White Water Rafting in Sri Lanka
Test Your Adrenaline...
White water rafting is an exciting activity that you must try while on vacation in Sri Lanka. Take a rapid and test your adrenaline and feel the sensation of how the thrill of conquering the rapids of the river with family and your friends.
Sri Lanka is blessed with rivers. That are evoke you to exhilarating adventure and scenic location through hill country, tea and rubber plantation, tweeting birds, rainforest, mammals and village life. The rivers and its surrounding will make you feel enchanted, with a memorable Experience during your White Water Rafting.
But the next set of rapids quickly concentrate them as, helmet and paddle at the ready, you are pushed through the section in a whir of excitement.
The River spills out of the Sinharaja Forest Reserve, tumbling its way down a rapidly.
Most of rivers descend from Adam’s peak, Kithulgala too. A 2,243m mountain which is the mythological place where Adam set foot on earth. Kithulgala is perfect place to get your paddle wet for the first time; Kitulgala offers an unforgettable rafting trip with challenging rapids, stunning scenery and beauty. The river hosts rapids between grades 2 and 3, with the rafting stretch being approximately 6.5 kilometers, and taking between 1 to 2 hours to complete. With up to seven rapids to tackle, including the "Killer Fall" and "Rib Cage" and it chosen a location of film site of the railway in the 1957 Movie Bridge over the River Kwai. Behind you, mountains are covered in a mixture of thick rainforest and tea and rubber plantations provide a memorable trill.
This activity which doesn’t require swimming capabilities at all is ideal for the amateurs who wish to 'take the plunge' and for experts as well.
The Kotmale River takes the thrill level up another notch again. Six-hour journey includes steep grade five rapids. Previous rafting experience is essential.
Sri Lanka's biggest river offers a variety of challenges ranging from easy grade two sections to hair-raising grade six drops. This is a trip for experienced paddlers only. Dams control the flow of this river, which starts in the hills and runs to the east.
The Sitawaka River is in the neighboring valley to Kitulgala and offers the next step up in challenge and excitement. Increasing to rapid grades four and five, depending of the rate of the river, this tour starts in peak wilderness with a swing bridge jump of seven meters. The middle section is fine for families to float along without experiencing the rapids but the lower section has grade three and four sections.
'Sudu' meaning white river has a four-hour paddle with grade two and three rapids. Combine watching the activity of the numerous river communities with the usual rafting thrills.
A grade two river with the benefit of watching for large herds of elephants in the Uda Walawe National Park, this trip offers fun and wildlife. The journey ends near Ambalantota.