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15 Beautiful Waterfalls in Bali + Waterfall Tour Itinerary

by Steph

With an abundance of waterfalls in Bali, it’s hard to visit them all in a single day. This guide will show you some of the best Bali waterfalls that are easy to get to and a suggested itinerary to help you visit as many as you can!

From the lesser-known Banyu Wana Amertha to the spectacular Sekumpul or Banyumala Waterfalls, there’s plenty to keep you occupied during your trip to Bali.  

Most of the waterfalls are found in the central and northern regions of Bali, so it’s a good idea to base yourself in either one of these places.

This guide to the best waterfalls in Bali will show you a list of 15 most beautiful waterfalls to visit, how to get there, the best time to visit, and a suggested Bali waterfall tour itinerary including approximate driving time.

I’ve also linked to a map with the location of each waterfall at the end of this blog post.

water cascading down a cliff covered by vines at Banyumala Twin Waterfalls in Bali
Banyumala Twin Waterfalls – No doubt the best waterfall in Bali!

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15 Bali Waterfalls you can’t miss!

For those who want to diy their own Bali waterfall tour, you can rent a scooter for about IDR 60k (US$ 4.25) per day. Note that the roads around North Bali are quite steep and windy, so you need to be an experienced scooter driver.

Alternatively, you can hire a private taxi for about IDR 500k-600k (US$ 35.50-42.60) per day depending on the distance covered. For example, if you’re starting your Bali waterfall tour from Ubud and only choosing to visit the waterfalls nearby, expect to pay about IDR 500k.

On the other hand, if you’re visiting the North Bali waterfalls from Ubud, expect to pay about IDR 600k.

Click here to book your private taxi

Nest structures at Git Git Waterfall Bali
Git Git Waterfall

North Bali Waterfalls

Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls

If you’re looking for a hidden waterfall in Bali, Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfall should be on top of your list!

Banyu Wana Amertha is a series of 4 waterfalls in North Bali, each known as “Bwa Waterfall”, “One Waterfall”, “Twin Waterfalls”, and “Spray Waterfall”. Spray waterfall is the most spectacular one with water gushing with such force that you’ll be drenched the minute you get close to it!

What’s so special about these waterfalls is the 10 minutes’ walk between the colorful flowers and lush green vegetation. The hike down is very easy and accessible to all fitness levels although you should expect a slight incline when going back up.

girl walking towards a waterfall in north Bali
“Spray Waterfall” at Banyu Wana Amertha

How to get there: The waterfalls are located in North Bali, about 40 minutes from Bedugul or 1.5 hours from Ubud. From the Twin Lakes, drive along Jl Bhuana Sari for about 5 minutes until you reach the ticket booth on your left. If you don’t want to spend hours driving there, I highly recommend staying at Pondok Nyoman guesthouse in Bedugul. The guesthouse is very cheap, only US$ 25 per night, and is found right in front of a beautiful rice terrace

Best time to visit: Good news, you can visit Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls at any time of the day since it’s pretty much unknown and thus lack crowds. To see the fourth waterfall, plan your visit during the wet season (December-February).

Entrance fee: IDR 30k or US$ 2.10

girl staring at waterfall at Banyu Wana Amertha
Bwa Waterfall

Related post: Guide to Banyu Wana Amertha Waterfalls

Banyumala Twin Waterfalls

Banyumala Twin Waterfalls is, without a doubt, the most beautiful waterfall in Bali! A 15 minutes’ hike is required to reach these waterfalls located in one of the most picturesque settings.

Here, you’ll find two columns of water cascading gently over the cliffs surrounded by hanging vines and colorful flowers. The waterfalls then meet together into a large pool below. 

While the twin waterfalls are what attract most people to Banyumala, there are two additional waterfalls hidden just a few meters away.

Girl swimming at Banyumala Twin Waterfall
Banyumala Twin Waterfalls

How to get there: Banyumala Twin Waterfalls are located in North Bali, about 45 minutes from Bedugul or 1.5 hours from Ubud. Look out for the sign along Jalan Raya Wanagiri beside the Twin Lakes. The waterfalls are found at the end of a narrow and bumpy sideroad, so unless you’re an experienced scooter driver, I would recommend hiring a taxi to take you there. 

Best time to visit: Since the twin waterfalls have gained a lot of attention lately, I recommend visiting early in the morning. 

