Challenge Timang Beach Adventure from Samoeng Tai

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Timang Beach in Brief.

Challenge Timang Beach Adventure from Samoeng Tai | Have your ever see the reality TV show named Running Man? One of their [chapter|episode} contains the show in Timang Beach, Gunungkidul, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Running Man’s South Korean actors, Lee Kwang so and Jeon So Min, spotted in the gondola of Timang Beach. The Two had to take the gondola trip to fulfill the penalties for losing in the previous chapter.

As information, the gondola is well known for its extremes action. Usually, only travelers who want an adrenaline test that may try. This man-driven mechanical wooden gondola cross over the sea with a fierce waves, Its spooky but exciting

Challenge Timang Beach Adventure from Samoeng Tai
Timang Beach Gondola Adventure

Timang Beach is spotted exactly at Purwodadi Village, Tepus Sub district, Gunung Kidul Regency, Yogyakarta Special Region, Indonesia. This southern part of Yogyakarta have a wide coastal line and many new beach for tourism objects. One of the best attraction of this coastal cluster in Gunung Kidul is Timang beach. They have smooth white sand and the wide spread of steep corals along the coastline.

Challenge Timang Beach Adventure from Samoeng Tai – Ride Gondola Lift to Timang Island.

This beach is knowing for its character of the Gondola Lift and Rope Bridge to get to Timang Island in the middle of the sea. this Island is a huge part of large rocks that are very steep around it. It takes full courage to ride this lift, as it will walk across the sea with contains fierce waves. The fares are relatively cheap. The crossing fare is around I.D.R 150k/person for local visitors and I.D.R 200k/person for foreigners.

In some cases, the huge waves that hits the island could be catch the Gondola passengers. Very fun, isn’t it? After arriving at Timang Island, you can takea breathe in a little while, slowing your heart beating while you can take a selfies there. There is a Big stone named Watu Panjang. A cool places for selfies.

Uniquely, the Gondola Lift mechanism is not run by machine, but relying by human power. There are 4 people whose pulling and push the gondola using a rope. If you feel the hassle of merging the adrenaline concentration with your selfie desires, Don’t worry, The People (including guides and jeep drivers) are well-trained to help photo services of your adventure, without rates.

The Video above is when one of Travelista Tours clients that is very young, dare to challenge their courage. They Both rides into Timang island amid the large wave. Are you brave?

Challenge Timang Beach Adventure from Samoeng Tai – Try Timang Beach Rope Bridge.

The Rope Bridge is actually a solution for tourists who afraid to ride the cable car. The bridge is made of woven rope that is associates to the wooden slab as a ground. So, tourists will feel it’s just a safe walk. But remember, while you come to the center of the bridge, watching the waves crunch, seems pushing the heart beating. Especially when the bridge is rocked. The fares of this bridge is less expensive than the cable car. It’s approximately I.D.R 100.000/pax.



In this video, I make myself trying to pass the bridge, holding the camera and upload here. I think, the other blog authors are not necessarily brave doing this. If they just writing an articles about the attraction on the web without doing the real thing, that’s very trivial! Ha ha.

Security Adventure at Timang Beach.

No need to worry, this attraction is strong enough. As information, the Gondola is equipped with a large-diameter rope, strong and it performs supervised by the advanced teams. The big waves under the bridge and the blowing sea winds will rocking the bridge. But, that’s is the essential of adventure in Timang Island.

You will never be able to have this extreme tour in another place. If you plan to showing your trip to your colleagues at home, what else unless your courage to crosses the sea with an extra adrenaline rush.

Challenge Timang Beach Adventure from Samoeng Tai – Walking Path to The Coastline

Yes, indeed most of the information about Timang Beach is only write about Gondola Lift, Rope Bridge and Jeep adventure. Many people doesn’t remember that the beach also has a beach lips that able to playing with sand in the shore. The typical of Timang beach is not a kind of shore with long lines. The rock hills are very steep.

