Tukad Cepung Waterfall Overview

Tukad Cepung Waterfall is a hidden gem nestled within a rugged gorge, accessible only by a short hike through lush jungle. As sunlight filters through the towering cliffs above, it creates a mesmerizing display of light and shadow within the cavernous chamber below. Visitors are enchanted by the ethereal beauty of this secluded cascade, making it a must-visit destination in Bali's natural wonders.

One of Bali’s most beautiful hidden gems, the Tukad Cepung Waterfall is an excellent addition to your Bali tour packages from India. The unique falls are hidden away underneath Tembuku’s jungle caves, offering an offbeat expedition into the wild. A river snakes along the cracks on the mountain walls here, which one must wade through in order to reach the falls.

Tukad Cepung waterfalls, located in Tembuku, is a unique attraction which is stowed beneath rocky caves, and requires a fair bit of walking. To get to the site, one must hike for 15 minutes through a scenic trail and then wade through waist-deep water and gravel. The effort is worthwhile, though, for the spectacular waterfalls tumbling against the backdrop of sunshine streaming in through the canopy overhead create a wonderful atmosphere.

The cave boulders canopying the river inside are placed at odd angles, leaving behind natural windows for the sunlight to stream through. The glittering rays of the sun that fall on water from these windows create the appearance of an ethereal rainbow. The waterfall cascades down between the rocks, creating a quiet and tranquil atmosphere.

To add to the experience, one can even head further along the river to the second, smaller falls that follow the Bali Tukad Cepung Waterfall. The road leading to the waterfall is lined with little stalls and local vendors serving plates of steaming hot noodles and soup, offering a befitting close to an adventurous day at the falls.

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• The trek that takes you all the way through a cave to the depths of the Bali Tukad Cepung Waterfall, offers the mesmerizing views of forests and fields
• Trek through the river to reach the heart of the caves, where the water flows in small cascades
• Spend some time taking fantastic pictures in and around the waterfall, which is recognized as one of the most Instagrammable spots in Bali, if not in Indonesia
• Take a short detour to the second, smaller cascade that falls a little further along the river
• Enjoy a steaming hot bowl of noodles and soup as you make your way homeward at the makeshift food stalls that line the road outside the Tukad Cepung Waterfall

How To Reach

The Waterfalls can be reached from anywhere in the Bali island. Although, the best way to travel to this attraction would be to rent a bike or a taxi. If you’re traveling by car, then the journey would take around one hour from Ubud, and an hour and a half from places in Seminyak or Kuta. From the point of arrival, it takes a 15 minute hike to reach the actual waterfall, which can only be accessed on foot.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit the Bali Tukad Cepung waterfall is the earliest hours of the morning, ideally around 08.00 AM- 09.00 AM. Although this might seem a little early for sightseeing, one must keep in mind that the road leading to the waterfall is fairly long to traverse.

Besides, now growing in popularity, the waterfalls attract a fair bit of crowd as the morning lengthens, making it more difficult to fully enjoy or admire its beauty.

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Other Essential Information

Things to keep in mind while traveling to the Tukad Cepung Waterfall:

  • Carry Swimwear: Unlike exterior waterfalls that are best known for their hikes along the cliffside, the Tukad Cepung falls are located within the womb of mountain caves, and requires one to wade through the river. Keeping this in mind, it would be best to carry swimwear, or water-friendly clothes along!
  • Wear waterproof shoes: Since your shoes will most definitely get wet on your visit, it would be best to avoid sneakers or clothed shoes while visiting the waterfalls. Alternatively, you can choose to hike barefoot as well.
  • Arrive Early: It is best to arrive early to take full advantage of the waterfalls. As the crowd deepens, it tends to get more difficult to not only enjoy the atmosphere, but also take pictures.
  • You can avoid tour guides: The Tukad Cepung Waterfall is fairly easy to explore on your own, and does not have any secret nooks either. In this regard, avoiding a tour guide could help you budget your trip as well.

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Point of Interest for Tukad Cepung Waterfall
 Witness a Natural Light Show

Witness a Natural Light Show

Once you arrive at Tukad Cepung Waterfall, get ready to witness a breathtaking natural light show. The cave boulders that form a canopy above the water are like a work of art. They are placed at odd angles, creating natural windows for the sunlight to shine through the top of the waterfall. These make natural light beams on the rocky walls look like a canyon. Watch the glittering rays of the sun falling on the water from these windows creating the appearance of a heavenly rainbow.

Explore the Nearby Falls and Local Stalls

Explore the Nearby Falls and Local Stalls

If you think the adventure ends here, you are mistaken! After soaking in the beauty of the main waterfall, you can explore further along the river to discover smaller falls. As you wander along the road leading to the waterfall, you will pass by little stalls and local vendors. They serve delicious plates of steaming hot noodles and soup. It is the perfect way to refuel after an adventurous day at the falls.

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Tukad Cepung Waterfall FAQs

What are the timings to visit the Tukad Cepung Waterfall?

The waterfall remains open between 08.00AM and 06.00PM everyday, with the ticket booth opening an hour earlier. 

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Is there a parking space at the waterfall?

Yes, the waterfalls do have a parking space. One can avail the car park services if they’re traveling by personal or rented car.

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How long does it take to explore the waterfalls?

It takes about 2 to 3 hours to truly explore all that the Tukad Cepung Waterfall has to offer. This would include the hike to and from the waterfall, the time spent at the primary falls, as well as the detour to the second cascade, if opted for.

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Do I require previous trekking experience to reach the waterfall?

No previous hiking experience is required to reach the Tukad Cepung Waterfall Tembuku Bali. The hike to the falls is fairly easy, and can be completed by anyone of an average physical fitness.

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Tukad Cepung Waterfall Reviews

Reviewed: 23 Dec 2020
The Tukad Cepung waterfall was a unique visit. We had to swim through some of the river to reach the inside of the caves. We reached quite early, so there was hardly any crowd, and we got some fantastic pictures.
Karuna Haran
Reviewed: 19 Dec 2020
The Tukad Cepung Waterfall is one of the best in Bali, from what I had heard from executives at Thrillophilia. And it stood true, as I saw the forests surrounding it, the sounds of the water gushing below, and the peaceful atmosphere all around. The tour by Thrillophilia also included a visit to the... Read More
Suma Kaniyar
Reviewed: 08 Jul 2019
We had a wonderful time with our friendly guide He made the trip very comfortable for us provided bottles of chilled water to drink, wet and dry towels for us to clean up after the tour, which was beyond our expectation! Nice Service
Bhagavaan Shah
Reviewed: 26 Feb 2019
Thrillophilia's services offer great deals and assistance, which is the best thing. The booking process, reaching the waterfall, everything was so smooth. It's such a beautiful place to refresh and relax.

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