White Water Rafting from Colombo
The Kitulgala White Water Rafting Adventure Tour takes place at the falls in Kitulgala jungle. This is a unique tour opportunity to try out White Water Rafting with proper safety measures. Please be noted that the minimum age limit for this tour is 10 years for safety purposes. Enjoy the thrill of adventure as your whitewater raft down the rapids of a 5km stretch of the Kelani River. Let your adrenaline rise as you are whirled through the foamy rapids in an experience you will never forget.
As featured on:
- Exciting rapids.
- A rollercoaster ride through white water.
- Proper safety measures.
- Service of an English-speaking instructor along with the safety equipment.
- One white water rafting session.
- 1 Liter of bottled mineral water per person.
- Hotel pick & drop.
- All taxes & service charges.
- Food or drinks (Sri Lankan authentic lunch).
- Gratuities (optional).
- Expenses of personal nature.
What to Expect
You will be picked up at your hotel at 0700 hrs. If you are being picked up from Colombo the travel time would be 3 hours, meaning that you reach your destination at 1000 hrs.
Kithulgala is an area covered in a rain forest. The Kelani River runs through the forest forming several continuous rapids. There are 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids spread over an area of over 5 km, giving the turbulent white waters. In addition to whitewater rafting; Kithulgala is also a natural center for many other adventure sports, including abseiling, canyoning, white water, and flat water kayaking and many more. As such Kithulgala has an adventure sports base with highly trained instructors, safety equipment and medical assistance if required.
Once you reach Kithulgala, you will be shown a safe place to keep your belongings as you can’t take them with you into the rapids. You will also be assigned an instructor who will show you the techniques to use as well as the necessary safety equipment and measures.
After the presentation, you will be having your rafting session. Your session will run till approximately 1200 hrs. After that lunch (at your own expense), will be available at the adventure base’s restaurant, which you can select per your choice and price range. You can clean up, get changed and go for your meal. The menu will change according to the chef’s choice of the day. However, all meals are healthy and authentically Sri Lankan.
After your lunch, you will be collecting your personal belongings and start your journey back to Colombo at 1300 hrs.
Water sports attire recommended for this tour.