Rafting at Kampar River
Almost one month ago, my friends and I went to white water rafting at Kampar River (Sungai Kampar), Gopeng, Perak.
The journey started really early. Everyone had to gather at Puchong at 6 AM. Then we headed to McD Damansara for breakfast.
After breakfast, we started our 2-hour journey from Kuala Lumpur to Gopeng along the North South Highway.
Around 9 AM, we finally reached Gua Tempurung, Gopeng.
We met up with our appointed guide and he gave us a short briefing before we got ourself changed and prepared for the adventure.
After the briefing, everyone had to fill in and sign a form to declare our health condition and indicate that we understand the risks involved.
When we were done, 13 of us were “loaded” into a lorry. A lorry! Can you imagine that?!
On the lorry, we were then “transported” to the actual location to begin our white water rafting adventure. While on the way, we were treated with some spectacular kampung sceneries.
After 30 minutes, we finally reached a place called My Gopeng Resort where all the rafts and equipments were ready for us to go.
When everything was done, it’s time to start the journey. I swear everybody shouted “OMFG” inside when they saw the river below.
Before we actually started to raft, we had our first activity which is called the body rafting.
The captain explained how to balance in the moving water. Then we had to flow ourself down the river one by one for a short distance.
This is to get ourself familiarise with the rapid condition in case we fell into the water.
Next thing to do is to learn how to listen to the captain’s commands and also paddling techniques.
When everything is done, finally we started our 2-hour/7km long journey.
We went through many different levels of rapids, big and small. We paddled hard, we got stuck by the rocks, we fell into the water, we swam, we bumped into each other’s raft and most importantly, we had fun.
The journey finished sooner than we thought. It was really an amazing experience.
After we finished rafting, we went back to Gua Tempurung and we were served with Malay delicacies as our lunch (included in our package).
Although it was a tiring trip, but it was well worth it for the experience we gained.
P/S: More photos on my Facebook album.
I booked my trip with Ivy Holidays. We had a discount, for every 10 people we got 1 person for free. In other words, we paid for 12 people instead of 13.
Company: Ivy Holidays Sdn. Bhd. (KPL/LN:5125)
Address: 470, Jalan Kamunting, 34600 Kamunting, Perak.
Tel: 05-805 2927
Fax : 05-805 2928
Mobile : 012-5555 831
D/L: 05-805 3118
Price: RM150 per person