Tukad Cepung waterfall and its cave are one those ‘never to forget magical spots’. In the morning between 9 – 11 AM, depending on the season and position of the sun, the sun rays peek through the falls resulting in beautiful light rays. But that’s not all.. Because when you turn around you will see other magical light rays shining through the trees on the rocks. This gives a perfect podium to take your most magical picture of your time in Bali! But you have to go on a clear day with sunshine, otherwise it is hard to have those magical light rays. In this blog post you will read everything about Tukad Cepung waterfall, how to travel to this spot, what to expect and some photography tips to take your best shots! If you want to combine Tukad Cepung waterfall with other waterfalls around Ubud, read this blog post for the best Bali waterfalls

How to get to Tukad Cepung waterfall Bali

Located close to Ubud this waterfall is easy to combine with the other Bali waterfalls nearby Ubud like Tibumana waterfall, Tegenungan and Sumanpan waterfall. In this way, you can create your own waterfall day tour from Ubud. You won’t need a guide to visit these places as it is really easy to get there yourself with a motorbike.

Once you arrive at the car park and paid the entrance fee at the waterfall entrance it is only a 15 minute walk down to the cave where the waterfall is hidden. But be aware that you have to wade through a river. So better take your water shoes with you, as it might get slippery and awkward to walk here with flip flops.

The best way to get around in Bali is to rent a motorbike. Be aware that you need an international license to hire a motorbike! For around 50. 000 IDR you can rent a motorbike with helmet in Bali.

Another option is to hire a private driver who will drive you around the whole day for around 500.000 IDR, depending on the places you want to see and the number of people sharing the car.


Tukad Cepung waterfall entrance fee

10.000 IDR per person and the parking is free.

Best time to go to Tukad Cepung waterfall

What makes this waterfall so special are the light beams which will appear only on a clear sunny day around 10 AM. It depends on the position of the sun at what time the sun rays exactly peak through the cave. This is THE best moment to take your shots at Tukad Cepung waterfall and on the rock. There are two important photo spots at this waterfall. One is in the cave where the waterfall is. There you will have the amazing light rays shining through the roof. Creating magical light rays next to the curtain of water.
The second best photo spot is on top of the rocks where there is a stair mounted. When sunlight is shining through the leaves, it will create the MOST AMAZING and MAGICAL light rays you might have ever seen!!


Photo tip

Use a wide lens as you want to have the whole waterfall in your frame. In the waterfall cave you might need to use a bit higher ISO as you need more light coming into your lens. But don’t make your RAW picture too bright! Because otherwise you will never see the contrast of the light rays. You can better take your picture too dark and edit it in Lightroom to make the light rays pop out.


More Bali travel inspiration

We hope you enjoyed reading our blog post about Tukad Cepung waterfall Bali. If you have questions please let us know in the comments!

For more Bali inspiration, head over to these guides:

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Nungnung waterfall

Tibumana waterfall

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