Tegenungan waterfall is one of the most popular Bali waterfalls. Located 30 min south from Ubud, a visit to Tegenungan waterfall Bali is a perfect day trip. The 25 meter high waterfall is very powerful, especially after rainy season. You can swim at the plunge pool of the waterfall and take some great photos. Because there are many other Ubud waterfalls, you can make your own full day waterfall tour around Ubud if you combine the other beautiful Bali waterfalls. In this blog post you will find everything you need to know about Tegenungan waterfall Bali.
Best tours to Tegenungan waterfall
If you want to explore some of the best waterfalls in Bali including Tegenungan waterfall, 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.
- 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.
- Ubud waterfalls tour. Visit some of the best waterfalls in and around Ubud including Tukad Cepung, Tegenungan and Tibumana waterfall.
- Ubud and Canggu tour; visit Tegenungan waterfall, Tegallalang rice fields and watch sunset at Canggu beach
General travel must haves for Bali
Before we dive into the things you have to know about Tegenungan waterfall, 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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About Tegenungan waterfall
Tegenungan waterfall is one of the most popular waterfalls in Bali so it might get busy here. Therefore the best time to explore this beauty is in the morning, before the tourist crowds arrive. When you’ve parked your scooter, first you have to buy your ticket at the waterfall entrance booth. After you follow the pathway through the markets you will reach the welcome sign at Tegenungan waterfall. On the left side is an amazing viewpoint on the waterfall. Worth it to have a look at, or take a quick shot!
Then you will find your way down on the well-maintained steps until you reach the waterfall. It’s just a short walk down the concrete steps so young and old can join this little waterfall adventure!
Two platforms connected by a bamboo bridge will give you the best view on the waterfall. You can pay another 10. 000 IDR to get an amazing middle-level view and go one level higher to the top of the waterfall to overlook the whole area and have a different perspective from the falls.
Facts about Tegenungan waterfall
- Height: 25 meters
- Location: Ubud, 10 kilometers outside of the centre
- Steps down: Approximately 127 (according to a sign)
- Opening hours: 06:30AM to 18:00PM
How to get to Tegenungan waterfall
Just a 30 min drive from Ubud will take you to Tegenungan waterfall. Google maps will help you find the way. The best way to explore the island is by renting a scooter for 50.000 – 60.000 IDR a day. But you can also book a driver or private tour to explore Ubud.
Tegenungan waterfall entrance fee
The entrance fee is 20.000 IDR per person. Parking your scooter is free but a car is 5.000 IDR. If you need a locker you can rent one at the falls for 10.000 IDR and toilets are available for 3.000 IDR.
Best time to go Tegenungan waterfall
The (early) morning is the best time to go to Tegenungan waterfall for many reasons. First, it gets crowded later in the morning because it is a very well-known spot. So if you want to experience the waterfall in peace, you must go early. Second, early in the morning you can take advantage of the magical morning. If you’re at Tegenungan waterfall around 7 . 7.30 AM, you might get lucky when the golden morning light touches the spray of Tegenungan waterfall. This will give a magical golden light created by the spray and sunlight.
Photo tips for Tegenungan waterfall
There are many angles to take photos at Tegenungan waterfall. Depending on the water level you can use the river as leading line in your photo. But also from closer by the waterfall looks pretty. The two photos below we took around the same time but with different focal lengths. It is fun to see how you can create a completely different outcome of photos with two different lenses.
If you have a drone you can also fly here to get a different perspective from the waterfall and surroundings. On a clear morning you can even see the volcanos Mount Agung and Mount Abang on the horizon.
More asked questions about Tegenungan waterfall
Do you need to walk down the stairs to see the waterfall?
To see the waterfall from a distance you don’t have to walk all the way down. But you still have to pay the entrance fee to see it. The stairs are well maintained and it’s not that far to walk down. So it’s really worth it to walk down and see the waterfall in all it’s glory from close!
Is there a changing room?
Yes, when you arrive at the waterfall, you will see a small changing room on the left side.
Can you swim at Tegenungang waterfall?
The waterfall is quite powerful, especially after rainy season. But if you are a good swimmer you will be fine. You can walk into the water until hip height a short distance before it gets deeper. So if you want to take a picture of you standing in the water in front of the Tegenungan waterfall, that’s totally safe.
Can you jump off Tegenungan waterfall cliff?
No, don’t do this because the depth of the plunge pool varies a lot. There are also several signs saying that you can’t jump from the cliff. There might be big rocks in the water as well, so just don’t think about doing this.
Is the waterfall handicap accessible?
Unfortunately it isn’t, but when handicapped you can still admire the waterfall from the viewpoint! But the only way down is by the stairs, and currently, there is no elevator or ramp available.
Are there any restaurants around?
Yes, there are some local restaurants where you can buy drinks and food. It is a bit overpriced, but that’s always at tourist spots.
Best places to stay in Ubud
If you plan on staying in Ubud 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 shows 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. With many awesome experiences inside the resort such as the jungle swing, boat lunch and romantic dinner, you almost don’t have to leave the resort.
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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