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Canoeing at Samanala Wewa, Belihuloya Adventure Camp

 

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Why should you book this trip?

  • Belihuloya is situated upcountry at an altitude of 616m with a non-humid, excellent climatic condition all year round and is one of the best places to enjoy the outdoors and its natural environment.

  • The location is very well positioned on your way to the coast from Nuwara Eliya/Ella or on your way to the hill country, on the A4 main road.

  • Opportunity to go trekking, canoeing, birding, zip line, and have real local interactions in the same package, whilst opting to do what you want to do.

  • Ideal for families and couples alike.  

  • The trekking trail takes you through wilderness and also villages which makes the trail more varied and interesting.

  • An opportunity to observe several types of beautiful birds and butterflies along with a small but charming waterfall.

  • The village you will go through is one of the villages that were known to have been engaged in the steel industry between 161 and 137 BC – probably the first in the world.

  • You are bound to gain some fascinating insights into village lifestyles.

  • You will be guided by a well-experienced adventure guide.

  • Opportunity to extend accommodation or to customise the programme with many other activities in Belihuloya.

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STARTING FROM

75 USD
PER PERSON

                     1 PERSON   - 95 USD                          
               2 - 4 PERSONS - 75 USD PER PERSON 

    

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 Quick Facts

  • This package is possible all year round

  • Arrival and departure transport for any location could be arranged on request at additional cost

  • Adventure Camp in Belihuloya is a 1 night/2days programme

  • Suggested arrival time is before lunch on the first day

  • Children 6 to 12 years of age, sharing the parents’ tent, will be charged 50%

  • Children under 6 years of age, sharing parents’ tent, will be free of charge

 

Please Note:

  • Belihuloya Adventure is not recommended for children under 3 years (simply because of the intensity of the activities)

  • Possible to extend accommodation and customise the program with various other activities such as: cycling, trekking trail – 6km and canoeing – distance is your choice (flat water)

  • You can request a special BBQ dinner at an additional cost

You will meet

Buddhika

Buddhika

Buddhika - a Biology graduate from the University of Peradeniya, who is currently reading for his Masters in Ecology at the same institute.

He began his wildlife research and conservation projects during his time at Peradeniya. He began volunteering for turtle conservation projects and has been involved with a fishing cat conservation project since 2013. Buddhika’s experiences in Ecology have contributed to international research projects both in Sri Lanka and overseas. Currently, he is a naturalist for Eco Team (Pvt) Ltd.

 

Included in the Price

  • Well-experienced adventure guide

  • Accommodation

  • Meals during the stay

  • Canoeing programme

  • Trekking programme

  • Zip line experience

  • Canoes/lifejackets and all necessary equipment for canoeing

  • Snacks and water during excursions

  • All applicable Government taxes

Exclusions

  • Transportation to the location

  • BBQ dinner

  • Any additional food and beverages consumed

  • Any tips to the staff/guides


Tour in brief

You will arrive at River Garden Resort Belihuloya around noon. Our staff will receive you and a briefing will follow, giving you a comprehensive idea as to what you can anticipate in the coming 2 days. Lunch will thereafter be served, overlooking the beautiful Horton Plains Mountain Range.

After lunch, you will be taken on the trekking trail. You may carry a small backpack while all other baggage will be transferred directly to the camp.

During the trekking trail, you will walk through paddy fields, across rivers, and past local village houses with their well kept vegetable plots. It is an ideal opportunity to learn about the local agricultural systems and simple ways of village living. Along the way, in the jungle and village, you will also see several species of beautiful birds and butterflies and a small, charming waterfall. You are bound to feel tempted to take a dip in the crystal clear water and which you are welcome to.

The whole journey will take between 3 to 4 hours, depending on how often you want to stop; rest; take photographs; or simply to enjoy the wonderful surroundings.

You will finish the trail, reaching your camp overlooking the beautiful and expansive Samanalawewa Reservoir.

A scrumptious and welcome dinner will be served around 7.30 p.m.

Dinner is served early at the Camp, so that you can start the Canoe Trail early the following morning, around 7.30 a.m.

Approaching the bank of the lake is an adventurous journey in itself.  You will not be walking but will have to “fly”: our zip line starts at a tree top and lands at the lake bank below.

Whether you want to take your time and go for a leisurely paddle for a couple of hours, or do a challenging ride - which could very well be your workout - or simply spend a few hours exploring the perimeter of the reservoir,  will be happy to arrange it - ensuring you have an unforgettable experience.

The surrounding mountains dominating a landscape of numerous trees, add to the idyllic setting of the reservoir. Your 2 days here at Belihuloya may just go by too quickly.

Important

  • Recommended to carry sunglasses, sun protection lotion, insect/leech repellent and personal effects for all weather conditions.

  • Appropriate clothing and trekking shoes or boots for trekking is advised.

  • Best to wear shorts and t-shirts with soft shoes (river sandals or sports shoes) for the canoeing segment.

 

Belihuloya

Belihuloya is a climatically transitional area, which links the dry and wet zones at an altitude of 616m. As a result, the vegetation consists of moist semi-evergreen forests, tropical savanna forests, dry patana grasslands and montane temperate forests, which are ideal for trekking and cycling. The vegetation in this environment has made this location an exciting one for the serious as well as the casual nature lover. The surrounding mountains, rivers, reservoirs make Belihuloya an adventure capital for adventure lovers.

 

Kinchigune

Kinchigune is an ancient village which is almost totally submerged in the waters of the Samanalawewa Reservoir which came to being in the 1980s. The people of this village have been engaged in the steel industry in addition to agriculture, since the early days.

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