Sekumpul Waterfall Tour
In this tour, we will visit the northern part of Bali where there are several waterfalls available to visit. We choose Sekumpul waterfall because it is definitely the best waterfall in the island.
Pick up time will be at around 8 o'clock in the morning (depending on your hotel location). The drive will take you through winding roads and cool mountainous area of Bali. On the way to get there you will also pass several interesting spots like coffee plantation, Jatiluwih rice terrace and Bedugul with its beautiful view of Ulun Danu water temple. You can optionally visit these sites if you are interested (on the way to/from your hotel).
First optional stop is visiting the Jatiluwih, a huge extensive rice field which has been recognized by UNESCO as one of the world heritages. Here you can see stunning view of rice terraces unfolding from the foot of mountain until the coastal side. Jatiluwih, one of the most picturesque areas lies about 20 kilometers north of Tabanan, in Bali’s western region. Situated majestically in the hills 850 meters above sea level, Jatiluwih means ”really beautiful”. An appropriate name indeed with expansive views across terraced rice paddies, undulating hills and valleys. Arrive at lunchtime and enjoy a meal in the restaurant while soaking up the view, cool climate and fresh air. It is stretch from the foothill of the volcano of Batukaru to the south coast. The name Jatiluwih originally mean “sangat indah” in Indonesian or really marvelous.
Jatiluwih is also famous of its organic agriculture system due to its location in the plateau of Mount Batukaru which is suitable for the agriculture development. As Jatiluwih is located right at the foot of Mt. Batukaru, you will also get a beautiful scenery of the mountain area along with its fresh air and natural panorama.
Second optional stop is visiting the Bedugul which is very famous of its Ulun Danu water temple. This temple is dedicated to the goddess of the lake (Ida Batari Dewi Ulun Danu). The temple was built in 17th century to worship the main Hindu trinity, Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva, as well as the goddess of lake Dewi Danu. The sight and cool atmosphere here have made the lake and this temple a favourite sightseeing and recreational destination as well as a top spot for photo opportunity.
After visiting the temple, you can opt to have lunch at a restaurant overlooking the lake Bratan (included).
It will take around 45 minutes to 1 hour drive from Bedugul until we get to our main destination which is the Sekumpul Waterfall. Once we get there, we will start the 3 hours trek (shorter trek is also available) to explore the waterfalls and it's surroundings. Sekumpul itself means 'collection' as there are more than one waterfall. After a few minutes walk through small roads, local people's houses, plantations and small river; you will be greeted by the waterfall duo of Sekumpul.
You can also see another collection of waterfall on the far side (only one visible from the distance though there are actually three or more waterfalls there). Feel free to take a lot of picture here, you can also ask your guide to take picture of you with the waterfall as the backdrop.
Waterfall duo is the first waterfall we will visit from up close. You need to pass some muddy path alongside the river and a big tree before getting to the rocky river which block the access to the waterfall.
We will need to cross that rocky river to get to the base of waterfal duo. Some people can cross the river by just stepping on the rocks without touching the water. If you are wearing shoes, take them off before crossing the river.
Finally you get to the waterfall trio. There are at least three waterfalls there (could be more during rainy season). Don't pass up the oportunity to have a swim and take photos of these amazing waterfall.
On the way back to the parking area, you will walk through another small narrow roads alongside the river cliff and hike through some upstairs. Along the way you may hear the cricket's sound or birds singing and sometimes a few monkeys hanging on the tree. During fruit season, you will see various kind of tropical fruit (durian, mangosteen, rambutan etc.). There is also a restaurant just before the parking area where you can optionaly have meals before going back to your hotel.
Included in this tour:
- A/C car with English speaking driver
- Trekking guide
- Petrol, toll & parking fees
- Entrance fee/ticket to Jatiluwih, Bedugul & Sekumpul waterfall site
- Mineral water during the journey
Recommended to wear/bring:
- Payment (cash or voucher)
- Short or swimming gear
- T-shirt or extra clothes
- Water shoes or sandal
- Digital camera
Depending on your hotel location, optional stopping points (Jatiluwih, Bedugul, Coffe plantation etc.) can be taken after/before visiting the waterfall. Because this tour puts high priority on the waterfall, those optional stops are usually taken after visiting the waterfall. If you take the long track at the waterfall site, you will normally do not have enough time remaining to visit all the optional stops.
You can discuss it further with your driver/guide on the day.