DISCOVER ALING ALING WATERFALL IN NORTH BALI!
I hope you like chasing waterfalls as much as I do because Aling Aling Waterfall in North Bali is the ultimate adventure away from the busy tourist hubs in the south.
There is not just one but four epic waterfalls to be discovered in the Aling Aling Waterfall valley, making for the perfect day trip when visiting the island of Bali.
I have put together this complete guide of Aling Aling Waterfall including how to get there, how much it costs and what to expect when you arrive at Aling Aling Waterfall!
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HOW TO GET TO ALING ALING WATERFALL
Aling-Aling Waterfall is located close to Bedugul and Singaraja, two towns situated in the far north of Bali.
The best way to get to Aling Aling Waterfall is by car or scooter and the drive takes around 2.5 hours from the main tourist areas of Canggu, Seminyak and Kuta.
You can pick up a scooter rental for as little as 50,000 IDR per day from your accommodation or from one of the many scooter rental stores in the main tourist hubs.
Aling Aling Waterfall is an easy location to find with the use of google maps on your smartphone.
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ALING ALING WATERFALL TOUR
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ARRIVING AT ALING ALING WATERFALL BALI
There is a small ticket office located on the side of the road upon arriving at Aling Aling Waterfall. You will have to stop here and pay an entrance fee.
There are two Aling Aling Waterfall entrance fee options that you can choose from:
- The first option is 125,000 IDR which is a guided tour down to Aling Aling Waterfalls including swimming and cliff jumping.
- The second option is only 10,000 IDR which allows entry to the falls on a self-guided Aling Aling Waterfall tour but they say no swimming or cliff jumping is allowed without a guide.
The hike down to Aling Aling Waterfall is only 10 to 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 halfway down you will find an awesome viewpoint of Alingaling Waterfall from an aerial perspective which you can see in the photo below.
Aling Aling Waterfall
WHAT TO EXPECT AT ALING ALING WATERFALL
When you reach the bottom of the stairs, make a right turn and this path will take you to the base of the main falls at Aling Aling Waterfall.
The thundering sounds of Aling Aling Waterfall echo through the valley as the heavy discharge of water hammerers down into basin pool below. An amphitheater of lush green walls surrounds 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 Aling Aling Waterfall. 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 three sets of falls at Aling Aling Waterfall.
The first one is Kroya Waterfall, a natural slide down a smooth rock face and it drops into a deep pool.
I saw some people sliding down Kroya Waterfall 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.
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Freshwater stream at Aling aling Waterfall
Twin Falls at Aling Aling Waterfall
Kroya Waterfall – Aling Aling Bali
Continue your Aling Aling Waterfall adventure downstream to the next waterfall which is known as the Twin Falls. A rock cliff face separates the flow of water and creates this 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 Aling Aling Waterfall valley.
There is a rope attached to the rock and some steps cut out to aid you down the cliff. When I adventured down to the base of this waterfall, the valley opens up and there are some great swimming spots and pebbly creek banks to chill out on.
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The last falls at Aling-Aling Waterfall
Twin Falls at Aling Aling Bali
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ACCOMMODATION NEAR ALING ALING WATERFALL
Bedugul is one of the closest towns to Aling Aling Waterfall which has dozens of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Bedugul to suit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Saranam Resort & Spa Bedugul
Saranam Resort is the best 5-star accommodation near Aling Aling Waterfall in Bedugul. Featuring a swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and restaurant, beautiful gardens and free wifi. The rooms are modern and spacious with air conditioning, flat-screen tv, private bathroom and mountain views. A continental breakfast or English breakfast is included.
Mid Range: Handara Golf & Resort
Handara Golf & Resort is more than just a golf course. The entrance to this accommodation is the most Instagrammed location in Bali, Handara Gate. This 3-star resort is set in the beautiful mountains of Bedugul featuring a Japanese restaurant and bar, tennis court and spa. It’s also very close to waterfalls and temples. The rooms are large with a seating area, minibar, free wifi, flat-screen tv and lake views. Perfect place to stay for families, friends and couples.
Budget: Pondok Nyoman
Pondok Nyoman is the best budget accommodation in Bedugul for solo travelers or couples on a budget. Featuring a shared lounge, rice terrace views, swimming pool, restaurant and free wifi. They have double rooms available with spacious living and private bathroom. Breakfast is included for all guests.
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OTHER ATTRACTIONS NEAR ALING ALING WATERFALL
The northern region of Bali is an adventurers wonderland that has so much to offer! Be sure to read my other related blog posts to discover more iconic locations near Aling Aling Waterfall.
