want to buy tea or photos . The atv photos were cool. We went into a tunnel and a portion where you could let loose and get a little more aggressive riding. They took photos along the way. Lastly, bring a change of clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. They have showers towels etc at the ATVing place. Bring lotion, sunblock but thats it! Gusti was awesome
star-5
Your was great and Leo was amazing!
Kushal_M, Jun 2022
Bali Cooking Class with Monkey Forest
My partner and I booked this excursion for our honeymoon. Our driver and tour guide Leo made this tour exceptional and a once in a life time experience. We had an amazing experience and couldn’t recommend this enough. Our tour guide Leo made my Wife who was scared of monkeys extremely at ease and he’s fluent in English which is helpful! The cooking classes were really fun, we made new friends and you definitely learnt some new skills for life in the kitchen. After our tour with Leo, we have made a friend for life, he has really shaped our experience in Bali. Thank you for this amazing experience and for making our honeymoon! :)
star-5
The Best Ubud Has To Offer In One Day
Sonya_F, Jun 2022
Best Of Ubud UNESCO Rice Terrace Tegalalang, Monkey Forest, Waterfall
We had a wonderful tour around the Ubud area with our driver/guide Dewa. He did a great job showing us around the sights we visited and we learned so much. He was also very helpful with taking pics for us. We got to see a fabulous high quality batik collection, Sacred Monkey Forest, and a coffee plantation, among other places. We also enjoyed visiting the markets and were able to buy souvenirs for everyone on our list. The restaurant we stopped at for lunch was an excellent choice, as they were able accommodate both Indonesian and western taste preferences, and the food was delicious. Highly recommend Dewa and this tour!
star-5
Amzing trip
Loay_O, Jun 2022
Ubud : Monkey Forest - Jungle Swing - Rice Terrace - Water Temple and Waterfall
It was an amazing day trip. Our driver was so attentive, professional and had a very pleasant persoanlity. He explained the history behind eac site we vistied. We enjoyed the monkey forest the most. I would highly recommend it.
star-5
Fantastic Tour & Excellent Driver!
SusanIC, May 2022
ATV Tour with Monkey Forest Experience in Bali
We had such a fantastic time on the ATV tour. We were part of a small group of 9, going through the most amazing rice fields and jungle. Plenty of opportunity to speed up and lots of mud to slide in and get sprayed with haha! All the staff were very happy and helpful and we enjoyed a cold beer on our stop, and enjoyed the buffet lunch on return. Their photographer is excellent, and we paid $30AUD for a usb with about 50 photos of us in action. Well worth it! Our driver Agus was excellent! Funny and so knowledgeable, we learnt so much from him about the history and culture of Bali. Onto the Monkey Forest and wow! That was an incredible experience! Definitely a must to get up so close to the Macaques! We had them on our lap, shoulders and heads! Agus also took us for suckling pig at his favourite restaurant which was delicious! Highly recommend this tour, and especially Agus!
star-5
Full day of Ubud!
Emily_H, Mar 2020
Best Of Ubud UNESCO Rice Terrace Tegalalang, Monkey Forest, Waterfall
We had an excellent, full day on the tour! It was a great way to see all of the top Ubud sites in one day. Our guide Theco safely and quickly took us to all the locations and more. He was friendly, accommodating and made a great trip.
star-5
A great day
MrsRosemarie_W, Feb 2020
Monkey Forest, Holy Water Temple & Hot Springs
We had a great day and the guide was fantastic and cared about us.....My sister and I are older people and the guide was there to assist.
star-4
Fun and kiads of walking
Ayesha_H, Jan 2020
Ubud City Tour I: Monkey Forest, Ubud Palace, Art Market, and Waterfall
The tour itself covered all the advertised components. Our driver Budhi was great and keft us to explore by ourself. He even took us to view the Batiek making process. I enjoyed the tour
star-4
Good tour
Geoffrey_T, Jan 2020
Bali Monkey Forest, Mengwi Temple, and Tanah Lot Afternoon Tour
Good trip although the guide we had was still learning english and it was hard to understand what he was saying
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The forest is a must-see for families and animal lovers.

  • The macaques are wild animals and can be aggressive, particularly in their pursuit of food. As such, feeding, touching, or playing with them is discouraged. The monkeys do sometimes climb on people if encouraged.

  • The monkeys are notorious for stealing personal belongings. Don’t bring items you don’t want to lose, such as jewelry, sunglasses, wallets, and keys.

  • Dress conservatively if you plan to visit the temple complex inside the forest.

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How to Get There

The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is located within walking distance of downtown Ubud, roughly one mile (1.6 kilometers) away. To get there from Raya Ubud, the town’s main street, turn south onto Monkey Forest Road and continue downhill to the sanctuary.

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When to Get There

The best time to visit Ubud’s monkey forest is during the dry, warm months of June, July, and August. The forest makes a pleasant escape from the afternoon heat, but expect crowds during this time of year.

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Don’t Buy the Bananas

As you approach the forest, some Balinese vendors try to sell travelers bananas to feed to the monkeys. However, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to observe and photograph the animals without resorting to luring them with food, which can be dangerous.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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