Bali is a combination of beaches, rice fields, amazing viewpoints, lush green mountains, volcanos and lots of beautiful waterfalls. But there are so many different waterfalls in Bali around the island that it’s hard to choose which ones are worth a visit. After spending more than 2 years of living in Bali we have seen many of the best Bali waterfall and created this ultimate Bali waterfalls guide for you! In this blog post you will find all the best and most beautiful waterfalls in Bali. We also give you practical tips about how to get to the waterfalls and photography tips to capture the waterfalls in Bali at its best!
30 BEST WATERFALLS IN BALI
Taman Beji Griya waterfall
Taman Beji Griya waterfall is a very special and sacred Ubud waterfall. With stone carvings, a hidden cave and the option for traditional Balinese purification at the waterfall, this place is a true cultural experience. This is the reason why every visitor must wear a sarong which you can rent upon paying the entrance fee. Don’t expect to walk around here in swimwear because that is forbidden. You can view Taman Griya waterfall from the top and also from the small valley below. Take your time to explore the rest of the canyon where you will find another hidden cave.
Getting there: Taman Beji Griya waterfall is located in Sangeh village and is a 20 minute drive from Ubud centre. You can easily get there with Google Maps and once you’ve parked it is only a few minutes walking to the waterfall.
Entrance fee:100.000 IDR per person including the rent for a sarong to only view the waterfall. If you want to do the purification it costs 150.000 for locals and 200.000 for foreigners.
Best time to go: We always advice to go the Ubud waterfalls as early as possible.
Photo tip: Because Taman Beji Griya waterfall is beautifully situated in a small canyon with mossy stone carvings, I would advice to use the depth of the canyon and include the stone carvings in your shot. With a long exposure you can smooth out the water creating a fairytale like scene.
Les waterfall / Yeh Mempeh north Bali
Les waterfall, also known as Yeh Mempeh, is a beautiful hidden gem in the Buleleng regency in north Bali. Located in the small village of Tejakula you can find this untouched nature treasure where you can enjoy the beautiful waterfall and short hike. Les waterfall is about 50 meters high and consists of two parts of water flow. Unfortunately you can’t swim in a natural pool at Les waterfall because the water isn’t deep enough. But you can wade through the river and just relax and enjoy the beautiful nature surroundings.
Getting there: Les waterfall / Yeh Mempeh is located nearby Tejakula in Les village and is best visited when you stay in North Bali. There are signs along the main road near Tejakula so you can easily find the entrance of Les waterfall. Rent a scooter of find a private driver to bring you there.
Entrance fee: 10.000 IDR per person.
Best time to go: We always advice to go in the morning, but Les waterfall isn’t a popular tourist destination so you won’t have to worry about avoiding crowds later on the day.
Photo tip: Les waterfall is a great waterfall to capture with a long exposure. Stand in the river to create leading lines and try to capture the top part of the waterfall as well.
Kroya waterfall is a beautiful and in particular fun waterfall in Bali to visit. You can go gliding from the waterfall into the natural pool which results in instant fun! Tucked away in the Secret Garden of Sembangan you have to have a guide to go jumping and gliding from the waterfalls here.
Kroya waterfall is 5 meters high and has a stunning turquoise pool and a cement platform from where you can jump from. Besides that, Kroya waterfall has a natural slide. If you’re not a very strong swimmer then it is recommended to put on a life jacket as the force of the waterfalls tends to push you down a bit. Besides being a fun jump spot, Kroya is also a beautiful, photogenic spot.
Getting there: Kroya waterfall is the first waterfall you will see when hiking from the ticket booth towards Aling Aling waterfall.
NungNung waterfall is the most powerful Bali waterfall. With a tremendous speed the water gushes down, resulting in a lot of spray. So impressive! Be aware that you have to take 510 steps until you reach the waterfall, and the same way back of course, which is a great workout. But it is so worth it to visit this beautiful and powerful waterfall! Book your tour to NungNung waterfall including hiking Mount Batur with sunrise here
Getting there: The waterfall is very easy to find with Google Maps. Once you have paid and parked your scooter or car, it is a long way down to this beautiful spot. 510 steps in total. Yes, that’s a hell of a climb on the way back, but trust me, it’s more than worth it!! Take some water with you to stay hydrated, and please don’t litter 🙂
Entrance fee: 10.000 IDR per person and 2.000 IDR for a motorbike.
Best time to go for photos: In the morning between 10 – 12 AM because you’ll get magical light rays from the side and there will be fewer people around. During midday, all tourists are coming and the light is too harsh and will blow out the whites in the waterfall. You may fix this with an ND filter, but better is to get out there in the morning for a great morning hike as temperatures of course rise during midday.
