The Best Waterfalls In Ubud

Ubud is a very well-known spot in Bali for tourists, mostly because around this area there are so many things to do. And the best of them all are the famous waterfalls in Ubud! I recommend visiting four spots with five waterfalls around Ubud city, which can easily be done in a day. The most incredible places nature has created in the middle of the island are what you definitely need to see if you want to see Bali.

List Of Ubud Wateralls In This Article

  1. Tegenungan
  2. Tukad Cepung Waterfall
  3. Kanto Lampo
  4. Tibumana
  5. Taman Sari Waterfall

Tegenungan Waterfall

Tegenungan Waterfall

This was our first waterfall that we visited in Ubud early in the morning, and it was amazing. We got here around 8 AM and saw just two other people there (leaving). Nice, right?

Tegenungan Waterfall

The waterfall is not that high, but it is still impressive. To get to the Tegenungan waterfall you will need to climb down 168 steps, which is not that bad if you are climbing down and not back up.

Tegenungan Waterfall

You can actually swim near this waterfall but not to close to it, since the water is so powerful. The water is kind of murky in the river but still refreshing. On the patio there is a heart made of wood, where you can take a few pictures as well.

Key Information:

Price: 20,000 IDR;

Hours: everyday: 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM;

Location: Jl. Ir. Sutami, Kemenuh, Kec. Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80581;

Tukad Cepung Waterfall

This waterfall is my favorite. Try to get there as early as you can, we arrived there a little after 10 AM and it was already so crowded. It actually takes a long time to get down to the waterfall, but I must say it was really fun. We had to climb under big rocks and walk along the canyon ‘til we saw it.

Tukad Cepung waterfalls

Nature is the best artist! Have you heard this before? Do you think it is true, because I do. The first glimpse of the Tukad Cepung waterfall took my breath away.  Just so you understand, this is not some high and powerful waterfall, it is quite small and you can stand under the falling water with no problems. It just that beautiful.

Waterfalls in Ubud

If you have water shoes you can bring them with you; The bottom of the river is a bit rocky. I was also scared that I would step on a water snake (we saw one there).

Tukad Cepung waterfall

On the way back to the stairs go further past it and you will see another tiny, but cute waterfall. It is not special, but it is still pretty, and why not see it if you are already in the area?

Waterfall by the Tukad Cepung

Key Information:

Price: 15,000 IDR;

Hours: Sunday – Friday: 6 AM to 5 PM; Saturday 7:45 AM to 5 PM;

Location: Jl. Tembuku, Dusun Penida Kelod, Tembuku, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 80671;

Kanto Lampo Waterfall

Kanto Lampo waterfall was the most fun of them all. Why? Because you can clime it as high as you want. The rock formation is amazing. It looks like water running down the steps.

Waterfalls in Ubud

As almost every Ubud waterfall in Bali, you will have to take steep steps down to the Kanto Lampo waterfall. Be careful close to the water as it gets slippery. You can leave your shoes by the end of the staircase or bring them with you if they are waterproof. The rocks at the bottom of the waterfall are very slippery, so it is better if you can feel the ground underneath yourself.

I and Cody at Kanto Lampo

Another thing to be careful about is the depth of the river. It goes up as high as your waist, so hold your phone or camera tight and high, or better yet, bring something water resistant, like a GoPro for example.

Kanto Lampo

I also recommend getting to this waterfall as early as possible, but if you are doing a few in one day, it of course will be difficult. If you will get there around 12 or 1 PM you are going to see a crowd, a huge crowd! But if even you will be surrounded by people, don’t get to upset. Everyone behaves, people form small lines to climb up a few of the most beautiful spots and everyone takes their time enjoying themselves. Because of the style of the waterfall you’ll easily be able to get pictures with no other people in the shot.

Waterfalls in Ubud

Key Information:

Price: 20,000 IDR;

Hours: It is open all day, but it is suggested that you visit during the daylight;

Location: Beng, Kec. Gianyar, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80581;

Waterfalls In Ubud: Tibumana Waterfall

Reading reviews of Tibumana waterfall I thought I would see a twin waterfall. But when we actually got there I saw no twin waterfall. Strange, right? So I checked the information again and apparently it changes, sometimes it’s two streams and sometimes it’s one.

Tibumana waterfall

Anyway, no matter if there are two streams or just one, it looks stunning. The Tibumana waterfall is higher than all the others and the pool down below the waterfall is deeper. On the left side of the Tibumana waterfall there is a small black cave (at least it’s how I saw it). When you are looking at the waterfall, the pool and the hill it is falling from it gives you impression of the crescent moon shape. It is a truly magical place especially in the early morning.

Waterfalls in Ubud

When you will arrive at the parking lot by the waterfall another amazing thing you will see are the rice terraces. We were there at the time when it was really green and it looked magnificent.

Key Information:

Price: 15,000 IDR;

Hours: everyday: 6 AM to 6 PM;

Location: Jl. Desa Apuan, Apuan, Susut, Kabupaten Bangli, Bali 80661;

Taman Sari Waterfall

So why did I write four spots and five waterfalls? We finally got to that. The Taman Sari waterfall is located just few minutes from the Tibumana waterfall. And you don’t need to buy another ticket for this one. In fact they both share the same parking lot.

Taman Sari

Actually, it is not just one waterfall, there are four of them. Three on the lowest level and one (bigger) is higher up. To get higher up is easy enough, there are stairs that lead from the lowest level to the top. There are also two entrances to this place, but it doesn’t matter which one you will take.

Waterfalls in Ubud

We have been told that the Taman Sari waterfall wasn’t that popular until just recently. Everyone was going to Tibumana. It got me thinking how would you feel if it was a hundred years ago and you accidently found this place. With two pools and four waterfalls surrounded by greenery and quiet jungle. It’s like in those exotic movies about lost islands you saw when you were a child. What would you do? Well, Cody said, that he would build a house and just live there.

Key Information:

Price: price is included in the Tibumana ticket ;

Hours: everyday: 6 AM to 6 PM;

Location: Banjar Ngenjung Sari, Bakbakan, kecamatan, Gianyar, Bali 80515;

Final Thoughts About Waterfalls IN Ubud

So here you have it. A list of the best Ubud waterfalls that you can visit. There are two ways to get there:

  1. rent a scooter;
  2. rent a private driver for a day.

We chose to rent a private driver. Our host helped us with that, so feel free to ask your hosts for tips. And it was much more comfortable since we could bring multiple changes of clothes and all of our electronic devices (Mirrorless Camera, two phones, Mavic Air Drone, Extra Batteries, GoPro, Hand Gimbal, and an adjustable TriPod). The driver (for ten hours) cost us 700.000 IDR, which is about $50.

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