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Borderlands

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Hatton Road, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
Borderlands
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Kadawatha
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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. More 

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