Recreation spot in Bali is not only about white sandy beaches but also beautiful river with fun tubing adventure.
What is Bali tubing adventure? It is an outdoor activity similar to rafting which will involve in navigation along river route on an inflatable boat.
During tubing, you will go to follow along stream of river while seeing and getting through some rapids and cascade.
In tubing activity, there are some equipment that must be provided as:
Inflatable boat in tubing is smaller than in rafting and like an inner tube that can be boarded for only 1 – 2 persons.
It’s different from rafting, which use a larger boat that can be boarded for 4 – 5 participants.
Helm is a mandatory item to wear for protecting head if rafter fall off the boat so that can be avoided of bump.
Getting through heavy stream with rocks may make the boat loses of balance and make you fall down.
Life jacket is really helpful and avoids you of drowning in the river
As name, the items can minimize an unexpected accident and protect your elbows and knees during tubing.
Most of Tubing Tours by Bali Operators don’t use a paddle. Every participant only holds clasps at sides of the boat.
For controlling and the boat, sometime participants just will hold each other’s hands.
There are some popular rivers for tubing in Bali namely:
Some of you maybe know Ayung River as only Bali rafting spot. However, the river is also good as for tubing.
It is located in Ubud area and has long route about 11 kilometers which take approximately 2 - 3 hours for navigating.
The participant must be 15 years old and above to join because the river offers difficulty level of rapids in classes 2 – 3.
That means you will navigate along small waves, medium stream, and large rocks.
Not challenging, the route is also surrounded by stunning nature view that exist and impress your eyesight.
Yeh Penet River is located at Tanah Wuk, Sangeh, Badung Regency.
The river is about 3.5 kilometers long route that need to take approximately 1.5 - 2 hours to finish.
Moreover, it offers difficulty level of rapids in class 2+ where you navigate along river route with a gap of larger rocks and nature forest.
Pakerisan River is located in Tampaksiring Village, Gianyar Regency. The river is about 4.5 kilometers and takes approximately 1.5 hour to finish.
Its difficulty level of rapids is in class 2+ where you will navigate along curves route with gaps of rocks.
Meanwhile, stunning view of green trees may also be seen along sides of the river.
Before go tubing, you should find out some tips by us below. Those are important to give a fun and comfortable experience.
You shouldn’t be reckless to go rafting without safety equipment such as helm, life jacket, elbows and knees pads.
Caused all of them may avoid unexpected accident and minimize its risk.
During rafting, you must wear comfortable clothes as means in fit size so that you may move freely.
Otherwise, avoid wearing clothes in tight size because of limiting you movements.
Although tubing is activity in water but you also need to use slippers. During tubing, sometime it requires you to walk on the bottom of river.
By using slippers will protect your feet of sharp objects such as stones and branches on the bottom.
Boat of tubing is smaller than rafting. Hence, you need to do a different position as supine on the boat.
The position will make your boat in good balance.
Meanwhile, avoid changing position during you navigate along the river because that may boat loses of balance and even overturned.
Tubing will be held outdoor area. Hence, your contact skin probably will be contacted in radiation of sunlight.
A few minutes before go tubing, apply a sunblock or sun cream on your skin. It is beneficial in preventing your skin be burnt.
You should remember to bring complete preparation when tubing. The preparation usually consists of a set change of clothes, camera, and so on.
Well, all above are some tips for tubing which you shouldn’t forget one of them. Have an safe and comfortable adventure!