The Best Waterfalls in Ubud, Bali

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There are quite a few things that Bali is well-known for. Beautiful rice terraces, thrilling surf conditions, world-class diving spots, the very “Instagrammable” swings, and, of course, breathtaking waterfalls. Bali is the perfect adventure travel destination. If you’re planning a trip here, the Bali waterfalls should be on your radar. So what is the best Ubud waterfall to visit?

Ubud, in North Bali, is often described as the heart of Bali. This is where you will find many of natures finest creations. Far away from the crowded beaches of South Bali, and surrounded by beautiful rice fields like Tegalalang, countless waterfalls, and great hiking trails, Ubud is a haven for nature lovers.

It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find hidden waterfalls in Bali. Many of them have become extremely popular and get very crowded. The trick is to find the lesser-known but just as spectacular waterfalls.

Ubud is home to some of the most beautiful waterfalls in all of Bali. But many of them do fall into the category of being popular and very busy.

 

Tibumana Waterfall 

Tibumana waterfall is one of the most beautiful “secret waterfalls” near Ubud. Tourism is on the rise and it’s getting more and more difficult to find secluded places in Bali. But, hidden deep in the jungle, Tibumana waterfall is a true hidden gem. More people are starting to hear about it, so unfortunately it’s only a matter of time before it becomes touristy. But for now, it’s still a very peaceful and tranquil spot. 

The best way to get here is on motorbike. There are beautiful rice fields and palm tree spots to stop at along the way. So if you have your own transport you can explore the beautiful surrounding areas at your own pace.Once you reach the falls, there is a parking area for you to leave your bike. The walk to the waterfall is about 10 to 15 minutes and there are a few small stores selling refreshments along the way. The entrance fee is 15,000 IDR per person.

 

Kanto Lampo Waterfall

Just a 15-minute drive from Tibumana, you will find Kanto Lampo waterfall. Also hidden away in the jungles, Kanto Lampo is a peaceful escape. It’s worth making a stop here on your visit to Tibumana waterfall. Once you park here, it’s an easy walk down to the falls. You just need to follow a set of stairs down – which will take between 5 to 10 minutes. The entrance fee here is 10,000 IDR.

To get the best views of the waterfall, you will need to climb right into the water. Keep in mind that the rocks may be wet and slippery so you should be careful when climbing here. Since this is not one of the well-known waterfalls, it can be a bit tricky to find. On Google maps, it’s known as ‘Wisata Air Terjun Kanto Lampo.’ 

 

Tegenungan Waterfall 

Tegenungan waterfall is one of the most popular waterfalls to visit in Ubud. It’s located in the South and is situated at the top of a valley. There are a series of concrete stairs leading down to the base of the falls. The entrance fee here is 15,000 IDR. This is one of the largest and most impressive of the Bali waterfalls. If you’re looking to explore the best waterfalls in Ubud, then Tegenungan has to be on your list. This one is only a 20 minute drive from Ubud, and it’s one of the very touristy waterfalls for a reason. 

On the plus-side of it being so popular, the pathway down to the falls is well maintained and very safe. Once passing through the entrance you will walk past a few market stores. Once you reach the “WELCOME TO TEGENUNGAN WATERFALL” sign – you are at the start of the short pathway leading down to the falls.

There’s a fabulous viewpoint on the way down. You might want to try snap a photo – if it’s not too crowded. 

Tips for Visiting the Waterfalls 

Here are a few things to consider when exploring the Bali waterfalls

  • Visit Early: Since many of them are very touristy, you’re going to want to visit them as early as possible. Sunrise is always a nice time to arrive.
  • Swimming attire: You can swim at many of the waterfalls so make sure that you bring your swimming suits along with you.
  • Comfortable shoes: You will have to walk down slippery, rocky, and dangerous paths to reach most of the waterfalls. Make sure to wear suitable shoes. 
  • Camera gear: Make sure your camera gear is weatherproof and waterproof. If not, then just make sure that you protect it as much as possible. For instance; take a small towel with to keep it covered.
  • Bring water: You should expect to do a lot of walking, so keep hydrated. There are a few stalls at many of the Bali waterfalls, but they’re often overpriced. Bring your own water with if you don’t want to get ripped off. 

Let us know if you have visited/plan to visit any of these beautiful sights!

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