Bali is known as the country of culture, religion and beautiful beaches. Many tourists from all over the world visit Bali every year in search of the best smoothie bowls, beach clubs and cute cafes. We didn't know, Bali is full of incredible waterfalls at every turn. In this article, we introduce 31 magical Bali waterfalls that you need to add to your bucket list.

You know before you goWhat to pack

To explore the waterfalls, you often have to cross rivers and walk on steep slopes. If you are planning to visit waterfalls in Bali, I strongly recommend that you buy a sturdy water shoe. This gives you stability during the hike, allows you to explore deeper and further and to save you from all possible falls.

My indispensable water shoes are Clorts water hiking shoes with a quick-drying mesh and durable soles.

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Bali is currently overflowing with plastic and rubbish. Please do your part to keep Bali clean. Take everything you take with you on a waterfall hike.

North Bali waterfalls
If you're looking for an authentic Bali, head north. Northern Bali hides all of the crazy adventures, including a variety of enchanting waterfalls.

Some of these waterfalls are already a hit with tourists, while others fly under the radar. Check out the best waterfalls in northern Bali.

1 - 3. Sekumpul Waterfall + Fiji Waterfall + Hidden Waterfall

Perhaps the most photogenic and impressive waterfall in Bali is the Sekumpul waterfall on the northern tip of Bali near Singaraja.

Find Sekumpul and its sister waterfalls, Fiji and hidden waterfalls, at the foot of over 350 steep stairs. The hike to the waterfalls is difficult, but the real challenge is to go up these stairs! Make sure you bring enough water, good shoes, and a towel.

Bali waterfalls - Sekumpul waterfall
After your long hike, take a dip in the pools at the foot of the Sekumpul or at the hidden waterfall. Even though the water is cold, it is very refreshing and a great way to relax your muscles. Continue your hike to enjoy the group's calmer waterfall, Fiji.

Entrance fees and local guide fees are a major deterrent for fans of hope. Last year, the Sekumpul waterfall was accessible without hiking fees and without a local guide. The rules have changed, and whether they are state-regulated rules or a way for locals to make money, tourists now have to pay additional fees.

Price per person: 125,000 rupees ($ 8.75)

What you need to know: On your way to the Sekumpul waterfall, there are several "checkpoints" for those who discover the waterfall. Do not stop at these check-in points. Continue until you reach the actual entrance to the waterfall.

If you're hesitant to visit this waterfall due to possible scams in the area, hire a local driver to take you there, or set off with a small group of tourists. You can find local drivers through your accommodation.

Another piece of advice we've heard from other travelers is that if you tell frontline workers that you're only going to a restaurant, you can explore Sekumpul Waterfall without a guide. Since I have not done it, I cannot say whether it will succeed or whether it is ethical at all.

4 - 7. Sambangan waterfalls: Aling Aling waterfall + Kembar waterfall + Kroya waterfall and Pucuk waterfall

If you are looking for a crazy adventure, this may just be the craziest experience on the whole island of Bali. Sambangan waterfalls are a group of waterfalls looking for thrills about two hours north of Ubud.

The best waterfalls in Bali - Aling Aling
This area includes Aling Aling Waterfall, Kembar Waterfall, Kroya Waterfall, and Pucuk Waterfall. Whether you jump on a cliff, slide down the falls or bask in the pools below, this is an incredible trip for any Bali traveler.

Cliff jumping is one of the most popular activities in the region. Jump 5 meters, 10 meters or 15 meters above the pools. Depending on the threat of danger, a guide is required for those looking to jump, slide or canyon in these falls.

You can hire a guide at the entrance for the following prices:

125,000 rupees ($ 8.75 USD) - short trek

250,000 rupees ($ 17.50) - medium trek

500,000 rupees ($ 35 USD) - long hike

If you are looking for a cliff jumping experience, I suggest you hire a guide for the short trek. Add an excursion to the Blue Lagoon and local terraced rice fields by hiring a guide for the medium trek. The long trek is much more extensive and will take a total of 5-6 hours with fun stops all around the area.

