I have lived in Bali for the past 18 years & this has been my first tafting trip, sure not to be my last.
Before deciding on Sobek i checked a lot of reviews & info as i was taking my wife & son (9 yrs)
Remember this is an adventure sport there is risk involved but at no time did i feel unsafe or in danger. Our guide , Chilli, was very simpathatic towards our son, explaining what was coming. Our son wants to go again !
Now...a lot of steps down & maybe half that amount on the way back but there was never any pressure, take your time, rest of needed.
Yes, you will stop midpoint to biy a snack or a drink, rp 30.000 or $2.50 for a fanta may soind expensive but dont forget, these items have to be carried i by foot or raft & its just common courtesy to offer to buy your guide a drink.
Lots of rafts & many companies all rafting & there was good comraderie.
At the end, showers & food were ok but your not booking a 5 star resort stay.
Pickup was on time,clean, polite & drove safely.
We enjoyed the experience so much & would definately go again.
I feel 9 yea4s old was a good age, able to follow & understand safety instructions.More