MANUABA WATERFALL (Air Terjun Manuaba) – Two Brand New Waterfall with Sarcophagus and Water Temple Nearby

MANUABA WATERFALL

– All Details to Know About Manuaba Waterfall –

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall sacred tree

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT MANUABA WATERFALL?

NEW WATERFALL
This waterfall officially open on November 2019.
It’s really quiet new and natural waterfall.

NOT TOURISTIC PLACE
You visiting not a popular waterfall.
It’s truly quiet than other waterfall.

NICE FORREST
Before reaching waterfall, you will walk passing the forest.
This area surrounded by rice field.

NEAR TO OTHER DESTINATION
It’s near to Tegallalang rice terraces, Gunung Kawi Sebatu temple, etc.
You can combine to visit those places.

MANUABA FIRST WATERFALL

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall

WHAT IS MANUABA WATERFALL?

DESCRIPTION:

Manuaba waterfall (Air Terjun Manuaba) is a natural place that some water flow on the river and falling creating a waterfall. It located in Kenderan village who has eleven spots of natural springs (holy water). The watefall surrounded by forest and has natural atmosphere. Manuaba waterfall has two waterfall. It officially opened on November 2019.

MANUABA SECOND WATERFALL

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall

*) I visited Manuaba waterfall on January 12th, 2020. It means two months after it officially opened. I found not much visitors. It’s really quiet waterfall.

WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT MANUABA WATERFALL?

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

OPENING HOURS:
7.00 AM – 6.00 PM.

CLEAR WATER ON DRY SEASON:
April – October.

*) After raining the water usually turns to muddy water.

WEEKDAYS:
Monday – Friday.

*) Weekend or Indonesian holiday normally many local visitor.

THE WAY TO WATERFALL

A FOOTPATH TO MANUABA WATERFALL

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall foot path

THE STAIRS

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall foot path stairs

THE BRIDGE

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall foot path bamboo bridge

THE FOREST VIEW

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall forest view

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall forest view

A SACRED AREA

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall sacred area

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall sacred area

A FOOTPATH TO MANUABA SECOND WATERFALL

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba second waterfall foot path

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba second waterfall foot path direction board

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba second waterfall foot path stairs

THE FOREST VIEW BEFORE SECOND WATERFALL

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba second waterfall forest view

HOW MUCH IS MANUABA WATERFALL ENTRANCE FEE?

ENTRANCE FEE:
IDR 10K.

*) Before it officially open, the entrance fee was a donation. But, today is IDR 10K per peson.

PARKING FEE:
Scooter : Free
Car: Free

MANUABA WATERFALL TICKET WINDOW

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall ticket window

MANUABA ENTRANCE FEE

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall entrance fee

MANUABA PARKING SPACE

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall parking space

WHERE IS MANUABA WATERFALL LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): , Kenderan
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Tegalalang
Regency (Kabupaten): Gianyar
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
About 34 km northeast of Denpasar or 1 hour and 20 minutes from Denpasar, Bali.
About 10 km northeast of Ubud or 25 minutes from Ubud, Bali.
About 42 km northeast of Kuta beach or 1 hour and 45 minutes from Kuta, Bali.
About 44 km northeast of Ngurah Rai airport or 2 hour from the airport, Bali.

MAP OF MANUABA WATERFALL (AIR TERJUN MANUABA):

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall map

HOW TO GET TO TEGALLALANG MANUABA WATERFALL?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no public transport to get there.

*) For backpacker i recommend you to rent a scooter to reach this waterfall and use google maps as your navigator.

FLORA & FAUNA

THE JACKFRUIT

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall jackfruit

THE GREEN ALGAE (MOSS)

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall green algae moss

THE DRAGONFLY

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall dragon fly

THE WHITE BUTTERFLY

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall butterfly

THE BEE

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall bee

THE CATERPILLAR

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba waterfall caterpillar

THE WATER TEMPLE

THE SARCOPHAGUS

*) There is a Sarcophagus before the waterfall. Seems it become sacred or holy place since prehistoric ages.

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.

*) Use Telkomsel SIM card for relative better service compare to other telecom operator.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom and bathroom.

*) Better bring your own pocket tissue.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
No shop selling snacks, souvenirs & coconut water.

MANUABA FIRST WATERFALL

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba first waterfall

MANUABA SECOND WATERFALL

bali gianyar tegalalang kenderan manuaba second waterfall

*) This waterfall more quiet than other waterfall. It’s quiet new and not touristic place. Also it’s offering forest atmosphere. Maybe is better if you visit on weekday.

PROS AND CONS:

PROS:
1. Near from Ubud.
2. Greenery landscape (rice field, jungle & river).
3. Fresh air and refreshing water.
4. Brand new waterfall.
5. Nice trekking spot.

CONS:
1. Crowded on weekend/student holiday/Indonesian holiday.
2. Medium trekking.
3. Can not for swimming.
4. Not clear water in wet season.
5. No changing room.

UPDATE STATUS OF MANUABA WATERFALL:

OPEN FOR ANY VISITOR/TOURIST

*) Since March 21st, 2020 Manuaba waterfall has been closed according to government instruction to avoid Corona spreads.

**) Update information: since 9 July 2020 (New Normal), Manuaba waterfall is available for tourist visits (activities).

SOME ATTRACTIONS NEAR AIR TERJUN MANUABA WATERFALL:

You can combine to visit these places when you visit Manuaba waterfall:

1. Tegallalang rice terraces.
2. Tirta Empul water temple.
3. Gunung Kawi Sebatu water temple.
4. Gunung Kawi Tampaksiring temple.
5. Lembah Bidadari natural springs.
6. Alas harum luwak coffee + free testing.
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