There is a lot of beauty under the ground of Pegunungan Kidul, Yogyakarta. Here,one of the most important karst ecosystems in Indonesia, Gunungkidul. Gunungkidul karst save the backup of water, the source of people’s lives on it. And for several years, cave explore activities become something useful for local wisdom.
Some caves have functioned as the special interest tourism, adventure tourism. Jomblang cave and Grubug cave in Wonosari, Gunungkidul become one of them. The most sought after in this place is the fall of thousands light into the underground river at a depth of 100 meters Grubug hole. We called it ray of light.
To reach the underground river, we must go down and up with the help of ropes. For beginner, easy techniques is necessary. Our instructor will help you.
Equator Indonesia invites you to feel the sensation of Jomblang cave exploring. Join us on the darkness, be brave.
6 am : We will pick you up at Jogjakarta city (hotel, train station, airport, etc).
6-8 am : Drive to Jomblang cave, Gunungkidul, southeast of Jogjakarta.
8 am : We have arrived at Jomblang cave karst area.
8-9 am : Prepare to descend the hole, installing an equipment to your body. Our cave instructor will help you.
9-10.30 am : Descend the Jomblang hole with human belay system, an easy system for beginner (training is not necessary). Cave instructor will dropping you down slowly to the base of the hole, 40 meters vertically, with a rope attached to your body.
Descend the hole
10.30-11 am : Dry trekking into the other hole, Grubug cave. Light is necessary here. Nearly to Grubug hole, you will hear the rustling of underground river. Eventually the light was beginning to look and finally, the ray of light is coming down from the hole above us.
Across the darkness
Silhouette of the cavers
11-1 pm : We have arrived at Grubug hole, 80 meters above us. 20 meters below us is the underground river. The first sight is a thousand light falling on the flowstone (cave ornament), the ray of light. Nice moment for photograph. But remember, don’t stand on this rock. Thousands of years to create this stone from water. Naturally.
Ray of light, don’t stand here
The hole of Grubug
Grubug hole has a diameter of 15 meters and a depth of 100 meters. Some expert caver prefer to descending here. More adrenaline, they said.
The underground river
Many ornaments below us, on the underground river. So, we will go down on the river. Must be carefully here. Slippery, because every time is wet.
1-1.30 pm : Back to the base of Jomblang hole, prepare to ascending up the hole.
1.30-3 pm : You will ascend the hole with hauling system (an easy system for beginner). Instructor will hauling you toward the top with a rope attached on your body.
Instructor will hauling you toward the top
3-4 pm : Take a rest, take a bath.
4-7 pm : Back to Jogjakarta city, take lunch on the way.
- Guide and cave instructor
- Food and water
- Cave equipment
- Boat shoes and helmet
- Transportation, Jogja-Jomblang cave-Jogja
YOU SHOULD BRING
- Headlamp or torch
- Gloves and socks
- Sport shoes or sandal
- Clothes and substitutes (not jeans)
- Private medicine
- Bath equipment
contact us by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW TO ORDER
- Send e-mail to email@example.com .
- Please settle 50 % of the payment a week before caving. The next 50% will be paid after caving. A payment by bank transfer.
- If client canceling the trip, the payment can’t be returned. If a cancellation due to force majeure, payment will be refunded.
- For more information, contact us +62 81 328173781 (Jarody Hestu)