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Press Review

Canoeing the Kalu Ganga

" From the vantage point of a canoe, Emma Boyle embarks on an epic river journey from Ratnapura to Kalutara to explore the unique way of life surrounding the mighty Kalu Ganga."

Serendib ~ January/February 2009
by Emma Boyle

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Kayaking and Canoeing Tours in Sri Lanka : "Kalu Ganga" 2 Day Expedition
: "Kalu Ganga" 2 Day Expedition
: 01 Nights / 02 Days
Highlights of the Tour
  • Day 1 - Departure from Ratnapura
  • Day 2 - From Wegawatta to Kalutara
Day 1 - Departure from Ratnapura

Your journey will start off after a short orientation at around 10.00am from the bridge across the river at Ratnapura, the City of Gems . The first part of the journey takes you through a more calmer part of the river, where the river flows through a low valley for 15km.

In the next section, the river starts to curve . Canoe another 17km and once you come to Ellagawa, the journey becomes more adventurous with the river flowing faster, creating waves and swirls.

All your best efforts are needed to pass this section. Immediately after leaving this part about 1km down the river from Ellagawa bridge, you will be stopping at a scenic location for lunch on the bank of the river.

After lunch the remaining section of to be covered for the day would be much easier to navigate with water flowing at 4km/hr. After 19km you will come to the Wegawatta village where you will be camping on the banks of the river.

The ECO TEAM CANOEING CAMP is located right next to the river - an ideal place to enjoy a refreshing river bath after a day of canoeing.  Forget any ideas about cramped tents and sitting on the ground for mealtimes - this is camping in style!  The site is set up prior to your arrival, with everything from the kitchen sink, chairs and tables, toilets, showers and cold beer being transported in.  In the evening you can enjoy a hearty barbecue meal in a magical setting - the whole area is lit up with traditional flame torches and a roaring campfire. So sit back, relax and let our experienced staff cater to your every need.
Day 2 - From Wegawatta to Kalutara

You will be starting the day after an early morning Breakfast at the campsite. The first part on today will take you 19km through a very calm river up to Thebuwana where you will be greeted with a warm cup of tea.

Passing Thebuwana you will notice the riverbanks more crowded with fishermen coming ashore and sand miners in long ferries. From here, forests and rubber estates on the banks of the river start to give to coconut plantations where somtimes you will be able to spot a few monkeys swinging on coconut branches.

The next stretch of 20km will be across a calm and meandering river, flowing very slowly into the ocean at Kalutara.

At Kalutara you will pass the majestic Dagoba of the temple in Kalutara and also the Rail and Road bridges across the river. You will end your journey at Kituralgala an island in the Kulu Ganga, where Lunch would be served.
After Lunch depart to your next destination.


- End of Tour -


No of Pax
01 Pax
02 Pax
03 Pax
04 Pax
05 Pax
06 Pax
Per person in US$
Our rates include
  • Full Board Accommodation for Day 1 at two fully serviced movable semi luxury campsites.
  • Day 1 & 2 River expedition.
  • Professional / Experienced river guides
  • Life Jackets and other required accessories.
  • Full time backup vehicle parallel to the canoe with Radio Communication.
  • Lunch at the stop over point.
  • Required emergency and crisis management plans.
  • All government and other stakeholder approvals
Our rates do not include
  • Any transportation.
  • Tips to the staff.
  • Any beverages including water.

Full payment with the confirmation


  • 90 Days to 30 Days - 250 US $ Administrative fee or 10% of the tour fee which ever is higher.
  • 14 Days to 29 Days - 250 US $ admin fee will be charged and 50 % of the tour cost will be kept to be utilized for a future booking. Balance will be refunded.
  • 8 Days to 13 Days - 250 US $ admin fee will be charged and 75 % of the tour cost will be kept to be utilized for a future booking. Balance will be refunded.
  • Less than 7 days - 250 US $ admin fee will be charged and 100 % of the tour cost will be kept to be utilized for a future booking.

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