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Tegenungan Waterfall: Day Trips and Tours from Bali

Surrounded by lush jungle, the Tegenungan waterfall is one of the most beautiful and serene places to visit in Bali. With crystal clear waters that cascade over mossy rocks from 25 meters high, this stunning waterfall is the perfect spot for swimming and relaxation.

Whether you're looking for an adventure, want to take in some breathtaking views, or want to escape the crowds of the city or coast, you can't go wrong with a Tegenungan day trip from Bali.

Here's a look at what a day tour has to offer and how you can make the most out of Tegenungan, one of the most idyllic spots for day trips from Bali.

Where is the Tegenungan waterfall Located in Bali?

The Tegenungan waterfall is located in the heart of Bali, just a short drive from the popular tourist towns of Ubud and Denpasar. The waterfall is claimed by two separate villages, Tegenungan and Blangsinga, both of which have their own entrance.

How to reach the Tegenungan waterfall by car

The Tegenungan waterfall is about a 30-minute drive from Ubud and around an hour's drive from the Seminyak, Legian and Kuta areas. Nestled deep in the jungle, it can be accessed via winding roads that lead through lush green forests and past terraced rice fields. There is no public transportation to the waterfall.

Guided tour to the Tegenungan waterfall

The most convenient way to visit the Tegenungan waterfall is on a guided tour. Many tour operators in Ubud and the Denpasar/Kuta region offer day trips to the falls, which typically include transport, hotel pickup and drop-off, a guide, entrance fees and lunch.

How much does the entrance ticket to the Tegenungan waterfall cost?

Tickets:

  • Adults: IDR 20,000 (US$1.25)
  • Children (under 5 years old): IDR 20,000 (US$1.00)

Amenities:

  • Toilet access: IDR 3,000 to IDR 5,000 (US$0.20 to US$0.30)
  • Locker rental: IDR 10,000 (US$0,70)
  • Car Parking (price per vehicle): IDR 5,000 (US$0.30)
  • Scooter Parking: Free

Tickets are available for purchase at the counter in front of the waterfall entrance in the parking area.

What is the typical itinerary of a Tegenungan waterfall day tour in Bali?

There are several different options when it comes to Tegenungan waterfall day trips from Bali. While each day tour has a slightly different itinerary, they all last between 8-to 10-hours and combine your visit with a plethora of other beautiful sights and activities in the area.

Most Tegenungan tours start with hotel pickup in the morning where you'll meet your friendly, local driver and guide. From there, you're whisked away in an air-conditioned vehicle to your first destination.

Depending on your tour you may see a handful of nearby attractions throughout the day. Some of the most popular things to do on a Tegenungan waterfall tour include hiking through the jungle, exploring local artisan villages, sampling Balinese cuisine, snorkeling in places like Blue Lagoon and Tanjung Jepun and more.

You may also make a stop at the Monkey Forest in Ubud, a coffee plantation, rice terraces, the ancient Goa Gajah Temple and the jungle swing—for that quintessential holiday selfie.

After checking off the main attractions, your driver will return you to your hotel at the end of the day.

What kinds of tours are available to go to the Tegenungan waterfall in Bali?

You have a handful of options when it comes to visiting the Tegenungan waterfall in Bali. Which one you choose will depend on your budget, preference for crowds and/or tour size, and what other activities you want to do during your visit.

Guided tours to the Tegenungan waterfall

The most popular option is a full-day small-group guided tour, which typically includes hotel pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle, as well as transport to the waterfall itself.

These tours are usually all-inclusive, meaning they include entrance fees, an experienced guide, and lunch.

Self-guided tours to the Tegenungan waterfall

Alternatively, you can explore the area on your own using a scooter or taxi. This option is typically cheaper than guided tours but requires more planning and navigation of local roads on your own.

However, this freedom also allows you to visit other attractions, such as the Monkey Forest, Goa Gajah Temple, coffee plantations and more.

