Wednesday, December 5, 2012

OYO: RIVER OF GUNUNG KIDUL, YOGYAKARTA


Oyo river is one of the rivers which is suitable for tubing activity at Yogyakarta Special Region.The river's track varies 1,5 - 4 km, with depth 7-11 meters and normally explored for 1-3 hours.It located at Gunung Kidul regency, closed to Pindul cave and the trip could be done in once: Tubing the cave and then river.

Enterance gate is accessible approx 1 hour - 1,5 hours drive from Yogyakarta City.Available facilities on spot: Parking area, waiting/resting site, registration pos,local tubing and caving guide, tubing and caving gears,local transport, toilet, accomodation and some stall. Before tubing, registration is required at registration pos.Booking the registration prior to tubing commencement  is sufficiently suggested since quantity of visitors per day was restricted for tubing activities on this area (2014)

After final preparation, guests normally transported by local car heads for starting point. Don't forget to wear the life jacket, carry the tub, and follow the guidance of the local tubing guides. As you get in to Oyo river, you then experiences the beauty of natural limestone cliff that is so specific for this Gunung Kidul region, and feel the sentation of moving on the river water by tub. Jumping from the cliff down to the river is normally done by visitors of this river, also make stop for break beside the waterfall flowing from from limestone cliff down to the below Oyo river.

After completing the tubing activities, guests then take return to registration pos  to change the wet clothe ( some room available for this ), and proceed trip to next destination.







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