Adventure Trekking, Hiking, Nature Trails, Mountain Biking, Rain Forest Explorations in Belihuloya



Accommodation Options at River Garden
Eco Lodge
Belihul Oya Camp
Kinchigune Camp
Special Honeymoon Packages
Nature & Adventure Activites Avalable from River Garden
Programmes in Belihuloya
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Exploration in the Hills- Belihuloya.
: Exploration in the Hills- Belihuloya.
: 1 Night / 2 Days.


Day 1 - Belihuloya

Arrival at River Garden Nature & Adventure Resort Belihuloya for lunch.

nature,adventure tourism in sri lanka,waterfalls in sri lankaBELIHULOYA, is a very picturesque and romantic hamlet situated 160km from Colombo in the historical Sabaragamuwa province and an ideal location to be in for few days. The beauty and the serenity of the location, surrounding mountain ranges, intermittent patches of forests and paddy fields and the famous Belihuloya River , which borders it, add to the attraction.

This is a climatically transitional area, which links the dry and wet zones at an altitude of less than 1500m. As a result, the vegetation it consists is moist semi-evergreen forests, tropical savanna forests, dry patana grasslands and montane temperate forests. The vegetation in this environment has made this location an exciting one for the serious as well as the casual nature lover. The average temperature in the area is about 28.3 degrees Celsius and the mean annual rainfall is between 1,875 and 2,500mm.

The earliest evidence of steel making in the ancient world, dating back to 300 BC [ that's almost 2300 years before ! ] has been found in the Belihuloya area.

The pre historic settlements of the area date back to a very early periobirding in sri lanka,sri lanka birding toursd, as proved by recent cave excavations as well as those carried out on other sites. The earliest settlement dates back to some 29,000 -35,000 years ( Homosapian balangodensis ).

River Garden Nature & Adventure ReSORT - BELIHULOYA provides an ideal base for a wide range of nature and adventure related activities.Try anything from trekking across the Horton Plains (the HORTON PLAINS mountain range is visible from the River Garden restaurant itself) to canoeing in the 'Samanalawewa' reservoir. Whatever it is you want to do, we can help you do it! In addition to the accommodation options we offer, RIVER GARDEN   has an excellent restaurant serving Sri Lankan and International cuisine, a well-stocked bar, doctor on call, left luggage facilities, mini library, and extensive tourist information. birding safaris sri lanka,sri lanka wildlife safaris

Evening Trail to Kinchigune Village . This trail could be done as an Agro Trail / Trekking Trail Birding Trail or a Nature trail focused on your interests.


This diverse trail of approximately 06 kms begins at Kinchigune Eco Lodge running alongside a riverine forest and the Belihuloya river itself. During the trail, you will venture through paddy fields, across rivers and past local village houses with their extensive vegetable plots. It is an ideal opportunity to learn a bit about the local agricultural systems and simple way of village living. Along the way, you will also witness several types of beautiful birds and butterflies and some charming waterfalls. The trail finishes at River Garden Resort. The whole journey takes between 02 and 04 hours, depending on how often you want to stop for rest, photos, or simply to take in the wonderful trekking sri lanka,sri lanka trekkingsurroundings.

Arrive at the Kinchugune Eco Lodge

Our spacious KINCHIGUNE ECO LODGE is located in the "Kinchigune" Village area of Belihuloya, with fabulous views of the surrounding mountains and the "Samanalawewa" reservoir. This village house which is more than 100 years old has been restored using traditional architectural methods such as cadjan (weaved coconut palm leaf) to cover the clay tiled roof. It still has its mud walls, mud spread floor, kithul poles in windows etc. and is furnished with antique (restored) traditional chairs and beds. Set in a shady garden interspersed with a variety of herbs and trees, guests can even pluck a jack fruit from one of the trees and learn to cook it the traditional Sri Lankan way! This Eco Lodge has a single room and a Double room [whnature and advernture tourism in sri lankaich could be converted to a triple] providing enough space even for a family ! Additional bedding could be requested in the main living area.Tiled Bathroom with toilet is attached to the lodge and has a wash basin and a Hot and Cold water shower.


  • You will reach River garden in Belihuloya in time for a typical Srilankan lunch.
  • Village Trail after Lunch.
  • End of the trail have an relaxing river bath.
  • Dinner & over night stay at the Eco Lodge.

Day 2 - Belihuloya

The morning breakfast would mark the end of short but interesting stay in Belihuloya. [ Progrmmes are available from 1 to 4 night programmes in Belihuloya. Please enquire ]

canoeing in sri lanka,canoeing sri lankaCANOEING IN SAMANALAWEWA RESERVOIR

The still calm waters of the Samanalawewa reservoir are perfect for canoeing. Whether you want to take your time and go for a leisurely paddle for a couple of hours, perhaps venturing out to the mouth of the Belihuloya River or spend an entire day exploring the perimeter of the reservoir, you are sure to have an unforgettable experience. The Samanalawewa reservoir is named after the Sinhalese word 'samanala', meaning 'butterfly', hinting not only at the terrific number of butterflies in the area but also the actual shape of the reservoir. The word 'wewa' literally means ' tank' (another term often used to describe reservoirs). The surrounding mountains add to the idyllic setting of the reservoir. All groups will be supplied with an experienced guide and modern life jackets, and a proper orientation will be offered for those who are new to canoeing.

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Our Rates

USD $105 Full Board for Double

Cost Includes:
  • 1 night Full Board accommodation at the Eco Lodge.
  • Fee for the trail and well trained and experienced Local guides..
  • All government taxes & service charges.
  • Charges for canoeing in Samanalawewa
Cost does not include:
  • Any additional beverage or food, which would be ordered extra.
  • Any tips to the staff.
  • Personal effects.
  • Transportation for the tour
Payment policy: Full payment with confirmation.
Cancellation Policy:
  • 14 days or more - full refund less 5 USD Administrative fee.
  • 8 to 13 Days - 50 % of the fee will be charged. Other wise definite booking has to be maid within 24 hours for another day within two months.-Only for once.
  • Less than 7 days - No refund.

Eco Team should receive the cancellation in writing. Tour start day is not considered for computation of the period. 

  • It is recommended to have sunglasses, sunburn lotions, insect / leech repellent and personal effects for warm / windy / rainy conditions.
  • It is recommended to use light cloths and trekking shoes or boots for trekking.
  • It is best to wear shorts and T-shirts with soft-shoes (river sandals or sports shoes) during the canoeing.
The above mentioned descriptions and programmes have been compiled after long, arduous, exploratory, and expensive work and hence is the property of Eco Team (Pvt) Ltd. Making use of these programmes/descriptions for any public or commercial programmes requires the permission of the said company.

Naturally our ready made programmes will come cheaper than the tailor make programmes. How ever we are flexible enough to do minor changes to the ready made itineraries, with out any charge.? Please write to us

Do you own programme – Visit the location and activity pages on our site and you will come across mini tours in all of those pages. By combining them you can design your own tour. We will complete it by adding on the hotels and other cultural locations you may require.

Your tour will be handled by an experienced travel consultant who will provide a personalized service.

On certain occasions our standard programmes could be cheaper  than a tailor made programme for a specific client. But rest assured that we are flexible enough to effect minor changes to a standard programme as required by you,  our valuable clients  & offer same at no extra cost. Please contact us at we will do the needful.  

You also have the facility of designing your own  programmes by visiting our location and activity pages on the website and accessing the mini tours segment in those pages & selecting an appropriate combination. Our experienced travel consultants  will then add the finishing touches to the programme & provide a costing based on same. 

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