Tukad Cepung Waterfall in Bali – The Most Dramatic of All
Tukad Cepung Waterfall in Bali is the most dramatic of all waterfalls I’ve been to. It’s quite a ride from Canggu to the waterfall on a narrow, zigzaggy road. But, when you arrive, it’s all worth whatever trouble you have on the way. Promise!
How much? You need to pay IDR15,000. That includes parking. From the entrance to the waterfall, it takes about 7-10 minutes to walk down there. There are a few concrete steps you have to pass through, but nothing steep or difficulty to tread on.
From the look of it, Tukad Cepung is not really on a tourist radar yet. It’s not something you need or want to go. It’s one of those waterfalls that people would check out on their way to other tourist attractions up on the northeastern part of Bali.
As soon as we got off the last step, we found ourselves wading through the river.
Then, we saw huge boulders of rocks that are so dramatic when lit up by the sun rays.
Before reaching the main waterfall, we caved in our way through a small slot between the rocks. That was the only way to get to the cascade.
When we emerged from the boulders, we couldn’t help but admire the dramatic formation of the rocks before us. They hang in there to serve as dramatic frames for the waterfall.
The sun rays that come out of the open ceiling looked magical as they were. It was like you are in a place that was so mysterious, and you are determined to see it yourself.
And with such a view like that, who would sit and do nothing? Of course, I had to do a million poses and take a million photos, too! I capped it up by taking a waterfall shower. 😀
Before we climbed back on the steps. we dropped off at the other and smaller cascade. It’s not as dramatic as the main one, but I felt like this is my kind of waterfall. I like that it’s outdoors and surrounded by so much green.
Where to Stay in Bali
There are many places to choose from in Bali. Depending on your accommodation taste/style and budget, there’s something for everyone. But then, you need to remember that Bali is a tourist destination island, so prices can be expensive in many ways – for a budget solo traveler. If can drive a scooter, rent one for a day/week/month. There’s no public transport in Bali (none that I know of), but Grab bike is cheap. You can book a guesthouse, hotel, hostel, or private/shared villa on the following websites: HostelWorld, Booking.com, and CTrip.