Entrance fee: IDR 30k or US$ 2.10 

A thin multi-tiered waterfall surrounded by greenery in Bali
Hidden waterfall at Banyumala Twin Waterfalls

Related post: How to visit Banyumala Twin Waterfalls?

Jembong Waterfall

Another waterfall to visit in North Bali is Jembong Waterfall. Just like Banyu Wana Amertha, only a handful of people know about it which means you’re almost guaranteed to have the waterfall all to yourself!

The ticket booth is located within a beautiful garden and behind it, you’ll find the stairs that lead to Jembong waterfall. 

In less than 5 minutes, you’ll see the small but powerful waterfall cascading down a rocky cliff and into a small pool. You’ll also find a zip line here but this requires an additional fee, so make sure to enquire with the people who maintain the waterfall.

waterfall gushing down through a bridge in North Bali
Jembong Waterfall

How to get there: Jembong waterfall is located about 1h10 from Bedugul or 2 hours from Ubud. The waterfall is located at the end of a narrow windy road that can accommodate one vehicle at a time, so be careful while driving. 

Best time to visit: Visit anytime you like since it’s always empty!

Entrance fee: IDR 25k or US$ 1.80

Wanagiri Pucak Manik Waterfall

The short 20-minute hike to Pucak Manik Waterfall will reward you with two beautiful Bali waterfalls but if you visit during the wet season, you’ll also find a third waterfall! 

If you don’t want to hike all the way down, you can still get a bird’s eye view of one of the waterfalls from a small viewpoint located about 5 minutes from the ticket booth. The path is quite steep but luckily the metal stairs make going down easy.

Like at most waterfalls in Bali, you’ll encounter guides who will offer to accompany you for a fee. In my opinion, hiring a guide isn’t necessary as the path is very easy to follow.

small waterfall flowing into a small rock pool at Wanagiri Pucak Manik Bali
Wanagiri Pucak Manik Waterfall

How to get there: Wanagiri Pucak Manik waterfall is located in North Bali, about 40 minutes from Bedugul or 1.5 hours from Ubud. The hike down takes approximately 20 minutes.

Best time to visit: Visit early in the morning or after 3 p.m to enjoy the waterfalls without crowds.

Entrance fee: IDR 50k or US$ 3.55

Tallest waterfall at Wanagiri Pucak Manik in Bali
Wanagiri Pucak Manik

Git Git Waterfall

While GitGit is one of the most popular waterfalls in Bali, most people don’t know that there are actually 2 different Git Git waterfalls in Bali located within 15 minutes of each other. 

The one discussed in this best Bali waterfalls guide is situated closer to the Twin Lakes and consists of 3 separate waterfalls, one of which is a twin waterfall found inside a small canyon. Make sure to visit these one instead of the other GitGit waterfall if you want to skip the crowds!

You’ll also find swings and nest structures for those who want to do a little photoshoot. They don’t cost a lot (only IDR 50k) unlike the swings at Tegalalang which are way more expensive.

Git Git twin waterfalls flowing down into a pool with turquoise water
Git Git twin waterfalls

How to get there: It can be a bit tricky to find the exact location since there are two of them. To find the one mentioned in this blog post, search for “Git Git Waterfall” on Google Maps. The other is called “GitGit Waterfall” without a space in between.

Best time to visit: You can visit at any time of the day since the waterfalls are rarely crowded.

Entrance fee: IDR 20k or US$ 1.40

Colorful flowers and lush trees with a waterfall in the background at Git Git Bali
Another waterfall at Git Git Bali

Munduk Waterfall

Munduk Waterfall (or Red Coral Waterfall) is by far the most famous waterfall in Munduk. There are several other waterfalls in the area but most people choose to visit Red Coral as it’s closer to the parking lot.

After walking through the forest for about 15 minutes, you’ll come face to face with a single stream of water cascading from above a 20-meter cliff.

The waterfall is quite powerful and will send water spray all over you as you get closer. Unfortunately, swimming isn’t possible as the pool is very small and shallow. 

Munduk Waterfall, Bali
Munduk (Red Coral) Waterfall

How to get there: Munduk Waterfall is located in North Bali, about 45 minutes from Bedugul or 1.5 hours from Ubud. From the parking lot, make your way down until you reach an intersection and then turn left. The hike is very easy and takes approximately 15 minutes. 

