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January 22, 2020
The very first thing we did when we got to Bali was head to Kanto Lampo Waterfall. We knew we wanted to go to a waterfall, so it was at the top of our list for day 1. Ryan’s sister sent us an awesome itinerary from her friend and there were about 10 waterfalls on the list. Since we were so limited on time, we chose the closest one: Kanto Lampo.
Just 25 minutes from Ubud city, Kanto Lampo Waterfall is a great choice to visit if you’re staying in Bali’s most popular tourist city. It’s an easy walk from the parking lot and there’s plenty of room to swim around and admire the beauty. One thing I will say is that there are a ton of people trying to get the perfect Instagram shot. It’s almost impossible to get a photo without someone in the background. Luckily, we had the help of Blue, one of the employees watching out for everyone’s safety, who also doubles as the most amazing photo shoot director I’ve ever met. Seriously, he knows what he’s doing. Just check out this photo he took of us!
There are a few things I would suggest bringing with you. Number one is water shoes. There are rocks everywhere and I hurt my toes (and pedicure!) quite a few times trying to navigate these waters. Water shoes really would have come in handy in El Nido as well! Another great thing to bring is a waterproof bag. We left our stuff up on the rocks and it still got really wet. Plus, I was super paranoid and nervous about leaving it unattended. Luckily Blue had our backs and watched our stuff for us!
Finally, if you’re going to a waterfall in Bali, grab an extra swimsuit or take an old one you don’t mind getting dirty. I wore a white one because I wanted it for photos, but I feel like it’s not as white anymore.
It was the perfect first visit in Bali. Our next stop was to the elephant cave temple. More on that later!
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Have you ever been to a waterfall in Bali?
Photos by Ryan Carpenter…and Blue!