You can also book a tour before going to these waterfalls via Bali Sun Tours. The tour I recommend is called Private Waterfalls Adventure of Northern Bali. Not only do you pay for an expert guide, but you also pay for hotel pickup and a round trip to the North Bali Falls.

8. Air Terjun Tembok Barak

The road and trek to Tembok Barak are difficult, but the views here are worth it. You can find this waterfall 10 minutes down the road from Aling Aling waterfall, but if you're not confident on a motorbike, I wouldn't suggest doing the ride.

Driving to the Tembok Barak waterfall requires crossing a very thin road bordered by steep ravines on each side. Always be careful when riding motorcycles in Bali and if you are unsure it is advisable to look for an easier destination to visit.

Price per person: 10,000 rupees (0.70 USD)

Know before you go: Air Terjun Tembok Barak is an extraordinary waterfall to visit in Bali, but note that it is impossible to access it during the rainy season. The flow of the river and the washed-out roads make it more and more dangerous; the risk is not worth it.

9. Git Git Waterfall

About 17 kilometers south of the Aling Aling waterfalls, you will find the Git Git waterfall. Git Git is a popular waterfall among tourists due to its beauty and height, so I suggest getting there early.

The descent to the waterfall is simple and straightforward, but watch out for the slippery rocks and slippery sections of the trek. Always wear appropriate shoes that you can get wet; flip flops might not be the best option when visiting the Bali waterfalls.

Price per person: 20,000 rupees ($ 1.40 USD)

Know before you go: “Local guides” will often tell visitors that hiring a guide is necessary for this waterfall. They will charge travelers 300,000 rupees per person to enter, but guides are not required for this location. I suggest telling them that you've been here before and don't need a guide.

10 - 13. Munduk waterfall + Melanting waterfall + Golden Valley waterfall + Gobleg waterfall

On your way back after exploring the Git Git waterfall, be sure to stop at the most incredible group of waterfalls in Munduk.

Munduk waterfall, Bali
North Bali is a dream; a refreshing escape from southern tourist traps. If you want to get a feel for what North Bali is, Munduk is the place to be.

In the small village of Munduk above the mountain pass you will find four waterfalls in the dense jungle. These Bali Waterfalls, Munduk Waterfall, Melanting Waterfall, Golden Valley Waterfall, and Gobleg Waterfall are all close together, making it a fun day trip to visit the four.

Assuming you arrive by motorcycle, you have to park your bike in the parking lot of the Munduk waterfall. Parking cost us 2,000 rupees. Parking can be a bit difficult as the steep slope makes it difficult to concentrate on anything other than driving. On one of the shoelaces is the parking lot on the roadside. Park here and start your adventure.

Munduk Waterfall Price per person: 20,000 rupees ($ 1.40)

Descend the path through the lush jungle from the Munduk waterfall. The path to the Melanting waterfall is a bit long, but it's a nice walk. During our hike, the cicadas were so loud that we could hardly hear each other speaking!

Melanting waterfall, Bali
You will also find many cute cafes on the way to Melanting Waterfall. These cafes offer great refreshments on a hot Balinese day. Follow the signs to the second waterfall, go down the many stairs and see a beautiful and peaceful waterfall.

Melanting Waterfall Price per person: 10,000 rupees ($ 0.70)

From the Munduk waterfall, you can also venture to another incredible waterfall, the Golden Valley Waterfall. The route from Munduk Waterfall to Golden Valley Waterfall takes about 1 to 2 kilometers along the river. As with any other stunt on this list, I recommend wearing suitable shoes.

The Golden Valley Waterfall can also be accessed by car. Use the Eco Cafe as a benchmark. The Golden Valley Waterfall is just below this popular lunch spot. Enjoy a cup of coffee from the region, an inexpensive bite and a breathtaking view of the waterfall in the Eco Cafe.

Golden Valley Waterfall Price per person: free

Finally, we have the Goblet waterfall. This waterfall is a little more difficult to find. Follow the path to the Munduk waterfall, which takes about 20 minutes through the Taman Ayu restaurant. Cross the small bridge and you will soon reach your fourth waterfall of the day.

The signs for the Gobleg waterfall are definitely missing. I, therefore, recommend bringing a card or asking the locals.

