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 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.
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WHERE IS ALING ALING WATERFALL?
Aling-Aling Waterfall is located close to Bedugul and Singaraja, two towns situated in the far north of Bali.
HOW TO GET TO ALING ALING?
The best way to get here is by car or scooter.
You can rent a scooter online in advance and the drive takes around 2.5 hours from the main tourist areas of Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta.
If you are heading to Alingaling Waterfall from Ubud, the drive is a little shorter and takes only 2 hours.
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ALING ALING WATERFALL TOUR
Another alternative to visiting this awesome location is to book a full-day tour to see the highlights in North Bali.
The Aling Aling Tour is the most top-rated tour with great reviews and hundreds of bookings.
This tour covers some of the best spots in North Bali including Aling-Aling Waterfall, Tamblingan Lake, and the Wanagiri Hidden Hills Viewpoint.
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ARRIVING AT ALING-ALING WATERFALL
There is a small ticket office located on the side of the road upon arriving. You will have to stop here and pay an entrance fee.
There are two entrance fee options that you can choose from:
- The first option is 125,000 IDR which is a guided tour down to the falls including swimming and cliff jumping.
- The second option is only 10,000 IDR which allows entry to the falls on a self-guided tour but they say no swimming or cliff jumping is allowed without a guide.
The hike down to the waterfall takes around 10 – 15 minutes along a well-maintained path and concrete steps, which can be slippery when wet so please take your time.
The path cuts through beautiful rice terraces before you start descending deeper into the valley.
About halfway down you will find an awesome viewpoint overlooking Alingaling Waterfall from an aerial perspective which you can see in the photo below.
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.
The thundering sounds of the main falls echo through the valley as the heavy discharge of water hammerers down into the 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 falls. They are very, very slippery so hang on to the handrail as you walk down.
I wouldn’t recommend swimming at the main falls 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 Alingaling Waterfall
Twin Falls at Aling-Aling Waterfall
Continue your adventure a little further downstream to the next waterfall which is known as 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 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
ACCOMMODATION IN BEDUGUL
Bedugul is one of the closest towns to the falls 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 in Bedugul. Featuring a swimming pool, fitness center, spa and restaurant, beautiful gardens, and free wifi. The rooms are modern and spacious with air conditioning, flat-screen tv, a 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, a swimming pool, a restaurant, and free wifi. They have double rooms available with a spacious living and a private bathroom. Breakfast is included for all guests.
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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 popular locations.
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- Wanagiri Hidden Hills Viewpoint
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