Bali waterfall tour – how to find the best waterfalls in Bali

The large Tegenungan waterfall falling in a pool swimming by many people

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Bali is one of the most touristic destinations in the world. Incontestably, with its paradisiacal beaches, affordable prices and fascinating culture, that does not surprise us. However, what few people know is, besides its famous beaches, this Indonesian island has a countryside as impressive as the coast. Going for a Bali waterfall tour will make your experience even more remarkable!

We have visited Bali twice, spending about two months in the island of surfers and expats from all around the world. One of the tours we liked the most is to explore its countryside by motorbike. On this journey, we discovered marvellous waterfalls (Air Tejun, in local language), many of them untouchable.

If you don’t drive – or simply are not comfortable driving around the crazy balinese traffic -, we will guide you on how to go on a self-guided Bali waterfall tour as well as on a private tour. Nevertheless, if you are traveling to Bali, you cannot miss these Balinese refuges.

Self-guided Bali waterfall tour

Tiago behind the fall in Tegenungam waterfall in Bali
Tegenungan Waterfall near Ubud / Foto: Monday Feelings

We will start this tour from Ubud, to explore some of the Ubud waterfalls. Then, we will make our way to the north of the island, where there are most of the best waterfalls in Bali. I would go as far as to say the best waterfalls in Indonesia, really.

Here, we have two options:

  • Options 1: You can either find a place to sleep in the north of the island like we did – we slept in Lovina Beach. In that way, you can enjoy all the way to the north of Bali, including many rice plantations, lakes and temples. The whole journey would be about 5-7h (150km).
  • Option 2: You can make the whole Bali waterfall tour in one day and return back to Ubud. The whole waterfall tour will take about 8h-10h (180km).

Note that you can also make it from Canggu as well, or even Kuta, but it will be a lot longer.

Waterfall tour in Bali sleeping in the north

Tiago and Fernanda in front of the Aling-Aling Waterfall in Bali
Aling-Aling waterfall / Foto: Monday Feelings

We leave Ubud towards Tegenungan Waterfall, then Leke leke waterfall, a stop at the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, then towards Munduk Waterfalls, Git Git Waterfall, Sekumpul Waterfall, Aling-Aling waterfall and end the day in Lovina Beach.

  • Ubud to Tegenungan – 11km / 30min
  • Tegenungan to Leke Leke Waterfall – 36km / 1h10
  • Leke Leke to Ulun Danu Beratan Temple – 15km / 30min
  • Ulun Danu Beratan to Munduk Waterfall – 12km / 25min
  • Munduk to Git Git Waterfall – 10km / 20min
  • Git Git to Sekumpul Waterfall – 25km / 1h
  • Sekumpul to Aling-Aling Waterfall – 25km / 1h
  • Aling-Aling to Lovina – 15km / 30min

Bali waterfall day tour

A motorbike parked in front of the entrance of Munduk Waterfall during a tour in Bali
Entrance of Munduk Waterfall / Foto: Monday Feelings

This Bali waterfall tour, we leave Ubud towards and skips Tegenungan Waterfall – you can make it another day as it is a waterfall near Ubud, only 30min away. So, we start towards Leke leke waterfall, a stop at the Ulun Danu Beratan Temple, then towards Mound Waterfalls, Git Git Waterfall, Aling-Aling waterfall, Sekumpul Waterfall and end the day back to Ubud.

  • Ubud to Leke Leke Waterfall – 35km / 1h
  • Leke Leke to Ulun Danu Beratan Temple – 15km / 30min
  • Ulun Danu Beratan to Munduk Waterfall – 12km / 25min
  • Munduk to Git Git Waterfall – 10km / 20min
  • Git Git to Aling-Aling Waterfall – 20km / 35min
  • Aling-Aling to Sekumpul Waterfall – 25km / 1h
  • Sekumpul to Ubud – 70km / 2h10min

Note that we highly recommend travelling to Bali insured. The amount of accidents we see on a daily basis from reckless drivers is absurd. You might be careful, but it only takes one person not to be to get you in trouble. Our partner is SafetyWing and you can get your insurance and be sure you are safe driving in Bali. Check prices here.