Photo tip: If your camera is not splash proof, be aware that there will be spray from the waterfall. Especially when it’s a bit windy. So take a GoPro with you if you really want some pictures here. If you do have a splash-proof camera than don’t forget to take a lens cloth with you to dry your lens. Look at the picture below how our camera looked like after shooting at this waterfall! There are several angles to capture this beauty. From the left side is most convenient, but a shot from right in front is more challenging and creative, but you have to cross the stream to get to the other side.
Located in the quiet country side of Sidemen is Gembleng waterfall located. Tucked away in the beautiful jungle is this multi tier waterfall with natural infinity pools that offers a great little getaway. From the top of the waterfall you will have incredible views over the Sidemen valley and rice fields. It is only a short hike up to the highest natural pool where you can dip in. There is also a little shack where you can buy a coconut to enjoy after exploring the waterfall. This is truly a place where you can connect with the authentic Bali life and see no, or few other tourists.
Getting there: Gembleng waterfall is pinned on Google Maps and can be easily found. From the centre of Sidemen its only a 20 minute drive to the waterfall so it’s a perfect place to explore in Sidemen. From the entrance it’s a little hike up to the natural pools and the top of the waterfall from where you’ll have the amazing views. Along the way you can see the different tiers of water flowing down.
Entrance fee: The entrance fee is based on a donation. You can give anything you feel like, but between 10 000 IDR and 20 000 IDR per person is a normal price.
Best time to go: Because Gembleng waterfall isn’t a popular tourist destination yet you can have the place for yourself at certain times. We always advice to go as early as possible for the best light. Especially in the valley of Sidemen it can get very cloudy during the afternoon when clouds come in.
Tibumana waterfall is a super photogenic waterfall nearby Ubud and is a must visit. The beautiful jungle surroundings combined with the curtain of water falling down in a straight stream makes Tibumana waterfall one of our most favorite waterfalls in Bali. It is very easy to get to Tibumana and it’s just a short hike from the car park to the waterfall. Book your tour to Tibumana waterfall here
Getting there: From Ubud centre it is just a 15 km drive East before you reach Tibumana. Use Google Maps offline if you don’t have data. From Canggu it is more-less an hour drive, but be prepared for the traffic along the way! The drive towards Tibumana waterfall is beautiful through the local villages and nature. Especially when you enter the car park at the waterfall entrance you will pass a spectacular palm tree road! Take your time to stop there to make some pictures 😉
Entrance fee: 10.000 IDR per person and 5.000 IDR for a locker.
Best time to go for photos: Sunrise or at least early in the morning is the best timing to take the best photos. Morning light is always much better than in the middle of the day. The shadows on the water or direct sunlight on the waterfall will blow out the whites. And shadows on water always look a bit weird. Also if you want to have fewer people around, early in the morning is your only option to have the Tibumana waterfall for yourself.
Photo tip: There are some really nice angles to capture the waterfall. Low by the water, from the left corner or straight in front. At this waterfall you can perfectly practice your long exposure skills. See the different shutter speeds which we used by the Tibumana waterfall in this blog post.
GitGit Twin waterfall
Don’t get confused by the name GitGit waterfall that is used a lot in the area of GitGit. There are several different waterfalls in the village of GitGit that have GitGit in their name. GitGit waterfall is the highest of them, but GitGit Twin waterfall (also known as Campuhan waterfall) and multi tier GitGit waterfall are all different. For photography and fun the GitGit Twin waterfall and GitGit waterfall are the best ones to explore. GitGit Twin waterfall is flanked by cliffs and kind of tucked away in a cave where two rivers meet and create two streams of water. The waterfall is about 20 meters height and even has spiritual value according to the Balinese beliefs. The pool is nice to cool off in, but not really suited to swim. The current of the falls can be strong so don’t come too close where the water plunges into the pool.
Getting there: The entrance of GitGit Twin waterfall can be found along the Jalan Raya Bedugul – Singaraja. You will see a sign along the road where you can either park your vehicle and hike the last part, or if you’re a skilled motorbike driver you can enter the narrow road and drive all the way until the end where the stairs start. From that point it’s only a 5 minute walk until you get to the GitGit Twin waterfall.
Entrance fee: The entrance fee is a donation so you can give any amount you feel good with.
Best time to go for photos: Because GitGit Twin waterfall isn’t a very popular Bali waterfall to visit you can come at any time and have the chance of being there alone. However, the best time to explore the Bali waterfalls is in our opinion always in the morning or late afternoon.
