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Hill Country Hike

From £750 pp

Central Province, Sri Lanka

3 Nights

2-6

Hill Country Hike

What You'll Do

Sri Lanka’s hill country is truly beautiful. It has a variety of different ecosystems co-existing. From tea plantations, forests and spice plantations. On this trip we setup base at a beautiful colonial bungalow in the hills. From here we go on some guided walks and an amazing safari.

Experience
Highlights

Explore remote villages, small family farms, jungles and waterfalls

Help prepare and enjoy a local lunch

See which animals you can spot on a Safari

Your Local Host:

Prateeque

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I grew up in India, in Bangalore and after completing an engineering degree, I decided to not actually follow this path and chose to follow my passion of travel. I quickly got a job as an actual tour guide in the wonderful southern region of Kerala, India, for a few months and ended up staying for 2 years Read More

Experience Itinerary

Hike to Riverstone

Our hike starts from the remote Gammaduwa village. We start climbing uphill through pine forests and get onto the only trail to the extremely remote Kargastene village. This remote village is completely isolated and supports only a small farming family. From here the scenery completely changes and we hike across a large grass land for a few kilometres before heading back into the jungle. Our route crosses small reservoirs and streams before we reach the village of Puwakpitiya where we stop for lunch. A lunch that you will need to help cook! A nearby waterfall is a great place to go for a small swim before the next stretch of our arduous journey. From the village we need to climb through the forests to reach Riverston. Our path takes us through dense jungles that sometimes host elephants. We come out of the jungle in front of the famous Mini World’s End. The last stretch is on jeep trails up until the main road..
Accommodation: Sir John’s Bungalow
Meal Plan: Packed lunch. Dinner at the Hotel.

Manigala Hike

Today from our base at Riverstone we head to famed Manigala Rock. We start of on the village bus road before turning of onto smaller village back roads. We pass through bright green paddy fields. It is interesting to see paddy grown using the step farming or “Helmalu” method necessary in hilly areas. Our climb then takes us through the forests with a lot of small streams to cross. We then begin our climb to the top of Manigala Rock. From the top we can see the mighty Knuckles range which we will tackle the next day. After spending some time on the peak we begin our hike down back to our comfortable bungalow.
Accommodation: Sir John’s Bungalow
Meal Plan: Packed lunch. Breakfast and Dinner at the Hotel.

Safari at Wasgamuwa

Today we head to the famed Wasgamuwa National Park for a Safari. Around 150 – 250 Elephants are found in the Park, Wild Buffalo, Spotted Deer, Wild Boar, Sambhar, Crocodiles, Leopard, Sloth Bear and other animals of the 23 species of Mammals recorded.

143 species of birds (8 endemic), 17 species of reptiles (5 endemic), 17 species of Fishes (2 endemic), 50 species of Butterflies (9 endemic) are recorded at Wasgamuwa National Park.

Accommodation: Sir John’s Bungalow

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Dinner

  • 3 Nights Accommodation on DBL sharing basis on Half Board Basis
  • All transfers in AC vehicle with an English speaking guide
  • Site entrance fees
  • Guided fees