How to do the Gitgit Waterfall Lovina, Bali
There is lots of top waterfalls in Bali and the Gitgit waterfall. It is located 10km away from in the north of Bali’s town Ubud and Singaraja, or if you are staying in Kuta, this top waterfall in Bali is about 80km away. Its sight is breath taking and most colorful waterfall of all the other waterfalls of Bali. It is very famous for calm and cool water and for long bridge walkways. The height of the waterfall is around 300 meters and surrounded by stunning colossal jungle. You can also see some monkeys in the jungle near the waterfall if you’re lucky!
Here are some important things you should know about Gitgit Waterfall:
The Three Waterfalls of Gitgit Waterfall. But what makes this waterfall so special is that, it consists of three other waterfalls of three different heights.
- The twin waterfall: two waterfalls are running from one cliff side by side. And it is the most crowded places.
- Second waterfall: it is right after the twin waterfall and it is approximately 60 meters high.
- Waterfall story: this is the third and the last waterfall which is not very high but it has the most scenic view. It is totally covered by trees. It also has a local name, people there call it ‘Air Terjun Kembar Gitgit’. This waterfall flows throughout the year.
While on route to Gitgit waterfall you can also visit the Lovina Beach, which is another natural landmark. You can make small stop there as well.
Best time to visit Gitgit Waterfall?
Although, this waterfall in Bali is famous for running throughout the year but since Bali is very tropical, it is very rainy from March to November. So, the best time to travel is July or August to enjoy the epic weather in Bali.
If you want to visit the Gitgit waterfall with less crowds, its best to arrive as early as you can! The entrance to the waterfall opens at 7 am. Are you travelling from ubud to the Gitgit epic waterfall? You should leave by 600 am it is most likely for you to reach there by 730 am or 8 am depending upon traffic and weather conditions. And it best to head back to your hotel in Bali before it gets dark.
How to get to the Gitgit Waterfall?
If you are staying in any of the Bali’s town, you will have to take a cab, rent a car or like we did, rent a scooter. You can also book a Bali waterfall tour from Ubud with one of the local travel companies. The local companies most likely to take you on a mini van or a minibus. Scooter rental in Ubud, Bali is only ($3 a day).
As soon as you arrive at the Gitgit entrance, the entrance fee is between (10,000 IDR to 20,000 IDR which is $.68 to $1.36). You can park your car or bike at the parking and start the hike towards the waterfalls. The hike is 15 minutes to the first waterfall and the other 2 waterfalls are of 15 to 10 minutes hike. The ground is well paved and it has a very beautiful walkway. You can take the most memorable pictures. You can access the public toilets and there are shops and cafes at the main parking area. Also, you will be able to check out a small shrine right before the waterfall.
What else you can do in this top waterfall in Bali
- Take as much photos as you want. Other than the waterfall you can take photos near the shrine and with the wildlife of the lush ravine jungle.
- You can dip into the small rock pools near the waterfall, or in the following streams. Also bath in the cool and clear water of the waterfall.
- There are a lot of gift and souvenir shops before the entrance, you can visit the shops or buy.
- If you looking for more waterfall hike, you can also visit the nearby waterfalls. You can go to the; Mekalongan Falls, Alling Waterfall, Leke Waterfall, Nungnung Waterfall and Sekumpul Waterfall.
The do’s and don’ts when you visit the epic waterfall, Ubud
- Carry extra cash with you at all times.
- If you driving a car or a motorbike be sure to fill the gas tank to full.
- Although there are cafes near by but it best to carry snacks and water with you.
- Be sure to lock your car or bike.
- Be sure to keep your car, bike and hotel keys with you at all times.
- Make sure to keep your bag with you at all times.
- Charge your phone to full.
- If you driving or riding a bike be sure to download offline map to the Gitgit waterfall.
- You don’t need a guide, since it is very easy to find.
- It is best to keep a mosquito repellent spray at all times.
- Take extra clothes.
- Take extra pair of shoes.
- Be sure to be back by dawn as it is a tropical area, dangerous insects appear after sunset.
- Do not jump off the cliff without a local swimmer nearby or a life jacket because the water is too much and the current of the waterfall are very strong. Even the best of the swimmers can have breathing problems.
Where to stay in Bali?
There is plenty of great accommodation in Bali. I recommend staying in Ubud. The hotels and home stays in Ubud cater to all types of visits. Ubud is a perfect place for backpackers and honeymoon holidays. The accommodation in this amazing place offers epic budget rooms and some amazing luxurious hotels for those of you wanting to experience a more luxurious stay in Ubud.
We stayed in a few places around this amazing place in Bali. I’m going to share with you some of the best places to stay in Ubud.
- The Kamandalu hotel in Ubud is a perfect chance for a Balinese experience with all the comforts of a 5 Star resort. Kamandalu has an amazing deluxe pool villa for its privacy and amenities. There is very friendly resort staff throughout your stay. There is a mega spa at this top hotel in Ubud. The Kamandalu is truly an enchanted Balinese village waiting to satisfy you with a perfect experience. Obviously this is a luxury hotel so if you are on a budget, this one is not for you.
BOOK ROOM: kamandalu ubud
- This homestay hotel in Ubud is in perfect location and it’s within walking distance with all the top things to do in Ubud. This homestay offers very clean and comfortable rooms. These come with hot showers, free tea and coffee all day long. There is also free breakfast included with this homestay in Ubud. The service here is also amazing and you will feel very welcomed on your stay. Also, the Wifi is very good here, always a tip essential. Overall making it a top place to stay in Ubud.
BOOK ROOM: Banana Homestay
- This is another great cheap place to stay in Ubud. It’s a budget homestay that offers amazing service, clean rooms and free tea/coffee. There is a good view of this homestay and you can even get a view of the flowing river that runs by it. You will be treated very well at this budget accommodation in Ubud and this is definitely a top place for backpackers to stay.
BOOK ROOM: Undis Homestay
- If you are looking for a more luxurious place to stay in Ubud, then this is definitely it. This is a classic Balinese hotel that is in perfect walking distance to most of the main attractions in Ubud, as it’s located in a great spot between the monkey forest and the town centre. The rooms at this top hotel in Ubud are large and very clean. You will receive a great Buffett breakfast and plenty of tasty fruit to set you up for a great day out in Ubud.
BOOK ROOM: Ubud village hotel
- The Maya Ubud is a sweet luxury resort located in the central of Bali, between the river valley and rice terraces of Ubud. The rooms and villas here are amazing and you will get some quality comfort. An ideal choice for those looking for luxurious facilities, peace and tranquility in beautiful surroundings. If you are on a luxury break or a honeymoon holiday, then his luxury hotel in Ubud is for you.
BOOK ROOM: Maya Ubud Resort and Spa
Canyoning at the Gitgit
Another way of fully exploring the waterfall is canyoning. Either if you are expert in canyoning you should give it a try but if you are not you can always book a tour with the local companies. You need to get to the Gitgit base camp by 8 am and join your group.
The local companies offer; free pick up and drop off to the hotels, breakfast, lunch, water, canyoning gear and equipment, towels, guides, photos and videos. All you have to bring is your extra clothes, bathing suit, your camera, extra pair of shoes.
Different companies have different charges. You can also experience the water slides, jumping from different heights of waterfalls, abseiling and ziplines. You can also visit the gorges made of volcanic rocks with warm rock pools.
You should check out the best things to do in Ubud on your visit to Bali.