3-Province Trek

Posted by on Dec 17, 2020 in Multi-Day Treks, Our Trips | No Comments

Immerse yourself in history, legends and nature as you hike the 3-Province trek across three provinces. Hike through dense native forests, along streams lined with tea gardens and diverse landscapes. Climb the second-highest peak on the island. Connect with the local communities in the least travelled areas dotted with remote villages. /p>keep walking

Provinces covered: Sabaragamuwa, Central and Uva

Duration: 10 days 9 nights
Trip Style: Multi-Day trek
Trail route type: Point-to-point
Hiking days: 6
Length: 115km
Cumulative elevation gain: 5035m
Cumulative elevation loss: 6049m
Level: Moderate to challenging
Rest days: 2
Group size: 4 to 8
Period: December to April

Joining point: Kadugannawa
Finishing point: Colombo

Itinerary
Day 1: Kadugannawa – joining point
Day 2: Kadugannawa/Kandy
Day 3: Kandy/Hewaheta
Day 4: Hewaheta/Nuwara Eliya
Day 5: Nuwara Eliya – rest day
Day 6: Nuwara Eliya/Ohiya
Day 7: Ohiya/Haputale/Ella
Day 8: Ella – rest day
Day 9: Ella/Udawalawe
Day 10: Udawalawe/Galle/Colombo – finishing point

Itinerary map

Accommodation
Double/Twin room share basis-9 nights
Transport
Air-conditioned backup passenger van with the rear luggage compartment for transfers between points/hotels
Inclusions

  • Transport
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 9 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches (packed/local eatery)
  • 9 dinners
  • Water & trail snacks during treks
  • Admission fees to Horton Plains National Park
  • Experienced Trek Guide and support team from day 1 to day 10

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Departure tax (if applicable)
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Pre & post activities
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Lunch on day 1,5,8 and 10

What to bring
Your large luggage can remain most of the time in our backup vehicle and you will have access to your luggage every day except day 5. You should carry your essentials for the night in your day pack.

  • Trekking shoes with a good grip and ankle support
  • Extra pair of light walking shoes or trainers
  • Pair of flip flops (optional)
  • Trekking trousers (convertible to shorts recommended)
  • Warm t-shirts or shirts
  • Socks
  • Cap/hat
  • Sunglasses & sun protection cream
  • Windproof jacket/fleece jacket
  • Light waterproof jacket (k-way)
  • Lightweight towel, quick-dry (optional)
  • Pocket knife
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • First aid kit & your personal medication
  • Waterproof cases to keep your gadgets dry
  • Trekking poles (recommended)
  • Hand sanitiser, wet wipes
  • Insect repellent
  • Pencil and notebook (optional)
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Phone/power bank(optional)
  • Day pack to carry your personal gear

Price
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Peak Wilderness Trek

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Multi-Day Treks, Our Trips | No Comments

Hike through montane grasslands and cloud forests. Conquer the second and the fourth highest mountain peaks in Sri Lanka. Learn about the fauna and flora of the Peak Wilderness. Experience the spectacular sunrise from the 2238m tall conical sacred mountain peak.

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Provinces covered: Central, Uva and Sabaragamuwa

Duration: 8 days 7 nights
Trip Style: Multiday trek
Trail route type: Point-to-point
Trekking days: 5
Length: 100 km
Cumulative elevation gain: ????
Level: Tough
Group size: 4 to 8
Period: December to April

Joining point: Nuwaraeliya
Finishing point: Deraniyagala

Itinerary
Day 1: Nuwara Eliya – Joining point
Day 2:Nuwara Eliya/Ohiya
Day 3:Ohiya/Belihul Oya
Day 4: Belihul Oya/Nagrak
Day 5: Nagrak/Bogawantalawa
Day 6: Bogawantalawa – free day
Day 7: Bogawantalawa/Adam’s Peak/Deraniyagala 
Day 8: Deraniyagala – Finishing point

Itinerary map

Highlights
♥ Horton Plaines Plateau- 2100m
♥ Kirigalpoththa Peak – 2389m
♥ Nagrak – 2133m
♥ Adam’s Peak – 2238m

