Explore Sri Lanka! Trekking Expedition (6 Nights 7 Days Itinerary)

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival – Piliyandala

Upon your arrival, our Chauffer will pick you at the Airport and transfer to Thotupola Lakeside Resort a lake front resort in Bolgoda. Bolgoda is the largest fresh water lake in Sri Lanka which spread over 400 sq.km, located approximately 40 km from Colombo. In the evening you will be able to have a walk in the village and experience their way of life while exposing to the local climatic conditions. Visit to the village temple, a fisher’s house, a village house will add value to your evening walk. Playing cricket with the local children will be another unique experience of your walk. A canoe ride in the Bolgoda Lake is also a possible activity in Thotupola Lakeside Resort where we could arrange on your request. Overnight stay at Thotupola Lakeside Resort.

Day 2: Piliyandala – Sinharaja

After an early breakfast, we will travel to Sinharaja Rainforest, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is regarded as a virgin rainforest and home for lot of birds including 20 endemics out of 34, reptiles, mammals, butterflies, freshwater fishes and lots of species of trees with a large proportion of those being indigenous to the country and some more specifically endemic to Sinharaja itself. Upon arrival to Sinharaja, we will check in at Martin’s Lodge for Lunch. After having lunch, we will start our forest exploration with the snacks and water. Back to the lodge after a memorable walk inside this virgin forest. Enjoy the dinner and overnight stay at Martin’s Lodge at the border of Sinharaja Rainforest.

Day 3: Sinharaja – Adam’s Peak

Today our destination will be Adam’s Peak which is known as Sri Pada in Sinhalese (Mountain of Sacred Footprint). Since the peak is crowned by the impression of a gigantic footprint, which is venerated by pilgrims of all religions. Buddhists pay homage to it as that of Lord Buddha, made during his third visit to the island; Hindus believe it was made by the Creative Dance of Siva; while Muslims and Christians believe it to be that of Adam, with Roman Catholics sometimes attributing it to St. Thomas. The best season for Adam’s Peak Hike is between full moon days of December & May and most of the pilgrimers are climb the mountain at night. During the off season (between full moon days of May & December) the night climbs are not possible and only the day climbs are operated and the weather is not good as in the season.
If you are travelling in the Adam’s Peak Season, we will spend more time in Sinharaja and start the climb around 5.00 pm and spend the time in the peak in Sleeping bags. If you are travelling in the off season, we will do this trek as a day climb and the climb starts early in the morning around 6.00 am.

Day 4: Adam’s Peak – Nuwara Eliya

We will witness the glorious sun rise from the top of the Adam’s Peak and trek down to Delhousie where we will meet our vehicle and transfer you to Nuwara Eliya. Check in at Avian Breeze. Reset of the day at leisure and you can explore the town on your own. Dinner and overnight stay at Avian Breeze.

Day 5: Nuwara Eliya – Horton Plains - Belihuloya

After an early breakfast we will proceed to Horton Plains National Park for a nature walk inside. Horton Plains (Maha Eliya) National Park is the national park which located in the highest altitude in Sri Lanka covered by montane grassland and cloud forest. Being the home for 24 species of mammals, 87 species of birds, 9 species of reptiles and 8 species of amphibians Horton Plains offers nature enthusiasts a remarkable experience. A large herd of Sri Lankan Sambar Deer roam the park and other mammal species found in the park include Kelaart's Long-clawed Shrews, Toque Macaques, Purple-faced Langurs, Rusty-spotted Cat, Sri Lankan Leopards, Wild boars, Stripe-necked Mongooses, Sri Lankan Spotted Chevrotains, Indian Muntjacs, and Grizzled Giant Squirrels.
This is the only National Park in Sri Lanka in which visitors are allowed to walk. We will visit the most attracting tourist destination in the Horton Plains, the 'Worlds End’ where the 2000 meters plateau comes to an abrupt end, plunging 700-1000 meters to the valley floor. The 'Little Worlds End' is another popular location, falling a mere 300 meters, along with Baker's fall which we will visit during our walk.
Back to the Park entrance and travel to Udaweriya and get ready for the second session of the day. From Udaweriya we will trek to Kalupahana via Bambarakanda Waterfall which is the highest in Sri Lanka. At Kalupahana we will get into the vehicle and proceed to Belihuloyda. Overnight stay at a camping site overlooking Samanalawewa Reservoir.

Day 6: Belihuloya - Negombo

After the breakfast we will have a nature trail along the Belihuloya river to experience the local village life and their living patterns. The highlights of this nature trail will some different kinds of agricultural systems; paddy & chaina cultivation. The trail ends at River Garden Resort where you will have a short break for snack and soft drinks. After the snacks we will proceed to Negombo which is a beach resort in the close proximity to the Airport. In the evening you are free to spend your time on the beach. Enjoy a Sea food dinner at your hotel and get ready for the following day’s departure.

Day 7: Negombo - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and leave for the Airport for fly back to your home or the next destination.

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