Bali Waterfalls & Island Trip
If you think Bali is only about sun-kissed beaches, lavish water villas, and majestic temples, it’s time to change your perspective a little bit. Bali is home to some of the most gorgeous waterfalls that not only offer a heavenly experience but also breathtaking vistas that soothe your tired soul. We take you through the best waterfalls in Bali, where you can relax, unwind and spend some fun moments with your pals and family.
Waterfall Trip – Gianyar area
- Tegenungan Waterfall
- Kanto Lampo Waterfall
- Goa Rang Reng Waterfall
- Ubud Traditional Art Market
- Tegalalang Rice Terraces
1. Tegenungan Waterfall: Refreshing Spot Near Ubud
Looking for natural fresh spot near Ubud? Tegenungan waterfall is the place to be. It is located only about 10 km from Ubud which can be taken approximately 30 minutes drive. The beauty offered by Tegenungan waterfall is captivating, making it famous among tourists. If you are looking for a quiet peaceful place, maybe this spot is not for you, but it is definitely worth a visit.
After you arrive at the parking lot, you will walk pass souvenir shops, then you go down the valley for a few minutes walk. The water may not always be clear, in the rainy season it can be brownish as it carries mud, but you can always swim here if you like. The spot is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
2. Kanto Lampo Waterfall: Soothing And Secluded Escape
Kanto Lampo Waterfall is for those who like exploration and adventure since it is located in secluded area in Gianyar, offering peace in the midst of lush green nature. However the track to Kanto Lampo Waterfall is quite easy, as you only need to walk about 15 minutes from the parking lot. Unlike most waterfalls in Bali that need t o struggle for climbing and trekking. Only with a short trekking, you will reach to this hidden gem easily
Bring your swimsuit and camera gear with you, and you are set for an exciting trip!
3. Goa Rang Reng Waterfall
Goa Rang Reng Waterfall has a nice gentle slope where you can sit on top. The location is in Gianyar district, about 30 km from Denpasar. Unlike other waterfalls where the water falls straight down, Goa Rang Reng Waterfall has a low angle of slope which gives the water flow rather slow, and visitors can sit on top of the waterfall and enjoy the view.
The best time to visit is during the dry season, since the footpaths and rocks are less slippery. Facilities available include stalls selling food and drinks, changing rooms and tube rentals for swimming.
4. Ubud Traditional Art Market: Shopping Paradise For Etnic Goods Lovers
Ubud traditional market is absolutely a shopping paradise for the fans of ethnic and unique merchadises of Bali. All kinds of souvenirs and handmade crafts from artisans throughout Bali are available here. The location is on Jln. Raya Ubud 35, precisely across the road of the Royal Ubud Palace. It is best to come to early in the morning, around 7 am when it is not too crowded, and sellers tend to give good prices to first customers.
You can buy ethnic bags, gold and silver jewelry, Indonesian traditional cloth such as ikat and batik, crochet, sarong, straw hats and much more. You can go crazy seeing all the items here, made with great care and detail.
5. Tegalalang Rice Terraces: Scenic View for the Best Instagram Pictures
Maybe you often see it in Bali tourism brochures: the view of an exotic terraced rice fields. That’s the legendary Tegalalang Rice Terraces, which is located quite close to Ubud, only about 20 minutes drive to the north. It is best to come here in the morning before the heat is getting too much and more tourists come.
Prepare small money donation to respect the farmers as you walk around the fields where they work. Also bring drinks and snacks, since there is no food seller in the middle of fields. Make sure to take your best camera gear and wear bright clothes for nice Instagram photo shoots you cannot miss when walking down the stairs of rice field.
Waterfall Trip – North Bali
- Sekumpul Waterfall
- Fiji Waterfall
- Sangeh Monkey forest
- Bali Swing
1. Sekumpul Waterfall: The Most Stunning Waterfall In Bali
Sekumpul Waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfall in Bali, and this reputation is given for some good reasons. Sekumpul means a collection, which means in this location there is not just one, but a collection of 6 or even 7 waterfalls that gush down from the rock hill in the middle of the green nature, giving a majestic panorama.
