Kanto Lampo is a beautiful, photogenic multi tier waterfall near Ubud. Situated in a canyon, this waterfall seeps down the rocks into a river. It really gives you the feeling that you’re deep in the jungle of Ubud when standing at the bottom of Kanto Lampo waterfall. It’s an easy walk down the stairs and a great place to enjoy the beautiful nature of Bali. However it is not the best place for swimming, you can still enjoy the beautiful nature and take stunning pictures at this Bali waterfall! In this complete guide you’ll find all you need to know about visiting Kanto Lampo Waterfall Bali. 

How to get to Kanto Lampo waterfall

Waterfall Kanto Lampo is located in Gianyar on a 20 minutes drive from Ubud centre. It’s a straightforward road and the location of Kanto Lampo is easy to find on Google Maps. If you’re coming from Canggu or Kuta, it is about an hour drive. You can perfectly combine Kanto Lampo Waterfall in a day trip to visit the other Ubud waterfalls or things to do in Ubud. From the parking it is only about 5 to 10 minutes of walking down well maintained steps to the canyon where Kanto Lampo waterfall is located. 

Kanto Lampo Waterfall entrance fee and opening times 

The entrance fee for Kanto Lampo Waterfall is 20 000 IDR per person in 2022. Opening times are daily from 7 AM until 5.30 PM. 

Best time to go to Kanto Lampo waterfall

As with every waterfall in Bali the rule is, the earlier you go, the more chance you have of enjoying the place for yourself. Especially for photography it is a great idea to arrive around opening time. At Kanto Lampo you also have to keep in mind that the light is starting to peek through the leaves and can possibly blown out the waterfall. However, we experienced around 8 AM that some sunlight can create a beautiful light beam which adds some magic to the photo. 

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What to expect at Kanto Lampo waterfall

After parking your vehicle and paying the entrance fee, it is just a 5 – 10 min walk down well maintained stairs. There’s no way to get lost as there are signs along the path. Once you’re getting closer to the waterfall you will see beautifully carved rocks and eventually the canyon where Kanto Lampo Waterfall is. 

There are some benches to put your stuff before making your way down to the river. Keep in mind that if you want to stand close to the waterfall you are getting wet! Also mind your step because the rocks can be slippery. 

Depending on the season, water levels can vary enormously in the river due to the rain. When we visited Kanto Lampo in January 2022 the river was very high and impossible to cross or you would have to swim. In that case it is not possible to make a photo from right in front of the waterfall, so you are limited to the cement platform on the side. But this doesn’t make the experience less as you can still make beautiful photos!


More waterfalls to visit near Kanto Lampo

There are many waterfalls to visit in the close area of Kanto Lampo Waterfall. Ubud area is waterfall heaven and you can easily plan a full day of touring along the different places and waterfalls.

Taman Sari waterfall & natural pool 

Taman Sari waterfall & natural pool is a beautiful spot located close the road and very easy to access. It has a big natural pool which is great for swimming. Because the pool is one level lower as the main waterfall, it is very safe for small kids, a perfect family waterfall. You can also climb to the upper level where the main waterfall is. There is also a small pool to relax in. 


Goa Rang Reng waterfall 

Goa Rang Reng waterfall is located along the river where Kanto Lampo also connects. This waterfall flows gently down the rock wall into the river where you can swim, so if you are with small kids this might be a great spot to safely enjoy the water. You can also explore the sacred cave which is behind the waterfall. But be careful because the rocks can be slippery when making your way up. 


Suwat waterfall

Suwat waterfall is still a bit of a hidden gem that hasn’t been discovered by the big crowds. It’s a small little canyon where the waterfall plunges into a natural pool which can be enjoyed as well for swimming. There is even a bamboo raft which you can use to float on and take your epic instagrammable pictures!

Read in this complete guide everything about Suwat waterfall


Tibumana waterfall 

Tibumana waterfall is a pretty 5 meters high waterfall that flows in a perfect straight form down in to the natural pool. You can take a dip in the pool or just relax on some of the boulders. There is also a cave behind the waterfall, but due to safety reasons it’s not allowed to go in. 

Read in our complete guide everything about Tibumana waterfall


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