Tegalalang Rice Terraces around Ubud in Bali

Tegalalang Rice Terraces around Ubud in Bali

Tegalalang Rice Terraces around Ubud in Bali

The Tegalalang Rice Terraces is one of the main things to do in Ubud. This valley of rice paddies, located north of Ubud has some jaw-dropping views and is a great area to wander around. Explore all the different levels, have a swing, and of course a lot of photos. Tegalalang is an easy 20-minute drive from Ubud and is something you must do in Bali.

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How to visit Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Tegalalang is best to visit during the morning time. Busses with visitors usually around after 10 AM. The entrance is easily located on the side of the road. Loads of small cafes overlooking the rice terraces are located on this side.

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Walk down into the valley until you pass a little bridge. From there, hike back up to the other side of the Tegalalang Rice Terraces. The total walk only takes 10-15 minutes.

To explore every corner of the rice terraces you need anywhere from 30 – 90 minutes. Make sure to take water and sunscreen.

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From Ubud

It is best to visit Tegalalang from Ubud. The 20-minute drive is easy to do by motorbike. Even better is to combine Tegalalang with one of the many waterfalls in the area. By following our Bali Waterfall Route you will have an even more incredible time in Bali. 

From Canggu

From Canggu, it is an easy but relatively long drive. You can rent a motorbike for ± 60000 IDR a day and drive towards the rice terraces. 

➳ Also read: Things to do in Canggu

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Entrance Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Once you will pass the little bridge there will be asked for donations. These are all 10000 IDR (0.70 USD) per donation. Which is a fair amount if you consider that people are walking and sometimes destroying their fields.

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Most rice fields are closed with fences if you like to pass those for a photo, a payment of 50000 IDR will be asked. Yes, these farmers make good money. We do think it is totally worth it.

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Bali swing at Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Due to the popularity of Tegalalang, a lot of attractions has been opening in 2018. The world-famous Bali swings are now also located all around the valley. A 3-5-minute swing costs you between 100000 – 150000 IDR (8 USD). 

We don’t really prefer to support these swings since it takes away the pure beauty of the valley. 

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Love Bali sign at Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Tegalalang has also become famous for its ‘Love Bali’ signs. Both the Bali swings and the love Bali signs are on the roadside of the valley. You don’t have to walk down the valley.

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Best time to visit Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Rice or no rice, Tegalalang is beautiful year-round. The best time to visit Tegalang is in the early morning, before 10 AM, or late afternoon.

It is a fast and easy visit from Ubud. If it rains, just wait a little while until it passes.

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Hotels near Tegalalang Rice Terraces

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07/11/2019 https://www.saltinourhair.com/bali/tegalalang-rice-terraces-ubud/
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  • Do you have contact info for your driver yande? I have a trip to Bali planned and would like to hire a driver for Ubud

  • Budi Setiadi

    It’s beautiful place in Bali. It was amazing when I see the relize.. I hope can back to there again.

  • Elizabeth Higgins

    It’s a good thing I stumbled upon this article of yours, Nick and Hannah. I was in the middle of looking for great places to go when I travel to Bali, Indonesia, maybe next year. The travel itself isn’t that long enough so I could definitely save enough time to buy souvenirs too! Though are there any souvenir shops availble around the area? I can’t really leave a place without a souvenir. Thank you for this! Have a happy and safe travels.

  • China expat

    This is cool! I am quite interested in traveling + the «traditional Asian agriculture». I have not yet been to Bali, but there are a lot of similar rice fields in South China as well. If you get up really early (5:00-6:00 in the morning), you will be able to get some really nice shots while the sun is getting up behind the mountains.

  • Hi :) love this post! Can you recommend any hotels to stay around the rice terraces? Thank you ❤️

  • thepetiteexplorer

    I managed to miss all of this when I visited Bali. Not sure how or what I was doing instead! Looks worth a second visit though!

  • I was quite sceptical about the Tegalalang rice terrace beforehand but when I visited last summer, I saw that it really is as beautiful as it is in the pictures :) sadly I did not walk through it…. I just watched it from the cafe.

    • saltinourhair

      We totally understand why, it is such a touristy spot. But ye, still sooo beautiful (also from the cafes)?

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