Leke Leke Waterfall is a great adventure for anyone looking to do a day trip away from the bustling city and to explore some of Bali’s most beautiful landscapes.
Leke Leke Bali is one of my favorite waterfalls on the island and I highly recommend adding it to your list of must-see Bali waterfalls.
I have put together this ultimate guide including how to get there, how much it costs, the best time to visit, and what to expect when you arrive.
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WHERE IS LEKE LEKE WATERFALL BALI?
Leke Leke Waterfall is located in Tabanan Regency, North Bali.
It’s approximately a 1.5-hour drive north of Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta.
HOW TO GET TO LEKE LEKE WATERFALL
The best way to get to here is by car or scooter.
You can rent a scooter online in advance and the drive takes around 1.5 hours from the main tourist areas of Canggu, Seminyak, and Kuta.
If you are staying in Ubud and plan on visiting these falls from here, the drive is a little shorter and takes only 1-hour.
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ARRIVING AT LEKE LEKE
The entrance to the falls is very easy to see from the main road and there is a small Bali hut style roof with a sign reading ‘Leke Leke’.
Follow the steps down to the ticket office and the entrance fee is 30,000 IDR per person. This small fee helps them to maintain the trail and bamboo bridges.
A small restaurant resides at the entrance where you can purchase water or snacks before you make the trek down to the falls. This is also a great spot to chill before and after the adventure with amazing views of the jungle below.
The trail down to the waterfall is well maintained with steps cut into the land and cleared paths. There are also bamboo bridge structures over the river crossings which make for great photo opportunities.
It’s an easy to moderate hike to reach the falls which takes approximately 15 minutes. As you can see in the photos, the plant life along the trail is amazing!
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The dirt trail to the falls
Bamboo bridge crossing
Arriving at the falls
WHAT TO EXPECT
When you reach the end of the trail, you’ll be greeted with the incredible sight of Leke Leke Waterfall.
My first impression of the falls is how it looks like a flow of white satin threaded with silver as it surges down a crack in the rock face and into a natural pool below.
It’s also possible to explore behind the falls and this is where you will find a naturally carved out cave.
The best lighting to take photos of the falls is between 12 pm and 1 pm. I preferred shooting from a higher angle as opposed to going down to the base of the falls. You can utilize the boulders in the rock pool as a great vantage point.
I recommend spending between 1 to 2 hours here to really enjoy it and soak in the tranquil serenity that surrounds these falls.
Exploring the falls
LEKE LEKE SWING
As you make your way back to the entry point, there is a rope chair swing that the landowners have installed between two huge palm trees.
I personally didn’t have a turn on the swing but I did see some other travelers swinging out, high above the jungle canopy and it looked like a lot of fun.
The going price to use the swing is 250,000 IDR.
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Tranquil scenes at Leke Leke
OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST
The northern region of Bali is an adventurers wonderland that has so much to offer! Be sure to read my other blog posts to discover more popular locations in the region.
Click on the links below to see other related posts:
- Handara Gates
- Sekumpul Waterfall
- Nungnung Waterfall
- Jatiluwih Rice Terraces – UNESCO Site
- Aling Aling Waterfall
- Wanagiri Hidden Hills Viewpoint
- Banyuwana Amertha Waterfall
Wanagiri Hidden Hill
WHERE TO STAY IN BEDUGUL
Bedugul is the closest town to these spectacular falls and there are dozens of accommodation options to choose from so I have narrowed it down to a few of the best places to stay in Bedugul to suit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Saranam Resort & Spa Bedugul
Saranam Resort is the best 5-star accommodation in Bedugul. Featuring a swimming pool, fitness center, spa and restaurant, beautiful gardens, and free wifi. The rooms are modern and spacious with air conditioning, flat-screen tv, a private bathroom, and mountain views. A continental breakfast or English breakfast is included.
Mid Range: Handara Golf & Resort
Handara Golf & Resort is more than just a golf course. The entrance to this accommodation is the most Instagrammed location in Bali. This 3-star resort is set in the beautiful mountains of Bedugul featuring a Japanese restaurant and bar, tennis court, and spa. It’s also very close to waterfalls and temples. The rooms are large with a seating area, minibar, free wifi, flat-screen tv, and lake views. Perfect place to stay for families, friends, and couples.
Budget: Pondok Nyoman
Pondok Nyoman is the best budget accommodation in Bedugul for solo travelers or couples on a budget. Featuring a shared lounge, rice terrace views, a swimming pool, a restaurant, and free wifi. They have double rooms available with a spacious living and a private bathroom. Breakfast is included for all guests.
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