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Green Tour Walk in Sri Lanka

Did you follow our Green tour adventure on social media? Would you like to walk across Sri Lanka, meet with locals, discover eco projects and hike through stunning landscapes? Then you are at the right place!

This guided walking trip is handled by professionals so you can relax and enjoy your trek. Slow travel is at the center of this tour, so you can really experience the country, and have more opportunities for friendly encounters with locals along the way. We have focused on soft ways of transport, giving priority to hiking and going on train rides, to reduce our environmental impact, and so you can fully enjoy each place and be amazed by gorgeous landscapes.

You will be able to customize the itinerary and adapt it to your needs. Add a stop in a national park and enjoy a jeep wildlife safari or extend the tour with few days on the beach! The longer you can stay in a destination, the more meaningful and memorable the experience is.

The best way to get a glimpse of what the tour is, is to watch the 3 mimute video we created, that summarizes our green tour walk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eh000Z0Wrow

© Photo credit : Mai Globe Travels | all the pictures illustrating the tour were taken by our team during the green tour.

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Welcome to Sri Lanka
Bandaranaike Airport To Colombo

Your driver will warmly welcome you at the airport and take you to your hotel in Colombo. Your hotel is a peaceful oasis with a lavish garden, a few meters away from the Indian Ocean.
Explore the neighborhood, stroll through local markets and try some of the exotic fruits. This big city is worth exploring, especially by tuk-tuk. Enjoy visiting scenic areas such as Cinnamon Garden or Colombo Fort. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Travel duration - 1 hour
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An introduction to Sri Lankan nature
Colombo To Kitulgala

Leave the bustle of the city for the countryside. Your day will start with a visit to Seethawaka Botanical Garden. Opened in 2014, this 43 hectare garden is the newest in Sri Lanka. Follow the path along the lake, then climb the hill where to enjoy views overlooking the park. Continue towards the flower section. Love is in the air! Notice Sri Lankan couples on benches all around, as this is a favorite place for lovers. It’s also very popular for wedding photos.
Continue to your lodge by the Kelani river, surrounded by lush jungle. Walk 2km to the estate, a good start to your immersion in nature. Dinner included.

Travel duration - 1 hour
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Trekking starts today
Kitulgala To Ginigathena

After breakfast, the manager, Banda, will take you on a property tour, explaining how they created the place, and why. They plant fruit trees that are becoming rare and slowly disappearing. This tropical forest was a rubber plantation just a few years ago. Banda and his team are working hard to grow the forest and bring back the old beauty of nature! Today is the day you start the trek, and you will be walking for the next 8 days, cutting across Sri Lankan hill country, guided by a professional guide. The first day of your hike follows the Kelani River and is mainly on roads. Make regular stops, especially to enjoy the river view from a walking bridge.
Reach your hotel, nestled at the top of a hill, late in the afternoon. Check in, relax and enjoy the amazing view of the mountains.

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Immersion in the Hill Country and its tea plantations
Ginigathena To Koslanda

Today is the day you will start climbing. Warm up and get ready to go! The first few kilometers will be on the main road, before walking along tea plantation paths. You are now in the region called "Hill Country." Don’t forget to take breaks to enjoy the breathtaking views. The hike is 18 kilometers long and ends at Norton Bridge. The driver will be waiting for you there to take you to an amazing waterfall called Lakshapana. A short walk and you’ll reach the waterfall. Transfer to your charming hotel located on the shores of Castlereigh Reservoir.

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Train ride across the mountains
Dickoya To Nuwara Eliya

You’ll be dropped off at Hatton train station early in the morning, so you can embark on the 7am train going to Nanu Oya. Be prepared, Sri Lankan trains are slow and not always on time. Once onboard, enjoy this fun and relaxing 2 and half hour ride through stunning landscapes. This railway track was made by the British and is one of the most famous rides in Asia.

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A day in Nuwara Eliya
Nuwara Eliya

Enjoy a day in town! We’ll take you on some fun visits. Have a stroll by beautiful Victoria Lake, then visit the famous Lover's Leap Waterfall. Late morning, transfer to an organic farm located 30 minutes from town. Go on a guided tour of the property and learn more about their vegetables, herbs, and fruit trees. Tour the factory where they make coffee and chocolate. Lunch is arranged there.
Transfer back to your hotel, dinner and overnight.

