Tegalalang Rice Terraces in Ubud, Is it worth visiting?

Discover why you should include Tegalalang Rice Terraces in Ubud in your visit. Explore stunning views and activities you can do during your visit.

Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Tegalalang Rice Terraces

One of the most popular activities in Ubud is visiting the Tegalalang Rice Terraces, a UNESCO Heritage site area. Located in the north of Ubud, once you arrive in the Tegagalang area from the main road, you can already see the stunning rice terraces, which provide breathtaking views and are a terrific place to explore. Tegalalang Rice Terraces is a must-see destination in Bali, just a 20-minute drive from Ubud Center.

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How to visit Tegalalang Rice Terrace

You can book a private car, Grab, Gojek, or drive to Tegalalang Rice Terraces. You can see a lot of cafes that overlook the rice terraces on this site.

Teglalang Rice Terraces

You can try to park your scooter or car at one of these faces and start walking down into the valley until you see a little bridge. From there, you can hike back up to the other side of the Tegalalang Rice Terraces, which is only 10-15 minutes.

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Entrance to Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Once you pass the little bridge, you will be asked for donations. Entrance is a donation, and you can pay IDR 10,000 to 15,000 per donation, which is a fair amount if you consider that people are walking and sometimes destroying their fields.

  • Hours: 7 am – 6 pm

  • Suggested Entrance Fee Donation: IDR 10,000- 15,000 or $1 USD

*BGB TIP: There's no entrance signage or official ticket booth to enter Tegalalang Rice Terraces, but some local farmers may kindly ask for your small donation. 

The best time to visit Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Tegalalang Rice Terraces is beautiful all year round, even if it's not harvest season. If you want to avoid big crowds. The best time to visit Tegalalang is after sunrise because as early as 9:00 am, there might be a lot of buses with tourists coming, or you can also visit during the late afternoon, around 4:00 pm onwards. 

The ideal month to visit Tegalalang Rice Terrace to see the paddies at their greenest before harvest season is March, August, or September. In April and October, the rice fields turn golden yellow.  

If you want to walk around the terraces, consider not visiting during Bali's rainy season, from December to February. It may be challenging to walk around the muddy and slippery paddies. 

How long do you need to visit Tegalalang Rice Terrace?

If you want a quick visit to Tegalalang Rice Terraces, it's enough 1-2 hours to walk around the fields, drink coconut or even try a swing. But if you want to take your time and relax and explore at a slower pace, you can allocate 3-4 hours. 

What to Wear and Bring to Tegalalang Rice Terrace?

  1. Light and Comfortable Clothing: Depending on the weather when you visit try to wear loose-fitting clothes that keep you cool in the tropical climate.

  2. Comfy Shoes: It's a must to wear sturdy and comfortable shoes. If you're planning on walking around the terraces or going on a bit of adventure through the fields, be ready for some muddy steps, especially if you visit during the rainy season.

  3. Hat and Sunblock: The sun in Bali can be pretty intense. To keep yourself safe from those bright rays, remember to bring a hat and some sunblock with a high SPF. These are essentials!

  4. Flowy, Light Dress: Thinking about those perfect, Instagram-worthy photos? A light, airy, long dress will be your best friend. Since renting dresses can be quite costly (about 150,000 IDR to 250,000 IDR), bringing your stylish piece could save you some cash for enjoying fresh coconuts instead.

  5. Water Bottle: Exploring can get you thirsty, especially if you're out and about for a few hours. Carry a reusable water bottle with you to keep hydrated and help reduce plastic waste.

  6. Cash on Hand: Some places around the terraces might take card payments, but it's always better to have some money ready for entrance fees, shopping from local vendors, or just in case you want to buy something small.

  7. Rain Coat (If It's the Wet Season): Visiting during the rainy season? Make sure to pack a poncho, an umbrella, or a waterproof jacket to keep yourself dry from unexpected showers.

  8. Bug Spray: For those who find insects a bit bothersome, applying some insect repellent before heading out is a good idea. This is especially handy when you're exploring places close to nature, like the Tegalalang Rice Terrace.

Things to Do Around Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Walking into the Rice Fields

Stepping into the Tegalalang Rice Fields is like walking into the cultural landscape of Bali. Known for its irrigation Subak system, which acted to their water temples, you'll be amazed how they preserved it. 

Bali Swings at Tegalalang Rice Terraces

To experience a little thrill, you can try Swinging High Above the Tegalalang Rice Terraces. You can choose from a single swing ride or a package with swings of different heights. 

Here are some of the locations you can visit if you want to do the Bali Swings

Take A Photo at the 'Love Bali' Sign

This is one of the iconic photo spots with Tegalalang Rice terraces as the beautiful backdrop. 

Relaxing at an Infinity Pool

Tegalalang Rice Terraces in Ubud

Infinity Pool overlooking Tegalalang

After exploring and unwinding at an infinity pool overlooking the Tegalalang Rice Terraces, you can start or end your day. You can choose from the following places like 

Cretaya requires entrance fees, while in the other cafes, you need to order a meal to use their facilities. If you come here very early, you can also experience a floating breakfast. 

Coffee & Tea Plantation  

Tegalalang Rice Terraces

Coffee Plantation Ubud

Bali is known for its variety of coffee and tea and is a few kilometers from Tegalalang Rice Terraces. You can choose from a tour of the coffee plantation, which included sampling various teas and coffees, which was not just educational but also deliciously rewarding.

Zipline and Skybike Experience

Tegalalang Rice Terraces

For those looking for an adrenaline rush beyond the swings, the zipline and skybike experiences are perfect. Flying across the sky on a bike or zipline offers unparalleled views of the terraces and the surrounding landscape. With professional guides ensuring safety and teaching the basics, it's an adventurous yet secure way to experience the beauty of Tegalalang from the air.


Is Tegallalang Rice Terraces worth it?

If you're on a short trip to Bali and dreaming of exploring those fantastic rice terraces and thrilling swings, Tegalalang Rice Terrace near Ubud is the perfect spot. It has everything from stunning views to fun activities, all in one place. But if you're looking for a quieter experience with just as much beauty, the Kajeng and Juwuk Manis Rice Fields are fantastic. These spots offer peaceful walks through lush greenery, away from the crowds.

Can you visit Tegalalang Rice Terraces during the rainy season?

Yes, you can still visit Tegalalang Rice Terraces during rainy days. It's a little challenging going up and down because it's muddy and slippery; however, it is less crowded during the rainy seasons. 

How much does Bali swing cost?

Depending on which location you want to experience Bali swings, the starting price is IDR 150,000 or USD 10. If you want to rent a long dress, these swing providers offer it.

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