Leisure Travel Sri Lanka has on offer this special tailor made tour for those who would like a bit of adventure in trekking & hiking, camping, water rafting and cave exploration. Visits to remote villages, hill Country, tea plantations, pristine forests, ancient cities, sacred temples, wildlife safaris at Minneriya in the hills and more if time permits.
Trekking & Hiking Sri Lanka 7 days
ARRIVAL COLOMBO Program for the day
Meet your chauffeur at the airport arrival lounge
Transfer to a hotel in Colombo
Your hotel for the night
Overnight Hotel Choice Budget: Cinnamon Red/Steurts by Cirus Standard: Cinnamon Lake side/Mt. Lavinia/Cinnamon Grand Luxury: Shangri-la/Hilton Colombo Meals: Breakfast
KITHULGALA/NALLATHANNIYA Program for the day
Proceed to Kithulgala for white water rafting
Do a jungle trek to a waterfall
Visit the Pre-historic Belilena cave
Lunch own arrangement
Proceed to Nallathanniya
Check into your hotel & relax
Overnight Hotel Choice Budget: Punsisi Resort, Grand Adams Peak Standard: The Farm Resort/The Argle Luxury: Dickoya by Jetwing Meals: Dinner/Packed breakfast 2:am
White water rafting at Kithulgala
Jungle trekking at Kithulgala
ADAMS PEAK/KANDY Watch a beautiful sunrise
Program for the day
Wake up 1:30 am
Packed breakfast is provided
Begin your steep climb to Adams peak at 2:00 am
Climb 5200 steps to the summit
Warm clothing needed as well
Watch the sunrise at the summit
Return to hotel & check out
Proceed to Kandy
Visit Damro Labookellie Tea factory
Lunch own arrangement
Check into hotel in Kandy
Visit sacred temple Kandy
Attend a cultural dance performance (Optional)
Return to hotel & relax
Overnight Hotel Choice: Budget: Hotel Suisse/Royal Kandyan Standard: Cinnamon Citadel/Amaya Hills Luxury: Golden Crown/Grand Kandyan Deluxe Tents: Eco Lodge Camping,Kandy
Adam’s Peak,commonly known as "Sri Pada (holy footprint)" to all Sri Lankans is a 2,243m (7,359 ft) mountain in the central highlands of Sri Lanka. Adams peak is a very important pilgrimage site that draws the attention of Buddhists, Hinduism muslims and christians, most of them attributing ownership of the footprint found on the summit. According to legend, Buddhists claim the footprint to be that of the Buddha. Hindus believe the footprint belongs to Lord Shiva and Christians consider the footprint to be that of the biblical Adam who was exiled from the garden of Eden. Muslims consider Sri Lanka as the original garden of Eden and that Adam set foot on this summit.
Kandy - Sri Lanka's hill capital. Once a stronghold of the Sinhala Kings, is a very beautiful town. It is 488 meters above sea level and next to Colombo is Sri Lanka's most visited place. The main attraction of this town is without doubt the golden roofed sacred temple where the tooth relic of the Buddha is enshrined. There are many shrines and temples in and around Kandy, showcasing rare paintings, frescoes, wood and stone carvings
KNUCKLES/TREKKING Enjoy an amazing pristine mountain trek Program for the day
Proceed to Knuckles mountain range
Start trekking at 9:30 am
Return to check into your hotel
Relax for the day
Overnight Hotel Choice Budget: Knuckles Barefoot Inn/Misty Bungalow Standard: Victorian Golf Resort/Serendib Signature Luxury: Simpson's Forest Hotel Meals: Dinner/Breakfast
Trekkers at Knuckles Mountain Range
Mountain range Hiker
Knuckles mountain range The name says it all. The mountain range looks like closed fists when looking from a distance. If you like tough trails then this location will please you. It is more exotic and less crowded. The knuckles range is virtually pristine and untouched. As you get closer you will notice the scenery changing from tropical conditions to cooler cloud forest, pigmy forests and verdant plateaus. A guide will accompany you depending your group size. During the rainy season the track can be slippery. Beware of blood sucking leeches lurking lurking around. As you trek you will pass through grasslands and tea plantations until you reach the plateau where you will be awe inspired by spectacular panoramic views of the valleys below. There is a hidden waterfall where you can bathe in crystal clear cool water.Your campsite is set in a pre-historic shelter in the thick jungle.