But, Do not go wrong, on the eastern side of the Gondola Lift, you can trekking to eastwards. You have to stepping down the wooden path by paying the entrance of walking path amount I.D.R 30K. This walking path is the road that connecting main entrance with the non-elevated beach. There is no other simple way to reach sloping beach unless using a rock climbing rope or trekking around the hill in a far distance.

Challenge Timang Beach Adventure from Samoeng Tai
Trekking Path

When arriving at this ramps beach, you can look Timang Island from the distance. The beach is around 50-60 meters wide. On weekdays, you can ‘own’ this beach as a private beach. Because, it is less people here, although the distance is not really far from the main attraction.

Access from Purwodadi Village to The Beach.

To get to Timang beach, you can ride private transportation tools either bicycle, motorcycle or your own car. However, the way to the beach is still very hard to reach. After the last settlement, The road is still in the form of nature stone. So that’s the reason the locals of Timang, take the advantage of this circumstance to make a fortune through ride sharing services and Jeep Adventure. The fares of a ride sharing services is approximately I.D.R 30.000/person. See next paragraph for the Jeep tour fares.

Jeep Adventure
Jeep Adventure

If tourist want to push their own vehicle to the shore, it can actually be, But (they|you} must have a good riding skills. Therefore, That’s not recommended. For those who scares the motorcycle of being damages or got a problems, You probably should get a ride share services or Jeep tours provided. Because the path is completely off-road, Normal car will not be able to get to the beach. Don’t believe it? Watch this video.



The Price and Route of Timang Beach Jeep Adventure Package.

  • Short Package : I.D.R 350K-400K | Destination only Timang Beach | Approximately 1-2 long.
  • Medium Package : I.D.R 450K-500K | Destination to Ngetun, Nglambor, Garden Beach, Jogan and Siung | Approximately 2-3 long.
  • Long Trip: I.D.R 550K-600K | Destination Timang Beach, Pengilon Hill, Banyunibo, Watu Lumbung, Jungwok and Wediombo Beach | Approximately 3-4 Hours long.

Enjoying Seafood at Timang Beach.

In The Timang Beach, there is a culinary attraction that you should not be missing. Eat Lobster and another seafood like fish, squids, shrimps, crab and many more. Seafood stalls in Timang, once there was only in the place of Mr. Sis Restaurant. If you are in good fortunes, you can meet Panjo Fish, a species of fish that is very rare and difficult to obtain. The fish have a blue spike. It tastes very good.

Challenge Timang Beach Adventure from Samoeng Tai
Lobster Culinary

Extra Information on Timang Beach.

  • Location Type : Beach, Island.
  • Attraction : Bridge and Gondola Lift rides, Jeep tours.
  • Facility : drivers, Insurance, Toilet, Parking, Seafood Stall.
  • Lodging : Small Lodging.
  • Admission Rate : I.D.R 10.000 / 10K
  • Parking Area : Large.
  • Park Rates : Free.
  • Operation Hours : 08.00 to 16.30.
  • Travel distance from Yogyakarta : +/- 2 hours.
  • Child Friendly : Not Recommended for under 5 years.
  • Currency Converter : I.D.R 10K same as U.S.D 0.69 / S.G.D 0.96 / M.Y.R 2.91 / K.R.W 824.01 / T.H.B 22.12 / V.N.D 16221.13 / C.N.Y 4.79.  Data from May 2019.

Challenge Timang Beach Adventure from Samoeng Tai and Call to Action!.

If you’re a foreign visitor,  you can contact us to guide you there safe and sound. You can pay for just U.S.D 250 for 4 pax with all the benefit :

  • Jeep Adventure Tours.
  • Gondola.
  • Rope Bridge.
  • Seafood Package for 4 pax.
  • Drivers, Fuels, Rent Cars.
  • 12 Hours activity.
  • Free Documentation assist.
  • Pick up at Airport or Hotels.

Just call us for other customized options.  All our driver are understands completely the path to go there. We have so many years experience in guiding a foreigner in Timang Beach Adventure. This tours will never make you disappoint. Call us at +6287742335400 using a GSM or Whatsapp call. Email : admin@travelista.co.id

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