Discover Bali’s Hidden Gem – A Treasure to Experience
5 Breathtaking Hidden Waterfalls offers a recommendation to anyone who wants to visit Bali besides of its famous beaches. Bali is not only about Kuta and Tanah Lot. But did you know, this beautiful island also has a number of beautiful waterfalls that most of them are located in rarely touched by tourists? Now, if your adventurous spirit wants to enjoy the tranquility of Bali, we will take you to several hidden waterfalls. Guaranteed, these places will make your body and soul refreshed!
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1. Two Charming Treats – Banyumala Waterfall
Banyumala Waterfall is located in Pakraman Wanagiri Village, Sukasada, Buleleng Regency. It presents amazing landscape and a great view to relax. To reach this waterfall you have to go through steep roads. But once you get there, all the effort will be paid off. From the parking area, it was about 20-minute walk following a path into the forest. This path itself is very beautiful passing lots of tropical flowers, plants and lots of banana trees. Two waterfalls that are located side by side present a symphony of nature. It is very spectacular and beauty hence difficult to express in words.
Here, you will hear the sound of water falling through the gap in the rocky wall between the expanse of green trees. Before it finally falling into a natural pool with fresh cool water. It is suitable for swimming. Besides, there is a hut with 2 basic changing cubicles and a toilet, so you don’t have to worry about anything. Highly recommend this waterfall as you see some of Bali’s beautiful mountain range on the way and get to see how some people live in more rural areas.
2. Peguyangan Waterfall – Natural Spa with Water Flowing into The Sea
Don’t imagine this waterfall is like a waterfall in Bali that spills water from a vertical height and in a mountainous area. Peguyangan Waterfall is located in Batu Kandik Village, Nusa Penida, Klungkung Regency. This waterfall is a spring that flows down a terraced slope. It is not too high before finally heading to the seawall, on the slope before heading to the sea. Here, you can enjoy a natural spa and feel the sensation of being massaged by water rushing through the crevices of rocks and shallow ledges.
To reach the spring you have to go down quite steep stairs on the cliff wall. Remember to do it slowly, some of the steps are not in good condition. The climb down offers breathtaking views of cliffs and the sea. After about 700 steps, then you can see the view of the beautiful and refreshing multilevel water flow. Additionally, you have to cover your waist down with a sarong (paid 10k at the entrance) as the stairs bring you to a temple. This is a must-visit for those who aren’t afraid of heights and are physically fit enough to do it. A totally magical place especially if you have it all to yourself.
3. Tibumana Waterfall
Tibumana waterfall is one of a beautiful waterfall to visit in Bali. It is an absolute pleasure with easy access and beautifully manicured walkways, thick forest vegetation, and delightful waterfall. Along the road to reach the parking area, you will see lots of rice fields and palm trees. The entrance fee is about IDR 10,000. Changing room and lockers available at the entrance. Formerly the location of the Tibumana Falls was very isolated. But now slowly the potential for natural attractions on this one is starting to rise. Located in the Bangli area, you will be amazed by not just one but two waterfalls that are almost symmetrical. And become a curtain of water for the cave located at the bottom.
Each waterfall has a height of 20 meters, with a view of the surrounding in the form of large green stone walls. It covered in moss, trees, and ponds with clear water. Please note before visiting this place, arms yourself with a waterproof camera or at least a waterproof protector. Because it is guaranteed, upon arrival there the desire to take pictures will be excited!
4. Sekumpul Waterfall
Sekumpul Waterfall is truly a hidden gem of a place to visit. This waterfall is actually 7 waterfalls that converge into three massive ones that you can see from high up in the forest. Sekumpul Waterfall and another 3 are called Fiji Waterfall. Moreover, Sekumpul and Fiji are about 10 mins (walking) apart and there are 2 smaller ones along the way. It stands as one of the best waterfalls in Bali and stands at the top of the Bali waterfall to-do list for a reason! However, there is a saying “the greatest things are seen after the hardest ride”. It is perfect to describe the way to reach this magnificent waterfall.
The waterfall is located at the bottom of countless very steep steps that plunge down through the Jungle to the base of the waterfall. The reward for the walk is the reveal of an epic and truly beautiful 80-meter multi-stream waterfall dropping through the lush green jungle! It costs IDR200.000per person, this includes a private guide. Be aware the steps and hills are quite steep if you are unfit, highly recommend getting a motorbike ride back to the car park.
5. Nungnung Waterfall
Nine hundred meters above sea level, precisely in a small and remote village. It stored an extraordinary natural beauty of Nungnung Waterfall. Moreover, it situated in Pelaga Village, Petang, Badung regency. The ride to reach this waterfall is worth the trip with great scenery and plenty of photo-worthy places to stop along the way. Once arriving at the location, there is a 15 min descent down some pretty steep steps to get to the waterfall. The waterfall is not crowded at all, probably because of the stairs you have to take and due to the fact that you cannot actually swim there
Nungnung waterfall has a height of approximately 50 meters with fairly large water discharge, so the water flow is pretty fast. And underneath there is a pool that is so soothing. Sounds tempting, right? But the journey to get there is very challenging. Because this waterfall is located at the bottom of a cliff, then you have to go down at least 509 steps to reach it. But take it easy, below you will be lulled by the charm of a fantastic waterfall surrounded by beautiful green trees. Please do not miss this one during your visit to Bali. It is worth going the long-distance and climbing those stairs.