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Sekumpul Waterfall

Among the many natural wonders Bali has to offer, the Sekumpul Waterfalls rank among the most majestic attractions. Groups of narrow cascades lure visitors to their pools, where they drop up to 80 meters (263ft) to the valley below.

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Among the many natural wonders Bali has to offer, the Sekumpul Waterfalls rank among the most majestic attractions. Groups of narrow cascades lure visitors to their pools, where they drop up to 80 meters (263ft) to the valley below. 

While the path from parking to waterfall is steep—comprised of dirt roads, rocky paths, hundreds of steep steps, and flowing rivers—visitors manage to finish the approximate half-hour hike to a wondrous and riveting reward.

TripGuru Tips

  • When to go: The best time to visit the Sekumpul Waterfall is during dry season, which is usually from April to October. November to February usually see intermittent rains in Bali, which make visiting the waterfall difficult and dangerous.

  • If you want a photo with good lighting, then the best time to go would be anywhere from 10am to 2pm. However, this is also the most popular time for tourists to come, so expect crowds! You can opt to go a bit earlier for relatively less people on the trail.

  • Depending on what you want to do, the Sekumpul Waterfall entrance fee ranges.
    • IDR20,000 for view only
    • IDR125,000 for medium trekking: This includes a mandatory guide, a donation to the local village, and access to both the Sekumpul and Hidden waterfalls.
    • IDR200,000 for long trekking: This includes a mandatory guide, a donation to the local village, and access to the Sekumpul, Hidden, and Fiji waterfalls.

  • Beware: Ignore the ‘Sekumpul Registration’ signs along the hiking trail. As Sekumpul is one of Bali’s famous waterfalls, it is also, sadly, another area where locals might try to scam foreigners. If you see registration signs along the path, you can ignore them as the locals ask for exorbitant prices that are completely unnecessary. Take note that you only need to pay once, and that is at the beginning of the trail.

  • The Sekumpul Waterfall hike to the actual waterfall is approximately 30-45 minutes, depending on your fitness level. Bring or wear aqua shoes or hiking sandals as the trek to Sekumpul Waterfall is not particularly easy, with lots of rocks and small rivers.

  • What to bring: Don’t forget to take your camera (with waterproof casing), a swimsuit, water bottle, towel, change of clothes and some snacks to munch on during the trek – just be sure to clean up after yourself! If you’re bringing a camera, we recommend bringing a lens wipe or cloth as the lens will be sure to fog up due to the heavy condensation in the area.

  • Parking: If you are going there via rented scooter, motorbike or car, the parking is free!

How to get there

  • We recommend joining a Sekumpul Waterfall tour, as it is one of the easiest and most stress-free of ways to get to the waterfall. 

  • While it is possible to rent a car or motorbike to get there yourself, it is a pretty far drive from most of the major areas (2.5 hours from Ubud, and 3 hours from Canggu, Kuta and Seminyak), and the roads are winding, steep, and at times, traffic. 

  • Another option would be to hire a driver or get a taxi to take you to the waterfall.

  • To get to the waterfall proper, start at the car park and follow the path that winds through a couple of small villages, leading you to the main viewpoint of Sekumpul. From there, follow the path down the valley until you reach the Hidden Waterfall. From the Hidden Waterfall, you’ll cross a river which will lead you to the base of the majestic Sekumpul Waterfall. Don’t worry, your guide should guide you along the way!


Address: Sekumpul, Lemukih, Sawan, Kabupaten Buleleng, Bali 81171, Indonesia

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