One of the most dramatic landscapes in Bali, Jatiluwih is comprised of 600 hectares of rice terraces at the base of the Batukaru mountain range. The area was designated a UNESCO world heritage site due to the unique Balinese method of farming and irrigation.
There are 5 different routes for trekking and cycling, each taking between 45 minutes and 4 hours. These trails have little to no shade so be sure to bring a hat and sunscreen. There are many affordable eateries overlooking Jatiluwih where you can eat lunch with a beautiful view of the terraces. If you’re like us and decide to catch sunrise here, note that you’ll be 700 meters above sea level and it will be very cold in the early morning!
How to get to Jatiluwih Rice Terraces?
Jatiluwih is located just over an hour away from both Canggu and Ubud. See it on the map>. The drive up is entirely on paved roads, so going by scooter is very easy.
What’s the cost of Jatiluwih Rice Terraces?
The terraces are officially open between 8:30am and 6:00pm. However, if you visit outside of opening hours you can legally enter the terraces for free! Otherwise, the price of entry is 40k IDR for foreigners or 15k IDR for Indonesians. Car parking is an additional 5k IDR.
Jatiluwih vs Tegalalang
The two most well known rice terraces in Bali are Tegalalang and Jatiluwih. Tegalalang, located only 30 minutes outside of Ubud, is much more crowded than Jatiluwih. Tegalalang has an entry fee of 10k IDR, however there are several spots where locals request donations to enter certain parts of the fields. It takes less than an hour to explore all of Tegalalang but unlike Jatiluwih, there are plenty of swings and structures specifically designed for taking Instagram pictures. If you are short on time and don’t mind the crowds, Tegalalang might be a better option for you.
Other things to do in the area
While a little more out of the way, Jatiluwih terraces are our favorite rice fields in Bali! While you’re in the area you may want to visit the nearby Yeh Hoo waterfall, Ulun Danu Beratan temple or the Handara Bali Gates.