White Water Rafting in Kithulgala


Sri Lanka’s spring fed boulder rivers flow through wild tropical jungles are the ideal setting for white water rafting. Whether it’s a half day or full day excursion or as an activity of a multi-day tour itinerary White Water Rafting is a must do activity for young and not so young alike.

About Kithulgala

Our main rafting location Kithulgala had about of fame, when it was chosen as a prime location in the filming of , David Lean's 1957 award winning film 'Bridge on the River Kwai.'

The Kelani River ( one of the main river's of Sri Lanka) flows through the Kitulgala's rock strewn sections and the rapids provide ample pleasure for the adventure sport of white water rafting.

White Water Rafting

Experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River, covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety gear, modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given by our white water rafting instructors beforehand. The distance covered is around 5 KMs. The river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted, with a memorable Experience during your White Water Rafting Tour in Kitulagala.

Rates for White Water Rafting


White Water Rafting


Rates for other activities


Trekking + Hiking + Rock/ Stream Sliding (Canyoning) + Confidence Jump


* All the mentions rates for per person only

* Minimum 2 Person

Safety Terms & Instructions

Be sure to raft at your physical fitness (Please disclose before participating, if you are suffering from heart problem, Epilepsy or any other disease, then we can take necessary arrangements)

Wear the life Jacket (Personal Floatation Device- PFD ) even though you are a good swimmer. Also make sure that you get it checked by our staff to make sure that the PFD is the correct size and all of the fasteners are clipped and Tighten to a comfortable snug.

Before going on the river have a partner lift on your PFD to make sure that it will not slip off. This is done for two reasons.

When rafting in a Class III or higher river, wearing a helmet is a must. Also, make sure that the chinstrap is secure and placed correctly to the chin and the helmet is placed on the head facing the correct way as depicted in the picture given below.

  • Use suitable dress for rafting. (Most of the time shorts and T-shirt will work)
  • Use sun cream or sun block, if you need to protect your skin from Sun Shine.
  • Ask straps for your glasses.
  • Bring water proof bags or rent from us if you want to carry your digital camera or valuables.
  • Respect the local culture and adapt to it in case of need
  • Raft at your performance level (if you are a beginner, don’t attempt to take on “level 4” rapids.
  • Do not take alcohol.
  • Don’t wear jewelry or expensive watches.
  • Don’t try to catch or obstruct to birds on the way.
  • Don’t put anything in your pocket.
  • Listen and follow the guide’s instruction well.
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