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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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Best of Ubud - Jungle Swing - Monkey Forest - Waterfall - Water Temple & Wi-Fi
Best of Ubud - Jungle Swing - Monkey Forest - Waterfall - Water Temple & Wi-Fi
$37.59 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Swing heaven
This tour is a fantastic way to get a taste of what Bali has to offer all in one day. Our family’s highlights included the Bali swing and waterfall. We were fortunate enough to have an amazing driver, Madedade. He was very kind and was happy to answer any questions we had about Bali. He also recommended us good places to eat and explore, outside of the attractions already listed. I highly recommend this tour and especially having Madedade as your driver.
daotran, Jan 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Ubud

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Monkey forest
Narelle K, Oct 2019
Private Tour: Ubud Highlights With Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary: All-Inclusive
Very happy with the tour. We got to see a lot of Bali. The monkey forest was so amazing to see. So cute. Very clean transportation & driver was Amazing through the busy traffic felt very safe. Was nice that our tour guide came into the monkey forest with us and showed us around he even got chased by a monkey haha. Was a great day. Seeing the rice patty was very beautiful.
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Super experience
Oliver_S, Mar 2020
Ubud : Monkey Forest - Jungle Swing - Rice Terrace - Water Temple and Waterfall
We went with Ketut. He was very knowlegeable and communicative. The tour was well organised and flexible. He made an extra special effort to make life easier for my pregnant wife. In particular we enjoyed the monkey forest.
star-5
Ubud sights
Pollypocket, Mar 2020
Ubud : Monkey Forest - Jungle Swing - Rice Terrace - Water Temple and Waterfall
Excellent trip . Driver arrived on time was very knowledgeable and very polite and cheerful . Explained where we were going and how long it would take . All sights visited were amazing especially the monkey forest .
star-5
Full day of Ubud!
Emily_H, Mar 2020
Best Of Ubud: UNESCO Rice Terraces, 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
hardiena, 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-5
Friendly guide
Ilyy, Mar 2020
Ubud : Monkey Forest - Jungle Swing - Rice Terrace - Water Temple and Waterfall
Our tour guide/driver Wayan did a good job bringing us around. On TOP of his friendly personality, he is kind and take good care for his clients too. Thank you for making our day trip a memorable one! 😌
star-4
Good tour
geofftaggart2, 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
star-5
Day Trip with online bali private tour
tracelc2019, Dec 2019
Bali Private Tour: Butterfly park,Monkey forest,and Temple
This is a great day with no worries no stress. Our driver was on time, polite, informative of all tours and of other parts of bali in general. Money well worth spent and very affordable.
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Awesome
PrimaMAS, Nov 2019
Full-Day Private Tour in Ubud Monkey Forest with Hotel Pick-Up
We were picked up at our hotel on time by our driver Puto, he is pleasant and courteous. I love this tour no rushing and no queues. After the tour our driver suggested if we want to go somewhere else and we decided to go to Bali Galleria to browse around. Thank you Puto for driving us around, till next time.
star-5
Excellent well organised. Drive very knowledgeable of area.
Voyager486042, Oct 2019
ATV Tour with Monkey Forest Experience in Bali
ATV leader was great, looked out for everyone, some people’s first time he was great instructor. Lunch back at main point was good, lots of variety. Monkey Forest was great experience we will definitely us this organisation again. Highly recommended 😊
star-4
EXCELLRNT Day trip to see a lot
Vacationer767864, Aug 2019
Monkey Forest, Holy Water Temple & Hot Springs
if you want to experience a lot of Bali in a short. Of time this is a very good day trip great temples to see coffee plantation the hot springs always very good and entertaining. The guys did a bood jo, but to be honest could have had a little bit more knowledge and information on some of the temples

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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