Kayaking Tour In Sri Lanka

Kayaking and canoeing allow you to experience the tranquillity of open water at your own speed. We offer a kayaking or canoeing experience to suit everyone, whether you’re feeling adventurous or you prefer to Kayak at your own pace and peace. All Blue Lanka Kayak tours are guided Kayak trips and come with an entire customer experience package. Lagoon kayaking, Kayaking through the white water in Kithulgala, and even the
calm waters in Thirappane – you name it, we are equipped to tailor your Kayak Tour with your preferred choices.
The itinerary here is a basic guiding map for a starter package. Our Kayak tours are always customisable for your needs and wants.

At a glance

Trip length

13 days

When to go

November to March


Airport – Hotel – Tour attractions – Airport

Picture your self

Kayaking into breathtaking sunsets

Surrounded by flora and fauna

Enjoying a Lankan cookery demo

Island hopping in Kalpitiya

Not to miss in this tour

canoeingArray of Flora & Fauna when Canoeing through the rivers/lakes/lagoons

sunsetBirds and Butterfly species in Belihuloya

birdsSunset from Kalu Ganga

trailsNature Trails during the tour

Belihuloya Stream
Day 1 BIA to Belihuloya

Airport Pickup & Transfer to Belihuloya
Overnight stay in Belihuloya

Hello and Welcome to Sri Lanka! You are now officially onboard with Blue Lanka Tours to start your most awaiting Kayaking Journey

Saraii Village
Day 2 Belihuloya

Morning Nature trail to the Kinchigune village
Enjoy Packed lunch in a Local Setup along the way
Afternoon Go Kayaking in the Samanalawewa Reservoir
Savor a BBQ dinner
Overnight Stay in Kinchigune

Kinchigune is a beautiful hidden rural village and offers a beautiful Nature Train for you in the
morning on your first day of adventure. Enjoy the your packed lunch in a local setting along you way and enjoy a humble moment with nature and a slice of rural life in Sri Lanka. Once done, go in an Afternoon Kayaking journey in Samanalawewa reservoir and enjoy the beautiful flora and fauna along the way. Come back to savour a BBQ dinner as marking your ending for a beautiful Kayaking day.

Thrilling Canyoning Adventure in Kitulgala
Day 3 Belihuloya to Kitulgala

Transfer to Kitulgala
Participate for a Guiding Tour about White Water Paddling, River Safety and Camp Craft
Experience White Water Rafting
Overnight stay in Kitulgala

Today you will be transferred to Kithulgala – the infamous White Water Rafting Adventure spot in Sri Lanka. You will take part in a Guiding Tour about White Water Paddling, River Safety and Camp Craft. Once done you will enjoy an adventurous White Water Rafting session and then spend your night in Kithulgala.

Mahaweli River canoeing experience
Day 4  Kitulgala to Mahaweli River

River expedition down the Mahaweli River
After 04 hours Kayak, reach the first camp just inside the national park of Wasgamuwa
Late Afternoon Play a game of Cricket or Frisbee on the beach
Overnight Stay at a Campsite

Eco Friendly Camping
Day 5 Mahaweli River

Full Day Paddling Through the Wasgamuwa National Park
If you are lucky, you will catch a glimpse of sunning crocodiles and thirsty elephants
Reach the day’s end point. Set out the camp on a deserted river beach viewing the elephant corridor
Diner under the start by a campfire
Overnight Stay at a Campsite

White Water Kayaking Sri Lanka
Day 6 Mahaweli River to Polonnaruwa

Early morning Kayak safari
Reach final destination of Mahaweli Kayak expedition by lunch time
Transfer to Polonnaruwa
Check-Into The Hotel and Relax
Overnight Stay in Polonnaruwa

From Day 04 – Day 06, you will be taking part in the Mahaweli Rivier Kayak Expedition with river experts. You will camp inside Wasgamuwa National Park which will give you the experience of a lifetime. You will also be setting camp in Elephant Corridor on the 05th day with a beautiful bonfire experience. Next day you will Kayak through the Mahaweli River to your final destination – Pollonnaruwa. You will check in to your hotel and rest the night reminiscing your Mahaweli River Kayaking Expedition that is like no other.

Day 7 Polonnaruwa

Exploration of Polonnaruwa Ancient City by Bicycle
Enjoy a Sri Lankan Rice and Curry Lunch at Priyamali Gedara
Afternoon Jeep Safari in Minneriya National Park
Overnight Stay in Polonnaruwa

Day 8 Polonnaruwa To Tirappane

Transfer to Sigiriya
Exploration of Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Transfer to Tirappane
Overnight Stay in Tirappane

On Day 07 & 08, you will explore the culture rich cities Pollonnaruwa and Sigiriya. You will climb the Sigiriya Rock Fortress – A UNESCO World Heritage Site, and you will also experience the Elephant Gathering in Minneriya National Park. End of Day 08, you will be transferred to Thirapane in order to start your Jungle Kayaking Experience the next day.

tuk tuk tour
Day 9 Tirappane

Early Morning Experience Jungle Kayaking
Relax at The Hotel
Experience Village Tuk-Tuk Tour
Overnight Stay in Tirappane

Cookery Demo
Day 10 Tirappane

Morning Nature Trails Around The Resort
Organic Garden Tour and Cookery Demonstration
In The Evening Go on Jungle Kayaking
Overnight Stay in Tirappane

On 9th and 10th Days, you will be based in Thriappane, and you will be engaging in Jungle Kayaking Experience. You will also get to enjoy a local cookery demonstrations and have your meals that was prepared by yourselves.

Day 11 Tirappane to Kalpitiya

Transfer to Kalpitiya
En Route Exploration of Anuradhapura Ancient City
Relax at The Hotel
Overnight Stay in Kalpitiya

Day 12 Kalpitiya

Go on Kalpitiya Lagoon Tour and Island Hopping
Relax By The Beach
Overnight Stay in Kalpitiya

On Day 11 you will be transferred to Kalpitiya which you will spend time until Day 13. On you way to Kalpitiya you will be given the opportunity to explore the ancient Anuradhapura Kingdom. Once done, you will spend your night and the next day you will be taking a Kalpitiya Lagoon Tour island hopping and exploring these small islands through a Kayaking tour. Once done you will Relax by the serene Kalpitiya beach and you will spend your last night under beautiful Kalpitiya skies before you depart to the airport the next day.

Sri Lankan Airline
Day 13 Kalpitiya to BIA

Airport Transfer

It’s never a good bye. This Kayaking Expedition is one in a lifetime experience in Sri Lanka with Blue Lanka Tours. See you again soon!

Trail on the ground


Q. Do I need prior experience to do Kayaking?
A. You don’t need any experience to get started kayaking, and you can easily pick it up. However, it is important you know how to swim at least 25 meters, in case you fall in the water through the river bank is never far away.

Q. Are there any age limits for the Kayak trips?
A. Generally we recommend paddlers are at least 12 years of age.

Q. How do I prepare for Kayaking?
A. You can bring sunscreen, wear appropriate clothes, proper footwear, and a dry bag with necessities. Life jackets and helmets will be provided.

Q. How long does it take for the Jungle Kayaking in Thirappane?
A. It does take about an hour.

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How they experienced it

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Insightful Tips

  • Sun screen when Kayaking is a must have
  • You backpacks have to have the essentials, first aid/a few fruits/water/isotonic drinks.
  • For the River Expedition Kayaking Tour, Pack all clothes that can be carried in your boat.
  • Bring long clothes to cover your hands to avoid sun burns as much as possible
  • Binoculars is a must have

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