Ubud Waterfall Guide – 12 Best Waterfalls Near Ubud, Bali
Ubud may be better known for culture and temples than for waterfalls, but it actually has a bunch of those too.
A lot of the best waterfalls in Ubud are located in the nearby Gianyar and Bangli areas of Bali, but most of these can still be reached in less than 30 minutes from the Ubud town center.
Here’s my complete Ubud waterfall guide, with a list of some of the very best waterfalls near Ubud and the surrounding areas!
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Ubud Waterfall Guide
• Layana Waterfall
This is one of the easiest waterfalls to visit in Ubud. Layana is just a 10 minute drive from the Ubud town center.
As an added bonus, there’s a warung above the waterfall where you can eat with the view — but it’s totally optional, you don’t have to order anything to visit the falls.
More info: Layana Waterfall
• Tibumana Waterfall
Tibumana used to be a secret waterfall, but it’s exploded in the last couple years and now every Instagrammer comes here. It’s still worth a visit!
More info: Tibumana Waterfall
• Pengibul Waterfall
This is another free waterfall just 500 yards from the entrance to Tibumana. It’s a small 2-step waterfall with no crowds, and you can reach it in 5-10 minutes.
More info: Pengibul Waterfall
• Goa Rang Reng Waterfall
Watch out for slippery rocks! Goa Rang Reng has 3 different waterfalls, but my favorite is the first one, a big sloped cascade that looks like a natural Slip N Slide.
• Kanto Lampo Waterfall
Kanto Lampo is a cascade of waterfalls running over the rocks into a natural pool below. As an added bonus, you get to see some creepy carvings in the rock walls nearby.
• Tegenungan Waterfall
Tegenungan is the busiest and most touristy waterfall in Bali. Don’t go here to escape the crowds, but it’s still a nice spot for lunch, and chances are you’ll be driving past it at some point anyway!
More info: Tegenungan Waterfall
Best Waterfalls Near Ubud
• Pengempu Waterfall
This is a small waterfall, but it’s just 30 minutes west of Ubud. It’s hiding in a sort of semi-cave, just a short 5 minute walk from the parking area.
They may not be the most spectacular falls, but the hike is super easy, no one’s around, and it’s completely free!
• Goa Giri Campuhan Waterfall
The Bangli area has lots of great waterfalls and it’s not far from Ubud. Start with Goa Giri Campuhan waterfall, in the north. This one is hidden and you have to sneak through a couple of cool caves to reach it.
• Tukad Cepung Waterfall
This is a nice waterfall hidden at the end of a cave-like ravine. This one is not a secret anymore! It can get extremely crowded, and you may have to wait your turn to take any decent photos.
• Kuning Waterfall
This is a unique looking waterfall and swimming hole at the bottom of a big ravine in the jungle. It’s a steep hike down, but you can cool off in the natural pools at the bottom.
• Leke Leke Waterfall
This one is a bit harder to reach than the others, since it’s a 1 hour drive from Ubud, but that means no crowds!
Leke Leke is a unique looking waterfall near Bedugul. It was a secret until recently, but it’s starting to get more popular.
More info: Leke Leke Waterfall
• Nungnung Waterfall
Nungnung is one of the biggest and most powerful waterfalls in Bali. It’s a huge waterfall in the jungle, with a ton of mist flying in all directions. Nungnung is just a little bit north of the Leke Leke waterfall.
More info: Nungnung Waterfall
More Waterfalls Near Ubud
I hope this Ubud waterfall guide was helpful for planning your own trip.
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