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1 Day Whitewater Rafting Adventure At Kelani River In Sri Lanka
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Nature, Adventure Sports, Whitewater Rafting

  • Duration

    1 Day

  • Activity Level


  • Language

    English, Russian


Witness the place where the Academy Award-winning movie 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' was filmed. Situated 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 here.

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    • Enjoy Kitulgala Whitewater rafting, it takes about a 90 minute run each for 6.5 km with five rapids graded 2 and 3.

    • Ride the rapids, with their own distinctive characters aptly named: Head Chopper, Virgin’s Breast, Butter Crunch, Killer Fall, and the Rib Cage. Ride modern rafts equipped with safety gear.

What's Included
  • One-time rafting tour of around 90 min (depending on water speed)

  • All transfers, touring, and sightseeing by an air-conditioned car with fuel and parking

  • Services of an English-speaking chauffeur

  • During the tour, water will be provided

What's Excluded
  • Meals and beverages throughout the tour

  • All other activities

  • Tips and portage

Know before you go
  • White Water Rafting at Kitulgala is safe for even kids over 10 years of age.
  • The best time to enjoy White Water Rafting at Kitulgala is the period between May to December. During periods of heavy rain, the river could turn out to be very volatile and rafting becomes very unsafe. The adventure operators on site would advise all water sports enthusiasts on the matter. However, water levels could drop surprisingly fast, turning the river into its regular state during the rainy season as well.
  • White water rafting in Kelani river does not require a higher degree of rafting skills or swimming experience, even for the people who are experimenting it for the first time, families and small group’s can go for a thrilling ride down the Kelani River. This is because the rapids of Kalani River are graded as 2 and 3. Some of the rapids of the Kalani River are named with unique names such as Virgin’s Breast, Killer Falls, Butter Crunch and Head Chopper.

  • Your safety is our main concern that’s why we only use best quality boats and safety equipment (every rafter is given a lifejacket and a helmet) which are up to international standards. And not only that our instructors are highly experienced local staff whom will guide you through out the tour. They will tell you what to do and what not to do. The instructors are experienced enough to handle the boat in extreme conditions.

Meeting Point

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Price Details
The group size and price
1 To 4USD 100 Per Group

This is a group tour

Starting From


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USD 100 / group