BAMBOO RAFTING AT SUNGAI LANGAT, HULU LANGAT, SELANGOR MALAYSIA

 

WHITE WATER RAFTING, BAMBOO RAFTING, KAYAKING, TEAM BUILDING, OFF ROAD SAFARI, TREKKING

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BAMBOO RAFTING AT SUNGAI LANGAT,

 

HULU LANGAT, SELANGOR MALAYSIA

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Package Rates

Minimum 2 persons        RM 200.00 per person

4 persons to 9 persons   RM 180.00 per person

Above 10 persons           RM 160.00 per person

 

Special rates for transfers from Kuala Lumpur at RM500.00 per car  for  4 persons ( maximum ) and RM 500.00 per van  10 persons (maximum) per return transfers. Depart Kuala Lumpur at 0830 hrs.

 

Duration : Approx. 6 hours (Day Trip)
Departure : 0900hrs Daily
River Grade : 1 to 2

 

Special Notes:

  1. All participants will be required to sign a Liability Release before departure.

  2. Children above 12 years may participate with parents or legal guardians

  3. Participants must be physically fit.

  4. Jewelry & contact lenses are not advisable.

  5. The company reserves the right to change or cancel should conditions beyond our control render if necessary.

  6. Rates subject to 10% service charge and 4.5% e-commerce charge if payment made by credit card.

Bamboo Rafting Tour Itinerary :

 

Ready to experience a memorable bamboo-rafting journey along Sungai Langat? 35 km. from city centre of Kuala Lumpur and close to the recreational park of Sungai Congkak in the beautiful surrounding of Hulu Langat.

0930 hrs start with the demonstration of the raft building by Orang Asli. Build your own raft together with your personal guide. Once the raft is ready you can start your Sungai Langat Adventure. After enjoying lunch at the riverbank, proceed with the rafting till app. 1600 hrs 

Journey ends at Pekan Batu 18.  

 

Package includes :

Lunch at the river bank,, life jackets, Orang Asli raft-building demonstration and one professional guide per raft of  2 persons.

 

What to bring:

Change of clothes, Towel, Shoes, Slippers, Sun block, Insect repellent, Personal toiletries, Waterproof camera (optional).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special notes for other adventures program

 

Gopeng offers more than just whitewater rafting. Other adventure activities of interests are :

 

1. Caving at Gua Kandu -  1/2 day

 

2. Canyoning or water abseils - 1/2 day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Link to others destination for White

Water River Rafting in Malaysia

 

West Malaysia

  1. Sungai Selangor -Selangor

  2. Jeram Besu - Pahang

  3. Telom River - Pahang

  4. Kuala Perahu - Pahang

  5. Sedim River - Kedah

     East Malaysia

  1. Padas River - Sabah

  2. Kiulu River - Sabah

    White Water Tube Rafting

  1.   Janda Baik - Bukit Tinggi Pahang

  2.   Endau Rompin - Johore

 

The following are some points to remember:
  • Bring a change of clothes. A warm-up jacket is also a good idea.
  • Wear well-fitting shoes or diving booties.
  • Jewelries which cannot be secured firmly should not be worn while rafting.
  • Those wearing glasses are reminded to use an elastic sports holder to anchor their spectacles.
  • Contact lens users are advised to wear spectacles instead, in order to cut down the risk of their lenses getting contaminated by river water.
 RAFTING IS SABAH
 GENERAL INFORMATION OF MALAYSIA'S ADVENTURE OUTDOOR

Whitewater Rafting in Malaysia
Rivers have long been the life blood of the indigenous people of Malaysia. They have served as a means of transport, a source of food and now, a resource for eco-tourism. The native groups of Sabah have been using rafts for centuries but white water rafting has only been a recreational activity since the 1980s.

The two main rivers for rafting in Sabah are the Padas and Kiulu rivers which are certified as Grade 3 and Grade 2 respectively in the international white water rafting grading system.

River Safaris and Cruises in Malaysia
River safaris and cruises are becoming increasingly popular among visitors to Malaysia. Well organised and with expert guides, they provide an interesting, exciting way to explore the country's interior. River safaris and cruises are available in Melaka, Kuala Berang in Terengganu and Taman Negara and Lake Chini in Pahang and Sarawak, also offer scenic river safaris and cruises.

Cave Exploring in Malaysia
 There is a great network of caves in Malaysia for carving enthusiasts. it has been found that most caves date back to the Stone Age and some caves in Sarawak are 60 million years old. The majority of caves are limestone and are above ground level. These include Gua Kolam in Perlis, Gua Tempurung and Kundu in Perak, Batu Caves in Selangor and Gua ikan in Kuala Krai, Kelantan. The appearances of caves can change within months as the humid Malaysian weather affects stalagmite and stalactite formation.