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Analog forestry and sylvotherapy
Nuwara Eliya To Belipola

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then proceed to the train station for a train ride to Diyathalawa. On arrival, start your trek and walk across the small town, and you will soon be back to nature on small narrow roads. Have a picnic break by the river. You will reach Belipola Arboretum early in the afternoon, the first analog forest in the world, started in 1981, by Doctor Ranil Senanayake. One of the employees will guide you through the property and explain the work they do there, and their current projects. End the day with some meditation, or maybe some sylvotherapy?

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Meet with locals
Belipola To Bandarawela

Another day for you to enjoy lush nature. By offering this relaxed pace, we are trying to minimize the carbon footprint of your tour. Today is a 15km walk, ending in the hill country, so get ready for some strenuous walking. The scenery is worth it. You will be hiking through tea plantations, pine forests, vegetable garden and hamlets. Feel free to stop and chat with locals. Your guide is from the area so he knows many of the locals you may encounter along the way. He can help break the ice and help with translations. In the evening, relax at your homestay with your host family.

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The famous "Tea Trail"
Bandarawela To Haputale

Today’s hike could be called a "Tea Trail," as you will be passing through tea estates, from Bandarawela to Haputale. Climb narrow trails up to to the summit, a natural border between the 2 towns. You will notice Hindu temples, a Muslim mosque and Catholic churches along the way, a perfect example of Sri Lanka’s diverse population! Enjoy a picnic break will a scenic view of the mountains surrounding you. The trek will end mid-afternoon when you reach the main road. Your driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. Relax with a dip in the hotel's pool.

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Ancient Tea Trail
Haputale To Koslanda

Today is the last day of your trek and it’s an easy, downhill day! Follow a winding road downhill for 21 kilometers, for a decrease in elevation of about 500 meters. Our original Green Tour Group nick-named this the Ancient Tree Trail for the amazing old trees bordering the road. Have a tea break in the cutest little mud house on the island, then visit a pottery workshop, where you can try making your own creation.
It’s time to say good bye to your trekking guide after fun adventures shared together. Enjoy the rest of the day at your incredible hotel situated at edge of the jungle, near a natural swimming hole and waterfall. Sounds like heaven.

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Tea in Sri Lanka
Koslanda To Ella

Transfer to an organic plantation located near Ella where everything grown on the property is organic. Their tea has gained world reputation and is served in some of the finest restaurants around the globe. Go on a guided tour of the plantation, from the fields to the factory, where you will see workers transforming tea by hand. The tour is followed by a tea tasting. Will you be able to notice differences in taste from one tea to the other? Free time in the afternoon. There are so many trails to explore, like Eagle's Rock, which offers you a 360° view of the village.

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Stunning view over Nine Arch Bridge
Ella To Colombo

Don’t miss this morning hike to Little Adam’s Peak, one of the most famous in Sri Lanka (two hours). You’ll be rewarded with a breath-taking view from the top. Next, check out the popular Instagram spot, Nine Arch Bridge. If you get lucky, you might see a train pass over it.
It is time to leave the mountains behind, and head to Colombo on the West Coast. Have an evening walk by the ocean and admire one more Sri Lankan sunset before heading home.

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Last day in Sri Lanka
Colombo To Bandaranaike Airport

This last day could be spent exploring the old town, or shopping in charming stores. Transfer to Bandaranaike airport for your international flight. We recommend extending the tour by a few more days, to relax by the beach, or go on a jeep safari in one of the many national parks.

Travel duration - 1 hour
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I am proud to be from Sri Lanka, a country rich in diversity, a country with many incredible historical sites, lush forests, beautiful mountains, idyllic beaches and majestic flora and fauna. I come from a small mountain town where you can admire this lush nature and breathtaking scenery. My region offers many places off-the-beaten-path for unique experiences. After spending a few years in France, I decided to return to my home country and join the tourism industry in 2012. My passion is to create authentic tours for my clients to explore the island and leave with unforgettable memories of the pearl of the Indian Ocean.

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