What comes to your mind when hearing about the cave? Dark? Bat? Ancient? Or even haunted? You will not find something like that when you have the opportunity to visit the cave tour in Indonesia. Indonesia’s amazing nature proved to produce thousands of natural attractions that can be visited. Not only beaches, mountains, and oceans, Indonesia also has a very exotic nature cave tour. The exotism is so miraculous. Therefore, Some of cave tourism is crowned as the most beautiful cave in Southeast Asia, even one of the most beautiful in the world.
The beauty of exotic tourist cave in Indonesia promises you an unforgettable experience, in addition, to explore your science passions of archeology and other earth sciences, you can also spend your time with the charm of beauty that you can only find in Indonesia.
Here are some references to cave tours in Indonesia that you can visit with your family or colleagues.
1. Jomblang Cave
One of the big cities in Indonesia, Yogyakarta is recognized to have a lot of stunning natural attractions. Yogyakarta offers a beautiful cave through Goa Jomblang. Goa located in Semanu, Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta is known as one of the most beautiful vertical types of a cave in Indonesia. Because it is vertical, anybody who wants to explore is required to use vertical caving equipment with single rope technique and experienced instructor.
But all the struggle will be paid when you arrive at the bottom of the cave. You will be amazed to see the ancient forest that grows thick under there. Plus the sunlight that burst into the cave, adding to the beauty of this cave.
2. Petruk Cave
From Yogyakarta, we move to another big city namely Kebumen. There is a Petruk Cave that offers its own exoticism. Inside this cave, the tourists can see the stalactites and stalagmites that have diverse forms. This three-tiered cave has wet and damp walls and a river running through it.
3. Pindul Cave
In addition to Goa Jomblang, Yogyakarta has one more cave that is not less beautiful, namely Goa Pindul. Goa Pindul offers a different sensation when exploring it. You will be invited to use a buoy tire to walk along the river contained in the cave. This river flow will take you through the cave with a length of 350 meters. The beauty of the cave walls and the clear water of the river makes this cave a favorite place for tourists when visiting Yogyakarta.
4. Gong Cave
The birthplace of the 6th President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Pacitan, has the nickname as City of 1001 cave because of the many tourist sites cave there. But there is one cave that became the pride of the Pacitan community, the Gong Cave. Located in the village of Bromo, District Punung, Pacitan, this cave has its own uniqueness that is not owned by other caves. Typical sounds like gamelan gongs (Javanese music instrument) from stalactites and stalagmites when hit will echo inside the cave. So in addition to the beautiful panorama, this cave also sounds beautiful. Nothing wrong if this cave is called as the most beautiful in Southeast Asia.
5. Jatijajar Cave
Goa Jatijajar is a natural cave located in Jatijajar Village, Kecamatan Ayah, Kebumen. This cave is made of limestone and was discovered in 1802. While inside, you can see many stalactite ornaments, stalagmites, and limestone columns. On the other side, you can also see eight dioramas and 32 statues mounted inside the cave. The 32 statues tell one story of the mythical legend of Indonesia about Raden Kamandaka later known better known as Lutung Kasarung.
That’s some cave tour you can visit in Indonesia, immediately enter your travel list in Indonesia to one of the exotic cave tours above.