SMALL-GROUP WALKING TOURS OF SRI LANKA
Starting in 2011, by developing our own hiking trails, today we offer a selection of hiking activities, ranging from easy day hikes to moderate walking tours to demanding multi-day treks, and we continue to explore and test new trails and tracks.
Taking a trip with us, you will indeed look at Sri Lanka in a different light. We take care of all your trip logistics: accommodation, meals, transport, and your bags, leaving you the freedom and flexibility to immerse yourself in the local culture and spontaneous experiences independently. Staying in carefully chosen comfortable accommodation, enjoying balanced and flavoursome food and good company along the way. That’s the way to experience Sri Lanka differently
You are hiking through diverse provinces, each with its character & charm. rugged terrain, wilderness mountain peaks, tea gardens, panoramic sceneries and friendly locals make our Multi-Day Treks excellent walking adventures. Our Multi-day Treks range from 8 to 14 days and have an average daily walking distance of 15 km.
DAY HIKES/CITY WALKS
Our day hikes offer something for everyone: historic routes, home gardens, rural landscapes and smiling villagers. It will surprise you how you can walk to places that seem far more out of town than what you have walked.
Our Walking Tour collection is a perfect mix of walking, food, nature, and history, all offering exciting titbits of local lore and tradition.There is no planned sightseeing of the traditional “must-see” places but you will have time to explore your “hope-to-see” places independently.
We run our trips in small groups of like-minded travellers of 4 to 8 and occasionally 10, making our trips much more enjoyable and quickly socialising with group members and our team. Our trips are more about one-of-a-kind experiences across the island, packed with local culture, history and nature.
We try hard to make our trips unconventional by giving you breathing space, freedom, and flexibility. There are no planned sightseeing excursions. You choose what you want to do during your free time. You may even want to turn the traditional “must-see” list into a “hope-to-see” list!
We have chosen locally owned accommodations for our trips based on their location and their quality. Our accommodation is in a mix of stylish, well-run heritage bungalows, small hotels with comfortable en-suite rooms, eco-lodges and tented camping. You spend in most places for two nights so that you can make the most of them.
You will start your day with a hearty breakfast to complement your day’s hike/activities. Lunches will be at local restaurants/home-cooked or picnics on the trail. You’ll sit down together as a group every evening for a delicious dinner.
Air-conditioned tour vehicles with comfy seats and rear luggage space will be at your disposal for transfers between hike start/finish points and hotels as per the trip itinerary.
Our team of chauffeur guides and local guides speak good English and some fluently. They are trained and licensed by Sri Lanka Tourism. For our Multi-Day Treks, we provide a support crew including a professional, English-speaking trek guide, a qualified first-aider and a member of the outline community. The trek guide will also act as your tour leader.
We understand that any form of tourism inevitably brings some negative fallouts. Our aim is to reduce the negative impact on the environment and the local communities as little as possible.
- Strictly maintain our “small group” policy.
- Engage the members of the outline communities in service and provision supply.
- Pay a fair remuneration to our trek guides, chauffeur guides, activity operators and service providers.
- Encourage the participants to give time and skills to the local community.
- Support an inclusive travel experience for all regardless of nationality, ethnicity, religion or gender identity.
- Do not promote any activity involving animals in captivity or domesticated for entertainment.
Our trek guides, chauffeur guides and local partners are equally outdoor-inspired, like-minded amateurs and professionals from different fields. We are all passionate about walking and love to share our insight with you and commit to operating our activities responsibly.