Primates and Home Gardens

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Our Trips, Walking Tours | No Comments

Travel across five different agro-climatic zones. Learn about the social life of primates and 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: 14 days 13 nights
Type: Small group – 4 to 8
Treks: 4 – 61 km (total distance)
Level: Easy to moderate
Start: Bandaranaike International Airport
End: Bandaranaike International Airport

Day 1: Airport – Yapahuwa
Activity: Yapahuwa rock fortress
Day 2: Yapahuwa – Nikawewa – Pidurangala (Sigiriya)
Activity: Nagala trek – 16 km
Day 3: Pidurangala (Sigiriya)
Activity: Pidurangala rock
⊕ Optional visits: Sigiriya Lion rock, National Park (Minneriya, Kaudulla or Eco Park)
Day 4: Sigiriya – Polonnaruwa
Activity: Introduction to primates of Sri Lanka and Loris trail by night
Day 5: Polonnaruwa – Riverston (Knuckles forest range)
Activity: Guided monkey trail through the Polonnaruwa archaeological site
Day 6: Riverston – Kandy
Activity: Maningala trek – 12 km
Day 7: Kandy
Activity: Balana trek – 18 km
Day 8: Kandy
Free
⊕ Optional visits: Peradeniya Botanical Garden / Kandy city & market / Sacred Tooth Relic Temple
Day 9: Kandy – Nuwara Eliya – Belipola
Day 10: Belipola
Activity: Analog Forestry & organic farming
Day 11: Belipola – Ohiya
Day 12: Ohiya – Kalupahana – Wirawila
Activity: Kalupahana trek – 15 km
Day 13: Wirawila – Galle – Colombo
Day 14: Colombo – Airport

Itinerary map

Highlights
♥ Dambadeniya ancient rock fortress
♥ Panavitiya Ambalama – an ancient wooden shelter for travellers resting on a stone structure
♥ Yapahuwa rock fortress and temple
♥ Explore lesser-known archaeological sites
♥ Pidurangala Rock in Sigiriya
♥ Gain a better understanding of primates of Sri Lanka
♥ Knuckles forest range
♥ Learn about the importance of the Kandyan home-garden system and analogue forestry
♥ Ancient strategic outpost in Kandy
♥ 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

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

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
  • Local trek guide during treks
  • 13 nights accommodation
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 11 lunches (packed, local eatery or local house)
  • 10 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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Lakes and Fortresses

Posted by on Nov 26, 2015 in Our Trips, Walking Tours | No Comments

Travel across four agro-climatic zones. Trek through villages and forest patches, brown gravel tracks; white-clad smiling children on their early morning stroll to school, vast open paddy fields with watch-huts and scarecrows, century-old man-made lakes and canals in the human-elephant conflict zone. Striking rock fortresses with remarkable stone & wood carvings. Climb the Pidurangala rock for a magnificent view of the Sigiriya Lion Rock. Soak up the spectacular rugged terrain of the Knuckles forest range.
This trekking tour starts in Wadakada in the North-Western province and ends in Kandy, the hill capital  of Sri Lanka.

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Duration: 11 days 10 nights
Type: Small group – 4 to 8
Treks: 5 – 75 km (total distance)
Level: Easy to moderate
Start: Bandaranaike International Airport (B.I.A)
End: Bandaranaike International Airport (B.I.A)

Day 1: Airport (B.I.A) – Wadakada
Village walk

Day 2: Wadakada – Dambadeniya – Wadakada
Trek to Dambadeniya rock fortress – 17 km

Day 3: Wadakada – Yapahuwa
Yapahuwa temple & rock fortress

Day 4: Yapahuwa – Nikawewa – Pidurangala (Sigiriya)
Trek to Nagala mountain – 16 km

Day 5: Pidurangala (Sigiriya)
Climb Pidurangala rock

⊕ Optional visits: Sigiriya Lion rock / Polonnaruwa archeological site / National Park (Minneriya, Kaudulla or Eco Park)

Day 6: Sigiriya – Riverston (Knuckles forest range)
Trek to Kaludiya Pokuna Archeological forest in Kandalama – 12 km

⊕ Optional visits: Dambulla cave temple

Day 7: Riverston
Trek to Maningala mountain – 12

Day 8: Riverston – Kandy

Day 9: Kandy
Trek to Balana Fortress – 18 km

Day 10: Kandy
Free day

⊕ Optional visits: Botanical Gardens / Kandy city & market / Sacred Tooth Relic Temple

Day 11: Kandy – Airport (B.I.A)

⊕ Optional visits: Tea factory / Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

Itinerary map

Highlights
♥ Dambadeniya ancient rock fortress
♥ Panavitiya Ambalama – an ancient wooden shelter for travelers, resting on a stone structure
♥ Yapahuwa rock fortress and temple
♥ Explore lesser-known archeological sites
♥ Pidurangala Rock in Sigiriya
♥ Knuckles forest region
♥ Ancient strategic outpost in Kandy
♥ Learn the art of traditional dance & drums
♥ Interact with the local community
♥ Try your hand at cooking a Sri Lankan meal with a local family
♥ Do your own thing

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

Transport

  • Air-conditioned passenger van with rear luggage compartment
  • Auto rickshaw (tuk-tuk) / local bus & train – as required

Inclusions

  • Transport
  • English speaking Chauffeur Guide
  • Local trek guide during treks
  • 10 nights accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 8 lunches – packed, local eatery or local house
  • 7 dinners
  • Water & fruits during walks
  • Entrance fees to Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa rock fortress, Pidurangala rock & Knuckles forest range

Exclusions

  • Airfare
  • 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
  • 3 lunches
  • 3 dinners

Price
Choose your dates, who goes with you, tailor make the program if you wish to and then we send you the price & the detailed itinerary.

Fill in the following details.  Your inquiry will be acknowledged within 24 hours and a full response will be sent within 5 working days.

FAQs
Terms and conditions