Bali is one of the most diverse and beautiful islands in Indonesia, without a doubt, one of the best places to go waterfall exploring. Visiting these majestic waterfalls brings the opportunity to view some of the most spectacular sights on earth. There are some that you can stand atop, gaze across at the breathtaking view. Meanwhile, others will allow you to pass their watery curtain into the secret cave-world behind. The following waterfalls are timeless favorites of both locals and tourists. However, many of them require a hike through the forest area, so make sure to wear appropriate footwear. Here are 5 stunning waterfalls that are well worth the effort to travel there :
Kanto Lampo Waterfall
Kanto Lampo Waterfall has a natural charm admired by many visitors. It is a beautiful cascading waterfall with lush green surroundings. Kanto Lampo was discovered only about a couple of years ago and truly one of the gems of Bali. As this waterfall is pretty isolated, you just have to walk 15 minutes from the parking area. You need to climb down a bunch of slippery stairs to reach the destination. Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit and waterproof camera because you will not get the full experience unless you get wet under the waterfall. Here, you can get a free charge of massage by sitting on the rock and let the water splashing to you back. It has a different sensation than in other spas.
This waterfall featured with changing rooms and local guides who will help you to get the most beautiful pictures there. The entrance fee is only IDR 15,000 and you will get an amazing view of a waterfall. Another unique thing about this waterfall is when the water flows on the rocks meet the sunlight, you will see a small rainbow there. It makes more picturesque. The best time to visit this place is around 10 am to 2 pm to get the sunlight. Meanwhile, if you want to enjoy the tranquility of nature it is better to visit early in the morning to avoid tourists. This place will blow your mind and definitely worth the visit!
Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Tukad Cepung Waterfall is located at Tembuku Village, Bangli Regency. It still remains the best virgin waterfall in Bali and still not under commercial tourist spots. The waterfalls take about 10 minutes walk and descending about 80 vertical meters down a series of steep stairs. These involve about 170 steps down and can be treacherous during rainy season. But it is a very nice walk with the sound of running water everywhere. The waterfall is at the end of a small box canyon with slightly overhanging walls, hence giving the impression that it is in a cave. While the open sky right from where the waterfall emerges gives you the most enchanting view you have ever seen.
The sunlight falls on the glistering waterfall creating a rainbow. You will feel the rainbow is flowing right up to you. The small “lake” at the base of the waterfall is shallow enough to walk through but too shallow to “swim” in. If you do plan or visiting this site, please follow some tips here. Be prepared for challenging photography conditions. A constant mist of water will hit you and your camera, the closer you are to the waterfall. Put on your bathing suit before you hike down since there is nowhere to change and have a dip in the refreshing water. Wear appropriate shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting wet.
Come early as it is very crowded during peak hours and it is really hard to get a perfect landscape photo when there is a lot of tourists. The entry fee is IDR 15,000 which is so cheap for the nature-based on the experience you get.
Tibumana Waterfall is an absolute pleasure, easy access with beautifully walkways, thick forest vegetation, and delightful waterfall. It is located in Banjar Bangun Lemah Kawan, Apuan Village, Susut District, Bangli, Bali. From Kuta, you can take motorcycle or driving 1.5 hours to reach this site. The water is a single stream that cascades down from the cliff and pours into a round pool which is quite deep. The waterfall itself surrounds by moss, trees, and ponds with clear water. Although the waterfall seems small compared to other Bali’s waterfall, due to the height of the drop, the water is pretty powerful. Please note before visiting this place, arms yourself with a waterproof camera or at least a waterproof protector.
You will also see a lifeguard checking the safety of swimmers. Additional information for you when visiting this site, changing room and lockers are available at the entrance. The hike down to the falls is muddy, so wear comfortable footwear that offers a nice sole grip. The entrance fee is about IDR 10,000. If you want to visit a waterfall without having to deal with the crowds, this is definitely one to visit. It is absolutely beautiful and peaceful!
Sekumpul Waterfall is truly a hidden gem of a place to visit. This waterfall is actually 7 waterfalls that converge into three massive ones that you can see from high up in the forest. Sekumpul Waterfall and another 3 are namely Fiji Waterfall. Moreover, Sekumpul and Fiji are about 10 mins (walking) apart and there are 2 smaller ones along the way. It stands as one of the best waterfalls in Bali and stands at the top of the Bali waterfall to-do list for a reason! However, there is a saying “the greatest things are seen after the hardest ride”. It is perfect to describe the way to reach this magnificent waterfall.
The waterfall is located at the bottom of countless very steep steps that plunge down through the Jungle to the base of the waterfall. The reward for the walk is the reveal of an epic and truly beautiful 80-meter multi-stream waterfall dropping through the lush green jungle! It costs IDR200.000per person, this includes a private guide. Be aware the steps and hills are quite steep if you are unfit, highly recommend getting a motorbike ride back to the car park.
Leke – Leke Waterfall
This waterfall may be small but it is mighty when it comes to scenic beauty and relaxing tranquility. Located in Atapan, Baturiti, the calm rushing waters of the falls into the pool below are perfect for a place to cool off from the hustle. It takes 1-hour drive from Canggu or central of Ubud. This waterfall is a lesser-known place for tourists as well as privacy just adds to its serenity. Leke – Leke Waterfall will make you feel like you stepped out of the island and into a tropical paradise. With the stunning falls set in the middle of rock with lush green trees, it offers a serene cool down on a hot summer day.
This waterfall is also featured by a small stall and Instagrammable spots such as giant swing and birds nest. To reach the falls you will need around 15 minutes down to the jungle. Along the way, you will also pass a small river by bamboo bridge. Due to maintaining the area, the authorities set the entrance fee about IDR 30,000 and definitely worth to have a real treat for your eyes.