Four Seasons Private Rafting Discovery
Where nature meets culture on Bali's Longest River – part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed subak irrigation network and home to historic and holy sites
Marvel at the natural beauty of the sacred Ayung River and gain insights into Bali's vibrant culture along the way with our guided rafting experience. Your private tour starts with a 30-minute scenic drive from the resort through timeless rice farming villages to the departure point, at the bottom of a majestic gorge. Paddle at a leisurely pace through the gentle waters as your knowledgeable guide explains the importance of the Ayung and its role in Bali's rice farming traditions – in particular the UNESCO-listed subak irrigation system that distributes water across the entire island using ancient sustainable engineering. Enjoy the scenic journey through the river valley's wilderness dotted with virgin jungle, rice terraces and towering trees, and keep an eye out for local wildlife. Those who feel more adventurous can even hop out of the raft and float down a quiet stretch of the river through a natural tunnel formed by trees overhead. Stop for a break at a shrine beside a holy spring, for a simple water purification ritual and offering. Finally, you will make a riverside landing directly at Four Seasons Sayan, exhilarated as you receive a warm welcome back 'home."
While you are in Ubud, visit the art markets for beautiful souvenirs and artworks, explore the palace and nearby temple, or round off your day trip with an incredible spa treatment at Sacred River Spa.
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BOOKINGS: Dial 2 to be transferred to the Concierge to make your reservation. From outside the hotel, email us or call +62 361 701-010. Available for private bookings only, maximum six guests.
DURATION: 2 hours, excluding transfer time (75 minutes each way). Depart from resort between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm.
TIME: Depart from Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay anytime between 8:00 am and 11:00 am depending on your preferred rafting time.
PRICE: IDR 3,400,000++ for two people including transport, life jackets and helmets. Additional adults at IDR 900,000++ each and children at IDR 675,000++ each.
TRANSPORT: Transport via private car or taxi is at additional charge and can be arranged at time of booking. Transfer time from Jimbaran Bay to rafting departure point is approximately 75 minutes; landing point after rafting is Riverside Pool at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, and transfer time back to Jimbaran Bay is also around 75 minutes.
WHAT TO WEAR: Wet-weather attire! The Ayung River is a popular rafting site; expect spontaneous water fights if passing by other rafters as it is all part of the fun. Be careful of non-colourfast clothes. Sneakers or sandals with a strap are recommended, and you may want to bring a hat and sunscreen.
Minimum age for children is seven years old.