Adventure caves like Drunken Forest Cave and Loagan's Cave remain close to their natural state. Show caves such as Deer Lang and Clear Water Caves in Mulu National Park, Sarawak, are those which have been opened up for public viewing with guides, lights and walkways.

Mountain Climbing and Abseiling in Malaysia
Mountain climbing is a wonderful way to discover the diversity and uniqueness of  Malaysia's natural landscape ranging from the dense tropical rainforest in the lowlands to the montane vegetation in the highlands, From easy walks in the cool comfort of the Main Range of Peninsular Malaysia to the more challenging mountains of Sabah and Sarawak, there are mountains to tempt every class of climber. Abseiling is also offered in certain locations. Beginners can start with the well marked trials in Gunung Jerai in Kedah, Gunung Korbu'in Perak and Gunung Tangsi in Negeri Sembilan. For those wanting bigger challenges through rainforest, rivers and mountain ridges, there is Gunung Gagau in Taman Negara and Gunung Tahan, the highest point in Peninsular Malaysia. Then there is Gunung Kinabalu in Sabah, one of the highest mountains in Southeast Asia at 4093metres.

Gopeng, Perak, a small town about 90 kilometres from Kuala Lumpur, has many pre-war shop houses. This quiet and unassuming place is the gateway to some of the most adventurous outdoor activities in Peninsular Malaysia.

The most popular adrenaline pumping fun is whitewater river rafting on the Kampar River. The scenic waterway is created by the merging of three rivers, Geruntum River, Geroh River and Pacat River in Perak. Rated as a Grade I to III river, it offers a great combination of water ranging from gentle flows to challenging and technical whitewater. It is also perfect for beginners.

From Gopeng town, it takes about 15 minutes to reach the starting point located at Kg. Ulu Geruntum. The journey itself is a memorable experience as visitors will pass by some of the most picturesque places in Gopeng with a whole spectrum of landscapes. During the fruit season, you will be looking with envy at the fruit orchards flanking both sides of the narrow, winding road. You can also enjoy the beauty and the tranquillity of the quaint traditional villages along the way. A 100-year-old water pipe stretches from the nearby mountains through the major settlements to the old mining area and the villagers are still using the water supply from it.

Upon reaching the Gopeng Nature Resort, a stone’s throw away from the starting point of the whitewater river rafting, you are given a liability form to sign before you can proceed further. Your river guide will brief you about paddling commands, safety measures and the do’s and don’t’s of white water rafting. Then, armed with a life jacket, helmet and paddle, you are all set to face the raging river

The number of passengers per raft depends on river conditions and other factors but generally it ranges from two to six people.

It helps to have a skillful and friendly whitewater river rafting guide as he will calm you down with his jokes and fascinate you with local anecdotes. In my case, a Riverbug guide, Max, who sat at the back of the raft, helped us to avoid rocks, kept us on the right path, cracked jokes and made sure we had a great time. Riverbug is a whitewater river rafting specialist operating in Sabah and Perak. Besides the guide, a safety kayaker cum photographer will follow rafters throughout the journey to ensure their safety and capture images of their ride.

One of the most important things a rafter has to do before continuing his or her journey down the breathtaking twists, turns and drops of the white water course is the water confidence activity. Depending on the level of the water, there is a possibility of you being thrown out of the raft. The water confidence activity helps you prepare for the worst. It requires you to do body rafting along a short stretch. Your guide will steer you into the current and then he will let you go. If your water confidence is low, the three-minute body rafting will feel like ages and you will end up swallowing a lot of water. This is definitely not an activity for the self-conscious. However, the most important thing is to have faith in your guide and not panic.

After your water confidence has been tested, it is time for you to try your first rapid. Whitewater river rafting is an exhilarating activity that provides you with the ultimate adrenaline rush. Cascading down the rapids is only part of the fun. The whole journey is not one huge “liquid chaos” as it provides scenic and relaxing experiences. There are also flat sections in the river for you to take a breather after conquering tough rapids.

Kampar River has been a popular spot for whitewater river rafting since 2003. A trip on this river is a two-hour, adrenaline-fuelled journey along a seven or nine kilometres stretch depending on the water level. There are 10 prominent rapids along the stretch and every rapid has a tale to tell.

The first rapid was named Broken Ledge to reflect the concrete ruins of a dam at the river that was once built for the tin mining industry in the Gopeng area.

One of the toughest rapids in the river is called Easy Drop as rafters including the river guide have the tendency to be thrown overboard. Basically, the rapid has two drops of approximately three meters high. Upon reaching this rapid, the river guide will shout the word “Boom! Boom!” to indicate that everyone has to sit in the center of the raft to avoid falling into the river. It is very exhilarating as your raft is thrown through the rapid and you are left to the mercy of the powerful water.

