SMALL-GROUP WALKING TOURS OF SRI LANKA
Our trips and activities focus on one theme—that is walking. Taking a trip with us, you will indeed look at Sri Lanka in a different light.
Starting in 2011, by developing our own trekking itineraries, we offer a collection of multi-day treks, walking tours, day hikes and city walks, and we continue to research and test new trails.
We take care of all your trip logistics: accommodation and meals, transport and your bags, professional trek guide and support team leaving you the freedom and flexibility to immerse yourself in the local culture and spontaneous experiences on your own.
Staying in carefully chosen comfortable accommodation, enjoying balanced and flavoursome food, walking in inspiring landscapes and good company along the way. That’s the way to experience Sri Lanka differently.
Hiking through three neighbouring provinces, each with its character & charm, and experiencing varied terrain and exceptional wild landscapes makes our Multi-Day Treks excellent walking adventures.
With walks from 6 to 18 kilometres, our day hikes offer something for everyone: historic routes, nature trails, city walks, back roads, and rural landscapes. It will surprise you how you can walk to places that seem far more out of town than what you have walked.
Our collection of Walking Tours is a perfect mix of walking, food, history, and culture, all offering exciting tidbits of local lore and experiences. There is no planned sightseeing of the “must-see places”, but you will have time to explore your “hope-to-see places” independently.
We have carefully chosen locally owned accommodations for our trips based on their location and their quality. Our accommodation collection ranges from 4 to 3-star hotels, heritage bungalows, family-run guesthouses to eco-lodges, treehouses, tented camping, and homestays. You will spend in most places for two nights so that you can make the most of them.
You will start your day with a hearty, healthy breakfast to complement your day’s hike/activities. Lunches will be at local restaurants or picnics on the trail. You’ll sit down together as a group every evening for a delicious dinner.
A comfortable, air-conditioned backup tour vehicle with and rear luggage space for the entire duration of the trip.
Our team of trek guides, chauffeur guides and chauffeurs speaks good English and some fluently. The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) trained and licensed them. For our Multi-Day Treks, a support team including an English-speaking trek guide, a qualified first-aider and a member of the outline community will accompany you. The trek guide will also act as your tour leader.
We run our trips in small groups of like-minded travellers of 4 to 8 and occasionally as many as 10, making our trips much more enjoyable and socialising with group members and our team quickly. 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 be wanting to turn the traditional “must-see” list into a “hope-to-see” list!
We understand that any form of tourism inevitably brings with it some negative fallouts. Our main objective is to reduce the negative impact on the environment and the local communities as little as possible.
- Strictly maintain our “small group” policy.
- Work with rural businesses.
- 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 (Shramadana) to the local community whenever possible.
- Do not promote or encourage 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.