Private tour to the Tegenungan waterfall

Ideal for couples or families, private tours often include more personalized experiences, such as private transport and a customized itinerary. Private Tegenungan waterfall day tours are usually more expensive than other options, but offer a much higher level of luxury and convenience.

Day trip to the Tegenungan waterfall plus white water rafting

Ideal for thrill seekers, this full-day adventure tour includes everything from transportation and guided tours of both activities to lunch at a local restaurant.

Day tour to the Tegenungan waterfall plus ATV ride and Tagalala Rice Terraces

Offering a comprehensive highlight reel of Bali's natural wonders, this tour combines a visit to the Tegenungan waterfall with an exciting quad ride through forests. You'll also see the picturesque rice terraces, considered a must-see for any visitor to Bali.

How much does a tour to the Tegenungan waterfall cost?

Tegenungan waterfall guided tours cost anywhere from US$25-$110 per person. The price of a tour varies depending on several factors, including the type of tour, the inclusion of other activities and the company you book with.

  • Small group guided tour to the Tegenungan waterfall — about US$25-US$60 per person.
  • Private tour to the Tegenungan waterfall — about US$50-US$110 per person.
  • Day trip to the Tegenungan waterfall plus white water rafting — about US$100 per adult and US$40 per child.
  • Day tour to the Tegenungan waterfall plus ATV ride and Tagalala Rice Terraces — about US$60 per participant.

What will you see and do on a Tegenungan waterfall day tour in Bali?

At the main attraction, the waterfall itself, you'll get up close and personal with one of Bali's most beautiful natural attractions, marveling at its pristine waters and rugged cliffs as you hike through the surrounding forest.

Once arriving and passing the Welcome to Tegenungan Waterfall sign, you'll walk for about 5 minutes down about 100 stairs to reach the bottom. At the waterfall, you can swim, relax on the rocks and, if you're brave enough, do some cliff jumping. There are restaurants at the site for when you get hungry.

Depending on your tour you may also stop at one or many of the following attractions:

Ubud

The spiritual heart of Bali, Ubud is home to the Monkey Forest, Goa Gajah Temple (also known as the Elephant Cave), and numerous art galleries, market stalls and shops.

Coffee plantations and rice terraces

Providing both cultural insights and a beautiful landscape, these natural wonders are a must-see while in Bali. You can opt to visit both coffee plantations and rice terraces on a private tour.

Waterfalls

There are many other scenic waterfalls and temples scattered throughout the island, each with its own unique history and beauty.

Your tour may take you to Tibumana and Tukad Cepung in addition to Tegnungan. The former is known for its thin curtain of falls and peaceful swimming hole, while the latter features sun rays that beam through the falls, creating an ethereal beauty when the sun hits just right.

Adventure activities

From white water rafting to ATV rides, Bali can dish up some thrilling outdoor adventures. Rafting activities will take place on either the Melangit River or the Ayung River. Meanwhile, ATV rides traverse the verdant jungle areas surrounding Ubud.

What are the opening times?

The Tegenungan Waterfall is open to the public from 6:30 AM to 6.30 PM, seven days a week.

When is the best time to visit the Tegenungan waterfall in Bali?

The best time to visit the Tegenungan waterfall — and Bali in general — is during the dry season, which runs from April to September. This is when temperatures are mild and skies are mostly clear, making it ideal for outdoor activities like hiking and swimming.

As for the time of day, the best visuals are early in the morning at around 9.00 AM or later in the afternoon around 3 PM. The waterfall is usually busiest around midday.

Travel tips

  • Bring a change of clothes, sunscreen and a hat if you plan on swimming or cliff jumping.
  • For the best value for money choose a combination tour that includes other attractions and activities.
  • To avoid crowds, try to visit during the week rather than on weekends or holidays.
  • Bring your camera — you will want to capture all of the beauty and wonder of this stunning natural attraction!
  • Book your guided tour in advance to ensure that you get a spot on the tour of your choice.