Visiting Leke Leke Waterfall in Bali
Leke Leke Waterfall is one of the lesser known waterfalls in central Bali. It’s been getting more and more popular over the past year - is it still worth visiting in 2019?
It’s a tall, skinny, and picturesque waterfall with a small pool at the bottom. It’s possible to swim, although the water is freezing cold.
How to get to Leke Leke Waterfall
Leke Leke Waterfall is about an hour northwest of Ubud. The easiest way to get there is via scooter. You’ll drive through some smaller towns on the way there. The roads are decent but can get crowded with buses and vans, so drive carefully!
Once you arrive, the trek to the waterfall is 15-20 minutes. It’s mostly downhill on the way there and up some stairs on the way back but not too strenuous. The trail does get quite muddy so wear flip flops or shoes you’re comfortable getting dirty!
Cost of Leke Leke Waterfall
The cost of entry to Leke Leke Waterfall has recently been raised to 50,000 IDR per person. This includes a “selfie ticket” which allows you to take photos at the nests or swing on the way down. There’s unfortunately no way to waive the selfie ticket.
When to visit Leke Leke Waterfall
We read online that the best time to visit Leke Leke is around noon, so we left Ubud around 10:30 aiming to arrive at the waterfall around noon. Unfortunately, the secret about this waterfall is out so there were already a dozen or so other people there! We ended up having to wait a long time before the crowds cleared out. We’d recommend visiting earlier in the morning (usually before 9am is good) to avoid this issue.
Have you visited Leke Leke Waterfall? What was your experience like? Let us know in the comments!