It is a never-ending conversation if we are talking about tourism in Yogyakarta. All of its tourist attractions whether it is modern or traditional, nature tourism, culinary to lifestyle, are all worth experiencing. If you are a true adventurer, these following activities are recommended for you to do while traveling to Yogyakarta.
- Admire the Beauty of Jomblang Cave
If you are looking for one of the Yogyakarta natural attractions, you should visit Jomblang Cave. It is a huge cave formed by an underground river that has been flowing since tens of thousands of years ago. Jomblang Cave is only part of the entire underground cave system located in the region. To explore it your rope will be lowered to the bottom of the cave and from there you can continue exploring the territory with the rest of your adventure mates. Since the cave is quite dark and the floor is slippery and muddy, do not forget to bring a flashlight plus some spare clothes. There is a limit to the number of groups/visitors allowed to visit this attraction, so it is advisable to book a trip-guide in advance.
- Riding Jeep to See Mount Merapi
Mount Merapi means Volcano in Indonesian and it is one of the most active volcanoes in Indonesia. If you are looking for an adventurous ride, then opt for jeep tours available in the area around Mount Merapi. You will find sunrise and sunset tours to choose from. The trip usually stops at some points where you can see beautiful views and the remains of damage that was caused by eruptions in the past.
- Chill on the Beach
In the southern part of this special area of Yogyakarta which is ideal for school sport tours, you can find several charming beaches, which are located only 1-2 hours from Jogja. Among the most famous beaches is Indrayanti Beach. This beautiful beach with soft sand is located about two hours from Yogyakarta which is in Gunungkidul regency. Another stunning beach is Drini Beach which is famous for its small island off the coast. There, you can walk to the very small island and take some pictures of the beach from that point after the tide is lowering or just chilling by the beach enjoying the sunset.
- Climb Up Kalibiru National Park
Hiking in the Kalibiru National Park can also be your choice to spend your break times in Yogyakarta. Along with this 2-7 km hiking trail, the park has many great views from where you can observe the local Sermo Reservoir. On a clear day, you can even catch a glimpse of South Beach or even Mount Merapi. In addition, many photo spots — which are subject to additional fees. If you are enthusiastic about having your photo taken at one of these photo spots, do consider not to come at night.
- Walking Through Pinus Pengger/Bukit Panguk Kediwung
One of the most famous attractions for domestic and international tourists is posing in a place with a stunning view. You can find these tourist perspectives and parks all over Indonesia and about Yogyakarta, the two most famous being the Pinus Pengger Forest and Panguk Kediwung Hill.
Whether your trips take you on a long stroll on beaches, delicious cuisines, relaxing spas and resorts, or urban attractions, additional research will give you the best experience for your visit. Get to know more about Yogyakarta by visiting Wonderful Indonesia.