Price of the Gobleg Waterfall per person: 10,000 rupees ($ 0.70)

14. Jembong waterfall

Are tired legs walking up and down tons of stairs to reach these Bali waterfalls? Here is a waterfall that takes very little effort once you get to the parking lot.

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The Jembong waterfall in the north of Bali near Munduk offers adventures for the whole family. Here you will find a fruit bat (zipline), a swimming pool and a wonderful waterfall.

Be careful with locals and tourists. Be careful when driving in the parking lot of the Jembong waterfall. The narrow road is not suitable for more than one car, but you will be surprised by how many drivers will challenge it!

15. Wanagiri Pucak Manik Waterfall

The Wanagiri Pucak Manik waterfall is a perfectly hidden gem and flies under the radar compared to other popular waterfalls in the Munduk region. If you are looking for peace and quiet, add this waterfall to your list.

Wanagiri Pucak Manik Waterfall offers a gentle 15-minute walk to the main waterfall and many other hidden waterfalls along the same path. The well-maintained path is much appreciated. So do your best to stay on the way and still be looking for yourself.

What You Need To Know: The best way to explore the Wanagiri Pucak Manik waterfall is to hire a local guide. For a small fee, a local guide will take you to many incredible waterfalls in the area. Remember to bring your swimsuit with you. Swimming is possible at each waterfall!

Price per person: 30,000 rupees ($ 2.10)

16. Blemantung Waterfall

Do you feel it? It's the smell of delicious Balinese coffee blowing in the wind. At Blemantung Waterfall, you will be surrounded by this scent due to the beautiful coffee plantations near you.

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The Blemantung waterfall is known to be pure. The environment is so clean and the water so clear. Since very few tourists visit this waterfall, you are probably the only one swimming in the pool below.

17. Nungnung waterfall

One hour north of Ubud is the Nungnung waterfall. Make sure you arrive early (9 a.m.) if you want to have this waterfall for you. It is a popular tourist destination as it is a must in Bali.

As one of the best waterfalls in Bali, don't be put off by the hike to the waterfalls. There are a lot of stairs, but it is worth reaching this enchanting waterfall.

Nungnung waterfall - Bali waterfalls
Bring your swimsuit, but pay attention to the power of the Nungnung waterfall. Swimming can sometimes be dangerous.

Price per person: 10,000 rupees ($ 0.70)

Parking: 2,000 rupees

Before leaving, you know: you will be soaked at Nungnung waterfall. The powerful water slide erases everything in sight. I suggest bringing a storage bag or leaving personal items in your guest house.

If you're looking for an even better experience, go behind the waterfall. The view behind the waterfall is unlike anything you will see in Bali.

18. Banyumala waterfall

The Sekumpul waterfall competing for the most epic views is the Banyumala waterfall. In my opinion, Banyumala is the epitome of Bali. There are hundreds of Bali waterfalls on the island, but you won't find them as beautiful as Banyumala.

Banyumala waterfall - Bali waterfalls
Drive your motorcycle or car on the mountain pass to the northern tip of Bali. When approaching the Banyumala car park, watch out for the difficult terrain. It was difficult for us to cycle along the narrow path. If you are not an experienced biker, I advise you to go to the starting point on foot or by car.

Getting to Banyumala Waterfall early is essential. We arrived around 8:30 am and had the waterfall for us for about an hour. If you arrive after 9 a.m., you will surely meet crowds due to the popularity of the waterfall.

Price per person: 30,000 rupees ($ 2.10)

Before you go, you know: the water is freezing but definitely worth it!

19. Air Terjun Yeh Mampeh

Find Air Terjun Yeh Mampeh in the small village of Les in the northeast corner of Bali. Yeh Mampeh Waterfall is perhaps the most distant waterfall on this list, but it certainly deserves to be on your Bali bucket list.

It is a perfect place to discover the nature and purity of Bali. With so many tourists flocking to the island and so much pollution, it is difficult to find this kind of beauty.

The Yem Mampeh waterfall is an ideal place to take a natural shower under the waterfall or to spend time meditating. You will probably be the only tourists here, so take advantage!

