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Cikaso Waterfall Sukabumi Indonesia

Cikaso Waterfall Sukabumi Indonesia


Breathtaking Cikaso Waterfall Sukabumi
Stunning Curug Cikaso

Curug Cikaso Location


Curug Cikaso (Cikaso Waterfall) isn't really a new nature tourist destination in Sukabumi. A hidden waterfall is already being targeted visitors, including those visiting Ujung Genteng, because the location is not too far away. Nature Waterfalls Curug Cikaso is located in the village of Cibitung, Surade subdistrict, Sukabumi, West Java. And the distance is about 8 Kilometers from the District Surade.

The Beauty of Nature Tourism Curug Cikaso


Curug Cikaso artifacts three waterfalls are close together in one location with the water being so cold, and the water was colored bluish-green and surrounded by shady trees make this waterfall looks very impressive and the main attraction for tourists to visit natural attractions this one, in particular, you.

In Cikaso Curug, you can feel the tranquility in a visit in this area, because the atmosphere in this area is still very natural, plus another with sound in an audible Curug original. Made us feel at one with nature. Also, we can also swim in the pool, but it needs to be oversight of the pool attendants because of Cikaso waterfall pools deep enough and has a depth of about 15 meters.


Cikaso Waterfalls
Curug Asepan and Curung Meong

Cikaso Waterfall has three waterfalls up to 80 meters high, with a width of approximately 100 meters. Three waterfalls are originating from the river where the current is split by rock cliffs, so it is divided into three waterfalls. Each waterfall also has its own name. The leftmost waterfall called Curug Asepan , Curug Meong  in the middle, and the far right is called Curug Aki .

Curug Meong and Curug Asepan have a waterfall that is quite large and cumbersome. Both are also co-existed on the same side of the cliff so that from a distance you could only see two of this waterfall, while the rightmost Curug Aki has a relatively small waterfall. Curuk Aki also flows on the cliff overlooking the East, and apart from two other waterfalls, so that Curug Aki will look hidden if you look at the West.

Curug Cikaso History


Curug Cikaso which in Indonesian means Cikaso waterfall also known as Curug Luhur this is one of the most beautiful waterfalls located in West Java. The waterfall is located in the southern district of Sukabumi, in the surrounding community better known by the name of Curug Cikaso. Because the flow of water contained in Curug Cikaso comes from tributaries Cikaso.

How to get Curug Cikaso


To achieve Cikaso Falls waterfall is quite difficult because it is hidden in the forest area of Sukabumi. From the center of the city of Sukabumi, Cikaso waterfall is about 70 Kilometers by private vehicle, you can reach the Cikaso waterfall about 1.5 hours. You have to cross the area of population and rice fields. For those of you who are adventurous, Curug Cikaso is a perfect tourist destination.

If you start the trip from Jakarta, you will find a T-junction Surade when entering the area of Sukabumi. From here, Curug Cikaso is just about 12 kilometers and many guides that direct you to it, so you're less likely to get lost. For those who come by public transport not to worry, from this T-junction, there are many Ojek services (motorbike escorted is very famous in Indonesia) that will take you to a waterfall that was already well-known.

When you arrive at the entrance to Curug Cikaso, there are two alternatives that you can choose before actually arriving at the waterfall, by foot or rent a boat across the river Cikaso. Both have their own sensations that if you miss.

If you're the type of traveler who had the spirit of high adventure, please choose walking to Curug Cikaso, because you will pass through an area resident, hills, and rice paddies and through some stairs to arrive at the location of the waterfall. The Green scenery along the way will refresh the eyes so the walk for approximately 15 minutes with a relatively steep terrain will not be tiring.
Traditional Boats at Curug Cikaso
Traditional Boats ( source from flickr.com )

For the second option, you can rent boats and rafts are sold tour guides on-site parking. The price offered for lease is varied, ranging from Rp 80.000 to Rp 120.000 per boat with a capacity of up to 10 people. Only by paying the fare, you'll get a fantastic view, not only of the hills that passed along the journey across the river upstream Cikaso but the sensation of bobbing in the raft traditionally also give a different experience.

