Tegalalang Rice Terrace Ubud is one of Bali’s most popular attractions. Offering the most stunning sunrise and a real rural experience. Here’s all the info.
Tegalalang Rice Terrace In Ubud – A Complete Guide To Visiting
What To Pack? We’ve put together our Ultimate Travel Packing List for every type of trip.
The Tegalalang Rice Terrace is located in the centre of the island, and is just over a 20 minute drive from Ubud.
As you approach the main road you will clearly see the multiple entrances to Tegalalang Rice Terrace.
We always choose to rent scooters, which start at around 50,000 IDR per day, and explore ourselves. However be sure to read up on our Renting A Scooter In Bali guide beforehand! If you’re looking for somewhere to rent scooters from you can book a trusted scooter rental here.
Another option is to rent a driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Bali, and they start at around 500,000 IDR per day (8 hours). Here’s an easy link to book a private car with a driver for the day.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
General entrances – 10,000 IDR
Parking – 2,000 IDR
Famous sunrise point – 50,000 IDR – this is once entering the grounds, the local farmer charges 50,000 to open the gate, allowing you to walk through rice terraces and grab that famous Instagram shot.
You may also get stopped and asked for extra donations on the way round for maintenance on bridges and walkways.
Book your Tegalalang Rice Terrace Tour: Best of Ubud: Waterfall, Rice Terraces & Monkey Forest
The best time to visit Bali is between April and October, the island’s dry season.
The best time of day to visit the Tegalalang Rice Terrace is really early in the morning or late afternoon. Tourist buses will arrive around 10 AM, so be sure to arrive before that.
We headed to Tegalalang Rice Terrace one time in February 2018 and the rice had only just been re-planted. However we headed back in April 2018 and since Bali was just coming out of rainy season, the rice fields were booming their green and yellow, beautiful colours.
Our sunrise trip to Tegalalang Rice Terrace was actually the highlight of our whole 4 months in Bali. The natural sun rays peaking through the palm trees and bouncing off the rice fields is truly magical.
If you’re looking to cram as much as possible into one day then we can recommend this private tour.
WHAT TO PACK
DSLR Camera: Canon EOS 90D
Tripod: Zomei Z666 Tripod
Day Bag: Manfrotto Manhattan Mover-50
Sunscreen: Banana Boat Sunscreen SPF-50
Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle
Rain Jacket: Columbia Lightweight Rain Jacket
Tegalalang Rice Terrace is located slightly North of Ubud and sits at 600m above sea level. This makes the air a tad cooler for the rice farmers.
As you drive up towards the entrance you will notice many touristy shops all with handmade goods and souvenirs. There are also heaps of cafes scattered across the main touristy section.
There is one main entrance into Tegalalang rice fields that can be pretty easy to miss, but here you can stroll down the steps and into the terrace. You can reach the other side where it’s a lot quieter.
There are a few swings situated in and around the rice fields as well as the famous ‘Love Bali Sign’.
Along with Tegalalang rice fields, the Love Bali Sign and it’s swing is one of the most famous Instagrammable spots in Bali.
If you’re heading into the Tegalalang Rice Terrace, it’s worth stopping by the Love Bali Sign to get a postcard photo with Tegalalang Rice Terrace as the backdrop.
Luxury – Alaya Resort – is in the heart of , the cultural centre of . The resort is set amidst the , offering an outdoor pool and a fitness centre. Guests enjoy free daily afternoon tea and tropical fruits. The contemporary Balinese-style rooms all come with a flat-screen TV and a private terrace overlooking the natural greenery. The private bathrooms, decorated in artworks, provide complete facilities. Alaya Resort Ubud is just 200 metres away from the Monkey Forest and 700 metres away from Ubud Market.
Mid-Budget – Pertiwi Bisma 2 – Featuring 2 landscaped pools and a restaurant, Pertiwi Bisma 2 offers guests a memorable stay, a 5-minute drive from Ubud Monkey Forest. Free WiFi is available in all areas, and also free shuttles to Ubud Market. Rooms in Pertiwi Bisma 2 come with air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV, an electric kettle and a coffee/tea maker. Nestled within tropical gardens, they all come with a private terrace. Complimentary bottled water is provided. Balinese dance classes, trekking and hiking activities are also available.
Budget – Sila Urip Guest House – Nestled amongst lush garden, Sila Urip Guest House is located in the tranquil part of Ubud. Each room here will provide you with a terrace and a seating area. Featuring a shower and private bathroom, rooms also come with free toiletries. You can enjoy garden view from each room. Guests can also order room service. At Sila Urip Guest House you will find a garden and a terrace. The friendly staff can assist with bike hire, shuttle service and airport transfer at additional charges.
For more places to stay in Ubud you can check the latest prices here.