Telaga Waja River Rafting
12:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 10:00 PM
12:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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 from Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport about 2 hours drive. This amazing activity 16 kms long and take 2, 5 hours durations with 3- 4 class rapid. Telaga waja river is shallow and rocky that means this river is much safer than people thought. This river is really safe for beginner, non swimmer or children,very easy access to reach river at start point. Guide will give you detail safety instructions or briefing before off on magical adventure. Some obstacles on the water where you get to limbo under. Halfway through journey will stop for a break at gorgeous waterfall, 4 metres drop at Bajing dam is great fun before ending of 16 km journey around 2,5 hours ride. After the ride and get out from raft, no stairs up to the restaurant.
Ubud, Indonesia

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Very good

Berlin, Germany7 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Good trip down the river, lots of fun ! Tour guide could speak better English. Two hours in total with two breaks. Good indonesian meal at the end ! Worth the money, I would go again !
Written January 6, 2020
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Singapore, Singapore73 contributions
I did a lot of research before my trip and only booked my rafting while I was in Bali the night before the rafting day. There are plenty of stores in Bali where you can book the rafting when you arrive.

I did not want to try the Ayung river as I've heard about the scary flights of stairs you need to climb up & down before you get to the rafting site. I researched and found Bali View Rafting the most reasonable. I contacted them through watsapp and the guy who replied was extremely friendly and responsive even at 9pm at night. They charged the same rate of IDR325,000 or US25 for both the Ayung River & Telaga Waja River. This includes transport to/fro, rafting, towels & lunch. We confirmed it through watsapp, send him the map to our villa and that was it.

On the actual day, the driver came and picked us and we realised it's almost an hour drive up to the river from Ubud where we were staying. From Seminyak or Kua will be about 1.5 hours so the rate might be slightly more due to the longer driving distance to/fro. He mentioned that Telaga Waja is a better choice compared to Ayung as the river is cleaner and more fun. Although Ayung is the most famous rafting site, TW is the best rafting site. It's also considered slightly more adventurous as it's a class 3-4 rapids but still safe enough for beginners. It's located at the East of Bali and the river is about 13km and the time it took us to complete was about 2.5 hours. There was a drop towards the end of the river which was quite scary.

Overall, my husband and I had a great time! We had another couple with us and the guide in our raft. We stopped by a waterfall to get some soft drinks as we got a little tired by an hour.. needed some sugar 😊 There were a few low lying branches in the river and we had to bend ourselves back really low to avoid getting smacked. It is extremely safe and we will definetely bring our kids back to do this together.

When we ended, we were extremely tired and hungry so pls do have a hearty breakfast in the morning before you start. We were glad we don't have to carry our raft and climb up the scary stairs to get back which we heard you need to do in Ayung. We tipped our rafting guide before leaving. Towels were given to us to dry ourselves. They have shower facilities but it's very open and not private so I just walked to the washroom and changed out to dry clothes after drying myself. Prefer to have a proper and thorough shower back at our villa. Note that the washroom is extremely dirty 😕 Lunch was really simple.. Some rice and noodles, satay and stir fried vegs and pieces of chicken. It's buffet style though soft drinks are not included. Lunch was 😣 as the food was cold but because we were hungry, we ate a little.

Btw, the company sells rafting strap on sandals meant for rafting on site for IDR50,000 which I bought for myself.

Things to note:-

- Got picked up at 9.30 and returned by almost 3pm
- Bring a set of dry clothes to change out
- Rafting sandals recommended but not a must. The lady in front of me wore flip flops
- Have breakfast before starting
- Tip the guide as it's definetely not easy manoueving the river. He kept us safe!
- You can bring a small bottle of water if you don't want to bring $ out with you.
- You can bring waterproof camera and take pics along the way but need to be quick

That's about it.. Great time we had and will try it again when we are back... GOOD LUCK 😄
Written April 7, 2015
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Perth, Australia35 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
The kids wanted to go rafting on a recent trip to Bali, so ended up booking with Telaga Dewata Rafting on the Telaga Waja River.
Published rate on their flyer is US $80 per person, but paid US $30 thru Dianne's Shop in Kuta. (Inclusive of rafting, transfers and lunch)

Having gone white water rafting several times in the past, this was the first time on the Telaga Waja river.

The advantage of this trip was minimal stairs to climb down at the beginning and NO stairs to climb up at the end !
Tho be prepared to exit the raft several times to negotiate a set of waterfalls and to cross over a water pipeline.
This company appears to finish much further down the river than it's competitors and the rafting guide we had was sensational.

The journey lasted close to 3 hours, with good sets of rapids, not much flat water, but probably not quite as picturesque as the Ayung river.
On a cautious note tho, keep a good look out for tree roots etc, sticking out facing up river….these could be lethal if struck in the face !
There are also a number of fallen trees where you need to lay down in the raft while passing underneath…

My wife was very apprehensive about allowing our 10 year old daughter go, due to heavy rain and word rafting had been cancelled the previous day due to high/dangerous water levels..
And due to reading some crack pot reviews somewhere claiming this to be dangerous river, decided she was not going to attend..

Personally I'm glad the water level was not any lower, as at times the raft was bottoming out on the river bed.

