Bali White Water Rafting

by Danny Lee

Telaga Waja White Water Rafting  by ozlady on Flickr

At the top of our must-try adventure list is Bali white water rafting. Our initial plan was to book online for the Telaga Waja white water rafting. On second thought, we reckoned it would be cheaper if we were to shop around when we arrived at Legian/Kuta area.

Not booking online prior to arriving Bali was the right move. There were many shops or booths near the hotel wehere we stayed that offered a variety of sea sports such as paragliding, parasailing, jet skiing, scuba diving, river rafting and etc. We did some shopping around, compared prices and finally with some hard bargaining, paid US$70 per person for a package deal.

Our package deal included both Tulamben diving and Telaga Waja white river rafting on seperate days. Free hotel pickup was provided and meals included.

Telaga Waja White River Rafting

Telaga Waja River is considered to be an intermediate course in white water rafting. If you are newbie and concerned about the level of difficulty, you may want to try the basic course at Ayung River instead.

Life vest and helmetAs far as safety is concerned, each raft is accompanied by an experienced guide and everyone has to put on the life-vest and helmet. Even though this was the first time I tried white river rafting, I was glad that I took up the challenge and completed the course safely.

The 2 hours white water rafting experience along Telaga Waja river was simply exhilarating and the 4m drop off a dam at the end of the course gave you the ultimate adrenaline rush.