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Trekking Tours in Sri Lanka – 07 nights
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Day 01

  • Our chauffeur will receive you in Colombo and transfer you to Kandy which is approximately 4 hours drive, making rest stops on the way on your request.
  • When you arrive Kandy, you will be greeted by the host family. You will be then enjoying a home cooked lunch just made for you.
  • With the setting of dusk gather at the Mud House situated in the village of Kobbekaduwa, 14 kilometres from the City of Kandy. Set out to explore the village and its diligent inhabitants who indulge in various cottage industries and various agricultural practices in order to make a living. Enjoy the evening breeze and the serene environment while talking to the villagers about their culture and lifestyles. Watch how Kitul Treacle is tapped from the Kitul palm and how this sugary sweet sap is concentrated under high heat to be poured into moulds which is then turned into jaggery. You would also visit a few homes to watch the production of hand-made incense sticks, creative woodwork and the weaving of reed baskets and mats. After enjoying a cup of plain tea with Kituljaggery we will visit a small tea plantation to observe closely the hand harvesting of tea, a village vegetable farm, a rice field and a domestic spice garden. Thereafter return to the mud cottage for tea served with traditional sweetmeats.
  • For dinner, you will be served unique Sri Lankan delicacy of Hoppers or String Hoppers where you would be able to join with the host to cook that traditional and fun way of making hoppers or string hoppers.
  • Overnight stay at the home stay in Kandy

Day 02

  • Breakfast at the home stay
  • Our trekking guide will receive you at the home stay to take part in an overnight trekking trip in the Knuckles Mountains. This trekking trip takes you through home spice gardens, vegetable fields, rice fields, tea plantation, pigmy forests and plateaus. At the end of the trail you would be able to swim at a base of a nice waterfall. You are expected to encounter with species such as Deer, Barking deer, Deer monkey and various types of Lizards. In this trek you will be climbing from 1200 ft to 1850 ft. Knuckles mobile tented camp is situated above 1200 ft from the sea level.
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Knuckles mobile tented camp

Day 03

  • Breakfast at the mountain camp
  • After breakfast you will be trekking through tea plantation, pine forest, typical kandyan villages and rice fields. This is a circular trek which is approximately about 18 kms. Village culture and bird watching are some of the highlights of this trip. You will be transferred to Kandy between and 5 and 6 PM.
  • Dinner and Overnight stay at the home stay in Kandy

Day 04

  • Breakfast at the home stay
  • Transfer to Kitulgala, 2 12/ hours drive approximately
  • Take a mountain biking trip through tea estates, rubber estates, towns and sleepy hamlets all the way up to Belilena pre historic cave where you would be able to visit the cave and also to take a shower in the waterfall near the cave.
  • After an exciting mountain biking trip, you will be doing a very adventurous white water rafting trip down river Kelani with experienced guides. In the middle of the trip you would be able to jump in to the water and have a relaxing cold water dip. AT the end of this adrenaline rushed water adventure, you will be served a rice and curry meal at the rafting camp.
  • After a brief relaxing time, you will be transferred to Nallathanniya, a small town near the foothills of Adam’s Peak. Approximately 2 hours drive.
  • Overnight stay in Slightly Chilled Guest House

Day 05

  • Our specialist guide will pick you at the guest house approximately between 12 midnight to 1 AM to start the hike to Adam’s Peak. During Adam’s Peak hike you will witness centuries old pilgrimage rituals of the Buddhist people as they climb to worship Lord Buddha’s footprints at the summit. After witnessing a glorious sunrise at the summit, you will be descending to the foothills through an off the beaten path which guarantees you unseen views of the Adam’s peak and strict natural reserve through a cloud forest, distant waterfalls and tea estates.
  • Overnight stay in Slightly Chilled Guest House

Day 06

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • You will be then transferred to Hatton Railway station to get on board the train to NuwaraEliya at 11.14 AM. This is approximately 1 ½ hours of very scenic train through the hill country.
  • Afternoon relax in Nuwara Eliya or be on your own.
  • Overnight stay at Glenfall Reach Hotel

Day 07

  • Early breakfast at the hotel
  • We leave Nuwara Eliya by 6.30 AM in order start the hike to Kirigalpotta Mountains at 7.30 AM. Kirigalpoththa is the 2nd highest Mountain of Sri Lanka after Pidurutalagala. With a peak elevation of 2,388 meters above sea level. Kirigalpoththa is the highest point in the Horton Plains National Park and also the highest peak accessible to the public. This 7 K.M trail (one way) will take around 5 1/2 hours of trekking, hiking & mountaineering challenges. Attempting Kirigalpoththa is for the daring adventurers only as the conditions can be treacherous due to the difficulty of the terrain and weather. For every eight people who have reached the summit, one has always never reached the summit. A single and slightly over grown path snake through grassy plains, cloud forest and finally steep rock surfaces. Sri Lankan Leopard & Sambur are the bigger wild animals you may sometimes come across; if you are lucky, you may even encounter a few endemic bird species as well.
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Ohiya Trekker’s Lodge

Day 08

  • Breakfast at the lodge
  • After a warm cup of tea enjoy a hearty breakfast prepared by the enthusiastic villager, we will then say good bye to our home stay and proceed towards the mountain cliff to get the best view of the valley below and through a remote tea estate where again you would be able to interact with villagers and their children. Buying a packet or two cookies for them from the village boutique will be admired by these children.Then you will be passing through an area called “Devil’s staircase” a very narrow with three hair pin bends and at the end of this the tea estate the scenery come more fascinating. At this point we will descend to a waterfall called “Lanka Falls” where you would be able to swim and have a cold bath in the natural pool at the base of the waterfall. You will be served a picnic meal at this place. Then we continue or journey further down where you will come to see Sri Lanka’s highest waterfall “Bambarakanda”. If you wish we can take you to the starting point of the waterfall too. Then you will be descending further with the view of Bambarakanda waterfall view intact. Here too if you wish you can have a swim at the base of the waterfall.
  • Transfer to Colombo – Approximately 5 hours drive

Price of

Trekking and Cycling Tours in Sri Lanka – 07 nights
Active Sri Lanka

From US$ 1382

Per person on double sharing basis

We can tailor this trip to suit your requirements

Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation

Trekking and Cycling Tours in Sri Lanka – 07 nights
Active Sri Lanka tour rate will include,

  • Accommodation in mentioned hotels
  • Meals as per mentioned meal plans
  • Air conditioned transfers with an English speaking chauffeur guide
  • All mentioned activities and park entrance fees

Prices may vary plus/minus depending on the season

Places of visit during Trekking and Cycling Tours in Sri Lanka – 07 nights
Active Sri Lanka

  • Adam's Peak
  • Kirigalpoththa Mountains
  • Bambarakanda Waterfall

Key highlights of Trekking and Cycling Tours in Sri Lanka – 07 nights
Active Sri Lanka

Accommodation and meals during Trekking and Cycling Tours in Sri Lanka – 07 nights
Active Sri Lanka (For 2 Adults)

  • 1 night at Home Stay in Kandy on FB basis (Tree House)
  • 1 night at Mobile Tent Camp in Knuckles on FB basis (Mobile Tent)
  • 1 night at Home Stay in Kandy on HB basis (Tree House)
  • 2 nights at Slightly Chilled Guest House in Nallatanniya on BB basis (Double Room)
  • 1 night at Glennfall Reach in NuwaraEliya on BB basis (Deluxe Double Room)
  • 1 night at Remote Trekker’s Lodge in Ohiya on FB basis (Simple Homestay)