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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Fantastic place and completely exposed to the nature but allows just enough comfort to enjoy and appreciate nature .We did rafting , canyoning, biking, hiking , slept with only Thatched roof above us and a beautiful river and the sound of gushing water with a variety of birds, insects, lizards and a large monster size water monitor right under our...

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Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Great team who are safety conscious and made our adventure wonderful. White water rafting and canyoning I would recommend for sure. Food was very good and scenic location to relax right on the kelani river

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

Two days at Borderlands, canyoning and rafting in the stunning lush rainforest of Sri Lanka was the perfect elixir after way too much city life. The location is pristine and the accommodation comfortable, the food is nourishing and flavoursome, the team are highly motivated and take great effort to ensure all the adventure activities are done safely but never limiting...

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Galle, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had an amazing long weekend at Borderlands! With great friends, 16 adults and about the same amount of kids, ages between 2 years and 11, which was great fun. Even the smallest ones could join activities and we just love to thank all staff. Everyone was super professional and fun at the same time. Loads to do. great atmosphere,...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We spent 3 weeks in SL and this detour was the "adventure" part. We stayed in the outdoor hut with ensuite with two stretcher beds joined together and two singles for our 9 & 11 yo girls. The beds had mosquito nets because there is a variety of critters in the rooms including cockroaches, a couple of not so menacing...

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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I visited them for one day OBT event and experience was awesome. We did both land and water based activities and it was lots of fun. They were extremely concerned about safety of their clients and all staff members were very friendly. I'm not much satisfied with the lunch but it was manageable. I love if they could offer healthier...

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Extremely well organised. The Canadian owner and his wife are safety-aware but these are adventure sports after all.The balance is just right. The employees are all well-trained and fun to be with, evidenced by some of the less than organised groups going down the same river. A really fun 48 hours. Thank you Wade!

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed here 1 night with our 3 kids (8-11-14), we did rafting (the 8 year old could only do the lower part, but still that was a nice adventure!) and Canyoning, we loved it! The staff is very friendly, food delicious and the room/hut at the border of the river in the middle of nature.

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Aix-en-Provence, France
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Took the river expedition as a family of 4 (2 adults of 50+yrs and 2 older teenagers). The trip was superbly organised. Mahesh was a fantastic leader and his 3 helpers were equally fantastic as well as all of them being happy, cheery and very kind people. Mahesh cooked amazing meals every morning and evening and also managed to provide...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We had a lot of fun in this camp. Turned up in a monsoonal downpour which was fantastic in itself. Rooms are either very simple shacks with mosquito netted beds or tents within a shack. very atmospheric and great experience but by no means luxury. The white water rafting and canyoning were very well organized and lot of focus on...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Borderlands Adventure Eco-Lodge offers comfortable riverfront accommodation, in 4 tents and 11 cabanas (3 of which have en suite facilities) which are fully kitted with beds (which can be arranged from singles to doubles, with up to 5 beds able to fit in a family cabin) and have electricity throughout so guests can charge their laptops, phones and cameras. Each tent and cabana is located on a wooden platform with a private deck, with views overlooking the Kelani River and the surrounding mountains. All meals are served in The Long House, a great place to chill out at the end of the day. A full music system means guests can listen to their Ipods. Evening Movie Nights are offered, which is a great hit with kids. As well as offering accommodation, Borderlands runs white water rafting, canyoning, and white water and flat water kayaking activities from our ecolodge, and offers the largest number of sit-in and sit-on-top kayaks in Sri Lanka. Other activities include abseiling, hiking, biking and swimming. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Borderlands

Address: Hatton Road, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Region: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kitulgala
Price Range: $120 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“The last tent is just above a tiny stopper on the river, so you hear rumbling water as you get lulled to sleep”
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“Get rooms with personal toilet as rest are communal.”
 of 5 bubbles 123Mtrip, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
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