The mystical passage through Black River on a canoe – Rathnapura

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From $132.00

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Colombo, Colombo

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Canoeing in “Kalu Ganga” (Black River) gives you some of the rare and rewarding experiences of Sri Lanka and its people who live in the riverine villages. You are able to witness the most untouched scenic beauty of the country, encounter locals and learn their way of life on this canoe trip. An opportunity to visit and be blessed in one of the most sacred shrines – Saman Devale (dedicated to God Saman) – in the country and evoke blessings. The journey will take you through the silent waters of Kalu Ganaga amidst the varied bird life. It’s a fun-filled adventure for an expert and even for an amateur to try his/her hand.

What's Included

All Government and other stakeholder approvals

Bottled water

Full-time backup vehicle parallel to the canoe with radio communication

Life jackets and other required accessories for canoeing


What's Not Included

Beverages other than water

Tips to the staff

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 100

Additional Info

  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with spinal injuries
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Public transportation options are available nearby

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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