Hands down the best thing that we did while we were in Bali.
We went to the Monkey Forest during our day tour of Ubud (aka we went with a guide) which I would highly recommend as they can take care of everything for you from getting the tickets to buying the bananas from the vendors and taking pictures of you while you enjoy yourself surrounded by monkeys.
If you're wary of getting that close to wildlife, don't be. To be honest, this was the one part of the tour that I was not excited for (I thought I didn't like monkeys), but getting there and seeing all of the monkeys running around and getting to feed them was AMAZING.
The monkeys in this forest (unlike the monkeys at Uluwatu Temple) are well fed and used to human interaction so they shouldn't give you much trouble at all. As long as you follow the rules that are clearly laid out at visitor's center at the entrance, you should be fine. A big no-no that I watched happen was people trying to touch the monkeys, especially if they jumped onto them or if they tried to steal sunglasses. There are staff members all around so there's no reason to worry about your belongings getting too far away from you and the monkeys are much more interested in food than in you.
Note that when feeding the monkeys, they will jump onto you and climb up your body/pull on your clothing to get all the way up to the banana you're holding above your head. You don't get to choose which monkey climbs on you or how long they'll stay sitting on your shoulder/arm/head for. While I was able to walk around for a while with every monkey that jumped up on me, my friend only had one of three stay on her shoulder for longer than 20 seconds. So it's good to have a camera ready as soon as you present that banana. Also bring a change of clothes or be ready to walk around for the rest of the day with smears of banana all over you.
Like I said, this was my favorite activity we did all week while we were in Bali and don't miss out on the chance to have a monkey climb up on you to eat a banana.
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