Tukad Cepung Waterfall is definitely one of the most unique spots in Bali. With sun rays that beam through the falls, here’s everything you need to know.
This epic waterfall has an adventurous, jungle like trail leading up to it and is famous for its crazy sun rays that shine through!
Easy to reach and only a 15 minute walk, this waterfall is family friendly and not too strenuous.
We always choose to rent scooters, which start at around 50,000 IDR per day, and explore ourselves. However be sure to read up on our Renting A Scooter In Bali guide beforehand! If you’re looking for somewhere to rent scooters from you can book a trusted scooter rental here.
Another option is to rent a driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Bali, and they start at around 500,000 IDR per day (8 hours). Here’s an easy link to book a private car with a driver for the day.
For those short on time, or that prefer everything to be organised for them, there are some awesome tours on Get Your Guide available to book in advance.
Click HERE for our full Bali Waterfalls Guide – The 8 Best Waterfalls In Bali blog.
Entrance Fee – 10,000 IDR
Parking – FREE
Mie Goreng (vegetable noodles) on the way back up – 25,000 IDR
Book your Tukad Cepung Tour: Ubud: Spectacular Waterfalls Tour
The best time to visit Bali is between April and October, the island’s dry season.
If you’re looking to catch the light rays at Tukad Cepung Waterfall then you should aim to arrive around 10am.
If you want much less of a crowd, or no crowd at all – sunrise would definitely be the best option.
WHAT TO PACK
DSLR Camera: Canon EOS 90D
Tripod: Zomei Z666 Tripod
Day Bag: Manfrotto Manhattan Mover-50
Of all the Bali waterfalls, Tukad Cepung Waterfall was the most unique and magical one we visited. It’s becoming a hotspot amongst tourists, as well a very popular Instagram location.
The walk to get down to Tukad Cepung was straight forward and easy enough. Although, unlike most Bali waterfalls, this one you had to wade through a knee-high river and over a few rocks to get there.
It took all of 15 minutes to get down.
The Sun Rays
If you’re lucky enough to be chasing the waterfalls near Ubud on a sunny day, then you’re in for a treat. The stunning sun rays shine straight through the top of the falls creating natural beams across the canyon like rock formations.
You can swim in the waterfall and get pretty close without getting too wet from the spray, so get your cameras ready.
We headed straight to Tukad Cepung at around 10am, after our Tegalalang Rice Terrace visit, which is the perfect time of day to catch the crazy sun rays.
On the way down to the falls there is a little warung selling the usual Mie Goreng (vegetable noodles). So bare that in mind for the hike back up. We stopped off to chat to the locals and refuel which cost us 25,000 IDR for noodles along with water which was 10,000 IDR.
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