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Private Bali Waterfall tour

A large rice plantations in the many steps in the mountain surrounded by palm trees on top of the mountain
Rice plantations near Munduk Waterfall / Foto: Monday Feelings

If you don’t want to drive many hours or just want to relax instead of worrying about traffic, you can book a private tour to see the best waterfalls in Bail.

A private tour will pick you up at your hotel and take you to swim in the mountain spring waters at Tibumana Waterfall. Then, go to the hidden Tukad Cepung Waterfall, where you can walk through the jungle to take the stairs to admire the cascades from a different perspective.

Stop for lunch in a small warung or café to taste some authentic food from Bali. End with a visit to Tegenungan Waterfall, where you can walk up close to the cascades and step over the top rock to get amazing views of the surrounding jungle.

You can also upgrade your bali waterfall tour to include the option to add stops at the Tegalalang Rice Terrace and experience the jungle swing after visiting the waterfalls.

Besides having the guide in English, the tour Includes:

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Bottled water
  • Entrance tickets to the 3 waterfalls
  • Local lunch
  • Jungle swing (if option chosen)
  • Tegalalang Rice Terrace visit (if option chosen)

Check availability for the private Bali waterfall tour here.

Bali waterfalls map

Best waterfalls in Bali

Tegenungan Waterfall in Bali

The large Tegenungan waterfall falling in a pool swimming by many people
The Tegenungan Waterfall / Foto: Monday Feelings

Tegenungan is best waterfall in Ubud, located just in between Denpasar and Ubud. Unlike the others, it is more famous and is usually full of tourists, though still worth a visit! The fall is impressive and you can dare stay beneath!

As amazing as the waterfall itself, the small cave formed behind the fall allows you to appreciate nature’s beauty and strength.

Aling Aling Waterfall in Bali

Along-Aling waterfall with a large pond surrounded by nature
Pond in Aling-Aling Waterfall / Foto: Monday Feelings

It’s our favourite. We could have spent our whole day in there because of its natural pools of dark green water and because it is quite often deserted. Even though it’s a little difficult to describe with words, the photo will help.

To get there you will pass through the heart of the Balinese tropical forest, giving you a breathtaking view of rice plantations and palm trees.

Munduk Waterfall in Bali

The Munduk waterfall falling into a shallow pond with Fernanda under the waterfall
Munduk Waterfall / Foto: Monday Feelings

On your way to Aling Aling Waterfall, you can make a pit stop over here. It is not the best for swimming as Aling Aling Waterfall is as it has a very shallow depth, about an ankle’s high. However, the fall is quite high and just the view of it makes it worth visiting.

Furthermore, the rocks in between the top of the mountain until the surface weaker the strength of the water, providing an amazing feeling having the water pouring over your head just like you shower at home.

A bamboo table with two cups of lemur coffee and a portion of sugar from palm tree
Lemuk Coffe / Foto: Monday Feelings

By the way: Upon your visit to the Munduk Waterfall, and that is the Munduk Eco Coffee shop, located just at the waterfall’s entrance. It offers an original Luwak Coffee, which is one of the most expensive coffees around the world, at a very affordable price. Also, they make their sugar from palm trees. It is delicious even on its own!

Sekumpull Waterfall in Bali

A three falls of Sekempul Waterfall in Bali
Foto: DJI drone 4K Ultra HD

You will find this one at the north of the island too and the greatness of it is having many falls together. It is quite complicated to access this spot and the area is very wild. Surely, this photo talks for itself.

Where to stay in Bali

In order to enjoy this Bali waterfall tour, we recommend you to stay in either Ubud or in the north:

If you would rather go on a day-trip Bali waterfall tour, find the best accommodation in Ubud here.

* This article was originally written in Dec 10, 2016 and updated in October 2023