Water activity

Kitulgala: Whitewater Rafting on Kelani River with Lunch

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

Kitulgala: Whitewater Rafting on Kelani River with Lunch

Activity provider: Beyond Escapes

From US$ 30 per person

Go whitewater rafting on Kitugala's Kelani River on this guided trip. Learn a new hobby or practice an old one on this tour, suitable for all levels. Afterward, enjoy an optional lunch.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
Private group


  • Feel the cold spray of the Kelani River on your face as you ride downstream
  • Experience the adrenaline of whitewater rafting
  • Learn from a local guide
  • See Sri Lanka's beautiful nature
  • Eat lunch at a local restaurant if option chosen
Full description

Try out whitewater rafting on a guided tour in Kitugala. Experience Sri Lanka's nature with your local guide as you race downstream, no matter what your skill level is. Choose the lunch option if you want to enjoy a freshly prepared meal afterward.

Arrive in Kitulgala and meet your rafting guide before collecting the necessary gear, then listen to a short briefing on all rafting procedures and safety requirements. Experience the adrenaline of riding downriver, covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. Then stop for lunch at a restaurant when you're done.

  • Local guide
  • Transportation to rapids from meeting point
  • Rafting gear
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch (option)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts

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Meeting point

Transportation to the rapids will be from The Plantation Hotel car park in Kitugula.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Product ID: 411551