Meandering along part of the Oos River, this stunning ravine is not for the faint-hearted, but that’s what makes it one of Bali’s hidden gems.
This tropical gorge has been created over thousands of years by the powerful waters that run through it during the rainy season and, due to its sacred nature, is still largely protected from mass tourism.
If you’ve visited some of the waterfalls in Bali, you’ll understand there’s a fair walk through the jungle to reach them — but the journey to this location is much more rigorous.
That being said, if you pack the correct gear, like reef shoes, swimming bottoms and dry bags, and you hire a guide at the entrance, you will be much better equipped to battle the canyon’s terrain.
With its unusual rock formations and incredibly tropical setting, the hidden gorge is every nature-lover and adventurer’s dream. Follow your guide through the ravine, scramble along the rugged canyon and cling to its sides, creep blindly along a narrow ledge as the water gushes past your knees all the while absorbing the jungle’s innate beauty.
If you’re embarking on this adventure at the back-end of the wet season, it can prove quite challenging, but the last kilometre of the trek is significantly easier as you walk over a bamboo bridge and onto solid ground again. Just before you reach the main path to the exit, you’ll discover an inviting rope swing for those wanting to take one final leap of faith.