Mahaweli River Expedition
The 335km long Mahaweli is Sri Lanka’s longest river. This wilderness adventure, journeyed by kayaks and/or canoes, is a 50km, 3 night, and 4-day paddling trip through the untainted Wasgamuwa National Park, located in the heart of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle. It begins 20km downstream from the town of Mahiyanganaya and ends near to Manampitiya. The park is home to large herds of wild elephants and rich and diverse birdlife. It’s quite likely that you will spot some crocs sunning themselves on the banks of the river on certain stretches, so the trip is not for the faint-hearted! All your equipment, food, and drink, as well as all safety equipment, will be provided.
The expedition is hosted by a team of experienced Borderlands river guides. This is generally a flat water expedition however there are a couple of Class I and II rapids to navigate which will add to the excitement. No prior experience is necessary, but participants must have a reasonable level of fitness and be willing to pitch in with camp set up, as well as cooking and cleaning and packing up camp each morning. Borderlands is the pioneering adventure company in Sri Lanka and has been running this expedition for the past 14 years. This trip will offer participants a chance to develop many skills, such as river reading, whitewater paddling, wilderness camping, and safety. The journey is one of the most unique experiences you can have in Sri Lanka. The trip starts about 30 minutes downstream from Mahiyanganaya at the Japanese Friendship Bridge at midday.
IncludedMahaweli River ExpeditionExperienced river guides who are trained in certified in CPR and First AidFirst Aid KitInternational Standard Safety EquipmentOptional Support GearAll other necessary equipment