Best time to visit: Due to its ease of access, Munduk Waterfall is very popular among tourists, so make sure to visit early.

Entrance fee: IDR 20k or US$ 1.40

Golden Valley Waterfall

Golden Valley Waterfall is a little hidden gem located within the same area as Munduk Waterfall. Along the way, you’ll find several tiny waterfalls seeping out of the rock wall and at one point you’ll have to cross a river. The hike is easy though and takes about 20 minutes.

If you’re hungry, you can eat at the small restaurant that overlooks the waterfall.

Golden Valley Waterfall
Golden Valley Waterfall

How to get there: Instead of going left to Munduk Waterfall, walk straight ahead and follow the signs to Eco Café and Golden Valley waterfall. It should take about 20 minutes to get there.

Best time to visit: Due to its remote location, the waterfall will be completely deserted most of the time. It’s best to visit during the wet season to witness the waterfall at its most powerful.

Entrance fee: IDR 10k or US$ 0.70

Sekumpul Waterfall

There are so many things to do in Bali but seeing Sekumpul Waterfall has to be one of the best. Even if you stand from a distance, the spray from the waterfall will mist all around you. 

There are two major sections to which it cascades down the side of the mountain onto a rocky area. Many people venture out onto the rocks but you do need to be careful as they can be slippery. 

The steps down can be uneven and in the rainy season can get slippery so good shoes are a must. If you are not totally fit, the climb back up can really make your legs ache but it’s totally worth it! 

The trees above will provide shade from the sun but the heat that Bali is known for can make you sweat! So, make sure you take extra water with you.

two people standing in front to sekumpul waterfall
Sekumpul Waterfall (Photo credit: Wyld Family Travel)

How to get there: Sekumpul is located in Northern Bali, about 1 hour from Bedugul or 2 hours from Ubud. Getting there with a group tour can be the best way to do it easily and simply (if you go with a tour the entrance fee will already be included). Click here to book your tour of Sekumpul waterfall.

Best time to visit: Plan your visit early and if possible, during the rainy season when the waterfalls look more impressive. 

Entrance fee: IDR 20kU(S$ 1.40) for the viewpoint only, IDR 125k (US$ 8.85), and IDR 200k (US$14.15) for the medium and long trekking respectively (including a guide).

Contributed by Bec from Wyld Family Travel

Bali Waterfalls near Ubud

Dusun Kuning Waterfall

Dusun Kuning (also known as Yellow Waterfall) is one of the most underrated waterfalls near Ubud, Bali. Once you reach Dusun Kuning, you’ll find this beautiful waterfall gushing down from a 20-meter rock cliff before making its way into several rock pools. You can find more details in my Dusun Kuning Waterfall guide

After enjoying some time at Dusun Kuning, make sure to visit the beautiful rice paddies found at the entrance.

Dusun Kuning Waterfall near Ubud, Bali
Dusun Kuning Waterfall

How to get there: Dusun Kuning is located about 40 minutes from Ubud. To find the exact location, search for “Air Terjun Kuning” on Google Maps. The hike to the waterfall is very easy and takes about 15 minutes.

Best time to visit: Since it’s a relatively unknown waterfall in Bali, you can visit at any time of the day.

Entrance fee: IDR 15k or US$ 1

Related post: Ultimate guide to Dusun Kuning Waterfall

Goa Rang Reng Waterfall

Goa Rang Reng is another waterfall close to Ubud that looks more like a little water slide than an actual waterfall. Compared to the other must-visit waterfalls in Bali, Goa Rang Reng isn’t that impressive but it’s still a great place to visit if you want to relax in the rock pools. 

The rocks are very slippery though, so make sure to watch your steps. You can use the ropes attached to the side of the waterfall if you want to go to the top.

Note that you don’t need to hire a guide to visit Goa Rang Reng unless you want to explore deeper into the gorge to see the hidden waterfalls.

a wide waterfall surrounded by green trees and vines at Goa Rang Reng in Ubud, Bali
Goa Rang Reng Waterfall

How to get there: Goa Rang Reng is located about 25 minutes from Ubud. You can easily get there by renting a scooter or hiring a taxi. From the parking lot, you just need to walk for about 5-10 minutes.

