Aling Aling Waterfall (Aling Aling)
Aling-Aling is located in the north of Bali. It's worth visiting if you are heading to the northern coast of Bali. It is situated in the village of Sambangan.
The Aling-Aling family often includes several waterfalls located at different distances from the main one. Downstream from Aling-Aling, there are Kroya, Kembar (also known as "Twins"), and Pucuk.
A natural water park is organized around them, allowing visitors to jump and slide down the waterfalls as if they were slides. The water park has a total of 4 jumping points ranging from 2 to 15 meters and two water slides with heights from 2 to 5 meters.
The Aling-Aling area in northern Bali is a must-visit if you are heading to the northern coast. Located in the village of Sambangan, Aling-Aling is often associated with several waterfalls, including Kroya, Kembar (Twins), and Pucuk. Downstream, there is a so-called "Blue Lagoon," a small waterfall where you can swim and a little water slide.
About 4 kilometers further up, you'll find three more waterfalls - Channing, Dedari, and, higher up, Chemara. Channing is the easiest to reach, while Dedari and Chemara require navigating a narrow path through the wild forest. To explore these waterfalls easily, you can visit the "Secret Gardens of Sambangan" park. The parking area is in the village of Sambangan.
Different ticket options are available for tourists, ranging from a basic entrance ticket for sightseeing and photography to more comprehensive packages that include guided activities such as swimming, jumping, and sliding down the waterfalls. The prices vary, and some packages offer additional attractions like the Blue Lagoon, coconut drinks, and visits to other waterfalls.
The journey to Aling-Aling is best done by heading north through Bedugul, Lake Bratan, Buyan, Tamblingan, passing Git-Git waterfalls until you reach the monumental Chatur Muka statue in Singaraja. From there, turn west, drive a few more kilometers, then turn back south and proceed for another 6 kilometers to the starting point of the route. It's recommended not to follow alternative routes suggested by Google Maps through the Munduk village.
In summary, Aling-Aling offers a range of waterfalls and activities, and visitors can choose from various ticket options based on their preferences for exploration and adventure.
The path between the signpost and the tree leads down to Kroya, Kembar, and Pucuk waterfalls, while upstream along the river leads to Aling-Aling.
The first waterfall you'll likely encounter is Kroya. It features a water slide about 5 meters high, and on the other side of the lagoon, there's a similarly not very high jumping point.
All participants are provided with life jackets, and there are toilets nearby. Each participant in the activities is accompanied by their guide, who helps navigate the rocks safely and explains the correct jumping points.
The water at Kroya is quite murky, and simply swimming in it may not be particularly interesting.
Beyond the lagoon, there is a small bridge and a small Balinese temple.
Here, there is a small water slide about 2 meters high and a similarly low jumping point.
In the lagoon where they lead, the water is also a bit murky.
However, it's safe for children to slide and jump. On the other side of the stone path is the next waterfall downstream - Kembar, or the "twin."
It's easy to guess that it was named for its double stream. You can jump from Kembar, as there is a convenient concrete platform. The height is about 10 meters. It is more interesting for swimming, as the water in it is clear and transparent.
If everything is not enough for you, go further downstream. The nature becomes more picturesque.
You will encounter very beautiful layered rock formations and a path leading through the villages.
Everything is equipped very safely. There are handrails on difficult sections. Here, you will encounter the third waterfall - Pucuk.
Behind it, you can see the canyon and the previous waterfall, Kembar.
The challenge of jumping from it is that there is no special overhanging platform, and you will need to jump forward. The height is about 15 meters.
They don't slide down from Pucuk either. It has a beautiful and pleasant lagoon and an amazingly picturesque forest.
If you are with a guide, he will probably supervise you.
But if not, you can walk another 100 meters downstream on a secluded path.
Beyond the Pucuk waterfall, you'll encounter a small brick cottage, likely a former eco-lodge, and a gazebo nearby. There's a charming bridge over the river, and steps leading up, surrounded by hanging plants on both sides of the path.
You won't be able to reach the very top as you'll encounter a gate with a grille. Now, it's time to meet the main character of this story – Aling-Aling itself. To get there, you'll need to walk back upstream to the intersection where you first descended, and then continue along the river. The path is short but very impressive.
The path winds past gigantic vines hanging from the cliff walls and meanders through towering, twisting trees, passing by streams flowing from the canyon walls.
And soon enough, you come across a concrete staircase leading to Aling-Aling.
If you're traveling with a guide, they will likely control your visit. But if not, you can walk about 100 meters downstream along a secluded path. You'll encounter a small brick cottage, probably once an eco-lodge, and a gazebo nearby, with a charming bridge over the river and steps leading up, surrounded by vegetation on both sides.
You will find a small brick cottage, probably once an eco-lodge, and a gazebo nearby.
A charming bridge over the river and steps leading up, surrounded by vegetation on both sides.
If you are with a guide, they will likely keep track of you, but if not, you can walk about 100 meters downstream along a secluded path.