Yogyakarta has a lot of amazing places for adventures, and one of them is Goa Pindul. Located in Bejiharjo, Karangmojo, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta, Goa Pindul is known for the tubing activity. For 45 to 60 minutes, the tubers will be taken into the darkness of the cave with 300 meters in size using lifebelt.

No particular prep work is needed to do tubing in Pindul cave. You will need lifebelt, life vest, in addition to a headlamp, and these devices will be provided by the organizer. The best time to do tubing is in the daytime around 10 am. Around noon, the water will not be too cold for tuning. Additionally, when the weather is good, you might see the light of heaven, which is actually the sunshine from above that filters through the gap.

While floating through the cave, the guide will tell the tubers a story of the Pindul. Based on the narrative passed on orally from generation to generation, the tale of Pindul cave and the other caves in Bejiharjo could possibly not be separated from the story of Joko Singlulung’s journey who was looking for his father. Joko Singlulung got involved in the sacrifice in Bejiharjo after exploring the woodlands and mountains. When he got into one of the caves, he bent the rock, to make sure that the area was called Pindul as the brief words of pipi gebendul in the Javanese language.

Besides telling us about the story of Pindul cave, the guide will explain the tubers about some ornament that you will find amazing, such as the crystal clear, moonmilk, stalactites, and also stalagmites. In the darkness of the cave, you can also see the natural habitat of the bats. In the middle of the cave, you can find an enormous pool where people usually have a rest, swim, and even jump from over.

Cave Tubing at Goa Pindul can be your most unforgettable experience during your visit to Yogyakarta. Just to make sure you bring extra clothes because you will be completely drenched and you might want to change clothes to avoid getting cold.

 

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