Tegalalong rice terrace is one of the most beautiful rice terraces in Bali and ideally situated just outside of Ubud. It’s a short drive outside of this city making it an excellent trip in the morning or afternoon. It’s also right next to Bali Pulina coffee plantation, which is definitely worth visiting if you like coffee.
Tegalalong Rice Terrace: A Maze
When you get to the parking lot for the terrace and buy your ticket, you need to cross the road. There is small poorly marked path that winds down to the rice terraces. You have to walk through several different little local shops and cafes, where they will try to offer you free drinks to make you stay.
We finally got to the bottom and crossed a small bamboo bridge to enter the fields. At this point, it becomes a poorly marked labyrinth. Instead of
Tegalalong Rice Terrace: when to go
We went pretty early in the morning to get the best light, unfortunately, it was cloudy and the light kept shifting. The best times to go are either in the morning or later afternoon. It’s difficult to capture the full grandeur of this place, so you will want to have the best light available. We recommend going in the morning because there are far fewer people. When we got there by 7:30ish and were essentially alone. We saw people in the distance and would occasionally pass other travelers, but they were few and far between.
Tegalalong Rice Terrace: Cost
The entrance fee to the rice terraces is 10,000 rupees per person. Some farmers may approach you asking for some rupees, so be sure to bring some small bills to support the locals.