Tegalalang Rice Terraces are one of Bali’s most popular attractions. Offering the most stunning sunrise plus a real rural experience. Here’s all the info.
Tegalalang Rice Terraces are just over a 20 minute drive from the centre of Ubud.
If you’re visiting from Canggu, it takes just over an hour (at sunrise with no traffic) and you can rent scooters for around 50,000 IDR per day.
Private drivers are available throughout Bali charging around 500,000 IDR per day wherever you go.
There are many entrances to Tegalalang and depending on where you enter will determine your Tegalalang Rice Terrace entrance fee.
General entrances – 10,000 IDR
Some entrances – Donation Only
Parking – 2,000 IDR
Famous sunrise point – 50,000 IDR – this is for the local farmer to open the gate allowing you to walk through rice terraces.
You may also get stopped and asked for extra donations on the way round for maintenance on bridges and walkways.
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 to the Tegalalang Rice Terraces 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 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 over to the Tegalalang Rice Terrace, it’s well worth stopping by the Love Bali Sign with Tegalalang rice fields as the backdrop.
The best time of day to visit the Tegalalang Rice Terraces 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 rise 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 was truly magical.
Mid-Budget – Pertiwi Bisma 2 – A little hint of luxury up in the peaceful palm tree forest! The grounds were immaculate and each villa was faultless.
Backpacker – Sila Urip Guest House – Great reviews at a tiny price for the middle of the island.
For other places to stay in Ubud you can check the latest prices here.
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