After walking down the hill for about 30 minutes, you will arrive at a stunning viewpoint where you can enjoy the beauty of the waterfall from above, and you will be jow-dropped by the view of the water that fallsfor about 80 meters high, hitting hard the rocks at the bottom and splash the water everywhere.
2. Fiji Waterfall: Another Hidden Gem in Bali
For water adventure lovers, apart from Sekumpul waterfall, visiting Fiji Waterfall is also a must. You just follow the path about 5 minutes walk from Sekumpul waterfall and you will once again be amazed by another beauty nestled in the forest. This waterfall consists of three cascades that look like water curtains.
To get there you have to climb rocks and cross the river, be careful with slippery rocks along the way, but everything is worth the scenery offered. To enjoy the Fiji Waterfall you have to pay the entrance again, because this area is managed by a different group, so make sure you bring enough money.
3. Sangeh Monkey forest: Sacred Sanctuary In The Green Forest
Home to approximately 700 long-tailed monkeys (Macaca fascicularis), Sangeh Monkey Forest is a 14-hectare sanctuary that is lush with trees. The location is approximately 20 km from Denpasar to the north. In Sangeh Monkey Forest, you not only find hundreds of playful primates but also giant nutmeg trees that can grow to reach 40m in height.
Not only that, the forest here is also a favorite home for 22 species of bird, 2 species of amphibian, 5 species of mammals, and others. This area is considered sacred since there is a Bukit Sari Temple from the 17th century built by the Mengwi kingdom.
4. Bali Swing: Swinging in the middle of the tropical jungle
There is a new phenomenon that has recently emerged in Bali, namely Bali Swing. Wherever you go, you can find a swing that is mounted high on the hill so you can enjoy the nature beauty while swinging around with a gentle breeze against your face. The thrill and experience, together with perfect shots are everything you need on the swing.
However, the swing that first appeared and probably the best, is located not far from Ubud. Bali Swing in Ubud is open from 8 a.m, and it is recommended to come here as early as possible, sincethe queue can be very long to go up on the swing.
Waterfall Trip – Buleleng
- Banyumala Twin Waterfall
- Nungnung Waterfall
- Wanagiri Hiddenhill & Swing
- Ulundanu Beratan Temple
- Handara Balinese Gate
1. Banyumala Twin Waterfall: A Peaceful Getaway in North Bali
These twin waterfalls quietly steal the attention. Actually the number of waterfalls are not exactly two, but more like a curtain of water falling down on a rocky hill. The location is in the northern part of Bali, that can be reached from the Munduk village by driving for approximately 45 minutes.
Banyumala Twin Waterfalls can be visited anytime of the year, but it might be best to go in the dry season since the path can be slippery in the rainy season. Even though there aren’t too many tourists coming here, but the morning visit is better if you want to get an entire waterfall for yourself.
2. Nungnung Waterfall
Bali is a waterfall paradise. On this island you can find many beautiful waterfalls nesting in the middle of forests, and there may still be a number of them that have not yet been discovered. Nungnung Waterfall is one of the most magnificent waterfalls in Bali, perhaps quite popular among tourists, but it is indeed worth a visit.
Located in the mountains in northern Bali, between Ubud and Bedugul, and you can also visit some other waterfalls not far from there. The water that gushes down from Nungnung Waterfall is quite strong, so if you intend to swim, please be extra careful. Around the waterfall there are no locals hanging around, there are also no changing rooms, so keep your belongings in a safe and dry spot.
3. Wanagiri Hiddenhill & Swing: take a breath of fresh air above the twin lake
Wanagiri Hidden Hill & Swing is the best photo spots with swings and giant nests you can hop on, overlooking charming Tambingan and Bunyan Lake. There are many photo spots in this area which are made of unique wood and bamboo structures. It is understandable why many people post iconic pictures of this location on Instagram, as they are worth sharing.
Wanagiri Hidden Hill & Swing is located in the northern part of Bali, about 1.5 hours drive from Canggu. Once you get there, you will find many photo spots along the road. If you wish to stay, the most convenient accommodations near this area are in Munduk and Sukasada.