It was a great day out with the kids and my daughter could do nothing but laugh and squeal with delight the whole trip….only wanting to go back to the start and do it all again !

If I go rafting again on future visits to Bali, I will definitely book thru Telaga Dewata Rafting.
Written January 27, 2015
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Marius H
5 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
They never showed up. We planned for this, stayed one nigth extra in Ubud, got to sleep early (on a Saturday when we was out), woke up early, packed our stuff and bought breakfast and waited. And they didnt show up.

You cannot trust this guys. Choose another company if u wanna go rafting in Bali, its many to choose from.

The attached picture shows the confirmation e-mail I got from them when I booked.
Written March 18, 2017
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London, UK86 contributions
Jun 2015 • Solo
I'll start by saying the river itself is...ok. I've been rafting a handful of times and this was definitely the tamest so great for beginners and families but not for adrenaline junkies! The current is fast but there is only one really big drop which is a dam about halfway through. is my experience with 'best rafting bali' or 'bali cilli rafting' which was written all over the equipment.

Pick up was 8-8.30am in Ubud. When I hadn't been collected by 9.30 I assumed I wasn't going. Turns out the driver was stuck in traffic but no effort was made to call my hostel despite them requesting the phone number in previous emails. I was collected at 9.45 in the end.
Taken to the start point where we had free tea/coffee (very poor) and they offered to take photos along the way to put on a a price of 30USD!!!!!
We were given life jackets and helmets, both of which had seen better days. My life jacket was WAY too big. They said they didn't have smaller, having fallen out a raft I know they pull you in my your life jacket and mine would have slipped over my head it was so loose so I wasn't feeling safe. The helmet was too big and I couldn't tighten it. They told me it would be fine.
3 hours is a VERY long time to spend with a life jacket up to your ears and a helmet spinning on your head pulling out your hair strand by strand.

We then had the 'safety talk'. The guides did not speak great English. I think because the river is pretty tame they didn't stick to the usual WWR safety tips. We didn't sit in the raft the way I've always been taught and there was no safety kayak. Again no big deal because the route is pretty mild.

Had a stop at a waterfall to take some pictures halfway through. Few rapids, a few laughs. It was ok. But after 3 hours of rafting and considering I had last eaten 2 hours before we even started I was STARVING. Excited for food I bypassed the shower (which was, quite frankly, embarrassing to call a shower) and went to eat. Lunch was buffet, noodles and rice which were stone cold despite them constantly replenishing from the kitchen, and some kind of chicken dish but all that was left was the feet by the time I got there. Had to pay for drinks which were ok priced but they whacked an outrageous 21% tax and service charge on top!

Back in Ubud by around 4pm. I was also charged 10USD extra because I'm travelling solo but spent the day in a group.

It killed a day in Ubud but I felt like it was a waste of money for the service received.
Written June 27, 2015
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Seattle, WA28 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Telaga waja river rafting was very unique from the past ones i did in Europe/US. You get to raft through the green jungles with serene waterfalls. (2 to 3) The water was not so deep though the rapids weren't that bad. This is way better than the Ayung river rafting which is much calmer. I wouldn't recommend this for children though as there are unexpected tree roots sticking out which would be dangerous if struck to their faces. Lunch buffet and towels/showers are provided at the end.

Price :
Rafting: 300000 IDR per person (includes transportation)
Pictures: 300000 IDR per CD ( 40 pictures)

1) Wear full sleeves, pants (water-resistant preferably) and shoes(Avoid flip-flops as there are rocks in the water)
2) Get a Go pro to capture the wonderful scenery
3) Put on sun-screen to avoid the sun-burn
4) The lunch buffet wasn't that great. So bring some snacks as a backup option since the place is far away from the city.
Written October 16, 2016
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Adelaide, Australia11 contributions
Aug 2015 • Family
Bit apprehensive about doing this, but ended up having a great time. 2.5 hours and 15 km of non stop fun.Staff work very hard to maneuver the boats safely and give very clear instructions. Equipment all new and well maintained. The jungle scenery along the river is beautiful untouched Bali. The only downside to this were the 2 dead dogs we saw in the water along the way. The included buffet lunch at the end was edible. Great value for money only $30US ea much cheaper than the advertised $88US ea in the brochure. Probs wouldn't do this with young kids as you have to hold on tight,duck branches and you do get thrown about a bit.
Written August 10, 2015
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Dicky H
45 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
Nice , clean ,strong current and helpful staff. Enjoyable ride with friends. The price is a good deal about $33 include transport and meal each person . if u need to burn calories this can be a solution
One more thing the wheater is cool and not to hot
Written April 15, 2015
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Arizona39 contributions
Feb 2017
This is by far one of the best activities we did at Bali ! Few tips if you are planning to do this activity
1. Use a lot of sunscreen
2. Do not try to take pictures while on the raft
3. You can carry some snacks for the break in between
4. Listen to the safety instructions carefully ! they are really important !!
Written February 15, 2017
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Deena M
Amman, Jordan156 contributions
Feb 2017
This was the highlight of our trip to Bali .. excellent activity with so much splashing fun. Although they said it is OK, I am positive this is not suitable for children below 7 years of age
Written February 10, 2017
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