As said in the previous paragraph, there are several waterfalls in North Bali that have the name Git Git in it. Another, bigger waterfall than the twin falls is Git Git waterfall which is worth a visit and can be easily combined in the same morning. The 2 tier Git Git waterfall is an impressive sight, however you can’t swim directly under the waterfall due to its power. But luckily there is a river where you can bathe in to cool off. The water that thunders down creates a lot of mist so you can feel the power of it when standing close. The short and easy hike that follows the river towards the waterfall is scenic with some small shops selling drinks, snacks and souvenirs. Don’t let yourself get tricked by guide scammers who tell you that you NEED a guide for 125K. Just keep walking and follow the path which you can also check on maps.me app.
Getting there: The entrance of GitGit waterfall can be found along the Jalan Raya Bedugul – Singaraja and is clearly signed. It is just a short walk to get to the waterfall and you don’t need a guide.
Entrance fee: The entrance fee is 20 000 IDR per person.
Kembar waterfall is the second waterfall after Kroya that you can visit in the Sembangan secret garden. This waterfall is just a minute walk away from Kroya waterfall and is another cliff jump spot that takes it to the next level! Where Kroya was only 5 meters high, Kembar waterfall, which means double falls, is 10 meters high. There’s a lot of foam below so again, you need to be a strong swimmer and a bit of an adrenaline junkie to do these jumps!
If you’re not into jumping, then the pool at Kembar waterfall is great to take a dip in. You can easily enter the water and it gets slowly deeper the closer you get to the falls. Besides swimming, being at the bottom of these two falls is also a great photo spot! The river then connects Kembar with the last waterfall you can spot here which is Pucuk waterfall, the highest fall of these three.
Pucuk waterfall is the last of the three waterfalls you can see at this side of secret garden Sembangan. This 15 meters high waterfall offers a serious cliff jumping spot. Not for the faint hearted!
Leke Leke waterfall
Leke Leke waterfall isn’t on every to do list in Bali yet. That was probably also the reason why there weren’t other people at the moment when we visited this hidden gem. Leke Leke is really worth a visit and you can combine it perfectly with other must-sees around the area like the Jatiluwih rice fields and Nung Nung waterfall. The waterfall is tucked away in a kind of cave with hanging vines around. The water almost looks like a curtain of satin flowing down into the shallow rock pool below.
Getting there: Leke Leke waterfall is easy to get to with your motorbike or car. The entrance is clearly signposted along the way. You can combine this waterfall with a visit to Jatiluwih rice fields for example! After you’ve paid the entrance, you have to hike 15 minutes down through the jungle. The path is well maintained and the hike itself is wonderful, let alone when you see the hidden waterfall!
Entrance fee: 30.000 IDR per person.
Best time to go for photos: We almost say this every time, but the best moment for shooting a waterfall is in the morning. Although, at Leke Leke you can also shoot around 12 or 1 PM because there is no direct sunlight on the waterfall.
Photo tip: Frame your picture with the vegetation around so you create the depth you want. There are a few places where you can set up your tripod or frame the picture in between some leaves or flowers for example. It always gives an extra dimension and depth to your picture!
Banyumala twin waterfalls
Banyumala twin waterfall is one of the lesser known Bali waterfalls, but super worth to visit! It is for sure one of the best waterfalls in Bali for photography! It has a perfect veil like twin curtains along the rocks and a natural plunge pool to take a dip in. The Banyumala twin waterfall is located in the north and could easily be combined with a visit to Banyu Wana Amertha waterfall which is very close. There are several angles to make awesome photos at this waterfall. And after that you can relax, enjoy the silent nature surroundings and take a dip in the pool. You can also combine Banyumala waterfall with a visit to Sekumpul waterfall as it’s only 20 kilometers further.
Getting there: This waterfall is very easy to access and can be combined when you visit the Ulun Danu Bratan temple for example. Google maps will send you on an unpaved road down until you enter the parking lot where you can park your scooter or car and pay the entrance fee. After that, you have to hike down for another 10-15 minutes until you reach the waterfall.
Entrance fee: 30.000 IDR per person and 2.000 per motorbike.
Best time to go for photos: In the morning is the best time for this waterfall. Because in the midday and afternoon the sun will shine more directly on the water which makes the falls a bit blown out.
Photo tip: Be creative at this waterfall! Because there is so much space to walk around and take advantage of the surroundings for your framing. Try to frame in between leaves, flowers, do something creative with the bridge. Especially when you have a ‘model’ with you that can show the perspective of this waterfall, you have to let the person stand in different places and try different angles. Find out what works the best for you!
Sekumpul waterfall will give you the feeling as if you’re in Jurassic Park. The height and speed at which the water gushes down is impressive. Located in North Bali this will be one of your highlights during your time on the island. For sure one of our favorite Bali waterfalls together with NungNung and Tibumana. The photos will speak for themselves. But there is one thing to keep in mind before you enter Sekumpul waterfall. Read on to find out what it is and read our complete Sekumpul waterfall guide for more in-depth information!
