In adventure camping at Kitulgala package you will get to experience white water rafting, canyoning, camping and hiking. When you get to the campsite you can experience white water rafting and canyoning and trekking. This package includes the first day dinner (BBQ + Dinner + Campfire) and the second day breakfast. Check below of the page for more information.
The price for the package is $150 per person with all the above mentioned activities and meals.
Kitulgala is situated in the middle of the Kegalle and Nuwara Eliya districts, nourished by the Kelani River where there’s a numerous attraction of Tourists as well as Local visitors. River Kelani plays a major part at Kitulgala by giving an 8 – 10 km length of natural White Water Rafting for the seekers of adventure and it is the only place in Sri Lanka where you can do White Water Rafting safely. It contains of 17 continuous natural rapids.
The History of Rafting in Sri Lanka
In 1840, White Water Rafting was founded in United States of America by Lt. John Fremont and Horace H. Day and was well structured in 1970. Also it was nominated as an Olympic Sport in 1972. After around two decades in middle of 1990, a British person named Peter Stewart discovered Kitulgala as a perfect place for White Water Rafting in Sri Lanka. After the birth of White Water Rafting in Sri Lanka, sports committees organize national White Water Rafting championships in every once a year.
Doing White Water Rafting as a sport not only gives someone a hobby but also teaches us great lessons such as team work, obeying to one command, team spirit, how to concentrate on one work and most importantly when you’re facing some challenges in your day today life that the answer for the challenge lays inside the challenge. Being able to understand and learn these lesson will surely makes a better you for the tomorrow.
Canyoning - Basic
Canyoning takes part in Kataran-Oya at Kitulgala where you will have to trek around 2kms into the wild and reach a destination where you will be surrounded by natural pools, water slides and mesmerizing beauty of the nature. There are 7 natural pools which are extremely beautiful and an amazing creation of our mother nature where you will be able to test yourself beyond the limits by doing confidence jumping and natural water sliding activities.
Sliding down an inclined 5 meter waterfall will give you pleasure while jumping into the pools of Kataran-Oya will question your self-confidence as well as how much you trust yourself. There are 4 jumps and 3 sliding in Kataran-Oya. After doing those unforgettable activities you can refresh yourselves by having a cold bath in those pools and head back to the road with wonderful memories and stories to tell.
Canyoning - Advanced
Advance Canyoning takes part in Mannakethi Ella at Kitulgala. Taking the highway from Kitulgala over a bridge to Malwatte, from there you’ll have to trek the mountain above the Girankitha-Oya reservoir for around 3kms until you reach a footpath. After about trekking 400m into the wild you will reach the Mannakethi Ella.
Mannakethi Ella has height of 200ft (60m). The name Mannakethi was formed when people used to wash their tools in this Ella and “Manna” means knives and “Kethi” means hatchet. The source of this fall is the Girankitha-Oya reservoir that is served in turn by the western slopes of the Unagula Mountain. Mannakethi Ella gradually meets the Kelani River and nourish the Kelani River.
Mannakethi Ella is also famous for confidence jumping, water sliding and now people in this village has started to do zip lining also. Mannakethi Ella has more advance confidence jumps and water slides than Kataran-Oya. The height confidence jump in Mannakethi Ella is around 40ft high and where the Kataran-Oya has a height of around 15ft for confidence jumping. Water slides are also advance and also longer than the Kataran-Oya water slides. This is a true place for brave hearts and to test yourself off the limits.
Hi! I'm Shermith Fernando. I'm currently continuing a Computer Systems and Network Engineering degree. I'm an entrepreneur. I started an Adventure and Tourism company called Ceylon Insider Travels. The company is mostly based on Sri Lanka Tours and Adventure activities such as Hiking, Camping, Safari, Water activities (Waterfall abseiling, confidence jumping, rafting, zip lining, water sliding on waterfalls) and also does full tours.