Cave Tubing Adventure at Goa Pindul, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta

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Gunung Kidul regency of Yogyakarta has many beautiful caves and pretty Oya river. This river passes carst mountain, rock cracks, and have active role for million years creating cave with its decorations. One of the beautiful caves in Gunung Kidul passes Oya river is Gua Pindul or Pindul cave, located 12 km  north of Wonosari. Administratively the cave is located in Gelaran village II, Bejiharjo, Kalimonggo, Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta. In Cave Pindul, visitors can enjoy cave tobing, mix of body rafting and caving.

Pindul cave offers adVenture sensation, unlike other caves and can be explored without equipment, but visitors should be accompanied by local guide, wearing life vest, head lamp, rubber as this cave is streamed by underground river. The equipment is provided by the management of the cave. The depth of the river reach 10 meters. The river is calm and it is save for child and adult activity. The best hour to do cave tubing here is from 9 am or 10 am, as the water is not too cold, if the weather invites there will be sunlight appears through crack on cave roof. For 45 to 60 minutes visitors will enjoy an adventure along 300 meters on a floating rubber.

On cave mouth, visitors will be welcomed by drapery, column and other types of stalactite. This cave was used since hundreds years ago by men to meditate and the like. Other legend about this cave is that there was a linga-like stone and small curve that always drop water, it said that men that touch the lingga-like stone and women that catch water drop from the curve will be forever young.

Inside the cave is very dark and only flashlight can light the cave chamber, there is the fourth biggest stalactite in the world and it is still active. In the middle of the cave there is a big pool, where visitors can rest and swimming. Also visitor can find a gong stalactite that if it is hit it will make a gong sound and echoed by cave walls. On the ceiling there are inlets made by bats. And in the end of the adventure, there is a light hole that make this cave even prettier. This spot is the starting point for cavers to jump, by climbing rock wall, and then jump from 3 meters high.

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