Adventure in Cukang Taneuh, Indonesia’s Green Canyon
Cukang Taneuh or Green Canyon is formed from soil erosion caused by the flow of the Cijulang River over millions of years that penetrates the cave with stunning stalactites and stalagmites and flanked by two hills with rocks and lush trees. Cukang Taneuh presents unique and challenging natural attractions.
Cukang Taneuh or people who know him better by the name of Green Canyon is one of the river tourism objects owned by West Java, located in Kertayasa Village, Cijulang District, Ciamis Regency, approximately 31 km from Pangandaran. This location is formed from soil erosion due to the flow of the Cijulang River over millions of years that penetrated the cave with stunning stalactites and stalagmite flanked by two hills with rocks and lush trees. Cukang Taneuh presents unique and challenging natural attractions.
The term Green Canyon itself was born of three foreign travelers who happened to visit the Cukang Taneuh area. Three foreign travelers, according to the story, came to Cukang Taneuh sambal along the Cijulang River accompanied by a tour guide from Pangandaran. Initially, they did not think that in the area hidden natural beauty that is very charming. The clear green water from the river and green moss abound on the cliffside. For their admiration for the beauty of Cukang Taneuh, finally, they named the place the nickname “Green Canyon”.
For local residents, Cukang Taneuh means “land bridge”. This is because in the valley and ravine of Cukang Taneuh there is a bridge from the land that is used by local farmers to get to their gardens. In the past, the community around the location was believed to be haunted and scary. So, do not be surprised if most people are reluctant to visit the area, maybe only a few people who dare to go there, and even then usually people who hunt snakes and monitor lizards.
To reach this place we have to rent a boat from the Ciseureuh Pier and travel for approximately 30-45 minutes with a distance of about 3 km. Boat ticket rates range from Rp.200,000, can be obtained at the ticket counter at that price, including insurance with a maximum of 5 passengers. Green Canyon Nature Tourism operates every day from 7.30 WIB – 16.00 WIB.
Along the way, our eyes will be spoiled by the shade of river water green. At the mouth of the cave, there is a Paladar waterfall so the atmosphere at this tourist attraction feels so cool. Activities that can be done include jumping off a cliff, swimming or body rafting.
For those of you who want to do swimming activities, you usually have to pay extra to the boat driver Rp.100,000 per 30 minutes because the boat ticket is only for payment of the trip, excluding stopovers and swimming.
Well, for world travel buddies who want to explore more of the Cijulang River, you can choose the Wahana Body Rafting package at a cost of around Rp. 250,000 / person. This price includes a guide, safety equipment (buoys, helmets, and shoes), as well as snacks or large meals. For this body rafting activity takes approximately 4 hours drive. Buddy Enchantment will be brought down the river from upstream to downstream and ends at the Palatar Pier.