Tukad Cepung Waterfall – Incredible Light Ray Waterfall

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Tukad Cepung Waterfall is known for its incredible light rays that peak through the top of the waterfall and the canyon walls surrounding it. This waterfall is becoming more and more popular so it’s a must visit before it is packed with tourists.

How to get to Tukad Cepung Waterfall

We drove on our scooter from Tegalalang Rice Terrace Ubud to Tukad Cepung waterfall which took us roughly 1 hour. From Canggu it is a 1.5 hour drive. We arrived just after 10am and found that there were already some locals and photographers taking photos.

Where to stay in Bali

There are plenty of popular areas to stay in Bali. For people looking for a base or villa to rent for a while, Canggu is the perfect spot with cafes and restaurants right near the beach. If you’re on holiday for a short amount of time and looking for a hotel, then Kuta or Seminyak is great for clubs, bars and cheap shopping. While in Bali we stayed at Riyuri Guesthouse in Canggu. They have beautiful rooms in a great location so we definitely recommend checking them out!

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Tukad Cepung Waterfall Entrance fee 

The entrance fee cost 10k IDR per person.

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What to expect

The walk from the carpark takes roughly 15 minutes and is an easy path to follow with some stairs you will have to walk down. Additionally, along the way you will see 2 small restaurants where you can grab rice or noodles for 25K IDR. Once at the bottom of the canyon you will have to walk through knee high water to reach the waterfall. The walk isn’t hard and is quite spectacular as you walk by lush canyon walls with sun rays peaking through. 

The waterfall is hidden in a canyon behind large boulders. If you’re there at the right time, the incredible light rays will shine through. There are 2 popular spots to get photos at the Tukad Cepung Waterfall. The most popular is right in front of the waterfall with the sun rays. Another popular spot is to stand on one of the large boulders. This way you’ll be able to get a photo with the light rays shining over the top of you.

Photography tips

We were advised by a local photographer that the light rays are most visible at around 10am. However this is also when it starts to get busy. You might have to wait a little while to get a shot with no one in the background. The waterfall itself is still gorgeous and unique to see even without the light rays.

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tukad cepung waterfall - Bali

For another incredible Bali waterfall, don’t forget to visit the famous Sekumpul Waterfall!

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