TEGALALANG RICE TERRACE IN UBUD, BALI – TRAVEL GUIDE

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Discover Tegalalang Rice Terrace In Ubud, Bali!

Tegalalang Rice Terrace is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bali and it is easy to see why! Tegalalang Rice Terrace is up there with one of the most beautiful man-made wonders I have ever seen and I highly recommend adding it to your list of places to see in Bali.

I have put together this complete guide of Tegalalang Rice Terrace including how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect!

 

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WHERE IS TEGALLALANG RICE TERRACES

The Tegalalang Rice Terrace can be found in the popular rainforest region of Ubud. Tegalalang Rice Terrace is approximately a twenty-minute drive north of Ubud.

 

HOW TO GET TO TEGALALANG RICE TERRACE

The best and easiest way to get to Tegalalang Rice Terrace is by scooter. Scooter rental in Ubud costs around $3 to $5 per day and can usually be rented from your accommodation.

Alternatively, you can find some wheels to rent in one of the dozen scooter rental shops located in the main street of Ubud.

 

 

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ARRIVING AT TEGALALANG RICE TERRACE

When you arrive at Tegalalang Rice Terrace there are multiple entry points to get down into the rice paddies. Find a safe place to park your scooter on the side of the road and you can find a set of stairs leading down to Tegalalang Rice Terrace via one of the cafes on the hillside.

The best time to visit Tegalalang Rice Terraces is at sparrows fart. For those of you who don’t know the expression ‘sparrows fart,’ it means at sunrise haha!

Not only will you avoid the crazy crowds by arriving early to these Ubud rice fields but you will also get to witness the magical sun rays beaming through the coconut palms, lighting up the phenomenal Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

 

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WHAT TO EXPECT AT TEGALALANG RICE TERRACE

There are a few areas to explore at Tegalalang Rice Terraces and my absolute favorite spot is located in the furthest valley. From the jump-off point, you’ll have to first walk all the way down the stairs into the bottom of the valley, then follow the stairs up the other side of the rice paddies and around the corner to find the ‘Instagram’ spot within the Tegalalang rice fields.

The way is clearly signposted so it is easy to navigate around Tegalalang Rice Terrace by following the signs and the concrete pavers. I would recommend spending anywhere between thirty minutes to two hours to explore all four corners of Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

When you reach the furthest valley in these Ubud rice fields, you’ll start to see the magnificent sun rays beaming through the canopy above.

A local man resides in a small hut that sits on top of Tegalalang Rice Terrace and he is usually inside playing therapeutic tunes on his wooden xylophone.

He will also approach you and ask for a donation for walking around ‘his land,’ so my friends and I gave him 20,000 Rupiah each. I guess you could say this was the unofficial entrance fee for Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

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TEGALALANG RICE TERRACES – CONTINUED

Tegalalang Rice Terrace is a popular spot for Instagrammers, so no doubt you’ll be sure to see a well-known photographer or even a famous model strolling around these Ubud rice fields.

Tegalalang Rice Terrace is impressively cut out into walls of the valley with up to 10 tiered levels of rice paddies and cascading water throughout. As you continue to explore you’ll get to see the local farmers going about their daily routine harvesting the rice and maintaining the valley, making it more enjoyable and picturesque for visitors.

A number of tree swings are strung around the treetops throughout Tegalalang Rice Terrace that can be quite a thrilling experience. The price to use the swing is 250,000 Rupiah which I think is quite expensive for what it is, though it’s a once in a lifetime experience for some.

Food and drinks are readily available at dozens of warungs that are dotted around the hillside at Tegalalang Rice Terrace. Not a bad spot for a meal with a view if you ask me! Most businesses will open their doors from 7 am onwards.

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WHERE TO STAY NEAR TEGALALANG RICE TERRACE

Ubud has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay near Tegalalang Rice Terrace to suit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers and everyone in between.

See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:

 

Luxury: Hanging Gardens of Bali

The 5-star luxurious accommodation is set in the jungle of Ubud featuring a multi-level infinity pool, three restaurants, spa facilities and free wifi. Each villa is spacious and equipped with a flat-screen tv, private bathroom with bathtub, bathrobes, comfortable beds and sweeping views of the jungle surrounds. Afternoon tea and breakfast is complimentary for all guests. A memorable place to stay for couples and families.

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Mid Range: Desak Putu Putera Cottages

Beautiful 3-star accommodation in Ubud for as little as $60. Desak Putu features an outdoor pool and it is walking distance to the monkey forest and the centre of Ubud. The rooms are spacious and fitted with a flat-screen tv, seating area, balcony, private bathroom and free wifi. They also offer a free shuttle service or bike hire. Great for couples, families and friends.

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Budget: Gypsy Lust Hostel

One of the most recommended hostels in Ubud. Featuring a restaurant and bar, garden area and a shared lounge. Gypsy Lust Hostel is walking distance to the Ubud market and other main attractions. There are capsule-style dorm rooms available with shared bathrooms for as little as $10. Great place to stay for solo travellers, friends and couples on a budget.

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AIRBNB UBUD

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WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI

 

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Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables,  drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.

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Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.

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Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!

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Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.

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Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.

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Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.

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Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.

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MY CAMERA GEAR

 

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Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included. 

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Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.

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GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!

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Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket. 

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Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!

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Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.

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GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!

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Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.

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External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.

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FINAL THOUGHTS OF TEGALLALANG RICE TERRACE

If you have any questions at all about Tegalalang Rice Terrace, please drop me a comment below and I will get back to you as soon as I can!

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2 Comments

  1. santi
    December 29, 2018 / 12:00 pm

    love the way u describe ur adventures. u chose simple words, understandable..especially for me who have limited English haha.. and the photos are AMAZING!!!!!!

    • Jonny Melon
      Author
      December 30, 2018 / 1:20 am

      Awesome! Glad you love the blogs and enjoy bali!

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