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The Kanto Lampo Waterfall of Bali, Indonesia

The Kanto Lampo Waterfall of Bali, Indonesia

Just outside of the city of Ubud you will find one of the most unique waterfalls of Bali. The Kanto Lanto Waterfall flows off of multiple rock levels down into the river below, giving visitors a one of kind experience to take part of.

You can enjoy your time here by swimming in the river and climbing up the rock face as you take in the lush greenery and natural beauty of the area.

This overview will go over what to expect at Kanto Lampo and how to go about your day there.

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1) Waterfall Map & Location

The Kanto Lampo waterfall is located in the Gianyar region, which is a 20 minute drive east from the city of Ubud. Below is a Google Maps view of the route that you can take from Ubud to Kanto Lampo.

When searching in Google Maps, the name of the waterfall will be marked as “Wisata Air Terjun Kanto Lampo”.

2) How to Get to Kanto Lampo

There are a few main ways to go about your time to Kanto Lampo – full day driver, taxi, tour, or scooter. Below I will touch on each option in a bit more detail.

Full Day Driver

If you are looking to enjoy Kanto Lampo as part of a full day tour around the Ubud area, then hiring a driver for the day is a great option. For around $50 USD, you can head to the waterfall and many other attractions near Ubud.

You can take a look at day 1 of this Ubud Itinerary I put together to learn a bit more about the other attractions nearby.


If you are just looking to head to Kanto Lampo and not any other places, you can easily get a taxi from Ubud to take you to Kanto Lampo, wait for you, and then bring you back to Ubud. Expect the cost to be around $15 USD round trip.

Guided Tour

Another option is to take a group tour to Kanto Lampo and other nearby attractions. This could be a great idea if you are a solo traveler and want to meet some other like minded travelers. I would recommend the tour listed below that visits some of the top waterfalls in Bali:

Bali Waterfalls in One Day: Tukad Cepung, 2 Hidden Waterfall, Kanto Lampo


The last option here is to hire your own scooter for your time in Ubud. While the cost to rent a scooter is pretty cheap (around $5 – $10 a day + gas), I would only recommend you doing so if you are confident driving the roads on your own.

Accidents happen frequently among those inexperienced drivers so don’t rent a scooter if you haven’t done so before.

Kanto Lampo Waterfall Bali

3) Where to Stay in Ubud

As Ubud is one of the more popular destinations to visit on Bali, there are a ton of different options to choose from.

You can decide to stay within the city center itself and be in close proximity to all the restaurants and shops or you can decide to stay a bit further out of town in the serenity of the rice fields and surrounding nature.

By doing so you may not be within walking distance to the center but you will have quite a relaxing experience. Below are some highly rated recommendations by price point for both options:

4) Entrance Fee & Opening Hours

Before heading out to the waterfall, here are some helpful things to know that can better prepare you for a visit:

Entrance Fee: The waterfall costs 20.000 IDR ($1.50 USD) per person, which includes the cost of parking. This can be paid in cash at the entrance booth.

Lockers: There are also lockers available onsite to put your belongings in prior to going down to the waterfall. These cost 5,000 IDR to use during a visit. You can utilize their changing rooms if need be too.

Opening Hours: The entrance is open from 7:00AM – 5:00PM however, I have seen differing hours for the waterfall. When you arrive in Bali I would recommend you double check with your hotel or tour operators for the latest hours.

5) When to Visit

There are two main considerations at play when it comes to the best time to visit Kanto Lampo – time of year and time of day.

Time of Year

In general there are two main seasons in Bali. The rainy / wet season runs from November to March, while the dry season is between April and October.

When planning a trip to Indonesia (and Bali in particular), it is best to stick with a visit during the dry season. This way you can have a better overall chance for clear weather to fully enjoy all the activities you have planned.

For the Kanto Lampo waterfall in particular, there can be unsafe water levels during the wet season. This can result in the waterfall being closed down or just partially open.

Time of Day

Without a doubt, Kanto Lampo is one of the best known waterfalls in the Ubud area. Due to this, it can get very crowded during peak times of day.

