As the #1 of the most popular travel destinations in the world in 2021 by Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards, Bali is well known for exotic beaches, temples, culture, and amazing food. No wonder Bali is a paradise for travelers around the world. But Bali also has incredible waterfalls that you need to visit and explore. Waterfalls are the perfect place to have a break during your visits, freshen up and take some amazing pictures. Here is the list of our 5 favorite waterfalls in Bali.
Leke-Leke Waterfall – Best Photo Spot
Leke-Leke Waterfall is located in Tabanan Regency, North Bali. It will take about 1.5 hours to drive from Kuta, Seminyak, and Canggu areas to get there. The best way to get there is to rent a scooter or a car if you don’t feel like riding a scooter. It’s easy to find this waterfall, you will see a big sign of Leke-Leke along the way. You can park your scooter or car next to the ticket counter. The entrance fee is Rp 50.000 per person. Once you paid, you just need to follow the steps down to the waterfall. The hike is approximately 15 minutes from the ticket counter. And it’s easy flat trekking. You will pass the bamboo bridge along the way to the waterfall. Please mind your step and keep the place clean.
Here we are! You will be amazed by the incredible sight of Leke-leke Waterfall. The water is refreshing to swim in. You also can explore behind the falls to see the carved-out cave. Come early in the morning at 7 am to have this whole waterfall for yourself.
(tips for women) If you are on the period you will not allow visiting this waterfall due to the sacred holy water of its waterfall.
Tukad Cepung Waterfall – Best for Photoshoot
Tukad Cepung Waterfall is one of the most photogenic waterfalls in Bali. It’s located in Bangli Regency near Ubud. This waterfall is famous for its magical rays of sunlight that shine perfectly through the cave from above the falls. You will see natural beams across the canyon-like rock formations you have never seen before.
The best time to visit this waterfall is around 10.00 am to witness this magical sight. The entrance fee is Rp 15.000 per person. It will take approximately 1.5 hours from Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta by car or scooter to reach the waterfall.
Tibumana – Best for Swimming
Still in the Ubud area. Tibumana Waterfall is 30 minutes away from Tukad Cepung Waterfall. The best way to get here is either you rent a car or self-driving your scooter. To get here from Kuta, Seminyak or Canggu is approximately one and half hours and is easily accessible if you are using Google Maps. Closer to Tibumana Waterfall your eyes will be pampered by the rice field view and palm tree road!
The entrance fee is Rp 10.000 per person and Rp 5.000 for a locker. You will have to hike down the stairs, and it’s a typical waterfall in Bali. It will take you about 10-15 minutes to hike down to the waterfall. Once you arrive, you will see the beautiful Tibumana. It’s one of the best swimmable waterfalls here.
The best time to come here is in the morning when the light is perfect to take a photo and less crowded.
Aling-Aling Waterfall – Best for Adrenaline Rush
If you are looking for some adrenaline rush this waterfall is definitely for you. Located in the North Bali, Buleleng Regency. Cliff jumping, sliding, trekking, and swimming are the best activities to do here. There are three other waterfalls in this place, Kroya, Kembar, and Pucuk Waterfall. From Canggu, Seminyak, or Kuta it is a more-less 2 hours drive to get here.
There are options for the entrance fee. The first option is Rp 125.000 per person, which includes a guide, swimming, sliding, cliff jumping, insurance, and mineral water. The second option is Rp 20.000 per person which allows you to enter the waterfall without swimming, sliding and jumping.
Don’t forget to bring your GoPro if you want to do the slide and cliff jumps here! The trek to the first waterfall is about 10 minutes and you will see Kroya Waterfall where you can slide and jump. Next to Kroya Waterfall, you can do a 10-meter-high cliff jump from Kembar Waterfall and a 15-meter-high cliff jump from Pucuk Waterfall. Are you ready to jump?!
To get to Aling-Aling you will need to take a further trek to the jungle. After 15 minutes you will see the magnificent view of Aling-Aling Waterfall. Take a photo from the viewpoint to get the whole scenery of its waterfall. You’re not allowed to swim at Aling-Aling Waterfall because it is holy water.
Sekumpul Waterfall – Best for Trekking
Sekumpul Waterfall is located in the north of Bali, it will take you around two and half hours one way to drive here from Kuta, Seminyak, or Canggu but it’s worth it. It’s an impressive and epic waterfall in Bali.
Once you arrive at the parking lot, please go to the ticket office to avoid the scams from people who try to offer you a cheaper ticket to Sekumpul Waterfall. There will be few options to explore Sekumpul. The first option is Rp. 20.000 per person but it only allows you to see until the viewpoint above. The second option is Rp 125.000 per person; it includes a guide and trekking to Sekumpul and Hidden Waterfall. The best time to arrive here is in the morning to get the waterfall for yourself!
It will take about 30 minutes to hike down to Sekumpul. The pathway is slippery, please watch your step. In Sekumpul, you are allowed to swim here and the water is so refreshing. Please mind yourself not to go beneath the falls because the water is so powerful.
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