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Paddleboarding on The Gin River Rapids

Paddleboarding on The Gin River Rapids

Duration:12 hours total
Includes:Food, drinks, equipment, and transportation
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

I am a SUP coach and adventurer from Gloucester, England. In 2016 I spent five months exploring Sri Lanka by SUP descending The Mahaweli source to sea; paddling the south coast from Tangalle to Galle, covering 100km of the Gin Ganga (river); and island hopping around the northwest’s Puttalam lagoon. I now works on the South Coast as an SUP instructor and river guide with Ganga Adventures offering…

What we’ll do

Meandering through The Kanneliya Rainforest with grade I/II rapids and jungle hills as the backdrop, the Gin Ganga is a true wild jungle river experience. Suitable for novice and experienced paddlers. - 6am. We'll meet for coffee and a debrief at Camp Poe, Ahangama. Secure storage is available. - Two hour mini-bus transfer taking us through paddy fields and into the hill country. - 730am Fantastic…

What I’ll provide

Snacks and Other
Delicious local breakfast in Udugama village.. Snacks throughout the day and a picnic lunch . of vegetable/chicken wraps and fruit.
Bottled water and a cold soft drink to finish the day with.
Minibus transfer included from Prabath Tours.
Inflatable Red Paddleboards; paddles; buoyancy aids; helmets; dry bags for personal belongings.

What to bring

Footwear for the riverbank you don't mind getting wet
Small amount of money if extra snacks required
Sunglasses with ties
Insect repellent
Change of clothes

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Where you'll be

Starting up near the Sinharaja Rainforest, The Gin Ganga meanders along the border of The Kanneliya Rainforest to remote village areas. We will cover around 12km of river with multiple grade I & II rapids, all of which can be easily portaged if guests don't want to attempt them. With jungle covered hills as the backdrop, the river is surrounded by a truly stunning landscape.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend. 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.

What to bring

Footwear for the riverbank you don't mind getting wet
Paddleboarding on The Gin River Rapids
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