HomeBlogs Alas River Alas River flows directly into the Indian Ocean; it has exceptional
rapids that attract whitewater rafting enthusiasts for all over the
Situated at 165 km southeast from Takengon, Alas River
cuts through Mount Leuser National Park. This area is especially popular
among the young and adventurous. The sharp bends and many rapids are
challenging to white-water rafters.
To Do Rafting
and kayaking is possible on the Alas river from the village of Angasan
down to the city of Gelombang, close to the Indian ocean. In the upper
areas of the Alas several rapids are demanding a good performance. The
boat is passing pristine rainforest and many wildlife can be seen,
especially monkeys and a big variety of beautiful rich coloured birds. From
Kutacane to Gelombang the water is rather quite and we call this part
of the trip jungle-Safari. Nevertheless also great scenery is shown. On
rafting-trips longer than one day we sleep in tents on the shore of Alas
river, having BBQ and playing guitar in the evenings.