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The Ultimate Guide To Visiting Aling Aling Waterfall, Bali [2020]

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Cazzy Magennis
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Last Updated:
January 31, 2020
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Planing on visiting the best waterfall in Bali? Aling Aling Waterfall is perfect for adrenaline junkies and is so much fun! Keep reading to find out more..
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Aling Aling is one of the best waterfalls in all of Bali; in fact, I think Brad might even say it was his favourite ...

Why?

Well, because it’s the most exciting!

If you want to jump into falls, and slide down natural slides, then it’s the place for you.

It’s super fun! So keep reading to find out all you need to know about visiting Aling Aling waterfall in beautiful Bali!

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Where is Aling Aling waterfall located?

Aling Aling waterfall is located in north Bali close to Singaria/Lovina and it’s honestly the coolest waterfall in Bali and worth the effort to visit. It’s around a 2 hour drive from Canguu/Seminyak and a 2 hour drive from Ubud (traffic dependent). 

brad selfie on aling aling

How to get to Aling Aling waterfall

When it comes to visiting Aling Aling waterfall, you’ve got a few different options available to you. I will take you through them below. 

Moped: One of the easiest ways to get to Aling Aling waterfall from anywhere in Bali is via moped. Of course, you’ll need to have a licence and feel confident on a moped, but the drive there is actually quite beautiful! If you don’t fancy doing a 2 hour drive up and back, then why not stay overnight in North Bali and discover some of the other awesome waterfalls in the area too. You can easily rent a moped online right here. 

Private driver: You can easily hire a driver for the day, regardless of where you are staying in Bali. You can easily rent a driver online here, or you can use the Grab app to rent a driver for up to 8 hours. Simple! 

Grab/go-jek: Both these apps are brilliant for getting around Bali, and you’ll typically be able to find someone to take you up there, but you may struggle on the return. Because the area isn’t over toursity yet, there doesn’t tend to be many options available from Grab and Go-Jek, but a one way journey is usually possible. 

Tour: Another easy and convenient way to get to the best waterfalls in Bali is via a tour. If you want a hassle free day then it’s a great option. I can recommend ForeverVacation for their Bali waterfall tours, but below are also some other tours to Aling Aling waterfall. 

entrance to aling aling

How far is Aling Aling waterfall from Ubud?

It’s around a 2 hour drive to Aling aling waterfall from Ubud and of course this is traffic dependent.

Can you swim in Aling Aling waterfall?

Yes! Aling Aling waterfall is all about swimming, jumping and having lots of fun! There are countless opportunities to get in the water and you’ll have an amazing time. 

fun at aling aling

Aling Aling waterfall entrance cost

The entrance cost to Aling Aling depends on what you want to do. There is a standard viewing price, a price with a guide that takes you to the jumps and a trekking price too. Below I take you through them all and they were correct as of 2019! 

Entrance to just view: If you don’t want to swim and you just want to check out the waterfalls and take pictures, then it’s an entrance cost of 10,000 IDR. If you swim without permission and get caught, they’ll fine you around 250,000 IDR.

Short trekking: 1.5-2 hours (this is what Bradley and I did). You’ll visit 4 waterfalls, 3 of which you can jump and swim in. Price: 125,000 per person. 

  • Entrance ticket with donation to village 
  • 4 waterfalls 
  • Swimming, jumping and sliding 
  • Local Guide 
  • Safety equipment (that means a life jacket) 
  • Water
  • Insurance 

Medium trekking: 3-4 hours. Same as above but you’ll also go to rice terraces. 250,000 per person.

  • Entrance ticket with donation to village 
  • 4 waterfalls and blue lagoon 
  • Swimming, jumping and sliding 
  • Local guide 
  • Safety equipment 
  • Water
  • Insurance 
  • Fresh Coconut 

Long trekking: 5-6 hours. You’ll visit all the waterfalls in the area, to swim jump, rice terraces and a nice walking route. 500,000

  • Entrance ticket with village donation 
  • 7 waterfalls and blue lagoon 
  • Swimming, jumping and sliding 
  • Local guide 
  • Safety equipment 
  • Water
  • Insurance 
  • Fresh coconut 
  • Lunch 

For all the options, the price includes a guide. You can NO LONGER visit Aling Aling waterfall without a guide. 

If only one person wants to do one of the trekking options, then they pay 60% of the price of the tour to come along, but not partake in the activities. 

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slides at aling aling
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Aling Aling waterfall: the experience

Upon arriving to Aling Aling, there is a spacious parking area where it costs around 2,000 to park your moped. There is a little hut that takes your name, you buy your tickets and then a guide will meet you and take you on the journey. 

It’s a short 15 minutes (around that) walk to the first waterfall, and then the fun begins. They have lockers to put your stuff (but no actual locks, so carry one with you if you wish!) 

After that your guide will take you from waterfall to waterfall and you can jump and slide down the natural water slide and have lots of fun. This is a great place to have a go pro with you! Some of the jumps are quite high (not my cup of tea), but Bradley did them all! 

Our guide was super sweet and fun and it was an excellent day and great value for money. 

The 2 hour tour was enough for us as we were visiting other waterfalls in the area too, but if you’ve got a full day dedicated to your visit, then why not go for the full day trekking and see it all. 

After you’ve finished there are a few really cheap and delicious restaurants just outside Aling Aling. 

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When is the best time to visit Aling Aling waterfall?

You can visit all year around, but in the wet season the water will be stronger, however we visited in August and it was awesome. Aling Aling is getting very popular so it’s a good idea to visit in the morning, which is why you should say in North Bali the night before so you won’t have a long journey to make. 

Where is it good to stay close to Aling Aling waterfall in Bali?

Speaking of staying near Aling Aling, I can recommend an airbnb Brad and I stayed in called “Sunset Sala”. It was an amazing place in a secluded destination and you’ll probably need a moped to get there. But it’s in a great location to explore all the awesome waterfalls located in north Bali including Aling Aling. 

Otherwise, you can check booking.com for other hotels in the area. 

signs at aling aling

Other waterfalls near Aling Aling

As mentioned before, North Bali is home to some AMAZING waterfalls. Probably better than the ones in the south (in my humble opinion).Other waterfalls in the area you can visit include: 

Other tips for visiting Aling Aling Waterfall

  • Bring sunscreen with you and a towel, you’re going to be exposed to the sun and need to be careful and of course if you’re jumping you’ll get wet! 
  • Invest in water shoes. They’re cheap and will stop your feet from getting cut or bruised when jumping around waterfalls in Bali. 
  • Bring a go-pro or action camera, you’ll get some awesome footage! 
  • We were going to fly our drone, but the area is filled with trees and it’s actually pretty risky to get it in the air without hitting one, so if you do try, be super careful. 

So there you have it, my guide to visiting Aling Aling waterfall. If you’re looking for an adrenaline packed day, then this is the spot for you. If you’ve got any other information to add to this guide, or you’ve got any more questions, then please just drop a comment below! :)

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