Entrance Fee of Curug Cikaso


The ticket price for admission to an area of the Nature Waterfalls Curug Cikaso West Java is pretty low, which is around Rp 3.000 per person.
                                                                                                                                          
Madakaripura Waterfall Probolinggo Indonesia

Madakaripura Waterfall Probolinggo Indonesia


Madakaripura Waterfall is one of the waterfalls in the location of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park. Precisely Madakaripura Waterfall is located in the village of Negororejo, district Lumbang, Probolinggo, East Java. Probolinggo Madakaripura Waterfall is the very best waterfall in Java and has become the second one highest waterfall in Indonesia. Madakaripura Waterfall had an altitude of approximately two hundred meters and surrounded with the aid of area of interest formed cliffs towering that shed water paperwork a curtain on the whole subject of the cliffs like rain. Three cliffs flowed copiously creating the waterfall again. There are about 5 waterfalls in this area, and the main waterfall is positioned on some distance end of a room formed like a circle with a diameter of about 25 meters.
The Main Madakaripura Waterfalls
The Main Madakaripura Waterfall  (source flickr.com)

At the back of the main falls, there's a cave wherein it is challenging to reap it due to the fact they have to skip through a pool of water protecting a place of 25 square meters of a current proper under the waterfall. The depth of the pond is about 7 meters and had a go with the flow of water is very heavy.

Madakaripura waterfall in Probolinggo usually visited by tourists who will visit Mount Bromo, this is due to the location being in the travel lane area of Mount Bromo. But the thing that you should notice in this tourist attraction is visiting hour visits do not exceed 14.00. This is due to the weather in this waterfall tourist sites are moist and frequent rain.

Madakaripura Waterfall History


In step with local citizens, the call of Madakaripura manner, ' the ultimate vicinity ' that is taken from a tale in antiquity, purportedly Patih Gajah Mada spent the relaxation of his lifestyles through meditating in this waterfall (in a cave in the main waterfalls). He's doing this because it feels failed in uniting the country. This story is supported by using the lifestyles of Gajah Mada's statue within the parking region.
Madakaripura Waterfall
Three Beautiful Madakaripura Waterfalls  (source flickr.com)

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Things to do in Madakaripura Waterfall


Many of the tourists who visit here just to enjoy a very enchanting natural view, surrounded by walls that form a cliff made of attractions in Probolinggo this one is interesting and may relieve stress because of routine work. During the journey from the post admission to the attractions of Madakaripura waterfall, you will see the awe-inspiring natural scenery and the sound of water and the chirping birds that still wild will make you like in the wild.

For those of you who love photography, this location can be a fascinating object, starting from the entrance of the arrival to the atmosphere in a waterfall like in the tube. But you should always be alert because if there is a flood or a landslide, you'll be trapped in the bottom of the tube. To anticipate the things officials will close the Madakaripura waterfall tourist area of Madakaripura waterfall when the situation is expected to occur by landslide or flooding.
Madakaripura Waterfall
The Circle with Diameter about 25 meters  (source flickr.com)

Madakaripura Waterfall Accommodation


Not only has the exotic, but Madakaripura Waterfall also featured a variety of facilities that support the comfort of the visitors. Services include: food stalls, bathrooms are clean, the mosque and the parking lot. And there is also rental services umbrella for you who forget not to bring an umbrella.

How to get to Madakaripura Waterfall


It is about 5 kilometers from the cross the highway to Mt. Bromo or approximately 45 minutes travel time from the tourist sites of Mount Bromo in the direction of Probolinggo (North).  If you depart from Probolinggo is about 30 kilometers. Location of Madakaripura waterfall can be reached by private vehicle or rental car (from Probolinggo car hire Rp 400.000 ($40) round trip + driver) with meandering road conditions and has already paved but slightly narrow.

If the journey is coming from the direction of Probolinggo and then once in the village of Sukapura will found a T-junction marked by a big sign. If you turn to the left in the direction of Mount Bromo and you move on to the right towards the Madakaripura Waterfall locations. The distance from the junction is still about 4 kilometers until arriving at the entrance of the place of the falls. Earlier still found the T-junction again before coming to the door and take the turn to the right. Arriving at the gate and into the parking area, the journey continues by walking approximately 1 km towards Madakaripura waterfall locations.
Madakaripura Waterfall entrance fee is Rp 10.000 ($1)/person.

