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Borderlands

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Hatton Road, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Borderlands
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly staff, who made us feel very welcome and ensured that we had a fun time. White-water rafting and canyoning was both exciting and a lot of fun. However we felt very safe at all time particularly compared to some of the other rafting companies. Borderlands had a safety kayaker on the water at all times and they ensured that... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We where here off season and for two nights. One night it was one other couple at the place, the second night we had the whole place for ourselves. Went Rafting and canoying while we where there, the Rafting was pleasant, nothing crazy but nice, the canoying was a bit intense, loved it but if you are on the more... More 

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

Dear TozCaz, Thank you for your review, we’re glad you enjoyed your time with Borderlands. The view from the riverfront cabins and tents in the morning are perfectly described as “amazing” and “spectacular.” The rafting does go up to class III rapids, and the canyoning can be tailored to individual levels, so we’re happy to offer loads of options! We... More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The best thing we did in Sri Lanka. We have three children 11, 13, and 15. The whitewater rafting, the canyoning, the accommodation and the food was really great. The staff are experienced, fun and friendly. We also did a great walk crossing the river on the old suspension walking bridge. Borderlands is spectacular. Swimming in the river and watching... More 

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

Dear ToniVic K, Thank you for your review, we’re so flattered to hear Borderlands was “the best thing [you] did in Sri Lanka.” We do point people towards the suspension bridge, the views are so beautiful it’s hard to resist! We hope to see you again in the future for more fun! Best wishes, The Borderlands Team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

What an experience for a hen weekend! The greeting was great when we first arrived As was the lunch provided. The staff were very friendly and the safety briefing was very professional. The activities were awesome but canyoning is not for the faint hearted if you don't like jumping from a height. Rafting was fantastic..jump in at the last rapid... More 

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

Dear Ian M, Thank you for your great review from your hen weekend. You covered everything from food to activities, and everyone does love floating back to camp! We are able to tailor canyoning trips to different “fear levels” and can make the trip as hard or as easy as an individual wants. We hope to see you again in... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We came as a group of 5 women aged between 27 and 60+ the location was easy to find for our driver (well Signposted on the road) and as we arrived there was staff there to meet us. All the staff spoke excellent English and they made us feel very welcome with drinks etc... The facilities were very comfortable lots... More 

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

Dear KhalifaLady, Thank you for your review and feedback, we’ll look into sprucing up the changing rooms for both men and women. We actually just got new life jackets in a few days ago, so your concerns have been heard and dealt with! We’re thrilled to hear your group really worked on “major goals and fears to overcome.” We always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were looking for a rafting activities in Sri Lanka and found this wonderful place in Kitulgala. Margaret Watts, from Borderlands, was very helpful and arranged all necessary reservations for us. We wanted to stay in a tents by the river (by the way, it's hard to call it a travel tent. you will get huge tent for two persons... More 

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

Dear Yuriy, Thank you for your detailed review, from the reservations to the accommodation and the activities. We do love your description of the leeches (absolutely hilarious!), as “silent vampires!” We look forward to seeing you in the future for more “AMAZING” experiences! Best wishes, The Borderlands Team. More 

Kadawatha
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We have been searching in the web for a good service provider to give a team building experience for our company staff (LTL Galvanizers). Though it was the most expensive offer, we selected borderlands as our service provider. At the first seen of Nirmal who is the program manager, we did not expect a great trip. However after his first... More 

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

Dear Prabathnilan, Thank you for your flattering review, we love hearing from our corporate groups! We appreciate your description of Borderlands as “a first class service provider in white water rafting” and “the best on safety.” Canyoning is continually our most popular activity! We hope to see you again in the future for more activities and entertainment. Best wishes, The... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 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 -... More 

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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. More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 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 -... More 

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

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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 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... More 

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

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!).... More 

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