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Tibumana Waterfall Bali – complete travel guide

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Tibumana Waterfall near Ubud Bali is one of the most beautiful hidden gems in the area. Easily reached within a few minutes of walking, it’s a perfect destination for any type of traveler.

The waterfall area provides shadow during hot sunny days. You certainly won’t resist jumping in the emerald natural pool under the waterfall.

This was without a doubt our favorite waterfall near Ubud. You can easily combine it with a few other attractions in the area and plan a perfect day trip.

In this blog post, we share the location, how to get here, opening hours, entrance fees, and more useful information.

Where is Tibumana Waterfall?

Tibumana is around 15 km far from Ubud, Bali. You can easily get here on a motorbike or using Gojek. However, due to traffic, it takes around 45 minutes to get here from Ubud center.

You can also visit it from Canggu or Denpasar. However, this takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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The waterfall is in a valley where you can find many other waterfalls. It might be hard to choose which of them to visit, though. But it offers many opportunities for a day trip.

Tibumana Falls lies hidden in a jungle, only a short walk from the parking area. You can also save the location of Tibumana Waterfall Ubud to your Google Maps app.

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How to get to Tibumana waterfall

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Parking fee: 5,000 IDR

As you might already know, Bali doesn’t have a reliable public transport system. It’s basically non-existent. Hence, you can only get to Tibumana Waterfall Ubud on your own, with a private driver, or by joining a guided tour.

Rent a motorbike

The best option when traveling around Bali is renting a motorbike. It certainly gives you the most freedom. We personally recommend renting a motorbike near Kuta or Canggu upon arrival.

You can keep the same motorbike for the whole Bali trip. If you plan to explore North Bali, it’s helpful since you won’t find bike rentals there. Additionally, it’s the cheapest way of getting around the island.

When renting for more days or weeks, you always get a discount. The rental price starts at around 70,000 IDR per day. You can pay as little as 50,000 IDR per day when renting for a week or more.

You will find many rentals around Ubud if you don’t arrive on a motorbike.

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Important: Don’t forget to get an international driving license before leaving your home country. You should also never travel without reliable travel insurance.

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Rent a car

Not everyone feels confident on a motorbike enough to ride around Bali. Traffic can get super crazy sometimes. If you prefer other modes of transport, you can also rent a car for your Bali trip. The prices start at around 40€ / day.

Private driver

Another option for visiting the waterfall and other attractions in Bali is renting a car with a private driver.

Families with kids and people who prefer not to drive in a foreign country often choose this option. Check out this Klook offer. The prices start as low as 26€.

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Tip for a trip: Are you an adventure lover? Then, you will love the Ayung River rafting adventure! Have fun at the rapids, swim in the longest river on Bali, and enjoy local lunch.

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Tibumana Waterfall guided tour

For a hassle-free day trip, you can book a guided tour that visits Tibumana Waterfall as well as other attractions. These are the most recommended and best-reviewed group tours:

  1. Ubud highlights – this tour will take you to Tegallalang rice fields, Tirta Empul temple, Tukad Cepung, Kanto Lampo, as well as Tibumana Waterfall. This tour includes all the entry tickets.
  2. Ubud waterfalls – visit Tukad Cepung, Tibumana, Taman Sari, and Sumampan Waterfall. This tour also includes the entry fees.
  3. Waterfalls, Uluwatu Temple, and Kecak Dance – This tour will take you to Tegenungan Waterfall, Kato Lampo Waterfall, Tibumana, Uluwatu Temple, and Kecak Dance.
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Tibumana Waterfall entrance fee

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Entrance fee: 20,000 IDR per person

Once you arrive at the parking area, there is a small booth where you can pay the entrance fee. It only costs 20,000 IDR to visit Tibumana Waterfall.

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About Tibumana Waterfall

Tibumana Waterfall still belongs to the less visited waterfalls near Ubud. You won’t find lines of tourists here. Its popularity is increasing, though. Come as early as possible to avoid the busiest hours.

To reach the waterfall from the parking area, you have to walk for around 10 to 15 minutes. A narrow path leads through small rice fields with a few restaurants and food stalls on the way.

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Locals also built a palm tree swing here, where you can take stunning photos.

Soon, you will reach stairs that will take you down to the valley to see the waterfall. To visit most waterfalls in Bali, you must climb up and down. The most difficult path was the one leading to Nung Nung waterfall.

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Once you’re down in the valley, you can walk to the right to visit a temple or to the left to see the waterfall. The path leads through a lush green nature over bamboo bridges. You can admire beautiful Balinese flora on your way.

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Just before you reach Tibumana Waterfall, you can notice another smaller waterfall on the right side. Unfortunately, it is not possible to swim here since the water is too shallow. However, it’s a perfect place for a refreshing shower and some photos.

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A stone platform in the area provides a great place to leave your staff or sit down.

Swimming in the waterfall

Tibumana Waterfall is 4 to 5 meters tall. You can swim in the natural pool beneath. Therefore make sure to bring your swimsuit as well. However, there’s no proper place to change. The water is slightly refreshing, perfect during hot sunny days.

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Tip for a trip: If you’re looking for an unusual experience in Bali and don’t mind some physical activity, you should not skip Mount Batur sunrise hike.

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Tibumana Waterfall Ubud – rules

To maintain this place and keep everyone safe, locals put up a sign with a few rules you should follow. A safety guard keeps watching the area and whistles on anyone who breaks the following rules:

  1. Do not swim under the waterfall.
  2. Do not stay under the cliff.
  3. Entering the cave is prohibited.
  4. Do not leave any garbage here.

While swimming under the waterfall and enjoying the hydromassage it provides might sound appealing, it can be dangerous. The water stream is strong, and rocks can fall with it anytime.

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Adilla’s spot

The road leading to the waterfall is a very scenic one. You will pass villages and rice fields, where you can see locals working. Depending on the month you arrive, the rice fields might be lush green or just after harvest.

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Right before the parking area, you will drive through a beautiful road surrounded by palm trees. This place is called Adilla’s spot. Its popularity is increasing due to Instagram. Adilla’s spot provides a perfect opportunity for some memorable photos and videos.

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Opening hours

The waterfall opens at 6 am and closes at 6 pm. You can visit this place outside these hours, too. However, there is no one to collect the entrance fee.

Other activities in the area

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Best Restaurants around

You don’t need to worry about food or water when visiting the waterfall. A few restaurants and small food stalls in the area provide food. You can buy some delicious Nasi Goreng, satay, grilled corn as well as fresh coconuts here.

We recommend stopping at Warung D’Carik. Nothing compares to delicious Balinese meals enjoyed in stunning nature. Rice fields surround the terrace of this warung. Not only does it provide yummy food, but also great photo opportunities.

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Best time to visit

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Dry season: May – October

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Rainy season: November – April

Tibumana is in a shadow almost all day. Come early in the morning to avoid the crowds and create the best photos. Noon is also a great time to enjoy the fresh waters. However, keep in mind that it might be too hot and humid.

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The waterfall is accessible all year round. The water stream weakens, and the pool beneath has less water during the dry season. On the contrary, during the wet season, the water flow is stronger. The pool beneath the waterfall is also slightly deeper. The water might be slightly more brownish due to rain, though.

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Tibumana Waterfall – conclusion

Tibumana Waterfall provides a unique opportunity to enjoy Balinese nature without huge crowds. It won’t take long before the tourist boom reaches this place. When visiting the area, make sure to enjoy the surrounding nature as well as the rice fields all around.

We hope you found this guide helpful. Also, check our other blog posts to plan a perfect trip. Thanks for reading!

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