The Aling-Aling Waterfall in Bali’s Buleleng Regency tumbles over a 114-foot (35-meter) cliff in two side-by-side streams flowing at completely different speeds—making it one of the most unique waterfalls in Bali. Visitors to the falls enjoy swimming in its pools, sliding down its natural water slide and leaping into the water from various heights.
Surrounded by lush jungle, the waterfall and the area around it appeals to nature lovers, hikers and those simply looking to enjoy the great outdoors, with walking trails to several smaller waterfalls, including Pucuk, Kembar, Cemara, Canging, Dedari and Kroya falls.
Located in the village of Sambangan about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Singaraja, the Aling-Aling Waterfall can be quite difficult to find. The easiest way to visit it is to take a private trekking tour, where an expert guide will navigate you to the different waterfalls in the area and take you to explore northern Bali’s farming lifestyle and indigenous villages, stopping off at a coffee plantation and a temple along the way.
If not arriving as part of an organized tour, the Aling-Aling Waterfall can be reached from Singaraja in around 15 minutes. Head south to the village of Sambangan and you’ll find some road signs to the falls. If you get lost, asking a local is usually your best option.
Did You Know? Sambangan village, in which the Aling-Aling Waterfall is located, is a pioneer of environment protection, and has the motto, ‘Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.’