13 NIGHTS / 14 DAYS
With One Week of Unlimited Trekking Experience with Culture
Max 2 to 10 Persons


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Arrival in Colombo and transfer to Belihuloya Rest House or Elephant's Bungalow.  Five hours drive from the airport via coconut, rubber, pineapples plantations with mountain views.


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The trek starts from Belihuloya and we walk for about 6 hours in the village with rice fields and enter into a jungle with large trees. Birds and butterflies can be seen in the jungle.  We walk in the village with rice fields and vegetables.  We then go back into the jungle for an hour and climb to another village. We would walk through black pepper, cinnamon plantations and a few waterways.


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From Haldumulla, we go by vehicle for half an hour and then trek to Bambarakanda water falls, the highest fall in Sri Lanka through a path in the mountain with panoramic views.  Enjoy  a swim in a waterfall and trek via a tea plantation and the village to a bungalow in the tea plantation for an overnight stay.

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After breakfast, we we head through the Thangamalay Forest Reserve walking through various types of forests not experienced by everyday tourists.  Eucalyptus forest, pine forest & natural forest. Walk through the tea plantations of this beautiful hill country and see Sri Lanka at its best. Witness one of the most beautiful views of the north and the south during this  walk.  Overnight stay in Haputale.

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Tea Trails
Tea Trails
DAY 5 - THE TEA TRAILS TREKKING
The Tea Trails
Leave the hotel after breakfast. The tea trails is a walk for about five hours. It is a walk amidst a beautiful tea plantation with nice landscape and panoramic views.  The walk starts from Haputale and ends in Bandarawela.  A good experience to witness the high elevation tea country and the panorama that Sri Lanka can offer. Overnight stay in Bandarawela.

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Leave the hotel in the morning and trek in the villages through rice fields and vegetable gardens.  The trek is about five to six hours and at the end of the walk, we take the bus and drive to Nuwara Eliya for an overnight stay.

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After an early breakfast, leave for Kandy, on route visiting tea plantations and a tea factory to watch the process of turning the raw green leaf into the familiar dark product. From Peradeniya, walk to see the temples Hambacka and Gadaladaniya. In Kandy,
city tour, upper lake drive, Udawaththa Kelle nature reserve, sacred Temple of the Tooth relic, Royal Botanical Gardens, arts and crafts workshop, market and bazaar. Dinner and overnight stay in Kandy.

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The Knuckles Mountain Range lies in the north-east of the Kandy city. The range is characterized by its well known landscapes frequently covered by clouds. In addition to its aesthetic value, the range has a great tropical biodiversity and subject to the interest of scientists.
 
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Pollonnaruwa
Pollonnaruwa
DAY 11,12 – POLANNARUWA, SIGIRIYA


Visit to 5th century rock fortress of Sigiriya. A World Heritage Site, it is now one of Sri Lanka's major attractions rising two hundred meters from the jungle floor. The base is surrounded with extensive gardens, ramparts and a moat to protect the rock fortress. During our visit to this unique complex, we will see water gardens, ancient frescoes, the stone mirror wall and the lion platform.  For the fittest, a climb up to the summit!

Polannaruwa
 After breakfast at the hotel, we will do some sightseeing in Polonnaruwa, which was the 2nd capital city of Sri Lanka, built in the 11th and 12th centuries AD and which is a World Heritage Site. You can see the ruins of the Royal Palace, the Gal Viharaya - where 4 splendid statues of the Buddha in "Upright", "Sedentary" and "Recumbent" postures carved out of rock.  We would also see the Audience Hall, the Lotus Bath, king Parakramabahu's statue and the Parakrama Samudraya Lake built by King Parakramabahu the great. There are monuments of famous places of worship such as the the Watadage, the Galpotha, the Kiri Vehera and the remains of a former Tooth Relic.  Accommodation in Kassiyappa Lion Rock Hotel in Sigiriya.

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Pnnawela Elephant Orphanage
Pnnawela Elephant Orphanage
DAY 13 - DRIVE TO NEGOMBO

Visit the elephant orphanage en route at Pinnawela in time to watch the feeding of the baby elephants and then the rest of the herd bathing in the river. The herd normally numbers no less than 50 elephants ranging from small babies to hefty adults.  Enjoy the Beach in Negombo.

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Transfer to the airport

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