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Best Things to do in Jatiluwih

Jatiluwih and the beautiful rice terraces are a perfect idea to relax, but also to have some action in nature. Discover the best things to do in Jatiluwih.

Best Things to do in Jatiluwih

Have you had enough of overcrowded touristy places and need some peaceful time in the green? Jatiluwih is the perfect spot to enjoy relaxing moments but also to be active and have exciting days in nature. Find out what amazing things to do in Jatiluwih.

Overview of things to do in Jatiluwih

Jatiluwih Rice Terraces

Jatiluwih has over 300 hectares of lush green rice terraces and is ranked among the UNESCO World Heritages. The rice terraces are located in the fresh mountainous landscape of Bali. Therefore, make sure you will take a light jacket when visiting Jatiluwih. Although the region around Jatiluwih is very beautiful, you won’t find too many tourists there.When you enter the rice terraces you need to pay a little entrance fee.

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Rice Field Trekking

First of all, one of the things to do in Jatiluwih you shouldn’t miss is Rice Field Trekking. Hiking through the rice fields is really good to clear your mind while breathing the fresh Jatiluwih air. There are signposted hiking routes along the rice paddies. You can choose between 5 different routes:

  • Red: This is the shortest route which takes about one hour.
  • Yellow: This track takes about 1h 10mins.
  • White: The white path takes you deeper down into the rice fields and gives you more perspectives. It takes about 2 hours.
  • Green: The green track leads you over a length of 6 kilometres along the lush rice paddies. The walk takes about 2.5 to 3 hours.
  • Blue: With 7 kilometres this is longest trekking path route and adaptable for advanced trekkers. It’s a walk about 4 hours in the untouched nature.

    Info: These are official trekking paths. You will find the signs all over Jatiluwih, initiated by Jatiluwih Village.

Jatiluwih Cycling Tour

Riding a bike in Jatiluwih is an excellent way of enjoying the beautiful scenery in the UNESCO heritage. You can book a cycling tour at numerous providers or simply rent a bike and explore the Rice Terraces by your own. The green and blue trekking path (see above) are also perfect routes for basic cycling. If you prefer a guided tour, you can choose between easier routes or more challenging tracks that essentially pass the same landmarks.They are adapted to different abilities and ages.

Free Bikes in JatiluwihBuhana Agung Homestay offers free bikes. So grab a bike and explore the wonderful rice paddies of Jatiluwih!

Yeh Ho Waterfall Jatiluwih

Yeh Ho Waterfall is a quiet secluded little waterfall. It’s only a short walk by foot and an easy hike down the stairs. When you reached the waterfall, you will find two different areas: the main waterfall and a separated area for people who would like to take a bath.The water is cool and refreshing, therefore this is perfect after a long hiking day! Simply enjoy the peaceful moments and the untouched nature.

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Experience farm life – Explore the outback

Another favourite thing to do in Jatiluwih is exploring the outback. Simply rent a scooter and drive along little side streets and enjoy real untouched Bali. You will discover little villages and see how the locals actually live. Farmers in the villages use traditional ways to harvesting their crops and many are still living a very traditional life. Probably, you can have a little insight into ceremonies and family life. Say Hi to the wonderful locals and get a huge smile back. Meet the real treasures of Indonesia – Meet the locals!


Difficult access: The roads are often in bad conditions. Therefore, make sure you go slowly and drive save. Take care and stay Hati Hati (Indonesian expression for ‘be careful’). Do you need a driver?

Pura Luhur Batukaru Temple

Pura Luhur Batukaru is one of the most sacred temples on Bali and was built in the 11th century. Located in the middle of the jungle and definitely a magical place. It is compulsory to wear a scarf and a sarong, you can borrow both free of charge at the entrance of the temple. Tourists are permitted to enter the first courtyard, the access to the central temple area is prohibited. Due to the foggy afternoon, the best time to visit Pura Luhur Batukaru is in the morning.


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Info: Pura Luhur Batukaru is dedicated to Maha Dewa, the god of the Volcano Batukaru.The Balinese believe that they are protected from demons and evil spirits by the temple. Find out more about Black Magic, Rituals & Ghosts in Bali!

Angseri Hot Spring – Let’s get wet

Relax your mind and soul at Angseri Hot Spring, a natural water pool. So put your feet up, soak in the natural hot spring and enjoy the surrounding area with tropical forests and waterfalls. The heated water contains solid minerals. People have enjoyed this natural wonders for centuries with its mysterious healing powers. To get to the hot spring pool, you need to pay a little admission fee.

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Watching a sunrise in Jatiluwih – watch out early birds

Get up around 5:30 a.m. and brace yourself for watching a stunning sunrise. While enjoying this peaceful moment, you will only listen to the sounds of nature such as birds and crickets. Maybe, you can see the first farmers harvesting their crops. Usually fog and clouds will already appear around noon.Therefore, you have the most beautiful view in the morning. Observe how the rice terraces slowly get their lush green colours from the sun. Watching the sunrise is a wonderful thing to do in Jatiluwih and will bring the happiness to your mind. 

Insider Tip: Enjoy a good sunrise spot with a perfect view of the rice terraces at Billys Home Villas Jatiluwih !

Stay in the middle of nowhere

Tegal Jero Homestay is located in the area of Jatiluwih in a small village in the middle of a jungle forest. The big panorama windows are facing the wonderful forest. Listen to the sounds of nature such as birds and crickets –  you can even hear a little river splashing. Enjoy the quietness of this peaceful oasis. So lean back and simply relax your soul at Tegal Jero Homestay!

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‘This is a never-ending list! What are your favourite things to do in Jatiluwih? Let us know about your best spots in Jatiluwih in the comments below!’


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