Everything About Bali Canyon Tubing Adventure
Those of you who are vacationing in Bali and not still having things to do list. Perhaps Bali Canyon Tubing Adventure is a good recommendation to try.
What is tubing adventure? It is a navigating activity that be held along river route on a small inflatable boat.
It will challenge you glide along the river streams with rapids and cascades.
Similar to Rafting
If you think that it will seems similar to rafting. That’s indeed right! However, there are a few differences between tubing and rafting as:
In general, a boat for tubing is smaller than rafting, which it like an inner tube and may be boarded for only 1 - 2 participants.
Vice versa, the boat for rafting looks wider and bigger, which can be boarded for 4 – 6 participants.
The participants of tubing don’t usually use a paddle during adventure.
That’s different than rafting which needs to use a paddle to control and maneuver direction of the boat.
Equipment for Tubing
Equipment for Tubing is actually the same as in rafting, which will require to use some the following.
Helm, to protect the head from bump of hard object such as rocks.
Life Jacket, to keep you float on the water in case fall off from the boat.
Elbows and knees pads, to prevent and minimize risk of injury on both that happens during tubing.
Right Position on the Boat
As above, boat for tubing is smaller than rafting. Hence, you also need to do a different position as being supine on the boat.
Why must be supine? That’s because the position will ease you in keeping balance of boat along river stream.
Moreover, you shouldn’t try to stand up during tubing because it can make yourself fall off from the boat.
How to Maneuver
Perhaps you wonder how to maneuver on the boat without a paddle. That’s done in teaming up.
A group of tubing adventure usually consist of some participants on each own boat.
They will hold hands with each other to control speed and maneuver directions of boat particularly when facing to route with river rocks therein.
Things to Remember before Tubing
Whenever you plan to have a tubing adventure, make sure to remember the following things.
- Apply a sunblock
Some of people may often forget to apply a sunblock before tubing. In fact, that’s important to protect your skin from radiation of sun.
Hence, make sure you don’t forget to apply it in order to prevent your skin burnt.
- Wear fit clothes
During tubing, you can wear casual clothes such as t-shirt, short pant, and so on. And make sure the clothes are in fit and comfort so that ease you to move.
- Bring a set of clothes
Beside above, you should prepare to bring a set of clothes when adventuring.
Because, you will be required to contact in water in tubing activity so it will make your previous clothes become wet.
- Use hiking slippers
During tubing, the boat probably will be stuck in superficial route with rocks. At that time, you need to get out of boat and walk at bottom of the river.
At the bottom, there are usually many sharp objects such as: branches, small stones, and so on which may injure your feet.
So, that’s advised to wear slippers to prevent it. And the most recommended slippers are hiking type that can avoid slipping during walking.
- Take a guide
Although tubing is fun activity but it can be risky if you go adventuring without taking a professional guide to accompany.
Bali Tubing Adventure Price
Price of Tubing Tour Package in Bali ranges from USD $47 – $60. It may be different in every place and depends on what facilities to include therein.
Generally, tubing tour package includes:
- Transfer Hotel (a driver and transport service)
- Safety equipment (a helm, a life jacket, elbows and knees pads.
- Professional guide
- Shower room with towel
- Lunch (after tubing)
While the choices of spots are namely:
- Ayung River, located in Ubud Area and about 11 kilometers long route in classes 2 – 3 (difficulty level)
- Yeh Panet River, located in Tanah Wuk, Sangeh Area and about 3.5 long route in class 2+
- Pakerisan River, located in Tampaksiring, Gianyar Regency and about 4.5 long route in class 2+
So, after reading all above! When do you plan to tubing?