Kirigalpoththa Hike

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Montane cloud forests and sambar deer…

You will walk across the mountain grasslands interspersed with montane cloud forests within the Horton Plains National Park (2139m), the most elevated tableland in Sri Lanka and eventually hike up to the Kirigalpoththa — the second highest peak (2,392m) in Sri Lanka. The way back is on the same trail.

Location: Horton Plains National Park
Distance from Nuwara Eliya: 32 km

Length     14 km
Level     Challenging
Group size     4 to 8
Pick up point     Post Office, Nuwara Eliya – 06:30
Drop off point     Pick up point – 17:00
Inclusions     Trek guide/transport to and from Horton Plaines / entrance fees/water
Exclusions     Breakfast / transport to the pick up point / lunch – bring a picnic lunch

What to wear

Walking shoes with a good grip and ankle support
Trekking trousers
Warm t-shirt or shirt
Fleece jacket or warm jumper

What to put in your daypack

Cap/hat
Sunglasses & sun protection cream
Hand towel
Small trash bag
Light waterproof jacket (k-way) – depending on weather
Plastic bags (to keep your phone/camera dry)
Emergency Phone Numbers
Copy of your ID or passport
Basic first aid kit


N° of persons 4-6 7-8
Per person $90 $85

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Kandy City Walk

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Seeking the unseen…

Rituals and traditions, drums and dance, caparisoned elephants, pious devotees, intricate wood carvings and vivid mural paintings, hipped roofs, synthesized culture and architecture. This is Kandy- a UNESCO heritage city.

Location : Kandy

Length     6 km
Group size     4 to 8
Pick up point     Queens hotel lobby – 8:00 am
Drop off point     Queens hotel – 13: 30
Level     Easy
Inclusions     Trek Guide / entrance fees / snacks & tea
Exclusions     Transport to the pick up point / Water

This walk is not available on Sundays, Mondays and public holidays.

Highlights 

Queen’s bath
National Museum
British Garrison Cemetery
Tooth Relic Temple Square
St.Paul’s Church
Trinity College Chapel
Udawattakele Forest Reserve

What to wear 

Light walking shoes/trainers
Comfortable trousers
T-shirt / casual shirt
*No sleeveless tops 

What to put in your backpack 

Cap/hat
Sunglasses & sun protection cream
Light waterproof jacket (k-way) – depending on weather
Copy of your ID/passport
Emergency phone numbers
Basic first aid kit


N° of persons 4-6 7-8
Per person $30 $25

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Balana Hike

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Battle grounds and strategic forts…

Walk the final stretch of the historical Old Road to Kandy, the path of diplomacy and trade, trodden on by Kings, Governors, and Generals. Many battles have been fought along the way.

Location : Kandy

Length    16 km
Group size    4 to 8
Pick up point    Suspension bridge, Gannoruwa – 07:00
Drop off point    Kandy town – 16:30
Level    Moderate
Inclusions    Trek guide / lunch / water / transport back to Kandy
Exclusions    Breakfast / transport to the pick up point

Highlights 

Suriyagoda Buddhist Temple
Dodanwela Temple
Danturé Village
Balana Fort

What to wear 

Walking shoes with a good grip and ankle support
Trekking trousers
T-shirt / casual shirt

What to put in your backpack 

Cap/hat
Sunglasses & sun protection cream
Hand towel
Small trash bag
Light waterproof jacket (k-way) – depending on weather
Plastic bags – to keep your phone/camera dry
Emergency phone numbers
Copy of your ID or passport
Basic first aid kit


N° of persons 4-6 7-8
Per person $40 $35

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Kodigahakanda Hike

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Keepers of the forest…

When the streams and wells started to go dry as a result of the extensive quarrying and deforestation, the villagers of Olaboduwa North formed a society known as “Mihithala Mithuro” (Earth Friends) on their own initiative to protect the forest resource  on which they were so dependent …

Location : Gonapola
Distance from Colombo city : 32 km

Length    8 km
Group size    4 to 8
Pick up point    Boardwalk restaurant car park, Waters Edge, Battaramulla – 07:00
Drop off point    Pick up point – 16:30
Level    Easy
Inclusions    Trek guide / transport / lunch / water
Exclusions    Breakfast / transport to the pick up point

Highlights 

Kodigahakanda (Flag-Tree Hill – 115m MSL)

Granite-based hillock with it’s 45ha secondary scrub jungle considered as one of the most biodiverse concentrations in the Kalutara district: 133 species of flora, 18 species of reptiles, 4 species of amphibians, 16 species of fish, 45 species of butterflies, 72 species of birds and 17 species of mammals.

