Green Canyon information
The number one tour from Pangandaran is to Green Canyon. Boats buzz up the jungle-fringed, emerald river from a small marina to a waterfall and a beautiful canyon where there’s fun swimming (though the current is often strong here). Locals take good care of the river and you won't see any plastic rubbish.
Boatmen work on a return-trip schedule of just 45 minutes, which only gives you about 15 minutes to swim and explore the narrowest and most beautiful part of the canyon. If you want to motor further upstream or stay longer you’ll have to pay an extra 100,000Rp for 30 minutes. Many tour operators in Pangandaran run trips here for 300,000Rp and include ‘countryside’ excursions to make a full-day tour. To get there yourself, hire a boat from the Green Canyon river harbour on the highway, 1km before the turn-off to Batu Karas. The entrance is clearly signposted at several points along the highway.