The beautiful island is not blessed with large bodies of water such as lakes, however the country if dotted with man-made reservoirs and vast network of river systems. These rivers and their tributaries give you the opportunity to travel along these via boat or in this case kayaks. These vast riverine systems give varying levels of difficulty, going from smooth still water kayaking in the Kalaoya situated in the north west of the country to the white-water rapids of the Kelani river in Kithulgala. Being surrounded by sea you can also sea kayak during certain times of the year when the blue of waters of the Indian ocean are still like a mirror. Join us at nature to enjoy specialized kayaking trips through these vast water systems, whether it be a day excursion paddling through the rainforest streams, exploring mangroves along the Kalaoya or multiday experiences such as traversing the Mahaweli through Wasgamuwa National park, exploring the Kalu river in the south or braving the rapids of the Kelani River in Kithulgala.
With 103 rivers and a wealth of swamps, lagoons and interconnected old canals, Sri Lanka provides no end of opportunities to try out Kayaking / canoeing, which are a different and relaxing mode of transportation. Sri Lanka`s famous Kalu Ganga (aka Black River) flows from the heart of the island down to the west coast town of Kalutara where it finally meets the Indian Ocean . During a leisurely canoe trip down this beautiful river, canoeists can marvel at ever-changing landscapes and a fascinating variety of flora and fauna. For an alternative to river canoeing, head to one of the country`s many vast tanks and reservoirs! The calm waters of the Samanalawewa reservoir in Sri Lanka`s Sabaragamuwa province provide an ideal setting for this slow-paced activity, and with the area`s prolific birdlife and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, there`s no end of things to see as you paddle.