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Why You Should Include A Waterfall Tour In Your Bali Holiday Itinerary

Why You Should Include A Waterfall Tour In Your Bali Holiday Itinerary

There are many reasons why Bali is such a popular holiday destination, and one of the main ones is that it can provide an ideal holiday for all tastes. By that we mean if you want a sporty and highly active holiday, Bali can provide it, or if you prefer to visit stunningly beautiful sites, it has them too. Even if all you want to do is relax on the beach or at your luxury villas every day, then once again, Bali is a holiday destination that can provide that for you.

One holiday itinerary that can provide a combination of pretty much what everyone would appreciate is one which includes visits to several of Bali’s waterfalls. We say ‘everyone’ because Bali’s waterfalls can offer both relaxing sightseeing where photographs are the order of the day, and they can also appeal to those looking for activities such as swimming in natural pools and even waterfall climbing.

To give you more of an indication as to what some of Bali’s top waterfalls each have to offer, here is some information that we hope you find useful.

Leke Leke Waterfall

Our first is the Leke Leke waterfall, which is one of the lesser-known waterfalls, and that makes it appealing for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing trip to a secluded location. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the waterfall which includes crossing a bamboo bridge. Leke Leke is set in surroundings coloured by a multitude of beautiful plants and flowers.

Aling Aling Waterfall

Those that love getting in the water and having fun will love their visit to the Aling Aling waterfall and the surrounding area. It provides a unique experience as you can slide down natural water slides and jump into pools but only from the waterfalls that are adjacent to it. The reason is that Aling Aling is a sacred waterfall and thus swimming in its pool is not allowed, but you can in those pools below the waterfalls nearby.

Banyumala Twin Waterfall

What is better than a waterfall? Two waterfalls of course. Well, not exactly two, but instead, a waterfall that splits into two streams and thus the reason this is called a ‘twin’ waterfall. Both streams flow into a large natural pool which you can swim in. A word of caution is that this waterfall is extremely popular and thus the pool can get pretty busy at peak times.

Nungnung Waterfall

This is a powerful and fast-flowing waterfall that provides the perfect backdrop for some awesome photo opportunities, as well as a chance to swim in its natural pool. There is a steep walk down to this waterfall which includes over 500 steps. Bear in mind you have to climb up them all when you are heading home so this is probably not suited to those who have problems with their mobility.

Gitgit Waterfall

Popular with families, the Gitgit waterfall is one of the more accessible waterfalls as it is located close to the road. You can stand under the waterfall for the most natural shower you can imagine, or go for a relaxing swim in its pool. It is also a great location for taking lots of family holiday photographs.

Sekumpul Waterfall

With a trail through the forest required to reach this waterfall, it will be worth it when you set sight on the stunning views that greet you when you arrive. The centrepiece is the 260-foot cascade of water and once you experience this you will understand why this is regarded as not just one of Bali’s most stunning waterfalls, but also as one of its most beautiful locations of any kind.