HIKING & TREKKING in SRI LANKA

From
1087
USD
Per Person
  • Superior Grade, Air Conditioned Vehicle
  • 9 Night / 10 Days
  • Colombo/Kandy/Kithulgala/Negombo/Nuwara Eliya

HIKING & TREKKING in SRI LANKA

This 11 days tour starts from Colombo, proceed to Kandy on day 2 - explore the city of Kandy, a place that over flows with Srilankan traditions and culture - move to the Knuckles mountain range - a UNESCO world heritage site - spend two nights here trekking through the mountain range. Continue to Mahiyanganaya the next day - the Weheregala mountain hike will not dissappoint you. Moving on to the heavenly highlands enjoying trekking through the Horton plains - the world's end will take your breath away! Spend days 8 and 9 in Kithulagala a small jungle willage is known to be a synonym for white water rafting! This will be the peak of your tour pretty much - trekking through the jungles, waterfall hunting, confidence jumping, white water rafting and many more to do! Finally to Negombo - spend your time relaxing before departure!

DAY 1

Arrival- Pick up |Colombo

Arrive in Colombo (CMB), Sri Lanka.

Welcome to the wonder of Asia. In the coming few days, you will be discovering this beautiful paradise island rich in heritage, thrill, scenic, pristine and hospitality in abundance with team WanderlustAsia.

Meet your tour representative who will greet you with a warm Sri Lankan welcome. Enjoy a refreshingly cup of Ceylon Tea and proceed to Colombo

Overnight Accomadation
Cinnamon Grand or similar

DAY 2

Kandy

Breakfast at the hotel

Proceed to Kandy

En-route make a stop at the Peradeniya botanical gardens.

This Wanderlust expedition is taking you to the regal Kandy kingdom which is home to the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic- a supreme place of Buddhist worship. A place that gets illuminated with all the glamour during Perahera time.

The first on the agenda is a visit to the majestic Tooth Relic Shrine (Dalada Maligawa) which has preserved its ancient splendor –adorned with Kandyan architecture and spectacular interior. On your way there you will walk past the beautiful Kandy Lake. A walk around the place you will witness the traditional drumming during morning, noon and evening, learn the ritual and honours accorded to the Relic, the history, custodians of this iconic heritage. And finally to enjoy a cultural performance to get a taste of the aesthetic heritage of our Kandy kingdom.

 

 

Overnight Accomadation
Amaya Hills or similar

DAY 3

Breakfast at hotel,

Proceed to Knuckles.

This one is for vacationing shutterbugs hoping to spend some time in the wild capturing the best of nature. Also for the lovers of trees, water walls, wild life and sceneries.

This bio diversity hotspot in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka resembles the knuckles of a clenched fist, when viewed from particular location in Kandy District. It’s a trail that spans across 155sq km with five different forest formations. Remember you will be in a major eco-tourism destination declared a UNESCO heritage site-so keep an eye out for those endemic flora and fauna as you walk past the beaten track.

Lakeside camping, enjoying the spectacular view of the mountain range, trekking through the rice fields, waterfall hunting,  and pine forests to spend some time at the small villages to learn the many lessons of peaceful co-existence of man and nature all that is a part of your little trek.

 

 

 

Overnight Accomadation
Dumbanagala Chalet or similar

DAY 4

Breakfast at camp
 

Spend the day relaxing

 

 

Overnight Accomadation
The Knuckles Base Camp or similar

DAY 5

Breakfast at the camp

Proceed to Mahiyanganaya

Mahiyanganaya is one of the most popular tourist destination in Sri Lanka. Once you check into the hotel you can take a boat ride to the 18th Mile post and start the Weheragala mountain hike. Spend some time watching the sunset and surroundings. Walk back to the village and have a cup of herbal tea at a village house, maybe have a bath from a well where the people of the village usually do? Visit the local blacksmith’s workshop for a little demonstration. Walk through the village to the bund road and back to the hotel.

 

 

Overnight Accomadation
Kevens Casa or similar

DAY 6

Nuwara Eliya

Breakfast at the hotel

Proceed to Nuwara Eliya

Spend the day leisurely

 

 

Overnight Accomadation
Royal Cocoon or similar

DAY 7

Nuwara Eliya

Breakfast at the hotel

Proceed to Horton plains

Amidst misty mountains and ice cold streams in Sri Lanka’s windiest most location, is where you want be? Horton Plains it is then.

