For those who loves adventure, Kali Suci which is located at Gunungkidul which has not been explored by many visitors are one of a good water rafting place for all.

Visitors posing before starting their journey

Visitors posing before starting their journey

Located at Pacarejo Village, in the Semanu sub-district, Gunungkidul Regency, Yogyakarta Province, the Kalisuci Cave is about 60km from the city of Yogya and can be reached in a 1.5-2 hours’ drive from the city.

The name Kalisuci simply translated means ‘Holy River’ which originates from the spring found in the area that produces an endless flow of crystal clear water even in the rainy season. However, during the rainy season cave tubing here is prohibited for safety of the public since the caves may suddenly flood.

Cave tubing at Kalisuci is managed and organized by the local community through the village Tourism Awareness Association (Pokdarwis). The organization has about 20 guides, the young men and women of the village who will accompany you through the entire journey and ensure your safety during this adventure trip.

Briefing before stating the journey

Briefing before stating the journey

Kalisuci cave tubing adventure covers a total distance of about 500 meters taking an approximate time of 1.5 to 2 hours.

Here, the stream will take you through a number of cave that are interconnected called the Suci Cave, the Luweng Senglat Cave, Luweng Geleng Cave, and Mburi Omah Cave.

The river’s depth is between 1 to 3 meters, and you will be floating along with the current during the entire journey. Here, you can admire some exceptional wonders: stalactites that hang down magnificently from the cave’s ceiling while stalagmites on either side of the river radiate an out-of-this-world sensation.

Enjoy sitting on the water tube

Enjoy sitting on the water tube

Before entering the next cave, Gaze up to the clear blue sky above and the rows of sheltering trees as you marvel at the great gifts of nature.

Next to calm water flows, The river will also take you through some small rapids that will surely pump your adrenaline as your tube will slide faster with the current.

Your adventure will also be highlighted with the appearance of some wildlife. Bats hang calmly along the ceiling, fish swim under your feet, crabs and shrimps roam the river bed, and huge spiders sit on the stalagmites, that are just among the many creatures you will encounter on this adventure.

Check out how Kali Suci adventure looks like in this video:

Kalisuci Cave Tubing will be closed when the rainfall intensity is high, so for the tourists who want to do cave tubing should contact the organizer that consists of the local people several days before to check the stream.

To experience this sensational cave tubing adventure at Kalisuci you only need to spend IDR70,000 per person, which also includes insurance as well as snacks and beverages.

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