TEGALALANG RICE TERRACE IN UBUD, BALI – TRAVEL GUIDE

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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!

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WHERE IS TEGALLALANG RICE TERRACES 

The Tegalalang Rice Terraces 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.

 

MAP OF TEGALALANG RICE TERRACE

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ARRIVING AT TEGALALANG RICE TERRACE

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

The best time to visit Tegallalang 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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Sunrise at Tegalalang Ubud

WHAT TO EXPECT AT TEGALALANG RICE TERRACE

There are a few areas to explore at Tegalalang Rice Terraces and my absolute favorite spot is 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 down, then follow the stairs up the other side of the valley 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 Terraces.

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 Terraces.

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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.

Tegallalang Rice Terraces are 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 Terraces. Not a bad spot for a meal with a view if you ask me! Most businesses will open their doors from 7am onwards.

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WHERE TO STAY IN UBUD

Ubud has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Ubud. 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.

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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MY CAMERA GEAR

• DSLR Mirrorless Camera: Sony A7ii 

• Drone Camera: DJI Mavic Pro 2

• GoPro: GoPro Hero 8 Black

• Everyday Lens: Sony F2.8 24/70mm

• Camera Bag: Lowepro Protactic 31L

• Selfie Stick: Sandmarc Metal Edition 1.2m 

• Tripod: Joby Flexible GorillaPod

• GoPro Dome: Underwater GoPro Dome

• Power Bank: Anker Powerbank

• External Hardrive: WD Elements 4TB

 

WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI?

• Waterproof Phone Case: Universal Waterproof Case

• Reusable Water Bottle: Hydro Flask Water Bottle

• Rain Jacket: North Face Rain Jacket

• Water Shoes: Slip-on Water Shoes

• Day Bag: Nomatic 20L Day Bag

• Power Adapter: Universal Power Adapter

• Packing Cubes: 4 Set Packing Cubes

• Microfibre Towel: Quick Dry Travel Towel

• Travel Insurance: World Nomads Travel Insurance

• Money Belt: Hidden Money Belt

 

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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