Accommodation
Double/Twin and multi-share basis – 7 nights

Transport
Air-conditioned backup passenger van with rear luggage compartment for transfers between points
Inclusions

  • Transport
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 6 lunches (packed, local eatery/house)
  • 7 dinners
  • Water & trail snacks
  • Admission to Horton Plains National Park
  • Experienced English speaking Trek Guide
  • Support team

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Departure tax (if applicable)
  • Pre & post activities
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Lunch on day 1 and 8

What to bring
Your large luggage can remain all the time in our backup vehicle and you will have access to your luggage every day except day 4. It would help if you carried your essentials you might need in your day pack. Be well prepared for chilly nights.

  • Trekking shoes with a good grip and ankle support
  • Extra pair of light walking shoes or trainers
  • Pair of flip flops (optional)
  • Trekking trousers (convertible to shorts recommended)
  • Warm t-shirts or shirts
  • Socks
  • Cap/hat
  • Sunglasses & sun protection cream
  • Windproof jacket/fleece jacket
  • Light waterproof jacket (k-way)
  • Lightweight towel, quick-dry (optional)
  • Pocket knife
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • First aid kit & your personal medication
  • Waterproof cases to keep your gadgets dry
  • Trekking poles (recommended)
  • Hand sanitiser, wet wipes (recommended)
  • Insect repellent
  • Pencil and notebook (optional)
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Phone/power bank(optional)
  • Day pack to carry your personal gear

Price
Choose your dates, who goes with you, and then send you the price and the detailed itinerary.

Fill in the following details.  Your inquiry will be acknowledged within 24 hours, and a full response will be sent within 5 working days.

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Primates and Home Gardens

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Our Trips, Walking Tours | No Comments

Travel across five different agro-climatic zones. Learn about the social life of primates and the significance of the traditional Kandyan home garden system. An unforgettable train journey through tea plantations. This southbound-across-the highland walking tour starts in Yapahuwa and ends in Negombo.

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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 archaeological 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

Itinerary map

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 archaeological 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 analogue forestry
♥ Ancient strategic outpost in Kandy
♥ Learn the art of traditional dance & drums
♥ Scenic train journey
♥ Interact with the 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 the 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 archaeological 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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Lakes and Fortresses

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Our Trips, Walking Tours | No Comments

Travel across four agro-climatic zones. Trek through villages and forest patches, brown gravel tracks; white-clad smiling children on their early morning stroll to school, vast open paddy fields with watch-huts and scarecrows, century-old man-made lakes and canals in the human-elephant conflict zone. Striking rock fortresses with remarkable stone & wood carvings. Climb the Pidurangala rock for a magnificent view of the Sigiriya Lion Rock. Soak up the spectacular rugged terrain of the Knuckles forest 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 – 75 km (total distance)
Level: Easy to moderate
Start: Bandaranaike International Airport (B.I.A)
End: Bandaranaike International Airport (B.I.A)

Day 1: Airport (B.I.A) – Wadakada
Village walk

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

Day 3: Wadakada – Yapahuwa
Yapahuwa temple & rock fortress

Day 4: Yapahuwa – Nikawewa – Pidurangala (Sigiriya)
Trek to Nagala mountain – 16 km

Day 5: Pidurangala (Sigiriya)
Climb 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 Balana Fortress – 18 km

Day 10: Kandy
Free day

⊕ 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 ancient rock fortress
♥ Panavitiya Ambalama – an ancient wooden shelter for travelers, resting on a stone structure
♥ Yapahuwa rock fortress and temple
♥ Explore lesser-known archeological sites
♥ Pidurangala Rock in Sigiriya
♥ Knuckles forest region
♥ Ancient strategic outpost in Kandy
♥ Learn the art of traditional dance & drums
♥ Interact with the 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 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
Choose your dates, who goes with you, tailor make the program if you wish to and then we send you the price & the detailed itinerary.

