Yeh Hoo Waterfall – a Hidden Gem in Jatiluwih

Jatiluwih as a whole is full of gems hidden away from the masses, and Yeh Hoo Waterfall is one of these gems tucked away waiting for you to discover it during a day tour in Jatiluwih. Of all the things to do in Jatiluwih, this one is a must.

Known locally as Air Terjun Yeh Hoo, Yeh Hoo Waterfall is less than 2 km away from Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, just outside of the Jatiluwih village. A tucked-away waterfall completely surrounded by trees, bushes, and vines – something straight out of a fantasy adventure movie – and definitely will be added to my list of Best Waterfalls in Bali.

Jatiluwih Day Tour - Yeh Hoo Waterfall
A hidden gem in Jatiluwih – Yeh Hoo Waterfall

Whether you want to go for a dip in the cold water or simply enjoy the waterfall’s natural beauty from dry land, this place itself is truly magnificent. Bring a towel and your swimming clothes, and you’re all set.

How to get to Yeh Hoo Waterfall?

If you’re already near the Jatiluwih Rice Terraces, it’s a quick drive. After a short drive through a dodgy road, you’ll come across a small warung (local stall).

At this place, you’ll be asked to give a donation of 10,000 IDR (about $1.00 AUD) to enter the path towards Yeh Hoo Waterfall. This money goes towards maintaining the premises and keeping it clean. The staff at the warung are quite friendly but aren’t very good at English. However, they will know the basics if you’re lost and can’t find the entrance to the waterfall.

There’s a small parking lot with a slender foot path on the side of it with a sign that points towards Yeh Hoo Waterfall. In any case, your driver will already know where to find it so you won’t need to worry too much about getting lose.

Yeh Hoo Waterfall Entrance fee
This is where you’ll pay the entrance fee for Yeh Hoo Waterfall.

Hiking to Yeh Hoo Waterfall

The path itself is through a small set of rice terraces and is quite an easy hike. You don’t need to be an experienced hiker or bring any additional gear with you. However I must give you a heads up, the climb back up will definitely burn some calories. From the parking lot to Yeh Hoo Waterfall is about a 4 – 5 minute walk – not too bad at all.

Yeh Hoo Waterfall trekking jatiluwih
The path towards Yeh Hoo Waterfall

Some of the footpath is dirt and if it rains perhaps some of it can get slippery. Proceed with caution in bad weather. Some parts of the path will have stairways with railings (you’ll be climbing downwards towards the waterfall). About 2 minutes into your hike, you’ll start hearing the cascading waters of Yeh Hoo, and soon you’ll discover the magic for yourself.

Yeh Hoo Waterfall isn’t very tall compared to other waterfalls in Bali, but it’s almost never too crowded. If it’s a hot day, you’ll absolutely enjoy the cold water.

There is a small shelter / shack at the bottom of the stairway. You can keep your belongings here and have your driver guard them for you, or alternatively, have your driver lock your stuff in the car.

How much is the entrance fee to Yeh Hoo Waterfall?

The entrance fee to Yeh Hoo Waterfall is 10k IDR per adult or 5k IDR per child. This includes parking and entrance. Still a relatively small price to pay to enjoy a beautiful waterfall. The money goes towards maintaining the waterfall and the path towards it. At the stall by the entrance you’ll also be able to buy water, soft drinks, and small snacks.

Is Yeh Hoo Waterfall suitable for kids?

I reckon the kids will love the waterfall. Since the hike isn’t too long, and the premises are quite safe, they should be fine. Keep in mind, once at the bottom, you’ll have to walk over some rocky terrain to get to the actual waterfall.


Entrance Fee: 10k IDR
Address: Senganan, Penebel, Tabanan
Opening hours: Mon – Sun, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Book a Private Car & Driver to Jatiluwih

You can experience Yeh Hoo Waterfall as part the Jatiluwih Day Tour, which gives you the freedom of travelling Jatiluwih and surrounding areas in a private, air-conditioned SUV, with a friendly, English speaking driver, who will pick you up at your hotel or villa and drop you back at the end of your tour.

The booking also includes entrance fees to Jatiluwih and takes you to several other major attractions in and around Jatiluwih. You’re not obligated to follow the itinerary and you can easily swap out or alter your destinations according to your preference.

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