4. Ulundanu Beratan Temple: the unique floating temple in the middle of Beratan lake
Maybe you have known a traditional floating market in the Barito River, Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan. In Bali, precisely on Lake Beratan, Tabanan, there is a unique floating temple Ulun Danu Beratan Temple. This temple also known as Pura Ulun Danu Bratan Temple. We often see this temple printed in 50 thousand rupiah.
This floating temple area is indeed famous for its fog. If you want to capture the view, you can wait for some time until the fog fades. But, you don’t need to be disappointed if the fog doesn’t disappear. You can use technology from your camera to create Instagrammable photos with the attraction of fog around UlunDanu Beratan Temple.
5. Handara Gate: Instagramable spot at Handara Balinese Gate
This is the gate like no other, Handara Balinese Gate is a tall twin towering gates with carved details and Balinese decorations. Handara Balinese Gate, actually is a gateway to Handara Golf & Resort Bali, but thanks to social media, this entrance is now one of the most instagramable spots in Bali.
Twin gates with green mountain backgrounds that are mostlycovered in mist do provide an astonishing nuance. Handara Balinese Gateis located on the Bedugul highland, about 1.5 hours from Denpasar. You can come early to enjoy the sunrise here, don’t forget to bring a sweater as the weather can be quite cold.
Waterfall Trekking – Singaraja
- Aling Aling Waterfall
- Natural Pool of Sambangan
- Kroya Waterfall
- Kembar Waterfall
- Pucuk Waterfall
- Cemara Waterfall
- Dedari Waterfall
- Canging Waterfall
1. Aling Aling Waterfall: Discover hidden gems of Bali deep in the tropical jungle
Aling Aling Waterfall is a must visit for adventure junkie when exploring Bali. Precisely located in the northern region of Bali, Aling Aling Waterfall has a height of about 30 meters surrounded by rocky walls making it looks rather secluded.
Aling Aling Waterfall is considered sacred, tourists are not allowed to swim, but you can go to other waterfalls nearby and do some cliff jumps, such as at the Kembar, Kroya and Pucuk waterfalls. You must hire a guide for trekking to other waterfalls. Don’t forget to wear a life jacket when doing a cliff jump since the strong fallsmay push you down underwater.
2. Natural Pool Sambangan
Sambangan, a green lush area in the north of Bali, offers a heaven for adventure lovers with series of waterfalls, natural pools and natural jungle trekking. There are at least four waterfalls in this area, with bluelagoons that are fun for cliff jumps and swimming.
You cannot swim in Sambangan Natural Pool at Aling Aling waterfall though, since this is a sacred spot, but feel free to do it in the other three waterfalls. Cliff jump in the natural pool can be done from a height of 5 meters, 10 meters and 15 meters. Waterslide is also possible, but don’t forget to wear a life jacket for safety.
3. Kroya Waterfall
Located in the middle of the forest in the northern region of Bali, Kroya Waterfall is one of the beautiful waterfalls in the Sambangan Secret Garden area. Kroya Waterfall has a height of about 12 m, with water pouring down through fine stone walls and down to the blue lagoon below. This condition allows Kroya Waterfall to become a pleasant water slide spot.
Don’t worry, the sliding from the waterfall is very safe, and the local guide will provide a life jacket for safety. Before sliding down the fall you can try jump off cliff from a height of about 5 m to get yourself used to the thrill. Try to come there early as at 8 am, since this spot can be quite crowded with visitors by 10 am.
4. Kembar Waterfall
Kembar Waterfall is the most sought after when talking about cliff jumping. ‘Kembar’ itself means twins, as the falls consist of two streams pouring down side by side. The pool below is clear and clean, and you can plunge into it from a height of about 10 meters. Not too high nor too low, makes it ideal for anyone looking for an adrenaline sensation.
Kembar Waterfall is located in Singaraja, in the north of Bali, and can be reached in about 2.5 hours from Ubud. The northern part of Bali is indeed offering a variety of natural beauty for adventure seekers, from jungle trekking to waterfalls with cliff jumping and water sliding activities.