Fill in the following details.  Your inquiry will be acknowledged within 24 hours and a full response will be sent within 5 working days.

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Kirigalpoththa Hike

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Day Hikes, Our Trips | No Comments

Montane cloud forests and sambar deer…

You will walk across the mountain grasslands interspersed with montane cloud forests within the Horton Plains National Park (2139m), the most elevated tableland in Sri Lanka and eventually hike up to the Kirigalpoththa — the second highest peak (2,392m) in Sri Lanka. The way back is on the same trail.

Location: Horton Plains National Park
Distance from Nuwara Eliya: 32 km

Length     14 km
Level     Challenging
Group size     4 to 8
Pick up point     Post Office, Nuwara Eliya – 06:30
Drop off point     Pick up point – 17:00
Inclusions     Trek guide/transport to and from Horton Plaines / entrance fees/water
Exclusions     Breakfast / transport to the pick up point / lunch – bring a picnic lunch

What to wear

Walking shoes with a good grip and ankle support
Trekking trousers
Warm t-shirt or shirt
Fleece jacket or warm jumper

What to put in your daypack

Cap/hat
Sunglasses & sun protection cream
Hand towel
Small trash bag
Light waterproof jacket (k-way) – depending on weather
Plastic bags (to keep your phone/camera dry)
Emergency Phone Numbers
Copy of your ID or passport
Basic first aid kit


N° of persons 4-6 7-8
Per person $90 $85

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Kandy City Walk

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Day Hikes, Our Trips | No Comments

Seeking the unseen…

Rituals and traditions, drums and dance, caparisoned elephants, pious devotees, intricate wood carvings and vivid mural paintings, hipped roofs, synthesized culture and architecture. This is Kandy- a UNESCO heritage city.

Location : Kandy

Length     6 km
Group size     4 to 8
Pick up point     Queens hotel lobby – 8:00 am
Drop off point     Queens hotel – 13: 30
Level     Easy
Inclusions     Trek Guide / entrance fees / snacks & tea
Exclusions     Transport to the pick up point / Water

This walk is not available on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays.

Highlights 

Queen’s bath
National Museum
British Garrison Cemetery
Tooth Relic Temple Square
St.Paul’s Church
Trinity College Chapel
Udawattakele Forest Reserve

What to wear 

Light walking shoes/trainers
Comfortable trousers
T-shirt / casual shirt
*No sleeveless tops 

What to put in your backpack 

Cap/hat
Sunglasses & sun protection cream
Light waterproof jacket (k-way) – depending on weather
Copy of your ID/passport
Emergency phone numbers
Basic first aid kit


N° of persons 4-6 7-8
Per person $30 $25

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Balana Hike

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Day Hikes, Our Trips | No Comments

Battle grounds and strategic forts…

Walk the final stretch of the historical Old Road to Kandy, the path of diplomacy and trade, trodden on by Kings, Governors, and Generals. Many battles have been fought along the way.

Location : Kandy

Length    16 km
Group size    4 to 8
Pick up point    Suspension bridge, Gannoruwa – 07:00
Drop off point    Kandy town – 16:30
Level    Moderate
Inclusions    Trek guide / lunch / water / transport back to Kandy
Exclusions    Breakfast / transport to the pick up point

Highlights 

Suriyagoda Buddhist Temple
Dodanwela Temple
Danturé Village
Balana Fort

What to wear 

Walking shoes with a good grip and ankle support
Trekking trousers
T-shirt / casual shirt

What to put in your backpack 

Cap/hat
Sunglasses & sun protection cream
Hand towel
Small trash bag
Light waterproof jacket (k-way) – depending on weather
Plastic bags – to keep your phone/camera dry
Emergency phone numbers
Copy of your ID or passport
Basic first aid kit


N° of persons 4-6 7-8
Per person $40 $35

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Kodigahakanda Hike

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Day Hikes, Our Trips | No Comments

Keepers of the forest…

When the streams and wells started to go dry as a result of the extensive quarrying and deforestation, the villagers of Olaboduwa North formed a society known as “Mihithala Mithuro” (Earth Friends) on their own initiative to protect the forest resource  on which they were so dependent …

