Sri Lanka Travel Tours

Kitulgala Whitewater Rafting Day Tour

Kitulgala Whitewater Rafting Day Tour

Departing from Colombo or as per your request

Kitulgala day tour is a mere 2-hour drive from Colombo-Nuwara Eliya road. Kitulgala is a Rain Forest patch that attracts many residents and foreign travelers for its natural beauty. The Academy Award-winning Movie the Bridge on the River Kwai was filmed on the Kelani River near Kitulgala, although nothing remains now except the concrete foundations for the bridge. Kitulgala is the base for white-water rafting in Sri Lanka, but there are a myriad of leisure and adventure activities that can be done in Kutulgala.

We suggest the following things to do during the Kitulgala Day Tour:

  • Whitewater rafting in the Kelani River
  • Rain forest walks to see beautiful rivers and waterfalls
  • Mountain biking on the roads or in the forest
  • Visiting prehistoric Belilena caves in which the 12,000-year-old skeletal remains of the prehistoric ‘Balangoda man’ (Homesepiens Balangodensis) have been found
  • Waterfall Jumps and Waterfall Abseiling
  • Bird Watching
  • River expeditions

While a one- or two-night stay is recommended, Kitulgala can be enjoyed in one day as well. But staying the night will be a nice experience. A night out in near the river bank Hotel in Kitulgala is an amazing experience amidst the roaring.


  • Pick up from the Colombo hotel and transfer to Kitulgala (approximately 3 hours drive).
  • The trek to the natural rock pools and waterfalls of Kataran-Oya” is 1.5 km. There are 7 natural pools, which are extremely beautiful and a gift of nature, where you will be able to experience Sliding down an inclined 05-meter water fall with safety gear into the rock pool, A confidence jump with safety into the beautiful natural rock pool, and Swimming in the cool and clean waters of the rainforest.
  • Experience whitewater rafting on the picturesque Kelani River, covering five major rapids and four minor rapids. This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety gear and modern rafts, and a comprehensive safety briefing will be given beforehand by our whitewater rafting instructors. The distance covered is around 5 kilometers. The river and its surroundings will make you feel enchanted and provide a memorable Experience during your White Water Rafting Tour in Kitulgala.
  • Enjoy a Sri Lankan rice and curry lunch.
  • Transfer back to Colombo: approximately 3 hours drive
Places of visit during this trip
  • Kitulgala white Water Rafting and Related Activities