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Level 1-2-3 certification - w/ accommodation
By Rascal Kites
3 days 3 nights
Price from USD$446.99 80,961.82 LKR per person
This option includes three 3-hour group lessons (10am to 1pm) over 3 days, as well as 3 nights' accommodation at the Tropical Cabana Rooms at Rascal Kites Resort. You can also opt to upgrade to a Jungalow for a more spacious and air-conditioned accomodation.This is suitable for beginner kitesurfers, and takes you from beginner level to IKO Certification Level 3 in kitesurfing. In your Level 1 lesson, you will learn wind mechanisms, the setting up of the equipment, the launching and piloting of the kite, safety requirements. In your level 2 lesson, you will learn kite power management, body dragging, self-rescue, water start theories. Your level 3 lesson will be to improve and have your first session in the water with the board. If you would prefer to do the three lessons over 2 days, please do let us know.
3 nights of accommodation in the Tropical Cabanas in Rascal Kites Resort
Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
IKO Certification Level 3
Transport to the lagoon from Rascal Kites Resort
3 three-hour group lessons with an experienced guide
Same Price as What You’d Find Locally
Free Date Change ~ 3 Days Before
Low Carbon Footprint
Always Available to Chat
Guaranteed Trip Even with 1 Guest
Meet your guide
The local instructors at Rascals been kiting for years, and enjoy sharing their experiences with guests. The accommodation provided by the Rascals team is thoughtful and intimate, and is great for couples and families looking for a bit of privacy and pampering. All the options below are for IKO certification, but Rascals also offers the option of teaching kitesurfing skills, without providing the IKO certification, if you prefer. This means that you can learn more flexibly, without the constraints of the IKO curriculum.
5 years experience
English, Thai, Tamil, Sinhala
Trips available daily
If you require an earlier date, please request to book.
Please note that this is a sample itinerary and may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
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Alternatively, you can start your lesson at 1pm. Please let us know if you prefer this time (may also depend on wind conditions).
What others are saying
4.7 out of 40 helpful reviews
4 months ago on TripAdvisor
Finding rascals kite resort was just the best what could have happened to us! I travelled with my husband and child and the owner and manager Johanna welcomed us so lovely that it felt like staying at home. We actually changed our travel plans, so we could stay longer as Rascals just has it all. A nice pool, great food and people and kitesurfing. Also if you need help to get a trip done to wherever, Johanna is very kind and helpful! Totally recommendable!
4 months ago on TripAdvisor
The resort is the usual bare bones, or a little better then bare bones place which is the standard model in Kalpitya. Shared meals, slow internet, brownouts that sort of thing. You have to pay extra for A/C and fan, but without it the mosquitos will eat you alive. So far so average. However where the place really stands out is the kite school. They offered by far the best lessons I've had during my long and arduous journey to pretend I am young at heart. Final word, they do not have an alcohol license, but you can buy your own booze and store it behind the counter.
What a lovely and breathtaking spot... A driver picked us up at a car parking near Colombo Airport and after a 3,5 hours ride through tiny villages and beautiful nature we arrived at a green paradies, surrounded by beautiful flowers and the smile of all the lovely people - The Rascal! Every corner of the camp is decorated with so much love by using only natural and ecological materials. The accomodations are very comfortable and cosy. For the first nights we had booked a Cabana, where no AC is installed. As the nights are still so tropically hot we asked if it would be possible to change rooms. Johanna and her team helped very quickly and asked in the neighbour resort for a room with AC as all AC rooms at The Rascals have been booked. We could change immediately. Thank you very much for this spontenous and uncomplicated solution! We stayed for 9 nights and enjoyed the nice and well-organised trips to the kite spots, the delicious and healthy food, the familiar atmosphere and the very, very relaxed and good mood of the staff. To us they stay at Rascals was a 5 star-holiday. We would totally recommend this place. Johanna and the team - Thank you for a perfect trip to beautiful Sri Lanka!
William, Sri Lanka
Having stayed at many kite places in Kalpityia over the years, Rascals is by far the most beautiful resort of them all. Set in a lush garden, with a refreshing pool and a nice restaurant. The staff are lovely and hospitable and I enjoyed the meals and the ambience a lot. The great bonus about this resort is everyday you go by boat to the kite lagoon and get to enjoy nice views, the other resorts transport you by truck which is uncomfortable and bumpy. This is the best place to stay in Kalpityia by far. Thanks for a great stay
Despite the terrible events in Sri Lanka we went ahead with our plans to meet ten friends we'd met there last year. We were picked up at the airport and had a fantastic holiday, kiting every day for 20 days. Every member of staff contributed to making our stay so good - the food was great, room lovely, boat to the lagoons always there, lunch at the beach or the pool - thanks everyone! If you're thinking of a trip to Sri Lanka- our experience was great. Stay at Rascals with friends or make new friends there. We hope to go back next year.
Other Things to Know
Cancellation and Exchange Policy
Strict Cancellation Policy
You can be fully refunded for cancellations within 24 hours of booking. Other cancellations will not be refunded.
Flexible Date Policy
You can change your trip date once for free up to 3 days before your trip. Any date change will be subject to availability, and will not count as a cancellation.
Packing list for the trip
Light clothing to wear in the water (e.g. cotton t-shirt, sports shorts)
Sunscreen (zinc sunscreen is best for long water exposure!)