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Kitulgala Adventure Day Trip

1 Day

A mere 2 hour drive from Colombo-Nuwara Eliya road, Kitulgala is a Rain Forest patch which attracts many resident and foreign tourists for its natural beauty. The Academy Awad-winning movie 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 Kitulgala is the base for white-water rafting in Sri Lanka but there are myriad of leisure and adventure activities that can be done in Kutulgala.

At Sri Lankan Expeditions, suggests following things to do if you are planning a trip to Kitulgala,

  • White Water Rafting in Kelani River
  • Flat Water Rafting for Kids in river branches in Kitulgala
  • Jungle walks to see beautiful rivers and waterfalls
  • Mountain biking on the roads or in the forest
  • River bathing in the shallow branches of the main river in Kitulgala
  • Visit pre historic Belilena caves in which the 12,000 year old skeletal remains  of the prehistoric 'Balangoda man' (Homesepiens Balangodensis) have been found
  • Visit to remote Waterfalls and streams
  • Waterfall Jumps and Waterfall Abseiling
  • Bird Watching
  • River expeditions
  • Sri Lankan Rice and curry for lunch and Curd with honey must is highly recommended to experience the local food flavours.

While one night or two nights stay is recommended Kitulgala can be enjoyed in one day also. But staying a night will be a nice experience. A night out in a eco lodge near the river bank in Kitulgala is amazing experience amidst a roaring

Day 1

  • Pick up from Colombo hotel and transfer to Kitulgala– Approximately 3hours drive
  • The trek to natural rock pools and waterfalls of kataran-Oya" -1.5KM. There are 7 natural pools which are           extremely beautiful and a gift of nature where you will be able to experience Sliding down an inclined 05 meter water fall with safety gear  in to the rock pool, A confidence jump with safety to beautiful natural rock pool and Swimming in the cool and clean waters of the rain forest
  • Experience White Water Rafting in the picturesque Kelani River, covering 5 major rapids and 4 minor rapids. This activity is for anyone above the age of 10 years with safety 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. The river and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted, with a memorable Experience during your White Water Rafting Tour in Kitulagala
  • Enjoy a Sri Lankan rice and curry lunch
  • Transfer back to Colombo – Approximately 3 hours drive


US$ 144 for a car or minivan (up to 6 passengers)

US$ 179 for a mini coach (Up to 10 passengers)

  • We can tailor this trip to suit your requirements
  • Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation


The above rates include,

  • Air conditioned vehicle with fuel
  • English speaking chauffeur guide
  • All parking and highway charge where applicable 
  • All taxes

The above rates does not include the followings, you may purchase them on your own if required. Our chauffer will help you in the process,

  • Entry fees for the mentioned attractions and activities
  • Meals or refreshments
  • Specialist guide’s fee


White Water Rafting, Rain Forest Trekking, Adventure waterfall jump and natural water stream slides



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