Travel across five different agro-climatic zones. Trek along less-trodden rural paths, vast open paddy fields and lakes covered in lotus flowers, meet the smiling & friendly faces waking up to a new day. Take your selfie on the top of Pidurangala rock with the Sigiriya Lion rock in the background. Have a close encounter with primates. Unforgettable train journey through lush tea plantations. Understand the significance of traditional Kandyan home garden system and analog forestry.
This southbound-across-the highland trekking tour starts in Yapahuwa and ends in Colombo.

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Duration: 14 days 13 nights
Type: Small group – 4 to 8
Treks: 4 – 61 km (total distance)
Level: Easy to moderate
Start: Bandaranaike International Airport
End: Bandaranaike International Airport

Day 1: Airport – Yapahuwa
Activity: Yapahuwa rock fortress

Day 2: Yapahuwa – Nikawewa – Pidurangala (Sigiriya)
Activity: Nagala trek – 16 km

Day 3: Pidurangala (Sigiriya)
Activity: Pidurangala rock

⊕ Optional visits: Sigiriya Lion rock, National Park (Minneriya, Kaudulla or Eco Park)

Day 4: Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa
Activity: Introduction to primates of Sri Lanka and Loris trail by night

Day 5: Polonnaruwa – Riverston (Knuckles forest range)
Activity: Guided monkey trail through the Polonnaruwa archeological site

Day 6: Riverston – Kandy
Activity: Maningala trek – 12 km

Day 7: Kandy
Activity: Balana trek – 18 km

Day 8: Kandy
Free

⊕ Optional visits:Peradeniya Botanical Garden / Kandy city & market / Sacred Tooth Relic Temple

Day 9: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Belipola

Day 10: Belipola
Activity: Analog Forestry & organic farming

Day 11: Belipola – Ohiya

Day 12: Ohiya – Kalupahana – Wirawila
Activity: Kalupahana trek – 15 km

Day 13: Wirawila – Galle – Colombo

Day 14: Colombo – Airport

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Highlights
♥ Dambadeniya ancient rock fortress
♥ Panavitiya Ambalama – an ancient wooden shelter for travellers resting on a stone structure
♥ Yapahuwa rock fortress and temple
♥ Explore lesser known archeological sites
♥ Pidurangala rock in Sigiriya
♥ Gain a better understanding of primates of Sri Lanka
♥ Knuckles forest range
♥ Learn about the importance of the Kandyan home-garden system and analog forestry
♥ Ancient strategic outpost in Kandy
♥ Learn the art of traditional dance & drums
♥ Scenic train journey
♥ Interact with local community
♥ Try your hand at cooking a Sri Lankan meal with a local family
♥ Do your own thing

Accommodation
Double or Twin room share basis – triple / single on request
Our preferred accommodation stops

Transport

  • Air-conditioned passenger van with rear luggage compartment
  • Auto rickshaw (tuk-tuk) / local bus &train – as required

Inclusions

  • Transport
  • English speaking Chauffeur Guide
  • Local trek guide during treks
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 11 lunches (packed, local eatery or local house)
  • 10 dinners
  • Water & fruits during walks
  • Entrance fees to Yapahuwa rock fortress, Pidurangala rock, Polonnaruwa archeological site & Knuckles forest range

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Departure tax (if applicable)
  • National Tour Guide – on request
  • Optional visits and entrance fees
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Drinks during meals
  • 2 lunches
  • 3 dinners

Price
Choose your dates, who goes with you, tailor make the program if you wish to and then we will send you the price and the detailed itinerary.

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