Everyone has a bucket list, including me. And I seriously recommend putting this Aling-Aling Waterfall Tour on yours. Along with stops at Gitgit Waterfalls and Floating Temple, this is a fun-packed day tour that tick off four iconic Bali attractions in a day. You’re friends and family back home will gasp and applaud (but really they’re green with envy) and so will your Instagram followers.
Pickup starts at 7 AM from your villa or hotel. I advise having breakfast before you leave because it’s going to be a long day. You can change your itinerary on the day if you need to, but this is a solid itinerary that I’ve used myself many times before, and it gives you the opportunity to see several of the best attractions in Bali in a single day.
You can change out some attractions and add others, and I recommend you lean heavily on our driver’s experience. They know where the best routes through ricefields are, local places to eat and cafes, and how to keep on schedule when traffic gets heavy.
It’s a 180 km round trip, and the schedule will depend on how long you spend at Aling-Aling Waterfall swimming, cliff jumping and rock slides (usually around 1.5 hours but some spend up to 3 hours).
Aling-Aling Waterfall Adventure
Adventure time! Your driver will help you pay the entrance fee and hire a guide at a cost of IDR125k, which is relatively expensive for Bali waterfalls, but is fair as it covers your guide who will take you down to the foot of the falls and through the canyoning and cliff-jumping spots. Plus you get a bottle of water.
The other advantage of hiring a local guide is he can take photos of you for some great action shots. It takes around 5-10 minutes to walk from the car park to the foot of the falls.
There is no swimming in the actual Aling-Aling Waterfall itself, as it’s a holy place for the local Balinese. However, the big attraction is the canyoning, waterslides and cliff jumping in several downstream falls – the Kembar, Kroya, and Pucuk waterfalls.
There are several jumps of 5m, 10m and 15m which are definitely worth it for the fit adventurer. It’s around a 15-20 minute walk back up to the car park.
Gitgit Twin Waterfalls
Only 30 minutes away from Aling-Aling is Gigit Waterfall, so it would be a shame to come all this way and not see these majestic falls as well. I also have a Gitgit Waterfall Tour if you want to do these attractions but without the cliff-diving adventure of Aling-Aling.
It’s around 35m high surrounded by lush jungle and home to a local troop of monkeys that you might see drinking downstream or in the trees around the falls.
Twin Lakes View
Optional stop depending on your schedule so far. Awesome view over Buyan and Tamblingin Lakes.
Stone gates are an important architectural tradition in Balinese culture. You will see them literally everywhere, from entranceways to villages, temples and places of cultural significance.
At the entrance to Handarah Golf Course are the famous Handarah Gates. This is a photographer’s dream location with the lush mountains making a stunning backdrop behind the huge stone gates that are an excellent example of Balinese architecture.
Ulun Danu Beratan – The Floating Temple
The Floating Temple, Pura Ulan Danu Beratan in Balinese, is one of the iconic images of Bali. Located on the western shore of Lake Beratan in the mountains near Bedugul, its position in the lake can give the illusion of floating on the water.
This is where you can also grab a late lunch as there’s a cafe inside the temple complex. I also have another custom itinerary for a Danu Beratan Temple Tour that may suit you.
7:00 am – Pick-up from Hotel or Villa
You can leave later, but it’s better to get an early start as Aling-Aling Waterfall is a long way away.
09:30 – Aling-Aling Waterfall
85 km from Seminyak, around 2.5 hours.
11:30 pm – Gitgit Waterfall
10 km from Aling-Aling, around 30 minutes.
12:30 pm – Twin Lake View
Optional depends on your schedule so far.
12:30 pm – Handarah Gate
Optional depends on your schedule so far.
1:00 pm – Lunch
I highly recommend you ask your driver to stop for lunch or snacks at local warungs for the experience.
2:00 pm – Danu Beratan
5:00 pm – Drop-off at Hotel or Villa
Aling-Aling Waterfall Tour Map
The route is dependent on your pickup location, but this shows the likely route from Seminyak. Your driver may vary the route to take advantage of his knowledge of local traffic conditions, and you can vary the itinerary at any time.
What is and isn’t included?
- Air-conditioned Xenia/Innova/Hiace/Minibus (dependent on the number of passengers).
- English Speaking Driver.
- Tax & Car Insurance.
- Change your itinerary whenever you like.
- 10 consecutive hours of driver service (additional hours at IDR100k).
- Entrance fees, food or beverages.
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