BEST Hidden Waterfalls near Ubud, Bali – 2024 Guide

Finding hidden waterfalls in Bali is becoming increasingly difficult. Wherever you go, there are buses filled with tourists eager to take over every little piece of the island. Luckily, there are a few secret waterfalls near Ubud which are still undiscovered. With lush vegetation, and incredible views, below are my favorite 4 hidden waterfalls near Ubud, Bali.

While you’re in Ubud, don’t forget to visit the world-famous Ubud Swing. With an epic jungle backdrop, in the heart of Ubud, this swing is a once in a lifetime experience! Also, you can’t miss the Tegalalang Rice Fields!

1. Tibumana Waterfall

Tibumana Waterfall Bali, waterfall near UbudJust 45 minutes away from Ubud, there is this beautiful hidden gem called Tibumana Waterfall. Its perfect, straight stream of water made me fall in love with it instantly. Although you might find a few people at this waterfall, there won’t be any crowds.

The best part about Tibumana Waterfall is that swimming is allowed as long as you won’t get too close to the water stream. Make sure to bring your swimming suit with you! Also, don’t forget your camera as this waterfall is one of the most Instagrammable Bali waterfalls I’ve seen.

Entrance fee: 10,000 IDR


2. Bangkiang Djaran Waterfall

Bangkiang Djaran Waterfall Bali-> The most Instagrammed villas near Ubud

A bit further from Ubud than Tibumana Waterfall, Bangkiang Djaran Waterfall is trully a hidden place. Although the access to this waterfall is easy, it somehow got overlooked by tourists.

When we visited, there were only two other people at this waterfall. Its beauty is simply breathtaking. Although compared to other waterfalls, Bangkiang Djaran is smaller, it has its own charm. This waterfall is definitely one of my favorites in Bali.

If you decide to visit Bangkiang Djaran, don’t hesitate to explore the area a bit more. If you continue walking on the path after the waterfall, you will come across another impressive waterfall situated on the other side of the river and a little temple.

Entrance fee: donation of 5,000 IDR

3. Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Tukad Cepung Waterfall Bali
A rising star among Instagrammers is Tukad Cepung Waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Asia. It is well known due to the majestic rocks that surround it and the light rays which offer an incredible spectacle.

Although you might find a few people at this waterfall, it is still one of the secret waterfalls near Ubud. Don’t forget your slippers home as you will have to walk through the river to reach the waterfall.

Entrance fee: 10,000 IDR

4. Goa Rang Reng Waterfall

Goa Rang Reng Waterfall Bali
Situated right near Tibumana Waterfall, Goa Rang Reng is another hidden waterfall near Ubud. The water stream falling down over the black rocks creates an incredible view and the good news is that swimming is allowed. However, I would recommend being careful as those rocks can be slippery.

If you are an adventure seeker, there is also a rope to help you get to the top of the waterfall. I loved that Goa Rang Reng Waterfall was not crowded at all.

Entrance fee: 15,000 IDR

How to get to waterfalls near Ubud

Take a guided tour

If you want a hustle free experience, I recommend booking a guided tour. There are many tours to choose from but below are the best ones:

  • Ubud Waterfalls Tour – Tibumana, Tukad Cepung, Tegenungan Waterfall
  • Bali Instagram Tour – Gates of Heaven, Water Palace, Tukad Cepung Waterfall, Rice Terraces, Jungle Swing
  • Best of Ubud – Tegenungan Waterfall, Rice Terraces, Monkey Forest, Coffee Plantation

By motorbike

The easiest way to get to all these beautiful waterfalls is to rent a motorbike for a day for about 75,000 IDR. If you like chasing waterfalls, you can visit all these secret waterfalls near Ubud in just one day as long as you wake up early. I would suggest the following order: Goa Rang Reng, Tibumana, Bangkiang Djaran and Tukad Cepung.

I only recommend renting a motorbike if you’re really comfortable driving one. The traffic in Bali is pretty crazy, especially during high season. 

Where to stay in Ubud

I’ve spent one month in Ubud and I’ve been looking for the best hotels in the area. Below are my recommendations.

  • Budget – Pondok Massas – beautiful pool, good location, friendly staff, good breakfast
  • Mid-budget – Ulun Resort – view towards the rice fields, beautiful view, good location, excellent breakfast
  • Luxury – Alena Resort – incredible pool, excellent service & breakfast, comfortable rooms

I hope that you liked my guide to the most beautiful hidden waterfalls near Ubud. Each and every one of them is unique. My favorite one was Tibumana Waterfall. Have you been to any of them? Let me know in the comments.

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Aurelia Teslaru

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  1. July 28, 2018 / 1:30 am

    what beautiful photos – hoping to go to Bali later in the year so love that these are off the beaten track (perfect for those snaps without hundreds of other tourists 😉 )

    • dailytravelpill
      July 29, 2018 / 2:53 pm

      It is really hard to find hidden spots, especially in Bali. These waterfalls are true gems!

  2. July 28, 2018 / 2:10 am

    Wow! Those waterfalls are spectacular. Thank you so much for the information. When I go to Indonesia next year, I will definitely check them out. Very useful!

    • dailytravelpill
      July 29, 2018 / 2:53 pm

      So happy to hear this!

  3. Emily
    September 13, 2019 / 5:27 am


    We will be in Bali for 4 days so we want to make the most out of it 🙂 For the Tibumana Waterfall, is it okay to visit it in the later afternoon around 5? Would that be too late?

    Also, I saw the picture of you at the Nusa Penida. Did you take a tour? If yes, can you please recommend which one to take?

    Thanks bunch 🙂

    • dailytravelpill
      September 19, 2019 / 7:32 am

      Hi. You can definitely go to Tibumana in the afternoon but I wouldn’t go too late because the light will be very low. Regarding Nusa Penida, we went by ourselves and rented a motorbike to explore the island. Have fun! I am sure you will love Bali!

  4. Lusi
    October 31, 2019 / 10:50 pm

    Hi, which one is most accessible for elderly? Is it Tibumana or Tukad Cepung. Im gonna take elder ppl and dont wanna them be exhausted tho.

    • dailytravelpill
      November 5, 2019 / 5:36 pm

      Hi. Both waterfalls require climbing down stairs. I find them both challenging but if I had to choose, I would choose Tukad Cepung.

  5. November 28, 2019 / 6:31 am

    Hey your blogs are so informative and inspirational!!! I want to pack my bags and leave right now to Bali! I am actually visiting Bali on the 2nd Week of January I heard that it rains quite a bit at that time but do you think we can visit the Tibumana Falls during this period is the season ideal?

    • dailytravelpill
      December 6, 2019 / 9:00 am

      Hey! Thanks so much! I think that Tibumana can be visited during the rainy season. Just don’t go swimming too close to the falls. Happy travels!

  6. Sigridur
    December 1, 2019 / 12:37 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing – helping a lot planning my trip whish is comming opp in about 6 days 🙂

    • dailytravelpill
      December 6, 2019 / 9:01 am

      So glad I could help! Safe travels!

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