It's around an hour, depending on traffic. The best way to go is to hire a driver and then you can stop whenever you like at scencic spots or villages where shops and artisans along the way that catch your eye.
Have a look at the top right hand side of Bali forum page and you will see a list of recommended drivers you can hire, or you can go down on the street in Seminyak and negotiate a price, car and driver to suit you.
I'm planning a trip to ubud from seminyak. Will shop at sukawati and monkey forest rd. Then will head to ibu oka. After that will go to uluwatu for kexak dance. If I leave seminyak at 12noon. Will I be on time for uluwatu? How far is ubud to uluwatu? What time does kecak dance at uluwatu start?
I don't understand this great rush some travellers have when they want to 'see' Bali??
Relax, have a nice lunch in Ubud, have a walk around the town, not just the monkey forest.
How can you leave Seminyak at 12 noon, if you are in Ubud for lunch??
Otherwise yes, you can have a quick lunch, drive back to South Bali and get to Uluwatu for the sunset and dance.
thanks for the response and suggestions.
Linda... I guess not everyone has the luxury of taking it 'slow' and easy with many days in Bali. Asians don't have that many leave from work, that is. I suppose it's good to take it nice and easy but many travelers still try to do more in a day.
We don't plan to rush but just thought we would spend a day in Ubud area since we are staying in seminyak.
excellent information many thanks indeed , this will be very usefull during my forth coming holiday in bali. many thanks once again first class.
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