The Tegalalang Rice Terraces is a must-do when in Ubud. The valley of lush rice terraces has incredible and breathtaking views. During your visit to the rice terraces of Ubud, you will have the opportunity to explore the stunning fields, take a lot of photos, or even take a swing at the Bali swing. The Tegalalang Rice Terraces is definitely one of the 5 great things to do in Bali.
Everything you need to know before visiting Tegalalang Rice Terraces
Before you visit the world-famous Tegalalang Rice Terraces in Bali there are some things worth knowing. Below you will find everything you need to know before visiting the rice paddies.
Getting to the rice paddies of Bali
It’s possible to get to Tegalalang Rice Terraces in more ways. The two common ones are either from Canggu or Ubud. Getting to the rice paddies from Canggu is quite easy but can be a long drive. We would recommend you stay in Ubud and visit the rice terraces from there. It’s only a 20-minute drive away and if you have the time you should add some waterfalls or temples to your trip.
The entrance to Tegalalang Rice Terraces is located on the side of the road beside small cafes. From there you can walk down into the valley. You will meet a bridge from where you should go explore this amazing place.
The opening hours of the rice terraces are 6:00 to 18:00 every day.
The entrance fee for a visit to Tegalalang Rice Terraces is 15.000 IDR per person. In addition to that, you must pay 5.000 IDR for parking.
You can buy the ticket at the ticket counter on the main street right before the viewpoint over the rice paddies.
When entering the valley of rice paddies, you may be asked for a donation. These are about 10.000 IDR per donation. Some of the fields are also closed with fences. This means that if you want to pass them you must pay some of the locals. We didn’t walk past the fences – and the area was still stunning.
There is no definitive dress code for your visit to the famous rice paddies in Ubud. But you should be aware that the fields can be quite muddy. Long dresses and flip-flops are therefore a no-go. Other than that, you should be all set for your time exploring the rice fields.
When visiting Tegalalang Rice Terraces you should set aside around 30 to 90 minutes. That way you have time to explore the whole area and take in the beautiful nature. Remember to bring drinking water (and snacks) if you tend to stay for a while.
Best time to visit Tegalalang Rice Terraces
The best time to visit Tegalalang Rice Terraces is during the early morning hours. Around 10 AM and afterward tourist busses drive up – which means the area will be filled with tourists.
Tegalalang Rice Terraces are stunning every month of the year. But if you want to visit the rice paddies while they are lush and green you should avoid visiting during harvest time. The harvest time is around July, December, and March.