Kayaking, Canoeing Tours in Sri Lanka



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Kalu Ganga
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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" 03 Days Expedition
: Canoe Expeditions in "Kalu Ganga" - The river which becomes Black
: 2 nights 3 days.
  • Canoeing "Kalu ganga" could be done as a half day option or over night option with 1 night or two nights stay in camps.
  • Clients could decide the option that they want to take based on the fitness level and the time that they can spend for this programme.
  • If the clients select one night option, either we could do the full run up to Kaluthara in two days [ if the clients are fit enough !] or finish canoeing half way through the second day and get in to the vehicle and do the balance journey.
  • This option need to be stipulated at the time of reservation.
Day 01 - Arrival in Rathanpura.

Departure from Ratnapura Main Brigde around 10.00am.after an orientation.

We will be starting this canoe/raft ride ,from "Rathnapura"- known for its gems, and end up the first day run at a place named "Kiriella".

This section is comparatively easy and do not require any special canoeing skills. Along the route you will be able to see many vegetation types / changing landscapes. Just passing populated "Rathanapura" town area, riverbank environment becomes more scenic and quite with lonely sand collectors' houses surrounded by thick vegetation and palm trees! During most of the ride only

noises you are going to hear are the birds' calls and the sound that will make by your paddle.

Lunch on the way at a suitable location.

Diner and overnight stay at a fully serviced movable semi luxury camp in Kiriella.

Day 02 - Ingiriya to Angruwathota

Leaving Kiriella after breakfast.

From here the adventure starts to buildup and you may need some previous canoeing experience to negotiate this section of the river. River bends will make the water flow rough and your canoe also will be bit shaky and unsteady.

[Reminder -We will be doing an orientation for those who do not have previous canoeing experience]

Dinner and overnight at a Diner and overnight stay at a fully serviced movable semi luxury camp in Walpita / Anguruwathota.

Day 03 - Angruwathota to Kaluthara

Early in the morning after breakfast you will start the last section of the trip till you come to one of the most sacred places of worship of Sri lanka - Kuluthara.[Just by the ocean]

From the start to the end river is constant in speed (~4-5km/h) without any rapids.

[Estimated finishing time 12.30pm ]

- 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 & Day 2 at two fully serviced movable semi luxury campsites.
  • Day 2 & 3 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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