Sekumpul waterfall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Bali. The location is in Sekumpul Village, Sawan Subdistrict, Buleleng Regency. To those of you who love to see a natural scenery of waterfall in Bali, Sekumpul waterfall is a must visit one. The waterfall is located on high hill area and quite far from residential of local people.
It takes a little effort to see the waterfall at a close distance. The hike was quite slippery, and there are around 300 steep stairs, and you need to cross a river before reaching the location. It takes around 3-4 hours trekking to reach the waterfall. However, along the way, you will be pampered with the beauty of the rural atmosphere with its terraced rice fields and green hills, not to mention the cool-fresh air that will make the journey more enjoyable.
After you pay for the entrance ticket, you have to go through a path and pass several houses. You may find many fruit trees around the village, such as rambutan or durian. If you are lucky enough visiting the location when it is time for the trees to fruit, try to ask the locals whether you can taste the fruit. If you were a durian lover, tasting the fresh durian which is ripening on the tree will be one of the best culinary experience. Don’t forget to give some cash to the locals for the service.
If walking is a bit too much, you may take a driving service by motorbike offered by the locals, once you arrive in the parking lot. The locals will also offer guided tours to Sekumpul waterfall, although it is not very necessary to have a guide to visit the waterfall.
The journey to Sekumpul Waterfall is worth the effort as the 80-meters waterfall offers a breathtaking view. It has a unique feature as there are seven waterfalls located separately from one another, hence it is often called a seven-point waterfall. The seven waterfalls have different shapes and heights and are surrounded by the greenery that gives you a soothing view. Scattered on the green jungles, the waterfalls offer a fantastic natural view which can be used as a perfect scene for a background picture.
The sound of falling water splashing creates a calm atmosphere. The shady trees around the waterfall make the atmosphere cooler and more beautiful. It is no wonder that Sekumpul Waterfall is said to be one of the most amazing waterfalls in Bali apart from being the tallest one in the area.
What to Do in Sekumpul Waterfall
If the current is not really strong, you can play around at the base of the waterfalls or go swimming. Nevertheless, you may also try to relax by the side of the small river, on the gazebo on the roadside or view the waterfall from a distance.
However, out of the seven waterfalls, you can only see two of them in a close distance where you can swim and play around freely in the pool. The water of waterfall on the left comes from the spring. Thus, it has clear water. While the source of the water on the right waterfall is a river which causes the water to turn brown, especially during the rainy season.
How to Go to Sekumpul Waterfall
The waterfall is 76 km away from Denpasar (2.5 hours driving), 20 km away from Singaraja, and 3 hours’ drive from Kuta. There are two routes to get to Sekumpul waterfall. You may choose a path to Singaraja by passing Bedugul Tourism Area or take a narrow-up-and-down road.
If you plan to come by yourself, avoid the road sign, as the sign can be misleading. Go ask the locals about the exact location. However, the best way to get to the location is by renting a car with driver.
You may be able to have a complete package including renting a car and hiring a driver from Seminyak for Rp750,000.00 or Rp250,000.00 for a scooter ride, an entrance fee, toilet/change room, and a guide. The price also includes a fresh coconut afterward which will be very refreshing after running out of energy during the walk. There is a USD$53/person regular package that includes a return transfer with a private car, a local trekking guide, some refreshments, mineral water, admission fee to Sekumpul waterfall, and a lunch box.
- Use comfortable or hiking shoes
- Bring changing clothes if you plan to get wet
- Bring a waterproof camera
- Starts the trekking in the morning to avoid the rain in the afternoon
- Prepare for a small change for an entrance fee if you are not joining any tour package. The ticket is Rp2,000.00 per person for local tourists and Rp5,000.00 per person for foreign tourists.
- Try to use motorbikes if you plan to go to Sekumpul waterfall through a narrow-up-and-down road.