White Water Rafting @ Kampar
AN interesting escape to the jungle not for HIKING but for RAFTING. It’s an activity using a raft to navigate a river in different form of water speed. Can you imagine being soaked wet with river water?
12 Mar 2011 | White Water Rafting @ Kampar
Kampar Water Rafting actually formed through the three rivers, Geruntum River, Geroh River and Pacat River, Perak. Even though it’s rated from I to III level, the degree of difficulty usually varies and fit very much for beginner.
With more than 20 pax in our group, the charge is RM130 per pax. Package included guide, lunch, equipment, entrance fee, insurance and certificate.
The group event has set at 9am for everyone to reach Gua Tempurung entrance for departure in a small truck carrying all of us. The truck was waiting us at the car park there.
Get up to the small lorry … carrying all of us at once
Go through bumpy road … in 30 minutes ride
Upon reaching their office, we were given a liability form to sign before can proceed further. The river guide was briefing us on paddling commands, safety measures and the do’s and don’t of white water rafting.
RIVERBUG office … check point for briefing
Riverbug is a whitewater river rafting specialist operating in Sabah and Perak.
The White Water Rafting Specialist … many other activities available
Safety equipments … ready to be pick up
Briefing on how to use … majority are first timer
Busy picking up the size … can choose the color some more
Armed with a life jacket, helmet and paddle, we were all set to face the raging river.
We ride in an inflatable boat which looks very durable. It can fit about 6 peoples in one raft and team work is required to make raft move in direction.
Colorful setup … gets ready
Briefing on the emergency situation … full attention from all rafters
Dansan & CM … feel exciting of activity ahead
Carry our boat ourselves … tired but fun
Get on the boat … ready to MOVE ON
Team members … CM, LL, me, Sky, DS, & MC
Moving slow … sometimes stop and give away for others
Cascading down the rapids is fun … the water getting rough and scary
A skillful and friendly whitewater river rafting guide was calming us down with his jokes. He also helped us to avoid rocks, kept us on the right path, cracked jokes and made sure we had a great time from the back of the raft. The river guide asked us to shout the word “Boom! Boom!” to indicate that everyone has to sit in the center of the raft to avoid falling into the river.
Besides the guide, a safety kayaker cum photographer will follow rafters throughout the journey to ensure their safety and capture images of their ride.
Spotted a single rafter … the organizer photographer
Even though it’s rough … we like to laugh at people when they get stuck!
But somehow our guide was trying to twists, turns and drops to prevent bad things like above happened. The probability of being thrown out is there, depending on the water confidence activity.
Therefore, we were taught of body rafting along a short stretch. He steered us into the current and then let us go.
Rest period … via body rafting
Mei Ching was anxiously waiting … for her turn
Rest place at river side … but can we actually rest? We CAN’T!
Enjoy among ourselves … trying all sorts of water splashing
No peace for group picture at all … people just attack from behind
Torturing time … throw off Mei Ching to the center
Woahhh … the guide joined us as well
Fun doesn’t stop here … she requested for second & third round
Chee May & Danny
Activities ended with group body rafting … looks so funny
The water rafting journey ended where we had our lunch before transported back to the car park.
Lunch buffet … quite satisfying
Thanks to MyTravelKaki who had given the right time and right price for me to participate with my Khakis group.
I may look forward for next rafting activity probably at Kubu Baru.