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Tegalalang Rice Terrace In Ubud – A Complete Guide

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.

How To Get To The Tegalalang Rice Terrace

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 Bali Scooter or Motorbike Rental with Delivery.

Another option is to hire a Bali Private Car or Minibus Charter With Driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Bali, and they start at around 500,000 IDR per day (8 hours).

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.

Tegalalang Rice Terrace Entrance Fee

Adults: 10,000 IDR per person.

Parking: 2,000 IDR per scooter.

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 Bali Instagram shot.

You may also get stopped and asked for extra donations on the way round for maintenance on bridges and walkways.

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The entrance to the car park
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The main entrance to the Tegalalang Rice Terrace

Best Time To Visit Tegalalang Rice Terrace

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 10am, 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 blooming with their beautiful green and yellow colours.

If you’re looking to cram as much as possible into one day then we can recommend the Best of Ubud: Waterfall, Rice Terraces & Monkey Forest private tour.

What To Pack

Photography Camera

Tripod

Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle

Sunscreen

Lightweight Rain Jacket

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Sunrise at this rice terrace Ubud is one our favourite spots in Bali

What To Expect At Tegalalang Rice Terrace

The cascading rice fields of Tegalalang Rice Terrace are located slightly North of Ubud and sit at 600m above sea level. This makes the air a tad cooler for the rice farmers.

A UNESCO World Heritage site since 2012, this area is a very popular tourist attraction, especially during sunrise and sunset when it offers spectacular views.

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 then get to the other side where it’s a lot quieter.

Our sunrise trip to Tegalalang Rice Terrace was actually the highlight of our whole four months in Bali.

The natural sun rays peaking through the palm trees and bouncing off the lush, colourful rice fields is truly magical.

There are also a few swings situated in and around the rice fields, which make for some good photo opportunities. Including the one with the famous ‘Love Bali Sign’.

Along with Tegalalang Rice Fields, the Love Bali Sign, is one of the most recognised and Instagrammable places 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.

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The starting point for the path that leads all the way around Tegalalang Rice Terrace Ubud
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The view from the top when we visited
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The Love Bali Sign with Tegalalang Rice Terrace as the backdrop

Where To Stay In Ubud

Luxury

Alaya Resort

Alaya Resort is located in the heart of Ubud, the cultural centre of Bali.

The resort is set amidst the rice fields, 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, where you can enjoy garden view from each room.

Featuring a shower and private bathroom, rooms also come with free toiletries. 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 on Booking.com.

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight.

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Book Your Accommodation

Use Booking.com to find the best accommodation deals.

They consistently return the cheapest rates on everything from guesthouses to hotels for all of your budget needs.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance

Use SafetyWing to find the best travel insurance for you.

They provide travel and medical incident insurance built specifically for digital nomads.

Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use RentalCars.com to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.


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Tegalalang Rice Terrace In Ubud Guide

Ann

Friday 17th of February 2023

Hello.

How to go from Ubud center to here? Are there any other options other than motorbike,and the price of that option if you know? Thank you very much!

Charlie Pauly

Saturday 18th of February 2023

Hey you can hire a driver from your accommodation or also download the GoJek app which works like Uber.

Adelina Radu

Wednesday 25th of September 2019

Hei, You mentioned the famous sunrise point, is this the place where you took the last picture from this article? The one where you hold your hands? Do you think it's worth paying the extra fee for this spot?

Charlie Pauly

Thursday 26th of September 2019

Yesss. That's the spot! It depends how badly you want the photo haha. It is one of the best places for sunrise in Bali if the light rays shine through!

Praveen Jolad

Thursday 28th of March 2019

hello, where can i get the entrance ticket for Tegalalang Rice Terrace..?? thank you

Charlie Pauly

Friday 29th of March 2019

Hey, they're literally at the entrance asking for donations.