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WHITE WATER RAFTING FAQS

DO WE NEED RESERVATIONS?

While we do take walk-ins and last minute reservations, we strongly suggest that you book your trip as far in advance as possible. Our white water rafting trip fill up quickly, especially during the peak season in Bali.

IS RAFTING DANGEROUS?

Rafting is thrilling, exciting, wet, wild and unbelievably fun. However, as with all adventure sports, there is inherent and assumed risk involved. Risk contributes to the excitement, and is one of the reasons people enjoy rafting at all levels. The guides working for Ayung River White Water Rafting Adventures are trained to minimize and manage risks, and statistically speaking, you’re safer in a raft than in your car. The most common injuries on rafting trips are sunburn and injuries that occur on land, especially getting into and out of the boats. Despite our training and risk management attempts, things can happen, because nothing is safe, especially not rafting, even though we try really hard to ensure your safety, we simply cannot make that claim.

WILL I FALL OUT OF THE BOAT? WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I DO?

Plan “A” is always to stay in the boat, but believe it or not, many people love falling out of the raft, after the fact. It’s exciting, but it can be disorienting and a little overwhelming at first. Many people have taken multiple trips and never fallen in. Some people swim on their first trip. It’s all a part of rafting. Before you go on any trip, you’ll be given extensive instructions on what to do if you fall in, and how to be a smart swimmer. Follow your guide’s instructions, and your “swim” could be the most exciting part of your trip and a great story to tell your friends afterwards!

IF I CAN’T SWIM, CAN I STILL GO RAFTING?

Yes. Everyone on commercial rafting trips wears a coast guard approved ‘life vest’ or personal flotation device (PFD). This critical piece of equipment is designed to aid in keeping you afloat in the event that you find yourself in the river. Many non-swimmers go on rafting trips, and they have a great time. Your guides will give you an in depth and engaging safety talk before your trip explaining what you should prepare for and do in the event you fall out of the raft.

HOW FIT SHOULD I BE TO GO RAFTING?

Rafters will be an active source of power to move the boat through the rapids and you will need to learn easy commands from your guides to help manoeuvre the boat as it moves downstream. You should be reasonably healthy, and must be able to fit into the life vests supplied by us. Paddling can sometimes be tiring, but your guides will instruct you on paddling techniques which are lots of fun to learn.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING AND WEAR?

Take a set of dry clothes and flip-flops to change into after your rafting adventure

I HAVE A FAMILY WITH YOUNG CHILDREN, CAN THEY GO RAFTING?

Yes. There are, however, age restrictions 5-65 years old

HOW MANY PEOPLE FIT IN A RAFT?

Our paddlerafts typically seat 4-6 people and a guide, this is because we run smaller rafts and are adamant about not overloading them as a matter of safety and social responsibility.

DO YOU TAKE PHOTO’S? CAN I BRING MY CAMERA?

We will have a photographer take pictures in the rapids during your trip. These photos will be for sale when you return. These are professional quality pictures and usually come out pretty nice. This is a great option if you don’t want to fool around with your own waterproof camera, which you are more than welcome to bring.

SHOULD I TIP MY GUIDE?

Yes, please do. Your guide works hard to ensure that you have a fun, yet safe and they appreciate being tipped. If you feel your guide has done a good job at keeping you entertained and sharing the wonderful river environment with you, feel free to tip them. $2 to $10 per person is widely accepted as the industry norm; tipping is always appreciated but never expected.

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