Olaboduwa: The home of Raigam family of the low country folk dance tradition. Here you will get a chance to meet Guru (Master) Karunadasa Olaboduwa who is the leading figure of this hereditary family.

What to wear 

Walking shoes with a good grip and ankle support
Trekking trousers
T-shirt / casual shirt 

What to put in your backpack 

Cap/hat
Sunglasses & sun protection cream
Hand towel
Small trash bag
Light waterproof jacket (k-way) – depending on weather
Plastic bags – to keep your phone/camera dry
Emergency phone numbers
Copy of your ID or passport
Basic first aid kit


N° of persons 4-6 7-8
USD per person $65 $55

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Maligatenna Hike

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Ambalamas, caves and drip ledges…

Historic sites, rock caves used by monastic monks, dramatic rock formations, diverse landscapes, and vibrant rural life, all offering unforgettable experiences.

Location : Buthgamuwa
Distance from Colombo city : 37 km

Length     12 km
Group size     4 to 8
Pick up point     Boardwalk restaurant car park, Waters Edge, Battaramulla – 06:15 am
Drop off point     Pick up point – 16:30
Level     Moderate
Inclusions     Trek guide / transport / lunch / water
Exclusions     Breakfast / transport to the pick up point

Highlights 

Maligatenna buddhist temple & rock
Pilikuthtuwa caves
Haweriwela Ambalama (an open-sided wooden pavilion, which was an ancient wayside rest)

What to wear 

Walking shoes with a good grip and ankle support
Trekking trousers
T-shirt / casual shirt

What to put in your backpack 

Cap/hat
Sunglasses & sun protection cream
Hand towel
Small trash bag
Light waterproof jacket (k-way) – depending on weather
Plastic bags to keep your phone/camera dry
Emergency phone numbers
Copy of your ID or passport
Basic first aid kit


N° of persons 4-6 7-8
Per person $60 $50

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Labugama Hike

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Waterfalls & lush green hills…

This area of great beauty is also a place of historical importance. In 1875, the Prince of Wales was visiting the area and was so impressed with the quality of water that it is thought to have inspired the building of the Labugama reservoir.

Location : Thummodara
Distance from Colombo city : 42 km

Length     10 km
Level     Easy
Group size     4 to 8
Pick up point     Boardwalk restaurant car park, Waters Edge, Battaramulla – 07:00
Drop off point     Pick up point – 16:00
Inclusions     Trek guide / transport / lunch / water
Exclusions     Breakfast / transport to the pick up point

Highlights 

Waterfalls: Rumudu Ella / Elle Uda Ella & Sitawaka Wetlands Botanical Garden

What to wear 

Walking shoes with a good grip and ankle support
Trekking trousers (convertible to shorts recommended)
T-shirt / casual shirt
 

What to put in your backpack 

Cap/hat
Sunglasses & sun protection cream
Hand towel
Small trash bag
Light waterproof jacket (k-way) – depending on weather
Plastic bags – to keep your phone/camera dry
Emergency phone numbers
Copy of your ID or passport
Basic first aid kit


N° of persons 4-6 7-8
per person $55 $45

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Kotte Walk

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Ramparts, moats and bustling city life…

Welcome to the forgotten Kingdom of Kotte, built in the 14th century. Kotte was a water fortress fortified with ramparts of laterite rocks. Walking through this populated area, you will be amazed to see the remnants of the old rampart, inner & outer moats and stupa-like structures.

Location: Kotte (Sri Jayawardenapura)
Distance from Colombo city: 8 km

Length    5 km
Level    Easy
Group size    4 to 8
Pick up point    Boardwalk restaurant car park, Waters Edge, Battamulla – 08:00 am
Drop off point    Archaeological Museum, Kotte – 12:00
Inclusions    Trek guide / snacks & tea after the walk
Exclusions    Breakfast / water / transport to the pick up point & back

Highlights 

Beddagana Mounds
Beddagana Bird Sanctuary
Rampart & Moats
Alakeshwara Palace
Kotte Archeological Museum

What to wear 

Light walking shoes/trainers
Comfortable trousers or Bermuda pants
T-shirt / casual shirt

What to put in your backpack 

Cap/hat
Sunglasses & sun protection cream
Bottle of water
Hand towel (optional)
Light waterproof jacket (k-way) – depending on weather
Plastic bags – to keep your phone/camera dry
Emergency phone numbers
Copy of your ID or passport
Basic first aid kit


N° of persons 4-6 7-8
per person $25 $20

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