Best time to visit: Plan for an early visit as the waterfall can sometimes get crowded in the middle of the day.

Entrance fee: IDR 15k or US$ 1

Tibumana Waterfall

Tibumana waterfall is slowly becoming one of the most popular waterfalls near Ubud. As you get closer, you’ll be driving along a scenic road flanked by palm trees and lush rice paddies. Make sure to stop there for a few minutes to take in the view!

Luckily, only a short 15 minutes trek through a colorful jungle is required to reach Tibumana. 

twin waterfall at tibumana
Tibumana Waterfall

How to get there: Tibumana waterfall is located in Central Bali, about 30 minutes from Ubud or 1h15 from Canggu. Walk down the stairs until you reach an intersection, take the left to Tibumana or right to get to a small Balinese temple and another waterfall with rock pools that are perfect for a refreshing dip.

Best time to visit: It’s best to visit early in the morning or after 3 p.m. During the rainy season, the waterfall will be split into two!

Entrance fee: IDR 15k or US$ 1

a small hidden waterfall at Tibumana Ubud
The secret waterfall at Tibumana

Kanto Lampo Waterfall

Kanto Lampo is regarded as one of the most picturesque waterfalls in Bali, and it’s really no surprise why. It isn’t the best waterfall to swim in, rather due to the flowing nature of the water over a series of large rocks, it presents a very cool photo opportunity. However, you can take a dip in the river where the waterfall is connected to. 

You do need to be careful when walking on the rocks. Water shoes are a good idea to protect your feet from the sharp rocks hidden in the river, and if you plan on climbing up the rocks for a picture. 

Don’t forget to stop at the local café on the way back up to the parking area. They sell cheap and delicious food and drinks! 

Man standing in front of Kanto Lampo Waterfall in Ubud
Kanto Lampo Waterfall (Photo credit: Dream Big, Travel Far)

How to get there: Kanto Lampo Waterfall is located only 11km outside Ubud, which will take you around 30 minutes. Thankfully when you arrive at the waterfall, you won’t need to hike for ages. Just park up, use the on-site lockers if you need to, and walk 5 minutes down to the waterfall. 

Best time to visit: The best time to visit is as early as possible. This way you’ll beat the crowds and hopefully have the waterfall to yourself for a little while. It’s a small area, so when people start arriving it can get full quickly.

Entrance fee: IDR 15k or US$ 1

Contributed by Cazzy from Dream Big, Travel Far

Pengibul Waterfall

If you’re looking for a hidden waterfall to visit in Bali, Pengibul is for you! The picturesque setting with the hanging vines makes this waterfall a real beauty!

The waterfall is found within the same area as Tibumana. You can in fact walk to Pengibul from Tibumana in less than 10 minutes. 

Keep in mind that once you get there, you’ll have to walk down a long flight of stairs to get there, so it will be a slight workout when going back up.

top view of pengibul waterfall surrounded by hanging vines
Pengibul Waterfall

How to get there: Pengibul Waterfall is located about 30 minutes from Ubud or 1h15 from Canggu. Since it’s close to Tibumana waterfall, you can combine your visit between these two. The hike down takes about 10-15 minutes. 

Best time to visit: You can visit at any time of the day. Since it’s one of the few remaining hidden gems in Bali, the waterfall won’t be crowded. 

Entrance fee: I’m not sure if there’s an actual entrance fee. When I visited it was completely empty, so I got to visit for free.

Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Set inside a cave with the sun rays peeking through from above, it isn’t hard to see why Tukad Cepung is one of the best waterfalls in Ubud, if not the whole of Bali!

There are two main photo spots here. The first one is directly in front of the waterfall and the other is a huge boulder found a few meters before reaching the waterfall. As one of the most popular photo locations in Bali, keep in mind that it can get very crowded.

Tucak Cepung Waterfall, Bali
Tukad Cepung must be the most popular waterfall near Ubud!

How to get there: Tukad Cepung is located about 50 minutes from Ubud or 1.5 hours from Canggu. From the parking lot, walk into the jungle and follow the river until you see the stairs leading down into the canyon. After walking down, turn left and wade into the ankle-deep river until you arrive at Tukad Cepung. The hike down takes about 20 minutes.

