Leke Leke Waterfall (Air Terjun Leke Leke) is low-key one of my favorite waterfalls on the island and I highly recommend adding it to your list of must-see Bali waterfalls.
Leke Leke Bali is the perfect day trip away from the hustle and bustle of the city, to unwind and explore some of Bali’s most beautiful landscapes in the center of the island.
I have put together this complete guide to visiting these stunning falls including how to get here, how much it costs, what to expect when you arrive, and more!
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WHERE IS LEKE LEKE WATERFALL BALI?
Air Terjun Leke Leke 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 here is by car or by 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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LEKE LEKE WATERFALL TOUR
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ARRIVING AT LEKE LEKE
The jump-off point for the waterfall is very easy to spot from the roadside with a big sign reading ‘Leke Leke.’ Upon arrival, you can safely park your car or scooter in the parking lot next to the ticket office.
The entrance fee is 50,000 IDR per person and this small fee goes towards the staff wages and helping them to maintain the trail down to the falls.
You’ll also find rubbish bins located next to the ticket office, so please don’t litter at this beautiful location and dispose of your trash respectively in the bins provided.
Once you’ve paid the admission fee, continue down the stairs and you’ll come across a small restaurant where you can purchase water or snacks before you make the trek down to the falls.
This is a great spot to chill before and/or after your adventure with amazing views of the jungle below.
Arriving at the jump-off point
Two tickets to paradise
The entrance to Air Terjun Leke Leke
Restaurant with jungle views
THE TRAIL TO THE FALLS
The trail down to the waterfall is well maintained with steps cut into the land and cleared paths. It can be quite steep and slippery in some sections, so it’s best to wear a pair of closed-in shoes with good grip.
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!
There is also a bamboo bridge that stretches over the river crossing which makes for a great place to stop and enjoy the tranquil sounds of the flowing river.
About a third of the way down, chances are you’ll get to meet a friendly local named Nyoman and his jungle-side fruit stall. My friends and I stopped to have a chat and bought a fresh coconut and a handful of passion fruits, because why not!
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The dirt trail to the falls
Be sure to say hello to Nyoman
Bamboo bridge crossing
Arriving at the falls
WHAT TO EXPECT AT LEKE LEKE
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.
If you want to go for a swim at the waterfall, you can get changed into your swimmer in the change rooms provided, and there is even a make-shift bamboo shelf to place your personal items should you need.
Exploring the falls
The make-shift change rooms
The depth of the water is shallow on the edges and about shoulder height the closer you get to the falls which makes it more than suitable for a refreshing plunge.
It’s also possible to explore behind the falls to where you’ll find a naturally carved-out cave.
You could easily spend up 1 – 2 hours here, soaking in the tranquil serenity and fully enjoying the nature that surrounds these falls.
Nature at its best
The best lighting to take photos of the falls is anytime between 9 am and 3 pm. I preferred shooting from a higher angle as opposed to shooting at the base of the falls because the vibrant plants make for a good foreground.
The boulders on the edge of the catch basin are also a great focal point for someone to pose on top of while you stand back and capture the moment.
If you happen to be traveling with a tripod, be sure to use this opportunity to get creative and take some long exposure shots of the waterfall.
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My favorite shot of the falls
LEKE LEKE SWING
As you make your way back to the entrance, 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 above the jungle canopy and I must say, it looked like a lot of fun.
The going price to have a turn on 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
- 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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