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4 Stunning Rice Fields in Ubud to Check Out on Your Trip to Bali

Untouched nature isn’t easy to come by in the areas of Bali popular with tourists, that’s why the Rice Field Walks in Ubud are hidden gems – Keep reading for a complete local guide to the best Rice Fields and how to get there + the best ricefield viewpoint cafes.

✔️ Best Rice Field Walks in Ubud – Quick Guide 

  1. 🏆 Kajeng Rice Field (Also called Sari Organic Walk & Juwuk Manis)
  2. ⭐️ Campuhan Ridge Walk
  3. Tegallalang Rice Terraces (Also called Ceking Rice Terrace)
  4. Penestanan Rice Field Walk
Rice Fields in ubud bali photographed via drone from above

4 Best Rice Field Walks in Ubud 

1. Kajeng Rice Fields (Also Called Sari Organic Walk / Juwuk Manis)

The Kajeng Rice Fields & Sari Organic Walks are the most scenic thing you can do without leaving Ubud! A true hidden gem in the center of Ubud, the Kajeng Rice Fields walk starts off at Jl. Suweta, which is one of the main streets. Once you walk in, you would never know that you were so close to town. There’s no honking or crowds that have become associated with Ubud Center. Kajeng Rice Fields was not made to be a tourist attraction, it was just a path farmers used to get from one rice paddy to another. In the past decade or so, hotels, cafes, and little stores started opening up along the Kajeng Rice Fields walk, catering to the tourists who strolled the rice paddies for the beautiful views. 

🥾 Distance: The walk can be 10 minutes or up to 5 KM depending on if you do the small Sweet Orange Warung Walk, or the entire loop. The entire loop takes 1-hour.

👉 Best Rice Field Walk for Exercise: Most of the rice Field walks in Ubud are pretty crowded, and short (1 KM or less), so I loved the Kajeng Rice Fields because I could actually go on a jog or get a bit of exercise if I chose the longer loop.

📍Address for the entry to Kajeng Rice Fields Walk: There are a few different entrances to the Kajeng Rice fields, you can use the intersection of Jl. Kajeng and Jl. Raya Ubud.

About the Sweet Orange Warung

Along the Kajeng Rice Fields walk you can find Sweet Orange Warung, which is one of my absolute favorite cafes in Ubud. On Google Maps there is a marker for the Kajeng Rice Fields and another for the “Sweet Orange Walk”. Sweet Orange Warung has amazing views of the rice fields, tasty food, cheap prices, and great wifi. 

2. Campuhan Ridge Walk 

The Campuhan Ridge Hike is a very famous 2 KM walk in Ubud that features stunning rice paddy views, but it gets a lot of tourists and can be super crowded! While Campuhan is a free activity in Ubud, the area around the ridge has been commercialized – There are tons of shops selling souvenirs (Ola-Ola in Balinese), cafes, and spas along the walk. Even though It’s not my favorite rice field walk in Ubud due to the crowds, Campuhan is still a nice time as it passes by a Balinese Temple at the entrance. If you’re wearing a Sarong, you can visit the river at the base of this temple where they have purification ceremonies.

3. Tegallalang Rice Terraces (Also Called Ceking)

Tegallalang Rice Terraces used to just be a rice farm in Ubud, but now has become one of the largest tourist attractions in all of Bali! They’re beautiful in photos and in real life and have a lot of activities like swings and pools overlooking the rice terraces which make for a great time. It’s the only “commercial” rice field walk on this list, meaning you have to pay an entrance fee to get in.

Note: Tegallalang Rice Terraces have become a bit over-touristed in my opinion.

💰 Commercial Rice Fields: If you’re willing to pay an entrance fee to visit a rice field in Ubud, I would recommend Alas Harum Agrotourism instead – for the 50K entrance fee you will get access to way more activities and better-tended fields.

4. Penestanan Rice Field Walk 

The Penestanan Rice Field Walk gets the least amount of tourists out of all the others mentioned on this list, but it’s also the furthest away from town. Located 4 KM from Ubud Center you need to take a scooter or hire a Gojek scooter taxi to reach Penestatan Rice Fields. I found the Penestanan Rice Field walk to be nice but short, and it didn’t have great views for most of the walk. Unless you’re staying in the area of Penestanan, I would recommend Kajeng Rice Fields instead!

👉 How to Get There: Penestanan Rice Fields doesn’t have a Google Maps Marker, but you can find it by using Terracotta Restaurant as a point on one end of the rice field walk, and Paddy Point Restaurant on the other end. 

📍Terracotta Restaurant Address: Jl. Raya Lungsiakan, Kedewatan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

📍Paddy Point Restaurant Address: Jl. Banjar Penestanan Kaja, Sayan, Kecamatan Ubud, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia

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