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Review of Jomblang Cave

Jomblang Cave
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US$151.60*
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Merapi Volcano and Jomblang Cave Tour from...
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Semanu
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took 2 hours plus to travel there from Jogja. Arrived there but was told that they cannot accommodate further participants. The issue here is (according to my guide/driver) there isn't any system of informing tourists that they are full for the day. There is no internet booking, there aren't any phone numbers to call to confirm availability.

1  Thank Aaron J
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"rubber boots"
in 17 reviews
"light shining"
in 11 reviews
"change of clothes"
in 14 reviews
"shower cap"
in 20 reviews
"simple lunch"
in 5 reviews
"head lamp"
in 5 reviews
"sun rays"
in 5 reviews
"total darkness"
in 5 reviews
"lunch box"
in 4 reviews
"short trek"
in 4 reviews
"dark tunnel"
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"climb down"
in 4 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
in 7 reviews
"underground river"
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"safety equipment"
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"an adventure"
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"bring water"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an unique experience as first you will be "roll down" to a cave by 15-20 men using rope (yes! using man power) .... after you reach the bottom of the cave, you will begin to walk in a very muddy way into the cave itself ! You need to walk for about 300m further into the cave and be aware of slipper and thick muddy ways, you will be given a pair of boots to wear. Advisable to wear 3/4 pants that will actually cover you until the knee.

At last of the cave, you will stand at the edge and look up ..... Taa daaa ... there is the stray of lights coming into the cave naturally .... and it's so beautiful !

1  Thank jackie9378
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A place where u get away from the noise of city and came to look for the mystical light which just shows for a limited time. The most exciting part will be the descending and ascending from around 30m if I'm not mistaken. And could u imagine it's all use manpower. It might be quite costly around 450k which includes all. But its a must try experience where u get wet and dirty. Do remember to prepare extra clothes for change.

1  Thank Chua H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived early to secure our spot as the operators will stop accepting visitors once they hit their quota (80 pax) for the day. The tour usually starts at 10am, but since the quota was fulfilled by 8.30am, the operators started the tour at 9am. Things which I think are essentials:
1) Throw away socks. The boots are cracked and mud water do seep into the boots. The mud is very sticky and more than once my foot pop out of the boot while it was stuck in the mud.
2) Flash light or head lamp. It is total darkness in the cave. You can’t even see your own hand in front of you. It’s dangerous to walk the path without any light. Forget about using hp as a light source unless your hp is mud-proof.
3) Change of clothing. No matter how careful you are, you can’t avoid the mud. It’s just everywhere! Some people fell (because they couldn’t see the path) and were totally caked in mud…
4) Insect repellent. It’s a long wait in the forest for all 80 pax to be winched up/down and we’re all feeding the mosquitoes while waiting.

2  Thank Irene T
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My private guide brought us there early so we were able to get the boot size we wanted. You will be given a q number. Once they are ready, you will move to cave area where you will put on safety equipment before you are belayed to the entrance of the cave.

The cave is dark and the surrounding areas are muddy and slippery. The moment when you see the light shinning into the cave, is magical.

Would strongly advise to bring your own torchlight, showercap (for the helmet). There are also quite alot of mosquitoes in the area so you may want to bring mosquito repellent too.

1  Thank itsu88
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