5. Pucuk Waterfall
If you are exploring Bali with children, maybe visiting Pucuk Waterfall is one of the best choices. This waterfall is not too high with a pool that is not too deep, suitable for children’s playgrounds. The location is actually located on a private ground owned by Shanti Natural Panorama View Hotel, which is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Natural shades and clear water will make children reluctant to move from this place. Prepare a picnic basket and family brunch for fun outing at Pucuk Waterfall. Pucuk Waterfall is also close to other famous waterfalls in the area such as Aling Aling, Kroya and Kembar.
6. Cemara Waterfall: The Highest Waterfall In Sambangan Secret Garden
Sambangan Secret Garden in Buleleng, in the north of Bali does offer many beautiful waterfalls, each of which is unique to explore. Cemara Waterfall is one of the group of 7 waterfalls in the region, and is the highest waterfall of all with a height of 25 m, and 6 m wide, as if showing its charm to anyone who comes.
This exotic waterfall can be reached through mild trekking through green forest with unique terrain. The water is very clear and fresh, so don’t forget to bring a swimsuit for a short refreshing break. Cemara or fir is a type of tree that grows in this area, located above the Aling Aling waterfall.
7. Dedari Waterfall
‘Dedari’ in Balinese language means ‘angel’. From a distance, this waterfall looks like an elegant with white angel’s silhoutte and exudes natural freshness. Dedari waterfall is located in Sambangan Village, Buleleng, Bali.
The visitors will meetthe unique bridge made of wood and bamboo along the road to the Dedari Waterfall. No need to worry you will get lost because the local people around the forest will be delighted to show where the beautiful waterfall is. When you reach the waterfall, you’lle be impressed by its wonderful shape. Moreover, the splash water blown away by the wind and the green scenery of the trees around will refresh your mind.
8. Canging Waterfall
Canging Waterfall is one of the hidden waterfalls in Buleleng, Bali. These seven waterfalls are known as Secret Garden. They’re located in a hidden place which is cool, beautiful, and truly spoils the eyes. Even though body and legs are exhausted to reach this wonderful waterfall, everything will be paid off with the extraordinary sight.
The Canging Waterfall offers natural view that is surrounded by the trees. All visitors can enjoy the fresh waterfall, except menstruating women. That is the rule made by the local people. It does good to follow the rule, so that bad things don’t happen in the future.
Waterfall Trip – Bangli
- Tukad Cepung Waterfall
- Tibumana Waterfall
- Antugan Tukad Melangit
- Penglipuran Traditional Village
1. Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Have you decided where to go on this end year vacation? How about visiting Tukad Cepung Waterfall? This scenic spot is located in Bangli, Bali. This is a hidden in a true meaning. Not what is deliberately created by local people to give a hidden impression. If you want to get different experience in visiting waterfall, you can come to this waterfall togerther with your fellows. The access to this waterfall is not too difficult vecause the local government has arranged special access supported by concrete stairs which make it easy for visitors to walk to this very cold waterfall area. The temperature around Tukad Cepung Waterfall is indeed very cold because the waterfall is located in the cave gap where there is not too much sunlight. If you’re lucky, you can take wonderful photos with a sparkling glow of sunlight above the waterfall.
2. Tibumana Waterfall
Bangli is famous for its natural and wonderful waterfalls. There is one of the waterfall tours in Bangli known as twin waterfalls. It’s Tibumana Waterfall which has two streams of waterfalls side by side on the cliff. Tibumana Waterfall is located in the Apuan Village, Bangli, Bali. The atmosphere in this scenic spot is very calm, fresh, and beautiful with its hairy look waterfall stream. Tibumana Waterfall is rather quiet because of its rather hidden location. The visitors can take pictures or jump into the water calmly since the flow of the water is not so heavy.
3. Antugan Tukad Melangit
Balinese people never lack of creative ideas. Like what they’ve done with Antugan Tukad Melangit. This is the tourism object located in Tembuku, Bangli. Months ago, this was only a gathering place for young people to talk and take selfie casually. Then, this became an extreme tourism object where visitors can take pictures and feel the fresh windy air on it.