Instead of arriving at a nice & peaceful waterfall, you may have a whole different type of experience if there are hundreds of people around. If you ask someone who visited without the crowds, they may give you a different point of view compared to someone who visited with the crowds.

Due to this, I would highly advise an early morning visit soon after opening hours. This will give you the best overall chance to have that relaxing experience, as you get to enjoy one of the top highlights in Bali.

Another option is to head on over later in the afternoon, near the closing time. This can give you a better chance to avoid those crowds as well.

KantoLampo Waterfall Entrance

6) What to Bring

This is one waterfall where you will want to come prepared. To truly enjoy the waterfall, you will get wet, so packing accordingly will be important. Here is a short packing list for Kanto Lampo:

Bathing Suit: be sure to bring a bathing suit along. You can either arrive in one or use the changing room to quickly change into your swimwear.

Water-shoes / Sandals: the steps to get down to Kanto Lampo can get slippery, so having a solid pair of water shoes or closed toe sandals can be helpful. In addition, the water area can be rocky. So, by having protection on your feet, you will find it to be much more comfortable.

Quick Dry Towel: after enjoying some time in the water, you will want to dry off. I always like bringing along a quick dry towel that folds up small, keeps me dry, and can dry off quickly.

Dry Bag: if you want to bring your phone, camera, or other belongings down to the waterfall, it is safest to have a dry bag to keep them protected.

Small Change: bring some small change to pay for the waterfall entrance fee. This can also be used to pay locals to take photos of you on the rocks.

7) Kanto Lampo Waterfall Experience

After arriving at the parking area, just follow the signs to the entrance point where you will come across the booth to pay the entrance fee. You will also find the nearby bathrooms and changing rooms right across the way.

Once you are all set, continue the 5 minute walk down the stairs towards the waterfall area.

As you get closer to the river, you need to be very careful as the stairs can get pretty wet and slippery. You can then exit the stairs into the water and enjoy the waterfall from down below.

Kanto Lanto Ticket Booth
Stairway to Kanto Lampo

Once down there, you will enter the river area and approach the waterfall itself. If you are visiting during dry season, you will find the water levels to be easy enough to walk through.

However, if visiting during monsoon season, there is a chance that it will just be too dangerous to enter the water.

While you can simply enjoy the view from the base of the waterfall, there is also the opportunity to actually climb the rocks of the waterfall.

If you want to get some photos of yourself on the waterfall, just carefully make your way up a couple rock levels. While the rocks are obviously wet, they do have a pretty good grip for you to stand and sit on. But please be very cautious as you do so!

Once all wrapped up with the waterfall, feel free to explore the river area a bit more and take in some new views of Kanto Lampo.

After enough time, exit the water and head back up the stairs to the entrance area, where you can pick up anything you might have left in the lockers.

From there you can either continue back to Ubud or head off to the next destination on your day trip. There are many nearby highlights around Ubud that can be added onto a day. Some recommendations include:

  • Goa Gajah
  • Pura Gunung Kawi
  • Tegalalang Rice Terraces
  • Sacred Monkey Forest
Kanto Lampo Waterfall
Kanto Lampo Waterfall Ubud

8) Explore the Northern Bali Waterfalls

If you enjoy waterfalls and want to explore some more on the island of Bali, I would recommend spending a couple days up north by the Munduk area.

Here you will find plenty of waterfalls to visit. Below are some of the ones I visited along with a guide to walk you through what to expect at each one.

There are also several waterfalls closer to Ubud, if you want to visit some others during a visit. Some of the top ones include:

  • Tegenungan Waterfall
  • Tibumana Waterfall
  • Tukad Cepung Waterfall
  • Layana Waterfall

Check out some of the other top Indonesia waterfalls to add to your trip

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I hope this overview has helped you out a bit more with your trip planning to the Kanto Lampo waterfall of Ubud. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to write them in below.

Also be sure to check out the other Indonesia itineraries and guides up on the site! Have fun out there and safe travels.

Kanto Lampo Waterfall Ubud Bali

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