Goa Rang Reng translates to “multicoloured cave” and here at the confluence of Bangunlemah and Betiting Rivers (river confluences are considered sacred in Bali), an ancient cave mixes the waters spilling them in a wide and gentle cascade to become the Cangkir River.
The path to the waterfall is steep, muddy and slippery. Bamboo platforms offer a good lookout point, and a small warung here sells snack and drinks. Climb down the muddy embankment to the river from where you can easily climb to the top of the waterfall with the help of a rope and peer into the holy cave. The appealing falls are not high and are more like a web of steep rapids than a single torrent. Surrounding rocks are mossy and slippery, so be cautious with your footing. Shallow pools form in a couple of spots, perfect for a cooling dip.
Goa Rang Reng is a lovely relaxing spot, the peaceful natural surrounds make it an ideal escape from busy traffic-clogged Ubud.