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Sekumpul waterfall is some of the most beautiful Bali waterfalls located in North Bali. Secluded deep in the jungle and with 80 meters height, Sekumpul waterfall is one of the tallest and most impressive waterfalls in Bali. The jungle surroundings and beautiful form of Sekumpul waterfall really gives you the Jurassic Park jungle vibes. We’ve been a few times to Sekumpul waterfall, and the power, height and beauty of this Bali waterfall is so impressive and will amaze you every time again. For adventure lovers and photographers this is a great spot as you have so many angles to shoot Sekumpul waterfall. Read for more photography tips at the bottom of this blog post. In this complete guide about Sekumpul waterfall you will find all the information you need about how to get there, entrance fee, difficulty of the hike and photography tips for Sekumpul waterfall Bali! 

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Best tours to Sekumpul waterfall Bali

If you want to explore Sekumpul waterfall then make sure to book your waterfalls tours here. Because of Bali’s popularity it is highly recommended to book your tours in advance as it is likely that tours sell out. So don’t wait with booking until you get to Bali. Choose your favorite tours here and secure your booking! All of these tours include air conditioned transport with hotel pick up and drop off, certified guides and sometimes also lunch and the entrance fees. You can reserve now and pay later, with cancellation up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.

  • Hidden waterfall tour in North Bali. Explore the best waterfalls in North Bali during this adventurous day tour. Start your day jumping, gliding and hiking to three awesome waterfalls before making your way to the majestic Sekumpul and Fiji waterfall.
  • Customized Bali tour. Create your own Bali itinerary and have your private driver for 10-11 hours. Enjoy unlimited mileage and go to all the best waterfalls of Bali you wish to visit.
  • Private Sekumpul Waterfall Hiking Tour. Go off the beaten path on a private trek past a series of picturesque waterfalls in Bali. You will see the majestic Sekumpul Waterfall, often claimed as the most beautiful on the island and learn how the world’s most expensive coffee is produced.

How to get to Sekumpul waterfall Bali

There are two different ways to get to Sekumpul waterfall. One way is via the main Sekumpul waterfall entrance and the other way is via Lemukih village. The difference between these two entrances is that from Lemukih village you will hike through the rice fields and via the top of Sekumpul waterfall down to Fiji and Sekumpul waterfall.


Hiking through the ricefields of Lemukih village

But via the ‘main’ entrance of Sekumpul you will walk along the viewpoint where you can admire Sekumpul from above before making your way down the steps. For both ways you will need a guide. You can either arrange a guide before coming to Sekumpul, or pay for a guide once you get to Sekumpul.

Book your hidden waterfall tour in North Bali including Sekumpul waterfall and Aling Aling waterfall here.

Or book private Sekumpul Waterfall Hiking Tour here


The viewpoint of Sekumpul waterfall

During the hike you will have to cross a little river, so make sure to bring shoes that can get wet or bring watershoes or sturdy sandals. The rocks here can be slippery, so walk with full attention! Coming from the Sekumpul main entrance, the first waterfall you will see is hidden in a small cave. This one if definitely worth a visit before or after you make your way to Sekumpul waterfall. On the way back to the parking lot it’s a bit of a climb because the stairs are pretty steep.


Sekumpul & Fiji waterfall entrance fee

There are three options for entrance fees to Sekumpul waterfall. It all depends how much time you have and which waterfalls you want to see.

If you only want to view Sekumpul waterfall from the viewpoint, you only pay 20.000 IDR per person and you don’t need a guide. This is a great option if you are short in time or don’t want to view the waterfall from the bottom and hike all the way down.

In case you want to hike down to Sekumpul waterfall you will need a guide which is 125.000 IDR per person. This is called the medium trekking which takes about 30 minutes of hiking. You will also visit the hidden waterfall during this hike.

But besides Sekumpul and the hidden waterfall there is another beautiful waterfall around the corner of Sekumpul which is absolutely worth a visit. This collection of three waterfalls is called Fiji waterfall. If you want to go for this trek you have to pay 200.000 IDR per person. This package includes a visit to the hidden waterfall, Sekumpul waterfall and Fiji waterfall.


What to expect at Sekumpul & Fiji waterfall

Once you’ve made your way down to the bottom of Sekumpul waterfall you will feel as if you are in Jurassic park. This majestic waterfall is something else. The beaty and elegance with which the water pours down along the jungle vines almost feels unreal.

