I hope you like chasing waterfalls as much as I do because the Aling Aling Waterfall in Bali is absolutely breathtaking. There is an impressive 4 waterfalls that I discovered in this valley, making for the perfect day trip when visiting the island of Bali.
Aling Aling Waterfall is located very close to Singaraja, which is in the far north of the island. From Denpasar the trip time is 2.5 hours and from Ubud the trip time is 2 hours. If you leave early morning, I recommend checking out the Bhuanasari Hidden Waterfalls, which is on the way to Aling Aling Waterfall.
SEE THE MAP BELOW FOR THE EXACT PIN LOCATION OF ALING ALING WATERFALL
ARRIVING TO ALING-ALING WATERFALL BALI
There is a small ticket office on the side of the road upon arriving to Aling Aling Waterfall. You will have to stop here and pay an entrance fee. There are 2 fee options which you can choose from, one is 125,000 Rupiah which is a guided tour down to the waterfalls including swimming and cliff jumping, the second is 10,000 Rupiah which allows entry to the waterfalls on a self-guided tour but they say no swimming or cliff jumping is allowed with out the guide.
The hike down to Aling Aling Waterfall is only 10-15 minutes along a well maintained path and concrete steps, which can be slippery when wet so take your time. The path cuts through beautiful rice terraces before you start descending down the edges of the valley.
About half way down you will find an awesome view point of Aling Aling from an aerial perspective. The photo above is my favourite shot from this waterfall adventure.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT ALING ALING WATERFALL + KROYA WATERFALL
When you reach the bottom of the stairs make a right turn and this path will take you to the base of the falls. The thundering sounds of the falls echoes through the valley as the heavy discharge of water hammerers down in to basin pool below. An amphitheatre of lush green walls surround this unique 35 meter high waterfall.
There are concrete steps that you can take down to the rocks to get a little bit closer to the falls. They are very very slippery so hang on to the handrail as you walk down. I wouldn’t recommend swimming at this waterfall as the flow of water is very heavy and it creates a whirlpool that could potentially suck you under. But not to worry, there are lots of other swim spots in this valley.
Head back on the path in the direction you came and follow the creek downstream. This will lead you to the next 3 sets of waterfalls. The first one is KROYA WATERALL, a natural slide down a smooth rock face and it drops into a deep pool. I saw some people sliding down the falls with the help of their local guide and they had protective life jackets with head padding for safety. There is also a concrete platform that can be used as a diving board to jump into the deep pools.
WHAT’S NEXT AFTER KROYA WATERFALL
Continue the adventure downstream to the next waterfall which is known as the TWIN FALLS. A rock cliff face separates the flow of water and creates the twin set of falls. This is also another cliff jumping spot, but it is recommended that you have a guide if you want to jump.
Don’t stop here because there is one more epic waterfall to see. You can cross the creek and climb down the rock face to the last waterfall in the valley. There is a rope attached to the rock and some steps cut out to aid you down the cliff. When I adventured down the base of this waterfall, the valley opens up and there are some great swimming spots and pebbly creek banks to chill out on.
I hope you enjoy this mecca of waterfalls as much as we did and please leave a comment below if you have any questions about this location.
Don’t forget to check out my recent post on the Ubud Elephant Sanctuary.