Our 10 Favourite Waterfalls in Indonesia

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1. Tumpak Sewu

Tumpak Sewu Waterfall, often referred to as the “Thousand Waterfalls,” is a breathtaking natural wonder tucked away in East Java, Indonesia. If you’re coming from Bali and seeking an adventure off the beaten path, Tumpak Sewu should be on your list.

There are a few ways to reach this beautiful waterfall from Bali. First you can take a flight to Surabaya and drive the way to Tumpak Sewu waterfall. Secondly you can hire a private driver from Bali that will take you on an overnight adventure to the waterfall and other beautiful natural sights on Java. There are also some groupe trips available for you to go on. But most of the time these only operate on specific dates.

On the way to Tumpak Sewu waterfall you are going to pass through scenic landscapes and rural villages. Once you reach the Tumpak Sewu area, be prepared for a bit of a hike. The trail takes you through lush greenery and offers glimpses of the stunning waterfall from various viewpoints. The Price for the Parking is about 10.000 IDR (0.60€) and anouther 20.000 IDR (1.20€) for the entrence fee which you have to pay when you reached the waterfall in the valley.

The way down to the waterfall is very adventurous as it is very steep and some of the way was going down a waterfall as it was raining very hard the days before. So be prepared to get get wet! We saw some people that couldn’t make it down as they were too scared. But even when it looks scetchy it was doable as you could hold on to ropes everywhere. You just have to take your time. After we arrived at the waterfall we were totally overwhelmed. We wanted to go here so badly and it didn’t dissapoint!

When the weather is good you can also see the Mt. Semeru in the Backround. The drone view makes it more visable. It looks just like out of a fairytail!

Depending on the Season, the Waterfall might be having less water or even more water. So it will always look a little different. We went there in May and we think it was very good for taking pictures! But we were very lucky as the weather condition were just perfect.

2. Tukad Cepung

Located in the Bangli Regency, Tukad Cepung Waterfall is approximately a 1.5 to 2-hour drive from popular tourist destinations like Ubud and Kuta. The easiest way to reach the waterfall is by hiring a private driver or joining a guided tour. Many tour companies offer day trips to Tukad Cepung, which often include transportation, a guided hike to the waterfall, and sometimes even a visit to nearby attractions.

If you prefer to travel independently, you can rent a scooter or car and drive to the waterfall. From Ubud, head northeast towards Bangli, then follow the signs to Tukad Cepung. Be prepared for a short hike down into the canyon to reach the waterfall, but rest assured, the journey is well worth the effort.

Unlike some of Bali’s more touristy attractions, Tukad Cepung Waterfall maintains a modest entrance fee. As of my last update, the entrance fee was around 15,000 to 20,000 IDR (approximately 1 to 1.50 USD) per person. This fee helps support the local community and contributes to the maintenance of the trail leading to the waterfall.

The best time to visit Tukad Cepung Waterfall is in the early morning or late afternoon. Arriving early allows you to beat the crowds and experience the tranquility of the waterfall before it gets busy. Plus, the soft morning light filtering through the canopy creates a magical atmosphere that photographers will love.

In the late afternoon, you can witness the waterfall bathed in golden sunlight, creating a stunning backdrop for photos. However, keep in mind that the waterfall can get crowded during peak hours, especially on weekends and holidays. If you prefer a quieter experience, consider visiting on a weekday or during the off-peak season.

When you arrive at the parking lot you follow a trail downhill. You walk through the community where you can buy sorrongs and other goods. When getting down in the valley you follow the path through beautiful vegetation. There are many beautiful plants next to the way. The last step is to walk down some very steep steps. After stat just follow the canyon to your left and after a few minutes you arrive at the waterfall.


Tips for Visiting:

  • the trail to the waterfall can be slippery and uneven so wear sturdy footwear suitable for hiking, when you don’t feel confident on such ways .
  • Bring plenty of water to stay hydrated, especially if you’re visiting during the hotter months.
  • Don’t forget your swimsuit if you plan to take a refreshing dip in the natural pool beneath the waterfall. You will get wet anyways on the way even without taking dip.
  • Respect the natural environment by not littering and following any posted guidelines or regulations.
  • Consider hiring a local guide to enhance your experience and learn more about the flora, fauna, and cultural significance of the area. Like this you are alsocontributing to the local community.


