Balinese Traditional Food Cooking Class with Ubud Monkey Forest and SPA | La Vacanza Travel

Balinese Traditional Food Cooking Class with Ubud Monkey Forest and SPA

Duration: 10 hours
Destination: Indonesia, Gianyar Regency, Ubud

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  • 10 hours
  • Ubud
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Enjoying the Balinese way of cooking can be a wonderful experience during your visit to the "Island of the Gods". With this tour, you will learn how to make Balinese traditional food and the secret of traditional Balinese food from the original recipes and kitchen, shop in conventional Balinese market, and meet with local people and culture.  After cooking class, you will visit Ubud Monkey Forest, one of Bali's several grey long-tailed macaque-inhabited forests. At the end of the tour, enjoy a 2-hour spa treatment before returning to your Hotel.

Your private driver will come to pick you up at 7 am from your Hotel in Bali. Your private driver will take you to meet your guide and explore the local or traditional Market at 8:30 am. After the Market, you will meet the farmers and learn how they grow rice. Finally, you will learn to make many delicious menus from authentic Balinese recipes and ingredients.

After cooking class, at about 1 pm, your driver will take you to Ubud Monkey Forest to see the hundreds of playful monkeys in a calm, lush forest. Not only monkeys, but there are also at least 115 species of trees in the woods, some of which are significant in Balinese culture as sacred or as materials used during rituals. About 900 monkeys live in the forest area, specifically the Balinese long-tail macaque.

When you finish visiting the monkey forest at 2 pm, your private driver will take you to Spa place where you will enjoy a 2-hour spa treatment (1 Hour Body Massage & 1 Hour Body Scrub) by superbly trained therapists, with their healing hands, only use products of blended natural ingredients, the purest selected natural oils, herbs & spices to provide the ideal atmosphere for relaxation & rejuvenation.

Stop At:

• Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud 80571 Indonesia

Sample Menu

• Soup Ayam Jamur - Chicken soup with mushroom
• Tempe Lalah Manis - Spiced and sweet fried tempe
• Tahu Kare - Tofu curry with Balinese spices
• Sate Lilit - Minced of spices fish skewer
• Pepes Tuna - Grilled fish in banana leaf
• Lawar Bali - Mix Vegetable with Balinese spices
• Sambal Matah - Raw spices with coconut oil
• Dadar Gulung - Rolled cake with coconut & palm sugar

  • Cooking Class Guide
  • Lunch at Cooking Class
  • 2 Hour Spa Treatment
  • Private Driver
  • Tour Escort
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Bottled water

  • Personal Expenses
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Stroller accessible
  • The Cooking Class is not private, But tour and Spa is private
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
The pick-up time and location for your convenience are as follows:

- If your hotel is located outside of Ubud area, the pick-up time will be at 7:00 am from your hotel.
- If your hotel is within Ubud area, the pick-up time will be at 8:00 am from your hotel.

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


10 hours

User's Reviews


08 Aug, 2022

Fantastic first day in Ubud. Our driver, Dananjaya, was on time and patiently waited at all our stops. Cooking class was exceptional and the spa was beautiful.


15 Jan, 2020

My husband and I took part in these activities in December and had an amazing day. Our guide, Dodi, was fantastic! He was friendly and knowledgable and really added to the enjoyment of the day! This is a must do excursion.


13 Jan, 2020

A must-do tour, esp. if you like cooking and trying and learning new things! The experience starts with a tour of the local market, and quickly turns into some hard work. The result was delightfully delicious. My driver, Dodi, was very helpful and attentive to take pictures and videos of the cutting, grinding, smashing, frying, steaming, grilling - the entire cooking extravaganza! And don’t worry - the staff are very helpful and you wouldn’t feel lost or overworked for a minute. I swapped the Monkey Forest for the Holy Water Temple and Ubud Water Palace. Dodi knew all the good photo spots for both - and also explained well the different temple grounds (the Holy Water Temple is pretty large!). You can enter into the water - but I was a tad lazy to do so. The spa was great - the therapist hit every tense spot on my back; note when you select deep impact massage, be prepared for the intense pressure. Then finishing the day with a herbs and flowers bath makes you feel like reborn. Definitely would recommend the combo as a full -day tour and Dodi as a driver/guide, being both extremely helpful and witty / funny. Had a great day!


01 Nov, 2019

It was an amazing day with our drive to the market to see local produce and then preparing and cooking traditional food. Then a short stop to see the cheeky monkeys at the Ubud Monkey Forest, then finish the day with an amazing spa treatment.

Julia D

20 Sep, 2019

We spent amazing day starting with cooking classes then going spa. Classes were so much fun, we had really fantastic chef lady 🙏 and such a funny group. Cooking in such a peaceful place, i the middle of rice fields was really a great experience and I'd recommend it to everyone visiting Bali. Big big big thanks to our driver Desu, who adjusted to us, gave us many useful tips about our next days and what we should visit, he was so kind and helpful, Desu thank you!🙏 Spa time was so beautiful and relaxing after a day like this, we really enjoyed whole day. Must do!

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Great day in Ubud


Excellent experience - but switched Monkey Forest (had seen) with Holy Water Temple and Ubud Water Place


Great day out for a couple


This is a must do, especially if it's the first time visiting Bali


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