Travel across five different agro-climatic zones. Learn about the social life of primates. Understand the significance of the traditional Kandyan home-garden system. Explore the traditional villages, the picturesque rice terraces, rock outcrop forests and rugged terrain of the Knuckles Forest range. Enjoy an unforgettable train journey through tea plantations. This southbound-across-the highland walking tour starts in Negombo and ends in Uda Walawe.

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Joining point: Negombo
Finishing point: Colombo
Trip type: Walking Tour
Trip duration: 13 nights/14 days
No. of hikes: 4
Cumulative length: 68 km
Level: Easy to moderate
Groupe size: Small group – 4 to 8
When: July to Oct./Dec. to April

Itinerary

Day 1: Negombo-Joining point
Day 2: Yapahuwa
Day 3: Sigiriya
Day 4: Sigiriya
Day 5: Polonnaruwa
Day 6: Riverston (Knuckles Mountain Range)
Day 7: Riverston
Day 8: Kandy
Day 9: Kandy
Day 10: Kandy – rest day
Day 11: Haputale
Day 12: Haputale
Day 13: Udawalawe
Day 14: End

Itinerary map


Hikes
♥ Day 3 – Nagala hike – 15 km
♥ Day 7 – Maningala hike – 12 km
♥ Day 8 – Balana hike – 16 km
♥ Day 11 – Devil’s hike – 17 km

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

Inclusions

  • Transport:  Air-conditioned passenger van with the rear luggage space/English speaking chauffeur-guide/Auto rickshaw (tuk-tuk)/local bus & train – as required
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • 12 breakfasts
  • 10 lunches (packed, local eatery or home-cooked)
  • 13 dinners
  • Water & trail snacks
  • Admission to Yapahuwa rock fortress/Polonnaruwa archaeological site and Knuckles forest range
  • English speaking trek guide during hikes

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Mandatory Covid-19 insurance
  • Departure tax (if applicable)
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Drinks during meals
  • 3 lunches: days 1,10 and 14

Price

You may join a group if you wish to or choose your dates, who goes with you and then we will send you the price and the detailed itinerary.

We will acknowledge your enquiry within 24 hours, and you will receive a full response within 5 working days.

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