Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

SIDOHARJO Waterfall (Curug Sidoharjo) + FREE

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD VISIT THIS WATERFALL?

THE VIRGIN WATERFALL & NOT MUCH VISITOR
The Sidoharjo waterfall (Curug Sidoharjo) is not much exposure and quiet tourists, even for local people.

FREE ENTRY
The entry ticket is free.
You just pay for motorcycle parking.

EXOTIC PLACE
You visiting exotic place with nice view. Quiet and peaceful.
You can hear the sound of the water, birds and the sound of blowing wind.

CLOSE TO UNMAINSTREAM TOURISM SITE
This place are close to beautiful UNMAINSTREAM place. Such as,  TOP Progo rafting, Suroloyo hill + sunrise, Nglinggo & Tritis TEA PLANTATION and MENOREH COFFEE SHOP. It just only one way to the site. So, you spend your time effectively to visit these place.

 Hidden waterfall view:

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 Way to the site:

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DESCRIPTION:

This beautiful virgin waterfall is advisable to come early in the morning and not in the rainy season. When the rains come, the water that falls down to be brown. Two-wheel drive motorcycle is more advisable than using a car.

Sidoharjo waterfall has 75 meters height with a slope of 90 degrees will definitely make you stunned. You must look up until stiff if you want to see the peak.

There are no bathing facilities in this place, you should use the trekking shoes because the location of the waterfall about 700 meters or 20 minutes from the parking area with winding roads, narrow and slippery on the last few tracks.

In dry season, some local farmer block the water flow to irrigate their rice farm. This could make you litle dissapointed cause the water debit so litle when it fall.

WHERE IS IT?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Sidoharjo
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Samigaluh
Regency (Kabupaten): Kulon progo
Province (Provinsi): Yogyakarta

MAP:

DISTANCE:
About 40km to west from downtown Yogyakarta or about 1 hours.

HOW TO GET TO THE SIDOHARJO WATERFALL:

There is no direct public transport over there.
Better you rent a car or motorcycle for cheap one. Invite local person as guide (Couchsurfer) for cheap reason.

*) A car can not access this site. Motorcycle is the best. Today a car can access this place, only the road is too small.

**) It’s hard to find the place for new visitor. You can ask to people that you met in the street. But, you have take off your helmet and turn off the engine. This is the local manner. Otherwise, it’s not polite.

***) There will be other waterfall before Sidoharjo waterfall. It is Siluwok waterfall. Don’t be confused or take a wrong way.

ENTRY TICKET:
FREE
Just pay for motorcycle/car parking.

*) Car parking fee IDR5K. Scooter parking fee IDR2K.

 Slippery way:

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*) Some of way are watery & slippery.

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

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There is no cafe or restaurant.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
No restroom and toilet

*) This is pretty quiet place, but to get more quiet, better not visit on weekend.

 Waterfall on long dry season (El Nino):

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GET A BIG PICTURE OF SIDOHARJO WATERFALL FROM THE VIDEO:

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