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.
Best tours in Ubud
If you want to explore the best of Ubud including it’s amazing waterfalls, then it is highly recommended to book a tour. During most of these tours you will combine a few locations on one day so you can see the diversity that Bali has to offer. Because of Bali’s popularity it is highly recommended to book your tours in advance as it is likely that tours sell out. So don’t wait with booking until you get to Bali. Choose your favorite tours here and secure your booking! All of these tours include air conditioned transport with hotel pick up and drop off, certified guides and sometimes also lunch and the entrance fees. You can reserve now and pay later, with cancellation up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
- Kanto Lampo waterfall including Monkey forest Ubud, Tanah Lot and more
- Customized Bali tour. Create your own Bali itinerary and have your private driver for 10-11 hours. Enjoy unlimited mileage and go to all the best waterfalls of Bali you wish to visit.
- Ubud waterfalls tour. Visit some of the best waterfalls in and around Ubud including Tukad Cepung, Tegenungan and Tibumana waterfall.
- Ubud rice terraces, temples and Kintamani volcano tour
- Ubud and Canggu tour; visit Tegenungan waterfall, Tegallalang rice fields and watch sunset at Canggu beach
General travel must haves for Bali
Before we dive into the things you have to know about Tegenungan waterfall, let’s check a few things to make your travels in Bali easy and safe.
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How to get to Kanto Lampo waterfall
Waterfall Kanto Lampo is located in Gianyar on a 20 minutes drive from Ubud centre. The best way to explore Bali is to rent your own scooter so you have the freedom to go and spot wherever you want. The road to 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.
Read in our complete guide 10 tips to improve waterfall photography
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 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 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.
Best places to stay in Ubud
If you plan on staying in Ubud then there are plenty of jungle resorts and private villa’s to choose from. We have stayed at some amazing hotels, villa’s and resorts in Ubud, so hereby our recommendations.
Super Luxury hotels in Ubud
Located in the lush valley of Sayan with views on the Ayung river, Four Seasons Ubud offers her guests an extraordinary experience with top class service. The private villas with pool are very spacious, luxury and besides that the resort offers an outdoor pool, four dining options and a gym.
COMO Shambala is a true wellness sanctuary in the jungle of Ubud. The holistic, Asian-inspired body treatments which can include your stay at COMO Shambala are specifically designed to rejuvenate and restore the body. The private villa’s at COMO Shambala are incredibly big with each their own private pool and butler.
If you love being close to nature with all luxury comforts, then glamping at Capella Ubud is the experience for you. The tented accommodation with salt water pools amidst Ubud’s lush greenery is some of the most unique experiences in Ubud.
Mid Luxury hotels in Ubud
Kamandalu shows the essence of a real-life Balinese village. The authentic villa’s and style of the 5 star resort really gives you the feeling that you’re in Bali. With many awesome experiences inside the resort such as the jungle swing, boat lunch and romantic dinner, you almost don’t have to leave the resort.
Alila Ubud is a fantastic getaway for the whole family with an incredible infinity pool overlooking the lush valley. The hotel offers rooms and private villa’s, with and without pool. All rooms have views on the green surroundings. With a Spa, great restaurant and plenty of activities, you can enjoy your time at Alila Ubud all day long!
COMO Uma Ubud is a bit more affordable than COMO Shambala but still offers the hospitality and quality of the COMO brand. With beautiful villa’s with views on the jungle but still close to the centre in Ubud you can have best of both worlds at COMO Uma Ubud.
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