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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

Tour Reviews
  • Il Ja

    Sujith Jayathunga kenne ich seit mehr als 2 Jahren und war schon mehrmals auf Sri Lanka. 

    Die Insel und die Kultur von Sri Lanka habe ich dank Sujith kennengelernt, als meine Freundin und ich  eine Rundreise auf dieser wunderschönen Insel gebucht haben und als Reiseführer Sujith bekommen haben. 

    Ein sehr netter junger Mann, der sich sehr gut auf Englisch verständigen kann, kennt die Geschichte seines Landes excellent und versteht die europäische Mentalität ganz gut. Das war eine wunderbare und sehr abwechslungsreiche Woche mit ihm, wir haben Wanderungen unternommen und uns Sehenswürdigkeiten angeschaut und landeten schliesslich auf einem Traumstrand in Trincomalee Nilaveli.

    Bei unserer letzten Reise Anfang April 2018 haben wir nur Strandurlaub gebucht, haben uns aber mit Sujith vor Abflug noch einmal getroffen, was uns sehr gefreut hat. 

    Sujith, noch einmal vielen Dank für alles!

    Sujith, once again, thanks for all! You're doing the great job!!! 

    God bless you! :)

  • Наталья Гончарова

    We've been in Sri Lanka for a week and had 4 fantastic days with Sujith. The schedule was pretty tight, but he was always very helpful, frendly, the guy with a big smile.  Sujith knew all the answers to everything we asked, showed breathtaking places and was a very responsible quide and professional driver.  He made our trip perfect! 

    Special thanks for organized cooking workshop with chef Iran - it was fantastic and delicious!  

  • Elisa

    We did a 10 days tour with Sujith and the experience was amazing! He knows the best places of Sri Lanka (a breathtaking country) and made us to leverage the experience. He explained un detail the history and curiosities of each place and took care of us. Also, the car is so comfortable, clean and always ready. We strongly recommend his services. 

  • AN

    My husband and I did a 12 day tour with Sujith, and we both agreed that he's such an amazing guide in all ways. He's so informative but not overbearing, he's friendly but not intrusive, he'll deliver on pre-set plans but is flexible if a change is needed. He made our Sri Lanka trip so incredibly memorable; when we think about Sri Lanka we think about Sujith! We highly recommend him to anyone wishing to see Sri Lanka in all it's beauty!

  • katie

    My friends and I were recommended Sujith as a driver and guide throughout Sri Lanka and I am so happy they did! He lived up to all the amazing things they'd said about him. He was so professional, kind, patient, spoke English fluently, and friendly. He provided an incredible tour of Sri Lanka, ensuring our safety the entire time. By the end of the trip, we felt like he was a good friend! I especially liked how Sujith would always recommend activities that weren't the "tourist trap". He knew the ins and outs of the best of Sri Lanka. We wouldn't have had such an amazing time without this experienced and kind-hearted guide. Highly recommend!

  • eerdemgil

    We took a 5-day tour in Sri Lanka with guide/driver Sujith in January 2017. Sujith was excellent and we would highly recommend him! He was positive, had a sense of humor, and always had a smile on his face. He greeted us promptly at the airport with flowers, which immediately made us feel welcome. 

    Sujith made sure that we covered all the stops on our itinerary, which included Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, Dambulla, Polonnaruwa, Kaudulla National Park, Sigiriya, Kandy/Temple of the Sacred Tooth and Nuwara Eliya. Thanks to Sujith's narrations of the history and the background for each stop, we were able to learn quite a bit and gain a deeper appreciation for each site. 

    Sujith also tailored the tour to our interests. After we mentioned that we were interested in seeing endemic species of birds, Sujith made sure to point to birds he noticed while we were walking around or while he was driving (even pulling over at times to help us capture photos)! This was greatly appreciated as we were able to gather a nice collection of bird photos :) 

    All in all, Sujith was incredibly knowledgeable, honest, friendly, and sincere. 

    During the entirety of the tour we felt like we were with a friend. Thanks again to Sujith for an unforgettable experience and we hope to be back to Sri Lanka!

  • Iuliia

    We went to Sujith Jayathunga in June 2017 for 11 days! I highly recommend this guide to everyone! Polite, unobtrusive, with good knowledge of English. He drives the car very carefully, never late, does not argue))). 

    Our trip with Sujith was Colombo - Pinnawala - Dambulla - Sigiriya - Trincomalee - Polonnaruwa - Kandy - Nuwaraeliya - Ella - Tissamaharama -Tangalle

    Perfect guide! Thank you very much! 

  • Yulia

    Thank you so much this guy! It was great holiday in Sri Lanka! Sujith is very kindly and friendly. We were very happy

  • Jess

    From the moment Sujith greeted us at the airport to the moment he dropped us off he was warm, courteous and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble, everything was possible and his knowledge of both Sri Lankan history and culture was impressive.

    In eight days not only did we see more of Sri Lanka than we would have had we chosen to travel solo, we also got to experience parts of the country and culture that we may have otherwise missed. Sujith’s advice and patience when planning and altering our itinerary allowed us to see all the sites on our wish list and more.

    We would highly recommend exploring Sri Lanka with Sujith.

  • Tali

    I recently returned from 11 days tour in Sri Lanka that was a once in life time experience.

     Our guide, Sujith, was simply the best. We  have traveled to a lot different places like Colombo, Kandy, Sigiriya, Dambulla cave temple, Safari end more... 

    This trip through amazing Sri Lanka is the most moving and memorable expeience we have thanks to Sujith that was an excellent guide.Sujith was able to plan and organize each day in a best way, without skipping on any details. His knowledge and passion of each attraction left us wanting to learn more about this country’s rich culture and traditions. He is not only a great guide but also a wonderful and very patient person. We were able to see and experience much more than any of our friends that have traveled on their own or in other group. 

    We would highly recommend using Sujith services for anyone concidering visiting Sri Lanka, he is the best!

     Happy Travels!

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