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Kayaking the Kelani River

Kitulgala is a hill area and is one of the wettest places in the country. The town is a popular base for water based activities and adventure programmes. If you haven’t yet witnessed the exciting and learn the basics of this adventurous sport through flat water paddling in river of Kelani. The ideal opportunity to withstand against the currents of Kelani river while experiencing the journey through the breath-taking scenery.



Why should you book this trip?

  • The first step of kayaking in Sri-Lanka also known as the best place to get the first- hand experience at Beginner level of Kayaking. If you wish to proceed, begin now.
  • Grade 1 &2 play wave for exciting experience and learn the fundamentals.
  • Countryside with mountain terrains and jungle.
  • Descending through breath taking scenery.
  • The first step for Kayakers, a giant step for Kayaking adventures in Kithulgala
  •  With enough experience you can join intermediate and Advance stages for intense kayaking experience in Kithulgala.




 78 USD


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  Quick Facts

  • Availability: All year round.
  • Starting time:Flexible, but between 8-9 am is recommended
  • Duration : 3 Hours.
  • Not recommended for children under 12 years
    Arrival and departure transport to any location can be organised on request for an additional fee



Included in the price

  • All the necessary approvals needed for the trip
  • Well-trained professional guides
  • International Standard paddling jackets
  • Kayak and the Paddle
  • Safety and First aid Equipment
  • All Other Necessary River Equipment
  • Service charges and all applicable Gov. Taxes



  • Transportation to and from Kitulgala
  • Extra beverages or food and snacks consumed
  • Costs of any additional activities
  • Any personal gear not mentioned here
  • Tips for the staff
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in ‘Price Inclusions’ section

Tour in brief

Upon arrival, you will be taken to the meeting point by our Sri-Lanka Day Tours representative. You will be given a brief on the kayaking and it is vital to follow the instructions for safety. The basic training would be carried out before starting the Kayaking tour. You will be able to experience the flora and fauna of the surrounding lush environment while paddling.

You will paddle back to the camp (started point) and the downstream paddling will be exciting yet a gentle journey through breath taking Scenery. The tour will be completed once you get back to your started location. You will be given a hot refreshment and after a change or lunch you could proceed to the next adventure at Kithulgala.



  • Sturdy River Shoes or Sandals with an ankle strap
  • Suitable attire for water sports such as swimsuits and shorts
  • Sunscreen and necessary
  • Towel & Change of Clothes



Kitulgala is located in the west of Sri Lanka and is one of the wettest towns in the country. The climate is humid throughout the year, which makes it an ideal destination for white-water rafting and other water-based adventure sports. Kitulgala also attracts outdoor enthusiasts because of its beautiful scenery, which was also used in 1956 as a location for the filming of the Academy Award-winning film 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'. It is also home to many species of endemic birds and one of the most important sites for the country’s biodiversity. Trek along the nature trails and forests that are ideal for bird watching or go canyoning through rocky gorges. From breath-taking sceneries to the dazzling array of wildlife, Kitulgala has it all for the most thrilling outdoor activities!

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