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Highlands of Sri Lanka tour
Nature & Wildlife Hiking Highlands of Sri Lanka package

Highlands of Sri Lanka

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
16 days
From: $ 2,449 $ 153 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Walking through rice paddy fields and tea plantations
  • Exploring parts of Sri Lanka rarely seen by other Westerners
  • Visit the beautiful lakeside town of Kandy
  • Sunrise on Adams Peak (except between May-November)
  • Searching for a Leopard in Yala National Park
  • Maldives extension available

Short Description

Behind the dazzling beauty of Sri Lanka’s world famous beaches is an island of lush jungle, spice gardens, ancient Buddhist temples and an abundance of wildlife - all of which makes for a unique trekking experience. Our adventure begins in Sigiriya with a visit to the stunning Lion Rock. From here the trekking begins in earnest, through the unspoilt World Heritage conservation area of the Knuckles Mountain Range, past rice paddies and brushing the vibrant, emerald-green tea plantations of Dickoya. After this we tackle the challenging Adam's Peak (2243m) and then enjoy the spectacular 1000m cliff drop of World's End.A combination of walking and exploring the delights of this diverse island

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City Dambulla
End City Colombo

Destinations

Sri Lanka

Cities & Attractions

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Age Requirement

16

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Trip Includes

  •  All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 1 dinner included
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

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Itinerary

Flight Inclusive

Day 1 Depart London.

Flights usually depart London in the evening. **

Day 2 Arrive Colombo and transfer to Dambulla.

The group flight arrives at Colombo's Katunake Airport and we transfer to our hotel at Dambulla (160km, 4hrs drive). Those not flying with the group can meet us at the hotel or the airport in time for the transfer. *Pelwehera Village Resort or similar*

Day 3 Visit Dambulla Caves, village walk towards Sigiriya; afternoon visit to Lion Rock Fortress.

After breakfast we visit the magnificent Cave Temple at Dambulla, one of the most impressive sights in Sri Lanka. There are colourful and very well preserved paintings and statues of Buddha inside the caves, which date back to the 1st century BC. We then have a short, gentle, warm up walk which takes us through villages and rice paddies and on towards Sigiriya, where we have lunch. In the afternoon we visit the imposing 5th century rock fortress, which rises 180m from the plains overlooking the surrounding countryside giving far-reaching views. Used as a safe haven from invaders, the route to the top is up a series of steep steps and gangways. From the base, where a moat surrounds impressive water gardens, we ascend 200m and pass an overhanging rock under which superb portraits of native maidens holding flowers and temple offerings still adorn the walls. Crowning the flat-topped summit are extensive remains of the King's Summer Palace from where there are breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The descent is much easier and we have a final 35 minute drive back to our hotel in Dambulla. Approximate walking distance 6km. Alt. gain 395m, Alt. loss 395m *Pelwehera Village Resort or similar*

Day 4 Drive to Illukkumbura; walk the Manigala Trail in the Knuckles Range.

The next two days takes us across the famous Knuckles Mountain Range. We start early with a three hour drive to the start of our walk, from where we begin with an easy descent past rice paddies and through the villages of Pitawala Patana and Etanwala. Descending to the river we cross a small bridge and start to climb up through more farmland. Finally emerging at the top of an escarpment we are rewarded with great views of the surrounding countryside. An easy trail takes us along the top of the escarpment to Manigala Top at 1115m, the high point of today. Next we descend to the Mahalakotuwa village area which leads to the main road and then it’s a 20 minute walk to our campsite by the river where we can bathe in the cool, refreshing water. Today is the longest walk and is approx. 7 hours walking, 15KM, Alt gain 900m, alt loss 100mAlt. gain 240m, Alt. loss 450m (Please note – occasionally due to high water levels we use an alternative campsite. The alternative campsite is about 40 minutes’ drive from Illikumbura). *Camping at Knuckles with Eco Team or similar*

