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White Water Rafting - Kithulgala
A thrilling ride through the currents and rapids

white water rafting kithulgalaSLDT/1702/WWR01

WHY SHOULD YOU BOOK THIS TRIP?

  • Consider your safety; consider the quality and then the price; whichever way we are the number one in white water rafting in Sri Lanka.
  • This activity, which doesn’t require swimming capabilities at all, is ideal for the amateurs who wish to 'take the plunge' and for experts as well.
  • We are engaged in white water rafting since in year 2000 and we offer professional guides with detailed attention to customer safety.
  • High-level of environmental and responsible travel practices.
  • The crystal-clear waters of this river that stumbles through a rocky gorge just above Kitulgala will make for an interesting challenge for rafting amateurs and professionals. The Kelani River offers up some of the most exciting white water rafting sections available in Sri Lanka.
  • Rafting through the boulders and rocks creates grade 2 to 3+ rapids. The actual run takes about 1 ½ hours to 3 hours (depending on how much time you want to spend in the water) to complete, with encounters of grade 2 to 3+ rapids, bearing unique names such as Butter Crunch, Killer Falls, Head Chopper and Virgin's Breast.
  • You are able to see the locations used for the Academy Award winning film – Bridge over the River Kwai, filmed in 1956 – which is also a great place to jump in for a refreshing swim. On a clear day, you could even dive in to see the remains of the actual bridge and carriages used for the film.
  • Possible to add activities such as canyoning, waterfall abseiling (rappel down), rainforest walks, a visit to a prehistoric man’s cave or a rubber plantation.

 

 

STARTING FROM

22 USD
PER PERSON

      1 PERSON   - 22 USD                               
PERSONS - 22 USD PER PERSON

PERSONS - 22 USD PER PERSON
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Quick Facts

  • Availability – all year around
  • Transfer arrangements to be picked up and dropped off to any preferred destination could be provided on request
  • Starting time: No specific time. However, the preferred starting time is between 8-9 a.m.
  • Meeting point: Kitulgala Clock Tower
  • Children 6 to 12 years of age will be charged 50%
  • Not recommended for children under six years
  • Possible to extend the activity with accommodation
  • A normal rafting boat in which 6-12 people could easily be accommodated including the guide

 

 

You will meet

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Prabath

Our main guide Prabath is born and bred in Kitulgala and has been working as a rafting guide since 2007. This means he knows the river like the back of his hand. He has worked overseas as a life guard for two years and it brings further added advantage to our rafting clients. He is trained in first aid and water rescue operations as well. He lives in Kitulgala with his family.

 

 

Included in the Price

  • Boat charter fee and guide fee
  • Safety jackets
  • A warm drink at the end of the journey
  • Bottled water
  • Service charges and all Government taxes

 

Exclusions

  • Transportation to and from Kitulgala
  • Any extra beverages or food and snacks consumed
  • Optional activity costs
  • Any personal effects not mentioned here
  • Any tips for the staff
  • Any others expenses not mentioned in price inclusions section

 

Important Facts

  • Clients should bring suitable clothing for warm, windy and rainy conditions
  • Recommended items such as insect repellent and sun lotion should be brought by clients
  • Change of clothes is required
  • River sandals are recommended

 

KITULGALA – AN ADVENTURER’S DREAM

Kitulgala is a beautiful town situated in the west of Sri Lanka. Located in the Wet Zone of the country, it is one of the wettest places on the island and the ideal location for water-based adventure sports.

In the past, Kitulgala was used as a location in the filming of the Academy Award-winning film ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’. In more recent times though, it is renowned as an adventurer’s paradise and most famously for white water rafting.

This area is also known for its biodiversity. Several species of exotic birds are found here while the vegetation that surrounds these parts makes for the perfect photo opportunities.

Kutilgala’s breathtaking scenery and dazzling array of birds and animals sets the perfect backdrop for the thrilling outdoor activities it has come to represent.

 

 

 

Tour in brief

Sri Lanka Day Tours (SLDT) offers thrill-seekers the perfect white water rafting experience with its comprehensive day tour package. Your safety always comes first. We brief all our clients on paddling techniques and “man overboard” procedures before the tour.

The Kelani River offers up some of the most exciting white water sections for you to conquer. Feel the exhilaration as you shoot the rapids and experience the pure ecstasy of making it through the rocky sections in this white water adventure.

The crystal-clear waters of this river that stumbles through a rocky gorge just above Kitulgala will make for an interesting challenge for rafting amateurs and professionals.

Rafting through the boulders and rocks creates grade 2 to 3+ rapids.

As the river widens, you will be able to see the exact location used to film ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’. This location is also ideal for a refreshing swim with its cool and inviting waters.

We also offer a flatter section of the lower gorge for those who want to enjoy the river and its surrounding beauty without having to navigate through the thrills and spills of large rapids. This option is ideal for children and family groups.

The white water rafting adventure ends further down the river close to the Kitulgala town.

Possible to add activities such as canyoning, waterfall abseiling (rappel down), rainforest walks, a visit to a prehistoric man’s cave or a rubber plantation.

 

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