There are so many waterfalls in Bali it can be hard to know which ones to visit. This tour is great if staying in Canggu, Kuta, Jimbaran, Legian, Nusa Dua, Sanur, Seminyak or Uluwatu taking you to the 4 best waterfalls near Seminyak – Tegenungun, Tibumana, Kanto Lampo and Tukad Cepung. You can also read my post about the Best Waterfalls in Bali which describes all of them, but for my money, this is the best tour option for waterfalls near Seminyak, Canggu, Legian, Kuta, Jimbaran, Sanur and Uluwatu.
I have other tour itineraries if you want to visit the spectacular Aling-Aling Waterfall or GitGit Waterfall further away in North Bali.
Remember, you can modify the destinations you want to visit on the day, so if there is somewhere you want to stay longer or skip an attraction in favour of another, my drivers are flexible and it’s entirely up to you.
I have personally vetted all the drivers I work with. They text me when they pick you up and again when you have been dropped off at the end of the day. I also email your driver’s name, profile photo, vehicle photo and phone number beforehand to ensure your safety and provide confidence.
The Best Waterfalls Near Seminyak
Tukad Cepung is around 50-55 km from Seminyak and will take around 90 minutes drive, which is why I recommend starting at 7:30 am, although your preferred start time is up to you. It’s best to get there early as it’s becoming increasingly popular. There have been times when it’s so crowded people are stopping others from swimming so they can get their perfect Instagram photo.
Getting there at 9:00 am also means the shafts of light coming over the cliff edge are best for photography. Much earlier than that and the sun isn’t at the right angle yet.
The nearest waterfall worth visiting after Tukad Cepung is Tibumana Waterfall, around 20 km and 45-60 minutes away. Tibumana is very accessible and most people won’t have any problems with the 10-minute walk over bamboo bridges along the riverside.
It’s quite good to photograph at most times of the day and tends to get most crowded in the afternoon, so going straight after Cepoung is a good idea.
Kanto Lampo is only 5 km down the road, but it is much less accessible than Tibumana. There are a lot of steep concrete stairs to descend, which aren’t so bad, but the last few meters down to the foot of the falls is not paved, quite rocky and can be very slippery. To get the best photos of Kanto Lampo you will need to walk along the riverbed as the falls are set alongside the edge of the river. Hiring a guide here to help is a really good idea with the added bonus that they can take photos for you.
Pro tip: you can even ask a guide to go down and take photos so you don’t have to. A fee of IDR 50.000 should cover this.
It is possible to follow the river from Tibumana through Goa Rang Reng Waterfall and on to Kanto Lampo but I don’t recommend this unless you are very fit and take adequate footwear as it’s rough going and very slippery. If you do want to include this as part of your adventure then definitely hire one of the local guides to go with you so you don’t get lost and can help if you fall over. If you do want to take this option make sure to coordinate with your driver so he can meet you down at the Kanto Lampo carpark.
After climbing back up the stairs to the carpark it’s time for a lunch break.
Then it’s on to Tegenungun Waterfall, buy far the most popular in Bali, so be prepared for the possibility of big crowds depending on the time of year. The walk down to Tegenungun is down well-formed concrete steps, so it’s quite accessible compared to Kanto Lampo, but the last 50 m to the foot of the falls can be slippery if it’s been raining or the river is up.
It’s a much bigger tourist complex than the previous, relatively secluded waterfalls and while it’s also great to visit in the early morning, it is far better to do the others first if you want fewer crowds at the other smaller waterfalls near Seminyak on this tour.
Another option is to reverse the order, going to Tegenungun first and Tukad Cepung last. You can always change your itinerary on the day, and if you get tired of visiting waterfalls you can always change the itinerary on the day and swap out some waterfalls for other nearby attractions.
Waterfalls Near Seminyak Tour Map
This route map demonstrates the likely route if starting and returning from Seminyak.
It’s around a 120 km return trip for the best waterfalls near Seminyak.
7:30 am Pick-up from Hotel or Villa
Make sure you have breakfast beforehand. You can stop for coffee and snacks on the way.
9:00 am Tukad Cepung Waterfall
It’s best to get there early before the crowds.
Entrance Fee: IDR 15.000
10:30 am Tibumana Waterfall
One of the most accessible with concrete stairs all the way to the bottom.
Entrance Fee: IDR 15.000
12:00 pm Kanto Lampo Waterfall
This is more difficult. The stairs don’t go all the way to the bottom, and to see the falls properly you need to wade along the riverbed.
Entrance Fee: IDR 20.000
1:30 pm Lunch
Lunch in the village by Kanto Lampo Waterfall.
3:00 pm Tegenungun Waterfall
Tegenungan Waterfall is Bali’s largest waterfall by volume.
Entrance Fee: IDR 20.000
5:00 pm Drop-off at Hotel or Villa
Return to your hotel or villa.
- Toyota Avanza/Xenia or similar 6-seater SUV w/ air-con.
- English-speaking driver.
- Up to 10 hours of driving time.
- The driver waits at all attractions for you.
- Flexible itinerary – make changes during the day.
- Entrance fees or event tickets.
- Meals and refreshments at own cost.
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Hello, i would like some information for a private driver.
Hi Vanessa. Sure, no problem. But you need to ask a question in order for me to answer it. This post about hiring a private car and driver might help.
Safe travels, Michael