Rajah Corner is the longest rapid in Kampar River. It is aptly named after the big colony of Rajah Brooke butterflies swarming over the rocks along the area, especially in the morning.

Whenever a raft passes through the Hyside rapid, it has to be in a 30 degree angle so that it can get through the rapid without capsizing. Everyone must move to the “high” side of the raft so that the raft will be in a slightly tilted position.

Slide rapid is a little tricky and slightly technical as it requires the raft to go through most of the right side before sliding to the middle. A raft can easily get stuck in this rapid, especially when the water level is low. If it happens, rafters must shift to the front or the back of the raft depending on the situation and in the meantime, the whitewater river rafting guide will push the raft back into the main current. It requires skillful maneuvering because of frequent obstructions.

One rapid called Paddle Breaker marks the site where a guide had his paddle broken in half while going down it. Snake rapid got its name simply because the curve of the river looks like a snake. Your raft will go through a zigzag pattern to clear out of this rapid.

Enders Rapid refers to a skillful trick river kayakers love to do at this rapid. The play maneuver involves nosing the boat’s bow down and deep and the stern up resulting in the kayak popping vertically upward.

Seeing a flock of chickens running around the area during their first recce, the guides decided to name one rapid Chicken Run. Another is called Eddy Point, the white water terminology for an area where two currents from the opposite direction met to create a circular or spiral motion in the water.

All these rapids offer different kinds of thrills to rafters. You can never run a river the same way twice as the variety caused by the changes of the water flows makes each trip unique.

During the journey, you will find yourself resting between rapids, relaxing and listening to your guide talking about the river. There are several rest stops at some areas of interest.

The whitewater river rafting journey ends at Kampung Jahang where you will be transported back to the Gopeng Nature Resort for a quick shower and a change of clothes. Your guide will then take you to a nearby restaurant for a hearty meal after all the hard work and excitement.

No one ever walks away from whitewater river rafting experience in Kampar River untouched. You will either get addicted to this extreme activity or fall in love with the sheer beauty of the river area or both. Either way, you will want to return to this unique place again and again.

If whitewater river rafting is not challenging enough for you, there are other extreme activities that you can try such as water abseiling from the top of a three-storey high waterfall, advanced-level kayaking, mountain biking, jungle trekking and caving.

 

RAFTING SAFETY TIPS

Listen to Your Guide!
Guides that work for rafting outfitters are experienced and educated outdoors enthusiasts who know exactly what they are doing and what to expect on the rivers they run. Despite this fact, many people still presume that they know better than their guide what to do out on the river. Don’t make this mistake. Consider that most guides have specialty training that the average person, even the average outdoors enthusiast, will not have the chance to obtain. 

Select Age-Appropriate Trips:
Most rafting trips are available to people of all ages, but both parents of young children and senior citizens should choose the type of rapids they tackle according to realistic criteria. 

Safety comes first in any outdoor recreational activity, and whitewater adventures are certainly no exception. To make sure that you have the most enjoyable excursion possible, follow the steps above and contact the outfitter you are going to use before hand to see if they have any additional advice.

 

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TOUR DESCRIPTION

(Pick & drop off at any KL Hotels)

Duration of Tours Approximately

PRICE PER PERSON (RM)

Child (4~11yrs)

Batu Caves & Country Tour

3hrs RM 110 RM 80

Kuala Lumpur City Tour

3hrs RM 110 RM 80

Kuala Lumpur Night Tour

4hrs RM 120 RM 100

Malacca Full Day Tour

8hrs RM 250 RM 150

Putrajaya Half Day Tour

4hrs RM 150 RM 130
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Kuala Selangor Fireflies

6hrs RM 200 RM 140

Elephant Sanctuary

8hrs RM200 RM 140

2D 1N 4 x 4 Adventure Endau Rompin

2Days RM 250 RM 175

Kuala Lumpur 4 x 4 Adventure Day Tour

6hrs RM 260 RM 150

Lata Kijang 4 x 4 Adventure Day Tour

8hrs RM 280 RM 200
  White Water River Rafting 

Jeram Besu - Pahang

RM 180

Sungai Selangor  - Near Kuala Lumpur West Malaysia

RM 200

Sungai Itek/ Sungai Kampar

RM 180

Sedim River - Kedah

RM 150

Kiulu River Rafting - Sabah

RM 175

Padas River Rafting - Sabah

RM 200

Remarks

  • Rates quoted in Malaysian Ringgit subject to 10 % service charge & 4.5 % e-commerce charge for credit card payments.
  • The management reserve the rights to amend the tour itinerary should any unforeseen circumstances arise.

 

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