Getting there: There are two ways to get to this waterfall, from the car park of Sekumpul waterfall, which is the downstream part and the best place to access all 7 waterfalls in this area. You can also enter the falls from the other side at Lemukih village which is the upstream side.
Entrance fee: 20.000 IDR per person. But since February 2019 there is a fence when you enter the downstream part. Locals await you and charge you money as your guide, around 100.000 IDR. This is questionable because in this way they force you to pay. While before you only had to pay the 20K entrance ticket and could go by yourself. So use your bargaining skills and try to lower the costs as much as possible!
Best time to go for photos: The (early) morning is the best time to go to Sekumpul because of many reasons. First, the light. If you arrive here around 9 or 10 AM the waterfall is still in the shade. Therefore the waterfall won’t be blown out by the sun, and you won’t be overheated while shooting. Second, fewer tourists what gives you more time and possibilities for different angles.
Photo tip: There is an awesome rock where your model can climb on to give perspective of the height of the waterfall. But there are also many other angles to make your shot. For example where you can use leaves as foreground to create extra depth in your shot. Or use your drone to create a completely different perspective of Sekumpul waterfall!
Fiji waterfall is located right around the corner of Sekumpul waterfall. This set of three waterfalls really gives you those Jurassic Park vibes. Besides being a great photo spot it is also a majestic spot to admire the beauty of nature. If it’s windy you might get very wet due to the spray.
Tegenungan waterfall in Ubud
Tegenungan waterfall is one of the most popular waterfalls in Bali and therefore it can be crowded. It is worth it to spend some time at this beautiful waterfall. The pathway is well maintained and it’s just a short walk down the concrete steps until you reach the falls. Two platforms connected by a bamboo bridge will give you the best view on Tegenungan Waterfall. You can pay another 10.000 IDR to get an amazing middle-level view and go one level higher to the top of Tegenungan to overlook the whole area and have a different perspective from the falls. You can easily combine Tegenungan waterfall during your ‘chasing waterfalls in Bali’ day trip. For example, you can combine this waterfall together with a visit to Tibumana waterfall and Tukad Cepung waterfall, both close located to Ubud. Read our complete guide to Tegenungan waterfall here.
Getting there: Just a 30 min drive from Ubud will take you to Tegenungan waterfall. The best way to explore the island is by renting a scooter for 50.000 – 60.000 IDR a day.
Entrance fee: 15.000 IDR per person, parking your scooter is free and a car is 5.000 IDR. If you need a locker you can rent one at the falls for 10.000 IDR and toilet are available for 3.000 IDR.
Best time to go for photos: The (early) morning is the best time to go to Tegenungan waterfall for many reasons. First, it gets crowded during the late morning. Tegenungan is a very well-known spot, so if you want an empty area you must go early. Second, early in the morning you can take advantage of the magical morning light.
Photo tip: There are many spots to take your shots here. The viewpoint from above is beautiful, especially when there are no other people around. As mentioned before you can also go to the middle-level view and top-level view for another 10.000 IDR and take your pictures from there.
Suwat waterfall is one of the many amazing waterfalls in Bali. Located near Ubud, Suwat waterfall is still a bit of a hidden gem that hasn’t been discovered by the big crowds. It’s a small little canyon where the waterfall can be seen and the natural pool can be enjoyed. There is even a bamboo raft which you can use to float on and take your epic instagrammable pictures! It’s only a 5 minute walk down the stairs to get here, so easy to reach for every age.
Getting there: Suwat waterfall is about a 1-hour drive from Canggu, Seminyak, Legian, and Kuta area. But from the Ubud area it’s only a 30 minute drive. The best way to get around in Bali is with a scooter, but you can also hire a driver for the day.
Entrance fee: 15.000 rupiah per person and the parking is included for this price.
Best time to go: Early morning or around 2 PM is our advice. If you want to be sure to have Suwat waterfall for yourself, then beat the crowds and get here as early as you can. The opening times of Suwat waterfall are from 8AM to 6 PM, so if you’re an early bird you can head to the waterfall right after breakfast. The light is at it’s peak shining through the leaves above around 2 PM, and if you’re lucky you can get some magical lightrays then. However, around noon you’ll also have the chance of more people at the waterfall.
Photo tip: There is a great rock in front of the waterfall which can be used as photo spot. You can use leaves as foreground to create more depth or make a long exposure photo to give the waterfall a silky touch. There is also a bamboo raft which you can use to float on and take some cool pictures.
