<h2><span style=”font-size: 12pt;”><em><span style=”color: #993300;”><strong><span class=”slogan”>Keepers of the forest…</span></strong></span></em></span></h2>
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 …

<strong>Location :</strong> Gonapola
<strong>Distance from Colombo city :</strong> 32 km
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<td><span style=”color: #808000;”><strong>Length</strong></span></td>
<td><strong>   </strong>8<strong> </strong>km</td>
<td><span style=”color: #808000;”><strong>Group size</strong></span></td>
<td><strong>   </strong>4 to 8</td>
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<td><span style=”color: #808000;”><strong>Pick up point</strong></span></td>
<td><strong>   </strong>Boardwalk restaurant car park, Waters Edge, Kotte – 07:00</td>
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<td><span style=”color: #808000;”><strong>Drop off point</strong></span></td>
<td><strong>   </strong>Pick up point – 16:30</td>
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<td><span style=”color: #808000;”><strong>Level</strong></span></td>
<td>   Easy</td>
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<td><span style=”color: #808000;”><strong>Inclusions</strong></span></td>
<td>   Trek guide / transport / lunch / water</td>
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<td><span style=”color: #808000;”><strong>Exclusions</strong></span></td>
<td>   Breakfast / transport to the pick up point</td>
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<b>Highlights</b>

<span style=”font-size: 10pt;”><span style=”color: #808000;”>Kodigahakanda</span> (Flag-Tree Hill – 115m MSL)</span>

<span style=”font-size: 10pt;”>Granite-based hillock with it’s 45ha secondary scrub jungle considered as one of the most bio diverse 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.</span>

<span style=”font-size: 10pt;”><span style=”color: #808000;”>Olaboduwa:</span> 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.</span>

<strong>What to wear</strong>

<span style=”font-size: 10pt;”>Walking shoes with a good grip and ankle support</span>
<span style=”font-size: 10pt;”> Trekking trousers</span>
<span style=”font-size: 10pt;”> T-shirt / casual shirt</span> 

<strong>What to put in your backpack</strong>

<span style=”font-size: 10pt;”>Cap / hat</span>
<span style=”font-size: 10pt;”> Sunglasses &amp; sun protection cream</span>
<span style=”font-size: 10pt;”> Hand towel</span>
<span style=”font-size: 10pt;”> Small trash bag</span>
<span style=”font-size: 10pt;”> Light waterproof jacket (k-way) – depending on weather</span>
<span style=”font-size: 10pt;”> Plastic bags – to keep your phone / camera dry</span>
<span style=”font-size: 10pt;”> Emergency phone numbers</span>
<span style=”font-size: 10pt;”> Copy of your ID or passport</span>
<span style=”font-size: 10pt;”> Basic first aid kit</span>


lt;stronggt;N° of persons</strong> 4-6 7-8
lt;stronggt;USD per person</strong> $65 $55

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