If you plan to travel to Bali, you can’t miss a day (or more) visiting the best waterfalls in Bali. The island of the gods in Indonesia is surely every traveler’s dream, a destination full of beaches, hills and a unique vibrant culture. However, you may not know that Bali is also famous for its spectacular waterfalls..
Bali is without a doubt one of the most popular beach destinations in the world for travelers of all ages. Bali is romance, culture, relaxation, natural abundance and adventure, all in one. Over the years, this Indonesian island has made its way into the hearts of its visitors through its numerous beaches and coral reefs, stunning volcanic mountains, historic temples, delicious food and warm hospitality.
But did you know that in addition to the many beaches in Bali, this tropical paradise is also home to some of the best waterfalls in the world? Bali’s best waterfalls are made up of crystal clear streams that sprout from rocky cliffs or gently descend through narrow crevices. More than just a visual pleasure, Bali’s waterfalls will allow you to connect with nature, immerse yourself in the tranquility of its surroundings and nurture a unique sense of adventure.
Bali is always known for its beautiful beaches and elegant beach clubs scattered along the entire coast. However, the further you get away from the coast, the more natural gems in the form of beautiful waterfalls await you to be discovered.
Bali’s best waterfalls are hidden treasures that you can find in lush rainforests and deep mountain valleys in the central highlands of the island. They are located in amazing places where you can do adventure activities. Most are located at the end of scenic routes, which usually require hiking between labyrinthine streams, and sometimes you may need to cross wooden bridges and descend a series of rocky steps.
Once discovered, these popular Bali waterfalls reward you with amazing experiences. You’ll be able to take a good dip in the stone pools under the waterfalls for a relaxing break after the hike. Some of bali’s best waterfalls also allow you to enjoy its magnificent views from the surrounding base or from the adjacent hills.
As you can see on this map of bali’s best waterfalls, the locations of the waterfalls are quite scattered all over the island. Most of these waterfalls are located in the northern part of Bali.
First of all, it must be borne in mind that the infrastructure in some areas of Bali is not the best. Without any public transport (except for the rare buses), visitors have no choice but to use taxi apps like GoJek or Grab (similar to Uber), rent their own scooter or hire a private driver and car.
Although taxi transport apps can take you around most major cities like Ubud, Canggu, etc., drivers are generally reluctant to take you to the outskirts of the city where the waterfalls are located. And if they do, it will be virtually impossible to return from the waterfalls to your next destination. That leaves us with 3 options to get to the best waterfalls in Bali.
The cheapest and also the most adventurous option is to rent a scooter in Bali. Usually, they cost around 60k IDR, about 3 or 4 EUR per day and you can easily find them through the numerous scooter rental shops that are scattered all over the island.
But beware, just because you can drive scooter in your home country doesn’t mean you can drive in Indonesia. Accidents on scooters are incredibly common in Bali, especially with foreigners! Unless you have confidence and experience driving in Asian countries, I would not recommend this option.
It is also “illegal” to drive scooter in Bali without the corresponding license. It is usually quite common for the police to stop tourists who drive motorbikes. If they do and you’re not licensed, they usually won’t stop you, but they’ll give you a good fine or frankly in most cases, they’d ask for some money (bribe) instead. I can assure you that you will have a bad time and it is better to always try to avoid this type of bad drinks during a vacation outside your country.
Option 2 is to rent a car and a driver for a day. As crazy as it may seem, sometimes this is the best and cheapest option if you travel with friends or family. You can rent a driver and a car from about 45 Euros a day (between 8 and 10 hours).
In this way, you will not only be able to visit the best waterfalls in the north of Bali, but you will also be able to combine the route with other places that are far from where you are staying.
This option is less risky and more comfortable than renting a scooter and you will have the flexibility to decide when and where to go.
In this link you can find more information about our transport services in Indonesia and rent a car with driver in Bali.
The last option for visit the best waterfalls in Bali is hire a private tour. This way you won’t have to worry about anything during the route. You will have an air-conditioned car, a driver and a local guide who knows the island and specializes in this type of route. With this option, all entrances to the waterfalls are also included in the tour.
We will pick you up at your accommodation at the agreed time to later start the adventure. At the end of the day, our driver will take you back to your hotel. Our guide will be in charge of giving you all the necessary information throughout the tour.
