Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary

Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
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8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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Interact with long-tailed macaques in their natural habitat in the peaceful ambience of Bali’s lush forests. The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary is home to over 1,200 monkeys. As you walk alongside them, you can also check out all the elaborate temples in the area. While guides are always on watch, keep an eye on your belongings and avoid bringing both food and water bottles along. The sanctuary is open daily and an entrance fee is required. You might want to combine your visit to the sanctuary with other attractions in Ubud, including the rice terraces and ancient landmarks. – Tripadvisor
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Colleen
    Spain171 contributions
    Nice place
    Took a lot of persuasion to get my youngest son to visit here because he has a fear since being bitten by one in Thailand. However here the monkeys are so well fed they don’t bother you at all they just stroll on past. Very clean and well maintained. We spent roughly a hour and half walking round that was enough for us. And although my youngest didn’t dare to a selfie my oldest loved the selfie opportunity with an experienced guide.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 February 2023
  • Patricia&Bryan
    Houston, Texas97 contributions
    Fun walk, shady park, tons of fun!
    The only downside is the signage during construction...we walked around the park only to be greeted by a closed gate. Had there been a sign, we could have spent more time inside the park. That aside, the park itself is very well-maintained, great shady paths, beautiful place to see monkeys in their habitat!
    Visited February 2023
    Written 28 February 2023
  • You Only Live Once
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom567 contributions
    Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
    This was a fun visit. Starting off with written instructions on how to behave around the monkeys, there are hundreds of them all around you. The sanctuary is nicely laid out, with pretty fountains, trees and buildings, bridges, pathways and lots of great photo opportunities. A lovely place to walk around for an hour or two. The gift shop is a disappointment.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 11 March 2023
  • Moira C
    Wooler, United Kingdom20 contributions
    Enjoyable morning
    Visited here mid morning, before the crowds arrived. We saw plenty of monkeys in their natural habitat. The forest offers photo opportunities to get up close and personal with the monkeys but we didn’t take part as it was all done for food and not a natural behaviour. We also saw a monitor lizard enjoying a swim in the river. There were a few sign posts but a one way system might be an improvement. There was also a very small souvenir shop and a cafe selling cold drinks and coffee. The queue to buy tickets was long when we left so glad we went earlier in the morning. The rangers should confiscate water bottles etc from tourists who ignore the warning signs and are then surprised when the monkeys grab the bottles out their hands
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 March 2023
  • Boo_7mood
    Kuwait City, Kuwait16 contributions
    Monkey forest
    Fun place to visit. Good for 30 minutes to 1 hour tour. Near the center and you can see the monkeys approach without fear. Be aware not to be too close as they attend to be aggressive sometimes.
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 March 2023
  • R9
    Calgary, Canada229 contributions
    Go early!
    Enjoyed seeing the monkeys eating breakfast, which also meant they largely left us alone. Unfortunately saw many tourists still trying to feed them or sneak in food. Some of the exits were closed, which was frustrating trying to leave.
    Visited March 2023
    Written 22 March 2023
  • Dansker58
    San Francisco, California428 contributions
    Interesting and fun!
    We had a great visit at the monkey forest. It was a beautiful setting with easy to walk paths and posted maps. There were a lot of monkeys and while you could get fairly close, it was advised to keep some distance. It is important to follow the rules which are posted at the entrance and throughout. We saw lots of babies that day. Feeding time was a frenzy! We could easily take pictures. Interesting and fun
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 March 2023
  • Kadie K
    Dublin, Ireland8 contributions
    Amazing day
    We had an amazing day at the monkey forest. Very affordable and extremely interactive as there are monkeys everywhere. You explore at your own pace spending as much time or as little as you want to. Remembering these are wild animals we had three close encounters and using our common sense and safety advice entering they were amazing experiences. A must do in Ubud.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 March 2023
  • It’s Kats
    Brisbane, Australia43 contributions
    Family fun
    Family travelling with a 3 and 6 year old: haven’t been for 15 years. It has improved since then. Park is well cared for by care takers. It’s pretty basic, just walk around taking in the beautiful forest and the monkeys that inhabit it. Unsure if they also care for the monkeys, but all monkeys looked healthy etc. a fun little side tour, our girls loved it.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 March 2023
  • E Grady
    Tamworth, United Kingdom16 contributions
    Nice sanctuary with cheeky monkeys
    A really fun experience at the Monkey Forest; cosy 300,000IDR for entry for 3 adults and 1 child, so around £15 English Pounds. The grounds are nice with nice walking paths around the sanctuary. (Surrounded by Monkey’s a plenty) . We spent a short time here as we had other experiences to visit but no more than 2 hours would be required in my opinion.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 April 2023
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CoffeeGuyz
Playa Coronado, Panama212 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
If you’re visiting Bali, you have to go here. The monkeys are everywhere, they jump on you, you can take selfies with them. The grounds are beautiful and the personnel all over are there to help. This is a must see in Ubud
Written 24 February 2024
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John B
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Jan 2024 • Family
Monkey forest ubud is a home to over 1,200 monkeys. As you walk alongside them, you can also check out all elaborate temples in the area. Great place to see a lot of monkeys if you like to interacting with animals! Just follow the guide and you will have a ton of fun and amazing photos
Written 23 February 2024
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aikaterini
Athens, Greece2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
It is exactly what the name says. Sacred forest sanctuary for macaque monkeys. A large forest area with temples and huge banyan trees where you see monkeys climbing and playing on their towering aerial roots. Look for Miko the guard who is an expert on monkey groups. You will learn about behavior, team leaders and their characteristics. Do not miss to visit Bapang the blind brave monkey leader who while trying to defend the members of his group was blinded by snake venom.
Written 20 February 2024
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Guenther K
George Town, Malaysia32 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Even if you are scared of monkeys, try! When you follow the rules you will get amazing encounters with the monkeys. They are completely chilled,
never saw any problems, took great pictures.
Written 18 February 2024
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Rachel M
Tel Aviv, Israel76 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
We expected an unorganised, self directed walk through a forest full of monkeys but this was a surprise. There were organised pathways through the forest, around temples and audio guides available if you wished. Lots of monkeys all over the place. We aren’t really into organised walks/zoo type activities but whilst the routes were clearly directed through the forest the monkeys were in their natural habitat which was nice to see (alongside the forest escapees running up and over the buildings on the forest boundary). Recommended.
Written 16 February 2024
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earlymorn1606
Felpham, UK28 contributions
Feb 2024 • Friends
This is something to do. These monkeys are wild. They are opportunists and will grab anything. Be hypeaware. Saw them take camera equipment, a man had a scratch on his arm and needed medical attention. This is because people do stupid things. It’s a nice walk. I would suggest getting a taxi there and taking a number of a taxi or arrange a time, as can be a long walk. Spend a couple of hours walking round no more.
Written 9 February 2024
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Hayley
Melbourne, Australia41 contributions
Feb 2024 • Couples
We spent a few hours here in the afternoon and it was stunning!