Price per person: 20,000 rupees ($ 1.40)

20. Padangbulia waterfall

A short hideaway from Singaraja is Air Terjun Padangbulia, another waterfall with hidden gems in the north Bali jungle. The road to Padangbulia Waterfall is well maintained by the locals, but the waterfall itself can be unpredictable.

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Depending on when you visit Padangbulia waterfall, the water flow can be ridiculously strong or extremely weak. Be prepared for one of these conditions. If the water seems too strong, I would not recommend going down to the bottom of the falls. You can use the stairs to determine whether the waterfall is out of control or can be reached safely.

Price per person: no entry fee

Bali waterfalls near Ubud
Ubud, Bali. The cultural center of the island. Travelers flock here.

Ubud can be an incredible experience, but it can also be overwhelming. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Ubud, you should take a day trip to one of the many waterfalls in the region.

Before you go, you know: I personally would not swim in most waterfalls near Ubud. The water tends to be dirtier than the waterfalls in the north of Bali. Still, the waterfalls near Ubud are beautiful and still worth a visit.

21. Goa Rang Reng Waterfall

We found this waterfall on the way back from the Tibumana waterfall. Unlike Tibumana, there were no other visitors to the Goa Rang Reng waterfall, which made it even more special.

Go down to the waterfalls and watch out for slippery stairs. Wearing suitable shoes for this waterfall is important as you can further explore the area.

Climb the ropes on the left side of the waterfall to get to the top. We loved sitting on top of the waterfalls and enjoying a natural massage of the flowing water. The canyon behind the waterfall is also an unforgettable sight!

Price per person: 10,000 rupees ($ 0.70)

Know Before You Go: I suggest hiring a local guide for this waterfall. We were able to explore the canyon a bit without a guide but would have loved to explore more. A local guide takes you to many different waterfalls in the area, in the gorge and in the caves, as well as on the river. an unforgettable experience.

22-23 Tibumana & Bangkiang Djaran

Tibumana is one of the most popular waterfalls in the region. A five-minute walk from the parking lot takes you to a river. Follow the river to the left to find the Tibumana waterfall. I suggest arriving early if you want to beat the crowd!

Even though it's a hot spot for travelers, escape the crowd by taking the path to the right. Here you will find a small waterfall and a nice place to jump into the river if you want!

Tibumana waterfall - Ubud, Bali
Tibumana Price per person: 15,000 rupees (USD 1.05)

Know Before You Go: There is a restaurant near the Tibumana Waterfall parking lot. Get a frozen treat to cool off on a hot Bali day!

Nearby you will find the Bangkiang Djaran waterfall. You can reach this waterfall off the tourist trails by following a deep gorge along the river. At the Bangkian Djaran waterfall, you can swim and find many small waterfalls by walking and exploring the area.

Bangkiang Djaran Price per person: 10,000 rupees

24. Tukad Cepung waterfall

The popularity of the Tukad Cepung waterfall is quickly becoming the most unique waterfall I have ever seen. As with many waterfalls in Bali, you should arrive early to have everything for you.

Descend from the parking lot into the gorge and along the river. The hike takes about 10-15 minutes and you have to walk in the water and on rocks. Make sure you wear suitable shoes to avoid falling when walking.

Price per person: 15,000 rupees ($ 1.05)

Know Before You Go: There will be many sacred temples ascending to Tukad Cepung. If you wear the right clothes, you can explore these incredible temples.

25. Leke Leke waterfall

An hour's drive from Ubud takes you to Leke Leke Waterfall, another unique Bali waterfall that you can add to your bucket list.

There is a coffee plantation on the way to the Leke Leke waterfall. That's why I recommend a delicious cup of coffee from the region. At the waterfall, you will find a café for refreshments and inexpensive meals. Fill yourself up before going down to the waterfall for a swim.

You can also try the giant swing near the waterfall. The price may be a bit high, but it could make all of your Balinese (and Instagram) dreams come true!

Price per person: 30,000 rupees ($ 2.10)

26. Air Terjun Besi Kalung

Besikalung is famous for several reasons. As the picture below shows, Pura Besikalung offers something of everything: beautiful nature, religion, and Balinese culture.

