Yes, it was Vari again with her constant idea of going somewhere as far as possible every weekend (if possible too)… 🙂 anyway, I always ready for a trip, well, as long as no other important events and of course I can afford it… Vary asked me to join a group rafting at Citarik. I went rafting for the first time around 8 years ago at Citarik as well, then a few years after that at Ayung River, Bali. Both quite fun but not as exciting as diving for first time experience. Well, since it’s been quite sometimes I agree to go rafting with Vari. Then I asked Adi to join us too, the more the merrier.
After 3 hours in the bus, I recalled why I don’t think rafting is appealing to me anymore, the trip to Citarik is such a long and winding trip compare to few hours of fun on that boat. The sitting on the bus nearly killed me out of boredom, the way back home was worse.
Anyhow, must I admit that the rafting itself were fun! I thought the much rain in Jakarta lately will affect the volume of water that overflows, but turn out the water debit was normal and rather slow. We were waiting for a round 2 hours for our turn, there were quite a lot of groups that day.
the drills are: (1) you choose your lifebuoy, your helmet and your paddle. (2) they will give you 10 minutes safety instruction during rafting (3) you ride a mini truck to the starting point, (4) oh no, you’re not there yet, you have to walk around 500 meters through local housing and rice fields, then …. taaadaaah, you’ll find your boat…
I have no idea the maximum person that can ride a boat, but my group was 6 persons, including 2 guides… the fact gave me more of secure feeling, other boat have only one guide. So we went raft for around 90 minutes. It was really fun! some of the rafts are quite scary, but most of them just gave me a little shake. We laughed til my jaws hurt.
Our rafting provider was Caldera Rafting, their facilities are clean and nice… the hall where we sit and waiting is really well maintained and clean as well as the bathroom. Their provided an Indonesia Menu for lunch and it was delicious.
Despite the long bus riding, I had a lot of fun. thank you Var, Rangga and Adi… 🙂
Wait! Why did I make peace sign in almost every picture ya? Hmmm…