- Trekking tour in Sri Lanka
Trekking tour in Sri Lanka
Get up close and personal with this mesmeric land by trying out our expertly designed Trekking tour in Sri Lanka. It is made for the intrepid, nature loving traveler seeking anything but the ordinary. Get your feet on the ground and walk through some of Sri Lanka’s remote regions abundant with dashing waterfalls, rare creatures and skyscraping mountain peaks. With an average of 5 hours’ hiking a day, you will discover three different terrains including mountain, beach and forest. On your way you will encounter several UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the Knuckles Mountain Range, Horton Plains and the Sinharaja Rainforest. There is also no better way to immerse in local culture and mingle with the local people. We will customize your trekking tour and take care of the rest; all you have to do is get those trekking boots on!Customize and order this tour
- Private transport in A/C vehicle with English speaking chauffeur-guide
- Parking; highways and petrol; accommodation & meals for the Chauffeur-Guide
- Fair-trade surprise gift on arrrival
- Government taxes
- 24/7 Colombo office assistance
- Bed & breakfast
- Treks with English speaking guide incl. picnic lunches
- A half-day jeep safari in Udawalawe National Park
- Overnight in hotels in double / twin room
- Full board during trekking days
- International air tickets
- Visa fee
- Visits and activities not mentioned in “included”
- Tips and personal expenses
- Peak season supplements
- Lunch & dinner except mentioned in "included"
- Beverages during meals
You will be received at the Bandaranaike International Airport by one of our friendly and professional travel representatives. You will head directly to Sri Lanka’s second largest city which is also the country’s last royal kingdom. Get a taste of the impressive city of Kandy, starting with the world renowned Temple of the Tooth Relic and then enjoy a relaxing walk around the Kandy Lake, visit the town center, the arts and crafts center and the vibrant bazaar. Check in at your hotel and relax.
Your professional trekking guide will be the first person to greet you this morning. Hop on to a jeep, travel to Mimure in the Knuckles Range and get down to business. Your trekking experience will start from a village and advance uphill to a local forest. Enjoy a picnic facing the majestic Knuckles Range. As you hike your way through, you will witness spectacular waterfalls and reach amazing heights from where you will get a bird’s eye view of the splendid surroundings. The weather may change without any warning from bright sunshine to fog and even rain. You will reach your base camp early evening giving you time to enjoy a fire camp and dinner. Overnight in tents.
Savor an invigorating breakfast and hike down the valley to reach the final hiding place of Sri Lanka’s last King, Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe. It was from here where the King was captured by the British army. Although the landscapes are diverse, ranging from dense forests to neatly grown tea plantations, they all have one thing in common; they are all ‘spectacular’. If today is your lucky day you might even come across some fascinating animals such as squirrels, lizards, deers, monkeys, elephants and buffaloes. A majority of animals and plants found here are endemic to Sri Lanka and in some cases to the entire region. There are 160 endemic flowers and some of these flower plants do not grow anywhere else in the world. Enjoy a picnic lunch and walk up to Bomure, from where the jeep will pick you up. Short transfer to Kandy where you will be met by the chauffeur. Drive towards Nuwara Eliya. Arrival and check in at your hotel.
Today, you will be transferred to Horton Plains National Park, way before before the sun makes its way. Another professional trekking guide will meet you at the gates of the park and he will brief you on the upcoming events. You will then begin hiking in the national park classified as a UNESCO site for its unique landscape and fauna. You will continue through villages and paddy fields. Arrival in the village of which you will be staying overnight. You will be met by the hospitable family hosting you. Enjoy a delectable local dinner.
Recommence your hill country hike, passing through diverse forests, plantations, gardens and paddy fields whilst mingling with the locals and getting a taste of authentic village life. The weather may change anytime in this part of the country, so be prepared for some surprises. Dinner and overnight at a homestay.
Hike through Bandarawela’s, verdant vegetable and fruit fields as your trekking guide provides you with some valuable insights on the plants. Walk by paddy fields and speak to the busy people working in the fields. Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by nature. In the afternoon, you can continue hiking and later be transferred to your accommodation in Diyatalawa. Check-in and relax.
Following your breakfast you will be taken to the Udawalawe National Park, moving away from the hill country. The Udawalawe National Park is a unique eco-tourism hotspot famed predominantly for its vast elephant population that can be spotted either on the banks of a lake or in the dense jungle. Deers, buffalos, and a good variety of birds can also be seen here. Your driver with the experience of spotting animals hiding amid bushes and trees will help you see flora and fauna that you would otherwise miss. Afterwards, check into your hotel and relax.
When morning comes, you will proceed on a narrow, winding road to the Sinharaja Rainforest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This lowland tropical rainforest is home to 95% of Sri Lanka’s endemic birds and shelters a wide array of endemic butterflies, fish, reptiles, mammals as well as flora. Check in at your Eco Lodge, relax and enjoy the quiet ambience. Embark on an evening trek in the rainforest. Head back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Watch how life unfolds in the dense rainforest during daytime. Enjoy a free day and trek the rainforest on your own. You can hire a guide at the entrance and discover the rainforest trails. Beware of the common leeches and get some advice from your guide on how to prevent them. With a bit of luck you will see exotic birds, monkeys and many other indigenous animals.
Check out from the hotel and drive to Galle, in the southern region of Sri Lanka. In the afternoon, visit the historic fort of Galle, classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO and stroll through the lanes flanked by shops, designer boutiques and jewelry stores. Admire the Dutch Church and visit the remarkable Maritime Museum. Unwind on the famous Unawatuna Beach, one of the island’s most pristine beaches with turquoise waters. The beach is just 10 kilometers away from Galle. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Drive along Sri Lanka’s first highway to reach Colombo, the economic capital of Sri Lanka. Enjoy a city tour, discover the Colombo Fort and the Pettah area, and walk along the Galle Face Green. Your trip will not be complete without a shopping spree in Colombo so do your last minute shopping before you transfer to the Bandaranaike International Airport.
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