This waterfall is located in the Gamaran Forest, Jorong Gamaran, Korong Salibutan, Lubuk Alung District, Padang Pariaman Regency, West Sumatra. To reach the location, it takes 2 to 3 hours to visit the waterfall. And that’s when the journey starts from the mouth of the forest. To visit the area, one must pass through the rice fields owned by residents. Beautiful views of the bottom will accompany the trip.

Directions to Nyarai Waterfall (

During the trip we will pass some beautiful lubuak, there is Lubuak Lalang, there is Lubuak Ngugun, a naturally formed rock pool, then Lubuak Batu Tuduang, in this lubuak there is a lot of potential for fish, and Sikayan tabiang.

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The route traversed is not dangerous, if it is not rained the road that is passed is very exciting. It takes 2 to 3 breaks, the first rest in the forest, the second rest in the wilderness.

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Nyarai Waterfall, with a height of this waterfall is approximately 7-8 meters, in summer the water splash is not too heavy. The interesting thing about this waterfall is a large pool, with greenish water, this pool is right in front of the waterfall there are fish.

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The flow of water from the waterfall to the pond, is dammed by two stones like a door, like a dam that regulates the flow of water that enters the pond. So here we can swim to our heart’s content, catch fish and play swings from tree roots. Time will not be felt while at the waterfall, what is felt is a sense of pleasure and gratitude to the Almighty for His creation.

Reach Location

It’s not too difficult to find the post of this tourist attraction. If we are from Padang, please stop after the Lubuk Alung (Tax) market, before arriving at the mosque there is an intersection 3 and turn right. The distance from the intersection to the post is approximately 4-5 kilo meters with a travel time of 15-20 minutes by motorbike.

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On the way later we will find a dam, after the dam turn right and continue to follow the existing road until you enter the Salibutan tunnel. The road conditions are not very good and up and down will not be an obstacle, stay careful yes.

Ticket price

Entering the post, we will be directed to the registration desk where we have to pay an entrance fee, park the vehicle along with a guide fee of IDR 20,000

per person, quite cheap.


The journey from the post (registration) to the waterfall takes approximately 2 – 3 hours, round trip approximately 5 – 6 hours. It’s better before you start tracking, you have exercised or warmed up a little and predict the weather and prepare supplies for lunch.

If it starts to drizzle and the water starts to turn cloudy, they are advised to get out of the water, for fear of big water coming from above.

*) The price could changes every time.

Nyarai Lubuk Alung Waterfall, Padang Pariaman, West Sumatra