Day 5 Walk through forests to Meemure; transfer to Orutota

We begin with a short half hour drive to the Narangamuwa Temple at Ranamuregama. We then pass rice paddies and coconut groves before entering a heavily forested area. The trail climbs gently for an hour and then levels out before undulating though this lush forest. The only sound we can hear is the birdsong all around us. Emerging from the forest in the village of Meemure, make sure to look back for a spectacular view of the peaks of Lakegala. Passing farms growing pepper and other spices, we come to a small tea shop where we have lunch. After lunch, we take a truck or rickshaws for a bumpy 90-minute ride to Corbetts Gap, a famous viewpoint. Our bus will meet us here for the 1.5hr drive to our hotel at Orutota overlooking the Victoria Reservoir. *Oruthota Chalets or similar*

Day 6 To Kandy; visit the Temple of the Tooth.

A relaxing morning to enjoy the garden and pool at the hotel. Mid-morning we have a short 18km drive to Kandy and have the afternoon to explore. The town is located around a small lake and we can walk round to hopefully spot several varieties of water birds and large water monitors. Later we visit the Temple of the Tooth, which houses Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist relic - The Tooth of Buddha, which was taken from the funeral pyre in India in 543 BC and only found its way to Sri Lanka in the 4th century AD. There are literally hundreds of worshippers who visit the temple each day and in July/August the most spectacular ceremony takes place. *Hotel Hilltop or Royal Kandyan or similar*

Day 7-8 Ascend Adams Peak (2243m).

This morning we drive to Dickoya (3 hours), where we stay for two nights in simple colonial tea planters bungalows, with wonderful view of the Castlereagh Reservoir. On a clear day we can see the outline of Adams Peak in the distance. In the pilgrim season (December-May) we have the day to relax or you can take a short walk around the lake (approx. 6km). We leave around midnight for the walk up Adams Peak (approx. 14km). This will take around 4 hours and we should reach the top, with the many pilgrims at sunrise. In the off season (May – November) we spend Day 6 (Day 7 Ex London) at Dickoya and can walk around the lake and on Day 7 (Day 8 Ex London) we will climb Adams Peak during daylight hours. Total accent 1211m, decent, the same. (Day 6: B) (Day 7: B,L) *Glencarin Bungalows or similar*

Day 9 Drive to Nuwara Eliya; optional walk to explore the town

This morning we have a wonderful drive through tea plantation districts to Nuwara Eliya. This was the favourite hill station during the British era, situated in the cool highland air at 1890m and has a very British feel. Known locally as 'Little England' it is dotted with British style houses, hotels and a racecourse. There will be an optional walk into the hills around the town and also time to explore the bazaar. *Windsor Hotel or similar*

Day 10 Early morning to Horton Plains; walk to World's End viewpoint; to Ella by train.

Today we drive to Horton Plains, a large plateau over 2,000m above sea level, overlooked by the second and third highest peaks in Sri Lanka. The scenery is beautiful and is best explored on foot. We trek through the rolling grasslands, seeing forest and unusual wildlife, such as the sambar deer and purple faced monkey, all the way to 'World's End', one of the most stunning sights in Sri Lanka. Here the ground drops 1050m to the plains below. We then catch the train from the highest railway station in the country; within two hours we’ve dropped from 1889m to 1097m. The train travels through the cloud forest into the tea plantations, the views are spectacular; we disembark at Ella. *Hotel Country Comfort or similar*

Day 11 Daywalk around Ella; visit the Ravana Waterfalls and Ella Gap.

We drive to Kithalaella and climb up to a rocky area to enjoy stunning views of the waterfalls. Continuing on to Ella Gap, we have dramatic views of the coastal plain nearly 1,000m below. Almost the whole of the southern part of the island is in view and on a particularly clear day the shimmering silver of the ocean is visible (approx. 12km walk). We return in the late afternoon to our hotel in Ella. *Hotel Country Comfort or similar*

Day 12 Drive to Yala National Park; afternoon game drive.

We now head south out of the hills to Tissamaharama down the plains stopping en route to visit the spectacular Ravana Waterfalls as well as the Kataragama Temple. This is a pilgrimage place for both Hindus and Buddhists, who come to worship here in the early mornings and evenings. Colourful and noisy, the temple is always busy. Tissamaharama will be our base for visiting Yala National Park. Its open undulating terrain made it famous for elephants for many years, but recently the park has become well known for leopard. The park, which is primarily shrub jungle with several salt and fresh water lagoons, has one of the highest concentrations of leopard per square kilometre in the world. We will have a game drive in the afternoon. (Please note that the sanctuary may be closed for 4-6 weeks from September to October allowing the park authorities to check the animals. In this instance we will go to an alternative area close by, usually the Udawalawe National Park). *Chandrika Hotel or similar*

Day 13 Visit Kataragama Temple and walk around Tissamaharama lake; transfer to the coast.

This morning we drive to the beautiful Tissamaharama Lake where we walk for approximately 3.5 hours (approx. 5km). This is an opportunity to see the day to day life of the local people as well as a range of birdlife. In the late afternoon we drive for approximately 4 hours to the coast. *Insight Resort or similar*

Day 14 Free day to relax on the beach or optional activities including whale watching (Nov to April).

Free day to relax on the beach or by the pool. There are also numerous optional activities including a boat ride through mangrove swamps to a cinnamon plantation, or from November to April you can go whale watching off Dondra Head. This is one of the best places in the world for seeing Blue and Sperm whales. *Insight Resort or similar*

Day 15 To Galle; transfer to Colombo.

We set off today and drive along the coastal road to the historic port of Galle, which dates back to the 17th century, and now a UNESCO world heritage site. On the way we stop at a small folk museum inspired by the local writer Martin Wickramasinghe. The museum is a typical house from the Koggala region and is set amongst beautiful gardens. We continue along the expressway to Colombo reaching our hotel in the late afternoon (the drives takes around 2-3 hours, plus stops). *Hotel Mirage or similar*

Day 16 Fly to London.

If you are travelling on the group flight we will have a morning transfer to the airport for the daytime flight to London. The arrangements for those not flying with the group ends after breakfast. **



Land Only

Day 1 Start Dambulla.

The group flight arrives at Colombo's Katunake Airport and we transfer to our hotel at Dambulla (160km, 4hrs drive). Those not flying with the group can meet us at the hotel or the airport in time for the transfer.Please be aware if you are meeting the group at the airport for a transfer you might need to purchase a ticket outside to enter the arrivals hall. *Pelwehera Village Resort or similar*

Day 2 Visit Dambulla Caves, village walk towards Sigiriya; afternoon visit to Lion Rock Fortress.

After breakfast we visit the magnificent Cave Temple at Dambulla, one of the most impressive sights in Sri Lanka. There are colourful and very well preserved paintings and statues of Buddha inside the caves, which date back to the 1st century BC. We then have a short, gentle, warm up walk which takes us through villages and rice paddies and on towards Sigiriya, where we have lunch. In the afternoon we visit the imposing 5th century rock fortress, which rises 180m from the plains overlooking the surrounding countryside giving far-reaching views. Used as a safe haven from invaders, the route to the top is up a series of steep steps and gangways. From the base, where a moat surrounds impressive water gardens, we ascend 200m and pass an overhanging rock under which superb portraits of native maidens holding flowers and temple offerings still adorn the walls. Crowning the flat-topped summit are extensive remains of the King's Summer Palace from where there are breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. The descent is much easier and we have a final 35 minute drive back to our hotel in Dambulla. Approximate walking distance 6km. Alt. gain 395m, Alt. loss 395m *Pelwehera Village Resort or similar*

Day 3 Drive to Illukkumbura; walk the Manigala Trail in the Knuckles Range.

