“Nothing adventured, nothing attained.”
If you agree with this quote by Peter McWilliams, then all you have to do is venture off to Yogyakarta for an adventurous trip that will fill your summer with discovery.
Yogyakarta, also known as Jogja, is easily accessible via the Adisucipto International Airport and the newly-inaugurated Yogyakarta International Airport in Kulon Progo. It can also be reached conveniently via train or by car.
Let us walk you through 9 awesome adventurous spots that are waiting to amaze you on your Jogja trip.
Ahoy! Have a blast at Jogja Bay, a pirate-themed waterpark. Try the exciting waterslides, get thrilled by simulated tsunami waves in a pool, tube down an artificial river, watch a musical show, and visit the pirate’s ship.
Go wild at Tegalarum Adventure Park, another adventurous spot in Jogja. Enjoy the unspoiled beauty of the surrounding scenery and choose from outbound activities, river tubing, body rafting, super flying-fox, fun trail bike or ATV.
Make sure to witness breathtaking views of the city from the top of Tebing Breksi, a magnificent nature spot in Jogja. Check out the amphitheater, the unique rock formations, the artistic carvings on the limestone cliffs, and try some challenging rock climbing or biking.
Take a bike or take a hike to reach the top of Punthuk Mongkrong, famous for its glorious sunset and sunrise. The iconic V-shaped bamboo bridge is a popular photo spot protruding from the hill, offering magical views of the Borobudur Temple, Mount Merapi, and Mount Merbabu.
Be awed by the sinkhole’s lush ancient forest as you rappel down the vertical Jomblang Cave. Observe the interesting stalagmites and stalactites formations as you reach the end of a dark tunnel to see the extraordinary spectacle of light entering through the roof of Grubung Cave.
Looking for fun that's packed with action and adrenaline? Go rafting in the Oya River. Experience small rapids, discover a beautiful waterfall or try cliff-diving as go on this scenic journey.
Thrill-seekers who love chasing waterfalls must explore Kedung Kayang, an exotic waterfall in Indonesia with amazing views of Mount Merapi and Mount Merbabu.
If you’re thinking of hiking a not-too-high mountain in Indonesia, then opt for Mount Andong. The highlights include panoramic views of the surrounding legendary mountains, a pine forest, vegetable terraces, a natural spring, and the Five Mountains Festival.
A popular spot for hang-gliding, the easy-to-climb Mount Telomoyo will definitely catch your interest with its magnificent bird’s-eye view of the nearby legendary mountain ranges, its charming sunrise, and its alluring waterfall.
Take time out to visit the Royal Palace of Yogyakarta. Home to the royal family, this palace represents the rich Javanese culture. Another must-see is the Prambanan Temple, the largest Hindu complex in Indonesia and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Buy some traditional Batik, a must-have souvenir. Try a Jogja specialty like Gudeg, a sweet jackfruit stew that’s an unmissable local delicacy.
So allow this summer to be an incredible one as you engage in fascinating adventure travel experiences in and around Yogyakarta. Happy Jogja-ing! (HR)
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