Day 2:We started early on our bike towards Aloha Ubud swing which offers plenty of Instagram moments and is one of the hottest trends in Bali. Next stop was Tegallang rice terrace where you can enjoy a nice lunch overseeing the paddy fields. A few kilometers ahead is a beautiful historic Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple. Dinner was at Sayan House - a fancy restaurant offering beautiful valley facing views and delicious food.
The one we entered costed us IDR 10,000. The entry to the rice terrace was through a cute little cafe overlooking the rice terraces. On entering the terrace we saw the photo spots that are so famous on Instagram and went over to click pictures but realized that we had to pay for that as well. The initial price quoted was IDR 150,000 for 5 spots which included the swing. We got down to business and brought the price down to IDR 50,000 per person which was pretty great value for what was being offered. After a long photo session and some scary moments at the swing we decided to head back to the villa and embark on the long coastal road journey to our diving school.
We started our day with an early morning visit to the famous paddy fields - Tegalalang. The rice terraces are AWESOME. The views are extremely beautiful but you need to walk a lot - up and down the stairs to enjoy the place. Though the locals there pose for photos / selfies and then ask for donation. Other than that the place is great. One important point is to start early since later in the day it gets really hot and the place gets crowded. We bought tickets for 10k from Ceking Rice Terrace office and entered on the other side of the road around 100 meters from the ticket counter. We tried one of the swings as well and it was a good experience too. Must recommend this while you are in Ubud.
Another iconic place to get clicked - this one was just for the gram :P