Travel across four agro-climatic zones. Meet the white-clad smiling children on their early morning stroll to school. Trek through the villages, the vast open paddy fields with watch-huts and scarecrows and along the century old man made lakes and canals in the human-elephant conflict zone. Climb the Pidurangala rock for a magnificent view of the Sigiriya Lion Rock. Enjoy the great diversity of the forest cover and the rugged terrain of the Knuckles mountain range.
This trekking tour starts in Wadakada in the North-Western province and ends in Kandy, the hill capital of Sri Lanka.

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Duration: 11 days 10 nights
Type: Small group – 4 to 8
Treks: 5 – 74 km (total distance)
Level: Easy to moderate
Start: Bandaranaike International Airport (B.I.A)
End: Bandaranaike International Airport (B.I.A)

Day 1: Airport – Wadakada

Village walk

Day 2: Wadakada – Dambadeniya – Wadakada
Trek to the Dambadeniya rock fortress – 17 km

Day 3: Wadakada – Yapahuwa
Yapahuwa temple & rock fortress

Day 4: Yapahuwa – Nikawewa – Pidurangala (Sigiriya)
Trek to Nagala mountain – 15 km

Day 5: Pidurangala (Sigiriya)
Climb the Pidurangala rock

Optional visits: Sigiriya Lion rock / Polonnaruwa archeological site / National Park (Minneriya, Kaudulla or Eco Park)

Day 6: Sigiriya – Riverston (Knuckles forest range)
Trek to Kaludiya Pokuna Archeological forest in Kandalama – 12 km

Optional visits: Dambulla cave temple

Day 7: Riverston
Trek to Maningala mountain – 12

Day 8: Riverston – Kandy

Day 9: Kandy
Trek to ancient strategic outpost in Balana – 18 km

Day 10: Kandy
Day at leisure. Do what you want !

Optional visits: Botanical Gardens / Kandy city & market / Sacred Tooth Relic Temple

Day 11: Kandy – Airport (B.I.A)

Optional visits: Tea factory / Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Itinerary map

Highlights
♥ Dambadeniya rock fortress
♥ Panavitiya Ambalama – ancient wooden shelter for travellers
♥ Yapahuwa rock fortress and temple
♥ Pidurangala rock in Sigiriya
♥ Knuckles forest region
♥ Learn the art of traditional dance & drums
♥ Interact with local community
♥ Try your hand at cooking a Sri Lankan meal with a local family
♥ Do your own thing

Treks

♥ Dambadeniya trek – 17km
♥ Nagala trek – 15km
♥ Kaludiya trek – 12km
♥ Maningala trek – 12km
♥ Balana trek – 18km

Accommodation
Double or Twin room share basis – triple / single room 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
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 8 lunches – packed, local eatery or local house
  • 7 dinners
  • Water & fruits during walks
  • Entrance fees to Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa rock fortress, Pidurangala rock & Knuckles forest range

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • 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
  • 3 lunches
  • 3 dinners

Price
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