Experience Variety of Adrenaline Filled Activities
At the border of Singharaja Rainforest lies a beautiful mountainous region known as Lankagama. Rich in evergreen trees and intrinsic beauty, Lankagama is something out of a fairytale. The outer edge of Singharaja Forest is home to amazingly diverse scenery, rivers, and Wildlife and especially the endemic Blue Magpie and the White Monkey. Sprinkled with waterfalls, Fresh water streams, and receiving plenty of sun, Kayaking through the outer edge of Singharaja forest makes for a magical experience.
Family Tour Info
Groups with children ages 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
Leave early from Colombo to reach Lankagama roughly a 3-hour drive from the Capital where we will greet you with a traditional herbal drink to spice up your inner energies.
After a short break, we will escort you to the first business of the day that is a Rappelling session performed by our qualified guides. You will find a birds-eye view of the rainforest as you slowly glide down to an unspoiled water stream. A magical view will be guaranteed and on top of that, this session will prepare you for what’s about to happen the next day!
After the Rappelling session, you could take a small hike to a beautiful waterfall where you can indulge in the purest water greeting you from the World heritage rainforest.
A traditional lunch homemade by villagers will be a treat with lots of local herbs and traditional KITHUL treacle with CURD served as the desert.
The evening will be free-roaming the rainforest and spotting the blue magpies and the white monkeys both endemic to Singharaja Forest.
After a traditional breakfast, you will be escorted to the starting point of the Kayaking expedition.
- Introduction to Kayaking and Paddling
- Swift-water rescue
- Signals and communication
After thorough training, it is time to endeavor on a great journey through the creeks of river Gin GANGA. This 8 KM kayaking trip offers magical landscapes and class 2 rapids to spice up your adventure soul.
After a 4-5 hour Kayaking trip, you will be escorted back to the dormitory to enjoy yet another variety of local dishes and then start your journey pack to COLOMBO.
Drop off at Colombo
Frequently Asked Questions
- Wildlife Kayak Tour
- Warm, Healthy, Meals
- Dormitory type accommodation
- A comprehensive training before the expedition ·
- Snacks, Coffee and Hot Drinks
- Transportation from Colombo and back fully AC Comfortable VAN/MINI BUS
- A digital archive of images and videos of your memories
- First Aid- Qualified and CPR trained
- Sports Massage Therapist
- All Kayaking Gear
- Personal Floatation Device
- 10 Liter Dry Bag
- Stable Double Kayak & Paddle
Singharaja rain forest is known for its sporadic showers. 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. You can change to cotton wear at night. The temperature can be around 22 celsius at night. We advise avoiding shoes and flip-flops, ideal footwear for this expedition is a pair of sandals with straps. Because the storage is limited, we request you to travel light. Sunglasses and shades must be strapped. Hats and caps are a must as the sun can get you during the day.
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 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 policies.
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*