(+) I really enjoy the natural view during the rafting. The water was also very clean, I didn't see any rubbish floating in the water during the rafting. There was also enough stream that we didn't need to paddle too hard. The guides were very professional in providing instructions and safety explanation. Lunch provided after rafting were also tasty and plenty.
(-) I didn't sign-up by myself as it was a company trip, so I didn't knew how much the rate was. But if checking on Sobek's website, the rate is more expensive compared to other rafting providers.
Photos were overly commercialized, some photographers took our photo during the rafting and we could buy it on Sobek's basecamp after rafting, for IDR100K/photo. I must say that price were very very very expensive (vs Devdan Theater IDR40K, Quicksilver cruise IDR40K). Our group ended up not buying any photo as one of our group member was bringing her underwater camera so we had already took some photos by our own.
In the middle of the rafting trip, we made some short break, stopping in the riverside. Some local ladies were selling beverages i.e. softdrinks, green coconut, in this rest-stop area. The price of those beverages were also very expensive at IDR20K (you can buy the same softdrinks for less than IDR10K in other places). I did had rafting in Elo River - Central Java before, where the rafting provider provided free snakcs and green coconut in the rest area. Considering that Sobek's rate was pretty expensive, I think it would be best if they could do the same (providing free snacks+drink in rest area).
There are plenty rafting providers in Bali, I think the route of Sobek's rafting was some way or slightly shorter than some other providers, because many boat were passing our start point.
Footpath from sobek's basecamp to rafting start point and from rafting finish point back to the basecamp was pretty exhausting, it's not that far but very steep and has hundreds of stairs.
Summary: I really enjoy rafting in Ayung river and would definitely do that again but probably will try other rafting provider next time. Not because Sobek's service was not good, it was great, but if you could get the same level of service only less expensive and less commercial, why not?!
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