The next two days takes us across the famous Knuckles Mountain Range. We start early with a three hour drive to the start of our walk, from where we begin with an easy descent past rice paddies and through the villages of Pitawala Patana and Etanwala. Descending to the river we cross a small bridge and start to climb up through more farmland. Finally emerging at the top of an escarpment we are rewarded with great views of the surrounding countryside. An easy trail takes us along the top of the escarpment to Manigala Top at 1115m, the high point of today. Next we descend to the Mahalakotuwa village area which leads to the main road and then it’s a 20 minute walk to our campsite by the river where we can bathe in the cool, refreshing water. Today is the longest walk and is approx. 7 hours walking, 15KM, Alt gain 900m, alt loss 100mAlt. gain 240m, Alt. loss 450m (Please note – occasionally due to high water levels we use an alternative campsite. The alternative campsite is about 40 minutes’ drive from Illikumbura). *Camping at Knuckles with Eco Team or similar*

Day 4 Walk through forests to Meemure; transfer to Orutota

We begin with a short half hour drive to the Narangamuwa Temple at Ranamuregama. We then pass rice paddies and coconut groves before entering a heavily forested area. The trail climbs gently for an hour and then levels out before undulating though this lush forest. The only sound we can hear is the birdsong all around us. Emerging from the forest in the village of Meemure, make sure to look back for a spectacular view of the peaks of Lakegala. Passing farms growing pepper and other spices, we come to a small tea shop where we have lunch. After lunch, we take a truck or rickshaws for a bumpy 90-minute ride to Corbetts Gap, a famous viewpoint. Our bus will meet us here for the 1.5hr drive to our hotel at Orutota overlooking the Victoria Reservoir. *Oruthota Chalets or similar*

Day 5 To Kandy; visit the Temple of the Tooth.

A relaxing morning to enjoy the garden and pool at the hotel. Mid-morning we have a short 18km drive to Kandy and have the afternoon to explore. The town is located around a small lake and we can walk round to hopefully spot several varieties of water birds and large water monitors. Later we visit the Temple of the Tooth, which houses Sri Lanka's most important Buddhist relic - The Tooth of Buddha, which was taken from the funeral pyre in India in 543 BC and only found its way to Sri Lanka in the 4th century AD. There are literally hundreds of worshippers who visit the temple each day and in July/August the most spectacular ceremony takes place. *Hotel Hilltop or Royal Kandyan or similar*

Day 6-7 Ascend Adams Peak (2243m).

This morning we drive to Dickoya (3 hours), where we stay for two nights in simple colonial tea planters bungalows, with wonderful view of the Castlereagh Reservoir. On a clear day we can see the outline of Adams Peak in the distance. In the pilgrim season (December-May) we have the day to relax or you can take a short walk around the lake (approx. 6km). We leave around midnight for the walk up Adams Peak (approx. 14km). This will take around 4 hours and we should reach the top, with the many pilgrims at sunrise. In the off season (May – November) we spend Day 6 (Day 7 Ex London) at Dickoya and can walk around the lake and on Day 7 (Day 8 Ex London) we will climb Adams Peak during daylight hours. Total accent 1211m, decent, the same. (Day 6: B) (Day 7: B,L) *Glencarin Bungalows or similar*

Day 8 Drive to Nuwara Eliya; optional walk to explore the town

This morning we have a wonderful drive through tea plantation districts to Nuwara Eliya. This was the favourite hill station during the British era, situated in the cool highland air at 1890m and has a very British feel. Known locally as 'Little England' it is dotted with British style houses, hotels and a racecourse. There will be an optional walk into the hills around the town and also time to explore the bazaar. *Windsor Hotel or similar*

Day 9 Early morning to Horton Plains; walk to World's End viewpoint; to Ella by train.

Today we drive to Horton Plains, a large plateau over 2,000m above sea level, overlooked by the second and third highest peaks in Sri Lanka. The scenery is beautiful and is best explored on foot. We trek through the rolling grasslands, seeing forest and unusual wildlife, such as the sambar deer and purple faced monkey, all the way to 'World's End', one of the most stunning sights in Sri Lanka. Here the ground drops 1050m to the plains below. We then catch the train from the highest railway station in the country; within two hours we’ve dropped from 1889m to 1097m. The train travels through the cloud forest into the tea plantations, the views are spectacular; we disembark at Ella. *Hotel Country Comfort or similar*

Day 10 Daywalk around Ella; visit the Ravana Waterfalls and Ella Gap.

