Top 11 Rice Terraces In Bali - Updated 2024

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Bali, a renowned tourist destination in the world, is an island in Indonesia popular for its coral reefs, volcanic mountains, temples, rice terraces, and so many more. Also called “Island of the Gods,” Bali is encompassed by natural scenery and golden beaches that is a sweet haven for all the surfers from around the world. Along with the beach life, Bali is filled with a plethora of other landmarks such as the markets, waterfalls, temples, caves, and more. And if you want to indulge in water sports or other thrilling activities, the island doesn’t disappoint. There are wreck diving, zip-lining, and so much more. When you want to explore the nature side of Bali, there are rice fields that are home to a lot of trails, which will help you reconnect with nature. There are plenty of rice terraces, and to help you with your search, we have made a guide to some of the best rice terraces in Bali. Keep reading to find out more.

1. Bike tour across Jatiluwih (from USD 22.0)

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Nestled in Tabanan Regency, Jatiluwih is just a two-hour drive away from Kuta. Jatiluwih rice terrace is renowned for its irrigation system, which falls in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Other than this, it is also famous for its many rice fields and subak. The rice terrace here at Jatiluwih is breathtaking, as it gives a whole new perspective to the term greenery. The green here also extends to the sides of the hill which gives a striking illusion of a stairway to heaven.

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Bali: Jatiluwih Rice Terraces 1-Hour Electric Bike Tour

Duration: 1.0 hour

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2. Hike the trails of Sideman Valley Rice Terrace (from USD 57.98)

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A serene valley situated in Karangasem Regency, Sideman is just an hour and a half’s drive away from Kuta. The fertile land of Sideman boasts a backdrop of Mount Agung’s picturesque landscape. Although a part of Old Bali, the attraction isn’t heavily affected by tourism. While here, you get to enjoy 360 degrees of greenery, which includes mossy river beds, a village, rice fields, and palm trees.

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Bali: Ujung Water Palace, Candidasa and Sidemen Village Tour

Duration: 9.0 hour

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3. Admire the emerald green rice terraces at Tegallalang (from USD 68.0)

One of the three villages in Ubud, Tegallalang is world-famous for its picturesque landscapes of the rice terrace, with the other two being Campuhan toward the west and Pejeng in the east. The location is pleasant and windy. Tegallalang rice terrace features a small valley, along with the dotted palm trees, which create stunning scenery. There are multiple restaurants here that offer both tasty local cuisines and pristine views, which should definitely be a must-try on your journey.

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Kintamani Private Tour:Tegalalang Rice Terraces, Goa Gajah Temple

Duration: 8 hours

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4. Marvel at the beauty of the Soka Rice Fields

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Situated near the west coast of Bali, Soka Village is home to some of the most scenic rice fields that are nestled just steps away from the beach. For those touring the west side, they can easily make their way to the Soka rice fields. Although the weather or climate changes throughout the year, the best time to visit is before the harvest season when the rice plants have grown to an optimum height and when they turn yellow. And after the harvest season, the land is pretty much bland until the farmers sow new crops.

Soka Rice Fields

Address: Jalan Denpasar-Gilimanuk Km.45, Soka, Selemadeg, Antap, Tabanan, Bali 82162, Indonesia

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5. Explore Rendang Rice Terrace

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An impressive mountain village situated in Karangasem Regency, East Bali, Rendang is encompassed by rivers and rice fields. The main occupation of the local Balinese craftsmen is stone carving and agriculture, from which they make their living. The rice terraces boast pristine views of the countryside, which feels truly blissful as you ride through Amlapura’s capital. There are beautifully carved statues and stone temples that are dotted along the side of the road.

Rendang Rice Terrace

Address: Rendang Village, Jalan Raya Besakih, Karangasem, Bali, Indonesia

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6. Check out the beauty of Munduk

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The Munduk region is known for its vast area of rice paddy fields, especially around Gesing and Gobleg neighborhoods. Famous for its cycling tours, nature walks, and more, it boasts lush greenery, along with a cool atmosphere all year-round. Other than rice paddies, the farmland here also produces local fruits. What’s more, the Munduk region is home to some of the most stunning waterfalls in Bali.

