Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action.
— John Muir

Whether it's a physical or mental mountain you want to climb, Wilderness Journeys upholds the idea that nature has the power to unleash creativity and unlock a healthy mind. Come kayaking, camping or retreating with us in the wilderness of Sri Lanka. 



Find out about the different journeys we run in Sri Lanka.


Learn about the ethos behind the company. 


Get in touch to find out more details and book your journey. 

Trips in 2018

In 2018, we are hosting six amazing weeks of activity and adventure.  A yoga retreat in early May; a recharging retreat in mid May and a writing retreat later in May.  Three organised kayaking skills week on the river Kelani in Kithulgala will take place in September, October and November. 

Yoga, Writing & Mindfulness Retreats at Amba Estate, Sri Lanka - May 2018

Our writing retreats, recharging and yoga weeks are set at Amba Estate, a working organic farm and guesthouse in the Uva highlands of Sri Lanka. Amba Estate is set in a very peaceful, remote location surrounded by its own forest reserve and waterfalls. 

Kayaking THE RIVER KELANI, SRI LANKA, September - November, 2018

Kayaking in Sri Lanka is the ideal place to develop paddling skills, the water is warm, there is plenty of flow and skill level can be tailored to different sections of the river and the size of the rapids (from class I to class IV). This week long course is designed for beginner to intermediate kayakers who want to develop their white water kayaking skills. 

Kayaking Trips in Sri Lanka

We can organise tailor made kayaking trips, tours and lessons (from half a day to a week) for groups or individuals whether complete beginners or advanced paddlers. Even if you've never paddled, we'll teach you the basics of white water paddling. 

Camping & Hiking TRIPS in sri Lanka

We can also organise wild camping and hiking trips for small groups, whether in addition to, or separate from our other planned pop-up weeks. These are set in remote mountain and river locations of Sri Lanka. 


Who are our journeys for?

There is no lower or upper age limit and you can come alone, or with a partner or friend/s. If you are appealed by any of our journeys but not sure whether it's right for you, get in touch and we can talk over the details with you. Bringing children along for the retreat weeks at Amba Estate is possible, but programme activities are designed for adults so child care would need to be arranged separately by yourself. We'll do our best to help you arrange this. We don't currently have kayaks suitable for children, but again if you want to bring them along while you paddle, you just need to organise child care.