Kithulgala White Water Rafting

The town of Kitulgala is where this tour will take you for a day filled with extreme adventure. Kitulgala is a small, yet beautiful town located in a wet zone rain forest, approximately two hours away from Colombo. This town is one of the wettest zones in the country not only because it has the Kelani River running through it but also because it experiences two monsoons every year. These monsoons trigger the water flow in the river and make it an ideal location for adventurous sports such as white water rafting. Also, the green surroundings and wet atmosphere make it an ideal location for a bird habitat; hence bird watching is a common activity in Kitulgala. In addition to that, an interesting episode in the history of Kitulagala is the filming of the movie “Bridge on the River Kwai” in 1957. Remains of the concrete foundation of the bridge are still visible today.

At a glance

Is this day tour for me?

This tour is ideal for those who love adventurous activities such as white water rafting and exploring jungle cave.

Can it be tailor-made?

Yes, we can customize the tour for you. If you wish to go to any place not mentioned in the route, simply inform us in advance and we will make the arrangements.

When to go

Since Kitulgala is an extreme wet zone, any time of the year is ideal for water sports and cave exploration. Departure from Colombo should be by 7.30 a.m.


Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Airport

Things you will do

White water rafting

Zip liner

Confident jump

Sri Lankan rice & curry for lunch

Places you will visit

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White water rafting

Kitulgala is famous for white water rafting because of the beautiful Kelani River that flows through the small town. The river covers five major rapid falls and four minor rapid falls which makes it an exciting white water rafting ride. The expert professionals there will give you a brief on do’s and don’ts, after which you will be provided with safety gear and modern rafts to begin your adventure.

Zip liner
Zip liner

This is also called the aerial runway. It consists of a pulley suspended on a cable, usually made of stainless steel, mounted on a slope. Slide through the jungle, and scream with your excitement!

Confidence jump

Dare to jump! It’s fun and exciting; all you need is confidence and the will to do it. Confidence jump takes place at beautiful natural rock pools. Yes, Don’t worry we got you!

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Not to miss in this tour

Sri Lankan white waters

A picture of the beautiful Kelani River

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