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.


Hotel - Tour - Drop

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.

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.

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Places you will visit

White water rafting

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.

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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!

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Confidence Jump

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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Things you will do

White Water Rafting

Zip Liner

Confident Jump

Sri Lankan Rice & Curry for lunch


  • Be prepared for leech and other insect bites.
  • Be fit for some serious rafting moves and jungle exploration techniques.
  • Expect spicy food during your authentic Sri Lankan meal.


  • Don’t forget a first aid kit.
  • Don’t be surprised if your boat tumbles over. Your life jacket will save you.
  • Don’t carry too many valuables on this day tour.

How they experienced it

We used Blue Lanka Tours from the 22nd -27th August 2015 . We was collected by both Asela and Dinesh from the airport who were are main guides throughout our stay in Sri Lanka. The tour was tailor made to our needs which included jeep safari, white water rafting, mountain trekking and camping to name a few. Both Dinesh and Asela spoke English and made us feel very welcomed . They both were professional, down to earth and experienced in what they do which is always a positive.
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Not to Miss

  • Sri Lankan white waters
  • A picture of the beautiful Kelani River
  • Adventure activities

In a Gist

Who is it for

Adventure lovers

What it covers

A visit to the wettest zone in the country for some extreme adventure activities such as white water rafting and cave explorations.

Comfort Level


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