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Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank mattwood1
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

We are on honeymoon and did a bicycle tour and a white water rafting tour with this company. We really got to see the beautiful countryside by doing these and had lots of fun. You get to see a lot more of the Balinese culture this way in comparison to driving around. The bike tour is good fun and would be easy for most people. The guides in both tours were very good and extremely experienced and professional. We saw that there were a few children on the white water rafting tour too and they got on great. They provide a very nice lunch after each tour. We were looked after well. A must do while in Ubud.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank conorr2013
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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

We booked 2 adventure trips with this company through our travel agent/hotel. We did both the white water rafting and the cycling. Both were great and we would highly recommend them.

Rafting
We went on a very, very wet day! The driver who picked us up from our villa was on time and delivered us safely despite the manic Bali traffic! Booking in, meeting our guide and the safety briefing were done relatively quickly. Caution- it was a 500 step climb down to the starting point so take sturdy shoes! The group was split in to good sized sub groups. The boats were of good quality and the guides very knowledgeable. We always felt safe. The river itself is beautiful- even in the torrential rain- and the extra water made the experience even better. We have been rafting on numerous occasions and these were probably some of the better rapids we have encountered. There is a short stop about half-way down where you can buy refreshments. Some beautiful photo opportunities and the river takes you past some beautiful hotels on the banks of the river... we can but dream of staying here! We got the opportunity to have a little swim for the last short section of the river before another climb back up to the base for lunch. Toilets and showering facilities were surprisingly good! Very clean, hot water, towels provided and not over-crowded, definite thumbs up for that!! Lunch was also provided and was tasty, Indonesian fare. Tea/coffee/water included but you paid extra for soda/alcoholic drinks. Great trip with a knowledgeable guide through a beautiful landscape- this is a must!!!

Cycling
Long drive from Sanur but again the driver was prompt and very amiable! Unfortunately the weather was wet, overcast and misty when we arrived at the starting point so we didn’t get to see the volcano - but we were assured it was there! Breakfast of pancakes, banana fritters and tea/coffee were provided at the Madu Sari restaurant before we drove the short distance to pick up our bikes. We were a group of only 3 which was fantastic! Apparently a couple of large groups (80 in total) had called off due to the weather. This was definitely to our benefit as we had almost 1-to-1 attention! Bikes were in good condition and safety helmets provided. A good English speaking, knowledgeable guide took us down the mountain- pretty much downhill all the way! The scenery was beautiful and I think you would have been hard-pushed to replicate this trip on your own. We were taken to a traditional Balinese family house, past a temple, rice fields and to a coffee making place. I am not a coffee drinker AT ALL but even I found their vanilla and coconut coffee’s to be delicious- and we bought some. Not the cheapest in the world but hopefully we were practicing responsible tourism and supporting local businesses! Lunch was again at the same restaurant as the rafting. Same food but again to a good standard.

Both trips I would say would be fine for kids from maybe 11-up as long as they are relatively physically able. The groups on the boats aren’t large and while the guide does most of the work, everyone does need to paddle! The cycling was on smaller roads but they could be uneven in places and you have to remember that you are on public roads with Balinese drivers around you....!

Thank you Sobek for 2 great trips!!

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Faith0384
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Reviewed June 4, 2018

I booked for 2 person. The guide is really nice, fun, friendly but professional. Will come back here if I'm in Bali again.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Finn555
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Rafting on the river was lots of fun and very exciting! Good clear information on how to raft before we got in the boat. Good safety precoutions. Very relaxed, friendly and fun guide.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 543nienkev
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