We drive to Kithalaella and climb up to a rocky area to enjoy stunning views of the waterfalls. Continuing on to Ella Gap, we have dramatic views of the coastal plain nearly 1,000m below. Almost the whole of the southern part of the island is in view and on a particularly clear day the shimmering silver of the ocean is visible (approx. 12km walk). We return in the late afternoon to our hotel in Ella. *Hotel Country Comfort or similar*

Day 11 Drive to Yala National Park; afternoon game drive.

We now head south out of the hills to Tissamaharama down the plains stopping en route to visit the spectacular Ravana Waterfalls as well as the Kataragama Temple. This is a pilgrimage place for both Hindus and Buddhists, who come to worship here in the early mornings and evenings. Colourful and noisy, the temple is always busy. Tissamaharama will be our base for visiting Yala National Park. Its open undulating terrain made it famous for elephants for many years, but recently the park has become well known for leopard. The park, which is primarily shrub jungle with several salt and fresh water lagoons, has one of the highest concentrations of leopard per square kilometre in the world. We will have a game drive in the afternoon. (Please note that the sanctuary may be closed for 4-6 weeks from September to October allowing the park authorities to check the animals. In this instance we will go to an alternative area close by, usually the Udawalawe National Park). *Chandrika Hotel or similar*

Day 12 Visit Kataragama Temple and walk around Tissamaharama lake; transfer to the coast.

This morning we drive to the beautiful Tissamaharama Lake where we walk for approximately 3.5 hours (approx. 5km). This is an opportunity to see the day to day life of the local people as well as a range of birdlife. In the late afternoon we drive for approximately 4 hours to the coast. *Insight Resort or similar*

Day 13 Free day to relax on the beach or optional activities including whale watching (Nov to April).

Free day to relax on the beach or by the pool. There are also numerous optional activities including a boat ride through mangrove swamps to a cinnamon plantation, or from November to April you can go whale watching off Dondra Head. This is one of the best places in the world for seeing Blue and Sperm whales. *Insight Resort or similar*

Day 14 To Galle; transfer to Colombo.

We set off today and drive along the coastal road to the historic port of Galle, which dates back to the 17th century, and now a UNESCO world heritage site. On the way we stop at a small folk museum inspired by the local writer Martin Wickramasinghe. The museum is a typical house from the Koggala region and is set amongst beautiful gardens. We continue along the expressway to Colombo reaching our hotel in the late afternoon (the drives takes around 2-3 hours, plus stops). *Hotel Mirage or similar*

Day 15 End Colombo.

If you are travelling on the group flight we will have a morning transfer to the airport for the daytime flight to London. The arrangements for those not flying with the group ends after breakfast. **

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Great trip!

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A thoroughly enjoyable and well planned trip. Our guide Sujan was great.
Hotels of good standard. Good bunch of people.
Seeing the devotion of old people climbing Adam's Peak.


Excellent, very amusing.


Wear socks on temple visits to avoid burnt feet. Leeches are a problem, wear
leech socks (£20) or poly bags inside your boots (free).


Camping was disappointing (and I do a lot of camping). I would have liked to
have included Anuradhapura and Polonnawura and instead miss out on the day
spent hanging around a (wet) tea planter's bungalow after the Adams Peak
climb. We were in Galle during the Buddhist New Year and museums/churches
were closed.


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Highlands of Sri Lanka walking tour

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Two weeks walking tour in Sri Lank. through cultural hotspots, mountain
ranges, tea plantations, national parks. An excellent programme for a first
discovery of the Country, its traditions, its people and its wildlife.
I particularly enjoyed the trekkings in the Knuckles Ranges, but found
extremely interessing as well the atmosphere of the Temple of the Tooth in
Candy and the train journey from Ella to Badulla. Most pleasant place to
stroll and relax definitely Galle.


Sujeewa, our team leader has been truly excellent: very knowledgeable on
subjects as different as Wildlife, history, traditional handicrafting. He has
also been extremely nice to all of us, attentionate and helpful as well as an
excellent organiser.


It is a very good tour for thos who want to discover a wide range of aspects
of Sri Lanka. Walking is an integral part of the trip but not overwelming on
other activities such as cultural visits etc.


