Rating in Sri Lanka
$ 2175

Highlands of Sri Lanka

Trekking  +  walking
Trekking + walking
min $ 2175
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Dambulla, Sigiriya, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Colombo
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 2175
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  • At a glance
  • Itinerary
  • What's included
  • Accom.details
  • Dates & prices

At a glance

Your chance to
Walk through rice paddy fields and tea plantations
At a glance
13 nights hotels, all en suite, 1 night full-service camping
Spend two weeks walking and exploring the delights of this diverse and inspiring island
Quiet trails lead up verdant mountainsides, passing through dense forests. The distinctive call of monkeys and the roaring of waterfalls punctuate the stillness between the remote villages in the hill country, not another walking boot or rucksack in sight.
Acclimatisation begins in Sigiriya with a visit to Lion Rock, quintessential to any Sri Lanka adventure. From here the trekking begins in earnest, through the untouched World Heritage conservation area of the Knuckles Mountain Range, past rice paddies and brushing the vibrant, emerald-green tea plantations of Dickoya. After this, the drama of the 1000m drop at World’s End will leave you awe-struck, and the summit of sacred Adam’s Peak (2243m) offers a challenge.
Walk profile
Daily distance in km/miles:

Day 2 6.0km/3.7miles
Day 3 15.0km/9.3miles
Day 4 14.0km/8.7miles
Day 6 6.0km/3.7miles
Day 7 14.0km/8.7miles
Day 9 7.0km/4.3miles
Day 10 12.0km/7.5miles
Day 12 5.0km/3.1miles


Number of days walking:
8
Pace:
Moderate: 5-6km/3-4miles an hour
Terrain:
Low altitude; good paths

Itinerary

Itinerary
1
Day 1
Start Dambulla.

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

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

4
Day 4
Walk through forests to Meemure, transfer to Orutota.

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

6
Day 6
Transfer to Dickoya; optional walk around the lake and tea plantations.

7
Day 7
Ascend Adams peak.

8
Day 8
To Nuwariya Eliya; optional walk and time to explore the town.

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

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

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

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

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

14
Day 14
To Galle; transfer to Colombo.

15
Day 15
End Colombo.

Guided Group
This is a small group guided holiday. The group is usually between 4 and 16 in size, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, in a couple or as friends together.
Activity level
You are moderately fit and possess a spirit of adventure. Some previous experience is required for most activity based trips.

What's included

What's included
All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 1 dinner
What's not included
Travel insurance

Accom.details

Accommodation details
Hotels & Camping
You will stay 13 nights in hotels all of which have en suite facilities; all hotels have twin bedded rooms with attached bathrooms. There will also be 1 night of full service camping. The tents have two camp beds with bedding. There is a toilet tent with sit down toilet and a shower tent. A cook team will prepare meals which are usually served outside.

Single supplements are available from GBP295 (not available for 3 nights)

Dates & prices

These are ‘land only’ prices which require you to book your own flights and join the rest of the group on Day 1 of the trip. For more information please see Trip Notes

Date Price excl. flights (pp) from
Sun 21 Aug 16 - Sun 04 Sep 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,075
Sun 09 Oct 16 - Sun 23 Oct 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,075
Sun 06 Nov 16 - Sun 20 Nov 16

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €1,925
Sun 01 Jan 17 - Sun 15 Jan 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,025
Sun 15 Jan 17 - Sun 29 Jan 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,025
Sun 05 Feb 17 - Sun 19 Feb 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,025
Sun 26 Feb 17 - Sun 12 Mar 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,025
Sun 26 Mar 17 - Sun 09 Apr 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,025
Sun 23 Jul 17 - Sun 06 Aug 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,025
Sun 20 Aug 17 - Sun 03 Sep 17

 

Price excl. flights (pp) from EUR €2,025
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Exodus
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Interesting facts
The best trekking and climbing routs in Greece - Mount Olympus

Who of us, when reading the Greek myths, would not dream to see the mountain awing the ancient Greeks? Even these days Mytikas’s (Mount Olympus’s modern name) peak can be rarely seen as it is almost always hidden behind the dense clouds. Due to this reason, the ancient people believed Mount Olympus to be the place of residence of Gods, unreachable and invisible to human. Mytikas means "nose" and takes the name from its shape reminding of a human’s nose. Every proud-hearted Greek should at least once ascend the mountain; it is almost a duty, an unwritten rule, so to say, and numerous Greeks, sometimes in big groups, often ascend the mountains without wearing any special shoes or helmets. 

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