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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 10 May 2015

This was our second time at Borderlands and we have loved both trips. Margaret and Nirmal were our guides and they were fantastic - very safety conscious while also encouraging us to experience new adventures. We went rafting, canyoning, abseiling, flat water kayaking and the kids had a great time "crate stacking". I particularly enjoyed the flat water kayaking -...

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BorderlandsL, Sales & Marketing at Borderlands, responded to this review

Dear Elizabeth W, Thank you for your reviews, we love when a guest returns over and over! We always strive for the highest safety standards and to expand each individual’s comfort zone as well!! We look forward to seeing you again in the future for more adventure and fun. Best wishes, The Borderlands Team.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2015

We stayed at Borderlands for one night at the end of March and loved it! The staff were all really friendly and welcoming, the food was fantastic, the setting was stunning and the whole camp had a really relaxed/surfer-lodge style atmosphere. The rafting was incredible. I would fully recommend staying here to anyone looking for something a little different -...

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Dear Cherry S, Thank you for your review covering all the aspects of your trip to Borderlands, we love that you found it’s “an experience not to be missed!” We do recommend leaving the cabin blinds up to see the scenery in the morning, it’s stunning! We look forward to seeing you in the future for the next adventure. Best...

Reviewed 21 April 2015

Our family of 3 children and 2 parents loved everything about our stay at Borderlands. The staff were friendly and accommodating. We were very comfortable in our riverside cabin overlooking the river. We enjoyed the sound of the river and watching water buffalo graze on the other side of the river. The common area was a very comfortable place for...

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Dear Jason B, Thank you for your review of Borderlands, we’re happy to hear the whole family enjoyed the rafting and you enjoyed relaxing in the long house with drinks in the evening! Thank you for your recommendation, and we look forward to seeing you in the future for another stay with Borderlands (including excellent food and drinks, of course!)....

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2015

We visited Borderlands for a half-day after being let down by another major river rapids company. Margaret initially said she couldn't fit us in, but managed to make space for us with less than 48 hours notice, which was so nice of her. :) On our trip to Sri Lanka we went on safari at Yala, climbed Sigiriya, visited Galle...

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BorderlandsL, Sales & Marketing at Borderlands, responded to this review

Dear Emily G, Thank you for your lovely review and we’re thrilled you found Borderlands your best day in Sri Lanka. Canyoning is continually our most popular activity, and for a good reason - it’s so fun! We hope to see you soon for the next adventure. Best wishes, The Borderlands Team.

Koblenz, Germany
Reviewed 14 April 2015

We stayed for one night at this amazing place and enjoyed the surrounding nature and the sound of the river. This is so peaceful - simply breathtaking! We had a wonderful evening with the friendly staff and met interesting people. We recommend everyone to visit this unique place! Nadine and nico

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Dear Nico T, Thank you for your lovely review of Borderlands, we’re glad you found the time so peaceful. Thank you for your recommendation and we look forward to seeing you again in the future for more wonderful times. Best wishes, The Borderlands Team.

London
Reviewed 10 April 2015

Despite being relatively difficult to get to, Borderlands is well worth the wait! A series of cabins and communal areas are effortlessly and sympathetically woven into the jungle above a river. The tranquility, views from each of the rooms and the 'back to basics' nature of the accommodation allows guests a real break from civilization. Yes, occasionally the accommodation is...

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Dear Weeked_Break87, Thank you for your review of Borderlands, we’re happy to hear you enjoyed the food, activities and great sleep you had! We love your description of an “adventurous escape from the trial and tribulations of modern society…with their excellent cuisine and variety of activities.” We are located in the middle of the rainforest so some animals can be...

Prague, Czech Republic
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Thank you for wonderful stay in your camp. Staff were friendly, atmosphere was awesome, activities were unforgettable. All activities are very safety there, don´t be scared from rafting or canyoning, it is really a fun. Staff are well trained and take care of you. Only 1 night isn´t enough. Book more nights there! Keep going! Lucie

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Dear LucieCambalova, Thank you for your review. We’re glad you appreciated both the safety and the fun of rafting and canyoning! We hope to see you for more time in the future! Best wishes, The Borderlands Team.

Reviewed 6 March 2015

Myself & boyfriend arrived at borderlands at 11am and were greeted by a few members of staff, they took our heavy luggage for us and sat us in the long house for a welcome drink. It was absolutely stunning location, right by the river in the middle of the jungle. We were then shown to our amazing hut on stilts...

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Dear Li J, Wow, thank you for such an incredible review! The details and compliments you give us make us so happy! We love how you describe the activities as “absolutely fantastic” and accommodation as “even more breathtaking”, and the guides Richard and Kandy. You go into each particular aspect such as the river baths and we’re thrilled you enjoyed...

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Reviewed 30 January 2015

We arrived in the pouring rain and were shown to our hut, which was very basic and completely open to the river. The only furniture was a mosquito netted bed and a bedside lamp table. Washing and toilet facilities were in a block 10 metres away. However our initial concerns were swept aside by the enthusiastic welcome and excellent lunch...

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Dear wimble52, Thank you for your honest and detailed review, and we’re happy to hear you “came to love” Borderlands. We do encourage everyone to try activities they are interested in, and we’re glad you had a blast with the rafting, canyoning and mountain biking (and riding in the Jeep!). Thank you for your description of us, and we look...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 19 January 2015

Spent four days at Borderlands over Christmas, 2014. From our first contact, service was exemplary. Margaret created an exciting itinerary for our family of four (two kids, ages 9 & 11). We participated in rafting, canyoning, hiking, zip-lining and something called crate stacking which turned out to be a hoot. Safety was up to North American standards and completely internalized...

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BorderlandsL, Sales & Marketing at Borderlands, responded to this review

Dear winter4ever, Thank you for such a lovely review, we’re thrilled you enjoyed Borderlands as a “highpoint, and a refuge.” Our safety standards are the most important thing we continually strive to improve, and we’re glad you appreciated them. We look forward to seeing your family again in the future! Best wishes, The Borderlands Team.

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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: ₹ 5,895 - ₹ 14,411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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