Tinalah River Tubing in Kulon Progo Regency, Yogyakarta


Many tourists have been aware of the fun of river tubing. Even though not all people are into it, they at least want to try river tubing once. The most important aspect is definitely the location, as it determines both safety and satisfaction. Those who are visiting Kulon Progo Regency, in this case, should head to Samigaluh Sub-District where Tinalah River Tubing resides. As the name suggests, tourists may conduct the activity at Tinalah River, which is located in Purwoharjo Village. Have no worries. It is suitable for everyone due to the management’s professional service and reliable safety equipment.

The Nuance
For the information, tourists should choose the right checkpoint to start river tubing. The most recommended one is located near to a roadside eatery in Dekso Street. Tourists only need to pass through the pathway and reach Tinalah River right away. As for the finishing point, it is located behind STM. The distance between those sites is approximately 3 km. Thus, this river tubing takes about 45 minutes. One thing that makes it different than other sites is the fact that the river has a wider size and comes with various rapids (especially when the current is high). While tubing, tourists may see beautiful local farms on both sides of the river as well. Not to mention the view of Menoreh Hills can be seen clearly while tubing.

Enjoying Tinalah River Tubing
It is true that not all people like extreme tourist activity. However, it would be a waste if tourists never try it once, no? Have no worries. In terms of safety, Tinalah River Tubing is considered reliable. Not only it comes with experienced instructors, but it also provides good safety gears including a life jacket, helmet, etc. Thus, everyone can enjoy river tubing without worries even kids and inexperienced persons.

In order to get the best experience while enjoying river tubing at Tinalah River, tourists should pay attention to several things. For example, it is related to the best time to do it. According to the locals, it is better to come during the high volume and current of the river. At the time, the river becomes fiercer and creates a more challenging current. This way, river tubing becomes more interesting and exciting without a doubt.

For those who never try river tubing, they must listen to the instructor’s guide carefully beforehand. Also, they must wear all available safety gears in order to prevent bad things while enjoying the activity later. Tinalah River Tubing takes about 45 minutes, so everyone should also come with a good stamina. In order to avoid the crowd, it is recommended to come during regular days though.

Nearby Attractions

  • Sidoharjo Waterfall
  • Embung KP
  • Siluwok Waterfall
  • Banjarsari Village

How to Get There
From Adisucipto International Airport, it takes about 54 minutes to get to Tinalah River, as the distance is 34.8 km. This trip can be faster, though, if tourists take Kebon Agung Street. Once they arrive at Samigaluh Sub-District, they can directly head to Tinalah Village and get to the starting point right away. Make sure the instructor has been there before starting the activity.

Where to Stay

  • Rimbono Homestay


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