Kuala Kubu Bharu White Water Rafting Information
Whitewater rafting in Selangor River is one of the most popular adventures we offer. Selangor River is the most popular river for recreational whitewater rafting since the 90s.
The implementation of the Selangor Dam construction in the late 90s until 2003 to provide fresh water to Kuala Lumpur required the Temiar tribes living in the jungles by the river to relocate themselves as well as putting a halt to the river sports. Visitors to this area dwindled and so did the ecology and economic conditions in the area.
However, since 2005, whitewater rafting and kayaking in the area saw a revival. Visitors are now flocking back every weekend to visit Kuala Kubu Baru (KKB) town enroute to nature destinations such as Chilling Waterfall, Frasers Hill, Raub, or just to view the peaceful Selangor Dam.
|0830hrs||White Water Rafting activities on Sungai Selangor in the Region of Kuala Kubu Bharu with the traveling time by road only about 11/2 hour drives Kuala Lumpur
(Ex. Kuala Kubu Bharu)
|1030hrs||(Approx) Starts rafting and 5 minutes later, a practical exercise at the “FLIP CORNER” about 10 minutes. The rafting will be about 3 to 31/2 hours depending on the water level and the group size|
|1400hrs||Departing back to destination of origin.|
|Venue||Kuala Kubu Bharu, Selangor|
|4 Per Person||RM 210|
|5 Per Person or Above||RM 195|
|All Rate Included 6% GST|
ATTIRE – What to wear and to bring
- Casual t-shirts with long / short pants
- Sandals / sport shoes
- Umbrella or raincoats
- Wear comfortable
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 boarding)
- Personal medication and cravings
- River sandals or sport shoes with laces
- A pair of socks is recommended if using sport shoes
- Straps for spectacles or goggles for contact lenses
- Sun block
- Insect repellent
- Personal toiletries
- Waterproof camera (Optional)
- And don’t forget to bring a sense of adventure / fun / humor / enthusiasm and a flexible attitude
- Leisurely 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 suggested.
- 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 litter
- Bring all rubbish out of the raft
- Do not damage any plants or trees
- Do not make excessive noise
- Stay healthy
- Do not take unnecessary risks coke Climbing up rocks
- Always 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 Precaution
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 lightning.
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 loose.
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 else.
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 idea.
Wear well-fitting shoes, rubber shoes or sandals.
Jewelry which cannot be secured firmly should not be worn while rafting.
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.