If you’re travelling West Java and find yourself in Pangandaran or Batu Karas the green canyon is a great day trip to mix up those long days of lounging on the beach and hitting the surf. Seemingly right off the pages of a National Geographic magazine this serene river valley is absolutely breathtaking, and is easily one of the most beautiful places you will ever see.

"Green Canyon" Journey through some truly wondrous jungle - rich in massive teak trees, palms, various hanging vinery and the shrill sounds of extensive bird-life. The canyon is apparently a couple of hundred metres long, but it is only safe for visitors to venture the first hundred. At the end of the passable section, the opportunity arises to jump from a 5 metre high stalagmite formation rising from the canyon floor into a deep pool below. The rocks aren't sharp or slippery and there's a myriad of harmless critters around like frogs, dragonflies and miniature crabs to marvel at too. There are about 500 visitors a day, but it will increase to 2,000 per day on holidays make boat congestion on the narrow path and make boat long-waiting too.

The name Green Canyon is believed to have been dubbed by a French tourist who came to the location in 1993. It is said that the clear green water of the river and the abundant green moss on the cliff had given it its popular name. This little natural wonder is located at the Kertayasa Village, in the Ciamis Regency, West Java Province, about 31 Km or 45 minutes’ drive from Pangandaran Beach.

Green Canyon, yes, make no mistake it’s not America’s Grand Canyon, but it is Pangandaran’s Green Canyon on the southern coast of West Java. Originallya called “Cukang Taneuh”- the local Sundanese meaning for Soil Bridge- Green Canyon has a 3 meter wide bridge made up of soil above the twin cliffs on both river banks. This natural wonder is surely a spectacular scene that you will not find anywhere else.

The name Green Canyon is believed to have been dubbed by a French tourist who came to the location in 1993. It is said that the clear green water of the river and the abundant green moss on the cliff had given it its popular name. This little natural wonder is located at the Kertayasa Village, in the Ciamis Regency, West Java Province, about 31 Km or 45 minutes’ drive from Pangandaran Beach.

As you arrive at the main entrance, which is the parking lot of Green Canyon, you will see a row of wooden boats popularly called “Ketinting” lining up by the river. Those are boats that will take you to Green Canyon and costs IDR75.000 per person. The arrangement for renting the boats is very organized: once you pay the fee you will receive a number. You will then get into your boat once your number is called.

The ketinting will then take you on a ride down the river, splitting the clear green water and creating small wave on both sides. From the boat, you will see green forest trees along the banks, and sometimes snakes or lizards jumping into the river, or come up to surface.

As the boat slows down and makes its last turn, an astonishing view jumps right in front of your eyes. Twin cliffs standing tall on each side of the river, with stalactites and stalagmites overhead , and crystal clear water below. You may think that this may be the Garden of Eden.

Water pours down from each side of the cliffs creating a rumbling sound of waterfalls. At low tide, you can walk under this once great cave and marvel at the sight between the two high cliffs.

Since your clothes will surely be soaking wet by now, you may as well dive into the inviting waters and feel its cooling freshness, although the location is not too far from the sea. To swim against the current, between these giant cliffs and under the canopies will be an experience unlike any other. Most noticeable about Green Canyon is that this place is kept very clean. There are no floating garbage on the river or scattered snacks or cigarette wrapping.

Located not too far from Pangandaran, Green Canyon is a must for those who plan to visit Pangandaran. “A piece of heaven on earth”, as those who have been there describe it. A true Natural Wonder hiding behind the thick bushes and trees of Pangandaran’s forests. If you think you have never heard about this place, it is only because Green Canyon is the best kept Secret of Pangandaran.

Itinerary:
Day 01 : Bandung-Pangandaran
Airport pick up in Bandung International Airport, Directly transfer to Pangandaran beach and check in at the local hotel, Free and easy and overnight. ( L. D )

Day 02: Pangadaran-Green Canyon-Pangandaran
After breakfast, leave your hotel and drive to Cikalong village where you will meet your river boat and visit GREEN CANYON, Enjoy the boat ride and the waterfalls, spend the day in Green Canyon and lunch at local restaurant, Return to your boat and drive back to Pangandaran and overnight. ( B.L.D )

Day 03: Pangandaran-Naga Village-Bandung
Free and easy in the morning after breakfast, enjoy the beach of Pangandaran, after lunch, drive to Kampung Naga Traditonal village and learn how the Sundanese lifestyle, continur drive to Bandung and overnight. ( B.L.D )

Day 04. Bandung-Airport.
After breakfast, free and easy before we transfer you to the airport, End of services

Rate : USD 400/person/twin share, Minimum 2 person

Price included:
- All accommodation based on twin share
- Pick up and transfer the airports
- All Meals ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner )
- English Speaking Guide
- AC Vehicle
- Refreshment
- Entrance Fees
- Tours as per itineraries
- Entrance and Conservation Fees
- Boat at green canyon

Price Excluded:
- Return air tickets
- Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
- Tipping
- Laundry
- Any personal expenses