Jomblang Cave (Goa Jomblang): Amazing Caving Activity

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Jomblang cave is an amazing cave that will offer you an adventure caving tour activity. Inside the vertical jomblang cave you will see undrground encient forest, extraordinary beauty of  green brownish stalactite and stalagmite, underground river and a beautiful natural phenomeno the light of heaven.

JOMBLANG CAVE DESCRIPTION

Jomblang Cave is a vertical collapse doline type which was formed by the geological process when the soil and all vegetations on it plunged beneath the surface of the earth thousands of years ago. The collapse created a sinkhole of approximately 50 meters in diameter which became the mouth of the cave. Located in Jetis Wetan Village, Semanu Sub-district, Gunung Kidul Regency, in the Special Province of Yogyakarta, Jomblang Cave is 50 km away from downtown Yogyakarta, or about 10 km from Wonosari, capital town of the Gunungkidul Regency.

This is one of 500 caves that exist in this mountainous region. The characteristics which diametrically 50 m wide with vertical sides varies between 60-80 meters. It takes the ability to do a single rope technique (SRT) to enter this cave. SRT is a standard technique used to descend the vertical cave by using a rope as a track that is used to walk up and down a vertical spot.

SRT TECHNIQUE & ROUTE

There are four routes that can be passed by explorers to enter the bottom of the cave. The first line is the easiest route often called the vip route. On this route, the first 15 m passes through a steep route and can still be treaded with legs. Complete SRT equipment should be used to ensure your safety. Remaining distance to the bottom of the cave can be reached by SRT, gliding with rope as far as about 20 m. While the other three routes are more difficult with a height 80 m and must use SRT. For the first explorer who enter the vertical cave jomblang”, it is required to use the vip route first.

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Pulling Dawn in the Jomblng Cave

EERIE STORY

Jomblang Cave ( Goa Jomblang ) has a very dark story. In 1970s-1980s, this cave was used for the location of mass murder of PKI members ( Indonesian Communist Party ). Hundreds of PKI members are estimated to be killed in this cave. According to the story, they were grouped lined up on the lips of the cave with hands tied to one another. When one is fired upon to fall into a cave then the other members will all fall down. This story had scared the local people plus more haunted stories about the cave. Told also the explorers lost in the cave. But In the 1990s people around the cave held a prayer together in the cave to make the situation pure. Since then, there has been no story or incident in jomblang cave. Now, when you reach the cave, just the admiration you will feel.

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UNDERGROUND FOREST

Once down to the Jomblang Cave, you will be treated to incredible views. If on the surface of the cave you can only see karst hills and teak trees, then on the contrary at the base of the cave you will see a green and fertile forest such as bushes, ferns, various types of moss, until the large trees standing tightly as if bringing a feel of heaven. That is really contrary to life on the ground. This green forest is better known as ancient forest. Since the fall of the soil down to the earth, forest vegetation there continues growing  fertile and green until now.

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Look Down to The Underground Forest

STALAKTIT AND STALAGMIT

After reaching the base of grubug cave, you can see the extraordinary beauty of  green brownish Stalactite and stalagmite which are large enough standing upright in the middle of the grubug cave. The sunlight can also touch a number of stalactite and stalagmite formed from droplets of water for thousand of years.

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Stalaktit & Stalakmit

UNDERGROUND RIVER

You will also see the beauty of underground river which is still one system with Kalisuci river flowing swiftly. You can use inflatable boats during the dry season to trace the river lanes. The river stream connects the base of Jombang cave with several other caves in the karst mountain region. In the rainy season the flow of the river is quite heavy so it is advisable not to try to trace the river because it is very dangerous.

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Down to The Underground River

HEAVEN LIGHT

This is the most exciting moment you will see. At around 12:00 AM you will see a beautiful natural phenomenon. This is what is often referred by the visitors as “the light of heaven” in jomblang cave jogja. This stunning scenery is fascinating, watching the underground water flowing through the intense sunlight that comes through the luweng grubung from a height of 90 meters to produce a pole of light that is really extraordinary beautiful. Moreover, when the light illuminates the beauty of flowstone and the darkness of the base of the cave, it is very impressive.

jomblang cave
Jomblang cave is an amazing cave that will offer you an adventure caving tour activity. Inside the vertical jomblang cave you will seeundrground encient forest, extraordinary beauty of  green brownish stalactite and stalagmite, underground river and a beautiful natural phenomeno the light of heaven

Heaven Light From Grubug Cave

WHERE IS JOMBLANG CAVE?

