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15 Things to Do in Kalibiru – Natural Tourism of Yogyakarta

by chandrifajriana

Yogyakarta is very popular with its tourism. It’s a famous cultural tourism city, Yogyakarta continues to expand its territory as a tourist city. Currently, there are many tourism objects in Yogyakarta that you may not miss. One of them natural attractions is Kalibiru.

Kalibiru actually is a forest that currently processed to be a natural tourist attraction. Kalibiru Forest has a height of 450 mdpl and is a fertile hill area.

The temperature is very cool. Kalibiru is managed by the government and local people as a natural and educational attraction. There are many things to get here, including outbound, lodging, and some spots to take for amazing pictures. There are trekking tracks that can also be used as camping locations.

1. How to Get to Kalibiru Yogyakarta 

Kalibiru tourist attraction is located in Kulon Progo area, Yogyakarta. Recently, Kalibiru with its natural tourism concept is very popular in social media. The exact location is in Hargowilis Village, Kokap district, Kulon Progo – Yogyakarta Province. Distance from the city is about 40 kilometers. To get to Kalibiru, there are at least several alternative travel routes that can be selected by you;

  • Sermo route

The first route is the most used by travelers. The reason is because on the way, we will also get the beautiful view of Waduk Sermo, so the trip will be more fun. If you are a person who enjoys more travel than the destination itself, this route will be suit you. To go to Kalibiru with Sermo route, you can pass Sentolo area, then to Pengasih. From there, head toward the Wates square – Wates Hospital – Beji – and Sermo. From Sermo, you can go to Kalibiru.

  • Clereng route

The second route is Clereng route. Traveling with this route is faster than the first one, because the incline or bend will not be as much as Sermo route. If you don’t like traveling far and prefer a short trip, you may take this route. From the city center, you can go to Sentolo, then to Pengasih. However, after the intersection at Pengasih then turn right (towards Clereng). Just follow the route to Kalibiru. You don’t need to be worry about getting lost cause there is already a sign on the way.

  • City route (from Malioboro)

This is the least used route cause there’re not much tourists from the Malioboro direction to Kulon Progo. But if you want to go to Kulon Progo from Malioboro, just take the Purworejo line. Follow the streets to the Wates terminal. Follow the directions to get to Waduk Sermo. From Sermo, then follow the route to Kalibiru.

2. Price of Entrance Ticket

Kalibiru is a tourist attraction that is affordable and suit people who don’t want to spend a lot of money to travel around Yogyakarta. You can have your vacation here with a low budget and enjoy all the facilities with friends. Tourists who entering Kalibiru will be charged with cheap price, which is only Rp 5,000 per person. Visitors only need to pay Rp 2.000 to park a motorcycle, while to park the car only takes Rp 5,000.

3. Facilities

There are many tourist facilities offered by Kalibiru as a natural tourism. There is a large parking area for motorcycles and cars. There are some food kiosks (small shop), so tourists don’t have to worry about running out of food supplies.

There are also some facilities such as pendopo, homestay, even camping ground. The visitors can also enjoy an outbound, especially for you who love some adrenaline attraction.

In addition, there is also a viewing tower to enjoy the scenery of the hills from Kalibiru. We will also get a cool sunset view when visiting at the right time. If you want to take some picture here, you only need to pay Rp 10.000.

There are some tree-house viewing post to enjoy the sunset view and hunt for some cool sunset photos. No Wonder, many teenagers are visit this destination to capture their best moment here. There are many things to do in Kalibiru Yogyakarta that will perfectly bless your life.  

4. Where to Stay

There are 6 homestays facilities in total and the whole can accommodate about 10-15 people. The cheapest price is Rp 120,000 per night for one homestay which is very suitable for a family to stay.

The price is relatively cheap for a natural tourist site in Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta, isn’t it?

Meanwhile, you can enjoy the scenery of the cool and beautiful hills with a very cheap price in Yogyakarta. In addition, visitors can also build a camp at the camping ground provided around.

5. What to Eat 

What’s more beautiful things to do in Kalibiru Yogyakarta? In a nature tourism like Kalibiru, there are also culinary tourism concepts that are presented here. There are many delicious food that so easy to find around the destination, starting from snacks even some heavy meals.

There is also a cafe that similar to the cafe located near the main entrance gate of Kalibiru. Although, there are also some lesehan you can find and visit easily with an affordable price. It has very diverse food menu to choose.

7. Outbound Facilities

For outbound facilities, Kalibiru also has a flying fox that can be tested by all people, with the price of Rp 5,000 per person (for children) up to Rp 10,000 per person (for adults). However, the flying fox can only be used on Sundays only from 8 am to 4 pm. If you want to try, just come on Sunday.

Beside that, there is also an outbound means namely Jembatan Monyet (monkey bridge). This is a suspended bridge that connected from tree to tree. The material used is some wooden boards with rigging. From the top of the bridge, the view of Waduk Sermo can also looks very cool. For the tourist who have the fear of heights, don’t have to worry cause the safety rope will be set on you before you pass the bridge. There are guards who can pair it for you. 

8. Trekking Facilities

For trekking or roaming facilities, there are several routes and terrain that can be taken. Tourists are free to choose on which tracks they will run on. There is a track that’s only 1.5 km, 3 km, 5 km, up to 7 km. For the 7 km track, you can see the sights of Waduk Sermo from close distance.
During the journey, you can also see the diversity of the scattered fauna, such as eagles, wild boars, hedgehogs, fowls, and tigers. If you plan on going up the mountain, it’s good to have a physically train on this track of Kalibiru.

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That was the explanation of Kalibiru nature tourism. If you want to visit the destination, better for you to use a private vehicle in case for more freely take a move to other attraction in Kulon Progo.

Have a good vacation in Yogyakarta and have a nice holiday! Happy Travelling in Indonesia!

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