At Leisure or Hike to Riverstone
Today your optional hike starts from the remote Gammaduwa village, in total it is around 12 km, winding along trails to an extremely remote village named Kargastene. Getting properly off the beaten track, you’ll then hike with a local guide across wide open grassland, before heading back into the jungle.
Stop at Puwakpitiya, a village with beautiful waterfall in the jungle, where you can swim and help to prepare a lunch of delicious, authentic Sri Lankan cuisine using fresh local ingredients. Your afternoon trek takes you to Riverstone, through jungle where elephants are often seen freely roaming.
Your guide can tailor the hike to your ability or how much you want to walk on the day so they can pre-plan your route.
In the afternoon you will return to your hotel to shower and relax after your amazing day of wonderful jungle trekking.
Alternatively you can spend the day at the tea plantation, 7 acres of land with glorious views where you can enjoy leisurely walks, and mountain biking on the trails, or join in the hands on tea making experience learning the secrets of how tea is grown, plucked, withered, rolled and oxidised on the plantation today, to make their own Monkeytail tea. You will learn the art of the connoisseur tea taster and how to distinguish the flavour and aroma of different teas.
Accommodation: Gammaduwa Bungalow – Superior room
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner