Canoeing in Sri Lanka

Enjoy a leisurely canoe trip on the tranquil rivers and lakes of Sri Lanka

This activity is ideal for those who are looking for relaxation and want to discover the beauty of the local nature from a different perspective. Canoeing allows you to explore hidden corners, watch wildlife and enjoy the peace and quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the cities.

Bentota River Canoeing

The Bentota River is one of the best places for canoeing in Sri Lanka. This tranquil river flows through lush vegetation and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. Paddling the river will allow you to see a variety of birds, monkeys and other wildlife.

  • Activity Description: Canoeing on the Bentota River includes canoe hire, a life jacket and a safety briefing. The trip takes approximately 2-3 hours.
  • What to bring: Comfortable clothing, sunscreen, hat, drinking water.

Canoeing on Lake Koggala

Lake Koggala is another great location for canoeing. This large freshwater lake is surrounded by mangrove forests and small islands that you can explore during your cruise. Canoeing on Lake Koggala is ideal for those who want to experience a peaceful and enjoyable cruise in a natural environment.

  • Activity Description: Canoeing on Lake Koggala includes canoe rental, a life jacket and basic instruction. The trip takes approximately 2 hours.
  • What to bring: Comfortable clothes, sunscreen, hat, drinking water.

Madu Ganga River Canoeing

The Madu Ganga River is known for its intricate network of mangrove forests and rich ecosystem. Canoeing on this river is a unique experience that allows you to see various species of fish, birds and reptiles in their natural habitat.

  • Activity Description: Canoeing on the Madu Ganga River includes canoe rental, life jacket and safety briefing. The trip takes approximately 3 hours and includes stops at places of interest.
  • What to bring: Comfortable clothing, sunscreen, hat, drinking water.

Safety and comfort

Your safety and comfort are our priority. Our canoe trips are led by experienced guides who will provide you with all the necessary equipment and ensure that your trip is as safe and enjoyable as possible.

For more information and reservations, please contact us at the resort reception. We look forward to welcoming you and exploring Sri Lanka’s natural beauty together while canoeing!

More activities

From the comfort of our resort, where you can enjoy the hospitable atmosphere, just relax on the beach and enjoy the gastronomic experience in our restaurant, we will offer you a wide range of opportunities for active relaxation in the surrounding area and trips to explore the beauty of Sl. You can fully enjoy hiking in the picturesque countryside, water activities in the endless ocean, adventurous trips to discover the rich flora and fauna in national parks or following the traces of cultural monuments.
Sleeping Elephant Beach Resort is the ideal place for those who want to experience the best that Sri Lanka has to offer. Come and discover the beauty and diversity of Sri Lanka with us. We look forward to your visit!

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