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!
Best tours to Tukad Cepung waterfall Bali
If you want to explore some of the best waterfalls in Bali including Tukad Cepung waterfall, then it is highly recommended to book a tour. Because of Bali’s popularity it is highly recommended to book your tours in advance as it is likely that tours sell out. So don’t wait with booking until you get to Bali. Choose your favorite tours here and secure your booking! All of these tours include air conditioned transport with hotel pick up and drop off, certified guides and sometimes also lunch and the entrance fees. You can reserve now and pay later, with cancellation up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
- Customized Bali tour. Create your own Bali itinerary and have your private driver for 10-11 hours. Enjoy unlimited mileage and go to all the best waterfalls of Bali you wish to visit.
- Ubud waterfalls tour. Visit some of the best waterfalls in and around Ubud including Tukad Cepung, Tegenungan and Tibumana waterfall.
- Tukad Cepung waterfall, Tegallalang rice fields and Bali swing tour.
General travel must haves for Bali
Before we dive into the things you have to know about Tukad Cepung waterfall, let’s check a few things to make your travels in Bali easy and safe.
Have you thought about how to get around in Bali? A scooter is the easiest way if you’re comfortable driving one yourself.
- Book your scooter or motorbike here to get around in Bali. This is the most convenient way to arrange your rental motorbike, especially because it gets delivered and picked up for free to your accommodation within Ubud, Canggu, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Denpasar, Seminyak, Uluwatu, Kerobokan, Jimbaran, Sanur. Requirements: 20 years old; international car (B) drivers license for scooters (or moto (A) license for motorcycles); copies of passport and drivers license.
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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 for about 11 hours in total and you can completely customize your own tour!
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
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!
Read in our complete guide everything about Suwat waterfall
Best places to stay in Ubud
If you plan on staying in Ubud then there are plenty of jungle resorts and private villa’s to choose from. We have stayed at some amazing hotels, villa’s and resorts in Ubud, so hereby our recommendations.
Super Luxury hotels in Ubud
Located in the lush valley of Sayan with views on the Ayung river, Four Seasons Ubud offers her guests an extraordinary experience with top class service. The private villas with pool are very spacious, luxury and besides that the resort offers an outdoor pool, four dining options and a gym.
COMO Shambala is a true wellness sanctuary in the jungle of Ubud. The holistic, Asian-inspired body treatments which can include your stay at COMO Shambala are specifically designed to rejuvenate and restore the body. The private villa’s at COMO Shambala are incredibly big with each their own private pool and butler.
If you love being close to nature with all luxury comforts, then glamping at Capella Ubud is the experience for you. The tented accommodation with salt water pools amidst Ubud’s lush greenery is some of the most unique experiences in Ubud.
Mid Luxury hotels in Ubud
Kamandalu shows the essence of a real-life Balinese village. The authentic villa’s and style of the 5 star resort really gives you the feeling that you’re in Bali. With many awesome experiences inside the resort such as the jungle swing, boat lunch and romantic dinner, you almost don’t have to leave the resort.
Alila Ubud is a fantastic getaway for the whole family with an incredible infinity pool overlooking the lush valley. The hotel offers rooms and private villa’s, with and without pool. All rooms have views on the green surroundings. With a Spa, great restaurant and plenty of activities, you can enjoy your time at Alila Ubud all day long!
COMO Uma Ubud is a bit more affordable than COMO Shambala but still offers the hospitality and quality of the COMO brand. With beautiful villa’s with views on the jungle but still close to the centre in Ubud you can have best of both worlds at COMO Uma Ubud.
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