Ubud Town in Bali has been endlessly offering excitements for the tourist for its culturally rich traditions, breathtaking rice terraces, and other natural wonders to fulfill your adventurous soul. However, little did we know that if you dig further into the wild of Ubud, there are much more surprises you would fall in love with, in no time. Beyond the center Ubud, Ubud is home to the most magnificent waterfalls in the world. Some of them are located fairly close to Ubud, making it easy to reach them. While some of them are located in a secluded area, making it a mythical place yet still exciting.
Before heading there, keep in mind a few essential things. Bali has always been maintaining its tradition as part of their life. The traditions include water as an important aspect of their religion and tradition, therefore, you will find many water temples and rituals, including in the waterfall area. It is customary to find a temple or a certain area to bring an offering to nature. Therefore, always take note and try to adapt to the local culture and be respectful. To optimize your travel in Ubud in search of the most beautiful waterfalls, Tripcetera has created the ultimate list to guide you through your search of waterfalls in Ubud.
Waterfalls in Ubud Bali
1. Tegenungan Waterfall
Located only 20 minutes from the center of Ubud, there lies Tegenungan Waterfall, a popular attraction especially if you stay in Ubud. The access to reach the waterfall is easy. From the parking area, you shall pass souvenirs shops, then walk down about 100 walkable stairs. In thee, you will reach a viewpoint where you can see the waterfall from afar. Then walk some more and follow the signs to reach the waterfall. You can also climb a cliff to get awe-inspiring photos with your friends and family. Otherwise, you can always enjoy the view of the 15 meters waterfall surrounded by paddy fields and nature. Be sure to get there earlier in the morning if you’d like to avoid any crowds.
2. Tibumana Waterfall
Tibumana Waterfall is a hidden gem of Ubud. Tibumana Waterfall is located a little further than Tegenungan, about 45 minutes away from Ubud. This waterfall might be lesser known than Tegenungan, but that means less crowded and more space for you to enjoy this beauty! As you walk down to the base of the waterfall, you will be greeted with lush green jungle filled with birds and butterflies. Once you reach the base, you get to see the singular cascade of falling water, the best spot to take your picture in Tibumana Waterfall. The fun doesn’t stop there, you are allowed to swim in the crystal water as long as you don’t get too close to the stream. So, don’t forget to bring your swimsuit!
3. Kanto Lampo Waterfall
An hour drive from Ubud in Beng Village, Gianyar, Kanto Lampo Waterfall is a place you can’t miss in waterfall hunting. Not to worry because the path to the waterfall is relatively accessible with paved stairs. Kanto Lampo is quite different from Tegenungan or Tibumana. The water runs down layers of black rock, creating beautiful rippling layers to be admired. There is a perfect spot to take a picture where you can stand on the giant pile of rocks in front of the fall to create that epic photography. Try not to miss to explore the surrounding area to discover a cave, rock carving, and temple where the locals come to pray.
4. Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Tukad Cepung offers a unique experience of a waterfall in a cave. Although this waterfall is a little far from Ubud, Tukad Cepung is considered by some as the most beautiful waterfalls in Asia. Hike down the path while enjoying a jungle scenery unrevealed in front of you. As you keep going down, the path becomes some kind of a labyrinth of rocks. Once you reach the bottom, look up to see the cliffs surrounding the waterfall and pillar light piercing through the passages. Keep in mind to always be respectful of the nature around you for this area is maintained by the locals. Also, always check the water level before heading to the falls.