Read in our complete guide everything about Suwat waterfall
Aling Aling waterfall
Aling Aling waterfall is tucked away in the lush green jungle of north Bali and is a true adventure heaven. However, there are actually 4 different waterfalls in the area of Aling Aling. The names of the other waterfalls are Kroya, Kembar and Pucuk waterfall. The hike down to Aling Aling Waterfall is only 10 minutes along a well-maintained path with concrete steps. The path goes through beautiful rice terraces and about halfway down you will find an awesome viewpoint of Aling Aling Waterfall. If you choose for the Aling Aling Waterfall Tour you will have a fun day tour which involves some serious cliff jumping and natural slides. Definitely the most adventurous Bali waterfall, perfect for adrenaline junkies!
Getting there: Aling Aling waterfall is about a 2-hour drive from Canggu, Seminyak, Legian, and Kuta area. However there are multiple options to get to Aling Aling including an all inclusive tour that picks you up from your hotel and guides you to multiple waterfalls in one day.
Entrance fee: There are two Aling Aling entrance fee options which you can choose from. One is 125.000 IDR which is a guided tour down to the waterfalls including swimming and cliff jumping. The second option is only 20.000 IDR which allows entry to the waterfalls by yourself. But swimming or cliff jumping is not allowed without a guide for your own safety.
Best time to go: This depends on bit on what you’re looking for, because if you’re planning an adventurous day at Aling Aling, anytime is good to go here. You can cool off as much as you want! But if you want to enjoy the waterfalls for yourself and take nice pictures, the early morning is the best time to go to Aling Aling waterfall.
Photo tip: If you’re going to swim or cliff jumping at Aling Aling waterfall, take your Go Pro with you! But if you only go to watch the impressive waterfalls, make sure to capture the Aling Aling waterfall from the viewpoint which gives an impressive aerial perspective of this beauty!
Kanto Lampo waterfall
Kanto Lampo waterfalls is located nearby Ubud and could easily be combined with a visit to Tibumana waterfall as they are only 15 minutes apart from each other. The 15 meters high Kanto Lampo waterfall is a beauty and it only takes 5 minutes from the car part to the down. When you reach the waterfall, you will only see it from the side. So for the best view you need to get into the water. You can leave your belongings on the rocks beside the waterfall to keep them dry. The best season to visit Kanto Lampo waterfall is between April and December when its dry season. Water levels in the river may get higher during the rain season which makes it unsafe.
Getting there: Located in the province of Gianyar, Kanto Lampo waterfall is around a half hour drive from Ubud and and hour from the Kuta, Canggu, Seminyak area.
Entrance fee: 10.000 IDR per person.
Best time to go: Besides visiting Kanto Lampo waterfall in dry season, the best time of the day to get there is early morning if you want to avoid any other tourists. If you can’t arrive early, it’s still a lovely spot to visit but take into account that because of it’s easy access and short walk, there might be lots of tourists.
Photo tip: To capture this waterfall in all its glory you need a wide angle lens. It’s most spectacular if you use a long exposure with this waterfall because the water will then look like a curtain of silk dripping along the rocks. If you don’t feel safe using a normal camera here you can better take a GoPro with you and make some shots with that camera.
Jagasatru waterfall is another hidden gem in Sidemen. This 40 meter high waterfall is flanked by two high cliffs and can be accessed by going down steep stairs for about 5 minutes. Because it isn’t a popular tourist destination you can expect to be here alone. There is even a small purification area where locals pray and purify themselves. There isn’t a possibility to swim at the waterfall as there isn’t a pool which is deep enough. But nevertheless it’s a great opportunity to discover the nature in Sidemen area.
Banyu Wana Amertha waterfalls
Banyu Wana Amertha waterfall is bit of an unknown Bali waterfall in the North of the island. This spot is actually really close to Banyumala waterfall, however, lots of people prefer Banyumala over Banyu Amertha. But that is such a shame because with the entrance ticket to Banyu Wana Amertha waterfall, you can actually visit four waterfalls in this area, depending if there is enough water in the rain season to create the fourth one. We loved this waterfall adventure which involves some hiking to get to the waterfalls. The steps are well maintained and it feels as if you are walking through a beautiful garden. Banyu Wana Amertha is now one of our most favorite Bali waterfalls!
Getting there: From the Canggu, Kuta area it is a 1,5 hour drive. So if you want to explore this area of Bali, you might want to stay here for a few nights. There are enough guesthouses or beautiful nature resorts in the area around Angsri and Auman which is really close to the twin lakes and this waterfall.
Entrance fee: 30.000 IDR for all the waterfalls.
Best time to go: Because it’s not a super touristy waterfall you can go at any time of the day. But, because of the heat I still would advice to go early morning. To reach the waterfall you hike down along a path. But this means you have to hike your way up to get back to the car park. For the best light for photos it’d also best to get here before 10AM, because otherwise the sunlight might blow out the waterfalls a bit too much.