Air Terjun Besi Kalung is located near the small village of Babahan and is a small urban oasis. With many temples nearby and the breathtaking rice terraces of Babahan, there is something for everyone in this little corner of Bali.

To find the waterfall, you have to hike along the river. The hike in this part of Bali is exquisite, so take your time to appreciate your surroundings. If you get lost, ask a local for instructions. The people in Babahan village are very friendly and warm.

27. Tegenungan waterfall

Although the Tegenungan Waterfall is not for everyone, I had to include it because of its growing popularity. What attracts the Tegenungan waterfall?

This waterfall was turned into a tourist destination a few minutes from Ubud. The locals have installed a bar, a swing and a restaurant where loud music is in full swing.

Have a drink at the bar while watching the kids swim in the waterfall, or pay the 200,000 rupees to take an Instagram photo on the swing.

It's a great place for families but beware of crowds and cloudy water. I think this place is a bit crowded, but that doesn't stop you from having a good time!

Price per person: 20,000 rupees ($ 1.40)

28. Pengempu waterfall

Relax in the seclusion of the Pengempu waterfall, located 30 minutes from downtown Ubud. Unlike many other Bali waterfalls, this waterfall is a short walk from the parking lot.

Avoid the Tegalalang experience and explore the lesser-known rice terraces near the Pengempu waterfall. Instead of being chased for money at every turn like Tegalalang, these rice terraces are free, quiet, and free from tourists.

I highly recommend visiting Pengempu Waterfall on your way to other waterfalls in the north of Bali. It is an excellent pit stop to interrupt your trip.

29. Air Terjun Kuning (yellow waterfall)

Air Terjun Kuning, also known as the yellow waterfall, is one of the most incredible waterfalls in Bali on this list. Take a motorcycle tour 40 minutes outside of Ubud to explore this private oasis.

Upon arrival you will be greeted by a very dense jungle walk, followed by a hike through a deep gorge. Instead of spending your time in a busy waterfall, I suggest adding the Dusun Kuning waterfall to your bucket list in Bali, where you probably have plenty of space for yourself.

Price per person: 15,000 rupees ($ 1.05)

Before leaving, note that the road to the yellow waterfall can be very slippery after the rain. Go slowly and watch your step.

30. Dedari waterfall

On the way back from the Tibumana and Dusun Kuning waterfalls, stop at the Dedari waterfall.

The Dedari waterfall is popular with locals but is mostly overlooked by travelers. While visiting Dedari Waterfall, you will find two waterfalls in the same area. Take the bridge and climb the stairs to find the second waterfall hidden in the dense rainforest.

There is also a sacred temple near the Dedari waterfall that is worth seeing. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing when visiting this temple.

31. Kanto Lampo waterfall

Watch out for all Instagram lovers! If you are looking for the most worthy insta waterfall in Bali, you have come to the right place. Kanto Lampo is famous for its impressive view and even better photo opportunity.

The rumor has unfortunately spread and the Kanto Lampo waterfall is no longer a hidden gem in Bali. You want to arrive early to beat the crowd. If you show up anytime after 10 am, a lot of people and a long queue are waiting to get an idea.

For me, the photos do not do justice to this place. I prefer to admire the beauty of these waterfalls than to wait for a silly photo. If you're like me, you can skip the Kanto Lampo waterfall entirely.

An early arrival has worked for many travelers who can sit between the waterfalls and enjoy a natural massage.

Price per person: 15,000 rupees (1.05 USD)

Know before you go: If you choose to go on an adventure to the Kanto Lampo waterfall, we recommend that you pack most of your belongings in your motorcycle or vehicle. With people's crush, you don't want your valuables to disappear.

Conclusion: the Bali waterfalls

Escape tourist traps and crowded beach clubs for 31 of Bali's most magical waterfalls scattered across the island. From the northern jungle near Singaraja to the edge of downtown Ubud, the waterfalls are waiting to be explored at every turn. Use the tips above to plan your Bali road trip centered around these incomparable and epic waterfalls.

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