Everything You Need to Know About Tukad Cepung Waterfall in Bali
Sometimes we need to follow a path to undertake the most beautiful journey of our life. There are innumerable paths in Bali that will lead you to untouched places.
If you push yourself a bit harder to really explore the secrets that Bali has hidden far away from the commercial tourists, you will discover these places.
Tukad Cepung Waterfall is one of these places that you might want to consider putting on your travel checklist.
This still remains as the best virgin waterfall of Bali. The sunlight falls on the glistening waterfall creating a rainbow, which feels as though it is projected right up to you.
Well hidden between rocks, Tukad Cepung Waterfall is definitely one of the most unique spots in Bali. This place is comparatively cooler and offers an immense sense of peace and tranquillity.
Tukad Cepung is a rising star among Bali waterfalls. Tourists flock here to take that perfect Instagram shot.
The waterfall can be seen between the rock formations and if you are lucky enough, the sun rays will create an amazing show just for you.
We’re going to dig deep into things you would need to know before you go to Tukad Cepung Waterfall, but feel free to jump to any section that interests you:
- About Tukad Cepung Waterfall
- How to get to Tukad Cepung Waterfall
- Tukad Cepung Waterfall & Map Location
- Tukad Cepung Waterfall Entrance Fee
- Best time to visit Tukad Cepung Waterfall
- What to Expect at Tukad Cepung Waterfall
About Tukad Cepung Waterfall
This waterfall is a new tourist destination in Bangli area, which gives the beauty and uniqueness of different waterfalls than others, located in the middle of high cliffs, with very clear water, slightly enter the cliff area that seem to coincide with one another.
Tukad Cepung Waterfall (often called Cepung by the Balinese) is one of the most photogenic of all the waterfalls in Bali.
Tukad mean river in Balinese languange, and Cepung mean flow, so 'Tukad Cepung Waterfall' means the Cepung River-flow.
Tukad Cepung Waterfall has mesmerized everyone who have managed to spot it. Well-guarded by the cliffs, this waterfall is difficult to locate for the first time visitor.
A few hundred stairs down the cliff is worth the effort once you arrive at the destination.
The circular cliffs give you the feeling of being in a cave, while the open sky right from where the waterfall emerges, gives you the most enchanting view.
The sunlight falls on the glistering waterfall creating a rainbow, which feels as though it is projected right up to you.
If you have never seen water flowing from the sky, then this would be your chance.
Unlike any other waterfalls in Bali, Tukad Cepung Waterfall does not flow into a river, stream or jungle, but it flows gently down the cliffs.
The river can be seen from up above, meanwhile the waterfall can only be viewed once you walk down the stairs and into the cliff.
How to Get to Tukad Cepung Waterfall
You can reach the Tukad Cepung Waterfall easily from any place in the south, west, north and the center of Bali and enjoy a ride there which is almost as beautiful as the waterfall itself.
However if you come from Ubud shouldn’t take more than 50 minutes drive by car or motorbike. And 1,5 to 2 hours drive from south Bali either Kuta, Legian, and Seminyak area.
Tukad Cepung Waterfall is reachable by any vehicles, but is the no public transportation to get there.
Another opportunity is going there by Taxi or hire a car with driver which is more expensive but still quite cheap.
Once you’re there and payed a small fee at the entry, you need to hike about 30-40 minutes to reach the well hidden waterfall.
From the parking lot you will need to walk down through the stairs to reach the river.
The waterfall located just behind the cave , so you can not see the waterfall when you arrive at the river.
Ye have to walk through narrow cave to get in, and when you enter the cave you will see the waterfall behind the big wall looking like a cave .
Tukad Cepung Waterfall Address & Map Location
Tukad Cepung Waterfall is located in the eastern part of Bali in Jalan Tembuku, Dusun Penida Kelod, Tembuku, Bangli regency, Bali, Indonesia.
It’s about 1 hour 13 min from Denpasar City or 1 hour 26 min from Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Tukad Cepung Waterfall Entrance Fee
Visits to the Tukad Cepung Waterfall are subject to an entrance fee of IDR 15,000 per person, both for domestic tourists and foreigners.
However, since the area is well-maintained by the local villagers and it would be kind if you gave a tip so they can continue to maintain this hidden spot.
Best Time to Visit Tukad Cepung Waterfall
Since the water gets accumulated within the cliffs, it gets really deep during the rainy seasons. For that reason, it is not recommended to visit Tukad Cepung Waterfall during monsoons.
But during other seasons, you can stand and observe the water neatly flowing down and making a narrow stream inside the cliff. This place is comparatively cooler and offers an immense sense of peace and tranquillity.
The best time to visit the Tukad Cepung Waterfall is in afternoon time when the sun right over the cave. When the light piercing into the wall of the cave and you will see the reflection of the light through the wall.
What to Expect at Tukad Cepung Waterfall
The beauty of this waterfall has its own uniqueness that looks like water that falls from the sky because the sunlight coming from above the waterfall illuminates the water.
Located 30 kilometres north-west of Ubud, you will witness a rare view of a waterfall that should not be missed. Though there are plenty of waterfalls worth visiting in Bali, Tukad Cepung Waterfall is one of its kind.
If you are coming from Denpasar, you can reach Dusun Penida Kelod in Bangli by car or motorbike in about two hours.
Local buses leaving from Denpasar can also drop you at Bangli, and then you can trek your way to Tukad Cepung Waterfall.
The walk from the car park is around 10 minutes down and 15 minutes up through the villagers farm , irrigation canal and also stairs.
After arriving at the entrance you walk down what seems like hundreds of steps to a small river. After wading (ankle deep) through and into a cave you come to the first stunning opening.
You will find some of the visitors standing under the waterfall and having a good time splashing water.
ince the place is well-maintained, you should expect to see a clean and hygienic surrounding area.
Try to live in the moment by relaxing near the waterfall, listening to the water flowing and gazing at the amazing rainbow of colours created by the sunlight.
There is a quote, “Many quiet rivers start from noisy waterfalls, but none of them jumps and does not foam up to the sea.
It is often a sign of great peace of mind, and hidden forces.” You will feel every inch of this saying once you see or rather absorb the beauty of Tukad Cepung Waterfall.
After several hours of being one with nature, on your way back home, you can make a few stops around the area. Tukad Cepung Waterfall is close to Pura Dalem Penida Kelod, which also known as the Temple of Death.
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