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