• Availability - all year around
  • Preferred Starting Time - 06 : 30hrs / 16 : 30hrs(Flexible)
  • Starting Point - Mahaweli Reach Hotel
  • Duration - 1 Hour

This one day tour of Kandy Canoeing Tour involves canoeing in a body of fresh water in what could be deep waters. All participants will be given a safety briefing, and canoes, oars, life jackets and helmets will be provided. You are encouraged to bring your own towel and a change of clothing. Our guides will lead the way, and participants are expected to follow their instructions for their own safety.

What You Can Except

The banks of the Mahaweli River in Kandy and its outskirts are rich in natural beauty, with a lot of lush greenery, birds and other wildlife to be seen. This tour takes you on a tour which provides a unique perspective on the natural beauty of the area. A canoe gives you a view of the banks from the river, where you will get a good view of both the wildlife and the local population going about their daily routines. The canoeing trip is best taken in the early morning or the evening, as these are the times when birds and other animals are most active. See a diverse array of wading birds and kingfishers that come to the area to feed in the resource-rich waters. Some endemic birds may be seen in the area as well. Monitor Lizards and other reptiles are not an uncommon sight. In the trees along the river banks, see the birds nest and the monkeys going about foraging for food.

The tour starts at the Polgolla Dam and moves upstream along the Mahaweli River on a flat water bed towards Katugasthota and Haloluwa. From there, you will turn back and return to the starting point.

Additional Note

  • Sunglasses, sun lotion recommended
  • Insect/leech repellent
  • Personal effects for warm, windy, rainy conditions
  • Lightweight clothes, Trekking Shoes/boots are also recommended
  • Full payment with the Booking confirmation 

What's Included

  • Life jackets and all necessary equipment for canoeing
  • A well-experienced local guide to assist
  • Water and snacks
  • Government taxes

What's Excluded

  • Extra food & beverages consumed
  • Any tips to the staff


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Cancellation, No Show and Refund Policy Cancellation must be in writing and sent by you/your travel agent who made the booking. Cancellations take effect from the date the written notice is received. No refund in full or in part will be given for unutilized services in the package(s) once you commence using the product or service. • Up to 24 hours before the Activity starts – Fixed processing fee of USD 30.00 and the balance will be refunded. In case of a refund to be made via an international bank transfer, all bank fees to be borne by the guest. A refund to the credit card is subject to above processing fee only. • Less than 24 hours and in case of “No Show” – No Refunds. • No refunds will be entertained under whatsoever condition once the guest arrives in Sri Lanka. • We reserve the right to cancel your holiday because of unforeseen circumstances.

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