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“Awesome Adventure for Kids and Adults !” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Borderlands
Certificate of Excellence
Colombo
2 reviews
“Awesome Adventure for Kids and Adults !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

We had delayed this experience far too long , so glad we finally made it. My two daughters 8 and 10 thought it THE best weekend to date. Fun and thrill packed with wonderful staff , great location and activities on offer. Have to recommend the superb safety standards, excellent and expert guides, wonderful staff and the very professional adventure set up. Tents on cantilevered platforms above the river, amazing scenery , great food what more could you ask for!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lucy A
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BorderlandsL, Sales & Marketing at Borderlands, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear Lucy A,

Thank you so much for your review, we’re so happy your daughters thought it was “THE best weekend to date.” Thank you for the recommendation on everything, you summed up exactly what we work for! We look forward to seeing you and your family in the future!

Best wishes,
The Borderlands Team.
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2014

This was our first experience of Sri Lanka, It was great to stay right on the banks of the river, and do some canyoning. The staff were all very helpful, and the food each night was amazing, with lots of variety.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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BorderlandsL, Sales & Marketing at Borderlands, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear Rhinoaus

Thank you for the stunning review, we’re thrilled you had such a good time while experiencing Sri Lanka for the first time! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed the activities and food, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Best wishes,
The Borderlands Team.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

Our family of 5 stayed here in December 2013 along with our friends who also had three kids. It was a truly unique experience. The accommodation, (we stayed in the huts) is a bit basic and I was not thrilled that the bathroom was far away.(not very accessible in the dark at night time!) but after I got used to that and the various insects on my bed and I awoke in the morning to see the beauty all around me, things got better! The kids had a truly fantastic time doing all the various activities. The level of safety is very high, specially when compared to other white water rafting places close by. The food was divine. We enjoyed being in the long house, playing games, and relaxing. the bonfire was fun.You need to be physically fit to stay at the Borderlands.Its a truly amazing experience for all those that love the out doors in Sri Lanka and want to experience the magic of it safely.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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BorderlandsL, Sales & Marketing at Borderlands, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear readjohn316,

Thank you for your review, we’re glad to know the kids had such a great time and the safety, food, and relaxing was all enjoyed. You’ll be happy to know we’re installing better lighting systems so it’s easier to reach the bathrooms in the dark. We hope to see you and your family again in the future.

Best wishes,
The Borderlands Team.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

My self and my children have spent more than one wonderful adventure holiday at Borderlands and have always had a wonderful time. We first experienced Borderlands 6 years ago and did our first family with other lovely friends. The children experienced activities, which they would not normally have had the opportunity to do. They loved the canyoning, canoeing, rafting and abseiling down a waterfall! They bonded strongly with their friends and made new friends. Through out their holiday the safety standards were excellent with expert supervision given at all times. The guides are fun and friendly. I can highly recommend Borderlands to anyone wanting to experience the outdoors and go on experiences that you wouldn’t normally be able to do, at the same time as feeling safe. Stretch yourself both physically and mentally, jump off that high rock into a beautiful cool pool, and experience the thrill of it!

Room Tip: The tents on the riverside are the best!
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Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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BorderlandsL, Sales & Marketing at Borderlands, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Dear Aluwihare,

Thank you for the flattering review of us! We love the suggestion to :”stretch yourself both physically and mentally, jump off that high rock into a beautiful cool pool, and experience the thrill of it!” That’s what we’re about! We’re happy to hear the whole family enjoyed their time with us, and the children loved all the activities. We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Best wishes,
The Borderlands Team.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

I've been lucky enough to spend two weeks ends over the past 18 months at Borderlands. Both were fantastic, the staff great fun and very safe and all the equipment and tents were of very high standard. We enjoyed a fun fill girls weekend just recently in which the staff were fab in getting involved and going with the girls weekend away theme. Gwen was a super star organizing and making sure every one was at ease in the activities and keeping every one involved. Food was aplenty and very good, great to watch the days events on the big screen projector from the water proof camera. Falling out of a boat down the rapids would never of been captured on camera unless we had the most experienced staff on hand. (I was unhurt and still makes me laugh now)
I would recommend a weekend at Borderlands to any one wanting to experience outdoor and seeing Sri Lanaks true untouched countryside.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SarahJaneKing K
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BorderlandsL, Sales & Marketing at Borderlands, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Dear SarahJaneKing K,

Thank you for recommending us for outdoors seekers and to see Sri Lankan countryside. We’re happy to hear you survived and enjoyed falling out of the boat, as well as the food and fun of the girls’ weekend! We look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Best wishes,
The Borderlands Team.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

Safety is always a top priority with this company.
I've enjoyed 3 trips with borderlands and experienced all the activities they had to offer. At all times I felt safe and comfortable, being guided by their well trained and friendly staff.
A relaxed club house and simple accommodation, this is the ideal get away from the busy city life.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Thaabit A
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BorderlandsL, Sales & Marketing at Borderlands, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Dear Thaabit A,

Thank you for your review, and we’re happy to hear that our safety is always able to make you feel secure and comfortable! We’re glad to offer an “ideal get away from the busy city life.” We hope to see you again in the future.

Best wishes,
The Borderlands Team
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

We recently took a group of high school students to Borderlands Sri Lanka and we honestly had the most amazing time. Everything about Borderlands was fantastic - very professional guides, comfortable accommodation, great views, excellent adventures and a very friendly staff. The students loved every minute of the trip and had some amazing experiences - white water rafting, abseiling down a waterfall, hiking, amazing race to name but a few.

The Long House was the perfect place to relax in the evening after a hard day's physical work and the staff were the perfect hosts!

All in all, I would highly recommend Borderlands for anyone that wants to experience the adventurous side of Sri Lanka.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Janie G
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BorderlandsL, Sales & Marketing at Borderlands, responded to this review, April 18, 2014
Dear Janie G,

Thank you so much for your review! We’re thrilled the students and teachers enjoyed the program in the summary you provided “very professional guides,” to “comfortable accommodation,” and “excellent adventure and a very friendly staff.” We’re glad the students loved the trip, and we hope to see you again in the future!

Best wishes,
The Borderlands Team.
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Additional Information about Borderlands

Property: Borderlands
Address: Hatton Road, Kitulgala, Sri Lanka
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Location: Sri Lanka > Sabaragamuwa Province > Kitulgala
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Kitulgala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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 

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