There is quite a big area at the bottom of Sekumpul where you can put your bag and wander around. With plenty of angles to shoot from you will definitely have a lot of fun looking for the best photo spots. Unfortunately it is not possible to have a swim underneath Sekumpul. The water is simply too powerful and there is not really a natural pool.


Fiji waterfall

Just around the corner of Sekumpul waterfall is Fiji waterfall. This is another set of three waterfall streams that feel like another world. These beautiful falls are located in a green valley and if there is a lot of wind you might get wet quickly. So protect your gear and backpack to avoid your camera getting too wet.


Best time to go for photos to Sekumpul waterfall

Mid morning until about 3 PM is the best time to go to Sekumpul waterfall for pictures. One of the reasons is because the valley is still in the shade during the morning, so better light comes in the afternoon. But, as with too much sun light it will result in blown out whites. So if you are coming for the pictures then it’s best to have a little bit clouds and some sun to create nice soft light.

Tourists come and go at Sekumpul. Because of the wide area at the bottom of the falls there are enough spots to take your pictures. Have some patience or be creative with framing if there are too many people around. Luckily, there are more waterfalls to explore such as the hidden waterfall and Fiji waterfall, so you can always decide to come back later for your shots at Sekumpul.


Photography tips Sekumpul waterfall

Sekumpul waterfall is some of the best instagram spots in Bali. There is an awesome rock where your model can climb on to give perspective to the height of Sekumpul waterfall. But there are also many other angles to make a shot. For example where you can use leaves as a foreground to create extra depth in your picture. Or take a zoom lens and only show a little part of the waterfall as shown in the close-up pictures.

Learn more about the results of using different focal lengths in our blog about focal length.


More Bali waterfalls to explore

North Bali is waterfall paradise. If you’re out for a day of exploring the best Bali waterfalls in the northern region, then you can combine many more together with Sekumpul. Some of them are listed below.

GitGit Twin waterfall

GitGit Twin waterfall is a beautiful two tier waterfall flanked by cliffs and tucked away in a cave. Here the two river streams meet and create two separate streams of water that form GitGit Twin waterfall. With about 20 meters height, GitGit waterfall is not only beautiful to see but also has a nice pool to cool off in. There is also a ropeswing which you can use to unleash your inner Tarzan or Jane.


Banyu Wana Amertha waterfall

Still a bit of an unknown waterfall, Banyu Wana Amertha waterfall is truly a hidden gem. This collection of four waterfalls is tucked away and involves some hiking, so you need to have some time to explore them all. It feels as if you’re walking in a big garden with colorful plants around. A great activity if you’re looking for a more off the beaten path waterfall in Bali.

Read in our complete guide everything about Banyu Wana Amertha waterfall


Aling Aling waterfall

Aling Aling waterfall is a collection of four waterfalls which are super fun to explore. If you’re an adrenaline junkie you can go cliff jumping from three waterfalls but not from Aling Aling which is the highest of 35 meters. It is just a short trek to see all four waterfalls and really worth it. 

Book here your tour to go jumping, gliding and hiking to the waterfalls at Aling Aling

Read in our complete guide everything about Aling Aling waterfall


Banyumala waterfall

The beautiful Banyumala waterfall is very closely located to Banyu Wana Amertha waterfalls. This perfect waterfall that flows gently down the rocks like a twin curtain veil is very photogenic. At the bottom of the waterfall is a natural plunge pool to take a dip in. The wonderful surroundings make Banyumala a must visit and great family trip! 

Book here your tour to Banyumala waterfall, Lake Bratan, Handara gate and Wanagiri swing

Read in our complete guide everything about Banyumala waterfall


More Bali travel inspiration

We hope you enjoyed reading our blog post about Sekumpul waterfall Bali.

Read here more about the best and most beautiful Bali waterfalls

And check here all our separate guides about the Bali waterfalls:

Nungnung waterfall

Tibumana waterfall

Tukad Cepung waterfall

Tegenungan waterfall

Leke Leke waterfall

Banyumala Twin waterfall

Banyu Wana Amertha waterfalls

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  1. Ronald Veldman says:

    Hi Ilse, ohhhh, you are a really good climber ! It resulted in some awesome pictures of the Sekumpul waterfall. How nice that you guide us through this part of Bali.

    1. haha thanks a lot Ronald, sometimes you have to do something a bit scary to get great results like climbing a slippery rock haha!

  2. Hi Ilse, thanks again for this blog. I read all your blogs with pleasure! This one gives actual information about prices. And again amazing photos!

    1. Thanks so much Jacobine! We hope you keep enjoy reading our blogs!

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