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Whitewater rafting in Kitugala Sri Lanka


Kitulgala is a small town in the west of Sri Lanka. It is in the wet zone rain forest, which gets two monsoons each year, and is one of the wettest places in the country. Nevertheless, it comes alive in the first three months of the year, especially in February, the driest month. The Academy Award-winning "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 (and, supposedly, the submerged train cars that plunged into the river in the climactic scene). Kitulgala is also a base for white-water rafting, which starts a few kilometers upstream.


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.

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.
Our main rafting location Kithulgala had a bout 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 rivers 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.
The actual run takes about 1 ˝ hours to 3 hours[ depends on how much time you want to spend in water ] to complete with encounters of grade 2 and 3 rapids, bearing unique names such as Butter Crunch, Killer Falls, Head Chopper and Virgin's Breast !

Cost USD 29 Per Person based on group size 40 and above for rafting only

Transportation changes will be extra according to number of people

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Rafting Tour for Two Hours.
Safety Jackets.
Welcome Drink and Changing Room
Hot Sri Lankan Lunch
Service charges and all Government taxes.

Transportation up to the location.
Any extra beverages or food.
Any personal effects not mentioned here.
Any tips to the staff.

Full payment with the confirmation
If the cancellation is placed:
Before 16 days – 100% would be refunded
Within 08 to 15 days – 50% would be refunded
Within 03 to 07 days – 25% of the full payment would be refunded
Less than 2 days no refund.

Personal effects for Warm/Windy/Rainy conditions should be carried by clients.
Insect repellent, Sunburn lotion etc. are recommended.

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