Gilgit Waterfall (also known as ‘Git Git’) is one of the biggest waterfalls in Bali, and it’s one of our new favorites.
It’s hard to get an idea of how big the waterfall is until you’re up close and feel the thundering mist. It’s a huge waterfall. This travel guide will explain how to get there, and everything you need to know before you go!
Where To Stay
GitGit Waterfall Hike
This is a short, easy hike on a path that follows a river in the jungle.
The path is lined with little shops selling handmade souvenirs. Some of the items are nice, especially the paintings, but a few of the sellers were pushy.
In the end, you reach a twin waterfall with 2 tiers, crashing down on the rocks below.
There’s a small pagoda you can hide under if it starts raining, which is what happened when we visited.
After the rain cleared, I was able to fly the drone and get some shots of the falls from above. We only saw 5-10 people at the waterfall in the space of 2 hours. It’s an underrated gem!
If you want to see another waterfall nearby, check out Colek Pamor Waterfall, which comes from the same stream. There’s a path at the end of GitGit that goes to Colek Pamor.
The Guide Scam
A local guide is NOT needed for this waterfall.
Some scammers in the parking lot will try to trick you by saying you need to hire a guide for 125k IDR ($9 USD) per person, to benefit the local community. Just say no thanks, and keep walking.
The waterfall is very easy to reach on a paved path, and it only takes 10 minutes or less. There is no benefit at all in hiring a guide unless you like the feeling of being stalked.
The only other reason to hire a guide would be as a charity to the locals. This is an extremely impoverished area of Bali, hence the guide scam, which is also done at places like Sekumpul Waterfall and Mount Batur.
There’s nothing wrong with charity and giving to people in need, but personally, I’d rather give my money to honest, decent people and not scammers like these guys.
When we were leaving, my friend tipped off some tourists to the fact that a guide isn’t needed. This made the scammers really angry and they started threatening us.
Don’t give these guys money! Yes, they have needs, but they should be earning money the right way, not by duping unknowing tourists.
If you keep walking down the path, the real entrance fee is 20k IDR (~$1.50). Pay this and you’re good.
How To Get To GitGit Waterfall
Gilgit twin waterfall is located in north Bali, near the Singaraja area. It’s a 30-minute drive from Singaraja or 2 hours from Ubud.
The best way to get there is to rent a scooter or hire a private car and driver (both of these can be booked online).
There are lots of misleading pins for this waterfall on Google Maps, but the pin in the map below is accurate for the parking area.
Once you arrive at the parking, cross the street and walk uphill on the sidewalk for about 50 meters. You’ll see a sign for GitGit waterfall.
The footpath to the waterfall is paved, all downhill, and only takes about 10 minutes.
More GitGit Waterfalls
There are lots of other waterfalls in the same area as GitGit, so it’s possible to knock out a bunch of them in one day.
Check out my Bali waterfalls guide for a complete list of all the best waterfalls in north Bali!
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Their price is 650k Rupiah ($45 USD) for a full day of driving and sightseeing in Bali (up to 10 hours) for 1-5 passengers. That’s the total price for the whole car + driver + petrol! It’s a great deal. They also offer affordable hotel transfers from the airport.
If you’d rather travel by motorbike, they have that too. Their scooter rentals start at 140k Rupiah (~$9) and include a helmet, raincoat, and free delivery in the south Bali area.
We’ve used GetYourGuide for lots of tours and activities around the world, and they’re great! Highly recommended.