Waterfalls in Bali you have to Visit
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.
Tukad Cepung Waterfall
The Tukad Cepung waterfall is somewhat of a rising star among the Bali waterfalls. It’s located approximately 50 minutes from Ubud and is a relatively easy ride. Tukad Cepung is gaining a lot of popularity thanks to its unique aesthetics. The waterfall is set between rock formations. The entrance fee here is 10,000 IDR per person.
Goa Rang Reng Waterfall
Located in Gianyar, Goa Rang Reng is only about a 30 minute drive from Ubud. This one is only accessible by motorbike and is perfect for those looking for a bit of adventure. There is one path leading down to the Rang Reng waterfall, but along the way down it splits in two. One path leads to a sacred cave and the other to the falls. You are only allowed to explore the cave if you are with a local guide.
Sekumpul waterfall can be found in the village of Sekumpul. It’s touted as being the most beautiful waterfall in Bali. It’s not easily accessible though and to see it up close requires quite a bit of effort. In fact, the new regulations require you to hire a guide. The entry fee here is 20,000 IDR. You will need to ride down a dirt road, stumble down lots of slippery stairs, and cross over a river if you want to experience all it’s beauty. But it’s said to be absolutely worth. Unfortunately we didn’t make it to this one because it’s a bit far from Ubud and Canggu.
Located in a small village (pretty much in the middle of nowhere), you will find NungNung Waterfall. Surrounded by lush green rice terraces and plantations, the scenery here is incredible. At nine hundred meters above sea level, NungNung is the waterfall with the highest altitude.
Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall
The Banyu Wana Amertha waterfall is said to be one of Bali’s best kept secrets. Found in the North of Bali, far less tourists make their way up this side. One of the best things about this waterfall is that you get to visit three waterfalls at once. They are all found about 5 to 10 minutes apart from each other.
Dusun Kuning Waterfall
Also known as the Yellow waterfall, Dusun Kuning is said to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali. Located in the east-central region of Bali close to Gianyar, it’s about a 45 minute drive from Ubud. The entrance fee is 20,000 IDR.
Getting to the Waterfalls
Although there’s so much to do in Bali, it’s a pretty small island and it’s relatively easy to get around. The most popular way to travel around Bali is by motorcycle or scooter. But there are also several other ways to get around.
Rent a Bike
Renting a bike in Bali is super easy. Many accommodation places offer bikes to rent or they will be able to organize it for you. If not, you will be able to find at hotels or guesthouses nearby or directly from rental shops. Bikes are the best ways to explore the Bali waterfalls, and all the attractions for that matter. It offers you the freedom to explore at your own pace and make unplanned stops along the way. Bike rentals are typically about 50,000 IDR per day – depending on how well you negotiate. If you’re going to be renting it for an extended time, you may be able to negotiate better rates.
Uber is more cost-effective than taxis and a great way to get around Bali. If you’re not comfortable riding a bike, Uber is probably the next best option to get check out the Ubud waterfall spots. Of course, the downside is that you will need to make sure that you have an internet connection to call Uber. You also aren’t able to make unprecedented stops. In most cases, you will need to know exactly where you’re going to be dropped off their. You will then need to call another one when you’re ready to leave.The other thing to consider is that Uber may not always be available – especially in quieter areas. This means that while you will be able to get an uber from the centre of Ubud to your favourite Ubud waterfall, you may struggle to find one back. This is likely to be the case for many of the attractions that are a little far out.
You shouldn’t have a problem finding a taxi in most of Bali, but it will probably be considerably more expensive than Uber. However, if you’re in a rush or just want the convenience of getting to your destination with little hassle, a taxi is your best bet.That being said, you also probably won’t find taxis just hanging around quieter areas.This is why having your own transport is so much more convenient.
There is one last option. You could hire your own private driver. If you’re travelling in a group and want convenience, then a private driver is the way to go. It could also be quite cost-effective, depending on how many people you split the costs between. There are many private drivers available all over Bali. Just ask a local and they will probably know someone. Or ask at your hotel – they can probably organize someone.