Introducing Children to White Water Rafting

White water rafting for children can be a wonderful adventure activity provided that you have planned for it correctly. Here are some information we wish to share with you. Hopefully you will find them beneficial.

white water rafting in malaysia with children1. You can start children on white-water rafting adventures as it gives them an excellent opportunity to enjoy themselves outdoors. As parents I am sure you will agree that children need to spend more time outdoors.

2. In Malaysia, there are a few rivers that are suited for children. Sungai Kampar in Perak is one of them. Sungai Kampar is a 30 minute drive from Ipoh and a 2 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur. From Kuala Lumpur, take the North-South Expressway headed north and exit at the Gopeng Toll Exit. The rapids on the river are exciting but still considered safe for children.

3. We have had some parents bringing their children as old as 7 but we feel a good age to start them on white-water rafting is about 9-10 years old. By them they would have more confidence (hence make them less fearful of the rapids), slightly stronger to swim (if it was required) and would understand instructions better. Check with us if you are not sure.

4. We enjoy taking children white-water rafting because we know it is not only the adventure of going on the river but there is so much for them to learn – the rainforest that we are in, the different people that they will be meeting, trying different food, immersing themselves in the culture of the locals, etc.

5. We hope to be able to introduce these to children at a young age so they appreciate the outdoors, the adventures they go through, they understand their own capabilities and gain more confidence along the way. Children should spend less time indoors and away from their gadgets and devices.

Do you think you want to bring your children on an adventure of a lifetime? Get in touch with us. We would only be too happy to welcome you!




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(i) Slim River – a white water rafting river suited for children


  1. Hi me and my husband tried white water rafting in many countries but this time we would try it with our daughter 5-6 years old. Is it possible?

    • Hello Fatima.
      Your daughter is too young for white water rafting. It’s best to start her when she is around 10 or 11 years old.

  2. Hi

    Im planning a water rafting trip in early August. There’s five of us, aged 49/44/23/22/6. Will it be too dangerous for my youngest girl? Please provide me the price list and itinerary too. Tks!

    • Hi.. information relayed to you via email. Your daughter is a little too young though. Anyway, waiting for your decision 🙂

  3. Hi,
    I would like to know more about the children white water rafting.
    There will be 3 adult & 1 child (7 years old). We would like to participate this activity on Saturday 4th of April 2015.
    Would you recommend a separate level with the child or we adults can join in too?
    Please provide me with the price list and itinerary. Will transport be provided from KL?

    Hope to hear from you soon.


    • Hi June

      Details and our explanation has been emailed to you today. White water rafting is not suitable for a 7 yr old. Tks!


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