Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

PINDUL CAVE (Goa Pindul) + CAVE TUBING

Pindul_1 

WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS CAVE?

VIRAL DESTINATION
This cave become popular and busy since 3 years ago.
It become crowded in weekend or holiday.
So many young local people visiting this place and the number increasing every year.

EXOTIC PLACE
You visiting exotic place with nice view, beautiful water color, horizontal cave.
Close to the cave you will found rice field and river.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
If you like outdoor exercise, you might love this place.
You will doing body rafting, caving and body rafting at river.
If you need more challenge and had a lot of courage, you can try to jump from the bridge or rock.

CLOSE TO UNMAINSTREAM TOURISM SITE
This place are close to beautiful UNMAINSTREAM place. Such as, KALISUCI BODY RAFTING, JOMBLANG CAVE, SRI GETHUK WATERFALL etc. It just only one way to the site. So, you spend your time effectively to visit these place.

The way to the cave:

Pindul_6

DESCRIPTION:

Pindul Cave is a cave formed by karst with underground river located concerning 7 kilometer south of the city center Wonosari, Gunung Kidul. Wading throughout a river using cano/kayak is something common, yet if the stream is located inside a cave, of course it will be a satisfying yet difficult encounter.

Pindul is a cave that becomes part of the team of seven caves with underground river streaming within. It lies in a village called Bejiharjo, Karangmojo as well as it provides the actual feeling of journey. For trip 45 to 60 minutes, site visitors will certainly be welcomed to accompany the river in the darkness of the bowels of the planet with 300 meters size using lifebelt. This is a task integrating physical body rafting and also caving, and later called cave tubes.

The way to the cave:

Pindul_2

No special prep work should do cave tubing in Pindul cave. We just require lifebelt, life vest, as well as headlamp, and those devices have actually been generated by the organizer. The still water circulation makes it except for everyone, not only adults however additionally children. The most effective time to do cave tubes remains in the morning at regarding 9 or 10a. m given that the water will not be too cold. In addition, if the climate is clear, at that time we may see the light bulb from heaven which is actually the sunshine from above that undergoes the large gap on the top of the cave.

Bats and roof of the cave:

Pindul_4

While delighting in the smooth wipes on the cold water on our skin in the center of the cave with much less light, the guide told a story of the business Pindul. Based upon the tale thought by the native individuals as well as passed on orally from generation to the various other, the name of Pindul cave and also the other caves in Bejiharjo could possibly not be divided from the story of Joko Singlulung’s journey to find his daddy. After exploring the dense woodlands, mountains, as well as streams, Joko Singlulung got involved in the give in Bejiharjo. When he got into among the cave, he bent the rock, to make sure that the area was called Pindul as the short type of pipi gebendul in Javanese language.

Besides informing us regarding the tale of the name of Pindul cave, the quick guide likewise informed us about some beautiful ornament that we find in the task, such as crystal, moonmilk, stalactites, and also stalagmites. A significant column developed from the sign up with procedure in between the stalactite and also stalagmite which were thousands years of ages will welcome in front of us. On some parts of the top of the cave, we can see natural photo as development of bats living there. On the other hand, in the center of the cave was a place resembles vast pool where visitors typically take a remainder, swim, and hop from above.

Inside cave:

Pindul_7

WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Gelaran, Bejiharjo
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Karangmojo
Regency (Kabupaten): Gunung Kidul
Province (Provinsi): Yogyakarta

MAP:

DISTANCE:
About 50km to east from downtown Yogyakarta or about 7 km from Wonosari city.

HOW TO GET TO THE CAVE?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
You can use Trans Jogja bus to Giwangan bus station (Terminal bis Giwangan), ticket about IDR4000. Then change bus, from Giwangan bus station to Wonosari bus station, and then change taxi motor to the cave. Better you rent a car or motorcycle for cheap one. Invite local person as guide (Couchsurfer) for good reason.

From Adi Sutjipto Airport :
please take Route 3B – Stop in Giwangan Bus station (Terminal Bis Giwangan)
please take a bus to Wonosari city – Stop at Wonosari bus station.
Then, take a taxi motor – Stop at Pindul cave
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 a bus to Wonosari city – Stop at Wonosari bus station.
Then, take a taxi motor – Stop at Pindul cave
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 a bus to Wonosari city – Stop at Wonosari bus station.
Then, take a taxi motor – Stop at Pindul cave
From Giwangan Bus Station :
please take a bus to Wonosari city – Stop at Wonosari bus station.
Then, take a taxi motor – Stop at Pindul cave

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

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT?

OPEN HOURS:
8 A.M – 4 P.M

HOW MUCH IT COST?

GOVERMENT RETRIBUTION:
IDR 10,000 per person

CAVE TUBING:
IDR 50,000 for local
IDR 90,000 for international visitor

OYA BODY RAFTING:
IDR 80,000 for local
IDR 100,000 for international visitor

COMBINE (CAVE TUBING & RAFTING):
IDR 130,000 for local
IDR 170,000 for international visitor

*) I suggest you to take combine ticket because it will be cheaper.

OTHER FEE:

PARKING FEE:
Scooter : IDR 2K
Car : IDR 5K
Elf : IDR 10K
Bus : IDR 20K

Exit the cave:

Pindul_5

OTHER INFORMATION:

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

CAFE/RESTAURANT :
There are some 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).

BATHROOM/TOILET :
Some Bathroom and toilet. Better bring your own tissue.

*) Better you bring your towel and extra clothes.

GET A BIG PICTURE ABOUT CAVE TUBING FROM VIDEO:

*) Better you visit not on weekend or indonesian holiday. Otherwise, it will be crowded like this.

yogya-backpacker_crowded_pindul_cave_tubing_goa_pindul_long_weekend_1

Source: http://i.imgur.com/WgIeHmk.jpg

*) Cheap ticket meet careless management makes crowded and nature become a victim of this disaster. No bats or Swiftlet bird live in Pindul cave anymore.

**) On the weekend i recommend you to do cave tubing at Kalisuci. It would be more beautiful, long trip & more exciting.

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 Pindul cave = 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

10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN IN ‘CUSTOM’ TOURS

DON’T BE SCAMMED BY CHEAP TOURS OFFER

 

6 thoughts on “PINDUL CAVE (Goa Pindul) + CAVE TUBING

  1. Tan Boon Heng

    Do you have a post on Kalisuci ?
    I wish to go there in September. Is there other places near Kalisuci that I can put in for a one day itinerary?

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      It’s true.
      But, it just only a few.
      It doesn’t matter for local or international travelers who ever visit Asia.
      But, it will be stomach problem for international travelers who never visit Asia before.

  2. Hsinpei

    Hello, we are a group of 5 and we’d like to book a car on the 9th of Oct to take us from Yogy city center to Jomblang Cave and maybe Pindul Cave.
    We are not sure whether it will be very tiring for us to do 2 activities in one day, any advice?
    Also, can we contact by email?

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hello,
      Two activities in one day won’t tiring for you.
      Jomblang cave & Pindul cave in one day is enough.
      October 9th, 2017 is monday.
      So, it won’t crowded on the caves.
      It’s perfect day to explore the cave.

      You can contact me via email:
      kuncoro.r@gmail.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *