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Trip Location: Colombo
Kitulgala is a place located in the West of Sri Lanka and famous for its gorgeous surroundings. The place is also known because Bridge on the River Kwai film was shot here for its natural beauty. Book this Kitulgala adventure day tour from Colombo and grab the chance to spend the entire day at this amazing place. Get involved in thrilling activities such as trekking, white water rafting, hiking, rock sliding, and confidence jumping.
About the activity:
Start your Kitulgala adventure day tour from Colombo and head for the thrilling day out. You will be get picked from the hotel with the guide. Once you reach the Kitulgala enjoy the breakfast and after that, begin your trek to the natural rock pools at Kataran Oya. Kitulgala adventure day tour from Colombo offers you to spot local species and hear the birds calling across the rainforest. Enjoy the local flora and fauna, or try jumping into any of the seven natural pools or sliding down the waterfalls.
Now its time to try some trilling activity, so get ready for the white water rafting. You will be given a safety briefing and then start white water rafting experience in the Kelani River. Enjoy the 5 km water rafting through 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. Relax for some time and enjoy lunch at the local restaurant. After that, start trekking back to the base in Kitulgala.
Timing: 05.00 am-06.30 pm
Pick Up Schedule:
5:00 am hotel pick up from Colombo within city limits
The minimum age for rafting is 13 years
Child ticket age is 4-11 to join the Kitulgala adventure day tour from Colombo
The voucher is valid only on the date and time specified
Please reach in the hotel lobby 15 minutes prior to your scheduled pick-up time
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The average Kitulgala water rafting package price with transfers from Colombo is around INR 4000. This package price generally includes to and fro transportation from Colombo, breakfast, lunch, and activities. Kitulgala is the only place in Srilanka for white water rafting on the river Kelani. The Kitulgala rafting activity is tailor-made for thrill-seekers looking to enjoy white water rafting in Srilanka.
Kitulgala is a small town situated in the Kegalle District in the Sabaragamuwa province of the western part of Srilanka near the Kelani river and is well connected to Colombo and Kandy by road but does not have any direct rail link. The name Kitulgala is derived from the Kitul tree whose sap is concentrated and then crystallized to produce jaggery. Kitul sap is also fermented to make palm wine.
By Car: Kitulgala is at a distance of 102 Kms from Colombo and it takes about 2.5 hours to traverse the distance by car to start your Kitulgala adventure . The journey from Kandy to Kitulgala by car takes about 2 hours and is a 60 Km drive through the winding roads.
By Bus: Buses plying on the Colombo to Hatton bus route pass through Kitulgala.
The general inclusions to look for in the Kitulgala rafting package are :
- Private tour with English speaking guide
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Transportation by air-conditioned car
- Breakfast and lunch
- Trekking and hiking
- Rock sliding and confidence jump
- White water rafting
- Professional English speaking adventure guides
- Safety equipment and gear
- Insurance provided by the operator
The Kitulgala water rafting package price for the above inclusions is the cheapest on thrillophilia.com starting at INR 2675 per adult.
The rapids at Kitulgala graded 2 and 3 are generally considered to be safe for amateurs. The best period to enjoy the Kitulgala adventure rafting is from May to December as there is no heavy rainfall. Modern rafts equipped with safety gear like helmets and personal inflatable life jackets are provided along with experienced instructors.
Kitulgala rafting is not advisable for people suffering from heart ailments, epilepsy and it is recommended to go for packages which include insurance to ensure peace of mind.
Colombo is at a distance of 102 Kms from Kitulgala and it takes about 2.5 hours to travel by car.
Adventure Base Camp Kitulgala has a full-fledged restaurant with barbeque facilities. The meals here are an assorted mix of western and eastern cuisine. Refreshing packaged and fresh juices are available.
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