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Pindul cave tubing

Goa Pindul is part of ecokarts park in Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, invites visitors to explore the underground river using tubes. Exotic adventure actually begins when the river flow into the cavern below pitch behind the karst hills.

Under the karst mountains Gunung Kidul stored water flowing in the landscape of caves. Along the river which flows through the underground caves are amazing adventures in the ecokarts complex in Karangmojo, Gunung Kidul. Cave tubing combines the challenge of caving activity and body rafting that's fun to use the tube.

Tinuku Travel Pindul cave tubing down the exotic underground river Kalisuci Ecokarts Park in Gunung Kidul Pindul cave tubing down the exotic underground river Kalisuci Ecokarts Park in Gunung Kidul

Tinuku Travel Pindul cave tubing down the exotic underground river Kalisuci Ecokarts Park in Gunung Kidul

Pindul is one of series of seven caves that flowed underground river in the village Bejiharjo. A length of about 350 meters, width of 5-6 meters, water surface within the cave roof 4 meters and water depth of about 6-7 meters. In one part there is a large room such as a pool.

Gunungsewu karst protected area and at the International Union of Speleology (IUS) in 1993 set as one of the world's natural heritage. President of the Republic Indonesia in 2004 set as Ecokarts Region. Only two other locations in the world that have the same specifications is in Mexico and New Zealand.

Cave tubing is similar to rafting. If rafting is the activity along the open river flow by boat, then cave tubing is caving activities by riding on top of the tires because the boat is not adaptable to spaces in the cave.

Visitors use life vest, helmet, elbow protectors and leg protectors before along the path between the forest teak trees toward the start point of the main hole Kalisuci Caves. Turquoise river stream meanders seen from the cliff seen in contrast with the color brown karst cliffs.

After all sitting on the tube, then an underground river rafting began. Tire began to move in rhythm flow of water, when get quiet stream so visitors should be pedaled by hand in order to keep going, whereas when entering the rapids will be accelerated and the swirling flow.

At some point full of rocks, rapids extreme and difficult to pass. Visitors are forced out of the water and walking while carrying the tube. The real adventure begins when the river flow into the recesses of the Pindul Cave.

The sunlight disappeared and replaced by ghostly atmosphere even dark, the only light comes only from the headlamp. Stalactites in the cave roof dripping, some of which are crystalline rocks. Some bats hanging from the ceiling and large fish swimming under foot. Pindul cave tubing down the exotic underground river Kalisuci Ecokarts Park in Gunung Kidul

Tinuku Travel Pindul cave tubing down the exotic underground river Kalisuci Ecokarts Park in Gunung Kidul Pindul cave tubing down the exotic underground river Kalisuci Ecokarts Park in Gunung Kidul

Activity: Cave tubing, hunting photography and videography, and others.

Complementary facilities: Cave management provides guide to assist visitors. Rental tire, life vest, headlamp, safety arms and legs. Parking lot, restrooms, restaurants and guesthouses.

Routes and public transport: If taking the bus from Yogyakarta to the Giwangan Bus Terminal to the Wonosari city, but down in Grogol then ride motorcycle taxi service to Goa Pindul location.

Location: Pindul located in the Dusun Gelaran I, Bejiharjo Village, District Karangmojo, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, the postal code 55891.

Reach access: 7 km from Wonosari city (20 minutes), 40 km from Yogyakarta city (1 hour 20 minutes, 37 Km from Adisucipto International Airport (1 hour), 41 Km from Tugu Railway Station (1 hour 20 minutes) and 39 Km from Lempuyangan Railway Station (1 hour 20 minutes).

Advice: Pindul cave tubing closed when rainfall is high because of high water flow and harm. Be sure bring dry clothes.

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