Hiyaliyo Da’a Waterfall in North Gorontalo Regency, Gorontalo Province

One of the best tourist allures in Gorontalo Province is indeed related to nature. That means almost all tourists want to explore natural attractions and visit astonishing waterfalls like Hiyaliyo Da’a. What makes the waterfall special, though? According to the locals, it is considered the most majestic and beautiful one. The location is in North Gorontalo Province and tourists must conduct trekking in order to reach the site. Another fact is that visitors need to pay an entrance fee in order to explore the entire site. Despite the expense, exploring the waterfall is indeed quite worthy! Here is further discussion about it.

The Nuance
Being one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Gorontalo Province, Hiyaliyo Da’a indeed never fails to amuse visitors. The first thing to notice is related to the nuance, which feels so peaceful due to seclusion. Next, the waterfall is surrounded by tall trees, so it feels so cold and shady there. Even a simple ticket booth operates daily there. Have no worries. The price varies depending on when tourists visit the site. What about the appearance? The height is about 30 meters and it falls directly to a river. As for the water discharge, it is considered small. The water flows beautifully on the cliff, as well, creating a soothing panorama!

Exploring Hiyaliyo Da’a Waterfall
Due to the seclusion, tourists would take some time in order to reach the waterfall. Well, in order to get there fast, they even need the help of a local guide! First, tourists must approach a local village for preparation. Actually, they can find the local guide service in that village too. Next, they can start walking and conduct trekking. The purpose is indeed to reach the waterfall efficiently. One thing, everyone needs to pass through the slippery landscape and rocky surfaces later. The good thing is the tall trees provide shadiness along the way to the site.

Once approaching the waterfall, tourists would hear the sound of splashing water directly. They would be astonished by the size of the waterfall too! As mentioned earlier, the height is about 30 meters. The only disappointment is that tourists are not able to climb it. Instead, they should take photos and enjoy photography under it! For the information, a serene river also resides near to the waterfall. The river has refreshing water, so tourists can enjoy bathing in it.

After spending some time at Hiyaliyo Da’a Waterfall, tourists must drop by at nearby protected forests! However, the must not come alone. The size of the forest is quite vast, after all. That means everyone needs to explore it with a guide or experienced villagers. Somehow, it is also important to pay attention to the stamina. Make sure to come only in good condition!

Nearby Attractions

  • Diyonumo Island
  • Zuriati Waterfall

How to Get There
The waterfall is located in a secluded location, so tourists may spend some time to get there. First, they must reach Gorontalo Province by the best transportation service. For outsiders, especially, an airplane is the best choice. For instance, a flight from Soekarno – Hatta International Airport (Jakarta City) to Jalaluddin Airport may take around 3 hours.

Next, from the airport, tourists can simply take a land transportation service and head to the waterfall directly. At least, this trip may take about 2 hours. From Gorontalo City, though, the trip would take longer, which is around 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Where to Stay

  • Fitria Homestay

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