Paddle our Kayak on Clam Flat Waters
Imagine you’re paddling through beautiful landscapes of Baddegama with the opportunity to experience life of a river and birds. We’ll escort you through paddy fields, tea, rubber and so many beautiful landscapes that reflects the beauty of village life! This trip offers guests solitude, peace of mind, relaxation, and an opportunity to be fully immersed in nature.
Explore Boat Hose
Family Tour Info
Groups with children ages 1 to 13 will have your own private guides, at no extra cost
Paddle at your own pace and explore what you’re excited about
A minimum of 4 guests is required. Families with fewer than 4, please call
Discover the schedule
You can meet us at our Boathouse and enjoy a hot beverage, and after a quick change, we will escort you to the starting point of the Kayaking session a few kilometers away from our boathouse.
A pre session training will be conducted to cover the basics of kayaking, rescue, and leave no trace principles. We request you to pick up any plastic material on your way, which we will collect and send to recycling.
Paddle the Calm Waters
After a recap of training, we’ll spend our day paddling through the amazing landscapes, Tea, Rubber and vegetable gardens. On your way don’t forget to ask about the tropical fruits you can pluck right from the Kayak. There’s a verity of fruits that you can taste including the Malabar Plums AKA “Maadang”. Further down the river you could settle for a nice water bath while we will serve you a freshly made lunch wrapped in a Banana leaf especially made for you by the housewives near our Boathouse.
The lunch will be mostly consisting of local vegetables unique to Baddegama area and will be pesticides free as we are purchasing them right from the home gardens. You could be happy that every time you purchase this tour you are helping the villagers to earn additional income.
Enjoy Our Boat House
After lunch we could start enjoying the birdlife and nature till you reach our Boathouse and enjoy a refreshing beverage. You can rest, relax and watch the beautiful sunsets from our Skydeck or Floating deck of our beautiful waterfront and head home with full of happy memories.
Frequently Asked Questions
Flat Water Kayak Tour
Warm, Healthy, Meals
A digital archive of images and videos of your memories
First Aid- Qualified and CPR trained
All Kayaking Gear
Personal Floatation Device
10 Liter Dry Bag
Stable Double Kayak & Paddle
Our tours run rain or shine, so we ask you to wear quick dry rash guards and tight leggings during the day that will cover your entire body. We advise to avoid shoes and flip flops, ideal footwear for this expedition is a pair of sandals with straps.
Sun Blocks: we kindly request you to keep it away if possible, or use a natural or organic based one.
Toiletries: Avoid single use plastic containers, you could accompany organic soaps or dry shampoo bars or purchase an organic soap bar from us to support our rural development and women empowerment initiative.
You will receive a trip-specific packing list upon booking, which will go into great detail about what else to bring. Keep an eye out for it in your confirmation email!
We are always willing to go that extra mile to help you have the best experience! Don’t listen to us, here’s what our previous participants have to say!
We completed our 2020 season and are happy to share that, with strict COVID-19 protocols in place, we had a successful season. We were able to conduct this expedition with hundreds of people, and no known cases of COVID-19 were contracted on our trips. We are taking what we learned in 2020 and preparing for another meaningful, inspiring season in 2021.
While our hope for 2021, is to operate our trips in the same way we did pre-COVID-19, we have careful plans to address the continued public health risks posed by the virus. We will follow scientific expertise and industry standards for hygiene and cleanliness, encourage the use of cautious practices among our staff and guests, and communicate all changes to our policies as we continue to adapt.
In 2021, we are set up to conduct this expedition in a meaningful way with purposeful Covid-19 mitigation policy.
With thoughtful consideration, we have revised our cancellation policy for 2021. The policy below reflects our dedication to providing a stress-free booking, planning, and travel experience for you, our guests. Our revised policies are flexible and forgiving, so you can book with confidence.
For all our Mahaweli River Expeditions, cancellation fees are as follows:
- If you cancel more than 20 days prior to your scheduled trip, we will refund you in full*.
- If you cancel 20-12 days prior to your scheduled trip, we will charge 20% of the total invoice.
- If you cancel 12-7 days prior to your scheduled trip, we will charge the card on file 50% of the total invoice.
- If you cancel within 7 days of your scheduled trip, we will charge the entire amount of your invoice.
- Cancellation from EcoGrip due to weather/Covid Lockdown/ETC, We will refund you in full.
If you decide to cancel your trip with us, please consider transferring your payment to a membership card account. That way you can join us in the future, providing an easy way to postpone your vacation plans.
*Full refunds include: trip fees, add ons, and taxes & fees, minus 2000LKR per person booking fees for multi-day trips*