To go to Madakaripura waterfall we recommend the usage of the offerings of a guide, this is due to the fact the direction to get there it is quite dark. At this region are common floods and landslides. This guide is commonly the local residents may be found in the parking area. Even for the ones of you who need the services of a guide while enjoying the splendor of Madakaripura Waterfall, you could pay Rp 50.000 ($5) for the services of a guide.

Batur Volcano and Lake Batur Kintamani Bali

Batur Volcano and Lake Batur Kintamani Bali


For those of you who love adventure activities, sightseeing in Mount Batur is a perfect choice. You can imagine, the attractions located in the Kintamani Bali offers natural scenery that is truly amazing.  Mount Batur Volcano Caldera located in the Kintamani Bangli Regency, Bali is located at an altitude of 1000 to 2172 meters above sea level. This area has a cold weather with an average temperature of between 15 to 20 degrees Celsius. The appeal of this place is the crater, Caldera, and Lake Batur.  Mount Batur volcano erupted several times.  Mount Batur volcano eruption was first recorded in 1804, and the last one was in 2000.

In case you are planning on mountain climbing to the pinnacle of Mount Batur, you may see a very stunning view of the crater and the beautiful dawn on Mount Batur. The mountain of Bali has 3 volcanic craters, specifically crater Batur I, Batur II and Batur III. Mount Batur has a widespread Caldera, which amounted to 13.8 x 10 kilometers and is one of the most critical and maximum stunning Caldera in the international.
Mount Batur volcano Kintamani Bali
Mount Volcano Batur Kintamani

Lake Batur


Lake Batur is the largest lake on the island of Bali. Lake Batur is located on the slopes of Mount Batur which is an ancient caldera formed by the thunder of Mount Batur erupted thousands of years ago. Lake Batur creates a Crescent Moon with blue color under standard conditions. Because of the uniqueness of place, UNESCO establishes this position as Global Geopark Network. Lake Batur is located at an altitude of about 1050 meters above sea level cause the cold weather during the day and cooler at night, about 21 degrees Celsius. The surface area of the Lake is around 16 square kilometers and a depth of about 60 meters. This much natural lake water because it comes from rainwater and seepage of water from existing forests in the mountains. Water from the Lake Batur is currently still used for farming and irrigation for the surrounding communities.

Activities that can be conducted at Lake Batur, among others, the rounds use the gondola or a boat supplied by local people. Also, you can also circle around the Lake Batur is using a boat, and you can also do fishing in this Lake. The Lake also provides rental of fishing tools. To view the beautiful Sunrise, you can do activities to climbing Mount Batur and Mount Batur trekking as well. Trekking & Hiking in Mount Batur is one of the most popular activities for visitors.
Toya Bungkah Village Bali
Toya Bungkah Village Bali (source flikr.com)

The largest village is on the banks of Lake Batur is the town of Toya Bungkah. Toya Bungkah is a starting point for tourists who will climb to the top of Mount Batur. The village also has several hot springs are channeled to the outdoor public baths. Surrounding communities believe that these hot springs can cure various diseases of the skin.

If you want to see the beauty of Lake Batur in Kintamani Bali as a whole, you can go to the village of Penelokan. The village is situated on a higher plain than at Lake Batur Kintamani, so beautiful views of the Lake and Mount Batur which stand foursquare can be seen clearly with a comprehensive vision.

Lake Batur Accommodation


Facilities around the Mount Batur and Lake Batur are also quite adequate. There are lots of hotels, or homestay cheap to luxury can be found quickly in this area, particularly in the region of Kintamani Bali. At Lake Batur also many restaurants are serving typical regional food Bali or Western food. And you can enjoy the natural beauty of Mount Batur and Lake Batur from the restaurant that you visit.
Floating Restaurant of Batur Lake
Floating Restaurants of Batur Lake (source flikr.com)

How to get to Batur Lake


Mountain and Lake Batur is located approximately 65 kilometers from the city of Denpasar. From Ngurah Rai airport, this place can be reached in less than 2 hours drive through Gianyar. In case you are from Singaraja, the access to this location to pass the village of Kubutambahan with a travel time of approximately 1.5 hours.