3. Tiu Kelep

Reaching Tiu Kelep Waterfall typically involves a journey from Lombok’s main tourist areas, such as Senggigi or Mataram. The most common way to access the waterfall is by hiring a local guide or joining a guided tour. Many tour operators offer day trips to Tiu Kelep Waterfall, which often include transportation, a guided hike through the jungle, and sometimes even visits to other nearby attractions. Of course you can also rent a scooter and drive there indipendently. When you reach the entrence to the Trail you can take a guide that takes you there. But the way is easy and not hard to follow so it is not really needed. But it is a nice contribution to the local community.

the entrance fee to Tiu Kelep Waterfall was approximately 10,000 to 20,000 IDR (roughly 0.70 to 1.50 USD) per person. This fee helps support the local community and contributes to the maintenance of the trail leading to the waterfall.

For the optimal experience, consider visiting Tiu Kelep Waterfall early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Arriving early allows you to savor the tranquility of the surroundings before crowds arrive, while the soft morning light bathes the landscape in a magical glow. Alternatively, late afternoon visits offer the chance to capture stunning photos as the waterfall is illuminated by the golden hues of sunset.

To avoid crowds, consider visiting on weekdays or during the off-peak season. Regardless of the time, be prepared for occasional crowds, especially during holidays and weekends.

The way to the Waterfall is beautiful and you will see a lot oof green and also pass anouther waterfall. Be prepared to walk through water and get wet. So better take a change of cloths and waterproof shoes. But the view you get is totally worth it.


4. Leke Leke

Leke Leke is also a very popular waterfall in Bali. The beautiful green Scenry around the waterfall is just stunning. Leke Leke Waterfall is approximately a 1.5 to 2-hour drive from popular tourist destinations like Ubud and Seminyak. The journey to the waterfall typically involves a scenic drive through Bali’s picturesque countryside, followed by a short hike through the jungle. The entrance fee to Leke Leke Waterfall is approximately 30,000 to 50,000 IDR (roughly 2 to 3.50 USD) per person. The way down to the waterfall is not that long (ca. 30 min) but because of the tempretures it is still quite hard and sweaty. The freshness of the waterfall is perfect after the way down. Be careful not to slip as it can be quite slippery.

That place has just a mystirious vibe – so beautiful! To avouid the crowds you better arrive early in the morning or later in the afternoon. There is not much space at the Waterfall so it fills up very quickly. We were lucky and even though we arrived midday there were only a few people. And most of the people that arrived just stayed a few minutes took some pictures and left again very quickly.

5. Sekumpul

The journey to Sekumpul Waterfall is an adventure in itself. You have to navigate through winding roads and lush countryside to reach the village of Sekumpul, where the trek to the waterfall begins. Along the way, the scenery transitions from rice terraces to dense forests, offering glimpses of rural life and the natural wonders of Bali.

Sekumpul waterfall

Arriving at the Parking lot you have to pay an entrance fee of 250.000 IDR per person. That included the parking fee and also the Guide for the Waterfall. We started our way to the waterfall and walked past a few houses and green fields. Then we started walking downhill untill we reached the edge of a little canyon where you could see the Sekumpul Waterfall from obove. Then we had to walk down like 100.000 steps to reach the valley. The view from inside the Valley on the Sekumpul waterfall was just as beautiful as we thought. The cool water was also very refreshing after the hike down.

Whatch your steps under the Waterfall as it is very slippery.

If you have more time also check out “Hidden Waterfall” next to the Sekumpul Waterfall. It is on the left side after reaching the Valley. You have to walk through Water to reach the waterfall. It is just a single waterfall but still  very beautiful with the pool underneath it.

6. Munduk

Getting to Munduk Waterfall you’ll drive through Bali’s countryside, passing by cute villages and rice fields. Once you reach Munduk village, it’s a short hike through the jungle to get to the waterfall. The trail is pretty easy to follow, and along the way, you’ll see all sorts of beautiful plants and maybe even some wildlife! When you finally reach Munduk Waterfall, get ready to be wowed! It’s this massive cascade of water plunging into a crystal-clear pool below. You can hang out on the rocks, take a refreshing dip, or just soak in the beauty of the surroundings.

