The Kanto Lampo Waterfall was created after the Kanto Lampo river region was hit by an avalanche. This waterfall is in the Kelod Kangin hamlet, Beng village in Gianyar, Bali. This may not be one of the best-known waterfalls in Indonesia but is a perfect day trip spot from Ubud. This region is hidden away in Bali’s jungle and the waterfall is 10 meters from the Kanto Lampo spring. The water that now flows over the rocky cliff which was previously used for irrigation of farmlands. The cliff above is an irrigation channel but the water now gushes endlessly over the cliff.
Other than just being a great attraction for tourists from all over the world, the residents here have voiced their concern that the waterfall would disrupt the water flow from the irrigation channel to the paddy fields. However, the local authorities managed to reassure the residents that there was enough water running through the irrigation channel. The Kanto Lampo spring is abundant as it now has a cascading waterfall and provides water for the farming needs. The news of this waterfall on the Kanto Lampo river spread like a wildfire thanks to the social media platforms. The youth from the nearby villages first started posting pictures of the waterfall and that is where it all started. So, we have prepared a descriptive guide on what a trip to the Kanto Lampo waterfall should be like.
About Kanto Lampo Waterfall In Bali
Hidden deep in the jungles of Ubud region, Kanto Lampo Waterfall can be a great sight fir exploration. This scenic, seasonal waterfall with its water cascading down a stepped rick formation is a stunning view to behold.
Located in the village of Gianyar, this waterfall is also very easy to get to. Unlike other waterfalls, you don’t have to go through miles and miles of hiking and trekking. Within 15 minutes, you will reach the spot of the waterfall.The slightly under the radar location of Kanto Lampo adds to its uniqueness. The source of water unlike pther waterfalls im the Bali region is a dam and this waterfall is absolutely new.
But this formation of a new waterfall turned out to be a boon for the local villagers. As many tourists keep coming to visit this waterfall, the income of the villagers increases somewhat. If you are a photography enthusiast, you can climb up the rocks on the top of the waterfall and get some nice,instagram worthy pictures. You can also buy some snacks and drinks from the parking spot to take to the waterfall location and enjoy a little picnic of your own.
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Best Time To Visit Kanto Lampo Waterfall
The Kanto Lampo waterfall is best visited in the dry season between the months of April and September. The water levels remain high in the monsoon season but the higher water levels may make it difficult to reach the waterfall. And for timings it will be wise to go there in daylight hours
Kanto Lampo Waterfall Entry Fee
Being considered a tourist attraction spot, the Kanto Lampo Waterfall is subject to entrance fee.The entrance fee is 10,000 Rupiah (IDR) per person.
Things To Do Around Kanto Lampo Waterfall
The best thing to do once you reach is to head out for Kanto Lampo waterfall tour. You can then soak in the water, explore the terrain around and take photos in this beautiful area. Following is a list of places and things to do near Kanto Lampo waterfall once you have explored the waterfall you can head out for these fun activities nearby.
1. Cooking class at Ketut’s
At just 1.9km away from the waterfall, this cooking class gives you an opportunity to learn original Balinese cooking style with local ingredients and friendly instructors. Chef Ketut is the head instructor who assures that you have a memorable experience here. If you have always been a fan of Indonesian cuisines, then this will give you an edge to win the hearts of your loved ones.
2. Bali Trekking Tour
Take a trekking tour to explore the best of the spirit mountains and the unique cultures in Bali and its traditions. They provide several touring services and are just 2.2 km away from the waterfall. It’s a picturesque place to soak in bliss and capture endless gorgeous memories that you can look back at later on in life.
3. Celebrity Bike Tour
This is about 2.6 km from the waterfall. You can experience the scenic mountains and the traditions and cultures on a cycle as well. There are several bike tours and cooking classes around with some electric bike tours as well. Do take a full day trip to completely enjoy this place and experience all the fun activities. There’s truly no experience like biking in the mountains and we bet you’d love it.
How To Reach Kanto Lampo Waterfall
The Kanto Lampo waterfall in Gianyar is a half an hour drive from Ubud. The cost to visit Kanto Lampo waterfall from Ubud is about 500,000 IDR for a day trip. You can rent a scooter or bike and ride yourself, this will cost you around 60,000 IDR.
The waterfall from Kuta or Seminyak is about an hour long drive, taxis are available as well but will cost you a bit more. It is only recommended to hire a cab if you are visiting for a full day. Because the area around the waterfall is activity rich. We will cover that too. A local taxi shall cost you around 600,000 (IDR) for a day, the price might be a bit lower an that depends on how well you negotiate.
Once you have parked, the waterfall is an easy route, follow the stairs and in about 5 to 10 minutes you will face a change in the path, as the trails to the Banyumala twin waterfall and Sekumpul are tough ones.
When you have reached the waterfall the best idea is to immediately leave your belongings on the nearby rocks and get into the water because the best views of the Kanto Lampo waterfall can be seen from the water itself.
Tips For Visiting Kanto Lampo Waterfall
- Carry a Swimsuit: The best views of the waterfall are seen only when you get in the river, so make sure you wear a swimsuit, this will double up as a good photo opportunity on the beautiful rocks at the base of the waterfall.
- Be careful: Be conscious of the grip you attain on the climb as most of the path is quite slippery. Getting injured on such a wonderful trip would certainly be a great disappointment.
- Shoes: It is advisable to wear shoes as there are sharp rocks in some parts of the path to the waterfall.
- Tipping: The locals here are very helpful, and will readily give you a hand in taking photographs or in helping you climb. As a common courtesy you can give them a tip for their help.
- Maps: Maps are required because this isn’t one of the most famous waterfalls around. So, not all taxi drivers will be knowing the route here. The location to type in Google maps is “Waterfall Kanto Lampo TRUE”. It is safer to carry a map if you don’t get cellular signal over there.
Kanto Lampo Waterfall has so much to offer. You can spend a nice day there and indulge in the top activities nearby. This off the radar location, can be worth exploring if you are someone who enjoys to go the off beaten path. So, make sure you include this in your itinerary during your next Bali trip with TravelTriangle for an magical holiday experience.
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