To go to the site of Lake Batur Kintamani can be done with various types of transport. The easiest way, of course, is to utilize the services of existing travel agent in Bali Island. While if you want to go there independently, you can use the services of a rental car or motorcycle. To rent a car, the cost ranges between Rp 400.000 to 500.000 ($40-$50) a day and to rent a vehicle, rent rates more or less Rp 100.000 ($10) a day.

Simply a pleasant reminder to word visitors must usually exercise warning while touring to the Lake Batur Kintamani is because the road to the Lake Batur pretty winding and it's miles a path complete of climbs.

Cave Tubing Goa Pindul Jogjakarta

Cave Tubing Goa Pindul Jogjakarta


Goa Pindul (Pindul cave) is one of the traveler sights within the village of Bejiharjo, district Karangmojo, Gunung Kidul Regency. Goa Pindul is a fall down if there is an underground river that extends from the mouth of the cave to the tail of the cave Goa Pindul is one of the favorite locations of Gunungkidul Regency in Yogyakarta, especially among interested by the cave. Goa Pindul is so precise and presents purely using natural strategies that shaped the stalactite and stalagmite courting returned lots of years inside the past. The allure of cave is placed at the underground rivers glide in all of the cave.

Goa Pindul also has stalactite and stalagmites. But the difference is capacity. According to research these stalactites and stalagmite caves already thousands of years old, so it has a substantial form. In Goa Pindul, stalactite and stalagmites blend right in the middle of the cave forms a pillar, sturdy and look great, in length accomplishing up to 5 spans of person's hands. Because of its great length, the stalactites in Goa Pindul fall into the category of the largest 4th in the international. A very exceptional factor may be obtained right here if you could see directly the beauty of stalactites fashioned naturally in Goa Pindul.

Goa Pindul is still active to this day. So if you revisit the next few years, you can see the pillars of stalactites is getting bigger. But feared of this is the greater the diameter of the stalactites, then it might be hard to get it passed, and now the gap is just simply bypassed for one person only.
Goa Pindul Jogjakarta
Inside Goa Pindul Jogjakarta (source flikr.com)

History of Goa Pindul


This story at start people in ancient times named Ki Ageng Pemanahan and Kih Juru Mertani. Both get the assignment to kill the infant who is instructed by Panembahan Senopati Mataram. The baby is the son of Princess Penembahan Senopati.

Ki Ageng and Juru Mertani decided to violate the commandments of Panembahan Senopati that is reluctant to kill the baby. The two men decided to wander towards the East while carrying the baby, on a hilltop. Because the two men have very remarkable supernatural power, in his climb to the Hill collapsed leaving a sizable hole that is below the river water flows. The baby who is ordered to be killed by Panembahan Senopati bathed by Ki Ageng and Ki Juru Mertani River under Hole in the Hill. When processing of bathing the baby, the infant's cheeks abruptly bumps into the partitions of the cave until the bumps. In the Java language, ' means "Pindul." That turned into the historical past at the back of the foundation of the name Goa Pindul.

At the same time as the second version recounts that once upon a time there was a younger guy named Joko Singlunglung who is making the journey to discover his father. The adventure traveled with the aid of him is entirely cumbersome and complete of boundaries, passing thru the wasteland, rivers, up to dark caves. While on his journey tracing a number of the cave the Joko Singlulung head’s bumps into a huge rock in a cave. That is what cave is called as Goa Pindul. Within the Java language, Pindul approach that cheek crack.


Cave Tubing Goa Pindul
Cave Tubing Goa Pindul Activity (source flikr.com)

Things to do in Goa Pindul


Cave Tubing Goa Pindul


Goa Pindul has a length of 350 meters, width up to 5 meters, the distance from the surface of the water with the roof of the cave 4 meters, and a water depth of about 5 to 12 meters. Goa Pindul has three zones are Dim, light and dark zones. It takes around 45 minutes.

Cave tubing is similar to rafting. If rafting is an activity down the flow of the river by boat, then cave tubing is the caving activities using the tires (similar to Lifebuoy). Because the flow of water in Goa Pindul is calm, and do cave tubing in Goa Pindul, this can also be done by the novice or young children even pregnant women. In the middle of Goa, there is a room that is rather large, with a hole in it and the locals call the wells upside down, the sunlight entering through the hole it makes the atmosphere more beautiful. On top of the cave, some holes are often used as vertical entrances by the SAR team members.