Tukad Melangit is a river flow at the bottom of a valley in Antugan Village. That’s why people gave its name Antugan Tukad Melangit. This tourism object is surrounded by the wooden floors and the bamboo stage shaped. When you reach the top of it, you can barely stand to take selfie photo with a background of green scenery.
4. Penglipuran Traditional Village
Bali is not just about the beach. Bali is also about the holy places of worship that are completely full of culture and customs. One of them is Penglipuran Traditional Village, the holy village that has maintained its local cultural wisdom.
The word ‘Penglipuran’ comes from the abbreviation for ‘Pengeling’ and ‘Pura’ which means remembering the ancestral sanctuaries. In this holy placevisitors can enjoy the beauty the beauty of traditional buildings, the village layout, the cleanliness, and the hospitality of local people here. It is comfortable for urban people that always find hectic daily routine and modern building.
East Bali Trip – Karangasem
- Lempuyang Temple
- Tirta Gangga Water Place
- Bukit Cinta Desa Gelumpang
- Taman Ujung Water Place
1. Lempuyang Temple
Lempuyang Temple is a symbol of Lempuyang Mountain in East Bali. This temple stands firm with all its visible splendor. White and grey colour dominate the elegance of the temple building. Lempuyang Temple has 1.700 stone steep stairs. You can imagine how exhausted to reach the main temple, right? But, the fresh air, the natural scenery of Mount Agung, and also the magnificent Besakih Temple in front of you will be able to shed your fatigue. There is one belief among local people that if the visitors climb stairs with a heavy heart, they will never reach the top of Lempuyang Temple. How about you? You want to climb with heavy or light heart?
2. Tirta Gangga Water Place
This tourism object is a kind of secret park in Karangasem, East Bali. In ancient times, Tirta Gangga is the great water palace of Karangasem Kingdom. The local government then arranged this 1,2-hectare park a tourism object with a beautiful and clear water park concept.
The main object of Tirta Gangga is the water pool, garden, and artistic sculptures. The pool water is very clear and fresh because it comes from the Rejasa Spring which also flows into Amlapura City. The position of Tirta Gangga is in the middle of the rice fields, then the water spring will flow through it. The interesting photo object is in the middle of the park where there are a number of Gods and Goddesses statues. And next to it, there is an eleven level fountain called Nawa Sanga.
3. Bukit Cinta Desa Gelumpang
Bukit Cinta Desa Gelumpang is a hidden tourism object in Gelumpang Village, Karangasem, Bali. This small hill is often visited by local tourists. The local government hasn’t arranged this love hill optimally. That’s why it has only few visitors everyday.
Waiting for sunrise between the two hills is the primary loveable activity of the visitors. Moreover, the visitors can enjoy the green scenery of traditional rice fields against the background of Mount Agung. Sometimes, the rice fields below the hill also cover with the fog that makes the the view more beautiful. Don’t ever try to go to Bukit Cinta Desa Gelumpang without your camera and your spouse.
4. Taman Ujung Water Place
This hidden tourism object is located in Banjar Ujung, Karangasem, Bali. It was once a palace where Raja Karangasem rested and met the royal guests. For years later, the Taman Ujung Water Palace was restored by the king with the help of three prominent architects from Europe, China, and Bali. The interesting places in Taman Ujung Water Palace include a roofless pillar building that visitors can reach after climbing a number of stairs. From the top of it, visitors can enjoy the whole view of this hidden exotic place.
If you look to Southeast, you’ll see a view of Ujung Beach. Then, on the East, there is a green scenery of the Bisbis hill. There are also three large pools with various kinds of buildings in the middle. One of the most interesting buildings is the king’s resting place which seems to hang. That is why local people call it a hanging palace orTaman Ujung Water Palace.
5. Bali Chocolate Factory at Jasri / Virgin Beach
Bali Spiritual Places
- Tirta Empul Temple
- Gunung Kawi Temple
- Goa Gajah Cave
- Batuan Village Temple
- Ubud Palace
1. Tirta Empul Temple
When you visit Tampak Siring, Bali, you’re gonna meet Tirta Empul Temple. This holy place has long been a tourist destination for foreign travelers. Their main purpose is to be able to soak in a holy pool inside the temple.