As the title depicts, it is a forest setting with free roaming monkeys! It’s is incredible and I am so glad we went!

Admission is really reasonable, and the money assists the upkeep and running of the reserve.

The monkeys are adorable and cheeky. They aren’t phased by the number of people around but give them their space also. However if you have food or drink, they will come and assume it is for them. Best leave those snacks at home or in a bag.

There are also many sacred sites around the lot, many of them containing temple scriptures which are stunning, but off limits to those who are not there for prayer.

If you are in the area, be sure to stop in!
Written 9 February 2024
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Jay page
Paignton, UK15 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Really great place to come and see the monkeys, nice and relaxed monkeys are roaming around freely and well looked after by everyone there.
Easy to find and wasn’t to busy so it was great
Written 4 February 2024
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Emi
Brisbane, Australia1,026 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
Neither of us had been to a Monkey Forest. And now we have.

The smell of the monkeys hits you as you arrive to buy your admission ticket.

It’s outdoors so even first thing in the morning, it is oppressively hot and humid. Maybe we would have stayed longer if the heat wasn’t as intense and we were dripping from sweat within minutes?

We saw the monkeys, did a quick lap of the space and left. Glad we had been but ready to get into aircon!

And it was hard to get a taxi to take us back to our hotel. So we downloaded Gojek and we’re on our way in a blink.
Written 30 January 2024
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Marina A
Melbourne, Australia44 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Very interesting, interactive and entertaining.
You just have to watch out: the monkeys are very cheeky and are only looking for an opportunity to grab your bag or steal your hat :)
Written 29 January 2024
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost AU$19.83, while a popular guided tour starts around AU$10.68 per person.



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