Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

LANGSE CAVE (Goa Langse) + DEVIL’S TRACK

LANGSE CAVE

– All Details to Know About Langse Cave –

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT LANGSE CAVE?

QUIET PLACE
If you looking quiet and peaceful place. It might be suitable for you.
You can also doing meditation inside of cave.

EXOTIC PLACE
You visiting exotic place with nice view, blue ocean, horizontal line.
You can hear the sound of the wave, birds and the sound of blowing wind.
You can also watch sunset from here. One of the best place to see the sunset.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
If you like outdoor exercise, you might love this place.
You need climb down, hike and concentration to reach this place.
If you need more challenge and had a lot of courage, you can try to pass the bridge between two rock.

HISTORICAL CAVE
The Langse cave used by first King of Mataram (Panembahan Senopati) to get vision before become a king.
He got vision/informed by Queen of South Ocean that he will be a king in Java island.

CLOSE TO OTHER TOURISM SITE
This place are close to beautiful UNMAINSTREAM place. Such as, PARANGENDOG, PARANGTRITIS BEACH, PARANGKUSUMO BEACH, DEPOK BEACH, IMOGIRI ROYAL CEMETARY etc. It just only one way to the site. So, you spend your time effectively to visit these place.

Inside cave:

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*) You will find dripping water and incense smell inside of Langse cave.

Dare devils track to the cave:

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*) Better don’t visit in rain condition or after rain. It’s slippery.

Dare devils track to Langse cave:

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*) Watch your step, it close to deep cliff.

WHERE IS THE LANGSE CAVE LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Giricahyo
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Purwosari
Regency (Kabupaten): Gunung Kidul
Province (Provinsi): Yogyakarta

DISTANCE:
About 30 km to south from downtown Yogyakarta or about 1 hours depend on traffic.

MAP OF LANGSE CAVE:

HOW TO GET TO LANGSE CAVE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no public transport over there. The Bus just only till Parangtritis beach. First, you can use Trans Jogja to Giwangan bus station (Terminal bis Giwangan), ticket about IDR4000. Then change bus, from Giwangan bus station to Parangtritis. Then, you need taxi motor to the cave.

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Giwangan Bus station (Terminal Bis Giwangan)
please take small bus to Parangtritis beach – Stop in Parangtritis beach, then take taxi motor
From Tugu Railway Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Tungkak shelter/halte.
Then, take Route 4A – Stop in Giwangan Bus station (Terminal Bis Giwangan)
please take small bus to Parangtritis beach – Stop in Parangtritis beach, then take taxi motor
From Jombor Bus Station :
please take Route 2A – Stop in Tungkak shelter/halte.
Then, take Route 4A – Stop in Giwangan Bus station (Terminal Bis Giwangan)
please take small bus to Parangtritis beach – Stop in Parangtritis beach, then take taxi motor
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take small bus to Parangtritis beach – Stop in Parangtritis beach, then take taxi motor.

*) Trans Jogja operates from 5:30 am until 9:30 pm.

**) Better you rent a car or motorcycle for cheap one. Invite local person as guide (Couchsurfer) for good reason.

Another dare devils track:

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*) Sometime you just don’t know why your legs are shaking.

OTHER INFORMATION:

ENTRY TICKET:
IDR10,000/person

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There are weak signal for your cell phone.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There is only one simple cafe.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Two restroom and toilet. Better bring your own tissue.

*) Don’t forget to bring extra clothes cause you gonna sweat after climb the hill.

Watching the ocean:

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*) It’s worth it after passed the devil’s track. 🙂

GET A BIG PICTURE OF LANGSE CAVE FROM VIDEO:

*) If you like quiet sensation, better you don’t visit on weekend.
**) Be careful when you want to see sunset. Thinking how to get back to parking area cause they have no electricity et all.
***) At Tuesday night or thursday night sometime a lot of javanese people doing meditation inside of the cave.

SOME  ATTRACTIONS NEAR LANGSE CAVE:

You can combine visit these places when you visiting Langse cave:

1. Watugupit hill (Paragliding hill) + sunset.
2. Parangtritis beach + sunset.
3. Sandboarding at Parangkusumo sand dunes.
4. Depok beach + seafood restaurants.
5. Cerme cave and underground river.
6.

10 DESTINATION THAT MOST VISITED BY INTERNATIONAL TRAVELER IN YOGYAKARTA AND AROUND:

Find other gems in Jogja and around that you never knew existed. Here they are:

1. Borobudur temple
2. Prambanan temple
3. Jomblang cave
4. Ramayana ballet
5. Merapi volcano (Hiking)
6. Merapi volcano (Lava Tour by Jeep)
7. Sultan palace and Water castle
8. Timang beach + Gondola
9. Ratu Boko temple
10. Malioboro street

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4 thoughts on “LANGSE CAVE (Goa Langse) + DEVIL’S TRACK

  1. Nikolina Petrac

    I checked you web site and it’s really great! I agree that is different than many other sites.
    There are so many amazing places around that you made planning this trip even more difficult. 😉 We will stay in Yogyakarta for only 3 days and is it impossible to do everything I would like, specially non touristic things?

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Thanks.
      It’s gonna very rush and tiring if you wanna do whole those things in 3 days.
      Better you choose which destination you prefer to visit or just follow my itineraries.
      Cheers.

  2. LD

    It looks so exciting! Could you tell me if it is very dangerous (in the terms = not safe) or rather just extreme (very adventurous)? Are there many fatal accidents? We are going to Yogyakarta in August and we consider this activity.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      It is so exciting!
      Dangerous or not safe is so relative.
      For some people who love challenge is nothing.
      But, for some people who never do exercise and traveling may say it’s so dangerous.
      For example Indonesian housewife, children, old people, etc or people who can’t balance their body.

      Here some criteria that can be categorized as ‘not safe’:
      1. No fence along the trekking path.
      Mostly the trekking path to Langse cave very close to deep cliff. All the trekking path without fence et all.
      2. Some stairs can not be stepped on.
      Some wooden stairs were broken by termite and some concrete stairs were broken due to natural landslide.

      There is not so many fatal accidents actually.
      I think you able to explore and enjoy this place.
      You just need to pay attention and be careful.
      Have a nice trip and keep safety!

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