How to visit Tegalalang Rice Terrace
Tegalalang is best to visit during the morning time. Buses with visitors are 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.
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.
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, it is an easy but relatively long drive. You can rent a motorbike for ± 60000 IDR a day and drive towards the rice terraces.
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.
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.
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.
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. Read here about the best time to visit Bali, Indonesia.
Hotels near Tegalalang Rice Terraces
There are some beautiful hotels in the town and the surrounding villages and a great choice of hostels in Ubud.