Photo tip: Use a tripod and take a long exposure at the Banyu Wana Amertha waterfall. The water drizzling down along the moss will create a magical curtain when you make a long exposure.
One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali is Spray waterfall, which is part of the Banyu Wana Amertha waterfalls group. This beauty has several streams of water that pour down the mossy rocks. Especially in long exposure mode it is such an amazing waterfall to capture. The name says it all, this waterfall creates a lot of spray. So be prepared to get wet and cover your gear.
In the Munduk area are many waterfalls to explore. You can easily spend a complete day chasing waterfalls in Munduk as they are close to each other and it’s a fun hike. Munduk is located in North Bali at the left side of the lakes. The Munduk waterfall is also known as Red Coral and is beautiful because of its single stream fall which is flanked by gorgeous greenery. Operated by a couple of locals, Munduk waterfall is not super popular with tourists which means you’ll likely have the whole area to yourself. There is also a toilet and changing area near the entrance.
Getting there: The best way to get the most out of your time in Munduk is to stay there for one of two nights. On Google maps the parking area is clearly indicated so you win’t have a hard time to find the entrance.
Entrance fee: The parking fee is 2,000 IDR. A ticket for adults is 20,000 IDR and children costs 10,000 IDR.
Best time to go: If you want to spend a day exploring the Bali waterfalls in Munduk, it is advisable to start early. The Munduk waterfalls are not too busy, but because of the heat you might want to start early.
Photo tip: If the waterfall is very powerful I would suggest to use a high shutterspeed. Is there little water, then you can make the waterfall looking more soft and magical with a long exposure.
Golden Valley waterfall
The Golden Valley waterfall is another beautiful waterfall located in Munduk which can be easily combined in one day with the Munduk waterfalls hike. There is a cafe located with views on the waterfall, so if you finish the Munduk waterfall hike at the Golden Valley waterfall you can eat and drink something here with unique views. There is no possibility to swim at the Golden Valley waterfall, but the surroundings and relaxed cafe are worth a visit.
Once you are at the intersection at Red Coral waterfall you can continue the hike towards the Golden Valley waterfall. Another option is to pick up your scooter from the Munduk waterfall parking and drive to the entrance of Golden Valley waterfall. Keep in mind that this is a very steep road. So if you’re not comfortable driving the scooter down, walk. Golden Valley waterfall is also a beautiful fall to see, but maybe not as impressive as the other Munduk waterfalls.
Getting there: The Golden Valley waterfall can be reached by foot from Red Coral waterfall, or from the main road with the scooter. However, the road is very steep so you need to be a skilled motorbike driver to drive down and back up.
Entrance fee: 10 000 IDR per person.
Best time to go: After, or before the Munduk waterfalls hike you can eat and drink at the cafe with views on the Golden Valley waterfall. But of course you can also only visit this waterfall and combine it with lunch for example.
You can easily combine a visit to Melanting waterfall when visiting Red Coral waterfall and Labuhan Kebo waterfall as they are close to each other located. Melanting waterfall is the highest waterfall of all Munduk waterfalls and very impressive to stand close to. I estimate Melanting waterfall to be about 100 meters high. Absolutely one of the top waterfalls in Bali to visit. But you have to put in some effort to get to the base of Melanting waterfall as it takes quite some steps to get down.
Getting there: From Labuan Kebo waterfall it is about 15 minutes hiking to get down to Melanting waterfall.
Entrance fee: 10 000 IDR per person.
Labuhan Kebo waterfall
Labuhan Kebo waterfall is a beautiful multi tier stream situated in the lush green valley of Munduk. You can visit this waterfall during the Munduk waterfalls hike where you can combine four waterfalls into one hike. Labuhan Kebo waterfall is beautifully located in the valley and you can come very close. You can cross the river via the bamboo bridge. However be very careful because it can be super slippery, especially after rainfall! It is possible to dip in the shallow pool at Labuhan Kebo waterfall, however it doesn’t look very comfortable and isn’t a very deep pool for swimming.
Getting there: Labuhan Kebo waterfall can be reached when you hike from Red Coral waterfall. It’s only another 15 minutes to get to this waterfall. Read more details in our Munduk waterfalls hike guide.
Entrance fee: 10 000 IDR.
Sumampan waterfall is probably the most unknown waterfall in Bali. Vacationers don’t even pay attention to this hidden gem, but the expats who live for longer term in Bali find this waterfall more and more. Close to Ubud, this Bali waterfall is absolutely a beauty! Easy to find and a short hike down makes this the perfect waterfall. With hanging vines and beautiful trees this waterfall gives a real jungle vibe.
