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Canoeing Expeditions

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Canoeing in Samanala Wewa

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 surrounding mountains add to the idyllic setting of the reservoir

 

 

Canoe Expeditions in “Kalu Ganga” – The river which becomes Black

 


• 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.

Ratnapura – Kurugam Modara – Half a Day Programme

 


Meet our team at Ratnapura main Bridge around 9.30 a.m.

Start the Canoeing expedition from Ratnapura Main Brigde around 10.00am.after an orientation.

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

Rathanpura – Kiriella – 01 Night 2 Days River Ride

 


Meet our team at Ratnapura Saman Devala at 9.00 a.m.

Participate for the ‘ Puja’ at Saman Devala.

Saman Devala is an important shrine for Budhists. It is a shrine devoted to Saman, a Buddhist deity who is regarded as the guardian of Ratnapura.

We will be doing an orientation.

Start the canoeing expedition by ‘ Saman Devalaya’ which 3kms away from the Ratnapura main Bridge 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 areas, 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 camp in Kiriella.

Kirilla – Ingiriya- Departure


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]

You will provide packed lunch after finishing the caneing at the end point.

You will end up the tour at ‘Ingiriya ’ .

Departure for your next destination.

Rathanpura – Kiriella

 


Meet our team at Ratnapura Saman Devala at 9.00 a.m.

Participate for the ‘ Puja’ at Saman Devala.

Saman Devala is an important shrine for Budhists. It is a shrine devoted to Saman, a Buddhist deity who is regarded as the guardian of Ratnapura.

We will be doing an orientation.

Start the canoeing expedition by ‘ Saman Devalaya’ which 3kms away from the Ratnapura main Bridge 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 areas, 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 camp in Kiriella.

Kirilla – Anguruwathota (FB)

 


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 stay at a fully serviced movable camp in Walpita / Anguruwathota.

Angruwathota to Kaluthara

 


After breakfast start the canoeing tour from Anguruwatota 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]

Packed lunch will be provided at a suitable place.

Departure for your next destination.
OUR RATES INCLUDE
• Accommodation in a fully serviced movable camp site.
• Meals plan to be from day 1 Lunch to day 3 lunch
• Professional / Experienced river guides.
• Life Jackets and other required accessories.
• Full time backup vehicle parallel to the canoe with Radio Communication.
• 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

IMPORTANT FACTORS

• Personal effects for Warm/Windy/Rainy conditions should be carried by clients.
• Insect repellent, Sunburn lotion etc. are recommended.