Day Trips, Tours and Excursions from Kumbuk River, Buttala

This one is about one of Sri Lanka's best-kept secrets, tucked away in a warm and green corner of paradise. Warm up your senses for a discovery that will surely make you head to KumbukRiver - the eco extraordinaire. If you thought you have seen big elephants, wait till you see this behemoth. Welcome to the world's biggest elephant, the eco-lodge extraordinaire in the shape of a giant elephant. Time stands still in this exclusive eco enclave bordering the Kumbukkan Oya, a river that never runs dry. Situated 250kms from Colombo, in the gem-rich Okkampitiya, KumbukRiver is Sri Lanka's piece de resistance among eco lodges. Nestled on 16 acres of natural bliss on the edge of a sleepy farming village, KumbukRiver isn't just another eco-lodge. Imagine, sleeping in the belly of the giant elephant. Feel the movement of the gentle giant when it sways gently on a windy day. Well, we think we shouldn't say too much, after all, it must be left to be discovered.

What makes KumbukRiver unique is yes, its elephant shape, but, it isn't the only thing. The entire facility can be reserved for just one touring party, from a single nature-loving person, to a small family or a bigger group of up to 10. There will not be any strangers. While you take refuge at this earthly, yet magical eco haven, it is yours, until you leave.


KumbukRiver is nestled on the banks of a lively river bordering Yala, Sri Lanka's premier wildlife sanctuary, in Buttala some 260kms south-east of Colombo International Airport and 85 kms from Mattala International Airport.


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 we can offer you as well. What you can do here in itself is a discovery.