At Come2Indonesia we have tours available both to visit some of Bali’s most famous waterfalls, as well as tours of less well-known waterfalls. We always combine the visit of one of the best waterfalls in Bali with other types of excursions to take advantage of and see other attractions of the island. Since, a whole day visiting only waterfalls can become exhausting and very monotonous.
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If you take a trip to Bali, you can’t leave here without visiting some of its wonderful waterfalls. However, with so many amazing waterfalls on the island, how do you know which ones to choose?
Below, we have put together a list with some of the best waterfalls in Bali that will leave you breathless. These are the Bali waterfalls that you should add to your next wish list.
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The vast majority of Bali’s best waterfalls are located in the northern part of the island. Below, we tell you about five of them, which surely will not disappoint you if you visit them.
Located in Buleleng Regency, this is one of the most famous waterfalls in Bali and one of the most popular places to visit in the north of the island. With a height of almost 40 meters, gitgit waterfall is not one of the highest waterfalls in Bali, its appeal lies in the beautiful double waterfall, the beautiful natural pools and the incredible foliage along the path full of monkeys.
GitGit is arguably bali’s best known waterfall due to its easily accessible location. There are art shops nearby and a lot of small cafes in the surrounding area.
Popularly known as “the twin falls” because of how it flows in two divided streams, you can enjoy a dip in the rocky pool or simply enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds it.
The walk from the entrance to the base of the Gitgit waterfall is about 15 minutes.
This is another natural gem located in Buleleng province. The Kroya waterfall is still not well known by many tourists, which makes it a perfect place to visit with few people. The biggest attraction of this waterfall is its impressive blue lagoons that offer visitors ample opportunities to swim and have fun with friends and family.
For the bravest, the Kroya waterfall is also a great place for activities such as cliff jumps and slides down natural water slides.
In this waterfall there are different price rates:
In the village of Sambangan, you will find the Aling Aling waterfall, one of the quietest waterfalls in Bali, making it an excellent alternative to the more crowded waterfalls in Ubud.
This waterfall offers a beautiful view of a lush green setting as you walk through rice terraces, going down a few hundred steps to reach it.
With a height of about 35 meters, it is possible that Aling Aling is not the highest waterfall on the island, but the view you get during the walk to the base, is what makes the visit worth it. To get to the waterfall, you need to walk along a trail along beautiful rice terraces before reaching the point where you can take photos of the beautiful waterfalls. It is highly recommended to wear shoes with good grip because the way down can be wet and very slippery.
The water falls from a steep cliff that is surrounded by other higher cliffs and pours into a natural blue pond that looks like a hidden lagoon. You can bathe, jump or throw yourself down a natural slide.
When you arrive at the entrance of the waterfall, you will have two options, pay 125,000 IDR for a guided tour of the waterfall that allows you to jump off a cliff, or pay 20,000 IDR for a visit without a guide that does not allow you to jump off the cliffs or swim.
It is recommended to take a day trip to Aling Aling as this place has four waterfalls, all with independent access, so you will need at least a couple of hours to enjoy them all.
Hidden from the outside world, Banyumala is a gift from Mother Nature. Located in the mountainous part of northern Bali, the Banyumala waterfall is formed by two twin streams, where water cascades through rocks and vegetation. There is a natural pool below the falls where visitors can take a good dip. While it is true that the twin waterfalls of Banyumala are not the highest in Bali, they are approximately 35 meters high. The largest fall is divided into two narrower falls, which is why they are called “twins.”
Since Banyumala is not on the typical tourist routes, as it is quite hidden and away from the busiest areas of the island, there are hardly usually tourists around.
The waterfall is hidden behind a residential area and only a 10-minute walk from the parking lot.
Located in the town of Sekumpul in Singaraja (one of the most important regions of northern Bali), the Sekumpul waterfall is known to be one of the most beautiful natural attractions in northern Bali. Nestled amidst green bamboo forests, this waterfall-shaped beauty is a sight to behold.
It is actually composed of seven different waterfalls (sekumpul means “collection”), the fall is about 80 meters high, making it the highest waterfall in Bali, with two main streams sprouting amidst lush vegetation.
If you’re prepared for hiking, the Sekumpul Waterfall offers challenging hikes deep into the forest along with beautiful views leading to its base.
Declared by many as the best waterfall in Bali, Sekumpul is beautiful not only to see from a distance but also to admire up close.
Sekumpul is also known for being the most expensive waterfall on the island. It costs at least 200,000 IDR per person.
If you’re staying in or around Ubud, you’ll easily reach most of these Bali waterfalls.
One of the main tourist attractions located at Village Beng in the Gianyar district in central/southern Bali, the Kanto Lampo waterfall is a great place to visit if you are in and around Ubud.
Surrounded by beautiful rocky cliffs on all sides, the Kanto Lampo waterfall is considered one of the best Instagram-worthy locations in Bali. With the powerful waterfall crashing into rocky surfaces, it creates the perfect opportunity to take pictures.
What makes this fall different from other waterfalls in Bali, is the fact that it is a dam (built in 2015) and shares the same water sources with the local irrigation system. The water falls hard against a naturally unique rock base, making it a great stage to witness.
Like many of the other waterfalls in Bali, there is a hike until you reach the base of the waterfall. Fortunately, this hike takes only 10 minutes through a few steep stretches. The entrance fee to the Kanto Lampo waterfall is 20k IDR.
Tegenungan Waterfall is possibly one of the most famous waterfalls in Bali. Located just 20 minutes from Ubud, tegenungan cascades are a paradise for nature lovers.
Tegenungan is a unique waterfall in Bali due to its location as it is not located in a mountainous area. Surrounded by lush vegetation and fresh air, the waterfall is a beautiful spring of fresh water of constant current and a high water level, which make this place a perfect place for natural bathing.
If you’re on a day trip to Ubud, visiting the Tegenungan Waterfall can be your final destination after visiting several famous temples (e.g. Gunung Kawi and Tirta Empul) and the Ubud Monkey Forest.
Going down to the base of the waterfall requires a little exercise, as you must go down a ladder of about 100 steps.
An hour from Ubud is one of the quietest waterfalls in Bali, the Leke Leke waterfall. Unlike other Waterfalls in Bali, the beauty of the Leke Leke Waterfall is not its power or its height, in fact, it is quite the opposite.
This picturesque waterfall is among some of Bali’s most lush landscapes. Surrounded by amazing vegetation, visiting the Leke Leke waterfall guarantees you a moment of serenity with nature, especially if you visit it in the early morning.
This fine waterfall leads to a small shallow pool, perfect for a refreshing swim.
Once in the car park, you will have to walk about 15 minutes through a mixture of steps and dirt road to reach the base of the waterfall.
Unknown to most tourists in Bali, the Tibumana waterfalls are one of Bali’s best kept secrets.
The beautiful Tibumana waterfall is located near Ubud. This waterfall is a natural gem surrounded by lush Balinese vegetation with exotic birds and butterflies around. This is the perfect place if you want to spend a day immersed in the middle of nature.
The waterfall ends in a shallow pool, however, the rumble rumbles even from miles away. When the water level is high, the water falls into twin columns, however, in the dry season, it only falls into one column.
To get to the base of the Tibumana waterfall, you will have to walk between 10 and 15 minutes.
With a beautiful green view in its surroundings and a carpet of rice fields that precede it, the Nung-Nung waterfall is a natural beauty.
Located just over an hour from Ubud, is one of Bali’s favorite waterfalls, Nungnung Waterfall. At 50 meters high, Nungnung Waterfall is one of the highest waterfalls in Bali.
To access it, visitors must descend some 500 large, steep steps before finally being adequately rewarded for the wonders that this waterfall hides. Lush landscapes and jungle vibes will accompany you all the way.
Once you reach the base of the waterfall, the shock of the water will mesmerize you. You can swim in the natural pool or just admire this natural beauty and take some stunning photographs.
If you are a true lover of waterfalls, you will have to move at some point during your holiday to the eastern part of the island to marvel at some of the best waterfalls in Bali. Below, we talk about the three most important.
Located in the east of Bali, in Bangli province, the Tukad Cepung waterfall is a visual pleasure for anyone who visits it. Above all, if you are lucky enough to go on a sunny day, since the sun rays that filter at the base of the waterfall through the natural foliage at the top, create a magical atmosphere.
Tukad Cepung is a hidden waterfall nestled in a narrow canyon. It is an unspoilt waterfall with natural constructions of cliffs and rock formations. Its enclave looks like a sanctuary inside a cave with sounds of water echoing around.
