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Venture Through the Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon in Bali

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Sports Editor
Updated: 6 September 2017
The deep ravine of Beji Guwang, with its wonderfully sponge-like walls, offers one of those getaway adventures and secret sanctuaries that Bali specializes in.

Tucked away in Sukawati, approximately 15-20 minutes east of Denpasar, the Beji Guwang Hidden Canyon gives visitors a fun and challenging excursion involving rock climbing, hiking and wading through water, so be sure to dress appropriately, and prepare to get wet. While some venture out at their own risk, a local guide is advised (for a nominal fee) to navigate through the steep, slippery rocks and varying water levels.

The stone walls surrounding the river were formed by thousands and thousands of years of water erosion, leaving a variety of shapes and surfaces to be carefully navigated as you trek down the river and through the three canyons that comprise the area. The water levels fluctuate as you progress (and can change based on the weather), but be sure to stop and jump off the rocks in the deeper sections.

© Michael LoRé/Culture Trip
© Michael LoRé/Culture Trip

Journey down the river for as long as you can (sunlight permitting) and don’t worry because there are multiple points of egress if you’ve had your fill or need to get back to town.

If romping around isn’t your speed and you’re looking for a peaceful escape while in the canyon, there are plenty of serene spots that are perfect for meditation or yoga.

Jalan Sahadewa, Banjar Wangbung, Guwang, Sukawati, Guwang, Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia