Kitulgala White Water Rafting Day Tour

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Kitulgala White Water Rafting Day Tour

Kitulgala White Water Rafting Day Tour

Departing from Colombo

Kitulgala day tour is a mere 2 hour drive from Colombo-Nuwara Eliya road, Kitulgala is a Rain Forest patch which attracts many resident and foreign travelers for its natural beauty. The Academy Award-winning movie The Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala, although nothing remains now except the concrete foundations for the bridge Kitulgala is the base for white-water rafting in Sri Lanka but there are myriad of leisure and adventure activities that can be done in Kutulgala.

We at Best of Lanka, suggests following things to do during Kitulgala Day Tour,

  • White Water Rafting in Kelani River
  • Rain forest walks to see beautiful rivers and waterfalls
  • Mountain biking on the roads or in the forest
  • Visiting prehistoric Belilena caves in which the 12,000 year old skeletal remains of the prehistoric 'Balangoda man' (Homesepiens Balangodensis) have been found
  • Waterfall Jumps and Waterfall Abseiling
  • Bird Watching
  • River expeditions

While one night or two nights stay is recommended, Kitulgala can be enjoyed in one day also. But staying the night will be a nice experience. A night out in a eco lodge near the river bank in Kitulgala is amazing experience amidst a roaring.

Typical Itinerary of Kitulgala Day Tour

  • Pick up from Colombo hotel and transfer to Kitulgala– Approximately 3hours drive
  • The trek to natural rock pools and waterfalls of kataran-Oya" -1.5KM. There are 7 natural pools which are extremely beautiful and a gift of nature where you will be able to experience Sliding down an inclined 05 metre water fall with safety gear in to the rock pool, A confidence jump with safety to beautiful natural rock pool and Swimming in the cool and clean waters of the rainforest.
  • Experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River, covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our white water rafting instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around 5 KMs. The river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted, with a memorable Experience during your White Water Rafting Tour in Kitulgala.
  • Enjoy a Sri Lankan rice and curry lunch
  • Transfer back to Colombo – Approximately 3 hours drive

for a car or minivan (maximum 6 passengers)

US$ 144

Kitulgala White Water Rafting Day Tour
Kitulgala White Water Rafting Day Tour

for a mini coach (maximum 10 passengers)

US$ 179

Kitulgala White Water Rafting Day Tour

We can tailor this trip to suit your requirements

Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation


The rate includes,

  • Air conditioned vehicle with fuel
  • English speaking chauffeur guide
  • All parking and highway charge where applicable
  • All taxes

The above rates does not include the followings, you may purchase them on your own if required. Our chauffeur will help you in the process,

  • Entry fees for the mentioned attractions and activities
  • Meals or refreshments
  • Specialist guide’s fee

Places of visit during this trip

  • Kitulgala