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Bamboo Raft Drift

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Address: Xingcun Town, Wuyi Shan, China
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Great, relaxing way to see most of the Wuyi scenic resort

Did the rafting trip at 12.20pm after a full day (PM the previous day, AM the day of the rafting), so everyone was just happy to finally sit and relax. It was a gorgeous day and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Houstonian88
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did the rafting trip at 12.20pm after a full day (PM the previous day, AM the day of the rafting), so everyone was just happy to finally sit and relax. It was a gorgeous day and the rafting crew of 2 that we had was good. One of the 2 provided a commentary of the key sights (in Mandarin, not... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommended but go during off speak season as the crowds would spoil the experience. Take the reserve's internal shuttle bus to the Bamboo Raft jetty (about 20 mins on the bus and about 10 mins wait for the bus off peak season). Note the rafts stop going between approximately 9.50 a.m. to 11.40 a.m. as they bring the rafts... More 

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La Mirada, California
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Winter in January is not the best time to do this activity. So the bamboo raft is not sealed on the bottom thus the water gets in. Vendors outside will sell you plastic shoe to wear so your shoes will not get wet. The raft driver also is the tour guide and it is all done in Chinese. The scenic... More 

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Montgomery, Illinois
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34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

A group of us were taken on this trip as part of a cultural excursion. The views were stunning, but most of us were freezing, and on our raft, we kept asking "How much longer?" This would be a wonderful experience in July but NOT in January. Many ended up with wet feet which didn't help. You could buy plastic... More 

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Thank Lori D
Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 January 2017

1.5 hours on the bamboo raft with the raft moving really slowly. The guides did not try to engage us in any conversations at all. What we understood from others was that they will only speak if we tip them well before the bamboo raft trip. This is illegal and therefore the boatmen will usually get the inland tour guides... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The rafting experience was memorable n invigorating.The boatman entertained us wth his twisted jokes,stories and humorous tales of the history of wuyisan.there were 6 of us on the bamboo raft which is securely built.the glide lasted 1.5 hrs for all the 9 bends.we saw huge fish in the shallow waters.cover yr feet wth plastic bags that are sold by the... More 

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Los Altos, California
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is not so much a rafting trip as a ride on slow moving waters on a bamboo chair on top of a bamboo raft. Guides will not speak unless paid by everyone on a particular raft. Only Chinese is spoken.

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Turkey
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Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

that one you should do it, if you will visit wuyi mountain. i recommend to take boat early morning. also no problem go with your childeren.

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Colorado
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The rafting experience of about one and a half hours is quite pleasant but there are many rafts leaving at the same time so it is not so tranquil. Each raft takes 6 people. The boatmen ask for RMB20 from each passenger for a commentary, which is overly expensive for what you get for it. It is only in Mandarin.... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful scenery as you drift down the river. Can feel a bit crowded but just relax, enjoy the scenery and join in with the general excitement.

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