The magnificence of Goa Pindul is progressively finished with the trimming along the dividers of the Cave like an artful culmination of conceptual sketches is many invaluable bats are putting embellish the alleyways of the cave. There is like a curtain that is composed of water droplets on the walls of caves.
Stalactites and Stalagmites Goa Pindul
Stalactites and Stalagmites at Goa Pindul (source flikr.com)

River Tubing Kali Oyo


Kali Oyo (Oyo River) is a river this is located no longer far from the vicinity of the Goa Pindul, even nonetheless belongs to a village that is positioned in Bejiharjo. The River along the 1500 meters with the period of one to two hours if you through it. Alongside the river, there are the beautiful cliffs of ordinary karst rocks and natural Gunungkidul. There we can experience the beauty of the river Oyo by using the usage of tires (just like Lifebuoy), as is the case in Goa Pindul. Accompanied by a guide and equipment that keeps us safe and comfortable then do not be afraid to wade through the River to a depth of 7 to 11 meters.

There is a waterfall on the Oyo River was additionally extremely excellent, where site visitors can take a wreck to revel in nature within the area of the Oyo River. Further site visitors also can jump from the threshold of the cliff into the Oyo River.
Kali Oyo Waterfall
Kali Oyo Waterfall (source flikr.com)

Caving Goa Gelatik


Goa Gelatik is positioned in the vicinity of the village of Bejiharjo, Gunungkidul, Karangmojo, it's miles located quite close to the Goa Pindul. The beauty of the cave is complementary to the existence of the village Bejiharjo, at the antiquity of the cave is often used for meditation people to get serenity. Now, this cave has become visitor locations, and nobody else is the usage of for meditation right here.

In this cave, guides will accompany the incoming visitors to the cave. Besides that, the supervisor already presents safety system inclusive of helmets to keep our heads from the collision of the partitions of the cave. There are also shoes for in the cave is a quite slick, so you do not slip, there may also be the oxygen tube merely in a case due to the fact within the cave air enough minimum and a flashlight to light up all through the ride in Goa Gelatik.

How to get Goa Pindul


Goa Pindul is located in Yogyakarta. To get to this place is very easy. If you are using a private vehicle from Yogyakarta, you need to make the journey to the town of Wonosari, Gunungkidul afterward proceeded to the village of Bejiharjo and continue to follow the road until you find the sign of Pindul. This tourist attraction is situated at the end of the road, so it isn't a difficult issue to find this region.

While in case you're using public transportation, the trip will probably be a bit more challenging because public transports heading to Goa Pindul are very limited. From Yogyakarta, you may take a bus heading to Wonosari, and then get off at the Wonosari city or T-junction Grogol. Then continue by Ojek (new motorbike escorted) or using public transport leading to the village of Bejiharjo, the price of approximately Rp 10.000 to Rp 20.000 ($2).

The entrance tickets to Goa Pindul are home tourists to Rp. 35,000 ($3)/person and foreign tourists to Rp. 50,000 ($5)/person and the best time to visit Goa Pindul is in April to October.

Green Canyon Pangandaran West Java

Green Canyon Pangandaran West Java


Green Canyon Cijulang

Green Canyon is more or less 31km from Pangandaran Beach, placed within the Kertayasa village, district of Cijulang Ciamis West Java, around 45 minutes travel from Pangandaran beach. To reach the location of the Green Canyon West Java, travelers should continue the journey by hiring a boat from the dock of Cukang Taneuh.

Originally known as Cukang Taneuh green canyon, derived from the Sundanese language which means “The Land Bridge." It’s called the land bridge because there is a natural bridge here shaped the nature and function of linking 2 cliffs on top of the stream Cijulang, this bridge is usually used the farmers and native people to cross from one side of the cliff into the side of a cliff to another.

