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Whitewater Rafting Guide To River Trips

Ayung River

Location: Bali

Ayung River rafting trips are easily accessed from popular destinations like Kuta, Sanur, and Nusa Dua. Many commercial outfitters provide shuttle services from hotels in these areas to their put-in location. The Ayung River is 5km from Ubud, the town widely regarded as the artistic center of Balinese arts — many of the island’s most respected dancers, musicians, and fine artists live there.

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Level of Difficulty: Class II-III / Beginner

The class II-III rapids on the Ayung river—like Ya-Hoo Wall, Banger-Big Hole, and Drop-Bull Ride—add whitewater fun to this very accessible and family-friendly river.

Scenery ad Wildlife: Jungle, Rice Fields, and Kingfisher

The Balinese rainforest and carefully-tended rice paddies provide an exotic back-drop on Ayung whitewater rafting trips. Rafters might also encounter jungle wildlife in the Ayung River canyon — perhaps a glimpse of the beautiful Blue Javan Kingfisher, whose red beak and legs contrast strikingly with its brilliant turquoise and azure feathers. Some trips include the opportunity to explore a riverside cave.

Season: Year-round

Short, half-day river trips on the Ayung are available all year.