Address : Jetis Wetan, Semanu, Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Village          : Jetis, Pancarejo

Sub-district : Semanu

Regency       : Gunung Kidul

Province      : Yogyakarta

HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY PRIVATE CAR:

Using Private car with driver means you are free for anything without bothering anyone else. You just do your own tour with friends or family in one car maximum of 5 people, if more than 5 people we can provide a larger car.

Private car tour is included: Car, an english speaking driver, fuel, parking, mineral water, local guide for jomblang Cave, and transfer back to your hotel.

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HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY SHARING CAR:

Using Sharing car means, you’re joining a small group and share the transport price and seat with the other guests that going to the same direction or in one itinerary with minimum of 2 participants. An english speaking driver will pick up to your hotel and inform about your visit time for the places you visit.

Sharing car tour is included: Car, an english speaking driver, fuel, local Guide, parking and transfer back to your hotel.

** (Sharing Car Transport is recommended for budget Travellers and Students)

HOW TO GO TO THE LOCATION BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

Start From Adisucipto Airport: Firstly you can take Trans Jogja with route ( 3B ) and stop in giwangan Bus station, then please take a public bus to Wonosari city and stop at Wonosari bus station, then please take a small bus to semanu and stop at Kalisuci bridge, then take motorcycle ( ojek ) to the Jomblang Cave.

Start From Giwangan Bus Station: You can directly take a bus to Wonosari city and stop at Wonosari bus station, then please take a small bus to semanu and stop at Kalisuci bridge, then take motorcycle ( ojek ) to the Jomblang Cave.

Start From Tugu Railway Station: Firstly you can take Trans Jogja with route ( 2A ) and stop in Tungkak shelter, then please take route ( 4A ) to Giwangan Bus station, then please take a public bus to Wonosari city and stop at Wonosari bus station, then please take a small bus to semanu and stop at Kalisuci bridge, then take motorcycle ( ojek ) to the Jomblang Cave.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

OPENING HOURS:

The Cave Open.
At 09.00 A.M – 01.30 P.M ( Everyday )

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

Start at Yogyakarta.

At 07.30 A.M – 09.30 P.M

Time to go insede the cave.

At 10.00 A.M

Time to see heaven light.

At 11.30 A.M – 12.00 A.M

Back to the basecamp.

At 01.00 P.M

HOW MUCH IS IT?

TICKET:
IDR 450,000 /person

FACILITY INCLUTION:

There are several facilities that you can enjoy, such as: Boots, helmet, headlamp, life jacket, harness, guide, lunch, mineral water & insurance.

(Please check all the equipment you want to use because there is a possibility there are animals inside )

WHAT TO WEAR:

Simple short or skinny trouser, T Shirt.

WHAT TO PREPARE:

Exrea clothes, Camera

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FIND SOME  OTHER TOURIST PLACES  NEAR JOMBLANG CAVE:

  1. KALISUCI CAVE TUBING
  2. SRIGETHUK WATERFALL
  3. PINDUL CAVE TUBING
  4. NGANDONG BEACH
  5. TANDING CAVE TUBING
  6. JOGAN BEACH
  7. TIMANG BEACH
  8. JOGAN BEACH
  9. NGLANGGERAN ENCIENT MOUNT VOLCANO

JOGJA HOTELS:

We also provide list of the best accomodation options for travelers. Please choose the list of Hotels below.

FIND ANOTHER ACCOMODATIONS IN JOGJA

Boutique Hotel – Resort – Villa – Bed & Breakfast – Hostel – Guesthouse – Homestay

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BOOKING CONFIRMATION:

Anytime If you need transport to visit this place, you can contact me via Whatsapp (+62813 1880 6273)

Please send me your data via WhatsApp with this format for booking the tours:

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