South Bali to Ubud Transfer + East Bali Day Tour

This awesome tour is perfect for those wanting to transfer hotels from South Bali to Ubud but pack in a full day of sightseeing as well (there is an option to return to South Bali). It takes in some of the best temples in Bali with optional stops at Tegenungan or Tukad Cepung Waterfalls, Virgin Beach or a longer itinerary for those who also want to visit Lepuyang Temple at the northernmost point of the tour.

I made this tour because so many people ask me for a transfer from South Bali to Ubud but want to see some attractions along the way. If you are transferring to Ubud this is perfect because it then sets you up for a North Bali tour the following day.

Most people make the mistake of trying to fit too much in without realising just how long it takes to go as far as this tour takes you. That’s why you can’t fit them all in. It’s pointless planning on visiting some attractions in the afternoon (like Gunung Kawi or Tirta Empul) only to arrive so late they are closed.

The day is flexible so if you want to make changes to your itinerary on the day just talk with your driver, and he will help make the tour the best it can be for you depending on what you feel like and how long you want to spend at each attraction.

I have personally vetted all the drivers I work with. They text me when they pick you up and again when you have been dropped off at the end of the day. I also email your driver’s name, profile photo, vehicle photo and phone number beforehand to ensure your safety and provide confidence.

Itinerary 1: Waterfall + Temples + Ubud

If you want to see one waterfall in Bali this is a great choice because Tegenungan is relatively close. It’s also one of the more accessible waterfalls with paved concrete steps most of the way to the riverbed, and you can still get great views of the waterfall without going all the way to the bottom.

It is still a bit of walking from the car park to the waterfall, but probably one of the easiest waterfalls in Bali to get to.

If you want something different try Bali Bird Park as your first stop which opens at 9:00 AM and is on the way to Tegenungan Waterfall.

  • Bali Bird Park
  • Tegenungan Waterfall
  • Tirta Gangga
  • Gunung Kawi
  • Tirta Empul
  • Tegallalang Rice Terraces
  • Drop-off in Ubud
  • Optional return to South Bali

Itinerary 2: Virgin Beach + Temples + Ubud

This is my favourite option, as you get to see Mt Agung in the distance over the amazing ricefields of the Sideman District and take in my favourite temples, Tirta Gangga, also known as the Water Palace and Gunung Kawi.

If you’re looking for a more adventurous waterfall, then this tour includes Tukad Cepung Waterfall, which is made famous for the sunlight pouring in over the edge, however, this effect is only at its most photogenic for an hour or so in the morning, and you won’t get there until the afternoon, but it’s still worth the visit in my opinion. Requires mid-level fitness.

  • Virgin Beach
  • Tirta Gangga
  • Tukad Cepung Waterfall (optional)
  • Gunung Kawi
  • Tirta Empul
  • Tegallalang Rice Teraces
  • Drop-off in Ubud
  • Optional return to South Bali

Itinerary 3: Lempuyang + Temples + Ubud

If you want to go all the way up to Lempuyang Temple you will need to go straight there without time to stop at the beach. If you want to see the sunrise over Lempuyang you must choose a 4:30 AM pickup time. I also have a speciality Lempuyang Sunrise tour, but that doesn’t go to Ubud.

  • Lempuyang Temple
  • Tirta Gangga
  • Gunung Kawi
  • Tirta Empul
  • Tegallalang Rice Teraces
  • Drop-off in Ubud
  • Optional return to South Bali

What is and isn’t included?

  • Toyota Avanza/Xenia or similar 6-seater SUV w/ air-con
  • Fuel & taxes
  • English-speaking driver
  • Up to 10 hours of driving time (12 hrs for the Lempuyang option)
  • The driver waits at all attractions for you
  • Flexible itinerary – make changes during the day

If you go over the allocated number of hours you can simply pay your driver the extra IDR 100k per hour or part thereof directly, so you don’t have to worry about cutting your day short if you’re still enjoying the trip.

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees or event tickets
  • Meals and refreshments

Ubud Transfer + East Bali Tour Map

South Bali to Ubud Transfer + East Bali Tour Map

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