Getting there: Sumampan waterfall is one of the best waterfalls near Ubud and is a perfect combination with a visit to Tegenungan waterfall. If you are confident enough to drive a motorbike yourself you will easily get to the parking area. From there you have to follow the path into a lush jungle area, followed by 50 or so steep steps down to the falls.
Entrance fee: A donation is asked before you enter the waterfall, but there is nobody sitting at the entrance. So for ‘good karma’ you might want to leave around 10.000 IDR as entrance fee.
Best time to go: Luckily because Sumampan waterfall isn’t a hyped tourist attraction in Bali, you don’t have to worry about avoiding the crowds. The best time to visit most waterfalls in Bali is during the months of April-June, just after rainy season. As a result of the rain, most Bali waterfalls are powerful while during dry season there is a possibility some waterfalls dried out or have less power.
Photo tip: Vary with a long exposure and a fast shutter speed and play with the surroundings like leaves or other objects you can use a foreground. If you have drone the perspective of this waterfall is also super nice!
Read the complete Sumampan waterfall guide here
Tukad Cepung waterfall with its magical light rays
Located nearby Ubud this waterfall can easily be combined with a visit to Tibumana waterfall, Kanto Lampo waterfall and Tegenungan waterfall. Tukad Cepung waterfall is secluded in a cave where the water pours straight down along rocks. It looks like a beautiful curtain of satin. When you’re going here on a sunny day you’ll be in for a real treat. The magical light rays will show their beauty and create light beams you’ve never seen before. If you turn your back to the waterfall you will see a few rocks piled up where the light rays shine perfectly on. This is your second photo spot of this location! Climb up the rocks with the mounted staircase and stand in the light for a special shot! Read our complete guide to Tukad Cepung waterfall here.
Getting there: Google maps will easily bring you to the car park. There you can buy your entrance ticket and hike down for 10 minutes until you reach the cave. There you have to wade a little bit through water and climb over some rocks to finally see the waterfall.
Entrance fee: 15.000 IDR per person.
Best time to go for photos: The best chance of catching the light rays through the cave roof is in the morning, depending on the season, between 9 and 11 am. This is also the busiest time of the day for the waterfall, so be prepared to queue to take your picture.
Photo tip: It will be dark in the cave, which might result in dark photos at first sight. Try to set your aperture as low as possible, F2.8 or lower. And if really necessary your ISO a little bit higher. But in this situation, you better can have too dark pictures which you can adjust in Lightroom, then too overexposed photos as you’ll never see the contrast of the light rays anymore.
Taman Sari waterfall
Taman Sari waterfall & natural pool is a beautiful spot located close the road and very easy to access. It has a big natural pool which is perfect for swimming. Because the pool is one level lower as the main waterfall, it is very safe for small kids, a perfect family waterfall with a great playground. You can also climb to the upper level where the main waterfall is. There is also a small pool to relax in.
Getting there: Getting to Taman Sari waterfall is very easy. You can find the location on Google Maps which leads you to the parking lot.
Entrance fee: 20.000 IDR per person.
Best time to go: If you want to experience the waterfall without too many other people, then head there early in the morning. Taman Sari waterfall is popular amongst locals and local kids.
Photo tip: Vary with a long exposure to smooth out the waterfall which is perfect for it.
Cemara waterfall in Secret Garden Bali
Cemara waterfall is part of the Secret Garden waterfalls in Sambangan village. This “garden” actually consists of 7 waterfalls which you can visit during a trekking in Bali. The entrance of Cemara waterfall is only a 15-minute drive from Singaraja and along the hike to Cemara waterfall, you will see two other waterfalls. The Canging waterfall, Dedari waterfall and Cemara is the last one. The surroundings are stunning with an abundance in wildlife and scenic views. Surrounded by rice fields and vast forests views on route to the many waterfalls make it a fun day trip in North Bali!
Getting there: Getting to Cemara waterfall is most convenient from North Bali, the Lovina and Singaraja area. From the main tourist hubs such as Canggu and Seminyak it is about 2,5 hours of driving one way. So I wouldn’t recommend traveling from South Bali all the way up North for only this day trip. There are many more amazing things to visit in North Bali!
Entrance fee: 20.000 IDR per person.
Best time to go: Because Cemara waterfall isn’t a popular waterfall in Bali to visit, you don’t have to worry about the crowds. But to beat the heat, going in the morning is my advice.
Photo tip: Vary with a long exposure and a fast shutter speed and play with the surroundings like leaves or other objects which you can use as foreground. The small hill with green vegetation is also an epic platform for a model to stand on. Be aware that this waterfall has a lot of spray, so you’ll need a lens cloth to keep your lens clean!
