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Tukad Cepung Waterfall In Bali – A Complete Guide

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.

How To Get To Tukad Cepung Waterfall

Located just outside of Ubud, we visited Tukad Cepung Waterfall before our trip to Tibumana Waterfall and it turned out to be one of our favourite waterfalls near Ubud.

This epic waterfall has an adventurous, jungle like trail leading up to it and is famous for its incredible 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 Bali Scooter or Motorbike Rental with Delivery.

Another option is to hire a Bali Private Car or Minibus Charter With Driver, which is pretty popular for day trips around Bali, and they start at around 500,000 IDR per day (8 hours).

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.

Tukad Cepung Waterfall Entrance Fee

Adults: 10,000 IDR per person.

Parking: Free.

Mie Goreng: 25,000 IDR

Tukad Cepung Waterfall Opening Times

Monday – Sunday: 7am to 6pm.

Best Time To Visit Tukad Cepung Waterfall

The best time to tick things off your Bali bucket list 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.

You have to wade through a river to get to the waterfall, so think about what you wear as you are definitely going to get at least partially wet!

What To Pack

Photography Camera


Day Bag

Power Bank

Reusable Water Bottle


Lightweight Rain Jacket

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The epic sun rays beaming over Tukad Cepung Waterfall

What To Expect At Tukad Cepung Waterfall

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 Bali Instagram location.

If you prefer everything arranged for you, the Spectacular Waterfalls Tour visits Tukad Cepung Waterfall along with Tegenungan and Tibumana waterfalls.

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.

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The tropical trail up to the falls
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Hitting obstacles on the way

The Sun Rays

If you’re lucky enough to be chasing the waterfalls as part of your Ubud itinerary 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 sun rays.

On the way down to the falls there is a little warung selling the usual Mie Goreng (vegetable noodles). So bear 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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Tukad Cepung Waterfall in all its glory
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Of all the Bali waterfalls, this one is quickly becoming Insta-famous
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Our little lunch break on the way back up before we headed off to more waterfalls near Ubud.

Where To Stay In Ubud


Alaya Resort

Alaya Resort is located in the heart of Ubud, the cultural centre of Bali.

The resort is set amidst the rice fields, offering an outdoor pool and a fitness centre.

Guests enjoy free daily afternoon tea and tropical fruits.

The contemporary Balinese-style rooms all come with a flat-screen TV and a private terrace overlooking the natural greenery.

The private bathrooms, decorated in artworks, provide complete facilities.

Alaya Resort Ubud is just 200 metres away from the Monkey Forest and 700 metres away from Ubud Market.


Pertiwi Bisma 2

Featuring 2 landscaped pools and a restaurant, Pertiwi Bisma 2 offers guests a memorable stay, a 5-minute drive from Ubud Monkey Forest.

Free WiFi is available in all areas, and also free shuttles to Ubud Market.

Rooms in Pertiwi Bisma 2 come with air conditioning, a flat-screen cable TV, an electric kettle and a coffee/tea maker.

Nestled within tropical gardens, they all come with a private terrace. Complimentary bottled water is provided.

Balinese dance classes, trekking and hiking activities are also available.


Sila Urip Guest House

Nestled amongst lush garden, Sila Urip Guest House is located in the tranquil part of Ubud.

Each room here will provide you with a terrace and a seating area, where you can enjoy garden view from each room.

Featuring a shower and private bathroom, rooms also come with free toiletries. Guests can also order room service.

At Sila Urip Guest House you will find a garden and a terrace. The friendly staff can assist with bike hire, shuttle service and airport transfer at additional charges.

For more places to stay in Ubud, you can check the latest prices on

Planning Your Trip

Book Your Flight

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Book Your Accommodation

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Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations.

Book Your Tours & Activities

Use GetYourGuide to book your activities in advance.

They sell the best tours, excursions and activities to attractions around the world.

Conveniently book, download and access your tickets on the move all from your mobile.

Book Your Rental Car

Use to find the best deals on rental cars in the area.

They compare all major car rental companies and allow you to easily book the perfect vehicle for your trip.

Buy Those Last Minute Bits

Use Amazon to buy everything you need for your adventure.

They offer next day delivery and you can use my travel packing checklist to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything.

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