Our little trip on island has ended and we are full of excitement and beauty of Bali, seriously , there are so many things to do and to see, it just keeps you charged 24/7. We haven’t visited everything and as we are staying in Bali for half a year, we will have time to do it.
This time we want to tell you about probably the most powerful and beautiful waterfalls and how we unexpectedly attended local motocross.
THE ROAD TO TUKAD CEPUNG WATERFALL
The waterfall we chose to go was Tukad Cepung. It was about 1 hour drive from Ubud and you know what? That hour passed by like 5 minutes, because the road to waterfall was so beautifuly-amazingly-green. A lot of palm trees around and rice fields as well, villages without tourists and roads without cars.
The sun was shining through the trees and the air was so fresh, we were full of joy and we wanted to stop every hundred meters to enjoy the beauty.
When we arrived to waterfall we paid 10 000 rupees per person (14 000 = 1$) and started our way down to waterfall. It took around 10 minutes to get there, a lot of greenery on the way and a bit of stairs as well, to keep visitors in shape, haha.
MYSTERIOUS CAVE AND THE WATERFALL
The entrance into the waterfall was quite mysterious, because we have never been to a place where waterfall is located in a cave.
We took off our sneakers and followed a small river and it took us to 2 big rocks and they looked so magical because of the sun rays laying on them. It seemed like this is a corner of a place where miracles happen as soon as you get on the rock and while standing in the shadow you touch the rays and they are filling you with light and positivity. Oh, I want to go back, haha.
While we were taking photos a line of visitors was growing (we chose the wrong time to go there).
We went a little bit further and the view on waterfall appeared, there were people standing in a queue to take pictures. It made me think of the time we are spending on phones, okay, they took pictures, but did they actually enjoy it?
Our camera was wet and full of drops on the lens, we couldn’t capture the waterfall, but we did it with our eyes and we managed to enjoy it.
The waterfall is worth visiting, but go there early in the morning and please, stop, enjoy and soak in the beauty of it :)
!TIP! All the waterfalls you want to visit go there a little bit after sunrise, because no tourists will disturb you)
SEKUMPUL AND FUJI WATERFALLS
We were wiser this time and we woke up at 6 am to be at the waterfall as early as possibly.
It was a cold morning, because we were up in mountains, we wore up our warmest clothes and we started our 20 minutes ride. We slowly drove into the morning fog in combination with golden sun rays.
We were getting closer and on our way there were at least 3 registration spots, where people can register and ask for a guide. I am not sure about the price, because at 7 am there are no one who can charge you and this is why we didn’t pay for entry :D
Get ready for a great amount of stairs which takes around 10-15 minutes to go to the Sekumpul waterfall. They can be slippery because of the humidity.
When we got to a waterfall we were speechless. Speechles, amazed and surprised by the huge waterfall, the stream of the water was so powerful, the small drops were like a rain and without doubts we took our clothes off and quickly got to a small pond to do swimming. Oohhhh, it was so amazing, one of the best things we did in Bali so far :D The water was cool but not cold, so if one day you will manage to go there, definitely recommend to jump in to the water.
After waterfall we went around to explore. We did a little bit of hiking, climbed some rocks to cross the river and went down to another waterfall Fuji. There were three average size waterfalls, but the Sekumpul was more impressive.
There are many options to do in that area, you can go for a long hike, or just arrive to the nearest parking to go to the Sekumpul or Fuji waterfalls, to do hiking with view points to waterfalls, to stop for a lunch or breakfast with the best views, to go water slide near by.
ATTENDING LOCAL MOTOCROSS
After a great spent morning on our way back to hotel we saw an advert that somewhere not far away from us there is a motocross happening.
We thought just for an experience and comparing we should go there.
Crowds of local people supporting their favorites, music brought on the atmosphere and it felt like some kind of party. Participants had to ride only 5 laps of not so big track and there were no dangerous hills to jump. Looked like this was amateur competition.
We were the only foreigners there and probably everyone had a question, what the hell are they doing here? :D
We were surprised that the whole island is not so big and you don’t need 3 days to cross it.
If you have a chance or a willingness to hike volcanos, DO IT! We left it for a bit later, and I am sure it’s gonna be more than worth hiking it. Mount Batur and Mount Agung (the highest peak in Bali) are places to go!
Take approximately one week to see everything on island.
4)Bali is full of waterfalls and each of them probably is worth visiting.