Goa Rang Reng waterfall
Goa Rang Reng waterfall is located in Bakbakan Village in Gianyar and is still one of Bali hidden spots. As the name ‘Goa’ suggests, there is a cave and headwater which is used by Balinese Hindus as a place for their spiritual cleansing ritual. The Goa Rang Reng waterfall is only accessible via motorbike. The little pathway leading towards the waterfall splits in two. One direction heads towards the sacred cave and the other towards the waterfall. From the parking area, you only have to walk for around 300 meters to find the gently cascading waterfall. Unlike other Bali waterfalls that thunder down at 90 degrees, Goa Rang Reng flows down a gentle angle along the rocks. There is also a natural pool at the top where you can swim in. Goa Rang Reng is Gianyar’s newest tourist destination that you have to visit!
Best Bali waterfalls tours
If you want to explore some of the best waterfalls in Bali, then it is highly recommended to book a tour. Because of Bali’s popularity it is highly recommended to book your tours in advance as it is likely that tours sell out. So don’t wait with booking until you get to Bali. Choose your favorite tours here and secure your booking! All of these tours include air conditioned transport with hotel pick up and drop off, certified guides and sometimes also lunch and the entrance fees. You can reserve now and pay later, with cancellation up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
- Private hidden waterfall tour. See the best and biggest Bali waterfalls in one day. Start your day with jumping, sliding and swimming at the four beautiful waterfalls of Aling Aling to continue the tour with hiking to Sekumpul and Fiji waterfalls, two of the most beautiful waterfalls of the island.
- Customized Bali tour. Create your own Bali itinerary and have your private driver for 10-11 hours. Enjoy unlimited mileage and go to all the best waterfalls of Bali you wish to visit.
- Leke Leke waterfall, Monkey Forest and Jungle swing tour. Visit three highlights of Bali in this one day tour. Explore Ubud Village, visit the iconic Leke – Leke Waterfall, spot monkeys in the Monkey Forest and get stunning views of Ubud rice fields.
- Private Sekumpul Waterfall Hiking Tour. Go off the beaten path on a private trek past a series of picturesque waterfalls in Bali. You will see the majestic Sekumpul Waterfall, often claimed as the most beautiful on the island and learn how the world’s most expensive coffee is produced.
- Ubud waterfalls tour. Visit some of the best waterfalls in and around Ubud including Tukad Cepung, Tegenungan and Tibumana waterfall.
General travel must haves for Bali
Before we dive into the best waterfalls in Bali, let’s check a few things to make your travels in Bali easy and safe.
Have you thought about how to get around in Bali? A scooter is the easiest way if you’re comfortable driving one yourself.
- Book your scooter or motorbike here to get around in Bali. This is the most convenient way to arrange your rental motorbike, especially because it gets delivered and picked up for free to your accommodation within Ubud, Canggu, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Denpasar, Seminyak, Uluwatu, Kerobokan, Jimbaran, Sanur. Requirements: 20 years old; international car (B) drivers license for scooters (or moto (A) license for motorcycles); copies of passport and drivers license.
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Best places to stay in Ubud
If you plan on staying in Ubud to be centrally located to explore the best waterfalls in Bali, then there are plenty of jungle resorts and private villa’s to choose from. We have stayed at some amazing hotels, villa’s and resorts in Ubud, so hereby our recommendations.
Super Luxury hotels in Ubud
Located in the lush valley of Sayan with views on the Ayung river, Four Seasons Ubud offers her guests an extraordinary experience with top class service. The private villas with pool are very spacious, luxury and besides that the resort offers an outdoor pool, four dining options and a gym.
COMO Shambala is a true wellness sanctuary in the jungle of Ubud. The holistic, Asian-inspired body treatments which can include your stay at COMO Shambala are specifically designed to rejuvenate and restore the body. The private villa’s at COMO Shambala are incredibly big with each their own private pool and butler.
If you love being close to nature with all luxury comforts, then glamping at Capella Ubud is the experience for you. The tented accommodation with salt water pools amidst Ubud’s lush greenery is some of the most unique experiences in Ubud.
Mid Luxury hotels in Ubud
Kamandalu is designed to capture the essence of a real-life Balinese village. The authentic villa’s and style of the 5 star resort really gives you the feeling that you’re in Bali. There are many awesome experiences inside the resort to do. You can book the jungle swing, lunch on a boat and have a romantic jungle dinner.
Alila Ubud is a fantastic getaway for the whole family with an incredible infinity pool overlooking the lush valley. The hotel offers rooms and private villa’s, with and without pool. All rooms have views on the green surroundings. With a Spa, great restaurant and plenty of activities, you can enjoy your time at Alila Ubud all day long!
COMO Uma Ubud is a bit more affordable than COMO Shambala but still offers the hospitality and quality of the COMO brand. With beautiful villa’s with views on the jungle but still close to the centre in Ubud you can have best of both worlds at COMO Uma Ubud.
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