Songa Rafting also known as Songa Adventure is the best water sport in Java Island, Indonesia that has been the most visited tourism object for domestic and foreign tourists. Songa Rafting not only popular in Indonesia but also in state Asia and other countries. Songa Rafting or Adventure located in Pekalen River of Probolinggo subdistrict, exactly at Ranu Gedang village of East Java province. Songa Rafting Adventure is the most preferred water rafting in Java Island due to has more challenge rapids and consist of various beautiful lanscape that welcome the visitors coming. Adventure in Pekalen River almost same with other rafting at Bali Island such as the rafting at Telaga Waja River, Sungai Ayung and Sungai Melangit Bali, the different only in rapids and the views along the river. To enjoy Songa Rafting, you can start from Surabaya, Malang, Banyuwangi and Bali Island. Most visitors enjoy Songa adventure after they finish enjoy Mount Bromo and Ijen tour package because the Rafting location in the middle ways between Mount Bromo and Ijen volcano.
Songa Rafting and Songa Adventure in Java Island Indonesia is started form Top Pekalen River that located at Gedang Village,This village called Gedang, because in this village there are many banana trees (in Java language meant bananas). Top Pekalen river has higher difficulty levels for rafting than down Pekalen river . the river is sourced from the springs of Mount Argopuro and Mount Lamongan with an average between 5-20 meters width and 1-3 meters depth. The distance of river from start - finish is 12 kilometers long, need the trip about 3.5 hours. Songa Rafting consist of 50 piece rapids, They are Welcome, Stone Beard, The Pandavas, Eagles, Xtravaganza, KPLA, Triple Ace, The Fly Matador, Sharks, Cucak Rowo, Long Rapid, Good Bye and also Inul rapids, The difficult Level is at grade II to III.
Water Rafting of Songa Adventure in Java Island Indonesia
To find the base camp location of White Water Rafting in Java Indonesia not so difficult, from Probolinggo highway, you just find the sign of Songa Rafting that located on the roadside. After you find the sign, you just follow the village road for 15 miles from the highway to the basecamp. The road condition little bit broken but very possible by car or motorcyle. The trip from the highway to the base camp only 1 hour driving.
After arrived at base camp, participants will be welcomed to take a break while presented typical snacks such as boiled bananas and Poka Tea drink drinking which is made from the tea with ginger blended and cinnamon in order to make body fit in rafting trip. then, given opportunity to change a dress to rafting clothes that are ready to wet your body because you will face swift river streaming. The rafting admirors protected with safety tools such as helmet and floated jacket and instructed by an expert rafting guide who has been trained and experienced. Inflatable boat used is the type of inflatable raft that is destined to pass through the rapids safely that contains air and able to against great collision between boat body with sharp rocks.
Before start watery adventure, the participants will be briefed about rafting activity. The participants will be introduced some of the terms used in during rafting done, Like the "Forward" which mean paddling forward, "Backward" which mean paddling backwards, "Stop" mean stop paddling, "Left Back" mean left rower must rowing backwards and fixed right paddle forward, "Right Back" means the right rower rowing backwards and left rowers keep paddling forward, "move left / right and back" which means that the participants have to move to the adviced direction and the most important is the "Boom" which means that the participants must move to the boat floor of the boat and raise the paddle facing to upwards, This suggestion is adviced when the rafting boat passing a very narrow side walls and heavy rapids.
To get the location of Songa rafting adventure or Pekalen river, participants will be taken from the base camp to Songa rafting pekalen by pickup car for 20 minutes driving with the local gude and rescue team. After get the parking area at Ranu Gedang village, the participants had to down a path for 25 minutes by walking to Pekalen river.
Start location of river adventure or Rafting is from Angin - Angin area or Ranu Geddang village, In the middle trip, the rescue team will stop the rafting participants at the rest area of Kedung Adem wherein the participants and enjoy the local meals and Poka Tea, STMJ and fried banana dishes. It's taste is very delicious and suitable enjoyed in middle trip with cold condition. The finish point located at Gembleng hamlet of Pesawahan village.
During the trip in Songa Rafting adventure, the participants will be presented to beautiful 7 waterfalls They are Niagara Waterfall, Bat Caves and Natural Rock Structure. The waterfall and cave are so amazing with clear and fresh water. The local guide deliberately stop the visitors in this section in order get an owesome view. the view of Bat Caves and waterfalls are still original, you will see a thousand Bat sfluttering and hanged on around the cave and rocks, you will also feel squealing smells of Bat. rancidity and dung of bats will be felt when passing through Bat Cave and Waterfalls.There is also a place to take free jump from a height of 5 meters, the place loose a tension.
To comeback to the base camp, the visitors must trekking through a path and comeback to the pickup car that has waited the participants on parking lot. Arriving at the base camp, participants can clean body and change the clothes in the bath room have been completed for visitors. Afterward, enjoy your lunch with traditional food such as Tempeh, tofu and fish penyet, vegetable ointment, definitely it is very delicious and able recover your energy.
Songa Rafting and Adventure in Java Island Indonesia
Songa Rafting Adventure is a part of East Java Island tourism mostly visited by foreigners and domestic tourist. The nearest way to reach Songa Rafting Pekalen is from Surabaya or Malang. Beside this tourism, We also recognize other nature tourism in East Java Island below.
Mount Bromo Tour Package from Bali, Surabaya, Malang, Banyuwangi, Yogyakarta :
- Mount Bromo Camping
- Mount Bromo midnight tour
- Mount Bromo, Water Rafting tour
- Mount Bromo Camping, Ijen Crater tour
- 3 days 2 nights Mount Bromo tour package
- Mount Bromo Milky Way tour package 3 days
- Mount Bromo, Water Rafting, Ijen tour package
- Mount Semeru hiking package, Bromo, Ijen Crater Tour
- Mount Bromo, Ijen, Sukamade Beach Tour 4 days 3 nights