GAL OYA Meet with indigenous people (Optional) Program for the day
Proceed to Gal Oya National Park
En route visit indigenous settlement (Optional)
Visit ruins of Buddhangala Monastery (4th century BC) - Optional extra
Check into hotel in Gal Oya
Lunch at hotel (included)
Trek the Gal Oya national park
Observe wild elephants on lake
Climb monkey mountain
Return to your hotel & relax
Overnight Hotel Choice Budget: Charitha Rest/The Pin Fox Standard: Gal Oya Lodge Luxury: Mahoora Luxury Tent Gal Oya Meals: Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast
Monkey mountain Gal Oya
Buddhangala Ancient Monastery Ruins
The Buddhangala Monastery situated 7 km off Ampara remains hidden in the deep jungles in the kingdom of Digamulla during the reign of Prince Dighayu in the 4th century BC. You will see a new stupa built over the original stupa which held the remains of the two deciples of the buddha - Sariputha thero and Moggalana thero.
POLONNARUWA/SIGIRIYA Explore wildlife & a village trek Program for the day
Proceed to Polonnaruwa
Visit Polonnaruwa ruins
Do a wildlife safari at Minneriya
Do a village trek & Canoe Ride
Lunch at a village hut (included in price)
Check into your hotel & relax
Overnight Hotel Choice Budget: Sigiriya Village/Sorowwa Resort Standard: Amaya Lake/Habarana Village Luxury: Heritance Kandalama/Aliya Resort Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
Polonnaruwa - the capital of Sri Lanka dates back from 11th -13th century A.D. The monuments at Pollonaruwa have been well preserved. The circular relic house (Vata- da-ge) Lankathilaka, Thuparama, Royal Palace, Rankoth vihara and Galvihara with the beautiful rock-cut Buddha statues are amazing works of art.
DAY SEVEN - END OF TOUR
CLIMB SIGIRIYA ROCK Amazing panoramic views Program for the day
Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Visit Dambulla Cave Temple
Visit spice garden
Lunch own arrangement
Departure to Airport
Need to extend your stay? Let us know and we can arrange accommodation for you.
Sigiriya - The 5th century rock fortress is a world heritage listed site, built by King Kashyapa in (477-495 AD). The 'Lion Rock' as it is called is a citadel of great beauty rising 200meters from amidst the scrubs. Sigiriya was once a 70-hectare established fortress. Amoat, rampart, and extensive gardens including the much talked about water gardenssurround the base of this rock. You will see the world-renowned frescoes of the "Heavenly Maidens' of Sigiriya, sheltered along the rock wall which is approachable viaa spiral stairway. These frescoes are believed to be painted in earth pigments plastered on the wall. After decent continue your journey to Polonnaruwa.
Dambulla stands as an isolated rock mass 500ft high and a mile around the base. This rock temple dates back to the First Century BC. The caves of Dambulla sheltered the King Walagamba during his 14 years of exile from Anuradhapura. When he regained the throne he built the most magnificent of rock temples in Sri Lanka, at this site. You will see 157 statues and mural paintings.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
Accommodation on HB basis (Breakfast & Dinner)
Entrance fees as per itinerary
(White water rafting/ Kithulgala trekking / Belilena cave / Tooth temple / Kandy dance/Full day Knuckles trekking / Galoya national park / Polonnaruwa ancient city / Minneriya wildlife safari / Village tour / Sigiriya lion rock / Dambulla cave temple)
Transportation (02 Pax – A/C Car with English Speaking Chauffeur Guide)
Tips and gratuities.
Expenses of personal nature (Telephone calls, Laundry etc.)
Any items specifically not mentioned in the itinerary.
Video and Camera permits.
Lunch & Mineral water or other beverages.
Optional extras on pay as you go basis
Cancellation Policy (Based on hotel cancelation policy) 45 days prior to arrival, no cancellation is allowed. Important!!!!!!
The above Star classification is based on local industry standard & it’s not based on the International standards.
Price is based on 02 Pax.
Prices are net in USD/AUD/NZD and inclusive of applicable taxes as at date
Rates may change without a notice if a significant currency fluctuation , Fuel
Increase or Revision of taxes occurs
Rooms will be on availability & if in case if the said hotels are fully booked similar category accommodation will be reserved in the same location.
Need to Extend your stay. We can pre- arrange hotel reservations for you.
We have divided accommodation in to 3 categories. Budget-Standard-Luxury. Please select which option suits you best before confirming. Booking Terms: minimum 2 adults - maximum 16 adults.