Travel across five different agro-climatic zones. Learn about the social life of primates. 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 Negombo and ends in Colombo.

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Joining point: Negombo
Finishing point: Colombo
Trip duration: 15 days 14 nights
Trip type: Walking Tour
No. of hikes: 4
Cumulative length: 70 km
Level Easy to moderate
Groupe size: Small group – 4 to 8
When: July to Oct. and Dec. to March

Itinerary

Day 1: Negombo-Joining point
Day 2: Negombo-Yapahuwa
Day 3: Yapahuwa-Sigiriya
Day 4: Sigiriya
Day 5: Sigiriya-Polonnaruwa
Day 6: Polonnaruwa-Riverston (Knuckles Forest Region)
Day 7: Riverston-Kandy
Day 8: Kandy
Day 9: Kandy – rest day
Day 10: Kandy-Nuwara Eliya-Haputale
Day 11: Haputale-Ohiya-Kalupahana-Haputale
Day 12: Haputale-Udawalawe
Day 13: Udawalawe-Tangalle or Mirissa
Day 14: Tangalle or Mirissa – rest day
Day 15:  Colombo-Finishing point

Itinerary map

Highlights
♥ Yapahuwa Rock Fortress
♥ Sigiriya Lion Rock – optional
♥ Pidurangala Rock in Sigiriya – optional
♥ 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
♥ A scenic train journey – optional
♥ Try your hand at cooking a Sri Lankan meal with a local family.

Hikes
♥ Day 3 – Nagala hike – 15km
♥ Day 7 – Maningala hike – 12km
♥ Day 8 – Balana hike – 18km
♥ Day 11 – Devil’s hike – 25km

Accommodation
Based on 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
  • 14 nights accommodation
  • 14 breakfasts
  • 11 lunches (packed, local eatery or home cooked)
  • 14 dinners
  • Water & trail snacks during hikes
  • Admission to Yapahuwa rock fortress/Polonnaruwa archaeological site, & Knuckles forest range
  • English speaking chauffeur-guide
  • English speaking trek guide during treks

Exclusions

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Departure tax (if applicable)
  • Optional visits and activities
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Drinks during meals
  • 3 lunches: day 1,9 and 14

Price
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