Bali Waterfall Tour: 5 Spectacular Ubud Waterfalls You Cannot Miss

Bali is much more than just beaches and sunsets. While you seek jaw-dropping natural views and stunning cascades, heading out to Ubud is the best thing to do. Although a little fogged up due to the “overrated” beaches, Bali waterfall tours are extremely rewarding and worthwhile. Ubud being a hub for most of these elegant waterfalls, we thought of letting you know about some of nature’s treasures you can’t afford to miss while you’re here. 

Escape Into The Natural Treasures Of Ubud 

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Ubud is a vibrant little town in Central Bali, jam-packed with amazing outdoor experiences. This place is rich with incredible wildlife that finds home in the luscious jungles, surrounded by jade-colored rice fields and several volcanoes. 

If you are an admirer of nature, Ubud is just the right place for you. However, in order to know the absolute charm and diverse nature of this place, it’s important to not miss out on some of its spell-binding waterfalls. 

We have listed down some of the best waterfalls in Ubud that you must include in your itinerary. While some of them are situated very close to the town center, the others would require you to travel a bit longer. However, you will get to know everything that’s necessary. 

Best Time To Visit The Waterfalls In Ubud 

The gorgeous waterfalls in Ubud can be explored at any time of the year. However, the best time to see them in all their beauty is during the rainy season which prevails from April through June. 

How To Reach Here? 

Riding a scooter is one of the best ways to get around and explore Ubud, Bali. There are plenty of scooter rentals to offer you pocket-friendly services. However, considering the traffic conditions in Bali we suggest renting one only when you’re accustomed to driving. Additionally, you must have an international driver’s license for this. 

If a scooter isn’t an option for you, you can easily rent a private car with a driver for an entire day. With slightly more expenses, you can enjoy the luxury of laying back in your seat and enjoying the beautiful views around. 

Bali Waterfall Tour – Most Spectacular Ubud Waterfalls To Visit 

1. Tibumana Waterfall 

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Despite not being the tallest waterfall in Bali, Tibumana waterfall deserves to be on the list of must-visits in Ubud. Height 5 meters, this waterfall has a strong flow, directly plunging down into a mesmerizing azure pool.

These features really set it apart from other waterfalls. It’s a perfect place to lose yourself to nature, immerse in its beauty, relax and take good pictures. Although it’s safe to swim here, going too close to the waterfall can be dangerous. 

You may take up the low-key serene trek to Tibumana Waterfall and explore the serene tranquility of jungles in Bali. Prefer wearing non-slip shoes as the bamboo bridges can turn out to be slippery during the rainy season.

When you reach here during the monsoon season you will find two streams flowing down and forming a magical twin waterfall. Since it’s one of the most popular waterfalls in Ubud, you may consider visiting here early in the morning to skip crowds. 

Other Details 

  • Distance from Ubud Center: 15 kilometers (30-minute drive) 
  • Opening hours: 6:00 – 18:00 Everyday 
  • Entrance Fee: IDR 15,000 

2. Leke Leke Waterfalls 

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Leke Leke is one of the most picturesque waterfalls you will ever visit. It is a narrow, 15 meters-tall beautiful waterfall, situated in the northern jungles of Ubud (an hour’s drive away from the town). Home to magical views and scenery, it’s a perfect place to get immersed into nature’s glory. Although you may have to travel extra miles to reach here, it will all be worthwhile.

You may consider planning a complete day trip combining it with Nungnung waterfall which is only 35-minute drive away from here. Do not forget to catch up with the gorgeous views of the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces. 

You will have to take up a 15 minutes walk to get to Leke Leke Waterfall from the car park. Although it’s a beginner-friendly trek, be ready to break some sweat as you climb the stairs. There will be plenty of opportunities to seek amazing pictures.

There’s also a small waterfall nearby where you can enjoy the cool swing. While this waterfall is relatively unpopular, it’s one of the most Instagram-friendly places you could visit in Bali. That’s what generally makes it crowded. 

Other Details

  • Distance from Ubud Center: 31.6 kilometers (1-hour’s drive) 
  • Opening hours: 7.00 – 17.00 
  • Entrance Fee: IDR 30,000  

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3. Sumampan Waterfall 

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This one is a hidden gem in Bali. Sumampan waterfall offers much more than just splendid views, situated to the South of Ubud in the little village of Sumampan. Very near to it is the Tegenungan waterfall which is also worth a shot.

Sumampan is known to be gushing down into the several dreamy pools which form mini-waterfalls, beautifully cascading into a massive pond. This pond is connected to the adjacent river. You can swim, relax and soak in the beauty surrounding the huge pond. Or try scrambling on the rocks for a soothing massage. 

The Sumampan waterfall is quite unknown to most tourists visiting Bali therefore, you can expect a crowd-free day here. However, after heavy rains, the currents usually tend to be stronger and paths become slippery. You need to be careful while swimming or climbing up and down. And yes, you would love the stone carvings along the way so make sure to keep an eye on those. 

Other Details 

  • Distance from Ubud Center: 9.7 kilometers (20-minute drive) 
  • Opening hours: 9:00 – 17:00, Everyday 
  • Entrance Fee: Free (But they accept donations; if you’re generous). 

4. Tukad Cepung Waterfall 

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Another one of Bali’s hidden gems and one of the most beautiful Ubud waterfalls, Tukad Cepung deserves to be on your itinerary. This gorgeous cascade flows down a rock wall, creating a magical water curtain; tucked away in a canyon.

If you’re lucky you can even see something special here. Between 9 am – 11 am, it is said that a stunning beam of light appears above the waterfall adding to its otherworldly charm. 

However, swimming is restricted in the Tukad Cepung waterfall pool. But you will have a great time exploring the canyon and scrambling on the rocks. The best way to get the most of the serenity of this waterfall is to arrive here as early as you can. If the magical light beam is making you curious, you must stay here between 9 am – 11 am. 

Other Details 

  • Distance from Ubud Center: 28 kilometers (1 hour’s drive) 
  • Opening hours: 7:00 -18:00, Everyday
  • Entrance fee: IDR 10,000 

5. Kanto Lampo Waterfall 

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Kanto Lampo waterfall is different from other waterfalls in Bali. It’s one of the most dangerous and impossible to get under. The water here runs down a rocky cliff and breaks up along the way.

Moreover, getting directly under the fall is one of the best experiences. Make your way to the flowing waters along the ankle-deep stream and clamper up some of the rocks to enjoy the natural shower. However, the rocks can be slippery so be careful! 

Kanto Lampo waterfall is just a 20-minute drive away from Ubud. Most tourists prefer renting a scooter to explore the waterfall and other attractions around. But, you can also rent a car with a driver to do it your way.

In fact, this helps a lot as the drivers know most of the places here and they can help you explore better with fewer crowds and better places. You may visit here early in the morning to avoid crowds as this is one of the popular attractions here. 

Other Details 

  • Distance from Ubud Center: 11 kilometers (22-minute drive) 
  • Opening hours: 8:00 -17:00, Everyday 
  • Entrance Fee: IDR 15,000 

There are many more waterfalls you would love visiting but these are the topmost picks around Ubud that must be a part of your Bali waterfall tour. We hope you enjoy planning your next trip with this. Keep Traveling! 

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