Rafting on the river Alas - Sumatra

[Wisma Cinta Alam] [Jungle Treks] [Mount Kemiri] [Orang-Utans] [Alas Rafting]

A three day trip

Following an early breakfast, a bus will take both luggage and passengers (min.3 - max.8) from the Cinta Alam guest house to Muarastulen. This will take approximately one hour. Your Indonesian guide will provide food and plastic bags to keep your luggage dry.

Depending on the season and the water level of the river, either a rubber boat or a wooden raft will be used. On the banks of the Alas river, in Muarastulen, the boat or raft will be prepared for the trip. All passengers will get a live jacket to wear and you will receive detailed instructions from your guide. Both guide and passengers will take their seats and soon after, you will find yourself wrapped up in the rapid flow of the Alas river.

This river runs past majestic trees, overgrown with climbing plants, which together make up an impenetrable wall of vegetation. On the banks, you will be able to enjoy the sight of monkeys swaying through the trees as well as a variety of beautiful birds. The river has its quiet moments, but sometimes the guide will have to make every effort to keep the boat in its course. Passengers can choose to assist the guide or simply relax and enjoy the scenery. The reflection of the sun in the water can cause heavy sun burn, so please be sure to bring a hat and a protective sun cream.


Depending on the passengers' wishes, nights will be spent in tents, to be built up in caves, or in small bungalows alongside the river. The bungalows contain a mattress and a sheet, covered by a mosquito net. A central bungalow offers cooking and eating facilities and sanitary facilities are present on the premises. In case tents are used to spend the nights, sleeping bags and mats should be brought along. The guide will provide for Indonesian style meals.

On the last day of the trip, the boat will cruise the lower reaches of the river, towed by an old river boat. The trip ends in Gelambang. From there the individual passengers can choose to continue their trip, by small buses, in the direction of Berastagi, Lake Toba, Singkil or other places.

T.Y. Johan S. - tour guide river rafting and mountain trekking
Wisma Cinta Alam - Jln. Blangkereren - Ketambe - 24652
Kec. Badar - Kab. Agara - Aceh INDONESIA