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 classic tour starts in Negombo and ends in Uda Walawe.

Joining point: Negombo
Finishing point: Udawalawe

Trip type: Classic Tour
Trip duration: 12 days, 11 nights
No. of hikes: 3
Cumulative hiking distance: 54 km
Level: Easy to moderate
Groupe size: 4 to 8

Best: November to April


Day 1: Negombo-Joining point
Day 2: Sigiriya
Day 3: Sigiriya
Day 4: Polonnaruwa
Day 5: Riverston (Knuckles Mountain Range-North)
Day 6: Riverston
Day 7: Kandy
Day 8: Kandy
Day 9: Haputale
Day 10: Haputale
Day 11: Udawalawe
Day 12: Vehicle return to Colombo

Day 7 – Manigala hike – 12 km
Day 8 – Balana hike – 16 km
Day 11 – Devil’s hike – 26 km

Route map


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

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.
Day 12. After breakfast, the vehicle will leave for Colombo. The chauffeur will drop you off at your predesignated location/hotel along the southern coastal route (A 2).

You may join a group if you wish to or choose your dates, and who goes with you. We will acknowledge your enquiry within 24 hours, and will provide a approximate trip budget within 5 working days.