Horton plains plateau leading down to the World’s End is a heart stopping and scenic cliff of 800meters. The breath taking view from the World’s End is something you will undoubtedly take back home from the journey- if you visit the place before the clouds roll in that is. You can also enjoy the Baker’s Falls- a mesmerizing waterfall that can be accessed through a short trail across the forest, the national park, the fauna and flora and the grasslands within Horton Plains.  

End of the trip will have you wonder if photographs actually do justice to the real awesomeness of some landscapes.

 

 

Overnight Accomadation
Royal Cocoon or similar

DAY 8

Kithulgala

Breakfast at Hotel.

Proceed to Kitulgala.

As we’ve explored the old city ruins and ancient historical artifacts now moving on to more adventurous activities you will be further down to Kitulgala.

Once you’ve checked into your hotel you will be taken to the rivers as Kitulgala is synonymous with white water rafting!
 A thrill of a heart stopping white water rafting ride in the beautiful water streams tucked in the middle of the jungle, and to slip and slide on the rocks sounds amazing right? Well here’s the opportunity to have the time of your life!

Overnight Accomadation
Borderland Kithulgala or similar

DAY 9

Kithulgala

Breakfast at the hotel


Spend the day trekking through the jungles of Kithulgala, in search of the pre historic Belilena cave which is home to Homo sapiens balangodensis. Around 1km trek that falls through a rubber estate to reach this prehistoric cave where evidence of pre historic human presence- 16,000 year old skeletal and historic tools were uncovered during archaeological excavations.

 

Overnight Accomadation
Borderland Kithulgala or similar

DAY 10

Negombo

Breakfast at the hotel

 
Proceed to Negombo

You are meeting the locals in the vibrant coastal city of Negombo, not so far away from the Katunayake Airport, to indulge in a diverse experience with its picturesque beaches, the lagoon, dazzling fishing villages and archaeological sites. Also called ‘Little Rome’ for the spectrum of Roman Catholic churches and statues of saints marking the landscape.

 

Get ready to explore the beachside behind the buzzing fish market place where rows and rows of mats of dry fish are laid; the picturesque Negombo lagoon with hundreds of colourful boats and trawlers anchored, a boat ride in the lagoon to enjoy its rich mangroves and water birds; and to call it a day admiring the scenic view of the Catamaran sail boats retuning from the sea at sunset. Finally, to handcraft shops at Lewis Place, if you want a souvenir or two back from your journey that is!

 

 

Overnight Accomadation
Jetwing Blue or similar

DAY 11

Colombo

DEPARTURE

THINGS TO DO

  • DAY 01 – Transfer from Airport to Colombo
  • DAY 02 – Proceed to Kandy / en-route visit Peradeniya botanical garden / Kandy city tour / Cultural dance show
  • DAY 03 – Proceed to Knuckles/ Spend the day trekking through the mountain range .
  • DAY 04 – Spend the day relaxing
  • DAY 05 – Proceed to Mahiyanganaya / Weheregala mountain hike /
  • DAY 06 – Proceed to Nuwara Eliya
  • DAY 07 – Trek through the Horton Plains
  • DAY 08 – Transfer to Kithulgala/ Enjoy white water rafting and other water based activities
  • DAY 09 - Spend the day Jungle trekking in Kithulgala
  • Day 10 - Transfer to Negombo
  • Day 11 - Transfer to Airport - Departure

INCLUSIONS

  •  A personalized welcome at the Colombo international airport
  •  The service of an English-speaking chauffeur guide on tour
  •  All transfers in an air-conditioned superior grade car
  •  10 Nights’ accommodation at hotel(s) mentioned above
  •  Daily dinner and breakfast
  •  Guided excursions as per the itinerary
  •  A bottle of mineral water per day
  •  All applicable taxes

EXCLUSIONS

  •  Airfares
  •  Visa fees (visit www.eta.gov.lk for more information)
  •  Travelers insurance
  •  Meals not specified
  •  Snacks and beverages
  •  Detours and optional excursions
  •  Camera and video charges where applicable
  •  Tips, porterage and expenses of any personal nature
  •  Anything not specified above
  • Entrance ticket fee for sightseeing places
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