If you are an experienced rafter, or brave enough to paddle through some serious rapids, the upper section of the Kelani river at Kithulgala will no doubt be an excellent chance to test your mettle. This 5 km cruise with over 12 major rapids ranging from classes II, III and even IVs is definitely not for the faint of heart. But for those who dare, this pristine river will reward you with an experience of a lifetime. The lush jungle setting, giant boulders with Eagles perched on them and the overall serenity of the river will fill you with awe – only to have you plunge face first into torrents of whitewater the next second with your heart racing.
If this sounds too daunting to you, not to worry – we have something for you too. Head over to our beginner White Water Rafting section to enjoy a safer but thrilling first-time experience.