If you thought going to Bali for a holiday was all about surfing or theme parks you haven’t done your research. While it is great to book accommodation in one of the luxury holiday villas that are so close to the beach you can go surfing before breakfast, there are also other ways to have fun in Bali – extreme fun. For instance, you could go canyoning.
This is not something you do by yourself. It is important to make a booking for the tour ahead of time and you pay a small deposit by credit card at that time, with the balance due on the day. Canyoning is not only for the guys, there is an easy experience that is suitable for the whole family, so long as the children are over 8 years of age.
Canyoning takes place at Git Git Waterfalls, with 3 different grades from easy through to more difficult or advanced. The easy experience includes jumping off a 4m cliff, 4m abseiling, sliding down a natural slide and floating through natural pools in the river. Children who love the rides and waterslides at water parks should enjoy this more authentic experience.
You don’t need to know how to swim because a wetsuit with flotation vest must be worn. That said, swimming makes the experience more fun and less scary if you are a child, especially. Here are some need to know points if you are interested in having this kind of extreme fun in Bali.
- The minimum booking is for 2 people – maximum is 10.
- Weather plays a major part. The experience may need to be rescheduled or refunded if heavy rain is due on the day.
- The experience includes pick up and drop off at your accommodation in a car with air-conditioning.
- All equipment, lunch and snack are included.
- Shower and towel rental is included.
- There is insurance.
- You get free photos.
- There will be 2 tour guides to accompany you.
Refunds are available if you cancel 48 hours before the date. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the date the deposit is not refundable. But if you cancel on the day, there is a cancellation fee of 100%, so be sure the kids are up to jumping off a cliff before you head out.
Canyoning at Git Git Waterfalls is not a whole day thing. The easy tour only takes 1-2 hours while the advanced one goes for 4-5 hours. As well as the 8m cliff jump, the 15m abseiling and 4m sliding, a 70m flying fox ride is included for the advanced tour. Children must be 16 years or more to take part in this one.