Our last day in Bali was sad, because we were leaving Bali! We spent most of the day relaxing in our beautiful Villa and snorkeling in the ocean after our waterfall hike. About a 5 minute drive from Octopus Villas is the Yeh Mampeh Waterfall hike. The hike only costs a few bucks and only takes about 30 minutes to reach the beautiful falls.
The hike is flat and easy. So this is great for families with kids or older people. The hike is well marked with signs that read “waterfall”. As you are walking through the narrow path through the jungle locals will pass as they are headed to the waterfall as well on motorbikes.
Once you get to the waterfall you will notice families taking a real bath in the pools of water below the falls. Be prepared to see some full on frontal male nudity! They are not camera shy either.
You will only be able to see the impressive lower falls of Yeh Mampeh. Apparently, there are a series of smaller upper level waterfalls that are not visible to the eye from the bottom. Yeh Mampeh is rumored to be the tallest waterfall on the island.
The waterfall is supposedly moderate water flow and you are able to stand below the falling water at the bottom of the falls. I came very close and chickened out because of my bikini top and I was just plain scared. Scott on the other hand made it under the falls and confirmed that it is pretty intense. Be careful on your climb down. The rocks may hurt your feet, so if you brought water shoes or sandals to Bali we suggest wearing them to the bottom of the falls.
This was a great, relaxing, and scenic way to enjoy our last hike and day in Bali. The hike is easy, so no fear if you are exhausted or feeling out of shape. Just be aware that you may see some locals nude taking a full on bath.
This was a great, relaxing, and scenic way to enjoy our last hike and day in Bali. The hike is easy, so no fear if you are exhausted or feeling out of shape. Just be aware that you may see some locals nude taking a full on bath. While we were sad to leave Bali, we are excited to finish our journey of teaching english in South Korea and start traveling the rest of the world.
Until we meet again Bali!
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