Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

Gedangsari Green Village Flying Fox 625 – The Longest Flying Fox in Southeast Asia

GEDANGSARI FLYING FOX

– All Details to Know About Gedangsari Flying Fox 625 –

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WHY BACKPACKER SHOULD TRY GEDANGSARI FLYING FOX?

THE LONGEST FLYING FOX
You should try flying fox 625 meter length. This “longest” Flying fox can lift up your adrenaline and could be best experience in your life.

EXOTIC PLACE
You visiting place with nice view, you also can see the sunset.
You will found the rice terrace view and the river view before the site.

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
If you like outdoor exercise, you might love this place.
Near the site you can canyoning and rappelling, but available in the wet season only.

GEDANGSARI FLYING FOX START POINT

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WHAT IS GEDANGSARI FLYING FOX?

DESCRIPTION:

Gedangsari Green Village flying fox 625 was established on February 2017 in the top of Green village ecotourism and supported by Gunung Kidul government. On August 2017 the Yogyakarta governor officially open this outdoor activity. The Flying Fox has 625 meter length of wire. It known as the longest flying fox in southeast Asia.

The Flying Fox 625 has advance technology. It has deep research, international standard and imported from advance countries. The technology adopted from French technology. The special rope imported from England. This Flying Fox has 80-85 km/hour as the highest speed when you sliding or flying. They put also lightning rod to avoid unfriendly weather.

GEDANGSARI FLYING FOX START POINT

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*) Even the name is Green village, on the summer it looks like ‘brown village’ because the leaf turn into brown cause of little rain on dry season.

WHERE IS GEDANGSARI FLYING FOX LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Village (Desa): Guyangan, Mertelu
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Gedangsari
Regency (Kabupaten): Gunung Kidul
Province (Provinsi): Yogyakarta

DISTANCE:
About 40 km or 1.5 hours to east from downtown Yogyakarta.

MAP OF GEDANGSARI FLYING FOX:

HOW TO GET TO GEDANGSARI FLYING FOX?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is no public transport to the site. You can rent a scooter and use google map as your navigation.

GEDANGSARI FLYING FOX START POINT

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HOW MUCH IT COST?

ENTRY TICKET:
IDR 5K per person

*) The price include Free Wifi, insurance.

FLYING FOX:
IDR 150K (international visitor).
IDR 100K (local visitor).

*)The price include helmet, harness, mineral water & insurance.
**) Additional cost IDR 50K if you want take a video when do flying fox.

OTHER COST?

PARKING FEE:
IDR 5K for a car.
IDR 2K for a scooter.

WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT GEDANGSARI FLYING FOX?

BEFORE SUNSET:
Arrive on the site at 4.00 PM

*) You can watch the nice sunset from here. But, it’s not good to make flying fox video because of the back light or silhouette.

OPENING HOURS:
8 AM – 5 PM

SUNSET AT GREEN VILLAGE:

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photo source: instagram.com/sabdalangit_aerial.

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photo source: jarwadi.me

FLYING FOX TERM OF SERVICES:

MAX WEIGHT:
90 Kg.

*) Depend on the wire condition. If they already pulled the wire (tight), it available for 120 Kg weight

MIN WEIGHT:
30 Kg.

*) The operator will ask you about your weight. So, they can calculate to make effective speed bump in the end of the flying fox trip.

FLYING FOX TIPS:

SAFETY TIPS:
1. Tell your truly weight to the flying fox operator. So, they can calculate to make effective speed bump in the end of the flying fox trip.
2. Bending your knee at the first start until you reach the area with the green flag. Otherwise, your legs gonna or may crash the roof of a house.
3.Straighten your knee when you already reach the ‘green flag area’. It can help you to lowering the speed.
4. Shut up when you gonna reach the end of the flying fox. It can avoid your tongue bitten because of shock stopping.
5. Drink mineral water after do flying fox able to chill out or calm your self.

*) If you stuck or stop in middle of flying fox trip, please relax and keep calm. The operator will help and pull you till the end of the flying fox trip.

**) I have smooth stop in the end of my flying fox trip actually. No shock stopping et all. So, you have no worry about that.

THE FLYING FOX OPERATOR FIT ON THE HARNESS ON MY BODY

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OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
There are poor signal for your smartphone.

*) They provide free Wifi. Just ask them the password.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There are some simple cafe around the site.

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some restroom.

BOOKING CONTACT:

WHATSAPP:

Riyadi: +6285228505625.
Suroto: +6285728577725
Sunarwan: +6285743573310.
Edy: +6282313953529

*) Update info: since February 26th, 2018 Gedangsari flying fox closed due to wire changing time. Probably it will take a month since the wire should import from France.

**) Update info: since May, 2018 Gedangsari flying fox already open.

ARE YOU READY TO DO FLYING FOX HERE?

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Photo source: http://mertelu-gedangsari.desa.id/index.php/first/artikel/100

SOME ATTRACTIONS NEAR GEDANGSARI FLYING FOX:

You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Gedangsari Green village:

1. Nglanggeran ancient mount (45 minutes or 12 km).
2. Pindul cave tubing (1 hours or 30 km).
3. Sriten reservoir (Embung Sriten) 1 hours or 30 km.
*) Not recommended sight because the road so rocky, narrow and very steep.
4. Sokoliman prehistoric site (1 hours or 30 km).

GET A BIG PICTURE ABOUT GEDANGSARI FLYING FOX 625:

HOW TO ARRANGE A DAY TRIP TO GEDANGSARI FLYING FOX?

If you need a private car + driver, you can contact me.
My old brother is a driver, he drive so gently and can speak english very well.

Here my number: +6281 2277 0029 (Whatsapp)

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

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3. Jomblang cave
4. Ramayana ballet
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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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