About 15 to 20 minutes outside of the city center of Ubud are the amazing Emerald Green Rice Fields.
The rice terraces were created more than 2,000 years ago by farmers with primitive hand tools. They began carving the stepped terraces out of steep hillsides. With the years the terraces got extended and are still cultivated as rice is the staple food of Bali.
- Did you know that Bali has 4 abandoned airplanes? Click here for photos and directions.
The easiest way to get there is by renting a motorbike. There are also guided tours available or you can hire a driver.
My top choice is kayak.com. You can easily search for the best fares over 30 days or see where you can go on your budget. My favorite airline is Qatar Airways, I especially like the on-demand menu in Business Class.
I would recommend checking out Agoda.com. It is one of the leading hotel sites with worldwide more than 500,000 hotels. Other sites I check are Booking.com and Expedia. Trusted Housesitters connects you with home and pet owners who need a sitter when going away. Another great option is Airbnb - Use this link to get $40 off your first stay. Visit TripAdvisor for hotel reviews.
More Bali Internet Resources:
Universal Traveller - Luxury Adventure Travel