White water rafting in Kitulgala takes place on the lower Kelani River tributary on a 7 km stretch. There are 7 rapids in this lower stretch, ranging between Class I to Class III rapids. This place is perfect for first timers as well as adventurous who may be looking for something a bit more challenging. Some of the rapids are;
Class I - ...
Class II - Virgin Breast, White water & Head Chopper.
Class III - Butter Crunch & Killer Fall.
Class IV - Boulder Garden Run in Upper Kelani River
World universal rapids are categorized between Class I to Class VI. The Class VI is being similar to Niagara Falls.
Before every trip your guides give a comprehensive safety briefing and instructions for the activity. Rafters are given a chance to body surf down the final Class I rapid, followed by a relaxing swim and float directly back to shore. All rafting trips are conducted by certified and experienced guides. Our partnering company is the only company in Sri Lanka to use trained safety kayakers for rafting.
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Terms and conditions
Booking : Book online, call us or drop us an email.
Price : The price may slightly go up or down at the time of booking.
Payment : Full payment is settled prior starting the tour/excursion.
Days of the tour or the hours of excursion : The tour or the excursion is completed within mentioned time.
Per hour vehicle detention fee : 3 USD - Tuk Tuk / 5 USD Standard car & van
Weather : If weather conditions are unfavourable activities will be adjusted accordingly.
Today's Marine Forecast : Sri Lanka Department of Meteorology / Buoyweather
Transportation to a destination : Click Here to reserve with an excursion.
Refund : Refund will be determined after reducing third party's and our costs.
About this activity
Beat Season : May - December
Available : Daily
Arranging time needed : 1 day
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Starting point : See on the map
First intake : 7 AM
Last intake : 5.30 PM
Whole excursion hrs : 0.45 - 1.5 hrs approximately (depending on water levels. Round trip including transportation to the starting point and safety briefing)
Minimum age : 10 years - Class 11 & III / 6 years - Class I
Previous experience needed : None
Restrictions : Do not touch corals please / Be a responsible and ethical snorkeler and diver / No flash photography of ancient paintings / Cover your knees and shoulders before enter any temple. / Do not leave plastics behind / Please do not feed wild animals
Price includes : Experienced guides trained in CPR & Artificial Respiration / International Standard Safety Equipment / Comprehensive First Aid Kits / Safety lecture by guides before rafting / Safety boat on each trip / Throw bags on all rafts / River rescue equipment / Helmets / Form fitting life jackets / Repair equipment / Drinking water / Properly equipped rafts.
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Optional : A well-spoken local animal expert / historian could be arranged with an additional fee.
You may bring : Water shoes, sandals with and ankle strap or a pair of trainers / Quick dry short and T shirt / Not overly revealing clothes / Insect repellent / Sunblock / Waterproof camera / A glasses strap is a good idea / Hat with a visor for sun protection / Plastic bags to keep wet clothes.
Why this activity : Safety boat on each trip