Tukad Cepung waterfall is not as impressive compared to other magnificent falls in Bali. But because of the adventure of crossing the water to the knees entering a kind of cave, it creates a unique experience. The hike begins with a 15-minute descent through large steps without railings. Once you reach the end of the steps, you’ll enter the canyon, where water could reach your knees.
Once you enter the part of the “cave”, look up and watch the water flowing through the walls, and admire the magical rays of the sun that managed to sneak through the small cracks of the cave.
Keep in mind that visitors must walk between 30 and 40 minutes to reach this well-hidden waterfall. Your visit is not highly recommended for young children or elderly people.
The Tangkup waterfall is located in a remote location in the east of Bali, in the village of Undisan, being one of the most beautiful and unspoilt waterfalls in the Bangli region. This waterfall is still quite unknown on the island. It is located at an altitude of 900-960 meters above sea level and is located at the bottom of a valley, so the temperature is considerably cool compared to other waterfalls in Bali.
A motorbike ride of about 15 minutes on a narrow road is required to get there. Once in the parking lot, visitors must walk about 600 meters to reach the waterfall. During the hike, visitors should walk a path through the courtyards and plantations of local residents. The downhill road is quite steep and slippery. Be careful, as it is necessary to descend through fairly steep terrain and you will only have the help of the branches of the trees that grow around it.
With a height of more than 25 meters, the discharge of the Tangkup waterfall is quite large and even the roar of the water is clearly heard before reaching the place. When you reach the Tangkup waterfall, your tiredness during the trip will be rewarded with a dip in its cool waters. You can swim in the shallow pool just below the waterfall. In addition, the environment around the waterfall is still very natural. Due to its difficult access, visitors rarely come to the Tangkup waterfall.
In addition to being a tourist site, the Tangkup waterfall also has a religious and cultural significance for the local community and is considered a sacred place.
Located in Bangli, bangkiang Djaran waterfall is a bit further away than others, but definitely worth the trip there. While the waterfall is quite hidden, it is pleasant and easy to reach.
The natural beauty you’ll discover in Bangkiang Djaran is truly spectacular, and although it’s far from one of bali’s tallest waterfalls, that doesn’t mean it lacks a special charm. With its clean gushing waters, lush green trees and a cool setting, the place is quiet, clean and perfect to spend a few hours refreshing yourself in its crystal clear waters.
If you decide to make a trip to Bangkiang Djaran, don’t stop at the waterfall. In fact, there’s a lot more to explore in the area, and if you keep walking from the waterfall, you’ll find a second one adorning the other side of the river, along with an amazing little temple worth visiting.
There are three waterfalls in the western part of Bali that you should certainly not miss, they are the Blahmantung, Munduk and Melanting waterfalls.
A beautiful waterfall in the Tabanan region, the western part of Bali, the Blahmantung waterfall is located amidst a green tropical vegetation in a beautiful and peaceful setting.
With an amazing height of 50 meters, this waterfall is hidden in the middle of a coffee plantation, with no residential areas nearby. You can take a bath, or just relax on the high cliffs. This waterfall is still unspoilt and natural and does not have public facilities in this aréa.
Although people know it as Blahmantung, in reality, the area consists of three waterfalls. There is a distance between one waterfall and another of about 200 meters. The highest waterfall is called the Mula-Mula waterfall. You can swim in this waterfall, but the second and third waterfalls are just to enjoy the scenery.
Why look for a waterfall when you can find two in the same place? Located very close to one another, the waterfalls of Munduk and Melanting are close to the village of Munduk.
The waterfalls of Munduk and Melanting are among the most picturesque natural monuments in Bali. Located within the lush and wooded mountainous region of the north-central part of the island, the falls are located at the end of a 300-metre walk from the main Kayu Putih road. Visitors can enjoy relaxing views and sounds of nature along the forest route. A short hike north from Munduk will take you to the Melanting waterfall.
The cool fog and the sound of the water welcome you when you arrive at the Munduk waterfall. You can get into the rocky pool to take a refreshing dip. Another hike takes you through a lush forest towards the Melanting waterfall. For nature lovers, it’s all about venturing into the “wild side” of Bali with the 2 waterfalls as a prize.
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