White Water Rafting: Ayung River, Ubud, Bali

rafting2.jpg Indonesia has some excellent fast-river systems and a majority excellent for rafting. Some of the sections in these rivers are not for the faint hearted and is quite adventurous. One river in Bali is the Ayung, and although quite tame compared to other rivers it is still an adventure.

I have rafted down the Ayung River but that was quite a few years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. The rafting company in Bali that has an excellent record of safety and one that provides almost everything to make your day of rafting an enjoyable one is Bali Sobek.

Here’s a little from their website for your perusal:

Enjoy the best of Bali with a whitewater rafting adventure on the spectacular Ayung River – an unforgettable journey through lush jungle scenery and deep river gorges led by Indonesia’s top rafting professionals.

Our journey takes you through tropical rain forest, breathtaking waterfalls and wild countryside on this exciting adventure.
We pick you up from your hotel and take you to the mountain village of Begawan, where you will be supplied with helmets and life jackets before walking down to the river for a brief introductory talk.

And then it’s off down the river in self-bailing rafts designed for the Ayung, heading for the excitement of 25 class II and III rapids as the fast-flowing water carves its way through the river valley.

Our trained guides, world class experts in rafting techniques and river safety, take you through two hours of whitewater fun before reaching Kedewatan where our chefs prepare a delicious buffet meals as you arrive at our prize-winning river side garden restaurant.

After your meal, freshen up in our changing rooms and showers before being transported back to your hotel. It’s a great day out for all the family.

Price : US$68/person – net
Price : US$45/person – net for children under 12 years old

Price include : air-conditioned transfers, refreshment & snacks, buffet lunch, shower and changing rooms, Sobek boast’s Asia’s most professional guides with world class equipment and safety standards, US$100.000 insurance cover.