KitulgalaKitulgala - Take To A Cave Expedition

One of the wettest places in Sri Lanka, Kitulgala is a popular base for water based activities and adventure programmes. If you haven’t yet experienced hiking through its lush rainforests and the Belilena Cave, in which the 12,000 year old skeletal remains of the pre-historic ‘Balangoda Man’ was discovered by Paul E. P. Deraniyagala. where evidence of prehistoric human presence as early as 32,000 years ago was recorded - this is the ideal opportunity for an adventure in cave exploring in Sri Lanka.


Why should you book this trip?

  • Trek through jungle (approximately 8 kilometres from Kitulgala) to reach this cave, to explore the famous Archeological Reserve, the Belilena Caves, where the 12,000 year old skeletal remains were discovered.
  • In addition, these legendary caves have revealed artifacts (of bone and stone tools) as well as other fossils (such as Sambar Deer and Indian Muntjac) believed to be more than 32,000 years old.
  • Get to witness rustic, rural village life and take the chance to interact with the local folk - in addition to having lunch with them.
  • The Cave tour is the Ideal setting for picturesque and idyllic photography.
  • An absorbing hike to burn some calories as well.



 22 USD 

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  Quick Facts

  • Availability : All year round
    Arrival and departure transport to any location can be organised on request, at an additional fee.
  • Starting time : Flexible but between 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. is recommended
  • Duration : 3 to 4 hours
  • Please note : Discounted prices are available for groups of more than 4 persons. The Belilena Cave Tour is not recommended for children under six years of age.
  • Special Option : 
    Belilena Cave Exploring can be customised with additional options, such as: Abseiling at Kitulgala and Advanced Canyoning at competitive rates.
    The Belilena Cave Tour can also be enhanced with a 8 kilometre Cycle tour.

You Will Meet

Our leading Guide in charge Sanjeewa is born in Kegalle. He is a father of a beautiful daughter and has been working as professional guide since 2007. He was police officer in Special Task Force in Sri- Lanka Police Department who later who later worked as a trekker for 3 years. He is reputed adventure sport guide in the fields of Trekking, Hiking, White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Canyoning, Waterfall Abseiling, Camping and Bird Watching.

He has Advanced Diploma Certificate in Wildlife Conservation and Management at Open University and an active senior member of Young Zoologist Association.


Included in the price

  • Required authorisation and clearance for the Belilena Cave tour from relevant authorities
  • Well-trained and professional guides
  • Mobile First Aid facilities
  • Drinking water and snacks
  • All service charges and all applicable Govt. taxes



  • Transportation to and from Kitulgala
  • Extra beverages, food and snacks consumed
  • Costs of any additional activities
  • Any personal gear not mentioned in this description
  • Tips for the staff
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in ‘This Package Includes’ section


Tour in brief 

  • Upon arrival at Kitulgala, the Sri Lanka Day Tours crew and your guide will initially brief you on the Belilena Cave tour and safety measures.
  • The trek will then commence through rainforest and a rugged and challenging trail, to reach the Cave.
  • En route, you will encounter some wildlife and rare endemic birds that live in this habitat.
  • This Cave tour in Sri Lanka will be an opportune one, given the history and biodiversity of the area alongside memorable photo moments.
  • An hour of hiking will get you to the Belilena Caves, where the guide will talk you through an hour long exploration within the caves.
  • The tour ends with your guided return to the starting location.



  • Wear long pants and closed shoes to avoid getting thorny burns and insect bites.
  • Bringing salt or preferred preventative for leeches, mosquito and insect repellent, sun protection cream and rain gear, are strongly recommended items to carry.


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thanks for arrnaging everything, it was really a great weekend and particularly the guide was excellent. He has so much knowledge and could explain everything very well. All went very smooth on time without any delay.

 Franz Gruener – Germany - JUL 16


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