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Highlands of Sri Lanka

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Good walking and sight seeing and experience of Sri Lanka. Adequate/good
hotels.
Seeing the leopard in Yala national park.
Staying in tea plantation bungalow.
Walk to Ella Rock and Little Adams Peak.


Sujan- very knowledgeable, friendly, calm and experienced.
Could pronounce place names slower please and clearer and talk about only one
day at a time to avoid confusion.


Take socks for hot temple courtyards, ear plugs for occasional noisy air
conditioning. Beware of hot spicy food, including salad and soup, test
everything before you eat. But the curried meat is often mild, the heat is in
the sauce.


Adams Peak was so crowded as to be dangerous. The top half was inaccessible
owing to numbers of people. NKAR should have known this. A big
disappointment.
2.5 hours in jeep on Knuckles with sideways seats and no seat belts, being
thrown about on a road that was barely servicable was not a good experience.
Why change hotels in Kandy - unnecessary.
Why go to a hotel in Colombo when we did not see the town? Stay near airport?
Walking round Kandy lake horrid and polluted when beside road. Only temple
side of lake is enjoyable.
Horton Plains disappointing-crowded with noisy people and so no wildlife.
Rethink!


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Highlands of Sri Lanka

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A wonderful experience in a beautiful country.
The welcoming smiles of the Sri Lankan people.


Sujee was excellent - caring, helpful and knowledgeable with a passion for
his country. Nothing was too much trouble for him or his team and they were a
team who worked really well together.


Take an umbrella as well as a sunhat!


No.


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Highlands of sri lanka

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A totally encompassing experience. Sujee the guide shared many different
aspects of such a wonderful country. Not always easy =as in walking in the
rain with leeches(leech socks were invaluable!). We saw many beautiful and
diverse places, animals and met very friendly and hospitable people.
It was great to see the wildlife in their natural habitat. Elephants and blue
whales to monkeys and colourful birds.
The people were so kind.
Landscape/scenery varied and beautiful throughout.


Very good. Kind. Knowledgeable. Sense of humour.


Take leech socks, deet, waterproofs, umbrella.


The food was excellent.
One problem with jewellery that I bought at the gem factory which is
hopefully being resolved.


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This was one of the best trips I have ever done. The country was beautiful
and very varied with excellent walking. The superb local and historical
knowledge of our extremely friendly and able guide Ruwan made the trip come
alive and he introduced us to many local people all of whom were incredibly
friendly and warm. The local food was delicious and the locations well chosen
The friendliness of the tea plantation workers who are among the poorest in
Sri Lanka, and an elephant blocking the road on one of our trips


Couldn't have been better. A really lovely intelligent and capable man


Go! Take mosquito repellant


the repellant on your boots makes leech socks unnecessary. nobody used them


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Group Size:

Small Group - 24 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 16

Age Notes

Min. Age: 16

Additional Information:

  • 13 nights hotels, all en suite, 1 night full-service camping
  • 8 full and half-day walks
  • Full porterage throughout
  • Maximum altitude 2243m

Trip ID#:

exodus-TGY

Meals Included:

Dinner: All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 1 dinner is included. We suggest allowing about GBP10-15 (approx. . USD16-24) per day for all other meals and drinks. Sri Lankan cuisine is a fascinating reflection of the island’s heritage; there is a unique fusion of fresh local produce with spices brought to the island over the centuries by Malays, Arabs, Indians as well as the Dutch, Portuguese and English. Despite (or perhaps because of) these influences, Sri Lankan cuisine is often referred to as simply ‘Rice and Curry’. This is the staple dish in most restaurants and is usually a serving of rice accompanied by assorted meat and vegetable curries as well as various pickles, ‘sambols,’ and a handful of tiny poppadum’s – all using the contrasting flavours of coconut, chilli, curry leaves, cinnamon and garlic. Vegetarians are well catered for but please inform us before departure of any special dietary requests. Please note that in Sri Lanka the availability of certain products is minimal or non-existent, for example wheat or dairy-free. Please be prepared for this and you may need to bring these from home. Spicier food can be avoided easily and lots of the hotels will serve Western options alongside traditional food. Drinking water is provided in large containers where available so you need only bring a re-usable bottle to top up along the way.

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