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Kanto Lampo Waterfall: Hidden gem in Bali

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Kanto Lampo waterfall may not be one of the best-known waterfalls in Bali, but it’s still a perfect stop to include on a day trip from Ubud. Hidden away in Bali’s jungle, this beautiful waterfall is a peaceful escape. An ideal day trip itinerary from Ubud would combine a visit to Kanto Lampo with the famous Tegalalang rice terraces and Tukad Cepung cave waterfall. Find out everything you need to know before visiting Kanto Lampo waterfall with this guide.

General info about Kanto Lampo waterfall, Bali

Kanto Lampo waterfall entrance fee – 10,000 Rupiah (IDR) per person.

Kanto Lampo waterfall height – 15 metres.

Kanto Lampo waterfall location – Beng Village, District of Gianyar, Bali.

How to get to Kanto Lampo waterfall

Found in the province of Gianyar, Kanto Lampo waterfall is around a half hour drive from Ubud, just a short distance from Tibumana waterfall. A taxi from Ubud should cost around 200,000 IDR return, or 500,000 IDR for a day trip to visit the other places of interest in the area. Alternatively, you can rent a scooter/bike for around 60,000 IDR and drive yourself.

To get to Kanto Lampo waterfall from Kuta or Seminyak, expect the drive to take at least an hour. Taxis from Kuta or Seminyak are likely to cost more, and as it’s further away we’d only recommend visiting if you plan to hire a car for a full day and visit other spots too. You should be able to find a taxi for around 600,000 IDR, but if you negotiate well you may get a better price. Renting a scooter/bike should cost around 60,000 IDR for a day.

For those of you that choose to rent a scooter/bike, make sure you are aware of the risks. If you don’t have a valid license and get into an accident, your travel insurance will be invalidated. Although taxis cost more, it’s worth spending the extra money if you don’t feel confident on a bike/scooter.

The walk to Kanto Lampo waterfall

Once you park, it’s an easy route to the waterfall. Just follow the stairs all the way down which takes about 5-10 minutes. The short walk down is a welcome change from the tougher trails to Banyumala twin waterfall and Sekumpul waterfall.

When you reach the waterfall, you need to get into the water to get the best view. You can leave your belongings on the rocks beside the waterfall to keep them dry.

Kanto Lampo waterfall Bali side view


Best time to visit Kanto Lampo waterfall

The best time to visit Kanto Lampo waterfall is during the dry season between April and September. Water levels in the river may get higher during the monsoon season, and the waterfall may not be as accessible, which is why we recommend visiting in the dry season.

Although Kanto Lampo isn’t as well known as spots like Tegenungan waterfall, it’s still best to arrive early in the day to avoid any other tourists. If you can’t arrive early, it’s still a lovely spot to visit and it’s unlikely that too many other tourists will be there at one time.

Tips for visiting Kanto Lampo waterfall

Bring a swimsuit – For the best view of Kanto Lampo you’ll need to get into the river, so make sure to wear a swimsuit! Although there’s not much space to swim, there are some rocks at the base of the falls which provide a good photo opportunity.

Be careful – Make sure to be careful and take your time if you climb onto the rocks, as they can be quite slippery. It’s a nice spot for a photo but it’s not worth getting injured for!

Shoes – Any shoes are good to wear for getting to the waterfall itself. It’s easier to climb onto the rocks if you go barefoot or bring water shoes – one of our recommendations of what to pack for Bali!

To get on the rocks either bring water shoes or go barefoot, as this makes the climbing easier.

Tipping – There are locals in the area on hand to help with anything you need – whether it’s getting down to the falls or taking photographs. Tips aren’t mandatory but if a local does help you out by taking photos then it’s common courtesy to give a small amount of money in return. A fair price to pay is around 20,000 Rupiah.

Maps – As this isn’t one of the more famous waterfalls in the area, not all drivers know the location. The location on google maps is listed as ‘Wisata Air Terjun Kanto Lampo’, so use this for directions to Kanto Lampo waterfall. If you don’t have mobile data to use google maps, then we recommend using maps.me – an offline map for your phone which has the correct location of the falls.

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A hidden gem in Ubud lies the Kanto Lampo waterfall. Whether you’re travelling, honeymoon or on a holiday, don’t miss out this waterfall! Everything you need to know from how to get there to the best time of year to visit is all in this guide! #bali #waterfall #indonesia #thingstodoinbali

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