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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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Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

My third rafting trip to date in the Kithulgala region, and Borderlands is the best experience by far! * Staff are well trained, knowledgeable, genuinely caring about your welfare and can communicate with all types of folk. Felt very safe and relaxed in their hands. * We did rafting, canyoning and abseiling and Borderlands had the most rigorous and organised... More 

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

Dear Ceylon Tea Trails, Thank you for your kind words about our camp, activities, food, and Gwen. Of course, if there's anything we can do to improve, let us know! We believe that our camp is in a truly special place to get away from stress. Hope to see you again at the camp, Best Wishes, The Borderlands Team More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

Second visit to Boderlands. Was as good as the first if not better. Did 3 days of Kayaking with their trainer Tim. Tim was great, just the sort of trainer you need to start kayaking. It really pays to have a qualified trainer if you are serious about starting kayaking. We were heading down the rapids in sit-ins by the... More 

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

Dear Stephanie, Thanks for returning to us for a second time, and partaking in abseiling--it's an activity that only we do here in Sri Lanka. Thanks again for your compliments on our food and staff. Please do recommend us for others--we're a great trip away from Colombo! Hopefully seeing you a third time, Best Wishes, The Borderlands Team More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

This was my 2nd visit to Borderlands and I enjoyed it even more this time! The activities were top notch and included abseiling which I've never done before! This could have potentionally been very nerve wracking,but thanks to the confident and friendly staff it ended up being one of my favorite activities! As well as the compentent and friendly staff... More 

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

Dear Stephanie K, Thanks for the positive review! We're rolling out a new advanced canyoning program based from our camp, which includes abseiling and then goes on to do some truly spectacular jumps. Also, be sure to inquire about our Mahaweli Expeditions, which we are running semi-regularly now, and our whale watching trips. Looking forward to seeing you again, Best... More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I have just arrived back in England from an amazing trip to Sri Lanka. We spent our last weekend at Borderlands and have come back a litttle bit bruised but also with memories that will never be forgotten. We were a group of nine and the safety throughout the weekend was far superior than anything that was witnessed with the... More 

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

Dear Albo1984, Thanks for the review and kinds words about our staff. We take safety and professionalism very seriously. Hope to see you again on your next trip! Till then, keep those thoughts of morning river views fresh. Best Wishes, The Borderlands Team More 

Colombo
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Having just spent last weekend there, I haven't a bad word to say. - The staff were knowledgeable and super friendly. Gwen in particular was a shining beacon of 'good customer service'. - Safety on all three expeditions (rafting/canyoning/abseiling) was far superior than any of the other expeditions we saw out and about. For the Rafting, we seemed to get... More 

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

Dear Mark1980, Thanks for the nice words about our staff. I'll let Gwen know about her customer service! (She's sitting across from me) Safety is of course the most important thing out on the river, or on the rock face. Some companies try to take people down the river as fast as possible. We try to get the best possible... More 

colombo
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I went to experience this site as a teacher hoping to bring a group of local students here. I was very impressed with the professionalism & expertise of the instructors who gave excellent safety briefings and were always by our side during every activity. The activities (canyoning, rafting, kayaking) were thrilling and thoroughly enjoyable. The food was tasty and the... More 

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

Dear Pat d, Thanks for the compliments on our activities, food and staff. We're thrilled to host your school group here. We're glad you'll be coming back, especially with students--though things may be more hectic than before! Best Wishes, The Borderlands Team More 

Beirut, Lebanon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Going to Borderlands was the best experience of my life!I ve been around and travelled a lot but I have never experienced such an exotic and breathtaking journey,one that I will never forget! I was able to discover my inner self and have a taste of totally new sensations that I had never felt before . Thanks to Wade and... More 

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

Dear Mida S, Thanks for reviewing! We are grateful for all the reviewis, and every now and then we get some truly special ones--never before have we seen one saying our camp was the "Highlight of my Life!" Thank you truly. we're glad to have been there. Hopefully we'll see you again. We only hope that it will be as... More 

Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

After spending 3 nights with 30 of my students, we were hooked. Relying only on a friend’s recommendation, I took a chance with 30 of my students and ventured in the Borderlands camp, the best recommendation a friend has ever given me. This remote camp in the middle of a jungle on the river side offers a taste of natural... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

In was here,part of a group of kids and parents for an overnight birthday treat. During the day we all went canyoning and rafting.The boys were extremly excited and the parents as well.The safety was very very good and still with all our gear on,had lots of fun. The tents are big enough and many have a veranda facing the... More 

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

Dear Andrei D, Thanks for writing about us. We're glad you liked our camp and activities and riverview tents. Thank you too for your kind words about our staff. Of course, come again f you want to refresh those memories! All the best, The Borderlands Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

When planning our trip around Sri Lanka, we picked to stay at borderlands after a conversation with Gwen in Borderlands headoffice. From the start she was very helpful and friendly and made us feel like we were staying at a place that cared about our enjoyment. Having just returned from our two week holiday travelling round Sri Lanka, I can... More 

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

Dear Jim G, Thanks for writing such a positive review--sounds like you had a great time, so we're thrilled to have been a part of it. Please do come back and let others know about our camp and activities. Thanks for the kind words about Diana too! Wishing you a great time back in the UK, All the best, The... More 

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