Rafting in Sri Lanka


Rafting in Sri Lanka one of emerging sport among the Sri Lanka Holiday Travellers and sometimes your experience will not limited to “thrilling” it is holistic experience about leadership, challenging and strategic thinking.

This thrilling adventure on the white water sections of the Kelani River is suitable for amateurs as well as professionals alike. During the river run you will experience the thrill of shooting rapids and the euphoria of making it through. The river’s clear water is born in the heart of the peak wilderness reserve and tumbles through a rocky gorge just above Kithulgala.

The experience of White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River, there are 7 rapids covering 3 major rapids and 4 minor rapids (Grade 2 -3 rapids). Every rapid gives you great fun…epic excitement…! Kithulagala is a paradise for Sri Lanka adventure travellers. Rafting activity can be experience anyone above the age of 8 years and for this activitysafety 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 and duration of White Water Rafting experience would be approximately 1 – 2 hrs (subject to Kalani River water speed). The river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted, with a memorable Experience during your White Water Rafting Tour in Kitulagala.

Package includes with White Water Rafting Experience

Welcome drink, Sri Lankan lunch, tea and coffee USD 31 per person
(Without lunch) Welcome drink, Tea and Coffee USD 25 per person

Our Service Includes

– We provide high quality life jackets, helmets & required equipment
– Professional Rafting Guide

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) about White Water Rafting in Kithulgala

What is the standard of Sri Lanka White Water Rafting ?

Sri Lanka rafting standard level is Grade 2 – 3 (based on adventures level)

Is White Water Rafting dangerous?

Rafting is thrilling, exciting, wet, wild and unbelievably amazing fun. However, as with all adventure sports, there is inherent risk involved. That risk contributes to the excitement, and is one of the reasons people enjoying rafting so much. The guides working for the outfitters listed with White Water Rafting Sri Lanka are trained to minimize and manage risks, and, statistically, you’re safer in a raft than in your car.

If I injured what would be the solutions and who will bear the medical treatment cost ?

We have given and basic Frist Aid training to your White Water Rafting guide and he will brief how to behave on the boat, safety techniques before start the thrilling White Water Rafting session. Unfortunately if you injured initially basic First Aid will be given at the point itself and immediately you will be transfer to Government Hospital and your treatment cost will be bear by us up to Rs 200,000 and whatever medical expenses exceed Rs 200,000 you can claim from your travel insurance.

Safety Standards for white water rafting in Sri Lanka

You cannot consume any alcoholic beverages before start the White Water Rafting session and when you are on the boat you have obey and accept White Water Rafting instructions. If you injured not accepting guide White Water Rafting Guide instructions, we assume you put it your life and others’ life danger and our insurance cover will be not cover your damages.

If I can’t swim, can I still go rafting in Sri Lanka ?

Everyone on commercial White Water Rafting in Sri Lanka trips wears a coast guard approved life Jackets. This critical piece of equipment will keep you afloat in the event that you find yourself in the river. Many non-swimmers go on White Water Rafting trips in Sri Lanka, and they have a great time. Your guide will give you an in depth safety instructions prior to start White Water Rafting session explaining what you have to do , if you fall out of the boat during the rafting session. Your guide is professionally trained and he knows how to instruct & treat you.

What are my chances of falling out of the boat? What should I do if I do?

Plan “A” is always to stay in the boat, but believe it or not, many people love falling out of the boat…! it is the excitement of the Rafting. However if you fallen do not try to swim in the rock area or hang on the boat and let if floating you on the water. After passing the rock area you get into boat again. it can be disorienting and a little overwhelming at first. Many people have taken multiple trips and never fallen in. It is all that part of White Water Rafting and it is holistic experience about adventure in Sri Lanka White Water Rafting! It may can be your epic story of your Sri Lanka Holiday!

Can I bring my camera or video camera for white water rafting in Sri Lanka?

We do not recommend carryout electronic equipment, jewelries or any expensive items for White Water Rafting.

What do I need to wear for white water rafting in Sri Lanka?

Do not wear heavy dress!

Posted on

April 24, 2015

1 Comment

  1. Hi,
    I and my companion would love to participate in the white water rafting.
    How much is the price and can we book it online?
    Where is your location?
    We will be staying in Hikkaduwa on Sep 22-23 then on Sep 24-26 we will be in Kandy.
    Hoping for your prompt response.



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