Kali Serang Karst Tubing in Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta
Here is an interesting tourist activity for those visiting Kulon Progo Regency in Indonesia. The name is Kali Serang Karst Tubing and it is done in Clereng Village at Pengasih Sub-District. As the name suggests, tourists would explore the river by water tube. For the information, this is done in a group so it becomes a fun and interactive activity! The good thing is everyone is allowed to enjoy it regardless of the age, due to the presence of a reliable instructor and excellent safety gear. What they need is only some money and the guts to explore the river.
As the name suggests, the tubing adventure is done at Serang River. “Kali” means river, after all. When it comes to the nuance, the river indeed features various currents both small and big. No wonder, it gives thrilling sensations to all tubers. Some people even say it is more fun than rafting! Once again, 2 or more instructors will guide tubers during the activity. Not to mention everyone wears safety gears like a helmet and lifebuoy. What tourists need to do is to follow the instructions and enjoy the activity to their heart’s content.
Enjoying Kali Serang Karst Tubing
In terms of safety, Kali Serang Karst Tubing offers an excellent quality. It is because the management provides 2 – 3 instructors or guides to accompany a group of 5. No wonder, everyone is able to enjoy the activity without worries. Plus, there is a regular observation regarding the condition of the river before serving the customers. Even it is possible to go tubing during the rainy season due to such excellent service. In fact, the nuance becomes more challenging due to stronger river current during the rainy season.
For the information, tourists have three different routes in enjoying Kali Serang Karst Tubing that come with a different length and challenges. The first route has the length of 1.2 km, which takes about 1 hour to explore it. The second route is longer, which is about 2 km. As for the most challenging one has the length of 3 km! This one takes about 3 hours for tourists to explore, actually. The good thing is all people can choose whatever they want regardless of the age. According to the management, the minimum age is 6 years old who comes with the parents.
In order to get the best experience, tourists should choose the most challenging route. The starting point is near to Waduk Sermo. In the beginning, the current feels plain and calm. However, it gets fiercer over time! During tubing, tourists can even witness majestic karst cliffs that surround the river as well. No wonder, Kali Serang Karst Tubing got the name from it.
- Clereng Swimming Pool
- Taman Pohon Mungur
- Kepek Fountain
How to Get There
In order to enjoy such experience, tourists only need to visit Clereng Village where Serang River resides. The distance between Adisucipto International Airport and the site is 38 km, so the trip takes approximately 1 hour. Have no worries. It becomes faster if they take the best route which is Yogyakarta – Wates Street.
Where to Stay
- Kusuma Hotel
- King’s Hotel