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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fabulous experience at Borderlands this weekend. They handled our large group with kids of different ages brilliantly and made sure that there was something fun for everyone to do pretty much all the time. Our canyoning trip was the highlight -- absolutely unforgettable. The guides were superb and safety standards extremely high. Back at camp the accommodation was...

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Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Having been camping at various places in the UK my expectations were low but the accommodation at Borderlands greatly exceeded my expectations. I opted to stay in a tent which was on a raised wooden platform, with my own balcony over looking the river and a roof to protect my tent from the rain. Inside, the tent was equipped with...

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Just did an epic trip with Borderlands canoeing down the Mahaweli from Mahiyangana to Manampitiya. What an amazing adventure. 3 nights/4 days on the river. Everything was perfect. The organizing of the trip, the safety aspect, the beautiful camp sites and the unimaginable food. Would do it again in a heartbeat. "This is what life is about'! Thank you Wade,...

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Campbell River
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

I had a very special trip staying at a beautiful comfortable Riverside resort. I took part in a new whitewater canoe program which was a great way to get out on the river. The food and guides where top notch.

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Stockport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

The staff running the activities at the camp are great. They are professional and have a cheerful disposition. The rafting and Cannoying were great fun. (Cannoying will stop in 2 years time due to dam being built... Sadly the end of the tourism industry for this area.) The food went down hill from our first day. The quality should be...

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Crowthorne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance of the camp on the riverside and the water activities - rafting, canyoning and Canadian style canoes. Well trained guides and a good attention to safety (as opposed to some of the other rafts we saw!) Simple hut/room looking over the river, you are part of the jungle and have to share with the wildlife...

Thank CGebbie
Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is a gem hidden away by the river with fantastic attentive staff who are happy to do anything to make your stay with them a success. While we were there the owner Wade was visiting and even entertained us in the evening with his band in the fabulous chill area the 'Longhouse'. We stayed three nights and were lucky...

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Ko Samui, Thailand
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

The guides at Borderlands were great and we enjoyed rafting , cannoning and biking. The accommodation and food were good. When we stayed there were very large school groups at the camp. I would recommend you check before you book if large school groups will be present . The reality is the school group takes over the camp and detracts...

Thank grace853
Reviewed 12 January 2017

This place had amazing food, the most beautiful comfortable bar, lounge area. Booking and emailing system was really efficient and our rafting experience felt so well organised and safe. No other company had safety canoes...and we had two looking after us. We didn't realise there was accommodation too or we would have stayed here. Cannot recommend highly enough. It was...

Thank CarolynEdinburgh
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

When we were planning our trip to Sri Lanka we came across Borderlands and knew that it was a 'must' for our trip. This was the first place that we stayed and we went straight from the airport to there. It was a brilliant place to unwind and slow down into holiday pace. We stayed there 3 nights, we chilled...

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BorderlandsL, Manager at Borderlands, responded to this review

Hi Ruth, Thank you for the lovely review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoy both our Eco Lodge and ocean safari. It was amazing experience for us too, to have great fun loving travellers like you. Please visit us again. Best wishes From 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: RM385 - RM940 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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“Choose the tents if you don't like bugs - they zip up very well! Deluxe cabanas looked very good too..”
munchkinmama, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“The last tent is just above a tiny stopper on the river, so you hear rumbling water as you get lulled to sleep”
275mjd, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Get rooms with personal toilet as rest are communal.”
123Mtrip, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“regular rooms are a tent and VIP rooms are a room, all are sheltered from the elements”
Butterflyosaka, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Choose open air room with ensuite if you are happy to encounter a few critters otherwise go for a zip up tent”
V7780BJrebeccah, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
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