What you should know before visiting The Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud, Bali

Bali is full of beautiful spots. Secret beaches, breathtaking rice fields and waterfalls hidden within the jungle. However, there are a few MUST do’s when you do find yourself in Bali. And one of them is to cuddle with a monkey. And then I mean, not in a zoo, not behind a cage, but monkeys that are free to stand and hang wherever they want. In a special forest in Ubud you will find them searching for their beloved bananas jumping from tree to tree but also from person to person.

When walking around in Ubud you notice monkeys jumping from roof to roof, hanging in trees eating stolen fruit. However, there is one place where you can really interact with them. In the Sacred Monkey Forest you can witness them from close, in fact so close to the point where they will be chilling on your shoulder. Its definitely an amazing experience that you will never forget.

Sacred Monkey Forest – Ubud, Bali
Sacred Monkey Forest – Ubud, Bali

Before walking through the monkey gates there are a few things you should know in order to not have any problems with the monkeys and make it out safely.

Now you know a few rules of the forest you are free to go wonder in this beautiful green jungle! The forest is rather big and we spend about an hour walking around viewing all the beautiful spots. The views are amazing and the tropical smell and sounds that surround you are indescribable, its another world.

Sacred Monkey Forest – Ubud, Bali

I highly recommend you to visit this little piece of monkey paradise.

The address is: Jl. Monkey Forest, Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

You can visit the forest everyday between 8.30am and 6pm. 

An adult entrance ticket costs 50k Idr (2.80 Gpb) , and children from the age of 3-12 go in for 40k Idr pp (2.30 Gbp).