Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

PARANGENDOG (Sunset + Climbing + Paragliding)

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS PLACE?

CHEAP
The entry ticket only Rp7,500.

EXOTIC PLACE
You visiting exotic hill with nice view, blue ocean, horizontal line.
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 can climbingparagliding etc

CLOSE TO UNMAINSTREAM TOURISM SITE
This place are close to beautiful UNMAINSTREAM place. Such as, LANGSE CAVE, 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.

Panorama:

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DESCRIPTION:

Seeing the substantial ocean stretches with its racing waves is the trademark treat of the highland on Parangendog hillsides. On this precise hills, the twilight sight of the Southern sea is flawlessly captured. Individuals are resting in silence, observing as the most charming moments take place when the sunlight comes under the horizons embrace. Golden orange light takes control of the sky, mirrored by the sea and caught by the eyes. Undoubtedly, it is difficult to leave the area unless the darkness has actually completely ingested the charm and change it with lights and also moon light bulb.

Paragliding:

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WHERE IS IT?

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

*) When i was student this place called as Parangendog hill (bukit Parangendog). But, today called as Bukit Paralayang Watugupit or Watugupit paragliding hill.

MAP:


DISTANCE:
About 35km to south from downtown Yogyakarta or about 45 minutes depend on traffic.

HOW TO GET TO THE SITE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
You can use Trans Jogja to Giwangan bus station (Terminal bis Giwangan). Trans Jogja ticket about IDR4000. Then, change bus from Giwangan bus station to Parangtritis beach. Then, you have to take a taxi motor to the site. Ask bus operator if you confused.  It will take 45 minutes – 1 hours to reach the site.

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, you can take a taxi motor to Parangendog
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, you can take a taxi motor to Parangendog
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, you can take a taxi motor to Parangendog
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take small bus to Parangtritis beach – Stop in Parangtritis beach.
Then, you can take a taxi motor to Parangendog

*) 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 or use Google map as your navigator.

Beautiful Sunset:

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*) This is perfect place to see sunset, coast line and horizontal line.

**) Sometime it’s windy over there. Maybe you need the windbreaker jacket.

HOW MUCH IT COST?

ENTRY TICKET:
Government Retribution Rp7.500
Motorcycle parking fee Rp2.000
Car parking fee is IDR 5K

OTHER INFORMATION:

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

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There is one simple cafe.

*) For foreigner i recommend: Don’t drink with ice cube in any restaurant or street food in Indonesia, because indonesian ice cube made from not boiled water. It contain bacteria (E. Coli) that can makes stomach problem or diarrhea. Indonesian intestine become immune (adapted) to this bacteria, but not for foreigner (american and european especially).

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

*) Make sure your scooter or car in good condition to reach the top of the hill (Parangendog). It’s very steep road. Some spots of the road are not in good condition. So, you have to be careful when riding to reach the site.

WATCH THE VIDEO:

PARAGLIDING:

TIME:
Paragliding only able on December – April (depend on west wind blow).

COST:
IDR500,000 or Rp500.000 (foreigner)
IDR375,000 or Rp375.000 (local)

*) You have do advance booking first, at least 3 days before and pay IDR50,000 for booking fee.
**) You will fly tandem with professional pilot.

***) Paragliding can’t to do in any day. It’s depend on the wind blow, weather, season, paragliding operator.

CONTACT:
+62877 3791 0679 (Whatsapp)

*) No camera or Go-Pro available in this flight. So, you bring your own Go-Pro camera.
**) No insurance yet, better you think again before to do this activity.
***) I will looking for recommended paragliding service (with insurance). Just keep update the info. 😉

9 thoughts on “PARANGENDOG (Sunset + Climbing + Paragliding)

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      The cost for paragliding is Rp 375,000 per 1 flight.
      Tandem with professional pilot.
      But, just like what i mentioned above.
      Paragliding only able on December – April.
      Depend on west wind.
      You can contact this number:
      +6287737910679

      1. Ash

        Hi kunzyogya,

        Im planning to do paragliding on 2nd Feb 2016 on my trip there with a friend. How do i go about purchasing the activity? Do i drop by the place itself (its at Parangtritis beach itself right?) and then purchase the activity in the morning or Do i have to do any advance booking? Looking forward for your reply! Thank you.

        1. kunzyogya Post author

          Hi Ash,

          You have to reach the Parangtritis beach and they will pick you up and bring to the cliff (Parangendog).
          Yes, you have to do advance booking first. At least 3 days before and pay Rp50000 for booking fee.
          You can contact the Paragliding management here: +62877 3791 0679 (Whatsapp)
          Just info, i already updated the paragliding rate.

          Regards

  1. awizul

    Paragliding.. I’ve been dreaming to do this kind of thing even another part of me is shivering 😝😜!

    Few questions :

    1. How long (minutes) is per flight?
    2. It starts from the platform on the cliff & end up on a beach right, so how do we get back to d cliff to take our bike, gears etc?
    3. Does it come with ‘Go-Pro’ either FOC or on rental basis?

    Thanks

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      1. If the wind friendly it could be for 15-20 minutes per flight.
      2. There will be someone who took you and bring back to the cliff (parangendog).
      3. No Go-Pro or camera rental. Just bring your own Go-Pro camera.

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  3. Ria

    Sunsets there amazing. If you are extreme lover, you can try sand-boarding (really fun, I tried) or paragliding there.But I tried sand-boarding there – was really fun 🙂

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