What swishes down waterslides, leaps into rock pools and rappels down waterfalls? You, when you go canyoning in Bali!
Canyoning in Bali is an adventurous way to explore otherwise inaccessible areas. This adventure sport involves leaping, swimming, climbing and rappelling your way through natural gorges and rock pools.
As a water-based, physically challenging activity you should have a reasonable level of fitness and swimming ability. You'll also need proper supervision, safety equipment and understanding of the conditions. It's best to go in rainy season when the rivers and waterfalls are at their fullest.
Canyoning is truly a walk (or scramble) on the wild side of Bali, with unspoilt, mystical surrounds. It's an experience that will have your heart rate up and your mouth open in awe - in other words, it's unmissable.
So, without further ado, we present four of the best places to go canyoning in Bali.
Northern Bali is the best area for canyoning, and Gitgit is one of the standout locations.
Gitgit Waterfall is a popular attraction in the north of Bali. Canyoning down the gorge to the waterfall is a novel way of experiencing the natural beauty of the area. You'll be able to absorb the lush jungle and enjoy the cool water, plus get more of a rush than you would on dry land!
Also known as the Canyon of Fire, Wanagiri is one of the most challenging places to go canyoning in Bali.
This trip will take you through dense rainforest and down steep cliffs, so you will need to be fit and preferably have some previous canyoning experience under your belt. Hidden in the jungle here are several waterfalls, including Banyumala Waterfall, and long-tailed macaques, the famous Balinese monkeys.
In the north of Bali, Sambangan is a collection of misty waterfalls and mossy cliffs that beckon adventurous travellers. This spot is well and truly away from the crowds and you should be prepared to do a lot of swimming through straight volcanic gorges.
This canyoning adventure is challenging and is best suited to fit travellers who aren't afraid of heights!
4. Kerenkali Canyon
Kerenkali is as close as you will come to a natural playground, so it's the most popular location for canyoning in Bali.
There is a sequence of playful jumps, water slides and easy rappels that are suitable for beginner-level canyoners. This is followed by some higher rappel descents, with waterfalls up to 26 metres high and optional jumps of around 10 metres. The level of difficulty varies throughout the canyon, so you have the option of doing it in sections, choosing the area that best suits the kind of adventure you're looking for.
How to go canyoning in Bali
The best way to go canyoning in Bali is through an experienced operator. Adventure and Spirit is a well-established company running canyoning tours to all of the above locations. Under the eye of a skilled guide you will be given thorough instructions on how to abseil, jump and swim safely through the canyons.
Take the leap and set off on an adventure to Bali. Our expert team can help you plan the perfect trip - we promise it'll be un-Bali-evable!
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