Kayaking & Canoeing
With 103 rivers and a wealth of lagoons, reservoirs, swamps and ancient canals, opportunities to explore the island’s aquatic treasures by canoe and kayak are endless. Such trips also afford interaction with nature as spectacular scenery filled with wildlife dominates the horizon. Furthermore, you can gain a privileged insight into rural Sri Lankan life by observing villagers going about their daily activities.
From leisurely trips of a few hours to more breathtaking journeys of a few days, both canoeing and kayaking opportunities are available for every skill level. The Kalu Ganga, which flows from the hill country to the west coast, offers one of the most enthralling journeys. The scenery changes spectacularly from upland tea, jungle and rubber plantations to serene palms, plains and paddy before finally reaching the famous Gangatilaka Vihara (temple) in Kalutara.