River Rafting in Kuala Lumpur

Apart from being one of the most chic and ultra-modern cities in the world, river rafting in Kuala Lumpur is also its unique offering that attracts millions of visitors here every year. The adrenaline rushing mesmerizing experience is an absolute treat for thrill seekers who come here looking for adventure. Rafting in Kuala Lumpur is particularly attractive because it is offered in a very systematic fashion here. The city boasts some of the most exquisite locales perfect for the sport and which guarantees cent percent safety for all its guests. You will also be accompanied at all times by well-trained instructors to guide and lead you throughout the experience.Some of the best white water river rafting in Kuala Lumpur include the ones you will get at the Kuala Kubu Bharu River, the Hulu Selangor River, and the Kampa River. So you can either choose to navigate along the rocky terrain and rapid currents of the Kuala Kubu Bharu River or drift about the nature and scenery around the riverbank of the Hulu Selangor River. If you are looking for more scenic trails through your journey with cascading waterfalls, head to the Kampa River for your rafting experience.

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Which are the best places for River Rafting in & near Kuala Lumpur?

1. Kuala Kubu Bharu River: This is one of the closest sites to the city where you can enjoy river rafting in Kuala Lumpur in frigid waters at the base of Fraser’s Hill. Located within an hour’s drive from KL as you go upstream of the Selangor River, you can easily reach the spot where the ride commences. The entire stretch comprises almost 8 km long rapids flanked by heavy branches of bowing trees and white boulders glistening in the overhead sun. Click Here to Book: White Water Rafting Adventure in Kuala Kubu Bharu

The Kuala Kubu Bharu River offers one of the best rafting in Kuala Lumpur not only for the incredible thrill it lends but also for the amazing scenic beauty when you embark on this adrenaline-inducing recreational sport.

Location: About 1 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur along the road to road to North South Expressway

Duration for Rafting: 4 hours and 30 minutes

2. Hulu Selangor River: This varied rafting in Kuala Lumpur is extremely popular among novices and advanced level rafters alike as it caters to Class I where no prior experience is required to Class IV which is for the more professional rafters. Enjoy spectacular views of nature along the riverbanks as you go through some of the most exciting rapids and relaxing drifts in the whole of South East Asia. You will be guided by extremely skillful professional trainers throughout your ride along with all the necessary safety gear, kits, and precautions, so do not worry if it is your first time at this sport. 

Location: Selangor River

3. Kampar River: Here is your big chance to get up and close with nature as you also experience the dense green rainforest of Malaysia. One of the best avenues for river rafting in Kuala Lumpur amidst choppy white waters through mysterious foliage, the Kampa River is among the top choices for the adventure sport. If you are physically fit and up for the challenge, the clear waters of the Kama River which falls in the Class I – III category, is suitable for you.
It is also ideal for guests who are looking for mild adventure while also enjoying a rafting trip within the bounds of safety. Having said this, you will not miss out on the thrill of river rafting in Kuala Lumpur at Kampa River as you will encounter tackling exiting rapids as you float down the clear waters of the river along lush rainforests. 

Location: Kampa River, Perak

Timing: 10 AM – 12 PM

Duration for Rafting: 1 ½ to 2 hours

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What are the other adventure things to do in Kuala Lumpur?

1. Dive with sharks at Aquaria KLCC: Come face to face with a range of different shark species and other creatures from the ocean in a 60,000 square feet tank. You will be under the constant guidance of experienced instructors in a completely safe and controlled environment at all times. You will also encounter some of the most vibrantly colored marine creatures glide past you.

2. Go rock climbing at Batu Caves: Enjoy the thrill of scaling the natural limestone rock surface of Batu Caves that dates back millions of years. Try out this eco-recreational outdoor activity that tests you on several counts like crawling, hiking, scrambling, and gliding along a zip line, all the while enjoying the natural beauty of the surrounding areas.

3. Try out indoor skydiving and surfing at AirRider and FlowRider: Experience the adrenaline pump of leaping off a helicopter or an airplane when mid-air right here at AirRider, Kuala Lumpur. This is a one of a kind indoor skydiving simulator where you can feel the same exhilaration in an indoor setting without having to spend a bomb. If you wish to enjoy the same thrill against artificially created sea waves, book a session at FlowRider where you will also learn how to surf in a safe environment.

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Which are the best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur?

1. Petronas Twin Towers: Counted among the world’s tallest towers, these twin structures soar up to almost 452 meters. These towers are also the most famous tourist attractions in Kuala Lumpur primarily because of its impressive sky bridge and observation deck. Click Here to Book: Kuala Lumpur City Tour with Petronas Twin Tower and Batu Caves

2. Menara KL tower: This tower houses the highest viewing deck in the country with spectacular views of the surrounding areas and the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve where it stands. The tower also boasts a revolving restaurant at its helm, the Atmosphere 360, apart from an amphitheater, pools, fast food restaurants, and much more. Click Here to Book: KL Tower Tickets

3. Kuala Lumpur Bird Park: Believed to be one of the world’s largest covered bird park, this is a beautiful avian jungle that boasts more than 60 colorful species of local and rare birds. This is also a perfect getaway for children where they get to learn a lot about these birds amid beautifully landscaped gardens, gushing streams, and cobbled pathways

4. Batu Caves: These ancient limestone caves house several small and big temples and are one of the most frequently visited tourist places in Kuala Lumpur. There are several Hindu shrines here that attract a lot of devotees as well as a massive golden statue of Lord Murugan at the entrance to the caves. Click Here to Book: Kuala Lumpur Suburbs and Batu Caves Day Tour

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What are the important things to carry while going camping in Kuala Lumpur?

  • Extra set of dry clothes, shoes, and socks

  • Extra towels and warm clothes if the temperatures tend to dip in the area

  • A waterproof bag to carry back wet clothes

  • A small sunscreen tube that fits in the pocket

  • Packaged food and snacks

  • Windproof and waterproof jackets and pants

  • Synthetic long underwear layer for the legs

  • Quick-dry shorts and bathing suit

  • Sunglasses with retainer strap

  • Wetsuit boots/sturdy footwear/ sandals with straps/ sneakers

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What is the best time for river rafting in Kuala Lumpur?

The best time to go river rafting in Kuala Lumpur is after the monsoon season, around the months of November and February. The gushing water from the mountains above make white water river rafting extremely exhilarating during this time. Having said that, since Malaysia does not experience snowy weather, river rafting is available all year round. 

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Are there any age restrictions for rafting in Kuala Lumpur?

River rafting in Kuala Lumpur can be enjoyed by anybody within the age of 10 and 70 years as long as you are in a physically fit condition. 

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What are the different grades of rafting available in Kuala Lumpur?

1. Grade I (Easy): Comprises fast water with slight waves or ripples where all dangers are obvious, risk to swimmers is negligible, self-rescue is easy.

2. Grade II (Novice): This includes rapids that are pretty straightforward to tackle with regular waves, and easy to medium drop-offs.

3. Grade III (Intermediate): You will have to go over rapids here that come with moderate, irregular waves, rollers. 

4. Grade IV (Advanced): This comes with high, irregular waves, breakers, whirlpools, powerful back eddies, and sharp bends. You will get powerful although predictable rapids that require precise handling in choppy waters.

5. Grade V (Expert): Face extremely long and violent rapids that sometimes are accompanied with large, unavoidable obstacles, steep banks, holes, as well as turbulent waters with fast currents.

6. Grade VI (Extreme): This is the upper most limit which only teams of experts with full safety precautions can undertake. These may include some uncharted and unexplored territories as well.

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