The 3 most magical rice terraces you have to visit in Bali
If you search for Bali’s rice terraces the most frequent result you get are the Tegalalang Rice Terraces close to Ubud.
I’ve visited them during my first time in Bali and they truly are beautiful.
On our 4 weeks tour around the island, Berni and I also explored a few more rice terraces.
Read about our most favourite ones and why you have to visit them.
1. Tegalalang Rice Terraces
After a 20-minute scooter ride from Ubud, you reach the Tegalalang Rice Terraces.
They are, as mentioned, the most famous rice terraces in Bali.
Walking up and down the hill, those terraces are built upon, is an incredible experience.
Those perfectly aligned terraces in a lush green are stunning to see.
Entrance fee is 15.000IDR.
2. Jatiluwih Rice Terraces
This Unesco World Heritage Area is possible to visit from either the North or South,
It takes about 1 and a half hours to get there, centred right in the middle of Bali.
But they are worth the journey.
The Jatiluwih Rice Terraces were definitely the most touristy ones we visited.
But since this area is unbelievably huge you will only meet a few while walking one of the many routes through the terraces.
We couldn’t believe our eyes when we arrived at Jatiluwih – all we saw where rice fields to the horizon.
It’s even more impressive when you see the rice farmers plant and pick the rice.
Tip: It’s possible to book a package which includes planting or harvest the rice yourself. ;)
Which we only discovered on site.
The entrance fee is 40.000IDR per person.
3. Belimbing Rice Terraces
Oh, Belimbing – you stole our hearts!
When driving through the Belimbing region you will see rice terraces and small villages on both sides of the street.
We immediately fell in love with the cosy atmosphere.
Make sure to stop at the Warung Sari Wisata.
They offer free original Balinese coffee & tea tasting while overlooking one of the rice terraces and the workers in the fields.
On the opposite street, there is a restaurant from where you can easily walk down to the terraces.
The bonus: there are no other tourists around (at least there weren’t the whole day we walked around the terraces)!
However, it does take 90 minutes to get to Belimbing from Canggu.
But from our point of view – absolutely worth the ride!
Also because there are no entry fees!
We loved the Belimbing Rice Terraces the most!
The area is so quiet and there were no tourists at all when we arrived.
They still are a hidden gem – so make sure to visit them soon! ;)
And let us know in the comments how you like them or if you found another gem in Bali!