Leke Leke Waterfall is one of the most picturesque waterfalls in central Bali. Surrounded by lush, tropical rainforest, Leke Leke Falls is one of our favourite destinations on the Island of Gods and a beautiful spot to photograph.
If you’re planning on visiting some waterfalls in Bali during your trip, Leke Leke Falls should be on your list. We’ve put together this helpful guide with everything you need to know before you visit, like how much it costs and how to get there.
Best time to visit Leke Leke Waterfall
When it comes to most heavily trafficked tourist destinations in Bali, the earlier in the day you go the better. Come mid-morning, the tour groups start and your secluded, hidden waterfall turns into an amusement park.
We visited Leke Leke Waterfall at around 8:30am and had it to ourselves for up to an hour before the next couple arrived.
How to get to Leke Leke Waterfall Bali
Leke Leke Waterfall is about an hour’s drive north of Ubud, and 1.5 hours from Canggu. Our favourite way to explore is to rent a scooter and drive to destinations at our own pace. This is also the cheapest way, as scooter rentals in Bali can usually be bartered down to around 60,000 IDR per day.
If you’d rather have everything taken care of for you, you can book a Leke-Leke Waterfall, Monkey Forest and Jungle Swing Day Trip on GetYourGuide.
Your dedicated guide will pick you up from your accommodation bright and early and show you all the highlights around Ubud and central Bali.
What to bring to Leke Leke Waterfall
Leke Leke waterfall is a dream for photographers. If you’re interested in photography and/or videography this is the gear we can’t live without: (Click for prices)
The entrance fee to Leke Leke Waterfall is 50,000 IDR per person. There was no one in the ticket booth when we arrived, however, a local saw our bike and followed us to where we parked to collect the fee off us.
You’ll probably be asked if you’d like to buy a fresh coconut to drink before or after your hike, so bring some spare cash if you want. We won’t pay more than 20,000 IDR for a coconut, so make sure you don’t get swindled.
Book a Northern Bali tour
If you’re interested in having your Northern Bali tour all planned out for you without any inconvenience or hassle, then the best thing you can do is book online with GetYourGuide. There are a bunch of different tours to choose from, but here are some of the top-rated:
- Private Hiking Tour to Sekumpul Waterfall
- Guided 4×4, Cycling & Hot Spring Day Trip
- Northern Charm: Lake Bratan, Handara Gate, Waterfall & Swing
- Bali Canyoning Adventure at Gitgit Canyon
- Sekumpul Waterfall & Ulun Danu Temple Tour
- Sambangan Waterfalls Trekking, Sliding, & Jumping Trip
- Ubud Private Evening Tour w/ Legong Dance Performance
What to expect at Leke Leke Waterfall
We made our journey to Leke Leke Waterfall early in the morning to avoid the crowds. As we neared the falls there were plenty of signs directing us to the parking area at the top of the trail.
As we mentioned earlier, a local guy showed us where to park and collected an entrance fee off of us before pointing us in the direction of the trail. It’s a straightforward hike on a well-trodden path, winding through dense rainforest and tropical trees.
We crossed the river on a rickety, bamboo bridge that had definitely seen better day. Along the hike you’ll pass an older man selling cold drinks and coconuts if you need to freshen up either on your way down or back up.
Leke Leke Waterfall itself sits tucked away in the corner of the canyon, with walls of vibrant ferns on either side. If there’s been enough rain, this single stream waterfall is a powerful torrent of water plummeting into the basin below.
It’s not the best waterfall to swim at, as the pool is fairly small, but the stacked rocks at the base of the falls make for the perfect platform to pose for an epic photo opp.
Leke Leke Waterfall is completely natural and untouched by man, so any photo here is sure to be a banger. After shooting for close to an hour, another couple finally appeared. We headed back up the ridge so they could enjoy the beauty of Leke Leke to themselves.
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