There are 33 showers flowing the purification water into the pond. This water purification activity is known as Melukat. Each shower has name and the use. They are Pancuran Tirta Pembersih as many as 14 pieces, Pancuran Tirta Pelebur Kutukan dan Sumpah as many as 2 pieces, and also Pancuran Tirta Penyakit Berat and Tirta Uphakara as many as 6 pieces.
Visitors can also enjoy the extraordinary architectural design of this ancient temple. The holy water inside Tirta Empul Temple is also believed to bring sustenance and a mate.
2. Gunung Kawi Temple
Gunung Kawi Temple is a temple carved on Mount Kawi. The word ‘kawi’ means ‘carving’. Many visitors come to this hidden placeto enjoy its beautiful nature, cool air, wide area for up to 5.000 hectares, and purification water in the pond inside. Gunung Kawi Temple has Jaba Pura at the courtyard where there is a large public pool with very clear and refreshing water. People can take a bath with the showers provided. When you feel hectic after the journey, you can enjoy seeing the various types and sizes of koi fish in a sacred fish pond. You can take the picture of them. But, you cannot take or buy the fish in the pond. Gunung Kawi Temple is filled with meaningful carvings. You can take pictures or maybe pre-wedding photos there?
3. Goa Gajah Cave
In ancient time, Goa Gajah Cave is a place of asceticism of Buddhist monks at the banks of the river. Its name was Lwa Gajah which means monastery near the river. This artificial cave located in Gianyar, Bali. It has a number of particular uniqueness which certainly makes visitors curious. When we go to the hermitage area, we will be welcomed by the cool air, well-arranged carving constructions, and green scenery of shady trees. Local people say the trees are there for hundred of years. Then, you will enter the tiny cave door which is only enough for one person. The inside of Goa Gajah Cave is in the shape of T letter with only 2 meters high and 2 meters wide. It’s tiny enough, right? Next, you’ll find shafts on the left and right lanes. Their function in the past were for monks’ asceticism. Visitors can sit while taking pictures there.
4. Batuan Village Temple
Batuan Village Temple is in Gianyar, Bali. This is the oldest Puseh Temple in Bali. Puseh is a part of Tri Kahyangan concept in ancient time until now to unite all local communities in Bali. The dominant characteristics of Batuan Village Temple is its carved ornaments which are intricate, delicate, but pleasing to the eyes. Next, the visitors can find many ancient relics of prehistoric times such as statues, phallus, and peripih. The gate of Batuan Village Temple is Candi Bentar. This gate is believed by people of Hindu religionas a place for entry and exit of The Gods.
5. Ubud Palace
Ubud Palace is located in Ubud Village, Gianyar, Bali. This palace is also known as Puri Saren Agung. The visitors can enjoy the typical temple scenery in Bali such as the artistic temple building and the green scenery environment. The special thing in Ubud Palace is the Balinese Dance Royal Agung. The visitors can enjoy the show while having dinner at King’s Palace. Moreover, all people can gather in a courtyard to enjoy Barong Ubud dance performances together. Ubud Palace also provides empty rooms for rent. So, you can get a new experience living and being served like the king in the palace, right?
IDR 300.000 / Person (minimum 3 person)
- Pick up & drop from Hotel
- Private Car
- Parking Fees
- Enterance Fees:
During your tours in Bali, there are entrance ticket fee collected at the main gate of each places you visited in Bali. Bali entrance fee cost is vary, price may change without any prior notice. The entrance fee collected is for the maintenance of the attraction itself to keep clean and comfortable for visitor.
Trip start at 7:00 / 8:00 AM from your Hotel.
- Itinerary is Tentative, may change according to conditions and situations.
- During your tours in Bali, there are entrance ticket fee collected at the main gate of each places you visited in Bali. Bali entrance fee cost is vary, price may change without any prior notice. The entrance fee collected is for the maintenance of the attraction itself to keep clean and comfortable for visitor.
- Destination may change depending on conditions and situations.
- Itinerary may change if there is FORCE MAJUERE.
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