Gembleng Waterfall Bali is a beautiful small waterfall on the east side of the island of Bali which is rarely visited by tourists. This is not a big waterfall, but an infinity-style rock pool that you can use and enjoy with an amazing panorama, making the Gembleng waterfall worth visiting.
This time I will make a complete guide to help those of you who want to explore this gembleng waterfall, including how to get here, the best time to visit, and the attractions that can be expected when you come to this amazing waterfall.
Where is Gembleng Waterfall?
The location of Gembleng Waterfall is in the Karangasem area, East Bali. Precisely in Telun Wayah village or other names, Tri Eka Buana Sidemen Bali village.
If we start from the tourist center of Seminyak and Kuta, the distance is approximately 2.5 hours by car. If you happen to spend the night in a tourist area in Gianyar, such as Ubud, the distance is shorter, which is about 2 hours.
But if you start from the Kintamani tourist area, you can take a shortcut to Besakih with a shorter time of approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. For more details, please see or visit this google map address link.
How to Get Here?
For now, the best and easiest way to get to east Bali is by bicycle and private or rented car if you are a tourist. Because there is no or no public transportation that you can use to get to the Gembleng waterfall (Gembleng waterfall)
If you live in the Nusa Dua, Canggu, Seminyak, Kuta, or Ubud areas, I recommend using a motorbike or car which will take a 2.5 hour trip to Tri Eka Buana Village, Sidemen.
The trip to the location of Gembleng Waterfall is very pleasant because you will pass through a green rural atmosphere with panoramic views of rice fields and mountains.
For those of you who are tourists, of course you are less confident in using a motorbike. So I recommend using a car with your own driver or rent a car with driver to get around Bali.
Car rental with driver is usually included
- A local driver who already understands the path of tourist attractions in Bali
- Pick up from and drop off to hotel as well as Gasoline are included. So you no longer need to think about gasoline, because in rural areas there are very few patrol stations.
Entrance Ticket to Gembleng Waterfall
Specifically, Gembleng Waterfall is a sacred place and as a location used by the local Hindu community to carry out the melukat (cleansing) tradition.
Lately, Gembleng Waterfall began to be opened to the public and became a more famous waterfall tourist destination. There is no official ticket fee if you want to visit this Gembleng waterfall attraction, but donations are accepted. It’s up to you how much you want to give. But I suggest to give around IDR 5,000 – 15,000. Of course, your good deeds will be rewarded by God.
The donation you pay will be used in the maintenance of the gembleng sacred area and the arrangement of access to this Waterfall.
Best Time To Visit. This is one of the few waterfalls in Bali and a waterfall in Singaraja which in my opinion can receive tourists at any time.
It’s quieter here compared to other waterfalls and the views and backdrops are amazing any time of the day or all day. But sometimes there is a ceremony in Telun Wayah Sidemen village which causes access to Gembleng Waterfall to be closed to the public.
Highlights of Gembleng Waterfall
Gembleng Waterfall has an infinity style rock pool with the most epic views of the forest, rice fields, and on a clear day you can even see the sea from a distance. This is truly a hidden gem perfect for a photo.
To reach Gembleng Waterfall you really have to walk uphill. Unlike most other Balinese waterfalls, you have to go down the stairs first to reach the waterfall. Here you have to pass about 60 shallow and easy stairs, which will take you to the point of the waterfall.
To get to the rock pool, you have to walk over a suspension bridge and hold onto some rocks. Be careful because it’s really slippery, but not too far and the panorama at the end is 100% worth it.
When visiting, it must be remembered that this is a sacred place for the local Balinese Hindus. So behave with respect and pay attention to politeness, especially when meeting people on the spot.
The natural infinity pool above is a great place to capture the best shots, and of course, you can take a refreshing dip in this freshwater paradise.
Put on your explorer hat and make your way to a higher set of waterfalls, or down to a lower plunge pool. There is so much beautiful nature to discover!
Tips for Visit
At the top you’ll find a few Warung selling drinks, snacks, beer and Arak (local alcohol), so I recommend bringing extra cash if you want to buy something.
Bring a swimsuit, sunscreen, towels, and shoes to prevent getting wet or flip-flops. And the number one thing you can’t forget is your camera!
Gembleng Waterfall Bali is a work of art presented by nature. Its most beautiful panoramas, and the history of the place, give it a most special and magical situation.
Feel the ambiance and crystal clear waters of the natural Jacuzzi as you relax and let your eyes wander to the tropical forest and rice fields that surround you.