Barong Dance & Ubud Tour

This day trip begins in Batubulan with an electrifying performance of the Barong dance show, combining  elaborate costumes, deft choreography and the lively crescendo of a gamelan orchestra.  

The two principle characters are the Barong himself, a mythical beast and village guardian and Rangda, Queen of the witches, ruthless child-eater and harbinger of sickness and death. The two of them join in combat, trading punches with their magic powers. The Barong is unable to withstand the witch’s power, so his supporters rush to his assistance, attacking Rangda with their krises. Rangda delves into her store of black magic and puts the men into a trance, forcing them to stab themselves with their own daggers. The Barong quickly retaliates with a spell of his own, stopping the krises from harming the men.

The road to Ubud is a haven for arts lovers with small family run workshops lining roadside, you will see local artist employing skills, traditions and tools dating back centuries. The town of Ubud is Bali’s flourishing center for the arts and a shopper’s paradise, with colorful stalls of wood carvings, textiles and souvenirs on every street. Visit Ubud’s most well known tourist attraction, Monkey Forest sanctuary home of malevolent but photogenic long-tailed macaques.
Then visit Puri Saren known as Ubud Palace, stand at the heart of Ubud opposite the main market.

After a visit to Puri Saren, you will have an opportunity to scroll in the traditional art market on your free time, just a meter away from Puri Saren.

Duration: Approx. 08:30-13:00