Stand Up Paddleboard “SUP” Sri Lanka Jungle Adventure
Three days and two nights of awesome fun and exploration off the beaten track on a remote river in Sri Lanka.
This Stand Up Paddleboard “SUP” Sri Lanka Jungle Adventure, meanders through the Sri Lankan Kanneliya Rainforest with river grade I/II rapids and jungle hills as the backdrop, the Gin Ganga is a true wild jungle river experience.
Adventurers Trip Information:
All equipment is provided including buoyancy aids and helmets for safety through the rapids.
For camping – hammocks with built in mosquito nets, tents are also available for couples including sleeping bags and air mattress.
Food is provided as follows:
Day 1 – Lunch & dinner. Rice & Curry cooked by local village families
Day 2 – Breakfast, lunch & BBQ dinner
Day 3 – Breakfast & lunch stop on return road transfer.
Water provided, bring reusable bottle
All rapids are optional with easy portages (walk around) along the riverbank.
Some SUP paddling experience is necessary.
A training paddle session is available prior to the trip where our guide will ensure you have the necessary skills.
The campsites offer basic shower and toilet facilities.
What to wear and bring:
All of your personal belongings must fit into a 40 litre dry bag
Luggage storage is available at main base for you to collect on return
Our camp guides carry all other camping, cooking equipment and food.
Valuables, cameras, phones etc are brought at your own risk.
For the Stand Up Paddleboard “SUP” Sri Lanka Jungle Adventure you will need:
- Two/three sets of clothes. Swimwear and quick drying clothes for paddling.
- Dry clothes x 2 to change into at the camp sites.
- Small towel
- Footwear for riverbank (trainers or flip-flops or thongs or slippers)
- Socks in case of sunburn or insect bites.
- Sunglasses (with straps / ties)
- Sun hat
- Small amount of money for tips and snacks.
- Insect repellent and sunscreen. Odomos from a local pharmacy works well. DO NOT buy Nomos – it doesn’t work. If you are allergic to insect bites, we suggest bringing the strongest DEET possible.
- Soap for bodywash – biodegradable if possible.
- Optional – Bottle of wine or liquor.
Stand Up Paddleboard “SUP” Sri Lanka Jungle Adventure Itinerary
- 6am. Meet for coffee and debrief at Camp Poe, Ahangama. Secure storage is available.
- Two hour mini-bus transfer.
- 730am Local breakfast in Udugama.
- 9am. Unload van, pump up and load boards.
- 9.30am. Whitewater safety brief.
- 10am Launch. The morning paddle has the highest concentration of rapids throughout the whole trip. All are optional with riverbank portages available and none exceed Grade II.
- 12.30pm Lunch stop.
- 2pm. Arrival at Campsite 1 – Uncle Sumith’s Tea Plantation. Tea, Coffee and snacks.
- Optional hill climb.
- 7pm. Rice and curry dinner with campfire stories and song.
- 6.30am. Tea, Coffee & Breakfast.
- 8am. 1 hour paddle to a small tributary river where we stop for a swim in crystal clear waters. Short walk through tea plantation.
- 2-3 hours paddling with multiple rapids. Plenty of opportunities to stop and swim.
- 2pm. arrival at Campsite 2. Coffee and snacks. Swim, play in the rapids and firewood collection.
- 5pm. Prepare dinner and cook over campfire.
- 7pm. BBQ around campfire.
- Optional wake up at 5am for sunrise mountain hike and photo opportunities.
- 5.30am Start walk.
- 7.30am. Reach viewpoint.
- 830am campfire cooked breakfast.
- 10am. start final 7km paddle.
- 1pm. Finish at Mapalagama for rice & curry lunch.
- 3pm. Arrive back to Camp Poe.
- Are there crocodiles? None have ever been spotted nor an attack ever reported.
- Are there venomous animals? Yes, we will be in the jungle so it is possible we could see snakes & scorpions. Although they are extremely rare.
- Do I need experience? Some paddling experience is necessary. A training paddle session is available prior to the trip where our guide will ensure you have the necessary skills.
- Are there vegetarian food options? Vegetarian options are always available, for further dietary requirements please enquire.
How deep is the river? Water levels can vary depending on rainfall. The main river channel is generally 8ft deep or more.
Our guide will always assess the rapids beforehand and point out any shallows, rocks or hazards
This is a great river adventure, not 5 star hotel, a real adventure that you will remember for a lifetime.