is spectacular waterfall in a quiet and unspoilt forest. You will need to be reasonably fit and active to get there as the trek to the waterfall takes around an hour over ground which slopes quite steeply and can be slippery in wet weather. Nearby, there is Pura Dalem Jagaraga temple – built on the site of a famous battle in 1849 – with carvings made in the early 20th century to reflect the impact of Dutch colonizations.
Just a short drive from Villa Manuk to the East, through the villages of Sawan and Bebetin, is the beautiful Sekumpul Waterfall, which makes a wonderful trek. Take a picnic and eat lunch in the peaceful gorge where the only sounds are birdsong and the splash of the river as it traverses its stony path. In the hills here native hardwoods are interspersed with tall coffee and clove trees, and the fragrant vanilla, used the world over in desserts and cakes, climbs up the trunk of small trees that provide foliage for the cows.