Best time to visit: Tukad Cepung used to be a hidden waterfall near Ubud but nowadays it’s flooded with tourists looking for the perfect Instagram shot. So, I highly recommend visiting early if you want to enjoy the waterfall to yourself (or with just a handful of people)! There’s also another small waterfall on the right side of the stairs that’s less crowded.

Entrance fee: IDR 15k or US$ 1

Tegenungan Waterfall

Perhaps one of Bali’s best-known waterfalls, you’ll often see Tegenungan included on Ubud-centric day trips which include the equally famous Tegalalang Rice Terraces. Tegenungan is truly an impressive sight, especially from the top!

While it’s hard to miss the various “Instagrammable” bird’s nests, swings, and painted frames that are dotted around the walk down, the falls themselves are perfectly serene. The view from the top platform shows the true beauty of Tegenungan, but advancing down 100 steps allows you to feel its true force. It’s also possible to swim at the bottom of the falls.

Arrange for 1-2 hours to enjoy the waterfall from the various platforms, plus swimming or enjoying the view from one of the cafés that overlook the scenery. 

people walking around tegenungan waterfall
Tegenungan Waterfall (Photo credit: Shravan Yelburgi on Unsplash)

Tip: There’s a bonus smaller waterfall which you’ll pass to your left on the way down which I recommend taking a look at.

How to get there: Tegenungan Waterfall is a 20-minute drive from Ubud or 1 hour from Seminyak and Canggu. The path down is really well-maintained, a relief for anyone who isn’t light on their feet.

Best time to visit: The waterfall can be visited with relative peace and quiet early morning or late afternoon. In fact, there were barely any other visitors when I visited just past 7 a.m. 

Entrance fee: IDR 20k or US$ 1.40

Contributed by Cassie from Cassie the Hag

Suggested Bali Waterfall Tour Itinerary

Below are a few suggested itineraries for your waterfall tour with the approximate driving time. Make sure to follow the order if you want to maximize your time. 

You’ll see that if you’re visiting the waterfalls in North Bali, you’ll be better off spending the night there as the drive from Ubud will be extremely long. It’s still doable but can be tiring. 

Look for accommodations in Munduk village, around the Twin Lakes or stay at Pondok Nyoman Guesthouse in Bedugul, which I highly recommend by the way! 

Obviously, if you’re visiting the waterfalls near Ubud, look for accommodation in Ubud Center or if you prefer, slightly outside of the main tourist hub. Tanggal Merah Guesthouse and Alam Pangkung are both great places to stay in Ubud.

small waterfall at Tibumana Ubud
One of the many waterfalls at Tibumana

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary, so feel free to mix and match according to the waterfalls you most want to visit.

Tip: If you want to visit some waterfalls near Ubud, you can book this tour that includes a visit to Tibumana, Tukad Cepung, and Tegenungan, hotel pick up and drop off, entrance tickets, and lunch.

Click here to book your Ubud waterfall tour

Final tip: If you’re planning to drive yourself and need to use a GPS, make sure to buy a local sim card. I bought mine on Klook for about US$ 7. It had good coverage and worked well for the whole duration of my trip.

Click here to buy your sim card on Klook 

Day 1 – Waterfalls near Ubud 

Option 1:

  1. Tukad Cepung
  2. Dusun Kuning
  3. Goa Rang Reng
  4. Tibumana
  5. Pengibul

Approximate driving time from Ubud Center and back: 2h15 

Option 2:

  1. Tegenungan
  2. Kanto Lampo
  3. Goa Rang Reng
  4. Tibumana
  5. Pengibul

Approximate driving time from Ubud Center and back: 1h30 

Day 2 – North Bali Waterfalls

  1. Git Git 
  2. Jembong
  3. Banyu Wana Amertha
  4. Wanagiri Pucak Manik

Approximate driving time from Bedugul and back: 2h45

Approximate driving time from Ubud Center and back: 4h15

Day 3 – North Bali Waterfalls

  1. Sekumpul 
  2. Banyumala Twin Waterfalls
  3. Munduk (Red Coral)
  4. Golden Valley

Approximate driving time from Bedugul and back: 3h15

Approximate driving time from Ubud Center and back: 4h45

I hope you enjoyed this guide to the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali! Let me know if you’ve been to any of these waterfalls and which one you most want to visit during your next trip. You can click here to find the exact location of all the waterfalls on Google Maps.

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