Bali is one of the most touristic destinations in the world. Incontestably, with its paradisiacal beaches, affordable prices and fascinating culture, it does not surprise us. However, what few people know is that the Indonesian island has a countryside as impressive as the coast. Check it out our advise off the beaten track in Bali!
We spent a month in the islet of surfers and expats from all around the world and, at that time, we rented a moped and went exploring its interior. On this journey, we discovered marvellous waterfalls (Air Tejun, in local language), many of them untouchable. If you are traveling to Bali, you cannot miss these Balinese refuges.
It’s our favourite. We could have spent our whole day in there because of its natural pools of dark green water and because it is quite often deserted. Even though it’s a little difficult to describe with words, the photo will help.
It is at the north of the island, about 75 Km from Ubud. To get there you will pass through the heart of the Balinese tropical forest, giving you a breathtaking view of rice plantations and palm trees.
Munduk Waterfall in Bali
On your way to Aling Aling Waterfall, you can make a pit stop over here. It is not the best for swimming as Aling Aling Waterfall is as it has a very shallow depth, about an ankle’s high. However, the fall is quite high and just the view of it makes it worth visiting. Furthermore, the rocks in between the top of the mountain until the surface weaker the strength of the water, providing an amazing feeling having the water pouring over your head just like you shower at home.
There is another good reason to visit Munduk Waterfall, and that is the Munduk Eco Coffee shop, located just at the waterfall’s entrance. It offers an original Luwak Coffee, which is one of the most expensive coffees around the world, at a very affordable price. Also, they make their sugar from palm trees. It is delicious even on its own!
In between Denpasar and the tourist city of Ubud, Tegenungan, unlike the others, is more famous and is usually full of tourists, though still worth! The fall is impressive and you can dare stay beneath!
As amazing as the waterfall itself, the small cave formed behind the fall allows you to appreciate nature’s beauty and strength.
Sekumpull Waterfall in Bali
You will find this one at the north of the island too and the greatness of it is having many falls together. It is quite complicated to access this spot and the area is very wild. Surely, this photo talks for itself.