Sungai Itek /
Rafting in Malaysia ex-Kuala Lumpur
White Water Rafting - whitewater
rafting at Sungai Itek Sungai Kampar (Kampar River)
in Gopeng is a very popular rafting in Peninsula
Malaysia. Package pick up from Kuala Lumpur.
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- WHITE WATER RIVER RAFTING
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Excitement is for sure, but also
demand teamwork from the participants to direct the raft
rather than banging rocks.
Kampar River is the most interesting
white water rafting river in
In the river, you'll have the thrills of
tackling exciting 14 rapids graded from class I-III
floating down the clear
white water river rafting amidst a lush rainforest
passing by some old tin mining plains.
For safety purposes, safety briefing will be done before
going down the river which covers the paddling commands,
paddling skills, capsize drills, actions when overboard or
After 10-15 minutes of briefing by our professional river
guide, you are now ready for a river rafting adventure.
Have fun during the rafting like doing some body-rafting or
even take a spin in the raft with your head in the
water....or just get to the traditional fun of water fight
with your fellow rafters! Get wet and get in touch with
nature once more!
Definitely a must not miss lifelong experience!!!
- What to wear and to bring
Casual t-shirts with long/short
Umbrella or raincoats
Package Rates - WHITE WATER
RM 160.00 per person
3 persons and
RM 140.00 per person
Two daily rafting trips morning and afternoon
0915 hrs Meet us at Tempurung cave car park.
0945 hrs Transfer to Sungai Itek, in Kampar, Perak. Commence rafting at
1000 hours inclusive of briefings on safety, paddling and
rafting techniques. You will be equipped with safety helmets
and life vests for the adrenaline pumping ride through the
various rapids (around 10 rapids). The adventure takes two
to 3 hours of leisure paddling. Lunch and refreshments
1300 hrs Tour Ends
1230 hrs Meet us at Tempurung cave car park, lunch and
1330 hrs Transfer to Sungai Itek, in Kampar, Perak. Commence
rafting at 1430 hours inclusive of briefings on safety,
paddling and rafting techniques. You will be equipped with
safety helmets and life vests for the adrenaline pumping
ride through the various rapids (around 10 rapids). The
adventure takes two to 3 hours of leisure paddling.
1630 hrs Tour Ends
English speaking guide
WHAT TO BRING
Change of clothes (for changing after
rafting - please take note, after rafting, all guest are
require to clean up (shower & change clothing) before
Personal medication and cravings
River sandals or sport shoes with laces
A pair of socks is recommended if using
Straps for spectacles or goggles for
Waterproof camera (optional)
And don't forget to bring a sense of
adventure / fun / humor / enthusiasm and a flexible attitude
to Easy (suitable
for children age 6 and above)
|River rafting is subject to the
water level and weather condition. If rafting is not
possible to be conducted, an alternative date may be
Take Note (fine print), Due to the
nature of the tour, the weather, road condition, local
circumstances, prevailing safety factors, the route &
itinerary may vary to those published but the content of the
tour will remain the same. The final decision of the actual
itinerary will be made by us on the day of the tour.
Do's and Don'ts
- Do not
all rubbish out of the
- Do not
damage any plants or trees
- Do not
make excessive noise
- Do not
take unnecessary risks cike Climbing up
listen to advise given by your guides
- Do not
stay away from the group, you can easily get lost
A detailed safety
briefing will be conducted before each trip. The
rafting team for the trip explains what to do if
the raft flips, how to help each other out of
the water and what conditions to expect.
We always give the
worst-case scenario so that people know what to
expect from the trip and, therefore, have the
choice to forego their trip after the safety
talk. Once in the raft, you are instructed by
your rafting guide as to how to negotiate the
rapids and some practice is done before you set
off. You are also briefed before each rapid on
how the raft is expected to react.
SAFETY AND PRECAUTIONS
Rafting is safer
then crossing road
|We always ensure all the
participants wear a life jacket.
We do not overload the raft.
We do not go rafting after/during a heavy rain.
Our guides are qualified and well trained.
We well know local weather conditions. We make sure the
water and weather conditions are safe. Because water
conducts electricity, it is wise to stop swimming, boating,
or any activities on the water as soon as you see or hear
PRACTICAL RAFTING TIPS
All rafters will be given a safety
briefing before the ride and will be shown basic backward
and forward paddling techniques.
Always check that the helmets and life
jackets provided fit you well and are not too tight or too
Your life jacket will buoy you in the eventuality of the
raft overturning. If you've over-turned close to the river
bank, don't use your raft paddle, as you may hit someone
Do not attempt to use the paddle as a
lever against rocks as you risk getting hit by it.
The following are some points to remember:
Bring a change of clothes. A warm-up jacket is also a good
Wear well-fitting shoes, rubber shoes or sandals.
Jewellery which cannot be secured firmly should not be worn
Those wearing glasses are reminded to use an elastic sports
band 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.
MORE INFORMATION ON RAFTING
Gopeng, 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
The most popular adrenaline pumping fun is white water
rafting in 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 white water rafting, you are
given a liability form to sign before you can further
proceed. 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 river 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 white water 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. White water 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 white water 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 metres high. Upon reaching this
rapid, the river guide will shout the word “Boom! Boom!” to
indicate that everyone has to sit in the centre 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
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
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
guide will push the raft back into the main current. It
requires skillful manoeuvering because of frequent
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 manoeuver 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 meet to create a circular or spiral motion in the
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
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
The 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 white water 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 white water 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.