Click on the links below to see other related posts:
- Iconic Bali Gates
- Sekumpul Waterfall
- Nungnung Waterfall
- Jatiluwih Rice Terraces – UNESCO Site
- Leke Leke Waterfall
- Wanagiri Hidden Hills Viewpoint
- Banyuwana Amertha Waterfall
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AIRBNB NEAR ALING ALING WATERFALL
Another option for accommodation near Aling Aling Waterfall is to stay in an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals in the Bedugul area.
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WHAT TO PACK FOR BALI
Everyday Backpack: One of the best backpacks on the market! The Nomatic 20L Backpack is perfect for on the go adventures. Featuring multiple storage spaces for valuables, drink bottles, chargers, notebooks and more. This sleek backpack was designed for you.
Universal Power Adapter: Don’t leave home without one! I highly recommend getting this Universal Power Adapter so that you are able to charge all of your electronics when you’re on the road. Compatible in Asia, UK, Europe, Africa, USA, SA and Australia.
Hidden Money Belt: I never go on a trip without one! The best thing is they are always out of sight, hidden beneath your clothing. With RFID blocking, they are perfectly designed to keep your credit cards, cash and other valuables safe when you’re out adventuring!
Waterproof Phone Case: A waterproof phone case is a must-have item! This universal case will keep your phone safe from water damage, sand and scratches during your adventures. Suitable for all smartphone models.
Portable Charger: One of the best portable chargers on the market! The Anker Power Bank keeps your phone and accessories charged on those longer adventures. Featuring 2 USB charging ports, rechargeable battery, works with iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Oppo and Android.
Microfibre Travel Towel: To pack a towel or not to pack a towel? A standard bathroom towel can take up a lot of space in your travel bag. Get your hands on a quick-dry Microfibre Travel Towel which is perfect for the beach, backpacking, camping and general traveling.
Rain Jacket: A light-weight rain jacket is an absolute must when traveling! North Face waterproof rain jackets come in both men and women sizes, featuring a breathable mesh lining and adjustable hood that can be tucked away inside the collar.
Kindle: The best alternative for books! Kindle e-readers are perfect for long haul flights, reading on the beach or a quiet evening away from the bars. Kindle’s are waterproof with rechargeable batteries and adjustable light settings to suit indoor/outdoor conditions.
Packing Cubes: My favorite item in my backpack! Perfect for organizing your shirts, pants, jackets, socks, underwear and more. This 5 Set Packing Cubes makes packing easier and more efficient, adding extra space in your bag for your next trip.
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MY CAMERA GEAR
Everyday Camera: The most affordable mirrorless camera on the market! I personally use the Sony A7ii Mirrorless Camera on all of my adventures. It’s compact, lightweight and super easy to use for all levels of photography. A 28-70mm Sony lens is also included.
Drone Camera: Take your photography to new heights! The DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone is at the top of the game when it comes to high-quality images and video, easy to control functions and traveler-friendly capabilities. I guarantee you won’t regret purchasing one.
GoPro Hero 8: One of the most popular cameras on the planet! I love using the GoPro Hero 8 for all of my underwater shots and fast-paced adventures. The GoPro Hero 8 captures the best moments with its wide range of functions that are very simple to use!
Camera Bag: My favorite camera bag I have ever owned! The Lowepro Protactic 450 AW II Camera Bag features a waterproof rain cover, drink bottle holder, padded compartments for cameras, drones, lenses, accessories and it also has a laptop pocket.
Selfie Stick: Everyone loves a good selfie, right!? The Sandmarc Metal Edition Selfie Stick is sleek, stylish and can extend to 1.2m. I find it much easier to take photos and videos with the GoPro when it is mounted to the Sandmarc Selfie Stick!
Camera Tripod: The Joby GorillaPod is suitable for all cameras. This tripod is easy to use and perfect for setting up a time-lapse video or even using it as a selfie stick. The legs are flexible so you can wrap it around a tree or a pole to get creative with your shot.
GoPro Dome: Have you ever wanted to capture those under/over water shots with the GoPro? This epic underwater GoPro dome housing is the best camera accessory to have to create the perfect 50/50 shot. I use mine every time I am in the ocean!
Memory Card: The best thing about SanDisk Extreme Pro is that it delivers maximum speed for images and videos. Having 64GB of storage means that you can store hundreds of files on this SD card for 2-3 days and not have to worry about running out of space.
External Hard Drive: As a photographer, my images and video files take up a lot of space on my MacBook so I use the WD Elements External Hard Drive to store everything. With 4TB worth of storage space, this is more than enough for 1 years worth of content.
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FINAL THOUGHTS OF ALING ALING WATERFALL
I hope you enjoy this mecca of waterfalls as much as I did and please leave a comment below if you have any questions about Aling Aling Waterfall and I will get back to you as soon as I can.