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Telaga waja river is located on the slopes of Majesty of Mount Agung, The highest and holiest volcano in Bali. Telaga Waja River Rafting start point is located at Br. Batusesa, Desa Rendang - karangasem, about 14.5 km from agung crater, About 60 km...more
Just got back from spending the morning rafting down the Telaga Waja River (make sure you are booking Telaga bc the other river is much less exciting from what we heard)
We rafted for almost 3 hours and it was FUN! The guides are great...More
Fantastic experience, our first time white water rafting and it was perfect. The river had it all amazing scenery, rice fields, cliffs, waterfalls which we would paddle under and even a 2 metre man made damn that we went over scared the begeebus out of...More
Wonderful day with beautiful views and clean river. The rafting was exiting and far beyond our expectations! We all enjoyed it all very much. The rafting can be done only in dry season otherwise the river is too strong.
There are several companies operating there...More
Got picked up from the hotel and the drive to the starting point was long and through the coffee plantations. Almost a 2-2.5 hour long rafting adventure on the pristine clear waters was a thrilling adventure. There are waterfalls in the middle of the journey...More
We had a great time white water rafting with these guys! The rapids were class III most of the time, and we had a fun boat with another two people. Really enjoyed it, and definitely recommend it to others! Price was fair and there was...More
This was one of the most fun activity to do.Me,my sister and my dad loved it.....,this activity lasted for about 3 hours.After that we had lunch(which was included).This is one of the experience i could never forget....😊😊😊(my 11 year old daughters comment)
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Please call the white water rafting directly. I believe they will pick you up and drop you back in Seminyak. I don't know how far Telaga Waja river to Seminyak, from Ubud is roughly an hour drive without traffic. Make... More
Please call the white water rafting directly. I believe they will pick you up and drop you back in Seminyak. I don't know how far Telaga Waja river to Seminyak, from Ubud is roughly an hour drive without traffic. Make sure that you pick the operator that I went before, look at my reviews. There are a bunch of them, ours is the longest and no steps going up, others have hundreds of steps up and shorter distance. For transportation to Tanah Lot from Seminyak: I do not think Kura Kura bus going to Tanah Lot. It is about 40-45 minutes one way to Tanah Lot. Your best bet is either take a taxi, ask the driver to stay there and return with the same taxi to Seminyak OR hire a private driver for half a day. Going rate for 8 hours is around USD 50 for a driver + a car. There is no taxi in Tanah Lot, all taxis are waiting for their passengers back. Another idea: combine Tanah Lot with other touristy places for 8 hours.
We are very confused and also very concerned with a couple of your posts here stating ‘safe’ white water rafting, particularly with reference to kids on the Ayung River. Simply stated, there is NO SUCH THING as a... More
We are very confused and also very concerned with a couple of your posts here stating ‘safe’ white water rafting, particularly with reference to kids on the Ayung River. Simply stated, there is NO SUCH THING as a ‘safe’ white water rafting in a dynamic river system … anywhere in the world, let alone Bali.
Having a 35+ year professional background in outdoor adventure instruction, wilderness-adventure therapy expeditions & eco-tourism, we plead with you that you need to refrain from labelling Bali rivers (particularly the Ayung River) as a ‘safe’ w/w river – of which it is not!
Professionally, we would also like offer the following information to your readers:
* We would NOT recommend any w/w rafting on the Ayung River for children under 8 years of age. Generally speaking, a child over 8 would most likely be able to understand & ‘follow’ a River Guide’s instructions. Particular during a white water rescue scenario in an emergency.
* Hopefully, your child over 8 is a strong swimmer. We have witnessed several participants (even adults) who stated that, “They could not swim…!” and yet they were now suddenly on our rafting group!
* We recently participated in one Bali rafting company and on this day our group was MASSIVE (that’s a HUGE profit for just one day!). This is called “En-Mass Adventure Tourism” (it’s all about making a HUGE profit, not the quality of the experience).
* Subsequently a HUGE number of rafts all ‘bounce’ down the Ayung, ramming into each other, boats from ‘numerous’ other en-mass tourism rafting companies also joining in the flotilla down river. It was bedlam and certainly ‘unsafe’ to say the least.
* Other company Guides also on the river, simply barged through, bouncing numerous of our rafts into potentially dangerous rapids and subsequently one of our rafts flipped. This was certainly VERY SCARY for those kids on that raft that we observed near ours.
* On several occasions, we have participated on rafting trips where ‘nobody’ in our group neither understood the one dude giving the MASSIVE GROUP safety briefing at the very beginning of the trip, not many people were even ‘listening’ to the guy who spoke very poor English. This was a very complex situation.
* Most of the River Guides that we could hear – simply did not speak English very well at all.
* We were intrigued that none of the Rafting River Guides (that we could see) simply DID NOT wear any Rescue PFD’s, nor carry a rescue knife on their jacket, nor carry any rescue throw ropes on their person. This confused us very much, as we have seen OTHER Bali rafting companies (like Sobek) carrying all of the above.
* Unlike other W/W Rafting International Standards around the world, we also cannot understand why nobody has to read & sign a “Release & Assumption of Risk Form” (assuming all risks) to participate in Bali rafting? How can any legitimate Balinese rafting company accept somebody on a day trip that simply cannot even swim?
* Numerous deaths (drownings) and also numerous injuries have occurred on the Ayung ever since 1989 onwards, including just recently. So we can’t quite understand your use of the word ‘safe’ here in your blog in reference to rafting on white water rivers in Bali.
We would be most interested to hear your reply and justification of your phrase ‘safe’ w/w rivers in Bali?
Andrew & Jenny Stuart