LAPAMA RAFTING AT TELAGA WAJA RIVER
When it comes to the adrenaline rush, we are the expert. Our adventure begins with 10 minutes walk through a luscious village. Here you can already intimate yourself with the pure nature of jungle and lovely terrace rice field. Pulling through the breeze waterfall and plunge meters drop from the Bajing Dam into the charming white water. Our starting point begins at Telaga Waja River. Here, you can intimate yourself with the pure nature of Bali jungle and lovely terrace rice field. You served by welcome drink when you arrive at our starting point and you will handle by our professional guide.
Telaga Waja River is one of the longest river on east Bali starts to runs southward Bali from southern slope of mount Abang. Mount Abang a peak at the south rim of Batur caldera as the remnant of tremendous eruption which was probably happened at the same time as other super volcanic eruptions along volcanic belt of archipelago.
Telaga Waja River seems it was part of the created nature's beauty starts at the slope of Mt. Abang runs through idyllic villages and jungle slopes along the area of Kecamatan Rendang onward to the area of Kabupaten Klungkung ends on the sea. Telaga Waja River is close to the biggest temple of Bali, the Besakih, and cut the foot of the highest mountain on Bali that is Mount Agung on the west side. It is not known why the name is Telaga Waja. Telaga for Balinese is pool, lake or embung, while waja or Baja is metal. It is no reference in Balinese word could lead to any understanding on what is behind the word of metal pool, as the fact a pool or lake has the water staying, but river or tukad in Balinese has running water which is always ending on the sea.
With it's specific current, clean water, natural views and soft rapids Telaga Waja River has becoming more and more popular among the adventure seekers on Bali to experience the thrill of holidays, which is combination between culture and nature. White water rafting, which was introduced by Sobek, an American adventurous lover in 1980s into Bali has become popular holiday addition for Bali. In the beginning Ayung River Rafting is the most popular adrenal trigger for travelers, yet on later development Telaga Waja River rafting has exceeded the popularity. The existence of Telaga Waja River has been a blessing to the people of Kabupaten Karangasem, an area on the east part of Bali which was ever flourishing kingdom in 18th century whose emporium up to the island of Lombok and Sumbawa. Since the immemorial time the people of this Kabupaten has no water source for daily life, but since 2008 after Mr. Geredeg sits as head of the Kabupaten a massive project to bring the water of Telaga Waja River to the people of Karangasem has become a reality.
Besides as the source of water for daily life and irrigation, Telaga Waja River as blessing become a popular white water rafting runner for travelers of all over the world. The presence of rafting organization can also arising the awareness of natural preservation among people and at least keep the eco-system along the river be preserved to maintain the beauty of the nature. It is often found protest shouting from the guests to meet trees have been cut down without further care, or places without plantation. This on road protests will make the people aware of the need of preserving the nature.
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