Travel across five different agro-climatic zones. Learn about the social life of primates. Sunrise on top of Pidurangala rock and sunset on top of Sigiriya Lion rock. Understand 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: 16 days 15 nights
Type: Small group – 4 to 8
Treks: 4 – (70 km total distance)
Level: Easy to moderate
Start: Negombo
End: Airport

Day 1: Airport / Negombo 

Day 2: Negombo / Yapahuwa 
Climb the Yapahuwa Rock Fortress.

Day 3: Yapahuwa – Nikawewa – Sigiriya
Trek to Nagala mountain – 15 km

Day 4: Sigiriya
Climb the Pidurangala rock.
Optional visits: Sigiriya Lion Rock, National Park ( Minneriya, Kaudulla or Eco Park )

Day 5: Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa
Introduction to the primates of Sri Lanka. Night walk to spot the elusive Slender Loris.
Optional visits: Polonnaruwa archaeological site

Day 6: Polonnaruwa – Riverston (Knuckles forest range)
Guided monkey trail through the Polonnaruwa archaeological site.

Day 7: Riverston
Trek to Maningala mountain – 12 km

Day 8: Riverston – Kandy

Day 9: Kandy
Trek to the ancient strategic outpost in Balana – 18 km

Day 10: Kandy
Day at leisure. Do what you want!
Optional visits: Peradeniya Botanical Garden / Kandy city & market / Sacred Tooth Relic Temple

Day 11: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Haputale

Day 12: Haputale – Ohiya – Kalupahana – Koslanda
Trek to Kalupahana – 25 km

Day 13: Koslanda – Udawalawe

Day 14: Udawalawe – Mirissa

Day 15: Mirissa

Day 16: Mirissa – Airport 

Itinerary map

Highlights
♥ Yapahuwa Rock fortress and temple
♥ Pidurangala Rock in Sigiriya
♥ Learn about the social life of primates of Sri Lanka
♥ Knuckles forest range
♥ Learn about the Kandyan home-garden system
♥ 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

Treks
♥ Nagala trek – 15km
♥ Maningala trek – 12km
♥ Balana trek – 18km
♥ Devils trek – 25km

Accommodation
Double or Twin room share basis – triple / single on request
Our preferred accommodation stops

  • Yapahuwa
  • Pidurangala
  • Riverston (Knuckles forest range)
  • Kandy
  • Haputale
  • Koslanda
  • Udawalawe
  • Mirissa

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
  • English speaking  trek guide during treks
  • 15 nights accommodation
  • 15 breakfasts
  • 12 lunches (packed, local eatery or local house)
  • 15 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
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