Rice Terrace Munduk

Address: Jalan Gesing, Gobleg village, Banyuatis, Buleleng, Bali 81152, Indonesia

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7. Enjoy the tranquility at Busungbiu Rice Terrace

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Nestled within Kekeran village, Busungbiu Rice Terrace sits amidst a deep valley which in turn offers some of the best views of nature and the rice terraces. Exuding a serene and fresh atmosphere all around, this secluded rice terrace is surrounded by rolling green hills, a beautiful river, and natural scenery as far as the eyes can see. Even though it is a secluded space, it still remains quite popular among tourists.

Busungbiu Rice Terrace

Address: Jl. Singarja - Pupuan, Singaraja, Indonesia

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8. Visit Pererenan Rice Fields

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Nestled in Canggu, Bali, Pererenan Rice Fields is one of the many farming villages on the island. It offers its visitors scenic drives with vast areas of rice fields on either side of the road. There are also horse riding tours that are organized at Pererenan and its neighbor, Seseh, for its untouched black sandy beaches and paddy fields. You can also enjoy watching the local farmers, who work and take care of their crops. If that isn’t all, you can also check out a nearby attraction, Tanah Lot Temple, which is located a few minutes’ drive from Pererenan.

Pererenan Rice Fields

Address: Jalan Raya Seseh, Munggu, Mengwi, Badung, Bali 80351, Indonesia

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9. Take a stroll through Tirta Gangga Rice Fields (from USD 138.0)

If you are heading to Candidasa or Amed, a trip to Tirta Gangga should be on your must-visit list. Tirta Gangga is a term that means “Water of the Ganges.” This place is extremely loved by the photographers and Instagrammers for the magnificent beauty it offers. The trekking trails along Tirta Gangga Rice Fields is perfect for avid trekkers and even beginners. There are multiple guided treks that are organized where visitors get to go through rice paddy fields and charming villages.

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Private Tour The Gate Of Heaven Lempuyang Temple And Tirta Gangga

Duration: 12 hours

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10. Soak in the pristine beauty of Belimbing Rice Terraces

BELIMBING RICE TERRACE - Suradadi, Belimbing Village, Tabanan 82361, Jl. Raya Belimbing, Belimbing, Pupuan, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82163

Posted by Nyoman Butur Suantara on Monday, 9 December 2019

This rice terrace sitting amidst Belimbing Village features a natural setting with Batukaru Mountain as its backdrop. With a peaceful atmosphere throughout the year, Belimbing Village is a famous traditional village known for its rice terrace in Bali. Boasting fertile land, along with various forms of plantation such as mangosteen, coffee, rambutan, and more, Belimbing rice terrace attracts countless tourists for its enchanting beauty.

Belimbing Rice Terraces

Address: Suradadi, Belimbing Village, Tabanan 82361, Jl. Raya Belimbing, Belimbing, Pupuan, Kabupaten Tabanan, Bali 82163, Indonesia

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11. Tour the rice terraces of Pupuan (from USD 23.0)

A farming village in Bali, Pupuan boasts mind-blowing rice terraces, along with plantations catering to coffee, cocoa, and clove. You can also eat some of the rare tropical fruits on your journey here including durian and mangosteen among others. The best time to visit the terrace is when it is in all its glory, which is during the early hours of the day. While here, you will also get to see the farmers putting in the crops and tending to them. There are also tropical woodlands featuring hidden streams and waterfalls.

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Full-Day Tour: The Magic of Northern Bali

Duration: 9 hours

Explore the green side of Bali

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When you are done with the beaches, caves, waterfalls, and the temples, switch to the rice fields to enjoy the greenery that Bali offers. While at the rice fields, you get to walk on the trails, explore the village side, check out what the farmers do, and even learn about how the farming process works.

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Born in Mumbai and brought up in Bangalore, India, Aarti is a full-time freelance writer by profession. She is a lover of everything the ‘blue dot’ offers—world cultures, off-the-beaten tracks,...Read more

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