This 07 day Canoeing special tour will be a great opportunity to experience the Adventure while witnessing the cultural heritage & nature in Sri Lanka with Beyond Escapes and it will bring you lot of enjoyment and confidence to your life. This tour will give you the opportunity to take part in thrilling canoeing experience during your vacation in Sri Lanka!
On arrival at the Bandaranaike International airport, you will be warmly greeted by your very own chauffeur guide and transferred to Dambulla/ Sigiriya. En-route visit Dambulla Cave Temple Evening Safari at Minneriya National Park Spend overnight at Hotel in Sigiriya on Bed & Breakfast basis.
Explore a majestic 5th century fortress in the sky. In the 5th century, King Kashyapa domesticated the Lions Rock, by building a palace atop its summit & well designed for its defenses by having ramparts and moats built around it. The Rock itself has its unique identity due to its shape not found anywhere else on the island. Visit to Sigiriya Craft Village. The handicrafts village in Sigiriya was established in 2003 and it has facilities for maintenance of a number of various fields of handicraft. 48 stalls have been set up in this village for handicraftsmen. If you wish to buy authentic fabrics and other items of Sri Lanka, Step into the village and you will be exposed to various shops selling batiks, brass-works, ornamental pots, handloom textiles, wood carvings and silver jewelry. Shopkeepers let the visitors to witness the craftwork of the craftsmen as well. Nice place to hang out for some time and buy a souvenir for the journey. Proceed to Kandy via Matale Visit Spice garden in Matale. For centuries, spices have been one of the most celebrated exports in Sri Lanka. They have been used for medicines, cosmetics as well as to flavor foods. History says that the Greeks, Arabs & Malays had linked with Sri Lankan business field through spice trade. Spices provide ground for traditional Ayurveda. Do a city tour in Kandy including Kandy Tooth Relic Temple. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a city tour in Kandy. To the Buddhists of Sri Lanka and the World, Kandy is one of the most sacred sites as it is the home of the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha. During this city tour, you will cover upper lake drive, art and craft center, cultural show and Kandy temple. Check-into Hotel in Kandy Spend overnight at Hotel in Kandy on Bed & Breakfast basis.
Breakfast at Hotel Visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Located at the edge of Mahaveli river, Peradeniya Royal botanical garden was started as a pleasure garden in the British colonial era. Today it is renowned for bundles of varieties of plants including orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. A map is not required, just wander through the paths of green lawns. You will witness the flower arches which are waiting to welcome you! Don’t by-pass the giant Javan tree, which is a nice place to have a sit & take a snap! The suspension bridge is also a highlight in this garden & you can walk on it too. It’s not a surprise that this flourishing garden will leave sweet memories for you. Proceed to Nuwara Eliya. En-route visit Ramboda Waterfalls with tea plantation. Ramboda waterfall is not a single waterfall and it has two stairs. The upside of the main road of Ramboda place, there is another waterfall. Most of the tourist dismisses the waterfall and they visit upside waterfall and go away. It is 109 m (358 ft.) high and has recommended as the 11th highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and 729th highest waterfall in the world. It formed by Panna Oya which is a tributary of Kothmale Oya. It is not a secret that Nuwara Eliya is the heart of tea industry, where tea bushes cover rolling hills like soft moss and interspersed with Eucalyptus, Albesia and other trees. Tea pluckers work on the slopes, butterfly-like in their colorful sarees. Tea had been one of the main exports in Sri Lanka for by-gone decades. On your way, you will see acres & acres of greenery, tea plantations all around. Enjoy city tour in Nuwara Eliya. The town of Nuwara Eliya enjoys spring-like weather throughout the year. A favorite retreat of the British during colonial times, the town is dotted with English country style houses and half-timbered bungalows. In this city tour, you can visit Victoria Park. It is an attractive and well-used oasis. It is popular with birdwatchers at quieter times because of the good opportunities it gives to see various species, and also you can visit Gregory Lake, which was constructed during the period of British Governor Sir William Gregory in 1873, as well as you can visit Golf courses in Nuwara Eliya Town. Check-in to Hotel for overnight Spend overnight at Hotel in Nuwara Eliya on Bed & Breakfast basis.
Breakfast at Hotel Spend the day free at leisure & enjoy scenic beauty in Nuwara Eliya Proceed to Ratnapura Check-in to hotel & enjoy hotel facilities Spend overnight at Hotel in Ratnapura on Bed & Breakfast basis.
Breakfast at Hotel Meet canoeing team at Kiriella Town Start the canoeing expedition from Kiriella (28 km). Starting this canoe/raft ride, from “Kiriella”- known for its gems, and end up the first day run at a place named “Anguruwathota”. This section is modarate and 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. Refreshments/Packed Lunch on the way at a suitable location. Dinner and overnight stay at a fully serviced movable camp in Anguruwathota.
Breakfast at camp site Start the canoeing tour from Anguruwatota to Kaluthara (25 km). 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. Refreshments/Packed lunch will be provided at a suitable place. Reach Kalutara & proceed to Colombo for overnight Spend overnight at Hotel in Colombo on Bed & Breakfast basis
Breakfast Hotel City tour in Colombo. You will explore a handful of the many lively streets that sell everything from textiles to electronics to spices. Hidden within these streets you will find yourselves coming up to the Old Dutch Museum where you can feast your eyes on the pristine architecture of the mansion that was built in the latter part of the 17th century and was initially the residence of Count August Carl Van Ranzow. Thereafter, you will proceed to the commercial hub of Colombo, Fort, where you will find another colonial gem, the Old Dutch Hospital; once a functional hospital during the 17th century, the complex is now hosting to high-end restaurants, bars, and shops. As all good things come to an end, you will be safely driven to the airport for your flight back home having sweet memories of the tour with Beyond Escapes!!!👋
RATES INCLUDE FOR CANOEING EXPEDITION