Telaga Waja River

The Telaga Waja River flows below Bali’s highest peak, Mount Agung, an active volcano that last erupted in the 1960s. Many Balinese regard the mountain as sacred—which lends a unique touch to Telaga Waja River rafting trips—and you might even see ash or smoke rising from Agung. People new to whitewater rafting will appreciate the Telaga Waja’s mix of class II and III rapids because they create some excitement but aren’t overly challenging. Families can also consider Telaga Waja rafting trips. Although river rafting trips in Bali tend to be rather short affairs they create the opportunity to experience the island’s natural beauty from a new vantage point, bringing rafters into intimate contact with the tropical riparian environment, as well as village life off the beaten path. Waterfalls spill into the Telaga Waja, creating a dramatic addition to jungle and rice paddy scenery.

How to Get To Talaga Waja

  1. 1 hour from Karangasem City
  2. 1 hours from Denpasar
  3. 30 minutes from Besakih Temple

What You Can See around Talaga Waja

  1. Besakih Temple, built on a terraced site where prehistoric rites, ceremonies, and feasts once took place. Perhaps it was here where the spirit of the great, angry mountain, which loomed menacingly above the island, received pagan sacrifices. Certain timeworn megaliths in some of the bale are reminiscent of old Indo-Polynesian structures.
  2. Iseh, The magnificent nature of Iseh has been famous since years ago, for the most fascinating natural view can be seen here. Mount Agung stands in a distance with its steep valley, river that winding with its clear water in the middle of vast green carpet of terraced rice fields, where traditional farmers work so hard become interesting view to witness.
  3. Putung, The most plus point of Putung as a tourist object is its wonderful and amazing pristine panorama, which is the combination of mountains and sea view in a distance. Putung lies on mountainous area that surrounded by dense trees, particularly "salak" or snake skin fruit garden.
  4. Teganan Pegeringsingan, As an ancient village, Tenganan Pegeringsingan is identical with religious activities. Many temple festivals performed in this village that attract visitors to come. The most famous one is "Mekare-kare" or "Perang Pandan". This is a ceremonial fight or war using thorny pandanous leaves as the weapon.
  5. Candidasa, is well known for its shiny white sand. Tourism industry flourishes significantly in this area that background by the Indonesian Ocean. From this place, we will see Lombok Island and Nusa Penida in a distance and the sparkling light of "Jukung" or traditional boat at night that will always draw us to come again.