Travel across five different agro-climatic zones. Learn about the social life of primates. Explore traditional villages, picturesque rice terraces, and rock outcrop forests of the Knuckles Forest Region. Understand the significance of the traditional Kandyan home-garden system.  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: Udawalawe

Trip type: Walking Tour
Trip duration: 14 days, 13 nights
No. of hikes: 4
Cumulative hiking distance: 69 km
Level: Easy to moderate
Groupe size: 4 to 8

When: July to Oct & Dec to April


Day 1: Negombo-Joining point
Day 2: Yapahuwa
Day 3: Sigiriya
Day 4: Sigiriya
Day 5: Polonnaruwa
Day 6: Riverston – Knuckles (North)
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

Day 3 – Nagala hike – 15 km
♥ Day 7 – Maningala hike – 12 km
♥ Day 8 – Balana hike – 16 km
♥ Day 11 – Devil’s hike – 26 km

Double/Twin room basis. A single room on request and availability

Air-conditioned passenger van with the rear luggage space/auto rickshaw (tuk-tuk)/local bus or train–as required


  • Transport
  • English speaking chauffeur-guide
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • 12 breakfasts
  • 10 lunches (packed/local eatery)
  • 13 dinners
  • Experienced English-speaking local trek guide and a support team during hikes
  • Water & trail snacks
  • Admission to Yapahuwa rock fortress/Polonnaruwa archaeological site and Knuckles forest range


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


You may join a group if you wish to or choose your dates, and 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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