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TUKAD CEPUNG WATERFALL – The Complete Guide
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 more magical light rays shining through the trees on the rocks. This gives a perfect podium to take your most magical instagram picture 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!
How to get to Tukad Cepung waterfall Bali
Located close to Ubud this waterfall is easy to combine with the other waterfalls nearby Ubud such as 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 60. 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
15.000 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!!
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 Ubud waterfalls to visit close to Tukad Cepung
There are many waterfalls to visit in the close area of Tukad Cepung Waterfall. Ubud area is waterfall heaven and you can easily plan a full day of touring along the different places and waterfalls. In our complete Ubud waterfalls guide you can find the 10 best Ubud waterfalls to visit. Below a short summary of the best waterfalls to visit close to Suwat waterfall.
Taman Sari waterfall & natural pool
Taman Sari waterfall & natural pool is a beautiful spot located close the road and very easy to access. It has a big natural pool which is great for swimming. Because the pool is one level lower as the main waterfall, it is very safe for small kids, a perfect family waterfall. You can also climb to the upper level where the main waterfall is. There is also a small pool to relax in.
Tibumana waterfall is a pretty 5 meters high waterfall that flows in a perfect straight form down in to the natural pool. You can take a dip in the pool or just relax on some of the boulders. There is also a cave behind the waterfall, but due to safety reasons it’s not allowed to go in.
Goa Rang Reng waterfall is located along the river where Kanto Lampo also connects. This waterfall flows gently down the rock wall into the river where you can swim, so if you are with small kids this might be a great spot to safely enjoy the water. You can also explore the sacred cave which is behind the waterfall. But be careful because the rocks can be slippery when making your way up.
Kanto Lampo waterfall
Kanto Lampo is a beautiful, photogenic multi tier waterfall near Ubud. Situated in a canyon, this waterfall seeps down the rocks into a river. It really gives you the feeling that you’re deep in the jungle of Ubud when standing at the bottom of Kanto Lampo waterfall. It’s an easy walk down the stairs and a great place to enjoy the beautiful nature of Bali. However it is not the very best place for swimming, you can still enjoy the beautiful nature and take stunning pictures at Kanto Lampo waterfall!
Suwat waterfall is still a bit of a hidden gem that hasn’t been discovered by the big crowds. It’s a small little canyon where the waterfall can be seen and the natural pool can be enjoyed. There is even a bamboo raft which you can use to float on and take your epic instagrammable pictures!