Travel across four agro-climatic zones. Significant cultural heritage combined with a human-made cascade of lakes, canals and rock fortresses of the bygone era. Enjoy the Knuckles Forest range; rugged terrain, rock outcrop forests, smiling people, picturesque rice terraces and villages. This walking tour starts in Wadakada in the North-Western province and ends in Kandy, the hill capital of Sri Lanka.

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Joining point: Negombo
Finishing point: Kandy
Trip duration: 12 days 11 nights
Trip type: Walking tour
No. of hikes: 5
Cumulative length: 68 km
Level: Easy to moderate
Group size: Small group – 4 to 8
When:  July to Oct. and Dec. to March

Itinerary >

Day 1: Negombo–Joining point
Day 2: Negombo-Wadakada
Day 3: Wadakada
Day 4: Wadakada-Yapahuwa
Day 5: Yapahuwa-Sigiriya
Day 6: Sigiriya
Day 7: Sigiriya-Riverston (Knuckles Forest Region)
Day 8: Riverston
Day 9: Riverston-Kandy
Day 10: Kandy
Day 11: Kandy-rest day
Day 12: Kandy–Finishing point

Itinerary map

Highlights
♥ Dambadeniya Rock Fortress
♥ Panavitiya Ambalama – ancient wooden shelter for travellers
♥ Yapahuwa Rock Fortress
♥ Sigiriya Lion Rock Fortress-optional
♥ Knuckles mountain region
♥ Balana Fort
♥ Learn the art of traditional dance & drums
♥ Try your hand at cooking a Sri Lankan meal with a local family.

Treks

♥ Dambadeniya hike – 17km
♥ Nagala hike – 15km
♥ Kaludiya hike – 6km
♥ Maningala hike – 12km
♥ Balana hike – 18km

Accommodation
Two adults sharing a double or twin room; single room on request and availability.

Transport

  • Air-conditioned passenger van with the rear luggage compartment
  • Auto rickshaw (tuk-tuk) / local bus & train – as required

Inclusions

  • Transport
  • 11 nights accommodation
  • 11 breakfasts
  • 9 lunches – packed, local eatery or local house
  • 11 dinners
  • Water & trail snacks during hikes
  • English speaking chauffeur-guide
  • English speaking trek guide during treks
  • Admission to Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa and Sigiriya rock fortresses & Knuckles Forest Region

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Departure tax (if applicable)
  • Optional visits and entrance fees
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Drinks during meals
  • 1 lunch

Price
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