A unique natural creation, with the most features of the stream (Cijulang) and also the canyon-shaped from the ground on each side. For people who love trekking, camping, canoeing, and this tourist attraction may be the first selection. Additionally, the cleanliness of the river being treated and spectacular views on both sides create the area of tourism is turning into a favorite spot for tourists who come back to the Green Canyon West Java.
Green Canyon Pangandaran West Java
The Real Green of Green Canyon Pngandaran (source flikr.com)

The call of the green canyon has been named by way of a French visitor who got here to the location in 1993. It’s aforesaid that the clear green water of the movement and also the superabundant new bryophyte on the cliff had given it its current call and inspired utilizing Grand Canyon in the United States of America.

This shocking destination is truly a stream moving through a hole loaded with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. It furthermore flanked between 2 slopes with trees and shakes because of the trimmings. The quiet green Tosca stream finishes this site as the remarkable view to go to. Once you reach the original entrance that will be the stopping zone of Green Canyon, you may see a line of wood vessels famously known as "Ketinting" covering up by the stream. The Ketinting can then bring you on a ride down the creek, part the clear green water and making the little wave on every side. To lease The Ketiting, you might be charged Rp 75.000 for around 60 minutes.

Green Canyon Pangandaran Body Rafting

What is Body Rafting? As we all know that "Rafting" is an activity stream and river rapids conquered by using rubber boats. However in our Rafting Body activity following the flow of the river without a vessel, drowning the body follow the movement of the water within the river is that the activity of "Body Rafting."

However, the activity of the body rafting we tend to do new Fun Activity, that means that the flow of the stream that we tend to go through isn't rushing currents and dangerous. With full safety equipment fitted to a life jacket, helmet, this activity is definitely very safe, comfortable and fun to do by anyone. No need to have to swim to be able to participate in the tourism body rafting. The tourists are escorted by our local guide skilled enough to keep comfort and safety throughout activities. The number of any guide tailored to some people within the group. Each 5 to 6 folks are guided and escorted by a guide.
Green Canyon Pangandaran Body Rafting
Body Rafting at Green Canyon Pangandaran (source flikr.com)

Green Canyon Pangandaran Semi Body Rafting

In distinction to "Full Body Rafting," semi body rafting starts with boat rides to the green canyon. When incoming at the location of the green canyon wherever a vessel is not any longer able to go through a small river flow, wherever tourists are starting to jump into the water to experience crystal clear water here. Visitors are guided by an area guide to exploring more into the flow of the river is flanked by 2 beautiful high cliffs. The trip down the water and run on top of the rocks as far as more or less 1 kilometer can send us to the "Kolam Putri" because of the end point spring body activities rafting. Kolam Putri is located beside the cliff as high as about five meters from the surface of the river. It takes an effort to rock climb will see and feel the direct, clear water in this pool. According to the beliefs of the local folks, washing the face in this pool will create your skin more bright and clean face. From here we tend to come back to the starting point where boats stop drop us at the start, and it'll be delivered back to the pier as the finish of the activities semi body rafting.

Swimming and Snorkel diving

The flow of this river is long enough, so the traveler can swim while following the movement of the falls. In addition to a magnificent view of the water surface, the green canyon is paradise for who love diving. Prepare your diving equipment, the incredible underwater view is ready to be searched and enjoyed, complete with numerous fish that swim to and fro in the bottom of the water.

If you prefer the challenges that spur adrenaline, you'll try to jump into the river of stone with a height of five meters or try rock climbing attraction.
You may select to go to this location in the dry season. Due to within the wet season the water can emerge as dirty brown, the movement speedier and furthermore the water will be much higher.
Green Canyon Pangandaran Ketinting
Ketinting at Green Canyon Pangandaran (source flikr.com)

How to get to Green Canyon West Java

In case you're settled outside of West Java then you'll use air transportation or area towards the town of Bandung. From Bandung, the method that to get to Pangandaran is by transport or leased vehicle. If you utilize accessible transportation, from the Pangandaran Terminal, you'll take a minibus made a beeline for Cijulang Terminal. From the terminal Cijulang, the excursion proceeds on Ojek or great bikes escort making a beeline for Ciseureuh dock. You'll lease a boat (Ketinting) amid this dock, there are a few Ketinting offered, to investigate the dazzling green ravine. It takes 30-45 minutes forward and backward to the green gully from this dock. The entryway value ticket in Green Canyon is Rp 12.500 ($1)/individual.