Location : Gonapola
Distance from Colombo city : 32 km

Length    8 km
Group size    4 to 8
Pick up point    Boardwalk restaurant car park, Waters Edge, Battaramulla – 07:00
Drop off point    Pick up point – 16:30
Level    Easy
Inclusions    Trek guide / transport / lunch / water
Exclusions    Breakfast / transport to the pick up point

Highlights 

Kodigahakanda (Flag-Tree Hill – 115m MSL)

Granite-based hillock with it’s 45ha secondary scrub jungle considered as one of the most biodiverse concentrations in the Kalutara district: 133 species of flora, 18 species of reptiles, 4 species of amphibians, 16 species of fish, 45 species of butterflies, 72 species of birds and 17 species of mammals.

Olaboduwa: The home of Raigam family of the low country folk dance tradition. Here you will get a chance to meet Guru (Master) Karunadasa Olaboduwa who is the leading figure of this hereditary family.

What to wear 

Walking shoes with a good grip and ankle support
Trekking trousers
T-shirt / casual shirt 

What to put in your backpack 

Cap/hat
Sunglasses & sun protection cream
Hand towel
Small trash bag
Light waterproof jacket (k-way) – depending on weather
Plastic bags – to keep your phone/camera dry
Emergency phone numbers
Copy of your ID or passport
Basic first aid kit


N° of persons 4-6 7-8
USD per person $65 $55

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Maligatenna Hike

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Day Hikes, Our Trips | No Comments

Ambalamas, caves and drip ledges…

Historic sites, rock caves used by monastic monks, dramatic rock formations, diverse landscapes, and vibrant rural life, all offering unforgettable experiences.

Location : Buthgamuwa
Distance from Colombo city : 37 km

Length     12 km
Group size     4 to 8
Pick up point     Boardwalk restaurant car park, Waters Edge, Battaramulla – 06:15 am
Drop off point     Pick up point – 16:30
Level     Moderate
Inclusions     Trek guide / transport / lunch / water
Exclusions     Breakfast / transport to the pick up point

Highlights 

Maligatenna buddhist temple & rock
Pilikuthtuwa caves
Haweriwela Ambalama (an open-sided wooden pavilion, which was an ancient wayside rest)

What to wear 

Walking shoes with a good grip and ankle support
Trekking trousers
T-shirt / casual shirt

What to put in your backpack 

Cap/hat
Sunglasses & sun protection cream
Hand towel
Small trash bag
Light waterproof jacket (k-way) – depending on weather
Plastic bags to keep your phone/camera dry
Emergency phone numbers
Copy of your ID or passport
Basic first aid kit


N° of persons 4-6 7-8
Per person $60 $50

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Labugama Hike

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Day Hikes, Our Trips | No Comments

Waterfalls & lush green hills…

This area of great beauty is also a place of historical importance. In 1875, the Prince of Wales was visiting the area and was so impressed with the quality of water that it is thought to have inspired the building of the Labugama reservoir.

Location : Thummodara
Distance from Colombo city : 42 km

Length     10 km
Level     Easy
Group size     4 to 8
Pick up point     Boardwalk restaurant car park, Waters Edge, Battaramulla – 07:00
Drop off point     Pick up point – 16:00
Inclusions     Trek guide / transport / lunch / water
Exclusions     Breakfast / transport to the pick up point

Highlights 

Waterfalls: Rumudu Ella / Elle Uda Ella & Sitawaka Wetlands Botanical Garden

What to wear 

Walking shoes with a good grip and ankle support
Trekking trousers (convertible to shorts recommended)
T-shirt / casual shirt
 

What to put in your backpack 

Cap/hat
Sunglasses & sun protection cream
Hand towel
Small trash bag
Light waterproof jacket (k-way) – depending on weather
Plastic bags – to keep your phone/camera dry
Emergency phone numbers
Copy of your ID or passport
Basic first aid kit


N° of persons 4-6 7-8
per person $55 $45

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