Tibumana Waterfall is absolutely gorgeous and it’s one of Bali’s best-kept gems.
This picture-perfect waterfall is a fantastic place to spend a few hours exploring the surrounding rainforests and swimming in the natural rock pools beneath the falls.
I have put together this complete guide including how to get there, how much it costs, the best time to visit, and what to expect when you arrive.
WHERE IS TIBUMANA WATERFALL BALI
Tibumana Waterfall is located in Bali’s central region known as Gianyar.
From Ubud, it is approximately a 45-minute drive to Gianyar, and from Canggu or Kuta, it’s approximately a 1.5-hour drive.
You can also check out the Yellow Waterfall which is another awesome location in the Gianyar region.
HOW TO GET HERE
The best and easiest way to get here is by scooter or car.
If you are staying in the Ubud region, I recommend renting a scooter and making the short drive over to these beautiful falls at Tibumana.
Don’t feel confident riding a scooter? Another great option for getting around Bali is to hire a private car and a driver for the day and experience all that the island has to offer.
- Experienced Driver
- Hotel pick-up & drop-off
- Mineral water
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TIBUMANA WATERFALL TOUR
The Ubud Waterfall Tour is the most top-rated tour with great reviews and hundreds of bookings.
This private tour covers the best waterfalls in Ubud and includes a pick-up and drop-off from your hotel and you’ll get to visit Tibumana Falls, Tukad Cepung Waterfall, Kanto Lampo Waterfall, and Tegenungun Waterfall.
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ARRIVING AT TIBUMANA WATERFALL UBUD
The drive from Ubud is absolutely gorgeous. About two minutes before you arrive at the jump-off point, you will come across the best palm tree-lined road in all of Bali. Be sure to stop here to take some happy snaps.
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These falls are quite an easy location to find and parking is free. The local villagers are overly friendly and are always excited to see new visitors.
The Tibumana Waterfall entrance fee is 10,000 IDR and you can also hire a locker for 5,000 IDR.
Once you have received your entrance ticket, it’s a short ten-minute hike down to the falls which leads through lush rainforest and across bamboo bridges above a freshwater stream.
Palm tree road
WHAT TO EXPECT AT TIBUMANA WATERFALL
Tibumana Waterfall Bali used to be a little hidden gem but thanks to Instagram this location is slowly getting more and more popular.
Tibumana features a thin curtain of falls that fills a large catch basin below. The depth of the swimming hole at the base of the falls is around waist-deep which makes it a perfect spot for swimming.
There is a small cave behind the waterfall which you can walk into and get another cool perspective of the falls and the moss-covered rock walls.
The best time to visit is in the early morning and chances are you will have it all to yourself.
Exploring the falls
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Be prepared and make sure to pack some food and water if you plan to spend a few hours here as there are limited shops in the village.
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These falls are classed as one of the island’s natural heritage sites and it’s preserved by the local people from the Tibumana village.
When visiting places like this, please respect the earth by taking only photos and leaving only footprints.
Do your bit and please take any rubbish that you may have with you and help preserve the waterfall so everyone can enjoy it.
Marveling at the falls
WHERE TO NEXT?
Ubud is the nearest town and boasts many amazing things to do such as rainforest yoga retreats, traditional arts and crafts, other-worldly rice terraces, raging waterfalls, monkey forests, and much more.
Ubud is the perfect place to immerse yourself in nature for a few days away from the rat race. Whether you want to unwind and relax or adventure and explore, Ubud offers the best of both worlds.
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WHERE TO STAY IN UBUD
Ubud has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Ubud to suit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Hanging Gardens of Bali
The 5-star luxurious accommodation is set in the jungle of Ubud featuring a multi-level infinity pool, three restaurants, spa facilities, and free wifi. Each villa is spacious and equipped with a flat-screen tv, private bathroom with bathtub, bathrobes, comfortable beds and sweeping views of the jungle surrounds. Afternoon tea and breakfast are complimentary for all guests. A memorable place to stay for couples and families.
Mid Range: Desak Putu Putera Cottages
Beautiful 3-star accommodation in Ubud for as little as $60. Desak Putu features an outdoor pool and it is within walking distance to the monkey forest and the center of Ubud. The rooms are spacious and fitted with a flat-screen tv, seating area, balcony, private bathroom, and free wifi. They also offer a free shuttle service or bike hire. Great for couples, families, and friends.
Budget: Gypsy Lust Hostel
One of the most recommended hostels in Ubud. Featuring a restaurant and bar, garden area, and a shared lounge. Gypsy Lust Hostel is within walking distance to the Ubud market and other main attractions. There are capsule-style dorm rooms available with shared bathrooms for as little as $10. Great place to stay for solo travelers, friends, and couples on a budget.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI
When visiting Bali, here is a list of items I highly recommend bringing with you;
- Sunscreen – the Balinese sun is very strong, so make sure to pack some high-quality sunscreen.
- Quick-dry travel towel – the most compact and lightweight towel for traveling.
- Reusable water bottle – stay hydrated by bringing along a reusable water bottle.
- Backpack – The Nomatic 30L Travel Pack is the ultimate backpack for everyday adventures.
If you’re interested in taking awesome photos and videos on your travels, this is the camera gear that I use and recommend;
- GoPro HERO10 – the most popular camera on the planet for action-packed adventures.
- Canon EOS R – perfect for traveling, this is the most affordable, compact camera on the market.
- DJI Mini 3 Pro – take your photos and videos to new heights with this user-friendly drone camera.
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TRAVEL RESOURCES FOR YOUR NEXT TRIP
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