10 Waterfalls, Munduk, Bali, Indonesia
10 Waterfalls, Munduk, Bali, Indonesia

One of the coolest things about Munduk Waterfall is that it’s not super crowded like some of Bali’s other spots. Since it’s a bit off the beaten path, you can really chill out and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere without feeling rushed or crowded. It’s the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and just chill with nature.

7. Tibumana

Getting to Tibumana Waterfall is pretty easy. It’s about a 30-minute drive from Ubud, so you can easily rent a scooter or hire a driver to take you there. Once you arrive, it’s just a short walk through the jungle to reach the waterfall. The path is well-marked and surrounded by lush greenery, so you’ll feel like you’re stepping into a tropical paradise. Like alomost everywhere you can find many beautiful plants on the way.


It was like an Oasis in the Jungle. As no one else was there when we arrived, we could enjoy this place all on ourselves. The water was so cold it alway is a challenge to get inside the water. On the way back up to the Parking lot we got a fresh coconut from one of the few stalls on the way.

8. Madikaripura

Madakaripura Waterfall is no ordinary waterfall. It is the tallest waterfall in Java and one of the tallest in Indonesia, with water plunging down from a height of over 200 meters. As you approach the waterfall, you’ll be greeted by the sound of rushing water and the cool mist in the air, creating a sense of tranquility and wonder.

Located in the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, reaching Madakaripura Waterfall requires a bit of effort, but the journey is well worth it. From the nearby town of Probolinggo, you can hire a guide or join a tour to navigate the winding roads and dense forests leading to the waterfall. The entrance fee for Madakaripura Waterfall is typically around 100,000 to 150,000 IDR per person for foreign tourists. However, please note that entrance fees may vary depending on factors such as changes in local regulations or additional services provided at the site. 

Along the way, you’ll encounter hidden caves, lush vegetation, and even smaller waterfalls cascading down the cliffs. Prepate to get wet from all the water pouring down the walls into the valley!

Visiting Madakaripura Waterfall is a perfect add on to your Mount Bromo visit! Don’t miss this beauty of a waterfall.

9. Kato Lampo

Kato Lampo Waterfall is located near the village of Gianyar, just a stone’s throw away from Ubud. While it’s a serene retreat, its status as a favorite spot for Instagrammers means it can get pretty crowded, especially during peak hours. So, if you’re planning to visit, be prepared to share the beauty of Kato Lampo with other enthusiasts. At the entrance you have to buy an ticket for Kato Lampo waterfall for about 20.000 IDR per person.


Kato Lampo Waterfall

The allure of Kato Lampo lies in its picturesque setting. The waterfall cascading over rugged rocks, framed by lush greenery and dappled sunlight, creates a scene straight out of a dream. It’s no wonder that photographers and influencers come here to capture the magic of this hidden gem.

To avoid the crowds and make the most of your visit, consider arriving early in the morning or late in the afternoon. During these times, you’ll have a better chance of experiencing the tranquility of Kato Lampo and snapping that envy-inducing Instagram shot without too many people around.

10. Suwat

Suwat Waterfall is a 30-minute drive from Ubud to the village of Batuagung, where you’ll find the entrance to the waterfall. From there, it’s a short hike through the jungle to reach the waterfall, with the sound of rushing water guiding you along the way.

The pool at the base of Suwat Waterfall is perfect for swimming and cooling off on a hot day. The water is refreshing and surrounded by lush greenery, creating a serene oasis for you to enjoy. There are people down at the waterfall renting out the Float to take pictures with. They are really helpfull and also offer to get the Float in position as it is really hard to navigate with the stick of bamboo. They will be happy to receive a little tip!


Depending on when you arrive the light might be shining through the leaves. Unfortunetely the water doesn’t look as blue as on the Pictures. It is more of a brown colour. But is it still a very beautiful place.We were lucky as we arrived in the afternoon and tehe were only two other people at the waterfall. As there is not much space it can get quite crowded when there will be more poeple.It was a really relaxing place and we enjoyed the peacfullness without many other tourists.


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