Explore the lush Indonesian rainforest and its raging whitewater current on rafting adventures down the Ayung River in Ubud.
Travel into the heart of the Indonesian wilderness for an all-or-nothing adventure down the fast flowing Ayung River. Raging through the centre of Bali's spiritual heartland, this grade three river courses through the evergreen jungle - offering heart-stopping challenges around every turn. Alive with local wildlife, there's little time to linger as you race through the untamed rapids, navigating ancient boulders, entangled vines - soundtracked to the canopy call of the region's Macaque monkey...
Bali's longest river, the Ayung runs for 68.5 km from the northern mountain ranges and through the uplands of Ubud. The cultural and spiritual heart of Bali, Ubud sits at 300m above sea level and 38km from the international airport. A mecca for the island's Hindu population, the surrounding rainforest is renowned for its temples and shrines that include Goa Gajah, Gunung Kawi and the Monkey Forest.
Choosing to use the complimentary shuttle or meeting your instructor at the activity base, groups will start off with a quick safety briefing before kitting up and heading down to the launch site on the Ayung River. Travelling past amazing stone carvings, beautiful waterfalls, your guide will help you navigate the river's 25 rapids, twisting and turning through the rainforest - and don't forget to look up for a chance to see the jungle's curious Macaque monkeys that follow you from branch to branch! Finish up the day with a hot shower and a buffet lunch back at the base.
Classified as class II and III in the dry the season, means that the Ayung has some rough water, some rocks, small drops, but poses no considerable danger. Skill levels here range from basic paddling with some experience in rafting will suffice for the journey. In the rainy season, however, when the water-level rises, the Ayung is classified as class IV, having medium-large waves and needing better skills to manoeuvre the sharp bends when needed.