Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

ELO RIVER RAFTING (ARUNG JERAM SUNGAI ELO)

ELO RIVER RAFTING

– All Details to Know About Borobudur Magelang Elo River Rafting –

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD TRY ELO RIVER RAFTING?

EXOTIC PLACE
You visiting exotic river with nice view. Quiet and peaceful.
You also can hear the sound of the flow water, birds and the wind blow among the tree.
Sometime you will found lizard, monitors, butterfly etc.

DIFFERENT VEGETATION
You can see some different vegetation a long the river.
Very interesting, you can see banana tree, bamboo tree or banyan tree.

DIFFERENT GEOLOGICAL PROCESS
You can see the difference geological process of the river.
Sometime rocky, sandy but also cliff hanger.

RIVER GRADE II:
Means that it is safe enough for beginners.

CLOSE TO OTHER TOURISM SITE
This place are close to OTHER site. Such as, MENDUT TEMPLE, BOROBUDUR TEMPLESETUMBU HILL CHICKEN CHURCH.

Blondo bridge:

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Banyan tree:

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Banana and bamboo tree:

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WHERE IS ELO RIVER RAFTING LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Pare or Blondo
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Mungkid
Regency (Kabupaten): Magelang
Province (Provinsi): Central Java (Jawa Tengah)

DISTANCE:
About 34 km north of downtown Yogyakarta or about 1 hour.

About 8 km from Borobudur temple or 12 minutes.

MAP OF ELO RAFTING BASECAMP:

HOW TO GET TO ELO RIVER?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is a cheap public transport to get there. First, Trans Jogja Bus. Ticket only IDR 4,000. You must go to halte bus/bus stop/shelter of Trans Jogja. Then, you must reach to Jombor bus station (Terminal Jombor) or (halte Jombor), and then change bus to Semarang city, ticket about IDR30,000. Then you ask to “kernet” (The man whom you will pay the bus ticket) that you will stop on Elo river bridge (Jembatan Blondo/Elo). Ask to the operator if you still confused. Operator will glad to give information. 🙂

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 3A – Stop in Condongcatur Shelter,
Then, please take Route 2A – Stop in Jombor Bus Station
please take a bus to Semarang city – Stop in Blondo bridge or Elo river bridge
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 3A (Malioboro) – Stop in Ngabean Shelter,
Then, please take Route 2B – Stop in Jombor Bus Station
please take a bus to Semarang city – Stop in Blondo bridge or Elo river bridge
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Ngabean Shelter,
Then, please take Route 2B – Stop in Jombor Bus Station
please take a bus to Semarang city – Stop in Blondo bridge or Elo river bridge
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take a bus to Semarang city – Stop in Blondo bridge or Elo river bridge

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 AM until 9:30 PM

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HOW MUCH IS THE ELO RAFTING COST?

ENTRY TICKET:
IDR250,000/person and need at least 4-6 persons per boat.

*) My visit on 27th May 2016 i found there are 4 operators for Elo rafting. You can compare the rate and the services:

1. JOGJA RAFTING
Rate: IDR750K per boat. Max 6 persons.
Include: Insurance, rafting gears (helmet, life jacket), snack, drink, lunch, guide & short transport.
Free photo documentation: (softcopy)
Meeting point: Kampung Ulu restaurant.

2. MAGELANG RAFTING
Rate: IDR750K per boat. Max 6 persons.
Include: Insurance, rafting gears (helmet, life jacket), snack, drink, lunch, guide & short transport.
Free photo documentation: (softcopy)
Meeting point: Kampung Ulu restaurant.

3. JERAM ELO ADVENTURE (JEA)
Rate: IDR750K per boat. Max 6 persons.
Include: Insurance, rafting gears (helmet, life jacket), snack, drink, lunch, guide & short transport.
No free photo documentation. (Additional cost)
Meeting point: Kampung Ulu restaurant.

4. CITRA ELO RAFTING
Rate: IDR750K per boat. Max 5 persons. (Promo)
Additional IDR150K per person.
Rate: IDR900K per boat. Max 5 persons. (Standard)
Additional IDR200K per person.
Include: Insurance, rafting gears (helmet, life jacket), snack, drink, lunch, guide, certificate & short transport.
No free photo documentation. (Additional cost)
Meeting point: Citra Elo basecamp

RAFTING TIME:
About 2-3 hours or 12 km long away.

RIVER GRADE:
Grade II, means  that it is safe enough for beginners.

DRESS:
shorts and a T-shirt or even change into swimming apparel.

*) Better you bring extra clothes or you can buy at meeting point at Kampung Ulu Resto.

TOOLS:
Trekking sandals or beach shoes, helmet, life jacket, waterproof pocket for camera/cell phone.

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OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your cell phone.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There os one resto at meeting point, but they will give you snack, drink and lunch for free.

BATHROOM/TOILET:
So many bathroom and toilet. Better bring your own tissue, soap and shampoo.

*) Don’t forget to bring your towel & extra clothes.

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WATCH RAFTING AT ELO RIVER FROM VIDEO:

HOW TO ARRANGE A DAY TRIP TO ELO RIVER RAFTING?

If you need transport, you can contact me.
My old brother is a driver, he drive so gently and can speak english very well.
All in package (car, driver & gasoline) to Elo river, Borobudur temple and around = Rp550.000. Maximum 5 persons for one car per 12 hours.
Here my number: +6281 2277 0029 (Whatsapp)

Check the schedule to get more cheap by join and share the tour with other traveler:

Schedule of Yogya-Backpacker Tour 2016.xlsx

Schedule of Yogya-Backpacker Tour 2017.xlsx

Schedule of Custom Yogya-Backpacker Tour 2018.xlsx

Schedule of Custom Yogya-Backpacker Tour 2019 (Private & Share Cost).xlsx

*) Better you visit not on weekend or indonesian holiday. Otherwise, you will waiting for the next boat for 2 hours. Book in advance is a wise choice.

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4 thoughts on “ELO RIVER RAFTING (ARUNG JERAM SUNGAI ELO)

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      I just chat with the Elo rafting operator.
      Kid 5 years old can join the rafting.
      In fact, the rafting operator has special life vest for children.
      Yes, it’s safety enough.
      Before rafting, usually there will be safety talk first.
      So, you don’t have to worry about that.

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