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Accommodation & Reserverations

I need to change/cancel my reservation, how do I do this? 

  Please refer to our terms and conditions page for details on changing or cancelling your reservation.

Is breakfast included in the price?
  Breakfast is only included when you book a yoga package with us.  Breakfast is served every day at 9.30. Because most of us will be joining the Yoga at 8, we will have a well deserved breakfast after the Yoga. In case you like the breakfast before of after this time, because you’ve made other plans in the morning, you can always request breakfast at another time.  For your rooms only guest, you can request breakfast a day before for an extra fee of 1100LKR (5 euros).  

What time is check in/check out?

 Check in is from 1pm. 

 Check out is before 11 am.

 Early check-in and late check out is based upon availability and cannot be confirmed until check-in time.

I would like to stay an additional night with the package deal, it this possible?

  We would love for you to stay longer.  Please send an email to basecampsrilanka@gmail.com and we will check availability for you and send you a suitable quotation for a customized package.

My travel companion does not want to join the yoga, is this possible?

  No problem at all. If for some reason your travel companion cannot or doesn’t want to join any of the yoga please send us an email and we can create a customized package for you.

Are outside guests allowed at Basecamp?

  Friends are welcome to come hangout during the day and join the breakfast and yoga sessions (additional fee).  We do not allow outside guests to spend the night due to safety concerns.  

What payment methods are accepted?

  We accept cash payment in LKR and Euros only on premise.  There are ATMs in Weligama that takes foreign debit cards.  Paypal and bank transfers (through wise.com) can be arranged but we will need 24 hour notice to verify deposit.  

Yoga

What type of yoga do you offer and what time?

  Every day at 8 in the morning we offer Vinyasa

Every afternoon at 4 we offer Yin yoga

For guests with a yoga package, these yoga sessions are included in your stay.  Our yoga teachers will check everyone's skill level and offer a class that's suitable for all levels. 

  

  In case you are not staying at Basecamp or a normal guest, let us know or drop by 10 minutes before the start of class.  Its 1500 lkr for the 90 minute class.

Do I need to bring anything?

  We provide mats, blocks and boosters but you are welcome to bring your own equipment.  We suggest bringing your own towel and a refillable water bottle for hydration.  We have water stations at Basecamp for you to refill your bottle.

I would like to organize my own retreat at Basecamp, is this possible?

  Yes, we would love to host your next retreat.  Please check our "Host a Retreat Page" for more info. 

Activities

Do you offer surf lessons? 

  We don’t give surf lessons ourselves since there are plenty of local surf schools with great, qualified teachers in Weligama so we recommend to take surf lessons there. No need to book in advance.

 

If you are a more advanced surfer we can offer guided surfs. Then you’ll be taken out to all the different spots, suited for the conditions and your preference. Please contact us with your surf experience and what you would like to achieve when you’re at Basecamp.

What are some cool places to check out?

  Weligama is a small surfers village at the South Coast of Sri Lanka. It has a perfect centered location between Matara and Galle. We can recommend you the best places around and organize your trips.

  • Explore beaches nearby

  • Weligama beach (5 minutes)

  • Mirissa (10 minutes)

  • Coconuts (5 minutes)

  • Unawatuna (30 minutes)

  • Madiha (20 minutes)

  • Secret beach (15 minutes)

  • Kabalana (20 minutes)

  • Snorkeling in Polhena

  • Trip to Galle

  • Go for a Spa day

  • Safari at Udawalawe or Yala National Parc

  • Stiltfishing

  • Cooking class

  • Tea Plantation

  • Cinnamon Plantation

  • Local Market

Others

What is the best way to get to Basecamp from the airport

  Taxi: Taxi is the easiest way to get from the airport to Basecamp. We can arrange for a driver to pick you up from the airport.  Drop off and pickups will cost between 12000 and 13000 lkr.

  Bus: If you decide to take the bus, you can take the highway bus to Matara or Galle. The highway bus only goes a few times a day, you can check the schedule online but is not always reliable. From Matara or Galle to Basecamp you can take a local bus or tuk tuk. This will take around 4 hours in total. If there is no highway bus at the airport you can take the bus to Colombo first and try to get on the highway bus from there. These busses go every hour. It will take you an hour longer than the first option. The last bus option is to take a local (express) bus all the way but since that takes about 6 hours we don’t recommend to do so.

  Train: You have to take a bus/tuk tuk/taxi to Colombo Fort first. The train goes 4 or 5 times a day so please check the schedule before online (check it at the government website, that’s reliable www.railway.gov.lk). From Weligama train station you can take a tuk tuk to Basecamp. If your bus and train are connecting it will take around 4,5 hours.

How is the weather throughout the year?

  Year round it is around 30 degrees and very sunny. However, the forecast often says otherwise because rain showers come and go quickly.  Make sure to bring enough sunscreen and beachwear.  There’s also a few misconceptions attached to the monsoon from April until October. The most chance of heavy rain showers is in May, beginning of June and November when the monsoon changes. Otherwise it's sunny and there are a few random rain showers during the day helping you cool down in the hot tropical climate.

  It is always difficult to predict the weather on a tropical island but this is the closest we get, and we can recommend traveling to the South Coast all year round.