The perfect scenery is ready for the best experience of your life. This will be a total immersion in nature beside Sri Lanka premiere wildlife sanctuary. Away from pollution, noisy traffic, and agglomeration, there is just nature and you. Let the time stop in this dreamed paradise. Yoga, and meditation will drive you to inner peace and magical feelings, while delighting your senses by birds' singing, branches' slow dance, playful river, and more.
Throughout the retreat, you will stay in unique accommodations, different from what you have seen before. Choose between sleeping in an elephant belly, over tree brunches, floating in the river, or in a restored lorry in perfect harmony with nature. If you don't find the option that suits you, please send Kumbuk River Eco Lodge an inquiry and they will be glad to assist you.
The mammoth 40-feet, two-story Elephant Villa you see on KumbukRiver's grounds is the reason why KumbukRiver is famous around the world. This incredible edifice is a poignant reminder of pristine nature and a symbol of its rapid destruction. Elephant Villa consists of two very large bedrooms and a lounge area on upper deck with the living spaces promoting togetherness as families and friends have often discovered.
There is electricity but lighting is minimal as you enjoy, perhaps, the most unique sleeping experience of your life. Made entirely of wood and straw with airy ambiance, Elephant Villa is for those with adventure and diversity on mind. This eco villa has a bathroom with hot water and two toilets in an interactive setting with nature.
Welcome to the wild with the comfort of a star-class room. Tree Luxuria is a spectacular, well-appointed design wonder built encompassing two trees overlooking the river. The bedroom has probably the largest bed found in Sri Lanka and a floor to ceiling glass wall, offering you truly mesmerizing views of the river below. The air-conditioned cabin has a television, a fridge, and a coffee/tea maker.
The bathroom is a treat in itself with a shower cubicle with hot water jets and FM radio. The open upper deck is a great place to relax taking in the great vistas. Your meals may also be served here.
This vintage Morris BMC, decommissioned as part of an environmentally-friendly initiative, finds its new home by the river winding through the nature enclave. Jungle Cabin offers a uniquely luxurious stay especially for couples looking for a fairytale getaway. The cabin of the lorry has been transformed into a compact, air-conditioned, cozy bedroom with a glass wall presenting a panoramic view of the river below.
An extended modern bathroom with hot water shower and an open lounge where guests get to eat and relax while listening to nature's sound effects complete yet another fascinating accommodation option. Couples get to sip coffee in the driver's cabin while absorbing the romance of the nature that surrounds them.
Right out of a storybook, KumbukRiver's new boat house is what dreams are made of. The shape of the warmly colored elephant captures the amazing role elephants play in the island's culture. The air conditioned boat house sleeps up to four, making it a dream choice for honeymooners, as well as, families with the room offering spectacular vistas of nature.
KumbukRiver Boat House livens up your stay with its inviting washroom perched few feet up two trees, allowing visitors to enjoy a warm water bath with great views of the river. You can relax in cool comfort, sit on the deck or take a dip or write your journal in the outdoor courtyard.
This retreat takes place in Okkampitiya, Sri Lanka. KumbukRiver is nestled on the banks of a lively river bordering Yala, Sri Lanka's premier wildlife sanctuary, in Buttala, some 260 kilometers south-east of Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) and 85 kilometers from Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI).
This is elephant country, where peacocks herald the day and elephants roam the nights. KumbukRiver is a haven for nature-lovers, for those who cherish participatory tourism. Here, fantasies come true while you become one with nature.
You can enjoy the peace and quiet of an eco haven or explore the untamed wild. There's a whole river to call yours and if adventure pumps your adrenaline, there's plenty KumbukRiver can offer you as well. What you can do here in itself is a discovery.
Large variety of food will be provided, from traditional Sri Lankan dishes to international flavors. Vegetarian options will be available.
KumbukRiver strives to bring you an authentic Sri Lankan culinary experience. Your menu includes traditional dishes and salads featuring ingredients that may not be all too common even for Sri Lankans while at the same time presenting you with all-time local favorites.
If you don’t want to miss out on a bit of western flavor, the chef has included a few dishes to pamper your taste buds. You are invited to discuss your menu with your host well in advance, so that they can serve you better.
The kitchen is a simple village-styled operation with your food cooked the same way it was done a hundred years ago. However, the staff do have provisions for baking in an electric oven wherever required or in a gas burner. Meat and other perishables are refrigerated wherever required.
Enjoy the jungle peace and open your eyes to every movement, every animal, and feel the sound of Mother Nature. Walks, bike riding, taking a river bath, walking in suspension bridge, climbing to the top view of one of the highest trees, and taking a mud bath are possible. Excursions to Ella, Kandy, Nowara Elilla, Arugam Bay, Mirissa, and more can be arranged at an additional cost.
You can reach KumbukRiver by bus, arriving to Buttala or Okkampitiya and then taking a tuk tuk to KumbukRiver. The easiest means of transportation will be by car. Kumbuk River Eco Lodge can also arrange a pick-up service at additional cost. For more information regarding getting to the resort, please contact Kumbuk River Eco Lodge.